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Election Ticker: Race for Austin's Next Mayor Heats Up
Israel kicks off quest to make history in mayoral race, plus more news
"...to live," Israel said, alluding to a real estate market in which the median home sale price skyrocketed by..."

Jan. 14, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

As Texas Redistricting Maps Advance, Lawmakers Aspire for Newly Drawn Seats
Talarico goes south, Doggett west, as Casar trades up
"...from McNeil High School and worked for former Rep. Mark Strama will be open in 2022, as Strama's successor..."

Oct. 22, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
"...County. Republicans shuffled Democratic boxes out of then-State Representative Mark Strama’s purple district into Dawnna Dukes’ neighboring solidly Dem..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Turning Williamson County a Bluer Shade of Purple
Wading through the new political landscape of the Austin suburbs
"...Talarico's first political experience was working for former Rep. Mark Strama, who also flipped a GOP seat on the..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Don Zimmerman Explores Texas Lege Run
Like Jesus, former conservative City Council member to rise again
"...unsuccessfully in the GOP primary in 2006 against then-Rep. Mark Strama...."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Straus Announces House Committees
Lots of seats but no chair positions for reps in Travis County
"...region hasn’t had a committee chairmanship since former Rep. Mark Strama headed the now-defunct Technol­ogy, Economic Development & Workforce..."

Feb. 9, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Turner to Run For Houston Mayor
Lege Dems face another major departure, and an Austin opportunity
"...Wendy Davis flamed out in the governor's race, while Mark Strama (who was constantly touted as a potential statewide..."

Feb. 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Connecting a Whole Community
Austin and Google Fiber move to bridge the digital divide
"...by local artist Mike Johnston, former Austin state Representative Mark Stra­ma told media that residents in south and southeast..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Closing the Digital Divide
Low-income housing gets cheap Google Fiber
"...date to be determined. "We aren't being coy," said Mark Strama, head of Google Fiber-Austin. "We just don't want..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Road to 10-1: D7 Ballot Boxing Forum Tonight
Join the Chronicle and the eight candidates at the Alamo Village
"...Paver, a former legislative staffer to former state rep. Mark Strama and Congressman Lloyd Doggett, is a little tougher..."

Oct. 2, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Campaign Snapshots
City Council Districts 7 and 8
"...experience: Jimmy Paver was a staffer to both Rep. Mark Strama and Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Meanwhile, county transportation planner..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...July 21 to August 18 – and Oct. 20 marks the first day of in-person early voting. The candidate..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Riley and Tovo Join the Mix
Incumbents enter and 10-1 Races Begin to Take Shape
"...Ed English, a retired sales and marketing professional, was active in promoting the 10-1 Council through..."

April 7, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Road to 10-1: The Winnowing
One mayoral candidate out, another in
"...for both U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and state Rep. Mark Strama, and is currently development director for his family-owned..."

March 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Israel Win Gives Dems the Edge in November
Turnout impressive despite ice storms
"...began her drive to replace North Austin's state Representative Mark Strama in House District 50, she was the worst-resourced..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Israel Takes House District 50
Dems hold on to Strama's seat in special run off
"...campaign quite yet. She will only be finishing out Mark Strama's unexpired term, meaning that she will have to..."

Jan. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Court Extends Hours in House District 50 Run Off
You've got until 8pm to vote
"...to complete the unexpired term of former state rep Mark Strama who stepped down last year to run Google..."

Jan. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

House District 50 Run Off Hit by Cold
Travis County announces change to voting locations
"...to complete the unexpired term of former state rep Mark Strama who stepped down last year to run Google..."

Jan. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Election Day Already?
HD 50 runoff election
"...Texas House District 50 race to replace retired Rep. Mark Strama in this northeastern Travis County district. See our..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature

HD 50 Run-Off Enters Final Lap
Campaigns get back into gear ahead of early voting
"...When Mark Strama abruptly announced his decision to resign as North..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

'Chronicle' Endorsement
"...the term for the seat vacated by former Rep. Mark Strama and will have the advantage of incumbency on..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature

Top 10 Lege Stories
Wendy Davis' filibuster, redistricting, and the lottery fiasco
"...6) TRAVIS IN TURMOIL Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, burned his political bridges by unexpectedly quitting..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Candidate-o-File: Local Races
Only a handful of contested seats in Travis County
"...50: With a special election runoff to finish out Mark Strama's unexpired term set for Jan. 28, this Northwest..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

House District 50 Run Off Date Set
Plus the Woodlands preps for its own special election
"...proclamation about the second round to replace retired rep Mark Strama. On paper, VanDe Walle has a lead, since..."

Nov. 21, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

HD 50: It's Israel vs. VanDeWalle
House race headed to run-off
"...The race to replace resigned state Rep. Mark Strama in North Austin's House Dis­trict 50 is heading..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

House District 50 Heading to Run Off
Update: VanDeWalle, Israel head to Pyrrhic second round
"...The increasingly inessential race to replace Mark Strama in House District 50 drags on after an..."

Nov. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

News Ticker: November 5
All the news that's fit to blog
"...Yahoo! Today is election day. Up for vote is Mark Strama's old House seat, affordable housing in Austin, and..."

Nov. 5, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Vote!
Election day is here, so don't forget your voter ID
"...50, there is the special election to finish out Mark Strama's unexpired term...."

Nov. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

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