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'Grooming' on Trial: Science or Supposition?
Did the state meet its burden of proof in the trial of a North Texas man accused of indecency with a child – that testimony about the "grooming" of young victims was based on a reliable field of scientific study?

8:44AM Fri. Jun. 24, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Redistricting: What Is and What Could Be
Could state Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s long-running (and long-failing) attempt to reform the Texas congressional redistricting process actually pass this time? It has at least taken the first few steps. On Wednesday, Senate Bill 22 passed the Senate on a 16-13 vote.

10:14AM Thu. Jun. 23, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/23/11
City Council convenes today to one hell of a pre-hiatus agenda: Formula One, and a social service overhaul for starters, although how much actually gets decided today is anybody's guess. The Hustle will do his best to tweet the proceedings. Good luck, and don't do anything I wouldn't do!

8:23AM Thu. Jun. 23, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/22/11
If the road to council approval of Formula One wasn't bumpy enough already, this pothole has bust open: a lawsuit against state comptroller Susan Combs, seeking to prevent her from releasing state funds to the racing giant.

4:43PM Wed. Jun. 22, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Kitty Palooza!
It's time for the summer's hottest event, Kitty Palooza at the Town Lake Animal Center.

3:56PM Wed. Jun. 22, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/21/11
With this Thursday being City Council's final meeting until the end of July, you know it's gonna be a doozy. The 139 item agenda for this week's meeting, the final one with Randi Shade on the dais, contains action on Formula One, pedicab regulation, the return of Willie's statue, controversial development issues, and Fun Fun Fun Fest, naturally.

12:34PM Tue. Jun. 21, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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Scorched Earth
High temperatures, low rainfall and persistent sunshine are what Texas is known for, but this is just ridiculous. Lake Travis is drying up at a rate of one foot each week and has already been marked at 23 feet below average for the month of June.

10:48AM Tue. Jun. 21, 2011, Mark Wilson Read More | Comment »

'Are We Having Fun Yet?'
"Fun." That was the word that Superintendent Meria Carstarphen just used to describe the End of Year Report timeline, an interactive district diary that she said shows "a lot of the great highlights of what's being done in Austin ISD to support the whole child."

9:31PM Mon. Jun. 20, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/20/11
So … I miss anything this weekend? The Hustle was outta town this weekend, missing the Place 3 run-off election. But despite being hundreds of miles removed, a glimpse at the 7pm early voting totals told me what it did campaigners on the ground in Austin: Randi Shade's re-election chances were over, and Kathie Tovo would be your next City Council member.

2:11PM Mon. Jun. 20, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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