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A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...under Harrington was more of a hybrid model, blending statewide impact litigation with on-the-ground legal aid, the group under..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Say Goodbye to the Plastic Bag Ban
Texas Supreme Court rules city ordinances can't override state law
"...Further evidence of the local ordinance’s shaky footing emerged..."

June 22, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

The Chronicle's 2018 Primary Election Coverage
Tracking the returns for the county, courthouse, and state
"...Statewide and Congress..."

March 6, 2018 News Post by the News Staff

Chronicle Endorsements
Recommendations for the county, state, and country
"...their ballots, and cast a vote in every race. Statewide Races..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

U.S. Senate
Beto, the Great Blue Hope
"...a punk-rock past has filled up standing-room-only gathering spaces statewide with his message of defeating corporate power and restoring..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome
What happened during the wild week before sine die?
"...all local regulations, like those in Austin, with a statewide standard... A late-night filibuster by Sen. José Menéndez, D-San..."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Undocumented, Unafraid
Balancing fear and power in the wake of ICE arrests
"...the matter is that some of our local and statewide political leaders continue to try to get away with..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...and Medicaid, which could blow holes in budget calculations. Statewide, the GOP solution is simple: Cut spending even more...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
"...Reduction Program, which has cleaned up dirty diesel engines statewide; passage of laws encouraging Texans to use energy more..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

State Races
Dems do well in Travis County, not so well throughout the state
"...Place 5, where Paul Green earned 54% of the statewide vote yet only took 31% in Travis County, and..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Making the Youth Count
Panel of formerly homeless young people gives context to statewide study
"...of Youth Services (TNOYS) outlined early findings from their statewide effort to count and survey homeless youth over the..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Feature by Makeda Easter

Spoilers and Dreamers
Libertarian, Green parties scrap for votes
"...taking 0.87% of Travis County votes compared to 0.31% statewide...."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Soars
Local health department examining deaths: Is the Lege to blame?
"...Austin/Travis Coun­ty Health and Human Services Depart­ment, says the statewide numbers are a cause for alarm. He says that..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Without Teeth, Are Nondiscrimination Laws Effective?
City ordinance aims to protect LGBTQ Austinites, but the punishment for violators is mild
"...NDO in 2004. Despite these strides, with no foreseeable statewide or explicit national LGBTQ protections in place, local ordinances..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Travillion Beats Sampson
Primary run-offs close a handful of local and state races
"...1 round, which also included Rick Schumacher.) In the statewide race for a seat on the Railroad Commission (which..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Travillion Defeats Sampson
Primary run-offs close a handful of local and state races
"...1 round, which also included Rick Schumacher.) In the statewide race for a seat on the Railroad Commission (which..."

May 25, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Super Tuesday in Travis County
Live coverage of the primary election
"...7:42pm: Statewide early voting tallies show Hillary Clinton with a strong..."

March 2, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Kitchen Scales
The cost of Austin fine dining
"...job classification. This is only slightly better than the statewide average that includes all rural areas. Sous chef wages..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Mug Life
Austin isn't a world-class beer destination, but it's close
"...$2.3 billion to the state economy, surpassed only in statewide financial impact by California...."

Nov. 13, 2015 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters
Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters
"...just as there are good and bad charters, these statewide numbers are clear. Ratliff wrote, "ISDs aren't perfect, but..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hearing All Voices
"...is 13 years. Only 3,443 folks live in SSLCs statewide. It costs approximately $113,000 a year more to house..."

April 1, 2015 Postmarks

News Roundup: Neverending Stories
Stickers, housing ordinances continue to attract debate
"...“While it may appear to be a statewide bill on its face, it’s clear the bill is..."

March 23, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Lege Lines: Gov. Abbott Takes the Stage
Abbott delivers the State of the State and lawmakers get a per diem boost
"...nowhere near enough to actually pay for full-day pre-K statewide)...."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Voter Empowerment?
Austin's ThinkVoting has an app for that
"...2012 presidential elections. That number takes a dive during statewide elections. Of 19 million adults in Texas this year,..."

Oct. 23, 2014 News Post by Greg Harman

The Other Prop. 1
State prop. gets overshadowed by electoral hot topics
"...Implementation Fund. Now the road funds are the only statewide proposition, and seemingly have fallen into oblivion...."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Abbott Waffles on Debating Davis
Guv. candidate can't decide if he's up for a debate
"...by the Texas Tribune and WFAA-TV, to be rebroadcast statewide on all Gannett stations in Texas, including KVUE in..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry's Aggressive Defense
Perry stands behind his veto
"...conscience support continued state funding for an office with statewide jurisdiction at a time when the person charged with..."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sun to Set on Severely Disabled Patients
Austin State Supported Living Center to close seven homes
"...and developmentally challenged Austin residents, and about 1,000 residents statewide...."

Aug. 11, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Davis: Abbott Failed to Police CPRIT
Senator accuses attorney general of turning a blind eye
"...the state's last truly bipartisan measure. In 2007, voters statewide passed Proposition 15 by a margin of 61% to..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Primarily Texas
Musings on the day after a frozen vote
"...remains a Republican state – but the relatively lower statewide Dem turnout and Davis' failure to win some South..."

March 7, 2014 News Column by Michael King

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