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

Dec. 5, 2003 Postmarks

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

Mayor, Mayor
Kirk Watson's Aspirations Are Showing
"...Five years ago, Kirk Watson was a 33-year-old trial lawyer with a track..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

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..."

April 24, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

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

King Kirk
illustration by Doug Potter

Jan. 8, 1999 News Column

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

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

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

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

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

RIP Gus Garcia, Austin’s First Elected Hispanic Mayor
Civic and education leader dies at 84
"...officials in Austin. Garcia was Austin’s first elected Hispanic mayor (2001-2003) after serving nine years as a City Council..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Men Who Would be Mayor
Scrambling for Money, Consensus, & Power
"...weeknight in March and Ronney Reynolds, Max Nofziger, and Kirk Watson are sitting before a neighborly audience from the..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

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

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
" Doug Potter This Saturday, Austin will elect the mayor that will take us into the year 2000. The..."

May 2, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

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

'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

Mayor's Race Contribution & Expenditure Reports
"...John Talbot, $500; Landscape designer Roy Bechtol, $500; former mayor Roy Butler, $500; Jack Holford, $450; Bob Knight, $300;..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature

Mayor: What, Me Negative?
Election '97 Coverage
"...Reynolds shocked the city and officially withdrew from the mayoral run-off, raising the white flag to political newcomer Kirk..."

May 9, 1997 News Feature

Austin @ Large: A Very Mayor-y Christmas
Enjoy your present from Gus Garcia. (You can't return it. Some assembly required.)
" stepping down because they can't win, and when Mayor Gus Garcia announced he wouldn't seek another term, he..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Austin @ Large: Where's the Mayor?
Mayor Will Wynn visits European capitals – will anybody in Austin notice he's missing?
"...degrees) in Bonn, Germany, this week's featured stop on Mayor Will Wynn's tour of Europe. Fearless Leader, along with..."

June 4, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Watson Neglected Transit
"...Dear Editor, Lee Nichols wrote that Sen. Kirk Watson has been "heavily involved" in transportation issues throughout..."

Dec. 14, 2009 Postmarks

Watson Set His Sights Too Low
" and reviewing the detailed election returns, state Senator-elect Kirk Watson might have felt a twinge of regret at..."

Nov. 18, 2006 Postmarks

Watson Supports Obama
Austin state senator says candidate "offers hope."
"...Austin state senator and former Mayor Kirk Watson just declared his support for Sen. Barack..."

Feb. 12, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Max For Mayor, For Real
"...Max Nofziger kicked off his mayoral campaign for last Friday at Güero's amid a laid-back..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

'Texas Monthly' Names Watson 'Rookie of the Year'
Magazine says former Austin mayor was best of the newbies
"...legislative session, and the magazine rated Austin Democratic Sen. Kirk Watson as the "Rookie of the Year." In an..."

June 14, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Austin @ Large: Kirk Watch
"...can head off the neighborhood is if they have Kirk Watson's vote before he leaves office. There is absolutely..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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