Michael King

Staff Writer

Staff writer and former news editor Michael King has reported on city and state politics for the Chronicle since 2000. He was educated at Indiana University and Yale, and from 1977 to 1985 taught at UT-Austin. He has been the editor of the Houston Press and The Texas Observer, and has reported and written widely on education, politics, and cultural subjects.

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Election Ticker: Su Voto Es Su Voz!
Election Ticker: Su Voto Es Su Voz!
Read up, look up, get down to the polls ...

News, Feb. 20, 2020

The Strange Case of the 353rd District Court
Connor vs. Sulak
"Vexatious Litigant" Connor vs. incumbent Judge Sulak in Dem primary

News, Feb. 18, 2020

District Judges Take Another Step on Bail Reform
Felony Bail Reform
Felony judges direct Pre-Trial Services to review ability to pay

News, Feb. 17, 2020

Aleshire vs. Garza Continues
Aleshire continues attacks on Mayor Pro Tem’s “ethics”

News, Feb. 14, 2020

Anti-Garza Website Heats Up County Attorney Race
Anti-Garza Website Heats Up County Attorney Race
Attack site ties back to opponent's former campaign consultant

News, Feb. 13, 2020

Will New Policy Reduce the Burden of Cash Bail?
Will New Policy Reduce the Burden of Cash Bail?
In principle, the order authorizes those accused of most nonviolent offenses to be released on personal bonds

News, Feb. 13, 2020

Point Austin: About That D.A. Race ...
Point Austin: About That D.A. Race ...
Point Austin dissents from the Chronicle Editorial Board’s view of the incumbent

News, Feb. 13, 2020

County Names Its First Chief Public Defender
County Names Its First Chief Public Defender
Commissioners Court appoints University of Virginia Law School lecturer Adeola Ogunkeyede to lead office

News, Feb. 13, 2020

Travis Judges Loosen Misdemeanor Bond Requirements
New Misdemeanor Bond Policy
Judges issue "Standing Order" to expand use of personal bonds

News, Feb. 7, 2020

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races

News, Feb. 6, 2020

Election Ticker: The March Toward March 3
Election Ticker: The March Toward March 3
Campaign finance numbers set Senate and congressional candidates ahead, leave others in the dust

News, Feb. 6, 2020

Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Elizabeth Warren weighs in on the D.A. race

News, Jan. 30, 2020

Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
In a year of crucial elections, we need to be prepared

News, Jan. 30, 2020

Election Ticker: From the Council Dais to Round Rock
Election Ticker: From the Council Dais to Round Rock
Endorsements are rolling in for March 2020 Primary

News, Jan. 23, 2020

Dem Candidates Wendy Davis & Jennie Lou Leeder Take the Stage
Davis v Leeder at Opal's
South Austin “Indivisible” forum considers TX-21 race

News, Jan. 20, 2020

Dr. Van Boven's Attempt To Clear His Name Loses at Third Court
Dr. Van Boven's Attempt To Clear His Name Loses at Third Court
Court endorses Medical Board appeal, rejects unlawful sanction claim

News, Jan. 18, 2020

Abbott to Refugees: Drop Dead
Abbott to Refugees: Drop Dead
Religious orgs condemn governor for refugee ban

News, Jan. 16, 2020

Austin Election Ticker: The Endorsements Begin
Austin Election Ticker: The Endorsements Begin
Delia Garza's Twitter tangle, Central Labor Council likes, and more

News, Jan. 16, 2020

Point Austin: Punching Down in Our Names
Point Austin: Punching Down in Our Names
Abbott’s refugee rejection confirms the triumph of Trumpism

News, Jan. 16, 2020

Congressional Candidate Attacked by “Revolutionary” Bullies
Congressional Candidate Attacked by “Revolutionary” Bullies
Heidi Sloan assaulted following weekend campaigning

News, Jan. 13, 2020

Gov. Abbott Says No to Refugees
Abbott: No to Refugees
UPDATED: Texas first state to refuse refugees under new Trump policy

News, Jan. 13, 2020

Former County Judge Rails Against Delia Garza
Former County Judge Rails Against Delia Garza
What is Bill Aleshire's problem with the county attorney candidate?

News, Jan. 9, 2020

Local Election News: War Shadows Edition
Local Election News: War Shadows Edition
From lawsuits to candidates in suits

News, Jan. 9, 2020

U.S. Senate Candidate Tzintzún Ramirez's Campaign
U.S. Senate Candidate Tzintzún Ramirez's Campaign "Joke" Raises Eyebrows
An endorsement from Susan Sarandon didn't help matters

News, Jan. 6, 2020

State and Local Politicians Respond to Soleimani Assassination
Responses to Soleimani Assassination
Officials and candidates comment on killing of Qassem Soleimani

News, Jan. 6, 2020

Point Austin: Happy New Year?!?
Point Austin: Happy New Year?!?
Looking forward ... 2020 could go either way

News, Jan. 3, 2020

Local and State Election Ticker
Local and State Election Ticker
Mamas Walking, Mamas Voting Edition

News, Jan. 3, 2020

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
Early voting in the primaries is only seven weeks away

News, Dec. 27, 2019

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
The latest from the local campaign trails

News, Dec. 19, 2019

End of an Era at Travis County as Gerald Daugherty Retires
End of an Era at Travis County as Gerald Daugherty Retires
County commissioner will depart at the end of 2020

News, Dec. 12, 2019

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