The family of Byron Carter, the 20-year-old man killed during a May police shooting, today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the shooter, Austin Police Officer Nathan Wagner, and the city of Austin.
So the City of Austin looks lonelier than ever with its May election date. Last night, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to shift their elections to November of even numbered years.
Who did Travis County Rep. Paul Workman annoy? (Democrats, don't answer that.) Seems that one of the House Republicans' inner circle has decided that the one-term GOPer needs to go. Ryan Downton, the man that helped draw the latest House maps, is going after Workman's House District 47 seat in next Spring's primary.
Puff puff give! The Totescast is back, starting off with a trip into Marijuanaland, a new book exploring the contradictions of reefer's quasi-legal status out West. Closer to home, we give you the backstory on last week's controversial vote keeping city elections in May, and sound off on Occupy Austin. Jordan Smith and Wells Dunbar are beating the drums.
There has been a lot of talk from the right wing echo chamber about how the nationwide response to the Occupy Wall Street has been too vague, and no-one really knows what the protesters want. However, as Katie Tomasino found out, members of the Occupy Austin event are pretty clear about their hopes and fears.
Hey there, the Hustle here with a friendly reminder City Council meets today. The agenda's an interesting one, with the second vote to set elections for this May, but the Occupy Austin kick-off outside City Hall should illuminate as well. Follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the day. Or I'll just see ya down there!