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House Republican Sneaks in Anti-Abortion Amendments
In an unassuming move Thursday evening, conservative House Republicans sought to tack on a duo of anti-abortion amendments to a largely unrelated, mundane bill (HB 2510) meant to improve operations at the Department of State Health Services, against the wishes of bill author Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo.

6:00PM Fri. Apr. 24, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Patrick's Advisers Call Pre-K "Godless"
Serious question: Is Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick trying to piss Gov. Greg Abbott off, or is it purely accidental? The latest fiasco in their declining relationship: Patrick's band of Tea Party consultants calling Abbott's plan for half-day Pre-K "Godless" and "socialistic."

12:30PM Wed. Apr. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Patrick's Advisers Call Pre-K Godless
Fenves to Be Next UT Austin President
It was unofficial last month, but now the final vote has been taken: UT-Austin Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves will become the institution's next president, replacing the retiring Bill Powers.

11:00AM Mon. Apr. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: John Legend, the FBI, and Paul Pryor
In this week's News Roundup, John Legend wants to use his celebrity for good; the DOJ discovers flawed FBI testimony in capital cases; local radio host Paul Pryor passes away; and more.

10:00AM Mon. Apr. 20, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

Council Watch
Thursday’s City Council meeting was relatively abbreviated affair – scheduled primarily for zoning cases – but not before an Irish welcome (including a strange moment of cross-cultural confusion), dust-ups over CM Don Zimmerman’s commission appointments … and a few inconclusive zoning decisions.

6:00PM Fri. Apr. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Don’t Go Away Mad!
Wednesday afternoon, the Statesman reported that Rebecca Forest, District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman’s nominee to the city’s Immigrant Affairs Commission, had decided to withdraw after broad City Council support for D4 CM Greg Casar’s proposal to rescind her appointment, due to her previous “bigoted” statements.

5:30PM Wed. Apr. 15, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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The South Will Be Celebrated Again!
Tuesday marked the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln. How did Texas celebrate that terrible day? By having a bunch of Confederate revisionists tell lawmakers how great Johnny Reb really was.

12:30PM Wed. Apr. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Senate Votes to Close Austin State Supported Living Center
Against the wishes of dozens of family members of the intellectually and physically disabled, the Texas Senate passed legislation that would allow for the closure of the Austin State Supported Living Center yesterday, April 13.

9:00AM Tue. Apr. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Adler's First "State of the City"
Inaugurating the new Austin ISD Performing Arts Center in the Mueller neighborhood, the Mayor of 100 Days asked his large, enthusiastic audience to join him in making Austin "a truly great city for all of us." He was preceded by slam poet Christopher Michael, singer Max Frost, AISD Supt. Paul Cruz, and student Valentina Tovar.

10:00PM Mon. Apr. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Selena Fest Success Corpus Christi's inaugural Fiesta de la Flor becomes a legend
High Profits: Cannabis as Pot of Gold High Profits, by Austin’s Bat Bridge Entertainment, debuts
Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
Neil Diamond’s Carbon Footprint Songbook lands on the Frank Erwin Center with divine justice