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HD 50: Circular Dem Firing Squad
Rifts deepen among candidates
"...Nov. 5 special election to succeed retired state Rep. Mark Strama (gone to Google Fiber) in North Austin's House..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

It's Lonely at the Polls
Early voting kicks off with a whimper
"...the special election in House District 50 to finish Mark Strama's unexpired legislative term. Even in that House race,..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Early Voting: Day One Results
Less than half a percent of voters make it to the ballot box
"...Republican Mike VanDerWalle. The race is to finish off Mark Strama's term after he quite the legislature to run..."

Oct. 22, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Oops!
"...District 50 race ("So Special: The Race to Replace Mark Strama"), we mistakenly listed Michael Cargill as a candidate;..."

Sept. 13, 2013 Column

Lege Lines
With only transportation left on the special session agenda, the 2014 race begins
"...threw it away or they left." – Jordan Smith Mark Strama Resignation Update..."

July 19, 2013 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines
More on the special session and a preview of the 2014 election
"...Is it November Already? Ex-Democratic state Rep. Mark Strama's early departure from his Northern Travis County seat..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Special Session
New bill numbers and potential arguments imminent
"...From a local viewpoint, there's no word whether Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, will bother coming back at all, since..."

July 1, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Perry's Vexing Vetoes
Perry kills 24 more bills
"...the House by her fellow Democrat, outgoing Austin Rep. Mark Strama...."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry's Veto Axe Comes Down
Democrats and Republicans of all stripes and experience hit
"...are in the same senate district.) She and Rep Mark Strama, D-Austin, worked together on that rarest of things:..."

June 17, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines
Committees, school finance, and more
"...Economic & Small Business Develop-ment. In a surprising move, Mark Strama gave up his seat on Education and used..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Tools for Lege Watching
Considering Texas' future – a few things to keep in mind
"...Dallas Dem Sen. Royce West and Austin Dem Rep. Mark Strama that would – in the quixotic tradition of..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Column by Michael King

SXSW Eco and TribFest: Festivals for the Rest of Y'all
Sate your inner policy wonk at these two fall favorites
"...of light rail, while Sen. Kirk Watson and Rep. Mark Strama will try to predict the shape of the..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Not So Sine Die: What's Special About More of the Same?
The Legislature doesn't quite end
"...broader message is about government transparency. As Austin Rep. Mark Strama warned Repub­licans during the SB 1811 debate, "We..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, July 15-22
"...a look at Austin's struggle with its countercultural and new-market identities. 3pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050. www.bookpeople.com...."

July 16, 2010 News Feature

A Piece of the Action
Previewing the Game On! Texas symposium
"...Disney Interactive Studios; Richard Vogel of BioWare; and Rep. Mark Strama. If these names and studios don't mean anything..."

April 2, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Lege Races Yield Weak Brew
Texas tea party efforts peter out
"...60% to 40% for the right to challenge Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, in House District 50. There was no..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...the services that Texans expect." Fellow Travis County Dem Mark Strama joins Emergency Preparedness, while Dawnna Dukes will look..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Feature

Election Update 12/20/09
Earle gets in, Isett out, Miles versus Edwards round three in Houston
"...the only big Travis County news is that Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, submitted his re-election paperwork, leaving fellow Democrat..."

Dec. 20, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Nov. 5-12
"...REP. MARK STRAMA talks about the future of energy in Texas...."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature

The Big Legebowski
The session will be remembered largely as an opportunity lost to partisan displays
"...Virtually unremarked, more productive "voter ID" legislation came from Houston Rep...."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

When Good Things Happen to Bad Bills – and Vice Versa
Bad bills fly, while good bills die
"...wanted to add some extra consumer protections for deregulated markets but was furious when Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, killed..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by the News Staff

Election Wrap: Building a New House?
Texas Dems see a bright light at the end of a long, dark tunnel
"...redistricting and avoiding the catastrophic gerrymandering of 2001, Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, filed House Joint Reso­lu­tion 19, proposing a..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Campaign Gravy Fattens Coffers
The usual suspects drop a load of late money into Keel campaign
"...with House District 48's Donna Howard and HD 50's Mark Strama comfortably outraising their opponents...."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Good events for good citizens, Oct. 23-30
"...District 48's Pamela Waggoner and Donna Howard, HD 50's Mark Strama and Jerry Mikus, and county Commissioner Gerald Daugherty...."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Dems Rake in the Dough
Central Texas Republicans just can't keep up
"...war chest leaves him severely lagging behind incumbent Rep. Mark Strama's $69,795 cash on hand. Next door in HD..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Obama Office Open for Business
Obama wasn't there, but Benjamin McKenzie was
"...into the vigor of the primary season. As Rep. Mark Strama said, "This has been going on for a..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
This week's civic agenda, Aug. 28-Sept. 4
"...all about the national convention from special guest Rep. Mark Strama (right), and more. 6:30pm. Scholz Garten, 1607 San..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature

The November Election
Campaign finance reports can tell you a lot about a candidate
"...available to pummel the $11,266 of Pam Waggoner. Rep. Mark Strama, who barely took down Republican Jack Stick in..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Obamarama This Saturday
Rally at Eastwoods Park this weekend
"...16, 2008 -- US Congressman Lloyd Doggett, State Representative Mark Strama, Austin Councilman Mike Martinez, and Glen Maxey are..."

April 18, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

On the Lege
Rose, Dukes rewarded for standing with Craddick
"...North Austin's Mark Strama will return to Civil Practices, this time with..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

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