News Ticker: May 13
All the news that's fit to blog
By Brandon Watson,
3:45PM, Mon. May 13, 2013
Rosemary Lehmberg deals with hostile witnesses, the APD deals with the remains of the day, and Austinites deal with high gas prices. Inflation is on the News Ticker.
• Today, there are two opportunities to show road rage against embattled D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg, as lunchtime and rush hour demonstrations invite drivers to "honk if Rosemary should resign." While the to-do doesn't seem to be actually accomplishing anything, it does present tantalizing new prospects for streamlining the democratic process.
• Today Austin officials are conducting a detailed search of the site where unidentified human remains were found last week.
• What's most disappointing about the extremely low turnout in the Lytle ISD trustee race is the fact that at least one of the candidates failed to vote for herself.
• According to a new report from the Texas Food Bank Network, SNAP benefits are being greatly underutilized in the state.
• Perhaps worried that we would somehow lose our trendsetter status, Austin has decided to up its gas prices ahead of the nation.
• Although it is good economic news that NBC's Revolution is relocating production to Austin, maybe we should be insulted. The show does take place after the apocalypse.
• Glancing at the news this morning, we were excited that the Texas Lege was honoring careless whisperer George Michael. The truth is far less exciting. Frack!
• Maybe it's just us, but Fox 7 reporter Ann Wyatt Little seems a bit frightened while interviewing two Texan Gun Rights reps outside the Capitol before today's Second Amendment rally. Not that we can blame her – TGR Director Michelle Prescott is obviously packing something in that hair.