Here we are, in that brief window between turkey and tree, and if you haven't already got enough to do, your city is asking you to return for the second historic round of 10-1 City Council voting – and a couple more, for Austin Community College board of trustees, and AISD school board. Our endorsements are listed elsewhere in this issue, and in full online. Here the News staff, which has been following these races since early in 2014, takes another brief look at each race, describing both the policy differences and the practical politics of what's happening between now and Second Election Day: Dec. 16. If your head's still spinning with holiday wine, take a deep breath, have a good read, and prepare yourself for the final contests. – Michael King
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