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Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
"...people driving alone also isn't particularly cheap. Austin and Travis County voters have approved hundreds of millions of dollars..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

Public Notice: Affordability Amended
Developers clean up, but where’s the housing?
"...median income, even in the state's most populous counties. (Travis County's median family income for four people is currently..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin at Large: Mobility Is a Civil Right
The new Austin electorate, for whom equity is non-negotiable, considers transit
"...yet unbuilt, I found myself in debate with both green leaders and Chamber types about the need and purpose..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Travis County GOP Unmasked: The Travis County Fire Marshal's Office..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...have been more than 21,000 cases of COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County...."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature

Tesla “Gigafactory” Is Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Cybertruck manufacturing plant promises thousands of new jobs, tax revenue for Travis County
"...Following weeks of fiscal courtship between the Travis County Com­mis­sioners Court and Tesla, Elon Musk announced last..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

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
"...or before Super Tuesday, more than 51,000 were in Travis County, so we can expect much of the campaign..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...he took over City Hall as leader of the "Green Machine" at-large Council in the Nineties, "Austin had a..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...a GOP-drawn district written off by the national Democratic Party and the pundits. We see no reason to change..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Dem Candidates Wendy Davis & Jennie Lou Leeder Take the Stage
South Austin “Indivisible” forum considers TX-21 race
"...to "Medicare for All") and climate change (endorsing the Green New Deal), for which Davis offered more incremental strategic..."

Jan. 20, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Local Election News: War Shadows Edition
From lawsuits to candidates in suits
"...Electronically ChallengedOn Monday, Jan. 6, the Texas Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit against Secretary of State Ruth..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...7: The Water Isn't Fine – Zebra Mussels and Blue-Green Algae..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...– particularly the Democratic primaries of most interest to Travis County voters (and Chronicle readers) – are generally more..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Headlines
"...limited means of transportation. In October, the Texas Democratic Party filed a similar suit, arguing that the law undermines..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Feature

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

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