(Capital Metro)

This November, Austin voters will choose whether to raise their property tax rate to pay for a proposed $7.1 billion transit overhaul called Project Connect. It includes expanded bus service, including an Eastside transit center.

Austin voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to increase their tax rate to pay for a $7.1 billion, 15-year overhaul of the city's transit system.

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(Charlie L. Harper III)

Half of Austin City Council seats is up for election this Novemeber.

In less than two months, Austin voters will choose between 20 candidates vying for five of City Council's 10 seats. A series of upcoming candidates forums will introduce voters to the candidates and their platforms.

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Several boats sank during a parade in support of President Donald Trump on Lake Travis in Austin on Saturday.

Several boats sank on Lake Travis Saturday while taking part in a parade in support of President Donald Trump, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office.
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(Sam Noble)

H-E-B owner Charles Butt sent a letter to the Texas Supreme Court this week in support of mail-in voting, in which he noted the changes his company has made to help customers feel safer during the pandemic.

Charles Butt, the billionaire owner of the H-E-B grocery chain, has sent a letter to the Texas Supreme Court supporting mail-in voting and urging state and federal courts to be nonpartisan, a condition he said "today seems to be in jeopardy."
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(U.S. Senate, MJ for Texas)

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will face off against Round Rock mom and combat veteran MJ Hegar this Nov. 3.

When decorated combat veteran, Round Rock mom and self-described "badass" MJ Hegar and three-term Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn face off this November, the candidates will not only contend with each other but also the pandemic, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and a news cycle that threatens to overshadow their race.

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The Travis County Democratic Party chose local attorney Andy Brown as their nominee for county judge.

Two local attorneys—Democrat Andy Brown and Republican Michael Lovins—have been selected by their respective political parties to compete for the position of Travis County judge this November.

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Travis County's Text2Register program allows residents to register to vote from the safety of their own home.

When the tax office began its voter registration push in January, it was prepared for high registration numbers, given that it is a presidential election year.

But then registration flatlined in Travis County for the first time in decades.

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