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

See who is on the ballot in our Northwest 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.

Williamson County



Election Q&A: Meet Williamson County sheriff candidates


Candidates Robert Chody and Mike Gleason speak on why they are the best candidate and how they will tackle COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Election Q&A: Meet Williamson County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 candidates

Terry Cook and Nikki Gonzales both seek the Precinct 1 seat.

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 Austin City Council's District 6 race, the incumbent and three challengers talk public safety, pandemic recovery, affordability

Incumbent Jimmy Flannigan and challengers Dee Harrison, Mackenzie Kelly and Jennifer Mushtaler are running to represent Northwest Austin's District 6 on Austin City Council beginning in 2021.

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

Leslie Pool and Morgan Witt are in the running for the District 7 seat.

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 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: 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.

Round Rock ISD board of trustees

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Round Rock ISD Place 1

Two candidates, Kim Boen and Jun Xiao, are running for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 1.

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 2

Three candidates, Mary Bone, Lacey Mase and Cornell Woolridge, are running for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 2.

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 6

Get to know the four candidates who are running for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 6.

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 7

Jenn Griffith and Daniel Weston are running for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 7.

Anna Lotz, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Ali Linan, Christopher Neely and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.



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Round Rock ISD officials said the district aims to have a new superintendent hired in advance of the 2021-22 academic year. (Community Impact Staff)
Round Rock ISD hires firm to lead national superintendent search

Round Rock ISD officials said the district aims to have a new superintendent hired in advance of the 2021-22 academic year.

For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

The guarantee also ensures that Texas school systems can retain their teachers for the 2020-21 school year for whom they originally budgeted.

Winter Storm Uri caused restaurants across Austin to close due to power outages and unsafe road conditions. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Energy GM Jacqueline Sargent resigns from ERCOT's board of directors in wake of winter storms

Sargent's departure follows a trend of resignations from the agency that oversees Texas' power system.

Turnstile Coffee, Beer and Spirits
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Turnstile Coffee, Beer and Spirits on Burnet Road is expanding its business to include a full kitchen for dine-in and to-go services.

Central Texas Food Bank
Central Texas Food Bank announces distribution sites in March following winter storm

The Central Texas Food Bank is holding food distribution events throughout March for local residents experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lingering effects from damage caused by Winter Storm Uri.

Courtney Manuel (center), I Live Here I Give Here executive director, and and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with Edward B. Burger, St. David's Foundation executive director, during Amplify Austin Day 2020. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)
Here's how to support Central Texas nonprofits during ninth annual Amplify Austin Day on March 4-5

The annual 24-hour giving campaign will begin at 6 p.m. on March 4.

People wait in line to receive a vaccine at an Austin Public Health vaccination site. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

Educators, school staff and child care professionals are qualified to receive coronavirus vaccines effective immediately.

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

"Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy," the release reads.

H-E-B will continue to require employees to wear face masks until further notice. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B to require employees, ask customers to be masked despite upcoming expiration of governor's mandate

H-E-B officials announced their employees and vendors would still be required to be masked while on the job, and customers would be encouraged to wear masks while in stores.

Photo from inside a movie theater
Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Most theaters will remain open under an asset purchase agreement to the company's senior lending partners.