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A New Era for the Travis County Democratic Party
After years of infighting and a tumultuous election in March, the TCDP must now proceed as one
"...called to concede the race for chairperson of the Travis County Democratic Party...."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Rick Cofer Withdraws From Race for Travis County Democratic Chair
Frontrunner's exit clouds what looked like one-horse race
"...declared candidate to become the next chair of the Travis County Democratic Party, is withdrawing from the race...."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

UPDATED: Travis County Allows First Texas Gay Marriage
Travis County clerk issues marriage license to gay couple this morning
"...the Texas Supreme Court to halt gay marriages in Travis County after this morning’s historic order that allowed a..."

Feb. 19, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Travis County Revisits Creating Public Defenders’ Office
Legal panel ponders questions pondered many times before
"...Monday night’s “conversation” about the possibility of creating a Travis County Public Defenders’ Office, the myriad stakeholders still want..."

April 16, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Travis County Dem Chair Shuffle
Who wants to run the Democratic Party here in Austin?
"...Who would have expected the election of the Travis County Democratic Party chair to become one of the..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Travis County Republican Chairman Morrow to Protest Trump
Morrow plans to carry "Trump is a child rapist" sign
"...Travis County Republican Chairman Robert Morrow plans to protest Donald..."

Aug. 22, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Democratic Party Kick-Off
"...Travis County Democrats kick off their coordinated campaign Saturday, July..."

July 21, 2014 Photo Gallery

Travis County Needs Election Day Workers
County clerks calls for 250 to staff primaries
"...six days of early voting, barely over 1% of Travis County registered voters have cast ballots), but the county..."

Feb. 22, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Travis County Democrats Host Convention Watch Party
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro gives tonight's keynote
"...By now we hope you're up to speed on Democratic National Convention happenings thanks to Jen Sorensen's coverage from..."

Sept. 4, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Super Tuesday in Travis County
Live coverage of the primary election
"...we’ll be watching the returns all night in contested Democratic races, plus select GOP races. Follow the Chronicle's News..."

March 2, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

End of an Era at Travis County as Gerald Daugherty Retires
County commissioner will depart at the end of 2020
"...Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty made it official last week:..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County
The votes are in!
"...The March 3 primaries in Travis County and throughout Texas did not deliver too many..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up
Noises from the March 2020 primary
"...the queue to run for the Dem nomination for Travis County attor­ney (incumbent David Escamilla is retiring). The others..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...In a normal political year, incumbent Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore would be able to..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Border Conflict Smolders On
Commissioners work precinct boundaries with politics in mind
"...time the Texas GOP tried to eradicate the state Democratic Party. "Alfred T. Stanley is one of the most..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

A Dem Sweep in Travis County Commissioners Court?
Four vie for a shot at Commissioners Court's last red seat
"...chance to flip the lone GOP-held seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court, as Precinct 3 incumbent Gerald Daugherty..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Travis County Clerk Lays Out Her July Election Plan
Despite threats by AG Ken Paxton, Dana DeBeauvoir expects a "hybrid" July election
"...look a lot like the election in Wisconsin," said Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir – "the great state of..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

The Travis County Vote
By region
"...2,324 (3.5%) 2,815 (5.0%) 1,491 (4.3%) 4,751 (3.6%) STRAIGHT PARTY Democratic 124,796 (64.4%) 18,315 (73.9%) 15,433 (62.4%) 27,836 (75.1%)..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Travis County Judge: Eckhardt 'Pitches' a Winning Race
Eckhardt wins brutal slugfest
"...A long and brutal slugfest to attain the Travis County Judge seat ended late Tuesday with former Precinct..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Democratic Block Party Tonight
Mark Strama speaking at Travis Co. Dems' party tonight
"...part of their efforts to turn Texas blue, the Travis County Dems are hosting a party at their East..."

July 22, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Travis GOP Calls DeBeauvoir Incompetent
County clerk argues last-minute call for workers is normal
"...This morning, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir put out a call for..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Travis Dems Allege GOP Voter Intimidation Plot
Claim East and SE Austin minorities targeted
"...and intimidation by pro-Republican groups have been rocking Harris County (Houston) during the early voting period. Today, the Travis..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

A ‘Pitched’ County Judge Race
Eckhardt Wins Democratic Primary
"...A long and brutal slugfest to attain the Travis County judge seat ended late Tuesday with Sarah Eckhardt..."

March 5, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

County Party Chairs
Thumbnail sketches of the county chair candidates
"...The Chronicle does not endorse in the races for county party chairs, as we consider those races to be..."

Feb. 26, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Travis House Delegation Pleased With Redistricting Proposal
Williamson, other parts of state upset with new lines
"...week, with substantial changes to two districts in western Travis County...."

April 15, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary: March 12, 2002
Early voting through Friday, March 8
"...The joint primary election allows the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates to represent their parties in..."

March 8, 2002 News Feature

Party Loyalties
In the Pct. 2 County Commissioner race, Jeff Heckler learned that a Democratic primary is different from a City Council race.
"...he might have run an altogether different campaign for Travis county commissioner. Heckler, who lost by a surprisingly wide..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary:
March 12, 2002
Early Voting through Friday, March 8
"...The joint primary election allows the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates to represent their parties in..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature

Party Conventions Party Down: Saturday, April 21
Onward through the fog for Travis County Dems and GOP
"...The delayed primaries mean both Republicans and Democrats in Travis County are bypassing the normal precinct conventions and heading..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Club 'Stacking' = Democratic Drama
Fairness of endorsement process in dispute
"...Austin's Democratic clubs are the smallest building-blocks in the political firmament..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

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