Tag Archives: Travis County

Friday, January 16, 2015 by Mark Richardson

GOP wants to restore Secure Communities program

A recent agreement between the City of Austin and Travis County over booking services at the county jail could be in jeopardy if congressional Republicans succeed in reversing President Obama’s executive orders on immigration policy. House Republicans voted out a…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Austin, Travis get ready for 84th Texas Legislature

With the specter of dealing with a Texas Legislature that has become even more conservative — if that is possible — with the Nov. 4 election, the City of Austin and Travis County reviewed and approved their respective legislative agendas…

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…

Sunday, October 19, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 19

Travis County Intergovernmental Coordinator Deece Eckstein joins Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the upcoming legislative session and likely municipal impacts.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis County battles shortage of foster homes

There is a severe lack of homes for children and youth in Travis County’s foster care system, according to the judges and officials who administer the system. They say the situation has become critical, to the point that children are…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Monitor Radio, Show 18

Travis County District Judge Lora Livingston speaks with Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin and Monitor Politics Editor Jo Clifton about resources for County CPS cases.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Mark Richardson

County seeks public input on development plan

Counties in Texas have few powers to regulate development in their jurisdictions, but that is not stopping Travis County from trying to make the best use of what tools they have. County officials are seeking public input on a Land,…

Monday, August 25, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Increasing child abuse/neglect cases strain courts

Representatives of Travis County children and parents involved in legal abuse and neglect cases have only 10-minute judicial hearings to present evidence of their safety and living situations, according to county civil court judges. County attorneys for indigent children and parents…

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 2

Travis County Chief Appraiser, Austin City Council Member Kathie Tovo, and Travis County Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Deece Eckstein join the Monitor‘s Mike Kanin and Beth Cortez-Neavel to talk property tax appraisals.

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