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, April 15th, 2016 in events, genealogy, people. No Comments
If you missed the Travis County Archives on “Who Do You Think You Are?”, you can view the full episode here: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/aisha-tyler/.
Friday, April 1st, 2016 in events, genealogy, people. No Comments
The Travis County Archives will be featured on an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” this weekend. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of “The Talk,” visits the Archives and learns about an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. “Who Do You Think You Are?” airs at 8:00 […]
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 in events, people, Travis County History Day. No Comments
We thank everyone who came out to celebrate our 6th annual Travis County History Day! Held on October 25, the event focused on the topic of Travis County law enforcement history and was a great success! The program was emceed by Commissioner Margaret Gómez and featured special speakers Doyne Bailey, Sheriff of Travis County from […]
Friday, October 28th, 2011 in events, people, Travis County History Day. No Comments
The fourth annual Travis County History Day was held on Friday, October 21, 2011. The event was in celebration of all past and present county elected officials, who are an important part of our county’s history. The event was held at 700 Lavaca, in the future site of the Commissioners Courtroom. It was very well […]
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.
Monday, February 14th, 2011 in explore Travis County, people, places. No Comments
Have you ever wondered where the community, landmark, and road names you see around Travis County come from? Many are named after early settlers and individuals who were significant in the history and development of Travis County and of Texas. Here are just a few: Anderson Mill Road – Named after a mill and its […]
Friday, April 2nd, 2010 in historical markers video series, people. No Comments
The following video, about the history of the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, is part of the Travis County Historical Markers video series. It was produced in 2009 by Travis County Media Services in collaboration with the Travis County Archives. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ASX0xZIVjs&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&border=1]
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 […]