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Texas Dems to DNC: Pick a Castro, Any Castro
It was no secret that Texas Democrats hoped that Hillary Clinton would pick Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro as her running mate. Now there are calls for either him or his twin, Congressman Joaquin Castro, to serve as the new Democratic National Committee chair.

4:18PM Tue. Jul. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Steve Miller on Jimmie Vaughan
Steve Miller’s extensive interview on the occasion of his show at the Long Center this evening yielded too many career nuggets to share, but not a few well-chosen words on Austin guitar monarch Jimmie Vaughan, who he strongly hinted would guest Tuesday alongside local harp great James Cotton. The Dallas-reared axe wielders teamed in Zilker Park last year.

12:30PM Tue. Jul. 26, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Do You Accept The Invitation?
Just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean they're not out to get you. That, according to director Karyn Kusama, is a core component of the creeping dread behind psychodrama The Invitation. She said, "For me, it was just about the notion of vigilance."

9:00AM Tue. Jul. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Council: Dog Days Ahead
City budget planning gets serious this week, kicking off with a Wednesday morning work session at which Financial Services staff will unveil City Manager Marc Ott’s proposed FY 2017 budget, and update the various spring estimates. So begins a month of numbers – although not everybody will be on hand to hear them.

8:00AM Tue. Jul. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

The Austin Shopping List: Snacks and Sauces
Austin restaurant news happens at such a breakneck pace that it's difficult for us to cover anything else. But foodie Austin happens in the shopping bag as much as it does on the white plate. Our commitment to eating local (and well) doesn't stop as soon as we hit the automatic doors, so we thought we'd offer a peek at the new essentials in our grocery cart.

1:45PM Mon. Jul. 25, Molly Burke Read More | Comment »

SXSW Expands Music Festival
The countdown to South by Southwest 2017 ticks at 228 days. Next year’s buzz bands are still six to eight months away from reveal, but we doubt Donald and Melania Trump will get the same keynote invitation the Obamas received earlier this year. Nevertheless, SXSW 2017 has begun taking shape with this morning’s announcement of 11 speakers.

11:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Announces Keynotes, First Speakers
So SXSW has just made its major announcement about huge changes for badgeholders, and what exactly those badges will get them into. Now they've put out the first roundup of speakers, with massive names from science, politics, technology, TV, music, and sports.

10:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Travis County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Shot Dead Monday Morning
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is reeling this morning as it begins to investigate the events that led to the shooting death of one of its own deputies. Sergeant Craig Hutchinson was found dead in his Round Rock backyard Monday morning after requesting backup from his own colleagues.

9:55AM Mon. Jul. 25, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Travis County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Shot Dead Monday Morning
 
Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Multiple investigations are under way at APD into the policing strategies of two Henry sector (Southeast) cops and the oversight of their chain of command after dashboard video footage of an arrest and subsequent ride to Travis County Jail was brought to the attention of Police Chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday.

11:55AM Fri. Jul. 22, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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