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Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
Rodney Reed, the Bastrop man living for nearly two decades on death row for the murder of Stacey Stites, will get another chance to prove he’s not a murderer beginning Oct. 10. Bastrop County’s online court database notes that a three-day hearing is set for Oct. 10-13 in Judge Carson Campbell’s 21st District court in Bastrop.

12:35AM Sun. Jul. 9, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits
The Austin Police Department will resume all remediation efforts to remove the apparent mold from the 849 backlogged rape kits currently stored in the department’s East Austin warehouse.

4:32PM Thu. Jul. 6, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Statesman Advertising Supplement Cheers Eastside Gentrification
Congratulations, California investors and trendy millennial homeowners! Too long have you been vilified. But the Austin American-Statesman is here to put you in your rightful place, as saviors of the Eastside, nudging all those black and brown residents and business owners aside to make way for the glorious hipster coming.

8:46AM Sun. Jul. 2, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Council: Austin, Can You Spare $7 million?
As the year wears on, most City Council discussions carry one or two undertones: the 2018 budget and/or CodeNEXT. Last Thursday’s session (June 22) held to the pattern.

8:00AM Mon. Jun. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Kellers Exonerated, Await Compensation
“Joy.” That was Dan Keller’s heartfelt response to the question, What’s your reaction to what has happened? Dan and wife Fran were at the Downtown office of Keith Hampton, their attorney who has worked (pro bono) for years, first to free them from prison and now, to have them exonerated. Said Fran, “I still can’t quite believe it.”

5:15PM Tue. Jun. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

APD Says Two Rape Suspects Still at Large
Two of the four men suspected of brutally robbing and raping four young women at an apartment complex on Burton Drive early on Friday, June 16, have been arrested.

4:41PM Tue. Jun. 20, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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Plans for MACC Renovation Underway
After a year of planning, the city’s Parks & Recreation Department and CasaBella Architects finally brought the public into discussions of efforts to reimagine the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, known as the MACC, with a public input meeting on Saturday (June 17).

11:20AM Tue. Jun. 20, Maria Mendez Read More | Comment »

Kellers Exonerated!
In a statement released early Tuesday morning, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore said that after an extensive review of the record, she had filed a motion to dismiss the cases against Fran and Dan Keller, and Judge Cliff Brown of the 147th District Court had granted the dismissals.

9:45AM Tue. Jun. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Council Wrap: Not Quite Midnight
Considering its 104-Item agenda last Thursday (June 15), City Council did pretty well to adjourn by 10:42pm. That was not without some grumbling, as well as intermittent giddy-ups from Mayor Steve Adler. The lengthiest debate concerned the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance – both amended and punted – but plenty of other business flowed under the bridge.

8:00AM Mon. Jun. 19, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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