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Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...Software engineer Kennedy has soldiered on in this difficult, 12-county district for two cycles and is savvy about what..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...offices of elected officials in Austin, Round Rock, Travis County, Williamson County, the Texas Legislature and several state agencies...."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Eastern Crescent’s Path to Get Past Pandemic Is Rough
Finding a way out proves elusive for East Austin and beyond
"...Latinx Austinites account for just over one-third of Travis County's population, they account for nearly half of COVID-related deaths,..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Month-by-Month Guide to Election 2020 Madness
From local policy to the national election, we just want you to vote, OK?
"...The one-hour required training is offered by the Travis County Tax Office, typically on Saturdays at various locations; check..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Partisan
"...will see one of five races on your Travis County ballot: Districts 10, 17, 21, 25, and 35 are..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature

Dem Results: Few Surprises
Several Democratic incumbents easily secured victory Tuesday night
"...highlights of the contested races we followed in Travis County and elsewhere: U.S. Rep., District 35: Lloyd Doggett..."

June 1, 2012 News Feature

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...open space acquisition front and center. The city and county are each developing bond proposals that may include money..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Dark Horses
The redistricted Centex Democrats bravely into battle go
"...sedan cruises down U.S. 290 East toward the Travis County line. At that point, we will leave the boundaries..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

As Tax Protests Begin, Travis Central Appraisal District Catches Heat
The causes and effects of the ongoing TCAD controversy
"...Each spring, TCAD mails Travis County property owners the assessments that determine how much county..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Flippin' the Birds
Closing parts of Balcones Canyon Preserve angers mountain bikers and doesn't do enough to save wildlife.
"...is an extensive checkerboard of acreage throughout western Travis County, acquired to offset the pressure of development on endangered..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

New Districts Set the Stage for the Politics of the 2020s
The city and state begin to show their work
"...between them), Houston and its suburbs (especially Fort Bend County), and the Metroplex. The smaller cities and rural counties..."

Sept. 24, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...or pay in jail, say officials from Austin, Travis County, and other area municipalities. The semiannual warrant roundup will..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Point Austin: Sounds Like a Plan
CAMPO's 2035 Plan reads like a dream of a different Central Texas
"...might lose your nerve to drive anywhere in the five-county area ....)..."

April 16, 2010 News Column by Michael King

March 1 Democratic Primary Endorsements (No Filler)
All our endorsements collected on one easy-to-print page
"...No endorsement Land Commissioner: Jay Kleberg Agriculture Commissioner: Susan Hays CENTRAL TEXAS..."

Feb. 10, 2022 News Post

The Run-Off: Live Election Coverage
An historic race crosses the finish line
"...10:42pm: Travis County Election office has issued the final, unofficial election results...."

Dec. 16, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Soup's on from Envision Central Texas -- the five-county regional planning campaign is finally ready to release the..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Count Me In
there's power in numbers with the census 2000 data.
"...census in 1990; the number of federal dollars Travis County lost as a result of that undercount; and the..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...non-Anglo and roughly half-Hispanic district stretching from the Williamson County line, east of I-35, all the way to the..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Will Medicaid Buy a Medical School?
Waiver program could have payoff of hundreds of millions
"...a wide-ranging four-year tax forecast from each of Travis County's major property-taxing entities. There, amid hopes for urban rail,..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Election Results
State and local tallies
"...{ text-align:center; } table.data tr.section { background-color:#EEEEEE; } GovernorStatewideTravis County Bill Dear6,5741.0%3310.9% Bill White516,62176.0%34,41490.2% Felix Rodriguez Alvarado33,7085.0%5041.3% Farouk Shami87,26812.8%2,3846.3%..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature

Texas Voters Prove Once Again They Don't Always Know Who They're Voting For
Throwing darts at the ballot
"...James White, R-Hillister, and will face Austin attorney Susan Hays in November...."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Grassroots Organizers Take on Erin Zwiener in Redrawn HD 45
Shades of blue, red, and brown
"...Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, and formerly including all of Hays and Blanco counties. Those mostly Republican voters in Dripping..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Pipeline, Drought Key Issues in the Aquifer Conservation District Election
The Aquifer simmers in bottom-of-ballot race
"...different precincts, which encompass 247 square miles of Caldwell, Hays, and Travis counties. The groundwater in this area has..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Key Races on the November Ballot
A quick guide to the biggest contests to tide you over until endorsements
"...freshmen James Talarico and John Bucy III in Williamson County, Vikki Goodwin in western Travis, and Erin Zwiener in..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows
It’s closing time
"...spring festival season – Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt ordered that all bars and restaurant..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills
Senate prioritizes anti-abortion bills during special session
"...4 by Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, prohibits transactions between county and city governments and abortion providers and affiliates. With..."

July 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions
Senate OKs bill restricting abortion access for abused minors
"...and prevents minors from obtaining bypass in an outside county (unless there are fewer than 10,000 residents)...."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Anti-Abortion Bill Aimed at Minors Advances
Senate gives preliminary nod to bill restricting judicial bypass
"...and prevents minors from obtaining bypass in an outside county (unless there are fewer than 10,000 residents)...."

May 25, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Sex Offenders Exposed
Are sex offender laws causing more harm than good?
"...and coordinating with Jan Fewell (a member from Williamson County, who joined after a friend of her daughter landed..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Updates and upgrades badly needed
"...business-management consulting firm SDSM Inc., which was presented to county commissioners on July 21...."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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