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An Outside Review of APD’s Handling of Rape Cases?
Resolution won’t come soon for the Austin Police Department and the questions it faces on how it clears sexual assault cases.

6:35PM Wed. Jan. 16, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Family and Friends Honor Activist/Writer Nadine Eckhardt
Next Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, 6-9pm, family and friends of Nadine Eckhardt will gather at Saengerrunde Hall to “celebrate the life and times” of the legendary beauty, activist, writer, and raconteur. The venue (next door to Scholz Garten) recalls the heady days of Scholz’s as a Made-in-Austin political/literary salon, with Nadine a presiding spirit.

2:30PM Mon. Jan. 14, Michael King Read More | Comment »

False Confederate Capitol Plaque Removed – And It Only Took Six Decades!
On Friday, Jan. 11, Texas officials made a long overdue – as in, “more than five decades” – step to rid the Capitol of an inaccurate and offensive vestige.

11:54AM Mon. Jan. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Van Boven Fallout Continues
The years-consuming litigation between Dr. Robert Van Boven and the Texas Medical Board looks likely to persist through the new year, as both parties now have appeals pending before the Third Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, reverberations continue.

10:00AM Thu. Jan. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

“We Were Very, Very Lucky”
City Council chambers were packed Saturday afternoon for a memorial/celebration of Gus Garcia, former mayor and longtime public servant, who died last month at the age of 84. Dozens of dignitaries were on hand, but the day’s moral and emotional focus was the life and career of the Man from Zapata.

10:00AM Mon. Jan. 7, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Schwertner Sexting Probe: Inconclusive
The University of Texas has concluded its inquiry into allegations that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent lewd texts and an explicit photo to a graduate student in August. While Schwertner and his attorneys proclaimed the senator exonerated, the report is in fact inconclusive, largely due to Schwertner’s own stonewalling.

6:22PM Wed. Dec. 19, 2018, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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RIP Gus Garcia, Austin’s First Elected Hispanic Mayor
Tributes are accumulating upon the passing Gustavo “Gus” Garcia, who fought for civil rights and blazed a trail for Hispanic public officials in Austin. Garcia was Austin’s first elected Hispanic mayor (2001-2003) after serving nine years as a City Council member, and was also the first Hispanic Austin ISD trustee and board president.

5:15PM Mon. Dec. 17, 2018, Michael King Read More | Comment »

CEO Chuck Smith Leaves Equality Texas
Equality Texas, a statewide political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, announced earlier today that CEO Chuck Smith is leaving the nonprofit after his 15-year tenure.

4:05PM Mon. Dec. 17, 2018, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Federal Judge Hears Oral Arguments in Sexual Assault Class Action
U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel will not make a decision until after the holidays regarding the City of Austin’s and Travis County’s motions to dismiss the sexual assault class action suit brought against both entities by eight local rape survivors.

3:50PM Mon. Dec. 17, 2018, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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