Here’s what you missed at the June 5 Travis County Commissioners Court meeting


At the June 5 Travis County Commissioners Court meeting commissioners received information during a public hearing on the re-subdivision of a lot in Travis Vista near Steiner Ranch.

The proposed plat effects an existing lot in the Hughes Park Lake Subdivision and land from a lot to be vacated for a total of 0.30 acres. Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources received four e-mails from neighbors objecting to the re-subdivision application, according to court documents. The residents expressed concerns about the potential height of a proposed house on the new lot and that it may block their views of the lake.

“There were a few concerns from local residents, but I believe they were addressed,” Commissioner Brigid Shea said.

The proposal meets all Title 30 requirements for Austin/Travis County subdivision regulations and was approved at the City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission meeting on May 15.

The commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of the proposed development. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt was absent from the meeting, and Commissioner Margaret Gomez presided in her place. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty participated by videoconference.

County-wide announcements and events:

1. A quorum of the Commissioners Court may attend the June 11 Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy board meeting. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin.

2. The June 12 Commissioners Court voting session has been cancelled. The next voting session is June 19 at 9 a.m. on the first floor of the Travis County Administration Building, 700 Lavaca, Austin.The public is welcome in the courtroom. Information about meetings can be found at

3. Travis County holds its 29th-annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 15. Juneteenth is a combination of the words June and Nineteenth in reference to the date that slaves were freed in Texas. The event includes food, music, speeches and is free to attend. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Parking garage on the northeast corner of 8 Street and Lavaca Street. More information can be found at

4. The commissioners issued a call for applications to the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board. The application deadline is 5 p.m., June 8. An application packet, which includes information about the agency, detailed instructions and forms is available at For more information, call 512-854-4774.

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Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas.
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