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Richard Moya Papers

 Collection — other: 45 boxes
Identifier: 02-MS05

Scope and Contents

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The collection is divided into 22 series. A description of each series follows:

Series 1: Books and Binders

This series consists of bound books and binders that mainly concern with budget and financial issues, work reports, and phone call records.

Series 2: Buildings and Housing

This series concerns the construction and remodeling of Travis County buildings, including the courthouse. The sub-series, Housing, focuses mainly on the Travis County Housing Authority and affordable housing issues.

Series 3: Commissioners' Court

Included in this series are Commissioners’ Court minutes and agendas and material concerning specific County Commissioners and Judges.

Series 4: Correspondence

This series is divided into incoming and outgoing sub-series. Incoming correspondence consists of letters received by Richard Moya’s office. Letters written by Precinct 4 staff to Moya are included in incoming correspondence. Outgoing correspondence consists of letters written by Moya or his staff.

Series 5: County Business

County Business concerns Travis County and Precinct 4’s business with private companies. The sub-series, Bids, consists of bids made to Travis County by different companies. The sub-series, Contracts and Leases, consists of various contracts and leases held by Travis County during Moya’s time in office. Invoices / Packing Slips / Work Orders relate to purchases and work requests made by Precinct 4 and Travis County. The final sub-series, Price Lists, include documents listing prices for products of interest to Travis County.

Series 6: Education

This series mainly focuses on the Del Valle Independent School District but also includes material about other schools within Travis County.

Series 7: Elections

This series consists of material relating to voter registration, election campaigns, redistricting, and voter’s rights.

Series 8: Financial – Precinct 4

This series contains documents relating to Precinct 4’s budget and finances. The sub-series, Income and Expenditures – Vehicle Maintenance, consists of reports relating to maintenance performed on county vehicles by Precinct 4 employees. The sub-series, Payroll, contains reports detailing Precinct 4 employee salaries from 1971 to 1986.

Series 9: Financial – Travis County

This series focuses on the budget and finances of Travis County. The sub-series, Budget for Departments and Services, contains budget requests and reports for different Travis County Departments in the early 1980s. This series also contains the financial records from the Travis County Auditor and Treasurer.

Series 10: Fire Department / Jail / Law Enforcement

This series is comprised of material relating to the Southeast Travis County Fire District, Travis County Constables, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Travis County Jail.

Series 11: Land and Parks

The first sub-series in this series, City of Austin Annexation, includes reports on Austin’s annexation efforts in Travis County. The second sub-series, Land, includes reports and information about Travis County’s land holdings. The third sub-series, Parks, consists of documents relating to Travis County and Precinct 4’s parks.

Series 12: Law

This series is divided into two sub-series. The first sub-series, Attorneys / Courts / Judges, contains reports and opinions from the County Attorney, District Attorney, and District Judges. The second sub-series, Law Suits / Legal Issues, includes case papers and reports from Travis County law suits and legal issues in the 1970s and 1980s.

Series 13: Organizations

This series consists of material relating to Richard Moya and his staff’s involvement in different local, state, and national organizations.

Series 14: Personnel

This series consists of material relating to affirmative action, county employees, employee salaries and benefits, job descriptions and resumes, and employee grievances. This series contains affirmative action reports that detail the county’s approach to affirmative action in the 1970s and 1980s.

Series 15: Political

Contained within this series are both general political material and bills and joint resolutions from the Texas State House and Senate. The General Political Material sub-series mainly concerns Moya’s involvement with the Democratic Party and his collection of political literature.

Series 16: Publications

This series contains various publications that Moya and his staff received or collected. The sub-series, News Clippings, consisting of clippings of news stories from newspapers, documents Moya’s interest in news stories relating to Travis County and Precinct 4 issues.

Series 17: Regulation and Taxes

This series includes two sub-series, Bingo Licenses and Reports, and, Taxes and Fees. Bingo Licenses and Reports includes applications for bingo Licenses and reports on bingo regulations. Taxes and Fees contains material describing the county’s tax rates and fee schedules.

Series 18: Reports

The first sub-series in this series, City of Austin, consists of reports created by the City of Austin. The second sub-series, External, includes reports created by outside agencies and collected by Precinct 4. Many of these reports focus on evaluations and suggested improvements of county programs and policies. The last sub-series, Travis County, includes reports and studies produced by a Travis County department.

Series 19: Social Services

This series focuses on county programs that provide social services and county funding of social services. The first series, Applications for Funding, contains applications for funding to Travis County by local non-profit organizations. The second sub-series, Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS), includes material related to a Travis County sponsored social program that provided transportation to rural residents of Travis County. The third sub-series, General, includes reports and studies from both Travis County social programs and outside non-profit organizations. The fourth sub-series, Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC), contains notes, minutes, reports, and correspondence from the SPAC’s meetings in the 1980s.

Series 20: Transportation

This series is divided into four sub-series. The first sub-series, Bridges, includes reports and correspondence about bridges within Travis County. The second sub-series, Mass Transit, includes mostly Austin Transportation Study and Capital Metro board meeting minutes and reports. The third sub-series, Roads and Highways, includes mostly reports focusing on Travis County roads. Many of these reports come from the county engineer’s office. The fourth sub-series, Southwest Road District no. 1, includes reports focusing on funding for and issues surrounding the southwest road district in 1984 and 1985.

Series 21: Travis County Departments and Policies

The first sub-series of this series, County Policies, consists of insurance policies and county safety and purchasing policies. The second sub-series, Departments, includes reports and information on specific Travis County departments.

Series 22: Utilities / Water Control / Waste Treatment

This series focuses on documents relating to water control, mainly flood plain management and water drainage, and waste treatment, or sewage and waste water management. This series also includes documents focusing on water and electric utilities in Travis County.


  • Creation: 1968-1988
  • Creation: 1970-1986



49.50 Cubic Feet

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