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Has AISD Cleared its Special Education Backlog, or Not?
On June 30, Austin ISD made an announcement: its once-egregious backlog of hundreds of uncompleted special education evaluations was “no more.” The backlog, which had prompted a lawsuit and the complete reorganization of AISD’s special-ed department, was “due to be cleared by the district’s promised deadline of July 1.”

9:20AM Wed. Jul. 7, Clara Ence Morse Read More | Comment »

Daniel Perry Will Stand Trial for Murder of BLM Protester Garrett Foster
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry will stand trial for the murder of Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster.

10:00AM Fri. Jul. 2, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

Bullock Museum Cancels "Forget the Alamo" Program Under Pressure
In an ironic move, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum today (July 1), with three hours notice, canceled a talk with co-authors of Forget the Alamo, a new look at the myths and realities of the Texas origin story, after "increased pressure on social media" targeted the museum and its board of high-ranking state officials.

8:00PM Thu. Jul. 1, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Opening of Waterloo Park Set for Aug. 14
After a full decade of being closed, Waterloo Park will at long last reopen to the public Saturday, Aug. 14. So says Waterloo Greenway, which broke the news today, along with word from C3 Presents that the park's first concert will be Aug. 20, with hometown hero Gary Clark Jr. breaking in the park's 5,000-seat Moody Amphitheater.

6:00AM Wed. Jun. 23, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Dems Storm the Capitol (Peacefully!) To Demand Voting Rights
Beto O’Rourke led crowds from across the state to the Texas Capitol on Sunday evening, June 20, where a close-packed group of thousands sweltered, chanted, cheered, and waved signs for hours in support of national voting rights and democracy reform bills.

4:10PM Mon. Jun. 21, Clara Ence Morse Read More | Comment »

AISD Decides: Back-to-School Means On Campus, In Person, No Virtual Learning
When summer vacation ends and Austin ISD students go back to school, they will indeed return "to" school, on campus, for in-person classroom instruction. The district announced today, June 18, it will not offer a virtual learning option this fall.

1:30PM Fri. Jun. 18, Clara Ence Morse Read More | Comment »

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Beto's On His Way: "We've Got To Show Up, And That Means Coming to the Capitol on Sunday"
Again, Beto O'Rourke is driving into small towns in red Texas to talk about democracy. Yesterday's stop was Center, almost in Louisiana near the tip of Toledo Bend Reservoir, home to a Tyson Foods chicken plant and Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, and seat of Shelby County, which gave 79.1% of its vote to Donald Trump at the last election.

9:00AM Fri. Jun. 18, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Unhoused Moved to "Bridge Shelter" As City HEALs Its First Encampment
Nearly all of those who have been living outside of the Terrazas Branch Library in East Austin have been moved into “bridge shelter,” in the first effort to relocate people and clear campsites as part of the Housing-Focused Homeless Encampment Assistance Link (HEAL) initiative approved by City Council in February.

9:30AM Thu. Jun. 17, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Sixth Street Shooting: One Dead, Two In Custody, Lots of Statements
UPDATE 4:40pm: The second suspect sought by police, Jeremiah James Tabb, was arrested earlier today in Killeen without incident; the 17-year-old (who under Texas law can be tried as an adult) has been charged with aggravated assault. More charges against both suspects are likely.

10:24AM Mon. Jun. 14, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

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