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AISD: Barksdale Will Not Run Again
Confirms exit, and says she will endorse Prince
"...Major news from Austin ISD Trustee Tamala Barksdale. In a phone call moments ago, she told..."

Aug. 11, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Race: Barksdale Prevails
Barksdale and Cowan bring out the voters (sort of)
"...a run-off. Yet on June 12, not only did Tamala Barks­dale beat out Julie Cowan to become the new..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Who Follows Barksdale?
AISD at-large seat draws five contenders
"...She's one of five candidates hoping to replace incumbent Tamala Barksdale, who is stepping down after one term. The..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Barksdale, Cowan Go to Run-off
Voters in Austin, other school districts choose new trustees
"...there was no definite victor in the five-way race. Tamala Barksdale led the field with 41%, followed by Julie..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Final AISD Results; ACC Almost Complete
Sosa, Schneider, Moya win; other races headed for runoffs
"...David Reiter in ACC Place 5, Julie Cowan and Tamala Barksdale will square off in AISD Position 9...."

May 8, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Wanted for Ballot: AISD Candidates
Tamala Barksdale has yet to declare
"...• At-Large Place 9: Trustee Tamala Barks­dale has been taciturn about her electoral future since..."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD, ACC Final Results
Villarreal, Barksdale take trustee positions
"...AISD At-Large Position 9 Tamala Barksdale 54.54% (5,128) Julie Cowan 45.46% (4,275) Turnout: 9,459..."

June 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD, ACC Early Voting Results (UPDATED)
Villareal, Cowan leading with knife-edge margins
"...AISD At-Large Position 9 Tamala Barksdale 49.45% (2,222) Julie Cowan 50.55% (2,271)..."

June 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our recommendations for the May 8 elections
"...Position 9 (At-Large): Tamala Barksdale..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the June 12 run-off elections
"...Position 9 (At-Large): Tamala Barksdale..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

AISD Run-off Running Downhill Fast
A nonpartisan race turns partisan
"...The run-off race between Democrat Tamala Barksdale and Republican Julie Cowan to fill the Austin..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board Races Show Signs of Life
A sudden influx of candidates
"...exit of an incumbent. On Aug. 11, At-Large Trus­tee Tamala Barksdale confirmed rumors that she will not seek re-election...."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Carstarphen on the Hot Seat
Trustees discuss superintendent's future
"...and Community Engagement Alex Sánchez – was that Trustee Tamala Barksdale was ill, and Torres wanted to ensure that..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Back to School
The ledger of candidates for school district trustee
"...declaring her candidacy, Men­doza faced a strong challenge from Tamala Barksdale. Director of marketing for public relations firm EnviroMedia..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD on Cruz Control
AISD gets closer to finding a new superintendent
"...apply for the position. Outgoing At-Large Position 9 Trustee Tamala Barksdale said, "We've seen the best of the best..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board
Endorsements for AISD board of trustees
"...Incumbent Tamala Barksdale's departure from her seat after only one term..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

AISD Election = Turning Point?
With filing for the November election imminent, Austin ISD's board of trustees has vacancies, and it has candidates. Unfortunately, they're not in the same seats.
"...That still leaves two other seats, and Tamala Barksdale (At-Large Position 9) has yet to make any..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Split AISD Board Grants Teachers Three-Year Contracts
5-4 vote reveals tension on the dais
"...Amber Elenz recommending keeping the one-year deals, and Trustee Tamala Barks­dale arguing for a return to three years...."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Fall Election Drought?
Board balance in question as few candidates step up
"...AT-LARGE POSITION 9: One-termer Tamala Barksdale said she's "not ready to announce anything just..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

An IDEA Whose Time Has Passed?
The AISD board contemplates terminating its contract with IDEA Public Schools
"...and only 16% from his District 2. At-large trustee Tamala Barks­dale accused the school of recruiting good students districtwide,..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD's Next Step After Exigency?
If exigency doesn't mean cuts, what does it mean?
"...exigency. Now, with a projected $94 million shortfall, Trustee Tamala Barksdale told her fellow board members "the evidence is..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...Community College boards of trustees were June 12, with Tamala Barksdale beating Julie Cowan for the AISD at-large Position..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature

AISD: And Then There Were Eight
Sudden flood of candidates leaves only one empty trustee seat
"...Incumbent: Tamala Barksdale. Stepping down after a single term...."

Aug. 12, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD: Cowan Returns to Ballot
2010 at-large loser aiming for 2014 win in District 4
"...2010: Tamala Barskdale beats Julie Cowan to become Austin ISD's Place..."

Aug. 11, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Approves Its Big IDEA, 6-3
Board ignores overwhelming opposition to charter proposal
"...By contrast, the three no votes – at-large trustees Tamala Barksdale and Annette LoVoi and District 7's Robert Schneider..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
The year in local education
"...trustees – Vince Torres, Cheryl Bradley, Lori Moya, and Tamala Barksdale – all retired...."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

More Bacon for Construction Workers on AISD Projects
Wage measure splits board
"...– board secretary Jayme Mathias, Ann Teich, Amber Elenz, Tamala Barksdale, and Gina Hino­josa – voted for the change,..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

After Carstarphen, What Then?
Austin ISD enters a new era, searching for a road map
"...decision. Similarly, Board President Vincent Torres and At-Large Mem­ber Tamala Barksdale are still in the 'undecided' column – so..."

April 18, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board Postpones Union Vote
Trustees report almost $100 million in district savings by working with Education Austin
"...just wants "more voices at the table." But trustee Tamala Barksdale was unconvinced by her presentation, saying, "I'm not..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Low Can Voting Numbers Go?
Handful of voters likely to determine outcome of AISD and ACC boards run-offs
"...in Montopolis. The AISD race pits Julie Cowan against Tamala Barksdale; ACC features David Reiter vs. Vic Villarreal. (See..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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