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Mayoral Maneuvers: Shea Names Campaign Treasurer
We may have spoke too soon in predicting little election action before the holiday slump: Yesterday, former City Council member Brigid Shea named a campaign treasurer for her potential bid. We’ve got that, plus a provocative telephone poll, and a new council challenger.

2:13PM Tue. Dec. 6, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Parks Smoking Ban, More Up Thursday
It's the season of giving, and City Council doesn't disappoint with a wooly, 139-item agenda this Thursday. A parks smoking ban, a Comp Plan, bond election love-in, and Austin Energy power moves are all up for consideration: We've listed the highlights below.

3:43PM Mon. Dec. 5, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

AISD Releases Facility Recommendations
In a surprise move, AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen has released her Annual Academic and Facility Recommendations to the press this afternoon, in advance of a board work session on Nov. 5.

5:59PM Fri. Dec. 2, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Purrr-fect Gift
Sure, city politics can be an animal house, but this is ridiculous: Just in time for the holidays, adoption fees for bringing home a pet this holiday season have been neutered.

3:35PM Fri. Dec. 2, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Eastside Principal Out
Seems like it never rains but it pours for the families of Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus: Not only are they waiting to hear whether AISD wants to turn them into a charter school, but now they are contending with the breaking announcement that Principal Joseph Coburn is quitting.

11:27AM Fri. Dec. 2, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Geographic Representation Cheat Sheet
The Charter Revision Committee meets tonight, and boy, do they have their work cut out for them. The committee’s chimed in on a few election-related proposals floated by Mayor Lee Leffingwell. But the main question of geographic representation and single-member districts remains decidedly unsettled. But don’t worry, the Hustle has your crib sheet.

2:05PM Thu. Dec. 1, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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Five and a Half Things About Sheryl Cole's Re-Election Kick-Off
It took her a while to get around to saying it, but Sheryl Cole is not running for mayor. That fact wasn’t mentioned in a press release touting her “campaign announcement” today, and it didn't emerge in what was ultimately her Place 6 re-election speech about halfway through. So fittingly, the Mayor Pro Tem hit on some big themes in her announcement today.

4:53PM Wed. Nov. 30, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Task Force to Abbott: Don't Mess With Texas
The League of Women Voters, MALDEF and the NAACP have a very simple message for Attorney General Greg Abbott: Quit trying to delay the 2012 elections.

2:37PM Wed. Nov. 30, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Pop Up Shop Coming to Congress
For you consumers who weren’t occupying Best Buy on Black Friday, bad news: There’s only 24 days left until Christmas! Luckily, there's plenty non-big box shopping options out there for you, including pop up retail. And believe it or not, their existence actually traces back to City Council.

1:57PM Tue. Nov. 29, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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