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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

Austin at Large: Easy to Be Hard, Easy to Vote No
What did we learn from the tiny, noisy Texas primaries? A few morning-after insights
"...night, apparently intended to prepare the way for a GOP takeover of Harris County elections. Troubling if true!) Apesh*t's..."

March 4, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Greg Casar’s Landslide Win Virtually Ensures TX-35 Seat
Plus where other races stand
"...a May run-off and then beat back a staunch GOP challenge in the general, Casar can immediately work to..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Democrat Judicial Candidates Celebrate Primary Wins
Nominees will breeze to election in deep-blue Travis County
"...been part of the attraction. (Eiserloh will face the GOP appointee to this civil court, Cleve Doty, in November,..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

SXSW EDU Takes on School Board Wars and Mental Health on Campus
Speakers take on top educational problems, March 7-10
"...realities that might make white kids (or old white GOP billionaires) uncomfortable. Programming at SXSW EDU includes both deep..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

The Ultra-Low-Turnout Primary Election (Almost) Devoid of Drama
Tiny landslides in Travis County and beyond
"...One of the standard GOP responses to last year's charges of voter suppression was:..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Activist/Attorney Lulu Flores Claims House Seat She Sought 20 Years Ago
And other State Representative results
"...to be safely Democratic. More interesting are the local GOP contests for the districts that got reddened by redistricting...."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
Texas primary first out the starting gate
"...another.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 2, 2022 Despite establishment GOP waging a hard campaign against him, @MillerForTexas looking pretty..."

March 1, 2022 News Post by the News Staff

Election Ticker: The Calm in the Eye of the Storm
Wild punches, campaign cash, and early voting insights
"...days of early voting saw a hefty spike in GOP turnout at Manor ISD headquarters - 900 voters, compared..."

Feb. 27, 2022 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture
Priorities include economic incentives for small farms, rural health care, and internet access
"...– something Ireson worries is less palatable to a GOP-controlled legislature. She says living near Alpine during the pandemic..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests
Shock and awe at mass indictment in Black Lives Matter protest shootings
"...November 2020 and who is currently running in the GOP primary for House District 19. The round that hit..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Twitter Flame War Fires Up Austin FC Supporters to Help the Unhoused
For Los Verdes, y'all means all
"...approved reinstatement of the camping ban, even as the GOP-led Save Austin Now political action committee threatened litigation against..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Kit O’Connell

“We Need Texas in This Fight”
Elizabeth Warren stumps for Casar, a growing progressive coalition in D.C., and affordable housing
"...offer paid sick leave was struck down by the all-GOP Texas Supreme Court; efforts to decriminalize homelessness were overturned..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AOC Brings the Texas Heat
Progressive star stumps for Casar, Cisneros campaigns
"...does folks along the border, and one where the GOP thinks it has a chance to flip the seat..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Clerk Contenders Look to Build on DeBeauvoir’s Legacy
Limon-Mercado, Lockhart vying to be county's next elections official
"...where those rights are constantly being suppressed by its GOP rulers. Vying for the opportunity to build on that..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Nearly a Dozen Contested Races on the Election Docket
Judging the judges
"...and the 3CA race) will go on to face GOP opponents in November. Ten seats are uncontested in this..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us
"...Lloyd Doggett, and Joaquin Castro superheroically strafing their bumbling GOP colleagues daily while also leading toward better workers' rights..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

James Talarico and David Alcorta Lay Out Progressive Agendas for HD 50
Two Dems running, 'cross the line
"...Despite winning the GOP-held open House District 52 seat in the blue wave..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: The Things That Slip Our Mind
One man, one gun, and the harrowing results of our leaders' moral and policy failures
"...the Texas Supreme Court. He was abruptly unseated by GOP primary voters in favor of a dude named Steven..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

A Lively Crowd Seeks the Open House District 51 Seat
The Southeast Seven
"...(HD 45) pretty safe paths to reelection, as their GOP challengers from 2020 are now running in the new..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

A Race to the Right in Austin's Affluent Suburbs
There's red in there them hills
"...Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, now running for land commissioner. Senate GOP mapmakers instead opted to reconfigure Buckingham's Senate District 24..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Judge vs. Judge in the 419th District Court Primary
This time it's personal
"...a Republican at least three times, voted regularly in GOP primaries, and donated to Republican causes. Asked in the..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Michael King

Grassroots Organizers Take on Erin Zwiener in Redrawn HD 45
Shades of blue, red, and brown
"...year, to create districts of roughly equal size meant GOP mapmakers had to move nearly 50,000 residents out of..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...That's because TX-35 has once again morphed in a GOP-controlled redistricting cycle, although the 2021 version has been kinder..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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