DALLAS — Travis County, Tex., commissioners are expected to ask voters in November for up to $300 million of general obligation bonds to finance a new courthouse in downtown Austin.

Commissioners voted Tuesday to purchase a parking lot for $21.8 million as the site for a new 17-story civil and family law courthouse. The county bought the land from the Austin Museum of Art. The courthouse is expected to cost $200 million to $300 million.

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