The $90 million purchase, the largest amount for a buy in Travis County Parks’ history, was made possible by voters’ approval last November of a $276 million bond for parks and land acquisition, as well as the decision by Scott’s mother, Nadya Scott, to donate roughly $30 million of her stake in the family ranch to bring the price tag into the county’s budget.

Read more from Bridget Grumet with the Austin American-Statesman here.