Los Angeles isn't Beijing
Says Donald Trump’s "Make America Great Again" caps are "made in China."
Worse than before
"Seventy percent of all Texans are overweight or obese."
Redrawn lanes mostly
"Bike lanes and sidewalks have been proven to reduce crashes by up to 38 percent on Austin’s streets."
"Only five Texas counties account for almost 90 percent of the (state’s) cattle industry."
Castro wasn't mayor yet
"In 2009, his first year as mayor," Julián Castro "received a seven-figure referral fee" that smells like a dirty financial gift "from notorious personal injury lawyer Mikal Watts, a major Obama donor."
By 3 percent
The National Park Service has "an annual budget that is less than the city of Austin."
Austin was the "site of the first mass shooting in the country."
Fuzzy two ways
"We’re the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote."
"When adjusted for inflation, (Texas) per-student spending has remained relatively flat over the past 16 years. Despite that trend, Texas schools in 2017 will receive $381 less per student than they did in 2003."
Closer to 94103
"The first tweet was sent from Austin."
"Austin is number one in Texas in startups, venture capital and patents."
Short view: $23,000
University of Texas undergraduate student debt "is less than $21,000… probably one of the lowest debts across the nation."
If Austin voters reject Proposition 1, a "completely new City-run" criminal background check "process will cost millions in processing fees, additional staff, and bureaucracy" with taxpayers getting "the bill."
None in 2016
Austin’s Stop Abuse for Everyone has seen in its offices "sexual assault survivors that report being attacked by their ridesharing drivers, at a rate of one per month."
"Austin’s the fastest-growing city in the country the last five years."
Rampant, meaning rare
"The fact is voter fraud is rampant."
Says Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty "claims to have taken a pay cut, but for 2016, he voted to raise his salary by 19.6 percent."
Republicans mostly prevailed
"When Republican extremists tried to take away abortion rights … Blake Rocap stopped them."
Pass out the AARP cards
"There isn’t a single (Texas) legislator under the age of 30, even though millennials make up 25 percent of the electorate in Texas."
County won a round, lost two
Travis County residents "trusted me to take on Tom DeLay — and we won."