Travis County

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

TravCo bond talk takes explosive turn

Travis County is quietly but quickly approaching a major deadline in its runup to a potential 2017 bond referendum and if Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting was any indication, members of both the court and a citizens advisory council are deeply…

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Key justice programs survive fight between county, governor

Crucial county programs that lost funding over a row with Gov. Greg Abbott will be able to stay online through at least October thanks to some deep budgetary scouring.On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a proposed package of…

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

County undaunted in North Campus planning

True to the word of staff and elected officials, Travis County is moving ahead with plans for a mixed-use development that unexpectedly came up short in a competition for state funding.Last Tuesday, April 18, Economic & Strategic Planning Director Mark…

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 4.25.2017

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office posts a copy at its website.7. Consider and take appropriate action on…

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court approves 20-year vision for juvenile justice complex

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday on a plan that could expand the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center at an estimated initial cost of $73.3 million.The court unanimously approved the Juvenile Probation Master Plan, a lengthy document that maps out…

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Travis County DA announces not all police shootings will go before grand jury

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office will no longer bring all police shooting cases before a grand jury. Flanked by representatives of the local NAACP, police union and the Austin Police Department, District Attorney Margaret Moore announced the changes –…

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