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Will Legislation Save Humberto Leal?
Vermont Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy on June 14 filed a bill that would ensure U.S. compliance with the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, which in part guarantees foreign nationals abroad access to consular officials. Advocates representing Texas death row inmate Humberto Leal hope the legislation will save their client's life.

3:59PM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Reward Offered in Cap Met Assault Case
Veolia Transportation, one of Capital Metro's labor contractors, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man alleged to have assaulted one of its drivers. The suspect is a black male in his early 20s to 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and skinny (see photo).

3:56PM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/15/11
City Council got a tantalizing glimpse at urban rail routes yesterday – and a reality check on cost – as staff presented four routes with price tags ranging from $250 to $680 million.

2:47PM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Adopt-a-Cat Kickoff Today!
The Austin Humane Society will kick off it's adopt-a-shelter-cat month today with an "ask a vet" session, from 12-2p.

8:10AM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Developer agrees to help eliminate construction site safety hazards
Maxum Development And Worker's Defense Project Make a Pact
Last Thursday marked the first partnership between Maxum Development and the Worker's Defense Project. In a press conference held at 21Rio, the plan was announced to ensure better safety training and protection for workers.

12:27PM Tue. Jun. 14, 2011, Katie Tomasino Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/14/11
Early voting ends today, and Kathie Tovo knows it. As election night fave, Tovo seemingly benefited from lower voter turnout; with turnout in the run-off well above where it was in the general, Tovo's drawing some "stark distinctions" of her own in a clip going after Randi Shade.

10:52AM Tue. Jun. 14, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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Last Day of Early Voting for Run-Off
Today is the last day of early voting for the Austin City Council run-off election between Randi Shade and Kathie Tovo. Go to Election Central for poll locations, interviews with the candidates, and election coverage. Election Day is Saturday, June 18. Go vote!

5:00AM Tue. Jun. 14, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

The Hustle talks to FOX about Formula One
TDH: 6/13/11
For this week at least, City Council has put Formula One on blocks. There's no meeting this Thursday, and the prime topic at tomorrow's council work session will be the somewhat less speedy issue of urban rail. Still, the Hustle went on Good Day Austin this morning to deliver a broad overview of the F1 issues facing council.

1:32PM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Lawsuit Challenges New Ultrasound-Before-Abortion Law
This just in: The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed suit in federal court in Austin, challenging the newly-codified mandatory ultrasound-before-abortion law.

11:40AM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

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