Friday, March 20, 2020 by Jo Clifton

May 2 elections called off, not so for May 26

After Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation Wednesday allowing political subdivisions to postpone elections planned for May 2, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir announced Thursday that Travis County would not be conducting any elections on that date. Most if not all of…

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Eckhardt resigns, declares for Texas Senate

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt resigned her position on the Commissioners Court Tuesday, launching her campaign for the Texas Senate seat being vacated by Kirk Watson. Eckhardt wiped away tears as she told her colleagues, “I really love Travis County.…

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Which Republican will Fleck face in HD 47 runoff?

House District 47 Rep. Vikki Goodwin had no opposition in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, but five Republicans were vying for the opportunity to run against her in November.Attorney Jennifer Fleck led the Republican pack with 5,760 votes, more than…

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Howard and Bolton earn spots in runoff for Precinct 3

Ann Howard, the former executive director of Ending Homelessness Community Coalition, won the most votes on Tuesday night, but there is one more hurdle to clear. A runoff election will determine which Democratic candidate will go against Republican Rebecca Bray…

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Garza, Eiserloh in runoff for Travis County Attorney

Longtime county and city lawyer Laurie Eiserloh will face Council Member Delia Garza in a runoff in May to determine who will become Travis County Attorney when David Escamilla retires from the job next January.In the end, Eiserloh had 43.63…

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

District Attorney race heads to runoff election

José Garza celebrated his early lead against incumbent Margaret Moore at a campaign watch party at Mi Madre’s Restaurant in East Austin. With his early voting numbers showing a slight lead over Moore, he said he anticipated the race going…

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