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Protecting Austinites’ Reproductive Rights
A package of city measures in response to Dobbs decision
"...on the offensive," she told reporters. And the Texas GOP, she continued, is unlikely to stop with bodily autonomy..."

July 29, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: Protecting Austinites' Reproductive Rights
Package of measures in response to Dobbs decision
"...go on the offensive," Fuentes told reporters. The Texas GOP, Fuentes continued, is unlikely to stop with bodily autonomy..."

July 22, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Good Thing Austin’s Here!
Otherwise, “Texas” would be synonymous with persistent brokenness and failure
"...This is the part of the story where our GOP friends come out and boo-yah and spike the football,..."

July 15, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...knows (the senator was loudly booed at the Texas GOP convention last month)...."

July 8, 2022 News Feature

Your Best Midterm Bets in the Dobbs Era
Vote hard, with a vengeance
"...order of likelihood, the best chances to flip a GOP Senate seat are Pennsylvania (John Fetterman) and Wisconsin (primary..."

July 1, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: We Knew This Was Trouble
Institutional Democrats fail their parenting tests at the dawn of the Dobbs era
"...Old people like me remember the last time the GOP lined up a Supreme Court that they thought would..."

July 1, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Meanwhile, Back on January 6
Congressional hearings are demanding a reckoning
"...was stolen" and gets cheers for it. And in GOP primaries across the country, it is largely understood that..."

July 1, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin at Large: Good Guys With Guns Gone Bad
Will the Uvalde massacre blame game drain all the energy from firearms reform?
"...T, as are the activists who demanded the Texas GOP deem all gun control blasphemous, among many other wild..."

June 24, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...OMG GOP: Some highlights of the new Republican Party of Texas..."

June 24, 2022 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...GOP for Gun Reform? A group of bigwig Texas GOP..."

June 10, 2022 News Feature

Few Election Surprises as Texas Finally Finishes Its Primaries
The field is set
"...that translated to just under 1 million on the GOP side and just under half a million on the..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Blamed After Break-Ins at Future Housing for People Exiting Homelessness
Former Candlewood Suites hotel broken into and vandalized
"...everyone and not committing crimes, before local and state GOP leaders worked in concert to make those encampments themselves..."

May 20, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Preview: More Eighth Street Cash, More VMU Talk
Beanbag rounds, babies, and buildings on the agenda
"...faces former Council Member Ellen Troxclair in next week's GOP primary run-off for Texas House District 19 – have..."

May 20, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Chronicle Endorsements for the May 24 Democratic Run-Offs
From Congress to land commissioner, here are our picks
"...All would be two orders of magnitude better than GOP incumbent Ken Paxton, who will almost certainly win his..."

May 13, 2022 News Feature by The 'Chronicle' News staff

May 24 Primary Run-Off Elections
Early Voting May 16-20; Election Day Tue., May 24
"...and comptroller for the Dems, railroad commissioner for the GOP, and attorney general and land com­missioner for both. Locally,..."

May 13, 2022 News Feature

May 7 Elections Give Validation to Austin's Values
A taste of Austin politics in the suburbs
"...thing most voters want to talk about; the state GOP brain trust at the Texas Public Policy Foundation greeted..."

May 13, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

MAGAs Win in Lake Travis and Georgetown ISDs
The right marches on school boards
"...PAC, with help from some players in the Texas GOP political apparatus, came out on top by wide margins...."

May 13, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

How the Filibuster Has Already Undermined Democracy
The recent attacks on reproductive rights reveal another reason to let the filibuster burn
"...has been effectively gutted by the Supreme Court, the GOP is engaging in a nationwide effort to suppress minority..."

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Michael King

Austin at Large: Look What We Made Them Do
So, why do these creeps care so much about other people’s abortions, anyway?
"...opinion by Justice Sam Alito, and the clearly coordinated GOP spin around that leak, provides some early talking points..."

May 6, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Abortion Advocates on What Happens Next
Texans once again have an unfortunate head start in having their rights stripped away
"...60 votes needed in the Senate to clear a GOP filibuster (read more). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on her..."

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Deep-Pocket Donors Fund Right-Wing School Board Candidates in the Austin Suburbs
Drama outside of town
"...Brendan Steinhouser, an Austin-based GOP political consultant and early tea party organizer, is providing..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Federal Funds Flow Into Waterloo’s “Confluence”
A creek runs through it, still
"...the "bipartisan" infrastructure bill that none of Doggett's four GOP colleagues currently representing parts of Austin, including the Confluence,..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Moontower Review: New Faces of Comedy
Auditioning comics go wild in six minute slots
"...America, and an abortion bit that smashed straight through GOP pro-life hypocrisy and elicited an audible gasp as well..."

April 22, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Fear, Anxiety for Texas Trans Kids Under GOP Attack
Republicans' moral panic leads to real panic for marginalized kids
"...anti-trans moral panic sweeps through the Lone Star State's GOP base voters and their leaders...."

April 22, 2022 News Feature by Kit O’Connell

Austin at Large: We Can Survive the New Boom
But we need to throw our entire weight into increasing our power as Texans
"...better, more equitable tax policy, in ways that many GOP lawmakers are not going to find repulsive? This is..."

April 22, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Wait, There Are Two May Elections?
Yup. The May 7 local election and the May 24 primary run-off
"...and comptroller for the Dems, railroad commissioner for the GOP, and attorney general and land com­missioner for both. Locally,..."

April 22, 2022 News Feature

Whether Saving Lives During the Freeze or Saving the City From Save Austin Now, Bob Nicks Just Helped
"I didn’t do a thing. I sat in my office and dispatched people. But I was part of it.”
"...Save Austin Now, the GOP-aligned political action committee that in May 2021 succeeded in..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Texas Democrats and Republicans Disagree on Cause of Sex Trafficking Scandal
Twisted priorities at DFPS-contracted Bastrop facility
"...Despite the new information, Democratic challengers to Texas' GOP leadership stand by criticism that longstanding mismanagement of state..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Austin At Large: We Didn’t Demand a Recount
But maybe we should have? How “election integrity” rules could change outcomes
"...Travis ballot.) But since it's unlikely that a near-miss GOP candidate is going to sue over this and get..."

March 11, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Voters Prove Once Again They Don't Always Know Who They're Voting For
Throwing darts at the ballot
"...To the delight of the Texas GOP political establishment, Attorney General Ken Pax­ton, who remains under..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

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