(born March 18, 1958) is a Texas attorney and Democratic politician from Austin. He served as Austin mayor from 1997 to 2001. He ran unsuccessfully for Texas Attorney General in the 2002 election, defeated by the Republican Greg Abbott. In 2006, Watson was elected to the Texas State Senate from District 14.
09.03.2011 [Austin American-Statesman] - KirkWatson, D-Austin, shared their views about the dramatic growth and change in Austin. It was an inspiring discussion, full of great lessons from our sibling cities. Unfortunately, those events didn't turn out to be the big stories.
08.03.2011 [Austin American-Statesman] - KirkWatson, D-Austin , predicted Monday that more bills such as Carona's will be filed. "Those of us who support these economic tools have a special obligation to be sure that they work and that you can verify they are working well," Watson said.
04.03.2011 [KVUE] - Thursday at Austin City Hall State Senator KirkWatson (D) Austin announced plans to cut congestion. “These improvements will make a significant difference to the daily commutes of thousands of Central Texans,” State Senator Watson said.
04.03.2011 [Community Impact Newspaper] - KirkWatson, D-Austin, has said the project would never happen because of a lack of state funds. “It's good the people are trying to come up with creative solutions,” Watson said, “but at a point in time when the state has failed in its efforts to keep
01.03.2011 [Austin American-Statesman] - KirkWatson of Austin, Laura Miller of Dallas and Henry Cisneros of San Antonio — joined Leffingwell in a taped discussion about what Austin must do as it transitions to "a major American city." The former mayors used the forum largely to support
07.03.2011 [San Angelo Standard-Times] - Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, and KirkWatson, D-Austin, have proposed legislation to expand Texas' definition of agriculture land to include water stewardship. Rep. Allan Ritter, a Republican from Nederland, filed the bill in the House.
28.02.2011 [Austin News] - KirkWatson. The group is expected to talk about the growth seen in Texas over the last ten years and transportation problems because of the rise in population. They'll also discuss something Mayor Leffingwell touched on during his “State of the City”
02.03.2011 [Kaufman Herald] - KirkWatson, D-Austin, said he's for balancing government budgets, and has pushed legislation to allow considerably more scrutiny openness in the Texas budget-writing process. However, “the irony of this action makes my head spin,” Watson said.
16.02.2011 [Austin American-Statesman (blog)] - KirkWatson (D-Austin), the Public Utility Commission on Tuesday released a partial list of the 82 power generating units across the state that shut down or failed to start on February 2, the day of the rolling blackouts. Several of the facilities were
20.02.2011 [Austin American-Statesman] - KirkWatson. Personal friends, church members, Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters and people Kirk hadn't seen in years also showed up. "This was an East Austin lovefest," said Kirk's daughter, Saundra Kirk. "This was the kind of event that brought out
17.02.2011 [Austin American-Statesman] - KirkWatson, D-Austin. Asked about the matter, Watson said, "I like when this community starts getting creative about solutions, particularly as we think about not just solving one single problem but something that might solve a number of issues
15.02.2011 [Fort Worth Star Telegram] - KirkWatson, D-Austin, and Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, tout the bill as a way to protect one of the state's most precious resources. "This bill gives Texas another path to meeting the extensive demands on our water supply that we know we'll face in
25.02.2011 [WFAA] - Houston's Bill White, Austin's KirkWatson and Dallas' Ron Kirk all ran as Democrats the past decade and lost. But, Leppert said his race will be different with sharp focus, discipline and enough money - perhaps $7 to $10 million just for the primary
04.03.2011 [Dallas Observer (blog)] - And, as you can see, former Observer-er Laura Miller was asked to join Bill White (ex of Houston, and I know you know), Henry Cisneros (San Antonio) and KirkWatson (Austin). Among the subjects: the best form of city council (Said Miller of 14-1: "If
15.02.2011 [KRWG 90.7] - ... Chair of Senate Finance; Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair of Senate Education; Senator Judith Zaffirini, Chair of Senate Higher Education; Senator KirkWatson, and Representative Jim Pitts, Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations.
11.02.2011 [Austin American-Statesman (blog)] - “This boondoggle is brought to you by State Senator KirkWatson who authorized the plan through the passage of his SB1515 in the last legislative session,” Edwards continued, referring to the Democratic lawmaker from Austin who sponsored the bill
11.02.2011 [Austin American-Statesman (blog)] - School district officials will host a town hall meeting on how the state reductions may impact the district at 6:30 pm Tuesday at the Westlake Community Performing Arts Center, 4100 Westbank Dr. Sen. KirkWatson, D-Austin, Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin