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Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...the target of a current bill filed by Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin. (During a Tuesday, Feb. 5, press conference..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion
"...to purge Latinos from voter rolls," said Austin Rep. Celia Israel, who is pushing legislation to create an online..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

LGBTQ Caucus' Queer Priorities at the Texas Capitol
House's recently formed caucus announces top causes for 2019
"...time. Formed by the House’s five LGBTQ representatives González, Celia Israel (D-Austin), Jessica González, Julie Johnson (D-Carroll­ton), and Erin..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...the Texas polls, some legislators, such as state Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, are working on the flip side to..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus
"...events, veteran Reps. Mary González of El Paso and Celia Israel of Austin have joined with newcomers Jessica González..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Qmmunity
Signs of hope in the Capitol
"...stay foggy, Dan.) And while we're celebrating: House Reps. Celia Israel (D-Austin) and Mary González (D-El Paso), along with..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Don't Count on It
"...Dear Editor, Michael King describes Kirk Watson, Eddie Rodriguez, Celia Israel, and the new Democrats in the Texas Lege..."

Jan. 7, 2019 Postmarks

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...Celia Israel, a former staffer for Gov. Ann Richards and..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...what is best for the party in charge. Rep. Celia Israel (HD 50)..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Qmmunity
A new year to be queer-er
"...LGBTQ+ rights. For instance, did you know state Rep. Celia Israel has already filed a bill (House Bill 517)..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: The Gavel Descends
The 86th Texas Legislature: Hoping for the Best ...
"...At a minimum, suspects Rep. Celia Israel, the school funding question will likely require a..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Rep. Vikki Goodwin on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I worry when people talk about property tax caps [and not] where the revenue is going to come from instead”
"...Ranch, which is bogged down with traffic. I know Celia Israel is working on legislation that would allow buses..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Quote of the Week
"...– State Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, noting that the state’s bloated rainy day..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Column

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...has failed before for all the usual reasons. Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, will again try to help transit providers,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Election Coverage: The Texas Lege: A Tight Squeeze
Texas Dems put incumbents through the wringer
"...Meanwhile, Reps. Donna Howard, Celia Israel, Eddie Rodriguez (all of whom ran unopposed) and..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Chronicle Endorsements: County, Statewide, and Federal Races
What, you expected us to endorse a Republican in 2018?
"...State Rep., District 50: Celia Israel..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Election Notes: New Names for AISD, Council
News from the campaign trails
"...political candidates of late, including Bernie Sanders, Wendy Davis, Celia Israel, and Mandy Dealey, who ran in D10 in..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?
"...on June 3 were: Wilhelmina Delco, Wendy Davis, Rep. Celia Israel, Sheriff Sal­ly Hernandez, Rep. Donna Howard, Dis­­trict Attorney..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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
"...some form of stability. In Wynne, who state Rep. Celia Israel considers a "political mom," they had their rock...."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Judge Finds Texas Violated National Voter Registration Act
Motor voter mayhem
"...voter registration – a first for Texas. Austin Rep. Celia Israel, who sought to pass a bill to do..."

April 10, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

2018 Primary Election Notes
The news you need
"...Wynne include Sen. Kirk Watson, Rep. Donna Howard, Rep. Celia Israel, and Rep. Gina Hinojosa. Her opponent, Dyana Limon-Mercado,..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by News Staff

Adler Kicks Off
Steve Adler tells supporters “together we will win this campaign!”
"...State Senator Kirk Watson was followed by state Rep. Celia Israel; former Housing and Urban Development Secretary (and former..."

Jan. 15, 2018 News Post by Michael King

The Epic of Dawnna Dukes
And what a year it's been
"...accusing fellow Travis County state Reps. Donna Howard and Celia Israel of conspiring against her with the Statesman. She..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...PolitiFact Called Out: Austin Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Celia Israel, and other legislators hit back at Austin American-Statesman..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature

2018 Primary Election Filing Time
And the candidates are ...
"...State Rep., District 50 D: Celia Israel..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Travis County Dem Chair Shuffle
Who wants to run the Democratic Party here in Austin?
"...Sen. Kirk Watson; state Reps. Gina Hinojosa, Donna Howard, Celia Israel, and Eddie Rodriguez; and District Attorney Margaret Moore...."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dawnna Dukes’ Conspiracy
State representative gets wild with Texas Tribune
"...other than fellow local Dem Reps. Donna Howard and Celia Israel, who apparently were hugger-mugger with the Statesman –..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rick Cofer Withdraws From Race for Travis County Democratic Chair
Frontrunner's exit clouds what looked like one-horse race
"...state Reps. Gina Hinojosa, Eddie Rodriguez, Donna Howard, and Celia Israel; District Attorney Margaret Moore; Sheriff Sally Hernandez; and..."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
Austin's Pride celebration is happening this Saturday!
"...Bar Association CLE 2017: The Empire Strikes Back Rep. Celia Israel, attorney and advocate Claire Bow, UT Prof. Ariel..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

County Judge Sarah Eckhardt on Greg Abbott's Texas Hammer
“Local control had been a darling of the state for years, and now it has become the enemy”
"...fix both in the modern world. With state Rep. Celia Israel, moderated by the Statesman's Ben Wear. AT&T Center,..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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