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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 »

News Roundup: John Legend, the FBI, and Paul Pryor
In this week's News Roundup, John Legend wants to use his celebrity for good; the DOJ discovers flawed FBI testimony in capital cases; local radio host Paul Pryor passes away; and more.

10:00AM Mon. Apr. 20, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

Council Watch
Thursday’s City Council meeting was relatively abbreviated affair – scheduled primarily for zoning cases – but not before an Irish welcome (including a strange moment of cross-cultural confusion), dust-ups over CM Don Zimmerman’s commission appointments … and a few inconclusive zoning decisions.

6:00PM Fri. Apr. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Don’t Go Away Mad!
Wednesday afternoon, the Statesman reported that Rebecca Forest, District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman’s nominee to the city’s Immigrant Affairs Commission, had decided to withdraw after broad City Council support for D4 CM Greg Casar’s proposal to rescind her appointment, due to her previous “bigoted” statements.

5:30PM Wed. Apr. 15, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Adler's First "State of the City"
Inaugurating the new Austin ISD Performing Arts Center in the Mueller neighborhood, the Mayor of 100 Days asked his large, enthusiastic audience to join him in making Austin "a truly great city for all of us." He was preceded by slam poet Christopher Michael, singer Max Frost, AISD Supt. Paul Cruz, and student Valentina Tovar.

10:00PM Mon. Apr. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Antis, State and Local
In this week's News Roundup, Hillary Clinton is ready to run; Greg Casar isn't happy with an appointee to Council's Commission on Immigrant Affairs; Molly White prefers to preach to the choir; and more.

9:30AM Mon. Apr. 13, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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District 4 Contest Arrives in Court
Defeated City Council candidate Laura Pressley had her first day in court Monday morning, in a pre-trial hearing before visiting Judge Daniel H. Mills, of Pressley's election contest against City Council Member Greg Casar. Mills was amiably skeptical of Pressley's claims, but tentatively planned a trial for June.

6:00PM Mon. Apr. 6 Read More | Comment »

Q&A with Sen. Bernie Sanders
In a multi-state tour gauging his prospects for a 2016 presidential run, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, dropped into Austin this week for a handful of speaking engagements, including a town hall at the Electrical Workers Union Hall and a keynote address at the Travis County Democrat's dinner honoring marriage equality advocates.

10:40AM Thu. Apr. 2, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Jail, Traffic, & Politics
In this week's News Roundup, Denton County's policy of video visitation for jails gets criticized; Council tries to fix traffic; UT names presidential finalist; and more.

9:00AM Mon. Mar. 30, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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