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House Committee Hears "Discriminatory" Voter Suppression Bill
SB 9 would punish voter form errors with state jail felonies
"...Judges from the five largest counties in Texas, including Travis County’s Sarah Eckhardt, signed on to a letter this..."

May 16, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: Earth Day Redux
Early showers stretch timeline for Earth Day celebrations
"...this year, with the big annual Earth Day ATX party at Huston-Tillotson scheduled for April 13, but Mom's being..."

April 26, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: “Show Us Your Papers”
The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression
"...the list, its provenance, and its reckless distribution to county election officials with no due diligence to confirm its..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...Texas Department of Public Safety with documentation (like a green card) showing they were not citizens, though legal U.S...."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Ashely "Flashe" Gordon Needs Your Help
Former Green Party co-chair diagnosed with a brain tumor
"...Former Travis County Green Party co-chair Ashely "Flashe" Gordon, who ran..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

Vincent Harding Enters District 1 Race
Outgoing Dem party chair will vie for outgoing CM Ora Houston's seat
"...Vincent Harding is in. The outgoing chair of the Travis County Democratic Party will announce today (following word that..."

June 13, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Sudden Death for McKalla Place?
It's June. Expect a soccer showdown.
"...PSV's claims of an economic boom for the city: Third-party analysis firm Brailsford & Dunlavey forecast a $384 million..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Crime Lab: Evidence of Improvement?
Audits on active forensic labs expected to begin before July's end
"...and unqualified analysts, department officials have tapped a third party to run an audit on the five remaining crime..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Audits Ahead for APD Crime Labs
Forensics lab to onboard new director, plus SARRT letter
"...and unqualified analysts, department officials have tapped a third party to run an audit on the five remaining crime..."

July 17, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Ready for Solar and Recycling Too
Council approves solar roofs and textile recycling pilot
"...used clothing, other textiles (and some other items) via green bags distributed by a private firm called Simple Recycling,..."

Feb. 6, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: Planning for Better Plans
What's been going on at the local Planning and Zoning Department?
"...The inaugural Austin Green Awards were presented Nov. 9 to "specifically highlight outstanding..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Travis County Races
A big day for the Democrats locally, as usual
"...As expected, Democrats dominated Travis County elections Tuesday. In contested races, Margaret Moore bested..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Travis County Commissioners Court: New and Old
Jeff Travillion, Gerald Daugherty cruise to Tuesday victories
"...There will be both change and continuity on the Travis County Commissioners Court. In Precinct 1, retiring Commissioner Ron..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Election Notes
Emptying out the dregs from this election
"...claim that Repub­lican women are turning on their own party after displays of misogyny from President-elect Donald Trump and..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

U.S. House of Representatives
Redistricting happens when? Not soon enough!
"...race in which the incumbent faced only minimal third party challenges – or the district was drawn to be..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Live Election Coverage
Is it over yet?
"...night? Will Texas inch a little closer to turning Travis-County-blue? Will D6 voters show CM Don Zimmerman the door?..."

Nov. 8, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Quote of the Week
"..."We're tired of our two-party system. We're tired of the ways politicians treat us."..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Column

Chronicle Endorsements: State of Texas
Senate, House, State Board of Education, and more races
"...gerrymandering: If it weren't for the Libertarians and the Greens and their constant fights for ballot access, Travis County..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Election Notes
More than 713,000 registered voters need to know what's going on
"...Get Out the Vote! Beloved Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant has reason to smile..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

County Commissioner: A Question of Viability
Newly minted Green Party co-chair aims to shake up Commissioners Court
"...The Travis County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 race is, on the..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Spoilers and Dreamers
Libertarian, Green parties scrap for votes
"...America is a two-party state – in Repub­lican Texas, that's arguably down to..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD and ACC Board of Trustees
Trustee elections can mean uncontested drifts or bare-knuckle throwdowns
"...Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford's unsuccessful primary campaign for Travis County Sheriff. Now he's in the first flushes of..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Nine Reasons Why Trump Is in Austin
Deciphering the most baffling campaign stop of 2016
"...One, what's the Luedecke Arena (answer: it's at the Travis County Expo Center). Two, why would Trump come to..."

Aug. 23, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Endorsements
"...the Chronicle editorial board's endorsements for the March 1 party primaries. We endorse only in contested races. See more..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature

Gay Place Top 10s: IIIII-dentity!
Ring it in gaily!
"...And special mention must be made of Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, who made it her business..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Column by Kate X Messer

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2015
Sex sells, and so does stupidity and guns
"...Cafe, and a manager declined to remove the insulting party from the restaurant. Kerbey Lane CEO Mason Ayer took..."

Dec. 30, 2015 News Post by Kimberley Jones

'Tis the Filing Season
Progressives can breathe a sigh of relief – Sen. Bernie Sanders officially filed
"...slack times for state candidates and campaign operatives in Travis County, with few contested primaries on tap. But a..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Beethoven to Beyoncé
SXSW Music panels – topics over talent. Except they're also star-studded.
"...evangelist at Tumblr. "I can't separate the artwork of [Green Day's] Dookie from the album. Now you open your..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Party Party Party on Election Night
"...Use #ACvotes to send us your voting selfies, election-night party pictures, and, of course, your opinions. Below are a..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature

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