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

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

Austin City Council

Q&A: 4 newcomers vying for Austin City Council District 2 seat weigh in on pandemic response, food access, public safety

Four candidates are running to replace Delia Garza for the Austin City Council District 2 seat.

Austin ISD board of trustees


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&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.

Nicholas Cicale and Christopher Neely contributed to this report.


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UT experts predict a 96% chance of worsening COVID-19 rates in Travis County in coming weeks

Travis County's health authority says individual actions can still turn the tide.

Early voting at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple
Some Austin-area polling locations have recorded 10,000-plus votes through first week of early voting

Three Williamson County polling locations have each reported more than 10,000 ballots cast in the first week of early voting.

Treaty Oak Distilling is located at 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Treaty Oak Distilling looking to open second property for gin production, tastings

The distillery is planning to expand its gin production in 2021.

Capital Metro celebrated the opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail hub Oct. 19. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

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More than 30% of Travis County voters have cast their ballot in first week of early voting

Both in-person voting and by-mail voting in Travis County are up compared to the first week of early voting in 2016.

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Expanded MetroRail station opens in Austin's downtown

Captial Metro hosted a grand opening for the new station Oct. 19.

Meanwhile Brewing Co.'s bar will offer mixed cocktails as well as beer. (Courtesy Meanwhile Brewing Co.)
Support Cobalt Blue Salon’s Cut For A Cure, two new bars open and more Southwest Austin business news

From bars to hair salons, learn about the latest Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs business news here.

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Austin home sales are on the comeback after bottoming out in early spring

Low inventory and a delayed summer boom in home sales resulted in high sales for Austin in September.

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
'Game changer' development with lagoon coming to Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the Austin area from the past week.

Austin City Council unanimously supported aiming its local stimulus package toward the long-term viability of local at-risk businesses. (Courtesy ATXN)
Austin City Council wants limited local stimulus package to help small businesses outlast pandemic, not just pay rent

Austin's mayor said he wants businesses helped by the program to be better off than they were before the pandemic.

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
4-acre lagoon coming to Leander and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.