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Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Former Austin mayor jumps ship for academia, effective April 30
"...Kirk Watson, Austin's well-liked former mayor and its District 14..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Kirk Watson Begins His Long Goodbye
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...transition from partisan player into Elder Statesman, state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, was reflective with the local press corps..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...transition from partisan player into Elder Statesman, state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, was reflective with the local press corps..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sen. Kirk Watson on the 86th Texas Legislature
“In Texas, we don’t focus on what our needs are; we focus on what we want to pay”
"...Kirk Watson, the former Austin mayor, is entering his fifth..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

As Kirk Watson Exits, a Special Election for Senator's Successor Looms
Three Democratic elected officials are considering the race
"...Texas Sen. Kirk Watson is not dying, nor is he being shot..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison and Austin Sanders

My Kirk Watson Moment
There is a reason I'm in print and not broadcasting
"...It wasn't that spectacular. In fact, perhaps a la Kirk Watson, I was caught a bit off-guard by the..."

March 3, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Doesn't Like Kirk Watson
"...Dear Chronicle, Former Mayor Kirk Watson, Mr. High Profile figure, has the credibility of..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Postmarks

Gov. Watson?
San Antonio senator steps out of gubernatorial primaries, touts Austinite's candidacy
"...won't run, but that she thinks Austin's own Sen. Kirk Watson should...."

June 23, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Watson Makes It Rain
Kirk Watson teaches the kids about money. Step 1 - Get a contract with the city!
"...better to lead Austin's "Financial Fitness Week" than Sen. Kirk Watson, who knows a thing or two about making..."

April 16, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Watson to Lead Senate Dems
Travis County senator to replace San Antonio's Van de Putte
"...shuffle in the Democratic caucus has been announced: Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, is replacing San Antonio's Sen. Leticia Van..."

June 28, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Watson Says 4-Way Travis Split Unnecessary
Senator submits own map that keeps most of Austin in Dist. 14
"...he’d better try again. Among them was Austin Sen. Kirk Watson, who said the map’s four-way split of Travis..."

May 12, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Watson Takes What He Can Get
Austin senator cuts budget breather from five days to two
"...Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson definitely understands lawmaking sometimes requires taking half a..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Watson's 'Honesty Agenda' Moves Forward
Fiscal clarity bills attached to others as amendments
"...pronounced his “Honesty Agenda” on life support, Austin Sen. Kirk Watson found a way to revive the patient...."

May 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Watson Versus Major Events
Austin Senator switches F1 funding position in tight budget
"...lying down with your lambs yet? Last night Sen. Kirk Watson, the Austin Democrat that got Formula One added..."

May 26, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin @ Large: Welcome Back, Kirk
Kirk Watson's new job at the chamber stands at odds with his "message" as mayor.
"...done -- inadvertently, I trust -- to its friend Kirk Watson...."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

King Kirk
illustration by Doug Potter
"...TOP NINE SIGNS THAT MAYOR KIRK WATSON IS THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING..."

Jan. 8, 1999 News Column

Council on Kirk
Council members comment on Kirk Watson's administration.
"...Kirk Watson's departure from the dais this week means readjustment..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

MAYOR: Watson's Plastic Past
"...getting the vote out like crazy. On Tuesday, front-runner Kirk Watson was at the University of Texas, hanging around..."

May 2, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Statewide Watson
An early preview of Kirk Watson's race for attorney general
"...to say much about the statewide races, where Mayor Kirk Watson will face off for attorney general against former..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

The Watson Way
Mayor Kirk Watson talks about challenges for austin during his next term.
"...three opponents in the May City Council election, Mayor Kirk Watson already has his mind on his probable second..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

'Chronicle' Owes Yoda an Apology Over Watson
"...the seemingly short-term memory of your readers in picking Kirk Watson as Best Citizen or your staff for glorifying..."

Oct. 18, 2005 Postmarks

Watson's Way
In Austin city politics, it's Mayor Kirk Watson's way or no way at all.
"...Kirk Watson warned us. In the speech he made after..."

Sept. 29, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

On the Lege: Freshman Watson Thrives in Senate Environment
Lege is preferable to City Hall for former mayor
"...significant political strides during their first legislative session, but Kirk Watson has managed to rack up some noteworthy achievements..."

May 18, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Budget: The Kirk's Notes Version
Watson secures 48 hours for reviewing budget changes
"...Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson understands that lawmaking sometimes requires taking half a..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Watson Surveys Stakeholders on Cap Metro Reforms
Now is the time to act, senator says
"...2008, and now Austin state senator and CAMPO Chair Kirk Watson says it's time to act. Last week, Watson..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Brown Lands Watson and Doggett
County Judge candidate garners major endorsements
"...trio of prominent Democrats: philanthropist Ellen Richards, state Sen. Kirk Watson, and Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Brown followed with..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Watson's Way
Mayor's Homeless Package Leaves Some People Cold
"...It's a good thing, then, that we've got Mayor Kirk Watson on the job, because he clearly is not..."

April 24, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Watson Wants Travis Whole in SBOE
Senate committee moves map keeping Travis split
"...That drew protest from Austin Sen. Kirk Watson, who is not a member of the committee...."

April 27, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Watson for State Senate
Travis County Senator strikes himself off gubernatorial candidate list
"...With these words, Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, has taken himself out of contention to..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Watson Says Renewable Energy Bill Likely Dead
SB 541 "the victim of House politics"
"...Austin Sen. Kirk Watson had high hopes for his Senate Bill 541,..."

May 27, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

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