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Democrats Unite Behind Howard for District 48
GOP uncertain how to approach run-off
"...Whatever reasons the Democrats had for not uniting behind Donna Howard before last week's special..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Preying for Votes: The Governor's Preachers
Perry and religious conservatives get together to bash gays
"...chance to hear Gov. Rick Perry reiterate his support for legislating morality...."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Independent Citizen's Commission for Redistricting Is the Answer
"...Saturday, getting signatures on a petition showing grassroots support for an independent citizen's commission for redistricting. We got hundreds..."

Aug. 13, 2003 Postmarks

‘Martinez for Austin’ Kicks Off Campaign
Council member opens all-city tour at Barton Springs
"...from Barton Springs, incumbent City Council Member Mike Martinez formally kicked off his “Mike Martinez for Austin” mayoral campaign..."

April 5, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Then There's This: Longing for the Future
For better or worse, SOS was a political game-changer
"...I had swung by for what I thought would be a quick pick-up of..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Elliott Naishtat Retiring, Dems Brace for Primary
Update: six candidates already filed to replace veteran rep
"...County House delegation, has announced he will not run for re-election. His departure has already sparked a flurry of..."

Dec. 10, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Culinary Wish List for Austin in 2013
Epicurean hopes and desires in 2013
" coalesce around common goals. Many of my wishes for the coming year are in that same vein...."

Dec. 28, 2012 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

McMurrey Endorses Noriega for Senate
Despite key policy differences, defeated candidate will support victor against Cornyn
"...schoolteacher who placed third in the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate, has endorsed winner Rick Noriega in the..."

March 10, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Going 'All Out' for Sochi
Corporate actions still speak louder than words
"...opening ceremony begins on Friday, but today thousands of people are gathering in cities around the world to pressure..."

Feb. 5, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Lawrence Everett Forbes

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...and her privacy disappear. She knows what it's like for her pregnant body to ache on a thin jail..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Safety for Some
The mayor tries to find a way to placate Uber and Lyft
" Ultimatums reliably heighten the stakes. And they're plenty informative, too; what's most important suddenly will stand out in..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Katie Matlack

Looking for Tony
Democrats are settling on Tony Sanchez as their next gubernatorial candidate before anyone has an idea who he is.
"...El Pasoans "grew up" with Sandra Day O'Connor, a former homegirl...."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Something to Live For
"'s simple power. While he had dabbled in spirituals before, Dorsey later recalled that song as the moment of..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

No Need for Election Detox
County Judge primary campaign begins to bubble
"...a local political junkie concerned about going cold turkey for Thanksgiving, there’s no need to worry. March 2014 primary..."

Nov. 10, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Shea to Run for Mayor
Former council member says city needs vision and leadership
"...tighter water-quality regulations, will officially kick off her bid for mayor at 6pm Wednesday at Threadgill's World Headquarters. Shea..."

Jan. 31, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

For the Activist Who Has Everything
Useless political gifts for the holiday season
"...tchotchkes going all the way back to the 1789 campaigns...."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature

Smoking Ordinance Headed for the Ballot
Onward Austin gets its anti-smoking signatures
" officials view tobacco use as an epidemic, responsible for 5 million deaths a year worldwide. Wherever you stand,..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Point Austin: Questions for Candidates
The answers aren't easy
"...weeks – and now seven mayoral candidates. So much for my prognostications...."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Pct. 2 Campaigns Trade Barbs
As election day nears, the sparks are flying
"...With less than a week to go before early voting begins for the March primary that will..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

A New Era for the Travis County Democratic Party
After years of infighting and a tumultuous election in March, the TCDP must now proceed as one
"...Anne Wynne had just called to concede the race for chairperson of the Travis County Democratic Party...."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Crowdfund for the Win
Where the shoestring meets Web savvy
" one of three things: 1) ask your parents for a loan, 2) apply for a grant from a..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Race for HD 50 Enters Stretch Run
Dem contenders work the district and proclaim confidence
"...With only two weeks before the October 21 start of early voting in the..."

Oct. 7, 2013 News Post by Christopher Hooks

Time for a Change in SD 25
"...Dear Editor, Why is it that so few newspapers inform the public of alternate political candidates, e.g., that Kathi..."

April 6, 2006 Postmarks

Intense Campaign Over Props 1 & 2 Are Good for All: Besides, It's the Council's Fault
"...democracy – or at least not the part about people strongly disagreeing with each other [“Page Two,” May 12]...."

May 11, 2006 Postmarks

Hightower Report: Ken the Sex Cop for Governor
Ken the Sex Cop for Governor
" hardly alone in the strange world of oversexed campaigns – and at least he wasn't trying to put..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Column

Three Simple Tips for Fun Phone Banking
Looking to do more to get out the vote? Here you go!
"...two months until the commencement of early voting, Get-Out-to-Vote efforts are about to kick into high gear!..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Chron Events Post by Benjamin Speigner

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor
Local leaders help kickoff campaign
"...Sheryl Cole officially announced that she is indeed running for mayor of Austin, thereby revealing the worst kept secret..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

The People's Courts
Dems square off in three races
"...County's five justices of the peace oversee, essentially, the "people's courts" – they consider, for example, lawsuits involving less..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Page Two: Living Just Enough for the City
City sound limits and national anti-immigration movements share absolutism and intransigence
"...should earn and not one that it should assume for itself. Since then I've only changed my mind a..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Column by Louis Black

A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?
"...the upcoming mayoral campaign between incumbent Steve Adler and former Council Member Laura Morrison, as reflected in their own..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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