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Tag Archives: Gerald Daugherty

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Daugherty, the odd man out, finds ways to make it work (mostly)

Commissioner Gerald Daugherty is the only Republican on the Travis County Commissioners Court, but as long as that body maintains its track record of financial prudence, he’s okay with that.In 2017, the court lowered the county’s property tax rate, the…

Friday, January 6, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Daugherty, policy-obsessed viral sensation, starts fourth term with broad agenda

In October, Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty shot to international viral fame thanks to a campaign ad that sold him as an unmitigated policy geek. And based on his outlook for 2017, that was no act.In an interview with the…

Monday, October 10, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Campaigns, opinions, etc.

Locals vs. State Legislators… In case you missed it, The Texas Tribune has posted audio from most of its 2016 Texas Tribune Festival panels. Mayor Steve Adler managed to score a seat on one of the panels, “Rideshare’s Road Forward,” talking…

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Daugherty seeks reelection

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty has announced that he will seek a fourth term in office.Breaking weeks of suspense, the only Republican on the Commissioners Court revealed his plans in an email blast sent out just after midnight on Wednesday…

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

TravCo to study Hamilton Pool Road improvements

Travis County Commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward potentially adding big changes to a section of Hamilton Pool Road, despite some opposition from area residents.At the end of their regular voting session, commissioners unanimously agreed to award $530,000 to…

Friday, October 3, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Reporters Notebook

Hey, it’s our med school, so it must be our sky bridge … Central Health is all for the proposed sky bridge between the new medical school at Seton Medical Center and an associated parking garage, as long as there’s…

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis County Commissioners scold Capital Metro for lack of services

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking $160,000 annually in Travis County money to establish a flex bus route in East Austin, Vice President Todd Hemingson told Travis County Commissioners Tuesday. However, County Commissioners did not receive the news, or…

Monday, July 14, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis County approves accessible parking awareness campaign

In an attempt to cut back on the 2,100 citations issued for violating parking reserved for the disabled by the Pct. 5 Constable’s Office last year, the Travis County Commissioner’s Court unanimously gave the go-ahead for a countywide accessible parking…

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis County Commissioners approve Growth Guidance Guide

After voicing their concerns Tuesday afternoon, members of the Travis County Commissioners Court approved by a 3-1 vote the next step for a land, water and transportation plan that’s been two years in the making.The County’s Transportation and Natural Resources…

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

District Attorney tells Commissioners new law adding to workload

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg asked the Travis County Commissioner’s Court Tuesday for extra funding to help manage attorney workloads under the state’s new Michael Morton Act.   The act, passed by the Texas Legislature during the 2013 session, requires all…

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Travis County seeks new way to appoint attorneys for poor defendants

Travis County is considering revamping its system to assign court-appointed attorneys. For years, its system was a model for defending the poor. But now, judges and staff are looking west for a new model to adapt to the county’s needs,…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

SH45 SW opponents say roadway would cause damage to aquifer

State officials expect to have an environmental impact study of the proposed four-lane State Highway 45 Southwest ready for public review within the next two months. Challengers of the toll road plan say it would expose the Barton Springs zone…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Travis Commissioners vote to spend $15 million on SH45 SW

The Travis County Commissioners Court approved spending $15 million in county funds Tuesday toward a plan to extend the southwest portion of State Highway 45 from the end of MoPac Boulevard to FM 1626. The vote fulfilled Travis County’s part…

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Jo Clifton

SOS files criminal charge against Daugherty over SH45 SW information

Bill Bunch, executive director of the Save Our Springs Alliance, filed a criminal complaint Monday against Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty. The complaint signed by Bunch was filed on behalf of SOS with County Attorney David Escamilla.   SOS alleges…

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

SH45 Southwest gaining steam with federal funding removal

The construction of State Highway 45 Southwest could come sooner rather than later, bypassing lengthy, stringent federal reviews, now that CAMPO, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, has stripped the $100 million project of federal funding. Without federal dollars, the…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners finally endorse SH45 SW

Many of the same Austinites made the same arguments they’ve made for decades, but this time, the result was different. At the behest of Pct. 3’s Gerald Daugherty, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday endorsed construction of the controversial…

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