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May 24, 2018

"There are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas."

– Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, blaming school shootings on the amount of doors, following last week's shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead

May 17, 2018

"Where are you???"

– Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, following the “underwhelming” turnout for early voting on Monday (9,932 votes, including mail-in ballots, or 1.34% of registered voters). 4,060 residents voted on Tuesday.

May 10, 2018

"I'm not a losing campaign."

– HD 46 run-off candidate Sheryl Cole in response to competitor Chito Vela calling her attack on his voting in the 2010 Republican primary the strategy of a "losing campaign"

May 3, 2018

"A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog."

– Judge James Graves Jr., in dissent of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to uphold a revised version of the Texas voter ID law

April 26, 2018

"It's 11:59 on the CodeNEXT clock, and I don't know what's been changed."

– Zoning & Platting Commission Chair Jolene Kiolbassa

April 19, 2018

"Like some stormy sermon from Trump on the virtues of chastity, I believe these House Republicans today deserve a gold medal for hypocrisy."

– U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett during remarks on the House floor after Republicans proposed a vote on a balanced budget amendment

April 12, 2018

"In summary, Census 2020 could be one of the most challenging decennial counts of this country's population in modern history."

– City Demographer Ryan Robinson, in a memo to the mayor and City Council, outlining city preparations for the 2020 U.S. census

April 5, 2018

"I think it's contrary to reason to think that any department can police themselves when a complaint is turned in to the executive team and expect there to be a just outcome."

– Austin Firefighters Assoc. President Bob Nicks, on the city’s current process for investigating harassment complaints against public safety department chiefs

March 29, 2018

"Let's do a resolution next week that APD wears blue uniforms. Oh, they already do."

– Council Member Delia Garza, during deliberations last week on Item 47, concerning police staffing

March 22, 2018

"We do not understand what motivated him to do what he did."

– Interim Police Chief Brian Manley, at a press conference Wednesday morning announcing the death of Mark Anthony Conditt, the primary suspect in the Austin bombings

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