At least six women have been attacked in Hyde Park since April 7. According to a press conference held Friday afternoon at the Austin Police Department, a white or Hispanic man in his 20s or early 30s has been targeting women walking or jogging through the Central Austin neighborhood.
The 15 county and district judges who make up Travis County’s Criminal Court Judiciary issued a memo on Monday unanimously recommending that the city’s currently shuttered forensics lab – currently run by the Austin Police Department – be removed from department control and reopened as an independent lab run in partnership between the city and county.
Will our democracy survive the night? Will Texas inch a little closer to turning Travis-County-blue? Will D6 voters show CM Don Zimmerman the door? We’ve got questions and, fingers crossed, we’ll have all the answers tonight. Follow the Chronicle news team’s election coverage here and on Twitter: #ACvotes.
The University of Texas at Austin has announced its first-ever international Black Studies conference, to be held Sept. 29-30. Black Matters: The Futures of Black Scholarship and Activism will focus on activism and critical thinking in the world of Black Studies, as well as culture, history, and policy related to the black community.
Mark Norwood was found guilty this afternoon for the January 1988 murder of Debra Baker. Twelve jurors reached their decision after just under two hours of deliberation. Norwood has been sentenced to life, which runs concurrent with the life sentence he received when he was found guilty in 2013 of Christine Morton’s 1986 murder.
Mark Norwood’s trial for the 1988 murder of Debra Baker should last at least two and a half days longer than originally anticipated. On Monday morning, Judge Julie Kocurek decided prosecutors will be allowed to bring into evidence the details of Christine Morton’s 1986 murder.
The turning point in Mark Norwood’s trial for the 1988 murder of Debra Baker should come Monday morning. Prior to the jury’s 10am posting to the 390th District Court, Judge Julie Kocurek is expected to rule on whether to allow discussion of the 1986 Williamson County murder of Christine Morton.