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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 »

Austin Campaign Contribution Limits Upheld
In a ruling issued today by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, Austin’s $350 campaign contribution limits were upheld, but the judge overturned the six-month limit on fundraising, and the requirement that elected officials return or release funds in excess of $20,000.

6:22PM Thu. Jul. 21, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump
It's rare – no, scratch that – it's unprecedented that Sen. Ted Cruz would get a standing ovation from Democrats. But when boos rained down as he refused to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, it's hard not to imagine at least scarcely stifled giggles.

11:00AM Thu. Jul. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down
Senate Bill 14, the contentious Texas voter ID bill passed in 2011, violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. That was the ruling issued today of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, barely hitting a deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court.

3:32PM Wed. Jul. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

On the Ruins of Jumpolin
Last Friday, protesters disrupted an on-site animal adoption event at the Blue Cat Cafe, which stands on the same site where last year landowners F&F Real Estate Ventures demolished the Jumpolin piñata store.

10:45AM Wed. Jul. 20, Joseph Caterine Read More | Comment »

Texas Charters, Turkish Coup?
Charter schools have been blamed for many things, but never insurrection. Yet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Fethullah Gülen, the man seen as the inspiration behind Harmony Public Schools, of being behind last week’s failed coup. Now he’s demanding that the U.S. government deport Gülen to stand trial.

10:09AM Wed. Jul. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Health Department Adds More Faulty Science to Pre-Abortion Booklet
Leave it up to Texas officials to pump even more factual inaccuracies into already factually flawed literature. (Need we remind you of the state’s social studies textbooks?)

11:30AM Tue. Jul. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Political Humility, Pandering, and Money
In this week’s Roundup, we catch up with The Donald’s madcap campaign, consider the politics of pro-police pandering, and summarize the early money in the City Council campaigns.

2:00PM Mon. Jul. 18, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Slams Obama Over Support for Police
Embarrassing Texas on a national stage, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tried to shame President Barack Obama for not supporting law enforcement enough amid growing violence between black communities and police officers.

8:30PM Thu. Jul. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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