Ice, Ice Baby
No, that title's not in reference to the South First bridge's slippery prospects should the temperature drops a few more degrees, but the chances of election season heating up any in the next few weeks. As in: sub-zero.
Sure, last week we saw Sheryl Cole's campaign kick-off (with potential mayoral challenger Brigid Shea in the audience), but the Hustle forecasts a couple reasons we won't be seeing big election news soon. One is timing, in that with the holiday season here, candidates will forgo big announcements lest they get lost in the yuletide shuffle.
The other reason is timing of a different sort: With the potential for geographic representation on the rise (as evidenced by last week's meeting, so packed they called an extra one this week), there's a sizable chance that, should any form of district representation be adopted, brand new elections would be held soonafter – making candidates and consultants ponder whether it's worth a challenge this election cycle, when the spoils could prove so short-lived. (We've heard through the grapevine one consultant’s already advised one such challenger to sit this one out.)
But don't worry, as there's 139 City Council items this Thursday to keep us distracted. Lucky us!
AISD Releases Facility Recommendations
Eastside Principal Out
Task Force to Abbott: Don't Mess With Texas
The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Sparks Up
... Held an Election, and Nobody Came?