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Parsing Buehler for Public Safety
Friday’s news that Council Member Don Zimmerman plans to nominate controversial cop-watching activist Antonio Buehler to the city’s Public Safety Commission doesn’t mean yet that Buehler’s actually on the commission, but it does mean that associated parties have had to establish their positions.

10:48AM Sun. May. 3, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

More Fun with City Commissioners!
In the latest episode of District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman’s already checkered record of board and commission appointments, Zimmerman says he will be nominating Antonio Buehler to the Public Safety Commission, the volunteer city board that recommends public safety policies (APD, AFD, EMS) to the Council.

4:00PM Fri. May. 1, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Kleinert Trial to Be in Fed Court
Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Tuesday, April 28, that the trial of Charles Kleinert, the former APD detective who is charged with the manslaughter of Larry Jackson Jr., will take place in his court.

5:23PM Tue. Apr. 28, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

Body Cameras for APD, but When?
Monday night’s City Council Public Safety Committee hearing took up, among other things, the topic of body cameras for Austin Police Department officers. It appeared as though all sides were in agreement that body cameras should be implemented; however, there was disagreement about the timeline for implementation and policy details.

2:45PM Tue. Apr. 28, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

Big Bend Pipeline?
The Big Bend Conservation Alliance has launched a presidential petition drive to oppose the Trans Pecos Pipeline, a project still in development that would transport natural gas from a hub near Coyanosa in Pecos County to Presidio, thence to another pipeline in Ojinaga, Mexico, and eventually provide natural gas into Mexico’s interior.

1:30PM Mon. Apr. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Covering the Waterfront
In this week's News Roundup, Council and the Mayor stay busy, certain House Republicans aren't quite successful in sneaking past their foes, voter registration remains a worthy cause, and more.

9:30AM Mon. Apr. 27, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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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 »

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