Prop A goes down in flames in Austin

Prop A goes down in flames in Austin

Throughout 2021, Save Austin Now founder and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak has jockeyed to make himself the face of a new political movement in Texas’ capital city — one fueled by fear-mongering, misinformation, and thinly-veiled dog whistles. Armed with...

Travis County Leads on Housing Reform

Travis County Leads on Housing Reform

As Austin continues to grow dramatically and skyrocketing rent prices have left many residents unable to find safe and stable housing, the Travis County Commissioners Court, led by newly-elected Travis County Judge Andy Brown, has passed multiple innovative policy...

Inside Senator Sarah Eckhardt’s Big Gamble

Inside Senator Sarah Eckhardt’s Big Gamble

In the pantheon of Texas royalty, there are few politicians with more cachet than State Senator Sarah Eckhardt (D-14). Her mother, Nadine, worked as assistant with LBJ and legendary political firebrand Molly Ivins, and was also the first wife of author Billy Lee...

Austin’s camping ban was always a GOP Trojan horse

Austin’s camping ban was always a GOP Trojan horse

It’s been an eventful month for Texas, to say the least. Bravo’s Housewives of Dallas was embroiled in race-fueled controversy. New arrival Elon Musk hosted one of the most awkward shows in Saturday Night Live history. And the Dallas Mavericks, who haven’t won a...