Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6
Austin Mayor, Travis Co. Bonds, Texas Constitutional Amendments
Polls will be open on election day Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7am-7pm. To find out if you're registered, where you vote, etc., check www.travisvoter.org for a nicely designed search utility.
Early voting continues through Friday, Nov. 2, 7am-7pm at most locations, but until 9pm at Highland Mall and Barton Creek Square Mall. See the city Web site -- www.ci.austin.tx.us/election/ -- for more info.
Thursday, Nov. 1: "Civil Liberties Under Attack: The Domestic 'War on Terrorism,'" a teach-in featuring Prof. Bob Jensen of the UT School of Journalism and ACLU executive director Will Harrell. Free. 7:30pm. UT campus, FAC 21 (west of the tower, between 23rd and 24th on Guadalupe).
Friday, Nov. 2: "Story of Texas Webcast," presented by Texas Parks & Wildlife and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. 8:30-11:30am, at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/expltx/eft/texas/index.htm.
"Diversity on Trial?!: Grutter v. Bollinger," discussion of the University of Michigan Law School affirmative action lawsuit likely to go before the Supreme Court. Features speakers from both parties. 1pm. UT campus, Charles I. Francis Auditorium, Room 2.114. 232-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 3: Austin Neighborhoods Together PAC, Sierra Club, Austin Neighborhoods Coalition, the Travis Co. Green Party, and Save Our Springs Alliance campaign to get out the vote and to raise opposition to the four bonds proposed on the Nov. 6 ballot. Meet at 11:30am at 2932 E. 12th for a door-to-door outreach jaunt. Call 587-7354 for more info.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11: "Race to Space: the Renewed Risk of Nuclear War," Peace Action's 14th annual national congress. Holiday Inn Austin South. Register at www.peace-action.org/ncaustin.html.
Saturday, Nov. 10: Reed/Cherrywood Park Workday. Mow, clean up the creek. 1pm, corner of 34th and Cherrywood. Bring garbage bags.
Monday, Nov. 12: "Family Security in a Time of Uncertainty," a discussion featuring former Housing & Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, moderated by LBJ Library director Betty Sue Flowers. Presented by the Center for Public Policy Priorities. 1:30pm. State Theatre. $5-$10. 320-0222 x114.
AISD Board of Trustees meeting. 7pm. Carruth Administration Center Auditorium, 1111 W. 6th.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Capitol Metro public hearing on the Silver 'Dillo. 6pm. 2910 E. Fifth.
Saturday, Nov. 17: Second Annual Central Texas African-American Family Support Conference. Mental health conference presented by Austin/Travis County MHMR. 8am-5pm. Holiday Inn South. Free. Registration required; call Sharon Walker at 483-5892.