Bob Honts was a Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 2 from 1975 until 1986. Before working as a county commissioner, Honts was a general partner in the public relations firm, Christian, Miller and Honts, Ltd. He also served as City Manager for the City of White Settlement, Texas. Honts received a B.A. degree in political science and accounting from Texas Technological College in 1961 and a Masters of Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University in 1963. As a Travis County Commissioner, Honts founded the Austin / Travis County EMS, Star Flight and 911 program. He was nicknamed "The Road Warrior" by the Austin Transportation Study Commission. Honts led the effort to pass the largest road bond issue in history of Travis County and gained approval of more than $2 billion of area highways by Texas Department of Transportation, including Loop 1, US 183, US 290, RM 1431, RM 2222 improvements, RR 620 and Parmer Lane. He also conceived of and obtained approval of the Texas Highway Plan of SH 130. Honts was a member of many local, state and national organizations and committees. He was an avid member of the National Association of Counties, serving as the appointee to U.S. Department of Treasury Advisory Group on Studies of Federal-State-Local Fiscal Relations. He acted as the chairman of the Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and Texas Conference of Urban Counties. He served for six years as the Chairman of the Austin Transportation Study Policy Advisory Committee.