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Celia Israel announces run for Austin mayor

State Rep. Celia Israel has made it official: On a chilly Tuesday morning at Parque Zaragoza in East Austin, Israel announced that she would be running for mayor of Austin.  She was joined by supporters Rubén Cantú, Ashley Cheng, Nelson…

Celia Israel opts to exit state seat, explore mayoral run

State Rep. Celia Israel has moved closer to entering the city’s 2022 mayor’s race, forming an exploratory committee for that campaign and opting not to run for reelection for the seat she has held since 2015. Israel announced her move…

Capital Metro could get permission to bypass voter approval of MetroRail extension

State Rep. Celia Israel and state Sen. Kirk Watson have filed legislation at the Capitol that would make it much easier for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to expand its commuter rail service. On Friday, Israel filed House Bill 1726,…

Discount program aims to detour truckers around Austin

The Texas Transportation Commission voted on Thursday to give cross-state truckers extra incentive to avoid Austin’s notoriously congested stretch of Interstate 35. With only one dissenting voice, the five-person commission – a board of gubernatorial appointees that oversees the Texas…

Celia Israel runs for District 50 with a long history of public service

Celia Israel’s civic service resume reads a mile long. The long-time Travis County Democrat is probably most recognized for the work she did on former Gov. Ann Richards’ administration.   But that was only one of many destinations along Israel’s…

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