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Election Results: How Did the Bonds Do?
Update: AISD, Travis County bonds break 70% support
"...There's over $1 billion in bonds before Austin voters today, plus seven statewide constitutional amendments...."

Nov. 7, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bonds: 'Death By a Thousand Cuts'
Even with Propositions 1 and 3 passing, AISD's election campaign appeared doomed from the start
"...creeping over 50% support is good enough. But in bonds, that's bad news, as the Austin Independent School District..."

May 17, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Meet the AISD Bonds
A thumbnail introduction to the $890 million bond package on the May 11 ballot
"...Beyond the sheer cost of the bonds – which the district is already addressing by pointing..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Facts About RMA Bonds
"...commit the full faith and credit to the RMA bonds, obligating Travis County to raise taxes to pay for..."

Feb. 15, 2005 Postmarks

November Props & Bonds
Roads and parks are on the November ballot
"...Travis County bond props: 1) $132.8 million in road bonds to cover some 28 projects across the county –..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Travis Bonds: Roadways & Park Ways
Road and pedestrian proposals draw no opposition so far
"...dense proposed state constitutional amendments (see "November Props & Bonds," Oct. 14). If county residents manage to drag themselves..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Spotlight: Gary U.S. Bonds
Gary U.S. Bonds, still partying after all these years.
"...stole my damn song. I can't believe it!'" says Bonds from his current home in Wheatley Heights, Long Island...."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Austin Municipal Bonds: The 'CliffsNotes' version
It's real simple:'yes' seven times
"...attention all along – beginning last year, when the bonds as now balloted were only a vague gleam in..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

Standing on Opposite Sides of the Road Bonds
"...financial reports proves their commitment. The Yes! Travis County Bonds Committee pulled out all stops and raised a whopping..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Chamber Balks on Bonds
"...spending make up 50% of the total general obligation bonds. As for the other two-thirds of the bond package,..."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Column

Point Austin: Breaking Down the Bonds
Affordable housing headlines, but there's plenty in the package
"...rejected by the voters in 2014. The other six bonds would underwrite expanded health care services, parks and recreation..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Column by Michael King

AISD Bonds: Moving Parts
Half a percent of registered voters cast ballots on first day of early voting
"...he has been pivotal in constructing the last three bonds: 2004's $519.5 million construction and land purchase package, the..."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Props & Bonds: Mixed, but Definitely Dramatic
Everything gets the green light except 6, 8, and 15
"...progressive city that believes in the future. All the bonds are passing – except the housing is a little..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

City Props & Bonds Close Early
The early vote and the E-day vote ride steady
"...All the bonds passed but Prop. 15 -- an affordable housing measure,..."

Nov. 6, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Developing Stories: Future Mobility: Shaping the Transportation Bonds
Urban rail is what you won't see this November – so what will you see?
"...Initial public reaction to splitting the transportation bonds into two referendums – the second package, to include..."

March 26, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Labor Backs AISD Bonds
District, unions reach agreement on prevailing-wage issue
"...If voters pass the bonds (early voting starts Aug. 25), the board will call..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Bonding Over the Bonds
Council's Dreams Come True
"...good enough to push through the second round of bonds in September and, perhaps more importantly, to keep this..."

May 8, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Except for Eanes, Area School Bonds Win Big
Low turnout election sandwiched between primaries
"...ever-increasing student population. As always, the passage of these bonds does not necessarily mean that residents will see any..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: Budget, Bonds, and Big Plans
Hard times and planned projects to collide at city forums
"...and desires – "will be addressed using general obligation bonds or other means of available funding." That means some..."

June 18, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Citizens' Committee Shuffles AISD Bonds
A recap of the plans so far
"...Repayment of the bonds, as well as the potential impact on appraisal taxes,..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

ACC: Bonds Yes, Taxes No
"...finances: Voters across the multi-county jurisdiction approved two construction bonds, worth $380 million, to cover renovations and new facilities...."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Much Will the Bonds Cost in Taxes?
"...the “easy answer” is to vote “no” on all bonds...."

Oct. 22, 2012 Postmarks

City Hall Hustle: How Many Bonds to a Season?
Rumblings at the council that not everyone's on board for November bond election

May 14, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Road Bonds a Bad Deal
"...nowhere.” The smart vote is "no" on the road bonds. Not everywhere has to look like Round Rock, does..."

April 23, 2007 Postmarks

The Bonds of Filth
The boys behind Hot Fuzz dish the dirt
"...is filth. Our overriding love of filth is what bonds us together...."

April 20, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Top 10 Local Stories: From bonds to boobs
"...central library to film studio. As triumphant as the bonds themselves was the public winnowing process – a nearly..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

Bonds for Bikes
Bicyclists ask committee to invest more in two-wheel transportation
"...a trimming. Sullivan said $10 million remains from 2000 bonds for bikeways – $4 million is still earmarked for..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Battle of the Bonds – Take Your Turn
With two public input meetings left, it's a good time to review the ups and downs, the winners and losers in the city's bond package so far

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

AISD Bonds: More Sprawl and Surveillance?
The Austin ISD bond proposal includes plans for new construction and security measures that are raising some public questions

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

County Bonds Set for November
$93.4 million for transportation, $91.5 million for parks

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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