Newspaper no longer endorses candidates
Says Gerald Daugherty is endorsed by the Austin American-Statesman.
Less than others
Says he’s "taken an 8% pay decrease in each of the nine years he has been in office."
'I don't know whether'
Says Gerald Daugherty advocated lowering the penalty for crimes like strangulation in domestic violence cases because "they just ‘throw more people into the’" jail "‘system."
Estimates at work
Says over 90 percent of Travis County’s eligible residents have registered to vote.
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."
Full refusals, partial acceptances
Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."
Tip-top for nearly 20 years
"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."
19 races, 3 Republicans
Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.
Some local purpling
Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."
State: About on schedule
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
Anchors, away from ATX
Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."
UPDATED: Poverty up since 2000, but local rate sometimes goes down
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Some donations may have occurred after donor left Austin club
Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.
Says there is an upcoming vote to preserve benefits of Texas homestead exemption for seniors and the disabled.
Judge's call in Texas civil trials
Says most states, but not Texas, permit jurors to ask questions of witnesses in trials.
Not impossible, perhaps unlikely
Says nobody in higher education believes Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal to "serve up $10,000 college degrees" is possible.
Maybe 57th-most liberal
Says Travis County, home to Austin, is the most liberal county in the United States.