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Increased Pressure for “Vote-by-Mail
Mail vote would expand franchise and public safety – but not without problems
"...expanded – including universal – use of voting by mail. Vote-by-mail would make voting both safer and more convenient..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Expansion of Voting by Mail
After his threats fail, Ken Paxton heads to court
"...Wednesday to stop county election officials from accepting “illegal” mail ballot applications. If the court agrees … it’s not..."

May 14, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Federal Judge Legalizes Texas Vote-by-Mail
Broad ruling says all Texas voters can request mail ballots
"...latest episode of the legal donnybrook over voting by mail in Texas, the arena has shifted to federal court...."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Can’t Vote by Mail Now? Perhaps November.
Courts have time – if not the will – to expand VBM before general election
"...Court will act soon enough to allow more generous mail ballot rules and better planning for the November general..."

June 30, 2020 News Post by Michael King

By Mail or In Person, the July 14 Election Is Looming
Masks encouraged, distancing required; 25,000 mail ballots sent
" this, many of you will have received the mail ballot you requested – more than 25,000 were mailed..."

June 19, 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
"...Supreme Court issued an ambiguous decision on voting by mail. The Court said lack of immunity to Covid-19 is..."

May 28, 2020 News Post by Michael King

You've Got Mail
The joke of Nora and Delia Ephron's screenplay is that the one, true love of your life may walk right past you on the sidewalk, and you'll never know it.
"...real life, Hanks and Ryan double-click in You've Got Mail. Unlike actors in many contemporary movie romances, they connect..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Junk Mail
"...would be distasteful to think of him delivering your mail. But, indeed, Roy is a postman. He does not..."

June 12, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Supreme Court Puts Vote-by-Mail on Hold
Court stays expansion of “disability” voting – Ken Paxton celebrates
"...lower court ruling that all voters can vote by mail, pending the Court’s further review. The new ruling leaves..."

May 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July?
Legal battle clouds election planning timeline
"...all local voters will be allowed to vote by mail. On Friday, a state district court said yes –..."

April 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Paxton Renews Threats Against Vote-by-Mail
Attorney General threatens “criminal sanctions” for “illegal” VBM
"...sanctions” against voters (and “third parties”) using voting by mail without legal permission. The threats are aimed at anyone..."

June 15, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Democrats File Second Vote-by-Mail Suit
Federal lawsuit follows earlier state filing for emergency action
"...officials, to allow all Texas voters to vote by mail under current pandemic conditions, in the upcoming July and..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Local Politicians Call for Voting by Mail
Sheryl Cole and Mike Siegel demand “common sense and good policy”
"...issued a joint press release demanding universal voting by mail, so that “no one [is] at risk by participating..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Vote-By-Mail Applications Available
Election is Nov. 6; early voting runs Oct. 22-Nov. 2
"...Travis County is accepting applications to vote early by mail for the Nov. 6 election. Because, you know, you..."

Oct. 15, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Outbox: The Death of Snail Mail?
Local company turns your physical mailbox into an inbox
"...and again. Outbox: A service that takes your snail mail, opens it, scans it, and sends it to your..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fifth Circuit Extends Its Vote-By-Mail Order
Panel Says State Will Likely Prevail Against VBM Expansion
"...Biery, who had expanded the right to vote by mail in Texas...."

June 5, 2020 News Post by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Fan Mail From the Flounders
The Great E-Mail Scandal ... or, Don't Hit Send!
"'s not every day we get a huge, undifferentiated e-mail dump from our city leaders – which the Statesman..."

March 4, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Federal Judge Legalizes Vote-by-Mail
U.S. District Judge Fred Biery allows universal vote by mail
"...state election law, and therefore eligible to vote by mail ballot...."

May 19, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Judge Sulak Issues Vote-by-Mail Injunction
Enables mail ballots for all voters to vote by mail
"...201st District Court,*[correction below] issued a temporary injunction enabling vote-by-mail in Travis County and, in principle, all Texas voters..."

April 17, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Vote-by-Mail Hearing Concludes
Judge indicates he will grant temporary injunction for VBM
"...indicated he would grant a temporary injunction enabling expanded mail voting for July and an "aligned" early voting period...."

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..."

April 15, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Democrats Take Vote-by-Mail to Supreme Court
TDP and voters request Supremes to lift stay on VBM for all
"...the U.S. Supreme Court today, requesting allowing vote by mail to all Texas voters. One plaintiff called the age..."

June 16, 2020 News Post by Michael King

The Fight Against Unsolicited E-mail
"...after waking and joining the world was to check e-mail, to see if any new messages had dropped into..."

July 4, 1997 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

So, You Want to Vote By Mail, Now What?
Answers to your VBM questions
"...voters not going to the polls. Applying for a Mail Ballot..."

April 9, 2021 News Feature

Answers to Your Questions About Voting by Mail in Travis County
Options and deadlines for those not going to the polls
"...Q: How do I vote by mail?..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature

So, You Want to Vote by Mail – Now What?
Answers to your VBM questions
"...Q: How do I vote by mail?..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature

Voting By Mail? The Decision Is Yours.
Texas Supreme Court rejects Paxton writ of mandamus, leaves VBM to voter
"...Texas voter. Checking "disability" on the application for a mailed ballot requires the county clerk or election administrator to..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Answers to Your Questions About Voting by Mail
Want to stay at home and vote? Here's what you need to know.
"...Q: I voted by mail last year – do I need to apply to..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature

November 2021 General and Special Elections: Voting by Mail
Answers to your VBM questions
"...A: The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, Oct. 22 (received at the Travis County..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature

Voting by Mail in Texas: Where Things Stand
The law, and the lawsuits
"...A qualified voter is eligible for early voting by mail if the voter has a sickness or physical condition..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

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