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Primary Filings: The Republicans
Texas GOP rallies challengers for both party's incumbents

Jan. 6, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Angels Wanna Wear Our Red Shoes
If GOP dominoes refuse to fall, maybe the Dems can take advantage
"...that Hutchison's repeated punting has made impossible their orderly statewide succession, once White makes his announcement, it's likely to..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...will finally get itself together and implement a true statewide project remains to be seen. This year, lawmakers successfully..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature

Developing Stories
CAMPO's new executive director plans to get busy planning
"...last eight years as an assistant director responsible for statewide and community-based regional and long-range transportation planning. He led..."

May 16, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Will Texas Catch Some Solar Rays?
Local and worldwide solar-energy experts convene in Austin and deliver this message: The day when solar energy will compete economically with traditional fossil-fueled power is fast approaching, and Texas is doing much less than it could be to utilize its solar potential
"...year – a five-year, $500 million program to incentivize statewide solar installations. The bill eventually died in committee. One..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Clean Air Ellis Rides Again
Democratic dynamo has three unrelated measures in Lege grabbing attention for their ambitious attempts to reform Texas' air quality
"...maintain when passing cyclists. Ellis has also proposed a statewide smoking ban, SB 368, which would outlaw puffing in..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Having Your Baby
The anti-choice "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" are spending taxpayer funds on misinformation, scare tactics – or nothing
"...offer no medical services whatsoever – to implement a "statewide program for women seeking alternatives to abortion focused on..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

She's Her Own Grandma
Carole Keeton Strayhorn – what a long strange trip it's been
"...grandma" moniker that's helped carry her through two previous statewide elections. "I couldn't be more excited."..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Will the Lege Shut Down Public Broadband?
Lawmakers mull shrinking municipalities' broadband influence
"...current form, HB 3179 and HB 789 would impose statewide standards that will erode cities' influence over the telecom..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Jeff Tonn

Ratliff Helps Both Sides in School Trial
The "Father of Robin Hood" takes the "West Orange-Cove" stand
"...David Thompson whether the current funding system was a statewide property tax – the central claim of the "wealthy"..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Good Enough for Your Kid
The Lege considers the cost of an "adequate" public school education
"...A&M. According to the report's "key findings," the current statewide average expenditure level per student is $6,503, slightly higher..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Everyone in Texas wants better schools, but no one wants to pay the tab.
"...not terribly confident that his new proposal -- a statewide property tax to replace the district-level shell-game -- could..."

April 12, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."
"...recent report by the state auditor (, the overall statewide turnover rate for 2000 was 18.93%, with some agencies..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Meow Mix
Texans Are Wild About Exotic Cats, but at What Cost?
"...becoming increasingly common in Texas, where there are no statewide regulations of exotic animals. It's difficult to say how..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Media Clips
Texas Triangle fires its longtime co-editor, spurring controversy over the direction of its coverage.
" all. However, recent staffing changes at Texas' only statewide publication aimed at gays and lesbians has raised the..."

April 7, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

Bittersweet Ending
Notes From the Republican Revolution
"...the Texas Dems are at least eking out one statewide office win, but they're keeping it from the good..."

Nov. 6, 1998 News Feature

Republicans' New Best Friend
"...years -- is crucial to sustaining their lock on statewide offices. For Democrats, holding on to the Hispanic vote..."

Oct. 30, 1998 News Feature

The Alfaro Case
"...Doggett has ever lost, but his first attempt at statewide organization has left its mark on his current career...."

Oct. 9, 1998 News Feature

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...keep the suburbs happy, and with the passage of statewide Propositions 1 and 7 in 2014 and 2015 –..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Live Music Soundtrack for Your Weekend
Austin Reggae Festival, and more if you're not too high
"...SATURDAY Big Squeeze Accordion Finals..."

April 20, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy
Tracking back on a wild election night
"...STATEWIDE RACES by Mary Tuma Valdez, White Head to Run-off..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Point Austin: Sick and Tired
Council moves toward commonsense ordinance, despite business resistance
"...has been especially harsh, with more cases than usual statewide and in Travis County. [inset-1-right]..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Column by Michael King

How to Help After Harvey
Donate, send goods, foster a dog, do your part
"...and Central Market are accepting customer donations through their statewide tear pad campaign. Shoppers can choose at checkout to..."

Aug. 30, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...• Reduce the total amount of recapture statewide by $355 million for the biennium;..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Considers Protecting TNCs From Voter Tyranny
"...he will "file a bill establishing consistent & predictable statewide regulation of ridesharing services like #Uber & #Lyft." He..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Notes on Kamp: Why You Should Care About Fight for $15
It doesn't matter what income bracket you're in – the living wage issue impacts everyone
"...In New York and Califor­nia, statewide minimum wage hikes were enacted at the beginning of..."

April 15, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Thumbnails: Federal & County
"...Travis County than in the wake of the 2014 statewide rout of Democrats...."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Debates: Davis Raises, Abbott Sticks
Dem attacks GOPer for limited schedule and bypassing big cities
"...wrote that "General Abbott has already committed to two statewide televised debates, and therefore we must respectfully decline your..."

May 21, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

There They Go ... Here They Come Again
A no-drama session ends – will a high-drama special follow?
"...move the Public Integrity Unit (the prosecutorial office, with statewide authority, designed to police lawmakers and officeholders) out of..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Happens Next?
As D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg serves her sentence, the county attorney takes on the civil lawsuit and the next steps
"...Public Integrity Unit, housed under the D.A.'s office, with statewide jurisdiction to investigate – and to criminally prosecute, if..."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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