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Tag Archives: November 2016 elections

Friday, June 30, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Council members walk the walk on new bond-funded project

Mayor Steve Adler and two City Council colleagues celebrated the first sidewalk to be funded by 2016 Mobility Bond money by taking a walk on it Thursday morning.Joined by Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar, Adler…

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Worries about mobility bond timeline surface at City Hall

City Council on Tuesday balked at hearing a lengthy update from staff on the ongoing efforts to ramp up the massive but compressed mobility bond program voters approved last November.By the time Council made it to Assistant City Manager Robert…

Friday, January 13, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Exploring the election

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series. So much of this past election season was spent poring over maps: from electoral college projections to historic…

Monday, January 9, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Voter turnout

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series. Travis County, and much of Texas and the country, saw record voter turnout levels during the 2016…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Election ’16 Wrap

Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano, politics editor Jo Clifton, and contributor Caleb Pritchard join publisher Mike Kanin to analyze the local results of the 2016 November elections. Audio embedded below.

Monday, November 14, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Sore losers and sour grapes

Ghosting on reporters… It’s probably never fun to take reporter’s calls after losing an election, but usually candidates are good sports about it. However, former City Council District 7 candidate Natalie Gauldin managed to ignore more than five phone calls throughout…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond rolls to big victory

Opting to go big, Austin voters on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package.The massive grab-bag of mobility infrastructure spending is the city’s largest-ever bond proposal to survive an election. Its victory is…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Flannigan takes District 6, ousts Zimmerman

Don Zimmerman, one of the city’s most controversial City Council members, conceded to challenger Jimmy Flannigan yesterday after the early voting results were released in the early evening, with 12,542 votes (57.65 percent) for Flannigan and 9,213 (42.35 percent) for…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Garza, Casar easily win re-election

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar, the youngest member ever elected to the City Council, claimed another victory last night, beating two opponents who seemed almost invisible.District 2 Council Member Delia Garza – Council’s first Latina, elected during her…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

Pool wins District 7

Tuesday night, incumbent Leslie Pool easily won her District 7 seat for City Council against challenger and political newcomer Natalie Gauldin. Early voting results Tuesday evening solidly placed her in the lead by 40 percent, giving rise to dinnertime cheers…

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Apocalypse later

Must be Tuesday… There are a lot of details that will be needed to be sorted on Tuesday. (Most pressing, probably: Is it the end of the world or not? And: Where’s my bug-out bag?) Thankfully, one of the details…

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Prop 1, District 10, 7 races bring in cash

It’s anybody’s guess whether the city’s $720 million transportation bond proposition, known as Proposition 1, will win voter approval next week, but if it does not, it won’t be because of lack of funding. Move Austin Forward, the political action…

Monday, October 31, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

How the Travis County DA’s race could affect police use-of-force cases

One race tucked into the crowded ballots that Travis County voters are seeing this election could have a substantial effect on police use-of-force cases. From the death of Eric Garner in New York to the death of David Joseph here…

Monday, October 31, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: That’s not a dog. THIS is a dog.

Waterfall of Chihuahuas… If Robert “Crocodile” Corbin’s multiple accounts of abuse by dogs and “arrogant dog owners” are to be taken at face value, it’s no wonder he regularly pleads with city leaders to scrap Austin’s “no-kill” policy. Before urging…

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

In a city with many fatal car crashes, what will a $720 million bond do for road safety?

One hundred and two people died on Austin’s roads last year – the most in the city’s recorded history. There was the young woman killed around 5 a.m. while walking on the Interstate 35 frontage road; the 55-year-old unnamed bicyclist…

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Record turnout greets first day of early voting

Voting on the first day of early voting in Travis County shattered previous records, with 35,066 voters casting ballots at polling locations throughout the county. An additional 11,020 mail-in ballots were received, bringing to 46,086 the total number of voters…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Record turnout expected as early voting begins

The end is near.Early voting in Austin kicks off on Monday, heralding the imminent conclusion of 2016’s drawn-out election cycle, and Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says her team is bracing for record turnout.Last Tuesday, DeBeauvoir told the Travis County…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

Seven residents vie for AISD seats

Today marks the first day of early voting, and the Austin Independent School District board of trustees has five seats up for grabs, with seven residents vying for spots. However, only two seats are being contested.Cindy Anderson and David Quintanilla…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Sheri Gallo

Austin City Council Member Sheri Gallo joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her reelection campaign. Post is embedded below.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Jo Clifton

ANC takes no position on Proposition 1

Mayor Steve Adler has written to the executive committee of the Austin Neighborhoods Council to reassure those neighborhood representatives that he will do his part to protect neighborhoods “in conjunction with the proposed transportation bonds” and the rewrite of the…

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