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TDH: 6/14/11
Early voting ends today, and Kathie Tovo knows it. As election night fave, Tovo seemingly benefited from lower voter turnout; with turnout in the run-off well above where it was in the general, Tovo's drawing some "stark distinctions" of her own in a clip going after Randi Shade.

10:52AM Tue. Jun. 14, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Last Day of Early Voting for Run-Off
Today is the last day of early voting for the Austin City Council run-off election between Randi Shade and Kathie Tovo. Go to Election Central for poll locations, interviews with the candidates, and election coverage. Election Day is Saturday, June 18. Go vote!

5:00AM Tue. Jun. 14, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

The Hustle talks to FOX about Formula One
 
TDH: 6/13/11
For this week at least, City Council has put Formula One on blocks. There's no meeting this Thursday, and the prime topic at tomorrow's council work session will be the somewhat less speedy issue of urban rail. Still, the Hustle went on Good Day Austin this morning to deliver a broad overview of the F1 issues facing council.

1:32PM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Lawsuit Challenges New Ultrasound-Before-Abortion Law
This just in: The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed suit in federal court in Austin, challenging the newly-codified mandatory ultrasound-before-abortion law.

11:40AM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

BPP Retreats on Arbitrary Imposition of 'Sex Offender' Rules
On Wednesday, June 8, the rules committee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles met to consider immediate implementation of new "emergency rules" for determining when parolees can be saddled with release conditions normally reserved for sex offenders.

8:29AM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

The Totally Awesome Auschron Newscast Cuts Up
We may be cut-ups, but nothing compared to the slice & dice redistricting of Travis County at the Lege, as Lee Nichols and Richard Whittaker note. Wells Dunbar waxes on potential City Council districts and early voting in the Place 3 run-off, while the gang offers quick hits on Formula One and “Pastor” Rick Perry’s day of prayer (for his prez campaign).

2:35PM Fri. Jun. 10, 2011, Lee Nichols, Wells Dunbar and Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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TDH: 6/10/11
With the first five days of early voting attesting to surprisingly semi-decent turnout, it’s clear the Place 3 run-off has succeeding in capturing more voter attention than the general. We’ve got the latest developments in the Randi Shade/Kathie Tovo showdown, including a pro-Tovo robocall from a council member.

2:29PM Fri. Jun. 10, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Christian Versus Travis County
There are a lot of amendments being added on to Senate Bill 1, the fiscal matters bill that also contains the education finance reforms. But why is Rep. Wayne Christian, R-Center, using it to get the Public Integrity Unit transferred out of the Travis County Attorney's office over to the Attorney General?

6:33PM Thu. Jun. 9, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/9/11
City Council meets today, taking up the tricky issue of Formula One agreements, funding to finish Butler Park, and, oh yeah, a seven-foot bronze statue of the Redheaded Stranger, Willie Nelson. Peep our agenda preview, and follow us on Twitter as we tweet the meeting highlights/lowlights.

9:52AM Thu. Jun. 9, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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