This Week in Austin: October 21, 2020

Posted October 21, 2020 in The Mignon Memo

Who Will Be the Next Speaker of the Texas House?

State Representative Four Price has announced that he will not be running for Speaker of the Texas House.

Texas is Breaking Early Voting Records

Texas is leading the country in early voting numbers with over 4 million votes counted as of Sunday.

Texas cities, including Austin, Houston, Dallas, El Paso, and Amarillo, are breaking early voting records. Travis County reported that over 70,000 early voting ballots were cast in the first two days of early voting. On the first day of early voting, 128,000 Houston voters cast their ballots. By the second day of voting, 287,000 Houston voters had cast their ballots.

Don’t let the long lines discourage you from voting, here is a link to look up voting wait times in Travis County:

Texas Supreme Court Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Rebeca Huddle to the Texas Supreme Court. Huddle will replace Justice Paul Green who retired in August.

Only in Austin…

That’s So Retro!

For a fun and socially distanced outdoor adventure, you can now cruise around Austin Town Lake in style in one of these super-fun, retro-style boats from Retro Boat Rentals ATX!