Austin (KXAN) - On Monday, early voting kicks off ahead of the November elections.
The races in this election are mainly local but there are several races you should know about before going to the polls.
Folks in Austin will vote again on a bond package for housing. If passed, the city would borrow $65 million to create affordable rentals as well as help ownership programs and repair programs.
Voters turned down a $78 million housing bond last November.
In Williamson County there are several bond proposals. The biggest would set aside $228 million for road projects like 2243 in Leander.
There are also bonds for parks in Williamson County as well as several bonds on the ballot in Round Rock.
One of the few offices up for grabs is Texas House District 50 which includes North Austin, Pflugerville and Eastern Travis County.
Four candidates are running for Democrat Mark Strama's old seat. He resigned earlier this summer to take a job with Google.
No matter where you live you'll have Proposition 6 on your ballot.
That would amend the state constitution and take $2 billion from the rainy day fund to create water infrastructure fund.
Communities would borrow money to build items on the State Water Plan.
The fund has support from some top lawmakers but some environmental and Libertarian groups oppose the plan.
"It's a boondoggle for people who want to make a lot of money but it guarantees no money for conservation which is our best bet," said Jere Locke, Assistant Director of the Texas Drought Project.
"When we compete with them for an expansion or relocation site for major employers the issue of water is part of the conversation it comes up," said Governor Rick Perry.
Early voting ends November 1st with election day on November 5th.
Ahead of that election we hope you tune in to our special edition of In Session. In-Depth.
Our political team will take a look at all sides around the water fund vote. It will air during KXAN News Today on Sunday, October 27th at 8:30 am.
University of Texas System regents say they're planning to discuss the employment of Austin campus President Bill Powers, who has sparred with lawmakers and critics over his job in recent years.
Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools.
A 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.
American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner after the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
On Tuesday, Capital Metro will roll out it's new MetroRapid fleet and run multiple tests gearing up for its January 2014 debut.