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"...Hut Hut Huh? In a Travis County Commissioners Court session on Tuesday, Austin Interim Health..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature

Eddie Rodriguez Concedes Senate Race to Sarah Eckhardt
Longtime House rep foregoes run-off, emphasizes Dem party unity
"...to concede the Senate District 14 race to former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, and to forgo a run-off..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Eddie Rodriguez Ends Senate Campaign
"I have decided to forego the run-off for Senate …"
"...state Senate, conceding the SD 14 race to former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt...."

July 27, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Record Turnout in Run-Off Election Pushes Democratic Party Toward Change
State and local races show the blue getting bluer
"...whatever it takes to have their voice heard," said party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa in a statement. The ruling party..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...highest turnout in a run-off election in the state party's history with 955,735 votes cast, according to a Texas..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature

Looking at the Hard-to-Handicap Race for a Texas Senate Seat
Who will take Kirk Watson's Texas Senate District 14 seat?
"...on Super Tuesday in March), encompasses all of Bastrop County and roughly three-fourths of Travis, the latter accounting for..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Barton Springs and Deep Eddy pools are closed indefinitely. Travis County Parks are closed Thu.-Tue., July 2-7; closure extensions..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature

Chronicle Endorsements
July 14 Primary Run-off Election and Senate District 14 Special Election
"...The Chronicle Editorial Board offers the following endorsements to Democratic voters in advance of early voting (June 29-July 10)..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

How Are We Going to Vote?
While the U.S. moves toward voting by mail, Texas digs in its heels
"...that making it easier to vote would disadvantage his party. In response to a draft of the first stimulus..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Supreme Court Issues Ambiguous Decision on Vote-By-Mail
Rules COVID-19 risk not a “disability" – leaves VBM decision to voters
"...of infection by people otherwise healthy, but would prohibit county clerks and election officials from “misinforming the public to..."

May 28, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Democratic Convention to Host Panels, U.S. Senate Debate Online
Originally to be held in San Antonio, the TDC kicks off June 1
"...the largest state convention in the country, the Texas Democratic Convention...."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Expansion of Voting by Mail
After his threats fail, Ken Paxton heads to court
"...Paxton asked the state Supreme Court Wednesday to stop county election officials from accepting “illegal” mail ballot applications. If..."

May 14, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Eckhardt, Rodriguez, Zimmerman Square Off for Watson’s Vacant Seat
Filing deadline passed, the SD 14 field locks into place
"...Senate District 14 seat; of six candidates in the all-party special election, top contenders include state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez,..."

May 15, 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

Paxton Threatens Election Officials With Prosecution [UPDATE]
AG says he'll prosecute those who advise mail ballots to avoid COVID-19
"...Ken Paxton released a letter Friday afternoon, addressed to "County Judges and Election Officials," threatening prosecution of anyone who..."

May 4, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?
State, local officials at odds over how people qualify
"...Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says she needs to know..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July?
Legal battle clouds election planning timeline
"...Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says she needs to know..."

April 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...In an effort to help provide emergency food to Travis County residents, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved allocating..."

April 24, 2020 News Feature

Judge Sulak Issues Vote-by-Mail Injunction
Enables mail ballots for all voters to vote by mail
"...Court,*[correction below] issued a temporary injunction enabling vote-by-mail in Travis County and, in principle, all Texas voters under threat..."

April 17, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
"...21st century have seen the dominance of the Republican Party in America because their strategists realized one thing: You..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas Vote-by-Mail Hearing Concludes
Judge indicates he will grant temporary injunction for VBM
"...Today's hearing considered the first of two Texas Democratic Party lawsuits filed to require the state of Texas..."

April 15, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Vote-by-Mail Hearing Continues in 353rd Court
Morning testimony from Glen Maxey and medical experts
"...The state lawsuit addressing Vote-by-Mail filed by the Texas Democratic Party is in noon recess. Morning testimony argued state..."

April 15, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Democrats File Second Vote-by-Mail Suit
Federal lawsuit follows earlier state filing for emergency action
"...Today the Texas Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

"Stay Home, Work Safe" Orders Issued for Central Texas
Urgent measures deemed essential to combat spread of COVID-19
"...As expected, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County have issued shelter-in-place measures- dubbed..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

The Latest Effects of Coronavirus on Texas Elections
Abbott postpones run-offs, Dems sue to expand vote-by-mail
"...the primary run-offs to July 14, and the Texas Democratic Party sued to expand vote-by-mail...."

March 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Headlines
"...Keep Calm and Delegate On: Both the Travis County Joint Senate District Convention and Williamson County Democratic..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature

Increased Pressure for “Vote-by-Mail”
Mail vote would expand franchise and public safety – but not without problems
"...the need to cast an in-person ballot." This week, Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ron Wyden of..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Eddie Rodriguez and Sarah Eckhardt Jump Into State Senate Fray
State rep. and county judge enter race to succeed Watson
"...State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, Travis County's longest-serving member of the Texas Legislature, made it..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Mike Siegel and Pritesh Gandhi Vie for Dem Nod in Texas' Congressional District 10
Both candidates are looking for the chance to bounce Michael McCaul from congress
"...congressional districts that cross the city of Austin, the Democratic primary outcome has been settled, but three races remain..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Future Outcomes Not Assured
Super Tuesday’s first-round results leave plenty of unanswered questions
"...the left of the Trump administration) Joe Biden defeated democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, and as I write (on "Super..."

March 13, 2020 News Column by Michael King

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