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Jose 'Chito' Vela takes big lead in fundraising for D4 special election

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Jose “Chito” Vela, an immigration lawyer, has taken a big lead in fundraising in the Jan. 25 special election for the District 4 council seat being vacated by Greg Casar.

According to a campaign finance report filed Monday, Vela raised $41,666 through Dec. 16 and loaned his own campaign $500. He’s spent about $14,230 so far, leaving him with just under $28,000 on hand.

As council races go, that haul is more than some incumbents raised in recent years, though less than the contenders in the hottest races last year. It gives Vela ample resources to build name recognition and get his message out heading into the early voting period that starts Jan. 10.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.


Men are stepping up, saying Roe v. Wade ruling was 'the final push' to get a vasectomy


Austin Nicholson was ahead of the curve when he got his vasectomy in September 2021, saving himself a long line as Austin-area doctors say the demand for sterilization has seen a “significant” spike since Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday.

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Valencia Hotel Group Presents Live Music & Longnecks - All Summer Long

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Live music and beer? Say no more. With a location in Austin, and others throughout Texas, the court hotels by the Valencia Hotel Group have a new offering for weekend stays: Live Music & Longnecks.

Enjoy live music all weekend long and check out the hotels’ state-of-the-art amenities between sets. Make a splash in the pool, enjoy outdoor fire pits, or challenge your friends in a yard game while enjoying a weekend full of live music! Did we mention the package includes deluxe accommodations and a bucket of beer? Oh, and if you needed more convincing, this pet-friendly hotel means the whole family can join in on the fun.

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