Politics

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Federal appeals court temporarily halts expansion of mail-in voting in Texas

An expansion of Texas’ vote-by-mail program during the pandemic is on hold, again.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling from a day earlier that opened up mail-in voting to people under 65.Texas…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Court order that opens up mail-in voting in Texas stays in effect for now, appeals court rules

Voters who don’t want to risk exposure to the coronavirus may use mail-in ballots during upcoming elections as a legal battle moves through the courts, a Texas appeals court ruled Thursday.The 14th Court of Appeals ruled a trial court order…

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County plans to spend $968K to prepare for voting in 2020

Travis County will spend $968,000 to expand ballot-by-mail voting and introduce new safety precautions at voting sites in preparation for the July runoff election and the November general elections.Already, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir told the Commissioners Court on May…

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Casar to seek reelection

Council Member Greg Casar announced Monday that he will not be seeking Sen. Kirk Watson’s now-vacant District 14 seat. In early March, Casar explored the possibility of running for state Senate. However, that move was quickly overshadowed by the cancellation…

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Travis County judge says he will open up mail-in voting during Covid-19 pandemic

A Travis County district court judge said Wednesday he will clarify that voters fearful of contracting Covid-19 will be allowed to use mail-in ballots during elections in July and November.The Texas Democratic Party sued state and local election officials last…

Monday, April 13, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City may begin evaluating creative spaces bond sites in June

The city expects to use real estate and economic development professionals from the Texas Facilities Commission to broker the acquisition of what may be multiple properties for local artists and musicians to use.An April 3 memo spells out the steps…

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