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The Newest in Trustees
AISD swearing-in suggests both comity and dissension
"...two-termer Lori Moya is succeeded by Paul Saldaña. Finally, Tamala Barksdale vacated her At-Large Position 9 seat in favor..."

Jan. 9, 2015 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

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

Cruz Officially in for AISD Chief Race
Interim superintendent now eligible to become permanent CEO
"...the debate got ugly. Outgoing At-Large Place 9 Trustee Tamala Barksdale called for the hiring process to be completed..."

Dec. 9, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Endorsements
"...little surprise that the race to replace retiring trustee Tamala Barksdale went to a run-off, and even less that..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature

Race-Based Voting?
Some candidates say names, race influenced election
"...by race, noting that, in 2010, an African-American candidate, Tamala Barksdale, beat a white West Aus­tinite, Julie Cowan, for..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Much for a Trustee Seat?
Local and outside money moving into AISD races
"...familiar names around the district, including Place 9 incumbent Tamala Barksdale, former superin­tend­ent Pat Forgione, and former AISD spokesperson..."

Oct. 31, 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

Who Follows Torres?
Cowan vs. Flanagan in AISD District 4
"...second round agony in 2010, when she lost to Tamala Barksdale for the At-Large Position 9 seat. She says..."

Oct. 17, 2014 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 Hunts Chief and Trustees
Superintendent Search and Board Campaigns Continue
"...in District 4. When she ran in 2010 against Tamala Barksdale in Position 9, she was attacked as a..."

Sept. 12, 2014 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: 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: 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's Empty Ballot
Still a logjam, still no declared candidates
"...(both of whom are stepping down) or At-Large trustee Tamala Barksdale, who has yet to make any firm comment..."

Aug. 7, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...and Monica Sanchez (District 6) last week. At-Large incumbent Tamala Barksdale and potential District 6 challenger Paul Saldaña are..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature

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: First Candidates File
One incumbent, one regular face confirmed, but still many vacancies
"...The wild card is officially At-Large Place 9 Trustee Tamala Barksdale. She has been taciturn about her electoral future..."

July 29, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

AISD Board Shake-Up: Torres, Moya Won't Run Again
Torres, Moya won't run again
"...he will run again, while At-Large Position 9 trustee Tamala Barksdale has yet to make a public decision about..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD: Moya Won't Run Again
Long time trustee dropping out, leaving third vacant seat
"...he will run again, while At-Large Place 9 trustee Tamala Barksdale has still to make a public decision on..."

July 2, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD: Torres Won't Run Again
Board president to oversee superintendent selection, but not hiring
"...expects a challenger. Meanwhile Lori Moya (District 6) and Tamala Barksdale (At-Large Place 9) have still to make public..."

June 26, 2014 News Post 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

Help Wanted: School Board Candidates
Scarce bids concern education advocates
"...President Vince Torres (District 4) nor At-Large Position 9 Trustee Tamala Barks­dale have made a definitive comment on their plans...."

June 13, 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

Saldaña Considering AISD Trustee Race
Local pr/consultant contemplating run at incumbent Lori Moya
"...Schneider in District 7 (South-West); And At-Large Position 9's Tamala Barksdale. Out of that list, only Schneider has confirmed..."

April 9, 2014 News Post 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

Austin ISD Considers Teacher Job Security
Trustees vote tonight on returning to three year contracts
"...recommend keeping teachers on a year-to-year basis. However Trustee Tamala Barksdale, who is often more likely to veer from..."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...recommendations from a sub-committee on teacher contracts. At-large Trustee Tamala Barksdale proposes reinstating three-year deals, while Trustees Lori Moya..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature

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