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Party Loyalties
In the Pct. 2 County Commissioner race, Jeff Heckler learned that a Democratic primary is different from a City Council race.
News Story  March 22, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...3 in Southwest and West Travis County. Daugherty waxed GOP rival Ira Yates, a landowner who favored Hill Country conservation over mass road construction..."

Gibraltar v. Bradley
The Gibraltar case could be a road map for the FDIC vs. Bradley.
News Story  October 11, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...(Austin taxpayers had already pledged $40 million in bonds for the project's water and sewer services.) The two men also borrowed from Gibraltar Savings an additional $15 million personal loan. That money they quickly spent: Along with a third partner, Ira Yates, they bought a ranch in Alpine, and Gressett and Bradley bought hotels in Vail, Colo., and Santa Barbara..."

Welcome to the Primaries
A roundup of the Travis County primary races
News Story  March 8, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...Commissioner, Pct. 3 This race features the rare occurrence of two viable Republican candidates: Gerald Daugherty, a longtime critic of Capital Metro and light rail, and Ira Yates, a rancher and lifelong county resident perhaps more closely aligned with environmental interests than suburban Republican ones..."

Endorsements
News Story  February 22, 2002
"...County Commissioner, Pct. 3 (Rep): Ira Yates..."

Naked City
Advanced Campaign Techniques
News Story  January 25, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...In other commissioner races, Pct. 3 Republican candidate Ira Yates is trying to outdo frontrunner Gerald Daugherty in roadside presence..."

How Can Wynn Lose?
The mayoral odds are with Wynn, but could a run-off be a race?
News Story  April 25, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...(He likes to point out that in 1993 he got more votes than any council member has since.) Last year, the progressive forces for whom Nofziger is a natural candidate -- the people who agree without question with Nofziger that "we are in fact losing those things that make Austin special" -- represented a consistent 20% to 30% of the electorate. That wasn't very helpful for Griffith, Kirk Mitchell, Jeff Heckler, Ira Yates, or the Austin Fair Elections Act..."

The Roads to Commissioners Court ...
The Chronicle handicaps at the county races.
News Story  October 25, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...In a more balanced district, GOP voters might have gone in the primary for Daugherty's then opponent, Ira Yates -- rancher, environmentalist, Gary Bradley sparring partner, and friend of the City of Austin. But in the real Pct..."

Endorsements
March 12 primary
News Story  March 8, 2002
"...County Commissioner, Pct. 3 (Rep): Ira Yates..."

Endorsements: March 12 Primary
News Story  March 1, 2002
"...County Commissioner, Pct. 3 (Rep): Ira Yates..."

Precinct 3 Race Likely a Rematch
The Precinct 3 primary looks to be a preview of a fall rematch
News Story  February 10, 2012, by Mike Kanin
"...Daugherty joined late, and only after he learned that Huber would definitely run again. Even without a firm primary date, Daugherty is already punching past his Republican challengers (former Westlake school board member Jim Strickland and rancher/environmentalist Ira Yates) to get to Huber..."

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
News Story  August 9, 2002
"...A bridge across Town Lake extends MoPac Boulevard into South Austin.1982 Gary Bradley and his partners, James Gressett, Mitchell Sharp, and Ira Yates, buy the 2,700-acre Circle C Ranch in Southwest Austin from Polly Brooks (Yates' mother).1983 City Council approves creation of four municipal utility districts to provide water and sewage service to Circle C. Bradley agrees to terms that allow the city to begin annexing parts of the development in 10 years.1987 Legislature enacts HB 4, which bars a city from altering water quality rules once a development project has begun..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  March 29, 2002
"...Republicans Roger Settler, Ira Yates, and Mike Hanson all scored libertarian on the "World's Smallest Political Quiz," a political affiliation survey they filled out for me. Yates' opponent, Gerald Daugherty, scored authoritarian, the opposite of libertarian, and won big...."

Primary Numbers Crunched Here
A breakdown of the voting in the March 12 primary election
News Story  March 22, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...As promised, Jeff Heckler did do better in the city center than in the periphery, but that just means his margin of defeat in the core was closer to 2-1 than 3-1. Ira Yates actually did better in the southwest -- where, of course, he lives -- than in the somewhat less conservative northern and northwestern areas of that precinct..."

Naked City
'Moore' on Longhorn
News Story  January 4, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...3 post. The Republican primary will be the one to watch, with two candidates -- light-rail opponent Gerald Daugherty and rancher Ira Yates -- vying for the GOP nomination..."

Commissioners in the Spotlight
Candidates line up for county commissioner seats.
News Story  December 21, 2001, by Amy Smith
"...One safe short-list bet would be former commissioner Margaret Moore, who has returned to the court once before in an interim capacity and would likely be willing to make a return engagement. Other applicants seeking the appointment (although it was uncertain earlier this week which ones were short-listed) include Justice of the Peace Scott Davis, landowner/environmentalist Ira Yates, lawyer and former city Planning Commissioner Robin Cravey, former State Board of Education candidate Donna Howard, Austin attorney Mina Brees, and anti-rail activist Gerald Daugherty, who has also already filed as a Republican candidate for the seat...."

Primary Prospects
A rundown of primary election battles shaping up
News Story  January 13, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...• Precinct 3 D: Karen Huber*, Albert Gonzales; R: Gerald Daugherty, Jim Strickland, Ira Yates..."

Closer Look at Pct. 3 Contributors
Big names appear in Daugherty and Huber's donors
DAILY News  October 22, 2008, by Lee Nichols
"...Huber Biggest: Janis Pinelli 5,000 Peggy Corkran 5,000 Ira Yates (Daugherty’s opponent in 2002) 3,000 Charles Attal (ACL Fest producer) 2,500 Marika Schoolar 2,500 Patricia Ayres 1,500 Steven Damuth 1,250..."

Primary Election Night: A Roundup
News Story  March 15, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...On the Republican ticket, Pct. 3 candidate Gerald Daugherty walloped Ira Yates by a wide margin throughout the evening in the heavily GOP precinct..."

Primary Election Night: A Roundup
News Story  March 15, 2002
"...County Commissioner, Precinct No. 3, Unexpired Term Ira Yates Gerald Daugherty..."

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary: March 12, 2002
Early voting through Friday, March 8
News Story  March 8, 2002
"...County Commissioner, Precinct No. 3, Unexpired Term Ira Yates Gerald Daugherty..."

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