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Hereditary
Toni Collette's burning inferno of a performance illuminates this extraordinary horror
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Film Review  June 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Hereditary is a flawless example of slow-burn horror. It stands with and above the best contemporary horror domestic dramas, like Kill List and A Dark Song, and alongside true classics, like The Haunting and The Innocents..."

House District 49 Update
Hinojosa campaign fast out of gate for Dem primary
DAILY News  December 28, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...She's also the first candidate to start actively campaigning, with combined "happy holidays/vote for me" postcards arriving at HD 49 households late last week. Her campaign team is also a who's who of professional winners and wallet-openers: David Butts, Mark Littlefield, and Katie Naranjo (the latter previously touted as a candidate instead of a campaign chief), plus Janis Pinnelli (famous among activists for stints on the boards of Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region and Annie's List) as campaign treasurer, and former Council Member Laura Morrison as campaign chair...."

Quote of the Week: Sally Hernandez
The sheriff's grandmother had a way with words
News Column  May 18, 2017
"...– Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s advice to women running for office during Tuesday’s Annie’s List training..."

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
News Story  February 3, 2006
"...• Annie's List – a statewide Democratic fundraising committee that supports women candidates – has taken on new leadership this month as it seeks to redirect more of its resources to pro-choice hopefuls while reining in what appear to have been some lavish spending habits in the last year. Director Sherry Boyles has left the 3-year-old organization to pursue new opportunities in Dallas; her successor is Kelly White, who led Austin SafePlace for 11 years before mounting a bid for state representative in 2004, and has been serving as campaign treasurer for House District 48 candidate Donna Howard..."

Naked City
News Story  November 24, 2006
"..."Austin is ranked as the 'Most Livable City in America' this year by National Geographic, and Money magazine ranked us number two big city," RGFN member Jason Mittman said. "We didn't get to the top of all these lists by sticking Wal-Marts all over the place..."

Not Your Average Freshman
El Paso Rep. Mary Gonzalez is no Tea Partier
News Story  February 15, 2013, by Jordan Gass-Pooré and Kate X Messer
"...I'm excited about Texas turning blue soon. The Obama money coming in with some new infrastructure, Robert Jones, the executive director of Annie's List is now the executive director for Be One Texas, all these things that are changing, as far as Democratic infrastructure, as well as investment going in to actually developing a Democratic infrastructure..."

Civics 101
Activate your civics calendar, Dec. 8-15
News Column  December 9, 2011
"...FREE CANDIDATE TRAINING 101 for women; learn the essentials of running a political campain with Annie's List. 8:30am-5pm..."

Dems Building Serious War Chests
Who'd a thunk? Democrats are actually outraising Republicans in some hot House races.
News Story  October 17, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...25, Demo­crats outraised their Republican opponents by $1.2 million, outspent them by $400,000, and still have a little more than $1.2 million extra cash on hand for the final sprint to Election Day. Powerful Democratic political action committees such as Blue Texas and Annie's List have pumped more money than ever into the equation, but it's worth noting that these aren't the final numbers..."

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more
News Story  December 6, 2018, by the News Staff
"...Is it 2020 yet? Celebrate our inch-by-inch movement toward the light with gifts from the heart and the conscience. You can also direct your holiday glad tidings toward any of the worthy nonprofit providers and advocates in our Wish List. Stocking Stuffers..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Hellions, environmentalists and vintage computer programmers all make the list of movies to receive a helping financial hand from the Austin Film Society, as the local non-profit announced this year's list of AFS Grant and Travel Grant recipients...."

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 10-15
News Story  December 11, 2009
"...For more details and events, see Community Listings. Thursday10..."

Soccer Watch
Sports Column  October 6, 2016, by Nick Barbaro
"...Abby Wambach will be the keynote speaker at Annie's List's annual San Antonio luncheon this Friday, Oct. 7, at the Marriott Riverwalk..."

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, May 12-18
News Column  May 13, 2011
"...For more details and events, see Community Listings. Thursday12..."

Could the Texas House Turn Blue?
News Story  November 9, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...Closest to home, Round Rock incumbent Mike Krusee has a target on his back for his high-profile support for toll roads. Round Rock school board trustee Diana Maldonado has declared her intention to run for Krusee's seat, with financial backing from Annie's List, a statewide political network that recruits Demo­crat­ic women to run for office..."

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
News Story  May 3, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...24, Cole secured nearly $54,000 in contributions while Vela got only $8,000. Most of his donations are modest (with the exception of one $1,500 donor), while Cole's include $20,000 from Annie's List and several $1,000 donations..."

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
DAILY Screens  February 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...This year, the SXSW Film Festival staff received about 1,500 narrative features and 1,000 documentaries, and narrowed that down to about 150 titles. Now the Fest has announced 10 of the most eagerly awaited movies: the gory, gross, and engrossing list of Midnighters...."

Beyond the Hall, Y'all – Breaking With Convention
The Hustle leaves City Hall to take in an Obama watch party, gabbing with state reps Eddie Rodriguez, Elliott Naishtat, and other Barack boosters.
DAILY News  August 29, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...Okay, so it ain't Denver – but the Hustle observes the Obama acceptance speech alongside progressive PAC Annie's List at their watch party at the Belmont Downtown. State Reps..."

Brimer and Davis Back to Court
Senate District 10 race gets legal challenge (again)
DAILY News  July 8, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...Texas Democratic Party chair Boyd Richie said Brimer's "frivolous, carbon copy lawsuit is the most cowardly stunt I've ever seen." Erica Proser, communications director for Annie's List (the state-wide PAC supporting Democratic women candidates) called it "a desperate ploy on Brimer’s part, so the only real question is whether he is more afraid of Wendy Davis or his own dismal record.”..."

Goodbye, Bettie
Activist and arts lover "encouraged us to be as good as we ought to be"
News Story  April 27, 2012, by Amy Smith
"...And [former House Speaker] Gib Lewis. And the list goes on and on."..."

And They're Off!
Money flows into Texas House horse races
News Story  July 30, 2004, by Amy Smith
"...What White's campaign may lack in political experience it makes up for in financial success. The candidate's July report shows big donations from the likes of businesswoman Bettye Nowlin, who kicked in $10,000; Luci Baines Johnson, in for more than $5,700; and the Annie's List PAC, $15,000 with another $3,500 pledged...."

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