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Monday, March 19, 2018 by Jack Craver

Kathie Tovo gets an opponent

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo will face at least one opponent in her bid for re-election.Danielle Skidmore recently filed paperwork to join the race for District 9, which includes all of downtown and many Central Austin neighborhoods between MoPac Expressway…

Friday, March 16, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Travis Duncan, new candidate for mayor

There’s a new face in the race for Austin mayor. Travis Duncan, 28, joins Mayor Steve Adler and former Council Member Laura Morrison in a quest to lead the city. Morrison plans to make a formal announcement on March 26.Duncan…

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

MACC seeks full expansion cost – up to $40M – in fall bond election

The advisory board for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will ask members of City Council to more than double the $15 million that was recently recommended to be provided to the center from an expected fall bond…

Monday, March 12, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

UTC calls on Council to fund east side urban trails

The Urban Transportation Commission on Wednesday night called on City Council to put potentially millions of dollars’ worth of of east side urban trail projects on the November ballot.The four projects would fill in gaps in the existing and proposed…

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Ashley Lopez

Sheryl Cole and ‘Chito’ Vela head to runoff in Texas House race, pushing Dawnna Dukes out

Democrats Sheryl Cole and Jose “Chito” Vela will move on to a runoff election for Texas House District 46 after pushing out embattled incumbent Dawnna Dukes in the primary on Tuesday.The district includes parts of East Austin, Manor and Pflugerville.Cole,…

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Dist. 21 offers surprises for both R’s and D’s

By midevening on election night, some longtime observers were laughing and scratching their heads over the surprise results that seemed to be developing in Texas’ 21st Congressional District, the seat being vacated by longtime Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio.On the…

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