Street Lawyer Summary

Street Lawyer Summary

In 1997, when Kirk Watson was running for mayor, Austin was in the drunken throes of enjoying a decade-long spell of unprecedented, economic growth. Unemployment was on the downswing. Corporate relocations and expansions were on the upswing. Venture capitol and new business creation was rising to an all-time high. Office buildings, apartment complexes, new home subdivisions, retail centers, along with all the roads to …

… at their own shortcomings.
It turned out that Kirk Watsons gut instincts were stronger than Ronney Reynoldss public opinion polling, and on June 21, 1997, the pint-sized personal injury trial lawyer from Saginaw, Texas, was sworn in as the new mayor of Austin. Of course it didn’t hurt that Watson raised more money through political contributions than any local candidate in Austins …

… from a federal government grant, and she would spend $4.5 million to buy another plot of land known as the Ivanhoe tract — a pristine 942-acre piece of undeveloped land across the street from Park West. If the city didn’t close on Ivanhoe by August 11th, less than two months away, the owners were planning to put a major new development on the land. And …

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