Records of the Commissioners Court

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Commissioners Court is the general governing body of the county.  It functions as both the legislative and executive branch of county government.  The Commissioners Court consists of the County Judge and four Commissioners. As a member of the Commissioners Court, a Commissioner conducts the general business of the county, including overseeing the budgetary and […]


The Travis County Seal

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Travis County seal was designed by County Treasurer Johnny Crow and adopted in 1975. A document called “The Legend of the Official Travis County Flag and Seal” details the history of the seal: An act of the 64th Legislature of the State of Texas in 1975 amending article 2344, enabled the counties of Texas […]


Photos of the June 1935 Flood in Travis County

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized. 3 Comments

One of Travis County’s largest floods occurred in 1935. On June 15, 1935, Travis County and surrounding areas were hit with 22 inches of rain in the span of three hours. The heavy rains flooded large parts of Austin, and the Colorado River crested at 50 feet. Without an effective flood-management system on the Colorado, […]


Travis County History Day 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The fifth annual Travis County History Day was a success! Thanks to all of you who were able to make it to the event. Held on October 26, 2012, the event celebrated Travis County: Then and Now, by looking at the ways the county has changed over its history. The event took place at 700 […]


5th Annual Travis County History Day

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The fifth annual Travis County History Day will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, at 700 Lavaca Street in downtown Austin, in the new Hall of Government located on the first floor.  The theme for this year’s event is Travis County: Then and Now. Travis County History Day […]


About the Archives

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized. No Comments

This video, produced in January of 2010, summarizes the operations of the Archives program since its establishment at the beginning of 2009. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Uhnq7NCK8&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]


A note from the Archives.

Monday, September 28th, 2009 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Welcome to the new blog for the Travis County Archives!  We’ll be using this blog to post news, new collections and new additions, as well as highlights and images from the Archives.  Check back frequently for the newest updates! A little about the Archives: this a relatively new program with Travis County, dedicated to the […]



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