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 The Reform Voter Project, a national campaign finance watchdog group, launched a billboard campaign in Texas this month reminding voters of the massive amounts of cash Enron poured into the campaign coffers of Rick Perry and John Cornyn. Gov. Perry is now running to keep his office, and Attorney General Cornyn is running for U.S. Senate. The Reform Voter Project purchased billboards in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.
The Reform Voter Project, a national campaign finance watchdog group, launched a billboard campaign in Texas this month reminding voters of the massive amounts of cash Enron poured into the campaign coffers of Rick Perry and John Cornyn. Gov. Perry is now running to keep his office, and Attorney General Cornyn is running for U.S. Senate. The Reform Voter Project purchased billboards in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. (Photo By John Anderson)

Thousands of Austin citizens, clergy, and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett all expressed outrage over the Bush administration's plans for war against Iraq: See War Drums.

Former state Attorney General Dan Morales endorsed GOP incumbent Gov. Rick Perry. Morales was soundly whipped by Perry's opponent, Tony Sanchez, in the Democratic primary: See Room at the Top? for more election coverage.

Austin Lege candidates will appear at a forum on education issues tonight (Thursday), 7-9pm at the AISD Carruth Administration Complex, 1111 W. Sixth, Room B-100. The forum will also be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Ch.22.

Austin's civilian police review panel held its first public meeting but offered few insights about Police Monitor Iris Jones' review of the Sophia King case: See Police Panel.

The Austin Lyric Opera shocked the local arts world by firing longtime General Director Joseph McClain. See Articulations.

Nineteen-year-old UT student Johnathan Flobek was killed, allegedly in a fight with another student. A much older murder case -- the 1988 slaying of Nancy DePriest, for which the wrong men were originally convicted -- went to trial for the second time this week: See Austin Stories.

Regionalize this! Travis and Bexar counties have agreed to join Austin in a commuter rail district; a dozen local governments explore forming an Early Action Compact for clean air; and Envision Central Texas has six workshops set this week: See Austin Stories and Happenings.

Justice for All (not the Houston death penalty advocates but the Kansas anti-abortion campaign) sued UT over its speech polices, saying the group's rights were violated last year by restrictions on its campus anti-abortion display.

Sen. Phil Gramm cashed in some political chips this week, announcing plans to join investment-banking giant UBS Warburg after leaving office: See Beyond City Limits.

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