Travis County

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council tries for changes in Secure Communities

City Council members Thursday instructed city staff to make a series of changes to a proposed interlocal agreement the City of Austin holds with Travis County for prisoner booking services. If county officials agree to the changes, the cumulative effect…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Reporters Notebook: Campaign cash still flowing

Adler raises $100K the first day after the election … The election judges hadn’t even caught up on their sleep yet Thursday when mayoral candidate Steve Adler began indulging in a little financial chest-thumping. Adler’s campaign announced that he raised…

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Mark Richardson

County seeks study to verify office complex budget

Travis County Commissioners are asking for a second opinion on whether the budget to construct a planned office complex at 416 West 11th St. is realistic, or whether they should put the project back out for bids. The initial budget…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Eckhardt, Shea, Gomez win Travis County seats

There were no surprises Tuesday in the elections for the Travis County Commissioners Court. Sarah Eckhardt handily defeated Republican Mike McNamara for County Judge by about a 2-1 margin. In Precinct 2, Brigid Shea defeated Republican Raymond Frank, also by…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Report: County jail needs better medical facilities

Travis County‚Äôs correctional facilities have an adequate number of beds to handle its jail’s projected population for the next two decades, but current facilities for inmates with medical and mental health needs are acutely inadequate. That was among the key…

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