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Playing Through
Finding the rhythm of footbag
" girlfriend," says Ben Benulis, who organized the Texas Statewide Tournament in Downtown Austin a couple of weeks ago,..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

Law vs. Jones: 3rd Court Race Has Political History
You be the judge: Is it time for Law to get on down the road?
"...This year's judicial races, statewide and local, are not white-knuckle rides. In Travis County,..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Taking Back the House
Texas Democrats say this could be their November
"...of my strong points, too." Still, he sees the statewide picture as a big motivator for district activists. "People..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ike Causing Cancellation
Texas AFT reschedules meeting over travel concerns.
"...Education union Texas AFT was planning to hold its statewide testing forum on Friday at the First United Methodist..."

Sept. 10, 2008 Emergency Post by Richard Whittaker

Perry Names New Press Staff
Gov. hires old Dewhurst spokesman to head up his communications staff.
"...legislative sessions and six special sessions, developing and implementing statewide communications strategies. He has also served as communications director..."

Aug. 21, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

PUC Gathering the Western Wind
A new source for electricity is on the wind
"...4.6 million homes. Advocates say the plan could cut statewide electric bills, create in excess of 8,000 new jobs,..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Austin fifth graders passed the test, compared to 83% statewide. The gap is about the same for eighth graders,..."

May 16, 2008 News Feature

Final Voting Totals
Austinites love to vote!
"...ballots either early (116,055) outnumbered Election Day voters (111,438). Statewide, it was the reverse: 1.8 million voted early, and..."

March 5, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Fantasy Electionball
Leave it to the Democrats to make everything @#$% complicated
"...than dividing up the whole 126 according to a statewide percentage, each senate district gets a certain number of..."

Feb. 26, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...valiant effort to revive the once-dominant Tejano Democrats, a statewide group that has fallen on rough times in recent..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature

Prosecutor Times Four
Part 1: Meet the candidates for Travis County district attorney
" one of the most important races, locally and statewide, this year...."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The State of Texas Children
New report indicates things are looking good for Travis County's children in the areas of education and premature death, but also lays out some troubling stats on poverty.
"...that advocates for low- and moderate-income Texans, says that statewide, maternal and infant health care and infant mortality rates..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...that Texans contributed a massive $157,568,163 to last November's statewide elections – up 32% since the last gubernatorial elections..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature

Art of the State
Retiring director Rick Hernandez reflects on three decades with the Texas Commission on the Arts
"...pretty much an ivory tower. While it had a statewide mandate, it really was about a few organizations in..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
"...of Public Safety, crime decreased 5.3% overall in 2006. Statewide, the rate of property crime fell 5.7% last year,..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature

Election Lowdown
Results from a variety of elections
" turnout was low (6.37% in Travis County, 7.07% statewide, a rare instance of the state exceeding Travis). A..."

May 18, 2007 News Feature

TYC: Will the Lege Drain the Gulag?
State government starts long, protracted, and expensive era of oversight, litigation, and structural changes to discredited agency
"...additional $47 million for 600 drug-treatment and rehabilitation beds statewide...."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

2007 Texas Biennial, Bolm Studios
"...significance and scope of the Texas Biennial, which is statewide in reach and spread across four Austin galleries, the..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Review

Naked City
"...Washington and are, instead, working to pass our own statewide vehicle emission plan." See "Beyond City Limits" for more...."

April 6, 2007 News Feature

Lege Notes: Taser talk and more
Stories from under the pink granite dome
"...legislation, Lewin said, is in essence to create a statewide definition of the Taser as a deadly weapon, which..."

March 2, 2007 News Column

Naked City
"...Daniel Mottola Beyond City Limits• In the wake of statewide dithers emanating from county records offices, on Wednesday Attorney..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature

On the Lege
Austin Rep. Elliott Naishtat is leading charges to protect both seniors and children this session
"...of seven states to work on establishing a comprehensive statewide task force on criminal-justice and mental-health issues. Texas' plan,..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

On the Lege
Rose, Dukes rewarded for standing with Craddick
"...Higher Education, which elevates her role in tackling the statewide nursing shortage and skyrocketing tuition rates. A former critical-care..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Report Calls for Texas Death Penalty Reform
And people in hell want ice water
"...string of suggestions – including the creation of a statewide public defender's office – to reform Texas' brand of..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...TAKS reading test, which is 3% more than the statewide average. But disparities grow after fifth grade. For instance,..."

Jan. 12, 2007 News Feature

Turnaround Tale
Annie's List jumps out of the red and into the blue
" 1918 became Texas' first woman elected to a statewide office, that of superintendent for public instruction.)..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

California Tailpipe Rules Could Cruise Into Texas
New "Clean Cars" bill would require new rides in Texas sold after 2008 to adhere to California's Zero Emission Vehicle program
"...and Fort Worth, as well as a slew of statewide environmental, community, and health groups. He explained how A-town..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

It's the Carbon, Stupid!
Texas leaders continue to drag their boot heels on global warming
"...wind, biomass, or geothermal renewable energy (all with vast statewide potential), it could come from ultraefficient combined heating and..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Coal's Body Count
"...from the 19 coal-fired power plants proposed for construction statewide, according to a report released last week. Tom "Smitty"..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Election 2006: All Their Base Are Belong to Us
Crunching the numbers on the November 2006 election
", you have to look at a more generic statewide race – we used the Railroad Commission contest, where..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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