Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Twenty candidates set to run for Council

While most Austinites were focused on Covid-19, whether or not to send their children to school and how to pay the rent, a surprising number of people – 20 to be exact – signed up to have their names on…

Monday, August 17, 2020 by Nathan Bernier

Local attorney Andy Brown will be Democratic nominee for county judge

Local attorney and activist Andy Brown will be the Democratic nominee for Travis County judge in the November election. Brown won 55.88 percent of the vote Sunday night in an election by party precinct chairs.The prior county judge, Sarah Eckhardt,…

Friday, August 14, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council orders transit election, $460M active transportation bond for November ballot

City Council is giving voters an opportunity to transform the city’s mobility infrastructure on Nov. 3 with a tax rate election for a $7.1 billion investment in a mass transit rail system, and a $460 million active mobility bond.Voters will…

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Rodriguez concedes, calls for unity, Eckhardt headed to Texas Senate

Eddie Rodriguez announced Monday that he was opting out of an uphill battle for the Senate District 14 seat against former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt. Instead, Rodriguez said he would focus his efforts “on winning a Democratic majority and…

Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council candidates file campaign finance reports

Though the results of Tuesday’s election are still being tallied, Wednesday marked the day that campaign finance reports for City Council elections were due.In addition to casting their votes for president of the United States this year, Austin residents will…

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Runoff likely in Senate District 14 race

With six candidates vying to take the place of Senate District 14’s Kirk Watson, it seemed reasonable to assume there would be a runoff, most likely between two popular Democrats: former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and state Rep. Eddie…

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