Looks like the judge in Austin isn't going to issue an injunction on the city hall/ballpark deal. He says the city can sell bonds and move forward as things sit right now. However, he basically said that a ballot initiative would change everything - without saying it.
The judge decided not to rule on the issue of putting the issue on the ballot. This means that the council's affirmative vote to put the latest petition on the ballot will give the anti-ballpark chance another shot to stop the demolition of city hall.
If the city puts the Gomez petition on the ballot, this same judge will stop everything. Sorry to say that, but council truly screwed this one up. Ortega had the right idea - vote against putting on the ballot because the language of the petition doesn't work. That's a perfectly valid reason for keeping it off.
I'll be in town tomorrow to fix all of this...