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Eleven APD Officers Disciplined for Misconduct In Police-Brutality Protests
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has disciplined 11 officers for misconduct that took place during the May 30 and 31 protests against police brutality, a city spokesperson confirms.

7:00AM Wed. Dec. 2, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Austin ISD Moves To 100% Remote Learning for the Week Following Thanksgiving
Last night the Austin Independent School District announced it will temporarily move classes to remote-only instruction from Mon., Nov. 30 through Fri., Dec. 4. following the district’s Thanksgiving break, which ends tomorrow, Fri., Nov., 27.

9:22AM Thu. Nov. 26, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Amidst “Catastrophic Surge,” Austin Moves to Stage 4 of COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
Austin Public Health announced today that the city and county have moved into Stage 4 of the local COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines. Officials urged residents to recommit to avoiding gatherings as we head into the holiday season.

12:40PM Thu. Nov. 19, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

D.A.-Elect José Garza Taps Reform Advocates for His Team
Travis County District Attorney-elect José Garza announced today that Trudy Strassburger, managing director of The Justice Collaborative, will serve as the top deputy in his office.

9:00AM Wed. Nov. 18, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Where to Find Free Turkey Dinners and Grocery Relief in Austin
As we head into Thanksgiving week, we’ve gathered a list of organizations distributing holiday dinners and emergency grocery relief for Austinites in need between now and Turkey Day.

7:00AM Wed. Nov. 18, Katherine McNevins and Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

COVID’s Toll on Texas Inmates Among the Worst in the Nation
Nine of the approximately 200 inmates in Texas prisons who have died from COVID-19 in recent months had already been approved for parole. Another 21 inmates who died had been due for mandatory release in less than two years.

5:00PM Tue. Nov. 17, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2020: Isabel Wilkerson on Caste
In 2010, just before that year’s Texas Book Festival and a panel on her book, The Warmth of Other Suns, author Isabel Wilkerson told the Chronicle’s Wells Dunbar that she preferred the term “caste” in describing U.S. social structures, rather than “racism.”

9:00AM Tue. Nov. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: Taking It (For) the Streets
City Council took care of its business in relatively short order Thu., Nov. 12, as it gave preliminary approval to a new universal Street Impact Fee program, selected a investigative firm to conduct an audit at the Austin Police Department, and delayed a vote on the relocation of the Downtown Austin Community Court.

12:10PM Fri. Nov. 13, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Active COVID-19 Cases in Austin Are Spiking Again
Austin public health officials issued a statement this morning regarding the alarming number of active cases of COVID-19 right now, and urged residents to take proactive measures if they recently attended any large gatherings.

2:33PM Thu. Nov. 5, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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