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New campaign spot from lite guv hammers on baby boomers
 
The Self-Flagellation of David Dewhurst
Someone may want to tell US Senate hopeful Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst who votes in elections. In a new TV spot, he has decided to target Baby Boomers – not for votes, but as a scapegoat. Odd, considering he is definitionally a boomer himself.

11:49AM Mon. Mar. 26, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Save Texas Schools Gets Back in the Game
Teachers, students, families and politicians gathered at the capitol today as part of the second Save Texas Schools rally. Many spoke to the crowd, but it may have been John Kuhn, superintendent of Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District, who finally found the perfect metaphor for Texas school funding: Football.

5:15PM Sat. Mar. 24, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Feds Raid Sixth Street Bars
One of Austin's biggest club owners faces federal indictment today after law enforcement raided four downtown venues. The FBI alleges that Hussein Ali "Mike" Yassine, his brothers Hadi and Mohammed, and assistant Marissa Marthe Ruales laundered over $200,000 "believed to be the proceeds of narcotics trafficking" through several businesses.

5:18PM Thu. Mar. 22, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Clergy Supports WHP
A diverse group of 58 religious leaders today delivered an open letter to Gov. Rick Perry, expressing their disappointment in him for letting the Medicaid-waiver Women's Health Program come to an end. "We are unanimous in our belief that the conscience of the woman has a higher moral standing than ideological agendas," the leaders wrote.

12:40PM Thu. Mar. 22, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Supremes Rule for Defendants
The U.S. Supreme Court in a pair of opinions today has recognized the importance of plea bargains in the criminal justice system – and has ruled that ineffective assistance of counsel can (and does) happen in plea bargained situations.

4:56PM Wed. Mar. 21, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Hersh Visits Austin
Beginning a week of Austin events, legendary journalist Seymour Hersh appeared Monday night at 5604 Manor, in a public conversation sponsored by Cooperation Texas (the newly re-christened Third Coast Workers for Cooperation) and hosted by UT journalism professor Robert Jensen.

12:15PM Tue. Mar. 20, 2012, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Austin Police Trying to Reunite SXSW Goers With Stolen Property
Austin Police are asking for help locating visitors who might have fallen victim to a string of burglaries of hotel rooms during the first few days of South by Southwest.

10:25AM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Imagine a Parking Space
The city Planning Commission holds its first public hearing Tuesday (March 13) on the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan, 6pm, at City Hall. Have no fear of finding a parking space in the midst of SXSW doings as the city has reserved 200 spaces in the City Hall parking garage for those attending the hearing.

4:48PM Mon. Mar. 12, 2012, Amy Smith Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interactive: Racing on the Ceiling
D = ½ x WS x H x AoA x F x ρ x V²
That, if you didn't already know, is the equation for downforce, and that was a key part of Geoff Moore's Friday presentation on the science behind Formula One racing.

8:18AM Sat. Mar. 10, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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