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A Good Candidate Who Bullies

Negative campaigning ain’t anything new or rare, but the race for Travis County Judge is getting unnecessarily nasty. Sarah Eckhardt and her supporters have launched a strange crusade against Andy Brown. It is a sad sight since both are great Democrats with a lot to offer our community. 5.  Mocking the Opponent — “Untested Rookie” […]

Students Needed on Austin’s Redistricting Commission and Review Panel

The process of drawing the single member districts that Austinites voted for last November is underway, and one spot on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is reserved for a student. We certainly need a strong student voice on the commission that will draw the new city council districts so that students are represented on city […]

Redfish Bay (Estes Flats), Aransas County, Texas

Judge Bill Adams: Shame of the Texas Coast

When should a politician’s personal life matter to the public? My hometown is famous for its whooping cranes, vibrant art community and fish. Northerners known as “winter Texans” or “snowbirds” migrate down to Rockport for its pleasant beaches and warm climate. Essentially, it is the Charm of the Texas Coast. Unfortunately, my cozy community has […]

City Council voted in a surprising 6-1 fashion Tuesday, leaving the mayor as the sole "nay" vote to this year's City budget.

Bold or Bust? Mayor Leffingwell Takes Stance on Budget

It seems Austin city politics has been experiencing a flurry of firsts and unprecedented actions this past year. The most recent example is last night’s City Council budget meeting in which Mayor Lee Leffingwell chose to fight a city-wide budget he believed carried too heavy a burden on tax-payers. Leffignwell was the sole “nay” vote […]