Austin’s growth has led to a pressing affordability problem that’s pushed out natives and longtime residents. Communities that once were rich in heritage and culture have turned into playgrounds for well-to-do hipsters who make artisan mayo.
South by Southwest is a cultural behemoth that refuses to stop growing, taking over more of Austin, extending its tendrils to new subjects like fashion and education. Soon, the borders of Austin will not be enough to contain it, as the megafestival turns its colonizing eye toward our nation’s capital.
Embarrassing Texas on a national stage, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tried to shame President Barack Obama for not supporting law enforcement enough amid growing violence between black communities and police officers.
In a 4-4 tie, the U.S. Supreme Court this morning effectively blocked a significant opportunity to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants – including more than 700,000 Texans – from deportation and allow them to secure work permits.