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Morrow vs. Trump vs. the GOP
"Nothing interesting ever happens here," the office worker with the oversized iced drink said. Well, the man in the tiger jacket and jester hat, carrying the "Donald Trump is a Child Rapist" sign downstairs, and the emergency Travis County Republican Party press conference upstairs, certainly put an interesting spin on her day.

12:26PM Fri. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

GOP Ousts Robert Morrow? Maybe.
Has there been a political feud more hilarious this season than the Travis County Republican Party versus their own chair, Robert Morrow? Well, that may have come to an end – or at least a turning point – after state chair Tom Mechler issued a statement saying that Morrow has resigned. Well, ish.

10:51PM Thu. Aug. 25, 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 »

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 »

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 »

Marc Ott Out at City Hall
The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C., announced Friday that it would appoint Austin City Manager Marc Ott as its new executive director.

3:47PM Fri. Aug. 12, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Council Candidate Forced out of Parks Board
In an unusual move, District 10 Council Member Sheri Gallo has ousted her appointee, Alison Alter, as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board. The removal comes after Alter refused Gallo’s request that she resign from her post since she is challenging Gallo for her council seat.

3:30PM Thu. Aug. 4, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

One Dead, Five Injured in Concurrent Downtown Shootings
Police remain on the lookout for a man accused of opening fire Downtown on Sixth Street just after bars closed Sunday morning, killing one woman and injuring four others – three of whom were taken to Brackenridge Hospital with injuries considered to be not life-threatening. The fifth victim refused treatment from EMS.

9:57AM Sun. Jul. 31, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Advocates Ask Council to Solve Rape Kit Backlog
Victims' advocates joined Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar Thursday morning to call on City Council to immediately prioritize the Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog in light of the DNA lab closure.

1:26PM Fri. Jul. 29, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

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