Read election Q&A's with Central Austin-area candidates

See who is on the ballot in our Central Austin coverage area in the upcoming election. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

U.S. House of Representatives

Q&A: Meet the candidates running for U.S. District 10

Three candidates are on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Austin City Council

Three candidates for Austin City Council District 4 discuss coronavirus recovery, housing, reimagining public safety

Incumbent candidate Greg Casar faces newcomers Louis C. Herrin III and Ramesses II Setepenre in his bid for another four-year Austin City Council term.

In head-to-head race for Austin City Council District 7 seat, candidates outline approach to small-business help, housing, public safety

Community Impact Newspaper asked the two Austin City Council District 7 candidates the same five questions, which cover topics from coronavirus recovery to housing and small-business assistance, and limited their answers to 75 words.

District 10 Austin City Council candidates agree the city's homelessness response is not working. Their solutions differ.

Incumbent Alison Alter faces six opponents in this year's busiest Austin City Council race.

Austin ISD

Q&As: Austin ISD candidates in District 2 address challenges facing East and Southeast Austin

Three District 2 candidates—Adolphus "Andy" Anderson, Ofelia Maldonado Zapata and John McKiernan-Gonzalez—are squaring off this November for a place on the Austin ISD board of trustees.

Q&As: Meet Kevin Foster, Austin ISD's next District 3 trustee

Kevin Foster is running unopposed in the Austin ISD District 3 race and will begin serving the district in November.

Q&A: Austin ISD District 5 candidates address COVID-19, school closures and equity

Three District 5 candidates—Lynn Boswell, Jennifer Littlefield and Piper Stege Nelson—face off this November for a place on the Austin ISD board of trustees and to represent parts of Central and South Austin.

Q&A: Learn about the 4 candidates running for Austin ISD Position 8

Four individuals are running for Austin ISD Position 8, one of the district’s at-large seats on the board of trustees.

Christopher Neely and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.


Photo of a girl weariing a mask and backpack
Austin ISD: mask policy to remain after new CDC guidance

The district said it would continue to require masks at least through the end of the current school year.

I-35 delays
Early morning I-35 delays expected May 15 as TxDOT finishes demolition of US 183 ramp in North Austin

TxDOT will close mainlanes on I-35 in North Austin early in the morning of May 15 as it demolishes a ramp.

The city of Austin's Smart Mobility Office has partnered with Ford on self-driving vehicle initiatives. (Courtesy Ford Motor Company)
Austin's transportation department paving the way for rise in autonomous vehicle traffic

Several private companies are working on autonomous vehicle initiatives in Austin in addition to the city's own smart infrastructure planning.

COVID-19 precautions such as a masking requirement remain in place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
'Signs of hope' on the horizon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after year-plus dip in air travel

Rising passenger counts, new airline operations and an increase in vaccinations could all support the airport's recovery in 2021.

A University of Texas office tower is under development at the downtown Central Health site formerly home to the Brackenridge hospital campus. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Health's 'cornerstone' downtown site moving forward on path to redevelopment

Much of the site's future scope is yet to be determined ahead of a May 20 rezoning hearing before City Council.

Photo of a man climbing on a rock wall
Four Austin institutions celebrate anniversaries

Crux Climbing Center and Austin Vet Hospital are among the businesses hitting milestones in May.

Capital Metro bus
Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Capital Metro has increased the frequency of several bus routes for Austin FC game days at Q2 Stadium.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The property has been a redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization target for years. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin evaluating 6 plans to redevelop 19-acre St. John site into mixed-use district

The city has long been seeking to rejuvenate the St. John neighborhood property off I-35 with new housing, retail and recreational space.

Students at Norman-Sims Elementary School and Austin ISD's 124 other schools across the district will now be allowed to remove masks during outdoor physical activities with the permission of a parent or guardian. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD makes outdoor masking optional, eases other health, safety restrictions

Students engaging in outdoor physical activity will now have the option to remove masks.