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Exactly How Much Power Are Bitcoin Miners in Texas Consuming?
Last month, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reported that they now forecast Texas’ power demand to just about double in the next six years.

1:29PM Tue. Jul. 9, Maggie Q. Thompson Read More | Comment »

Thieves Target Austin Film Studios and Rental Firms
A crime spree is plaguing film and TV production companies and equipment rental houses, as thieves have been targeting these businesses to steal tens of thousands of dollars' worth of high-end lenses and cameras.

3:55PM Fri. Jul. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

South by Southwest Lays Off 23 Employees
South by Southwest laid off 23 employees Wednesday, the festival confirmed to the Chronicle.

1:25PM Fri. Jun. 28, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

79 UT Protesters’ Charges Dropped
At a press conference June 26, County Attorney Delia Garza announced that criminal trespass charges have been dropped for 79 protesters who were arrested during the April 29 pro-Palestine protest on UT-Austin’s campus.

5:30PM Wed. Jun. 26, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

Charges Dropped Against Austin Cop Who Killed Michael Ramos
The prosecution of Austin Police Officer Christopher Taylor for killing Michael Ramos in 2020 has come to an end.

1:38PM Wed. Jun. 26, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

$250M Proposal To Expand Juvenile Detention Facilities Under Consideration
Travis County’s justice system is back in the same fraught position it found itself in 2021, when some in the system pushed for the creation of a new women’s jail while others outside of it fiercely resisted.

2:45PM Tue. Jun. 25, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

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Court Ruling Could Kill the Austin Police Department’s Secret Misconduct File
A Travis County judge is expected to issue a ruling in the Austin Police Oversight Act lawsuit that could have a transformative effect on police accountability and transparency at the Austin Police Department.

12:13PM Wed. Jun. 19, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Advocacy Groups Demand Tangible Plan for Legal Defense at Bail Hearings
The call for Travis County to implement 24/7/365 legal counsel for detainees at first bail hearings grows louder.

3:50PM Tue. Jun. 18, Camila Villarreal Read More | Comment »

ERCOT Says Texas Power Demand to Double by 2030, With Bitcoin to Blame
During a public hearing before the Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce June 12, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reported that Texas’ power demand is now expected to nearly double by 2030.

11:44AM Tue. Jun. 18, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

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