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Council Recap: A Wary, Cloudy Start for a New Police Cadet Class
The Austin Police Department has the green light to induct the first new cadet class at its training academy in more than a year, following a 9-1-1 vote by City Council at its meeting yesterday (Thursday, May 6).

4:00PM Fri. May 7, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Barton Springs Pool Will Require Reservations Starting May 21 
The usual scene at Barton Springs Pool is a blanket of bodies covering every patch of grass. In the time of coronavirus, that’s a real problem.

10:40AM Fri. May 7, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Texas House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban
The most extreme six-week abortion ban in the country is now one step closer to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk to become law.

6:52PM Wed. May 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

May 1 Special Election Results: First Five Win, Last Three Lose
The folks behind Proposition B, the citizen initiative to re-criminalize public camping in Downtown Austin and near the UT Campus, got the victory they sought for the more than $1 million they spent. With all votes counted Saturday night, the measure backed by Save Austin Now prevailed by 14 points, 57.1%-42.9%.

7:01PM Sat. May 1, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

May 1 Special Election Early Voting Results Are In
Early vote totals are in for the May 1 city of Austin special election, with eight propositions on the ballot, and Proposition B, the "camping ban" backed by Save Austin Now to partially reverse the city's policies on homelessness is leading by a 2-1 margin.

6:46PM Sat. May 1, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Local Legal Leaders Come Out Swinging Against Anti-Abortion Bills
More than 370 licensed attorneys – including Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County D.A. José Garza, County Judge Andy Brown, and County Attorney Delia Garza – signed on to a sharply worded letter addressed to House Speaker Dade Phelan and members of his chamber strongly opposing a duo of anti-abortion bills moving through the Texas Legislature.

9:00AM Fri. Apr. 30, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Finally, COVID Relief Funds Coming to Austin Schools
After purchasing millions of dollars worth of laptops, iPads, cleaning equipment, and other supplies to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic on its own dime, Austin ISD will soon receive hundreds of millions in COVID-19 relief funds from the federal government.

9:00AM Fri. Apr. 30, Clara Ence Morse Read More | Comment »

God Don't Like Ugly: Austin Faith Leaders Unite to Smite Prop B
More than 70 Austin faith leaders have ramped up their opposition to Proposition B on the May 1 ballot, which seeks to reverse city policies on homelessness, including partially reinstating a ban on public camping.

2:00PM Tue. Apr. 27, Benton Graham Read More | Comment »

Lege Finds Even More Funds for Anti-Choice Grifters
While shooting down amendments that could have expanded health care for struggling low-income Texans and helped victims of human trafficking, Texas House members approved a record-breaking $100 million for the state’s Alternatives to Abortion Program (A2A), which includes a network of non-medical, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers.

6:00PM Fri. Apr. 23, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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