After Travis County decided to build its now-historic civil courthouse, every member of the commissioners court lost his job.
Four members of the panel were voted out of office in the primary races in 1930 and a fifth decided not to run for re-election after the controversial decision to build the new courthouse. Opponents blasted the incumbents for buying three different pieces of land before settling on a site, and voters complained in a petition of being left out of the decision making.
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