Politics

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…

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Andy Jechow

State Sen. Kirk Watson stepping down in April to lead Hobby School of Public Affairs

State Sen. Kirk Watson, who has represented Austin in the Texas Senate since 2007, announced he’s resigning this spring to become the founding dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.In a letter to Gov. Greg…

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Jo Clifton

City pays MPT Garza’s bar dues

The city of Austin paid Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza’s bar dues in 2018 and 2019, according to information the city provided to attorney and activist Bill Aleshire through a public information request. Garza, who announced that she would not…

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council candidates tally their six-week fundraising totals

This November, candidates will compete for City Council seats in Districts 2, 4, 6, 7, and 10. Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza has already announced that she will not be seeking reelection in District 2; instead she is running for…

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Activist-led transportation bond vision adjusted and finalized

The team behind the Wheel Deal, a community-led concept for a 2020 transportation-focused bond, released its final plan Wednesday after making several adjustments to its initial plan based on public input.While the group sharply cut proposed funding in a number…

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