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Delia Garza wins election for Travis County attorney
(City of Austin)

Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza won the county attorney seat on Tuesday night, with opponent Laurie Eiserloh conceding late in the evening. There is no Republican candidate in the race.


Garza will take over the office led by retiring County Attorney David Escamilla, who held the position for 17 years.

Like Jose Garza, Delia Garza was considered to be the more progressive candidate in the Democratic primary.


Currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem and council representative for District 2, in Southeast Austin, Garza is a former firefighter and attorney who campaigned on a platform of reducing racial disparities in the local jail population and ending cash bail.

Last week, she tweeted that, if elected, she would drop all charges against people who protested against police violence in Austin.

Eiserloh has worked as an assistant county attorney since 2010 and campaigned on a 13-point plan that included climate change accountability, expanding access to substance use treatment and 24/7 magistration.

The county attorney prosecutes misdemeanor crimes, which are responsible for the majority of jail bookings in Travis County.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.