Politics

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Possible candidate Martin spends $50K exploring run for mayor

Presumptive mayoral candidate Patsy Woods Martin has spent more than $50,000 in exploring a run for mayor of Austin next November, according to a campaign finance report filed Wednesday. While candidates are prohibited from raising money prior to six months…

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Shea raises more than twice as much as nearest opponent for Pct. 2

When it comes to raising campaign funds, Brigid Shea leads the candidates in the Precinct 2 Travis County Commissioner race, with almost double the amount of contributions given to her two opponents combined. They are running for the seat vacated…

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

RECA forum discusses the effects of districts on Austin city politics

Politically attuned Austinites continue to wrestle with the uncertain future that the 10-1 City Council district system will bring, and that was the topic of discussion at a forum hosted by the Real Estate Council of Austin on Tuesday.  …

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Travis Commissioners approve fee increases for county parks

Travis County Commissioners voted Tuesday to raise fees for visitors to Travis County parks, but it is not clear exactly when that hike will happen. Commissioners approved the increase to close a potential budget gap.   This is the first…

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners to investigate loss of in-person jail visitation

Several members of the Travis County Commissioners Court say they were caught off guard Tuesday when they were told that in-person family visits at the Travis County Jail have been replaced by a video system. And a majority of commissioners…

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Eckhardt criticizes McCombs for seeking tax breaks, suing appraisal district

Travis County Judge candidate Sarah Eckhardt continued her verbal campaign against billionaire businessman Red McCombs Thursday, taking him to task for asking taxpayers to contribute millions of dollars to build the Circuit of the Americas race track but going to…

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