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Barrientos Declines to Run
Retired Austin state senator says he'll support Eckhardt
"...Saltillo press conference Wednesday morning, retired state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos said that despite requests from many quarters, he has..."

Feb. 20, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Barrientos on CD 25
Austin's state senator defends his endorsement of Leticia Hinojosa
"...Austin state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos began by emphasizing that point, and would return to..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Celebrating Barrientos
Gonzalo Barrientos is stepping down at the end of his current legislative term in January, after 21 years in the Senate and 10 years in the House.
"...retiring, just changing gloves," declared Austin state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, at a Sept. 13 Scholz Garten celebration of the..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Don't Blame Sen. Barrientos
"...process and substance in his call to bring Sen. Barrientos back from "his 'escape' from democracy." Like an aging..."

Aug. 20, 2003 Postmarks


Aug. 4, 2003 Postmarks

Point Austin: Senator Farewell
Gonzalo Barrientos steps down from his place as the people's senator
"...Austin Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos is not among them. Announcing his retirement after this..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Column by Michael King

The Battle for Senate District 14
Incumbent Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos faces a serious challenge in Dellionaire Ben Bentzin
"...which the 60-year-old, 27-year legislative journeyman, Democratic Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, faces the 37-year-old, overnight high-tech millionaire and philanthropist, Republican..."

Aug. 23, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Barrientos Apologetic
"...Longtime State Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, pled no contest Tuesday before Travis County Judge..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dearest Departed
Emma Barrientos
"...When a sudden illness took Señora Barrientos last December, it stunned her family and the whole..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Best of Austin Feature

The Daily Hustle: 8/19/10 (Updated)
Emma Barrientos honored by council
"...Mexican American Cultural Center to honor the late Emma Barrientos. But that’s not so say all speakers were unanimous..."

Aug. 19, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Best Senator Emeritus
Gonzalo Barrientos
"...public service, 20 in the state Senate, Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos announced he will not seek another term and will..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

Best State Legislator
Gonzalo Barrientos
"...Our local man in the dome, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (D), served in the Texas House beginning in 1975..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

¡Gaytino! A Universal Experience
Dan Guerrero's one-man show comes to Austin for one night only
"...Dan Guerrero invites you to travel back to 1950s..."

Dec. 3, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Barrientos Misrepresented
"...Members of the Lege, including Austin's own Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, did not like this, and threatened Austin would pay..."

May 7, 1999 Column

Best Texas Legislator
Gonzalo Barrientos
" limit Austin's annexation powers. The filibuster failed, but Barrientos won a compromise with his bill, SB 1395...."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Best Texas Legislator
Gonzalo Barrientos

July 30, 1993 Best of Austin Feature

Best Texas Legislator
Gonzalo Barrientos

Aug. 23, 1991 Best of Austin Feature

Oppel's Memory Hole
Statesman editor Rich Oppel blasts Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, but may not have checked his facts.
"...eye on the record of Austin state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos and found the senator wanting ("Could November election be..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Facing the South
The Democratic primary for the new CD 25 pits Austin's Lloyd Doggett against McAllen's Leticia Hinojosa
"...In Austin, Hinojosa is being backed by Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, who insists his snub of Doggett is nothing personal,..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Redistricting Shuffle Commences
Doggett jumps into the new District 25, Barrientos is peeved; Congressional wannabes find themselves on the new Texas map.
"...around U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, who 10 years ago were briefly rivals for Doggett's..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...critiqued my column in the Statesman on Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos. A highlight was King's quotation of Glen Maxey, who..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column

Lines in the Sand
Austin Legislators Prepare to Redraw Their Own Districts -- While Doing Business as Usual
"...Sen. Gonzalo BarrientosDistrict 14 (Austin)..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Three Progressives Eye Biscoe's Seat
Former Sen. Barrientos, Commissioner Eckhardt, Dem Party Chair Andy Brown are top contenders
"...Former State Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos will be widely remembered for at least two political..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Everybody suddenly wants to take credit for commuter rail.
"...and that would be Bentzin's opponent: State Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos. (Not that Krusee is totally extraneous here, but still..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Kick Me, I'm From Austin
Visiting the Lege, City Council, and Bergstrom
"...Then there's Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who scored on Austin's behalf last week when he..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

HD 50: Will Dem Split Enable GOP?
Front-runners emerge in the race to replace Strama
"...and long-established Austin Tejano Democrats. Former state Senator Gonzalo Barrientos joined the group in its infancy*[Corrected: see note below];..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Small Victories
The Travis Co. Lege delegation closed shop with a few achievements
"...Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, recalled 2003's re-redistricting fiasco and offered a backhanded..."

June 10, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Travis Co.'s three House Democrats eagerly endorse Rep. Doggett
"...Breaking ranks with their Senate counterpart Gonzalo Barrientos, the three Democratic members of the Travis Co. delegation..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Albuquerque or Bust!
The Texas Senate Democrats make a stand in New Mexico against congressional redistricting.
"...evoked angry responses from several senators, including Austin's Gonzalo Barrientos and McAllen's Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa. Barrientos recalled family members..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Grappling for the Gavel
"...That may be a big "if," says Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, although thus far the line is holding. The..."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

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