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Nine Reasons Why Trump Is in Austin
Scrying in a crystal ball. Observing chicken entrails. Reading the tea leaves. All about as useful as political science to understand why Donald Trump is spending today in Austin.

8:38AM Tue. Aug. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Travis County Republican Chairman Morrow to Protest Trump
Travis County Republican Chairman Robert Morrow plans to protest Donald Trump, while the GOP presidential candidate visits Austin on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

12:58PM Mon. Aug. 22, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Guidelines
Attorney General Ken Paxton and his anti-LGBTQ cohort have succeeded in blocking a federal transgender-inclusive directive, albeit temporarily.

9:35AM Mon. Aug. 22, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Zimmerman Does It Again [UPDATE]
District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman was roundly booed at last night's City Council meeting after he told a group of young student witnesses that they should "do something useful" and not "live off others" when they grow up. D2 CM Delia Garza responded for the council, "We do not condone what he said."

4:00AM Fri. Aug. 19, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Cop Disciplined for Celebrating David Joseph's Death on Comments Board
A 17-year veteran Austin Police Department detective and Austin Police Association board member received a three-day suspension on Thursday morning because of comments he made online about David Joseph, the 17-year-old boy shot by an APD officer in February.

4:50PM Thu. Aug. 18, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

City Council: All the Agenda That Fits
At 94 items, Thursday’s City Council meeting agenda is about as lengthy as they come. It’s your chance to weigh in on the budget planning – public hearings begin in the early evening – along the way, the Mobility Bond is up for final approval, and plenty more on the to-do list.

9:00AM Wed. Aug. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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City Council: How Big Is Just Right?
Last Thursday’s City Council meeting featured the usual brace of postponements, but moved forward on a couple of Big Ideas: Mayor Steve Adler’s “Go Big” Mobility Bond and an attempt to lessen the burden on a beleaguered group: poor folks caught in the grim cycle of the Austin Municipal Court.

4:00PM Mon. Aug. 15, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
During a hearing earlier this month that weighed the state health department’s proposed rule to bury or cremate fetal tissue (also known as: conservative politicians’ latest attack on abortion access), Carol Everett worried aloud of the threat of contracting STDs and HIV from an infected woman’s fetal remains through the sewer system.

8:00AM Mon. Aug. 15, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Craig Hutchinson’s Death Ruled a Suicide
Travis County Sheriff’s Sergeant Craig Hutchinson died July 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot, officials have determined. Williamson County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell confirmed Friday the manner of death to be a suicide.

5:55PM Fri. Aug. 12, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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Zimmerman Does It Again [UPDATE] D6 council member tells children to "do something useful"
Cop Disciplined for Celebrating David Joseph's Death on Comments Board 17-year veteran and APA board member receives 3-day suspension
Playback: Patio Smoking Ban in Flames The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking on smoking patios meets with community resistance
Austin When It Sizzles Welcome to the 26th annual Hot Sauce Festival