Thursday, December 8th, 2016 in elected officials, people, Travis County History Day. No Comments
Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for our 9th annual History Day! We had a great time catching up with our former elected officials and staff, as well as current ones. We particularly appreciate the participation of Commissioner Margaret J. Gomez as master of ceremonies and County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir as […]
Friday, January 13th, 2012 in collections, elected officials. No Comments
The records of the Travis County Surveyor, dating from 1838-1999, are now available for research. The office of County Surveyor is one that dates back to the early days of Texas. Under the Republic of Texas, the County Surveyor was appointed by Congress. The Constitution of 1845 made the office elective for a two-year term, […]
Friday, October 7th, 2011 in elected officials, events, news, Travis County History Day. No Comments
Just two more weeks until this year’s big event! We hope that you can join us! Parking for History Day will be available in the 700 Lavaca parking garage. Visitor parking is located on the second floor; any other unmarked spots may also be utilized – parking tickets can be validated at the event.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 in elected officials, people, Travis County History Day. No Comments
An alphabetical list of all current and former Travis County elected officials is now available on the Travis County Archives site: http://www.traviscountyhistory.org/officials1840topresent.html. The list includes nearly 1,000 individuals.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 in elected officials, people. No Comments
Lawson Boothe was the Precinct 4 Commissioner from 1948-1970. County Commissioners are responsible for overseeing the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges within their respective precincts.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010 in elected officials. No Comments
The origins of the office of Justice of the Peace extend back to the Middle Ages in England, where the King commissioned knights to preserve peace in unruly areas. Responsible for ensuring that the law was upheld, these knights were known as “keepers of the peace.” The title “Justice of the Peace” originates from an […]
Monday, March 1st, 2010 in collection highlights, elected officials, people. No Comments
Travis County was established on January 25, 1840, by an act of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas, days after the community of Waterloo had been renamed Austin and approved as the capital city. The county was in operation as early as 1839, prior to its official establishment. The first election for county […]