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Austin, Texas Cities Promise Legal Fight Against SB 4
Local leaders from across Texas banded together Tuesday (May 16) on the Capitol‘s south steps to announce joint plans to file suit against the anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4 (signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month) on grounds that the impending law violates the U.S. Constitution.

4:26PM Tue. May 16, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Austin, Texas Cities Promise Legal Fight Against SB 4
Reporters Roundtable
Chronicle staff writer Michael King joined the Austin Monitor May 9 to talk City Hall. Monitor publisher Mike Kanin (soon moving to the Texas Observer) moderated King, Monitor Editor Elizabeth Pagano, and staffer Nina Hernandez in a discussion of the budget forecast, CodeNEXT, the homestead exemption, and more.

1:30PM Mon. May 15, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

APD Officer Fired for Tampering With Rape Case
Interim Police Chief Brian Manley fired APD Officer Carlos Mayfield on Friday, May 5, after an Internal Affairs investigation concluded that the 13-year veteran tampered with a sexual assault case in November.

5:00PM Mon. May 8, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin Over "Sanctuary Cities"
Just one day after Gov. Greg Abbott’s secretive signing of a bill that would punish so-called “sanctuary cities,” the state of Texas has stoked a legal battle against Travis County and the City of Austin in order to “uphold the constitutionality” of anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4.

4:20PM Mon. May 8, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Decisions Await for the Fate of Oakwood Chapel
Austin’s segregated past pervades within the city’s Oakwood Cemetery. Built in 1839, the cemetery spans 40 acres between East 14th Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard, and was initially cut into three sections: one for non-natives who died here, another for white people, and a third for people of color, known as the colored grounds.

2:15PM Thu. Apr. 13, Montinique Monroe Read More | Comment »

Managing Secrets
Like nature, City Hall abhors a vacuum. Among many administrative vacancies bubbling Downtown is the prominent absence of a permanent city manager to follow Marc Ott, who last August stepped down to take another job.

9:00AM Mon. Apr. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Saldaña Quits AISD Board
”After much consideration, it is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I formally announce my resignation as the board trustee for District 6.”

1:45PM Fri. Apr. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
On Monday, after five months of review, the city’s relatively new Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities released its anticipated report concerning how to help dismantle the glaring problem in ostensibly progressive Austin.

1:00PM Tue. Apr. 4, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

DNA Lab to Reopen?
The Statesman reported Wednesday that Austin Police officials are readying an agreement with the Department of Public Safety that would reopen APD’s crime lab after nearly a year of inactivity.

2:00PM Thu. Mar. 16, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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