Travis County

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners delay action on DA’s office complex

Two absences at the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday forced a delay on a decision over a building to house the district attorney’s office. Commissioners Ron Davis and Gerald Daugherty were not on the dais, leaving a three-person quorum…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Michael Kanin
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TipSheet: Travis County Commissioners Court, 2.17

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 hosts a copy at its website. Items of interest include: 4. Receive…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

County Commissioners maintain toll appointment

An ordinary appointment to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board of Directors during Monday’s Travis County Commissioner Court meeting turned into a debate over transparency and the economic burden of toll roads. Commissioners voted 4-0, with one abstention, to…

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners hear TCAD, legislative issues

Property tax relief is high on the agenda for the Texas Legislature this session, and Travis County is getting its ducks in a row to follow the issue over the next few months. Along that line, it heard updates from…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Gene Davis

Suicides highlight rift between EMS staff, managers

A second suicide by an Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services first responder within the past seven months has heightened visible tensions between the department’s leadership and its employees. And while multiple EMS first responders took to Facebook earlier this month…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Travis County revives Bicycle Safety Task Force

Travis County is looking to revive its Bicycle Safety Task Force, which has been dormant since before voters approved funding for bicycle safety projecta in a 2011 bond election. The task force — which is getting several new stakeholders and…

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