From local to national midterm elections: What happened?
Outside the Coates Student Center on Tues. Nov. 8 — midterm Election Day in the United States — a red, white and blue tent stood beside a table with a plethora of snacks and voting information. The table was run by Trinity democracy fellows, staff, faculty, student volunteers and a representative from MoveTX, a non-profit,...trinitonian.com
Bernie Sanders stumps for Michelle Vallejo in RGV Democratic push
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, visited the Rio Grande Valley on Sunday as part of a tour to energize young voters in the lead up to the midterm elections on Nov. 8, speaking at a rally here for Michelle Vallejo, the Democratic nominee for Texas’ 15th congressional district.myrgv.com
Greg Casar wins Democratic primary for Austin and San Antonio area congressional seat
Casar will be among the most progressive members of Congress ever to serve from Texas. During his tenure on the Austin City Council, he was best known for supporting cuts to the police department and his fight against encampment bans.
In fight for Congress, Eddie Rodriguez targets Greg Casar’s record on Austin homelessness, police funding
Casar has impressive progressive endorsements, from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders. But he also is tied to some of Austin’s most progressive policies, which have attracted powerful enemies and turned off some moderate Democrats.
Four Austin City Council members say they've lost faith in police chief after use of force on protesters, report says
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley speaks during a news conference near the scene where a woman was injured in a package bomb explosion, in Austin on March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio FloresMultiple Austin City Council members said they lost faith in Police Chief Brian Manley on Friday and some asked him to resign following his handling of the ongoing protests against police brutality spurred by the death of George Floyd. Countless protesters had called in to the virtual city council meeting on Thursday, which Manley and City Manager Spencer Cronk also attended, to demand the police chief resign or be fired. Despite protesters' demands, the City Council doesn't have the authority to outright fire Manley, and neither does the city manager. Cronk can only demote Manley to his rank before he became department head.