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Tovo Takes Commanding Lead
Austin City Council Place 3 incumbent Randi Shade can probably start packing up her things. Unless there is a huge Election Day turnaround, Kathie Tovo will be moving in. Early voting numbers have Tovo at 55% with 13,640 votes, Shade at 45% with 11,176. A 2,500-vote shift is a bit much to ask.

7:44PM Sat. Jun. 18, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

Election Day: Tovo/Shade Run-Off
Today is Election Day in the Austin City Council Place 3 run-off between incumbent Randi Shade and challenger Kathie Tovo. Polls are open 7am-7pm. Voters must cast ballots in the precinct in which they reside. Don't forget, we'll have coverage at Election Central.

6:00AM Sat. Jun. 18, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

The Totally Awesome Auschron Newscast Gets Wet
Is it over yet? On the eve of election day in the Place 3 council run-off, Nora Ankrum talks water politics, while Jordan Smith and Richard Whittaker ponder if the GOP never wants any Spanish-language votes again. Plus, more on Pastor Perry.

7:49PM Fri. Jun. 17, 2011, Richard Whittaker, Nora Ankrum and Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Reefer Roundup: 6/17/11
This week it's Happy Birthday to the Drug War, drugs through the mail, a shoot-out on the border, and the death of a Marine in Tucson.

4:23PM Fri. Jun. 17, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

APD releases footage of assault: UPDATE Suspect detained
 
Bus Driver Beaten
A Capital Metro bus driver was badly beaten and robbed by an angry passenger last Friday, June 10, at a bus stop in the 6000 block of Techni Center Drive in East Austin. UPDATE: APD has reported that it has the suspect, 21 year old Rickey Desean Walls, in custody. Walls was already in jail for an unconnected robbery on June 12 when he was identified.

2:28PM Fri. Jun. 17, 2011, Katie Tomasino Read More | Comment »

No More For Schools
The Texas House of Representatives had one chance to add a little bit more money into public education: And, because of the GOP's seemingly eternal and blind adherence to preserving the Rainy Day Fund, yesterday they turned their back on that decision.

9:00AM Fri. Jun. 17, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Swami Sez:
A month ago, I told y'all that F1 would be coming to city council at some point in the summer, asking for $4 million a year in tax money, on an emergency basis. They came to council last week, asking for $40 million, on an emergency basis.

Now let me tell you what's going to happen over the next week:

8:31AM Fri. Jun. 17, 2011, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

F1 Funds Handshake Deal Reached
"Formula 1 has agreed to pay the $4 million contribution to the Major Events Trust Fund for the full 10 years." That was the word late Thursday from Council Member Bill Spelman. Shortly thereafter, Mayor Lee Leffingwell confirmed the Local Organizing Committee's proposal, moving the project closer to accessing the state's Major Events Trust Fund.

6:22PM Thu. Jun. 16, 2011, Michael King Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/16/11
Our column today headed once more unto the breach on single-member districts. But what's a SMD column without maps? After the jump, we've got more SMD maps than you could ever want – that is, if you agree with the mayor's call for only six districts.

9:11AM Thu. Jun. 16, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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