Tag Archives: Travis County Commissioners Court

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Current long-term plans do nothing to improve Austin’s I-35 headaches

Current long-term plans – such as the 2035 CAMPO Transportation Plan – will do little more than maintain the current level of traffic bottlenecks on Interstate 35 and won’t take enough vehicles off the road to significantly cut commute times,…

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Mark Richardson

County finds just $4.3 million to buy flood-ravaged homes

Travis County officials say they have searched their budgets, bond programs and possibly even the couch cushions to come up with $4.3 million to buy out damaged and destroyed homes from the Halloween floods.   But it will be another…

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP cites density issues in denying planned Steiner Ranch project

The last residential project proposed for the Steiner Ranch development failed to win over a concerned Zoning and Platting Commission last month.   “It’s like we’re holding this hostage, and that’s really not appropriate… (But) I don’t want to read…

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Mark Richardson

County official says damage from Halloween flood likely underestimated

A Travis County official says that estimates of the damage from the Halloween flood may have been “grossly underestimated,” and further examination of the damage could bring the total high enough to trigger federal aid.   Travis County Emergency Management…

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners add $1 million to child care program

Travis County Commissioners have approved investing an additional $1 million over the next two years to bolster early childhood programs, particularly those offering child care for low-income families.   Commissioners approved a two-part plan that will change the procurement process…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners vote to move heritage tree for road expansion

After assurances that the state would pay for most of the cost, Travis County Commissioners voted Tuesday to remove and transplant a 30-inch Heritage Oak tree standing in the way of an expansion of Frate Barker Road in South Austin.…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Mark Richardson

County ponders how to deal with heritage tree in path of road extension

Travis County Commissioners will face a tough decision next week as they decide the fate of a 100-year-old oak tree that is in the way of an extension of Frate Barker Road in South Austin.   The item came up…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Mark Richardson

County developing five-year plan for social service contracts

Business in Austin and Travis County may be booming, but ironically, officials say as the economy expands, so does the need to provide social services for those whose boat does not rise with the tide.    To meet that growing…

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners balk at plan to use tax districts for Lone Star Rail

Travis County Commissioners were asked to get on board with developing a funding mechanism for the Lone Star Rail District’s future operations on Tuesday, but the plan may be in for a bumpy ride, as some commissioners say they need…

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners consider joining city study of affordable housing

A request to join with the City of Austin in a housing market study turned into a lengthy and sometimes philosophical discussion of affordable housing at Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.   The item was an interlocal agreement with…

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