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Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting Closed
Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo today announced that the administrative investigation into Officer Nathan Wagner has been closed and that the officer will face no discipline in connection with the fatal shooting in May 2011 of 20-year-old Byron Carter.

2:23PM Fri. Mar. 9, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Officer No-Billed In Carter Shooting
Sources tell us a Travis County grand jury has declined to indict Austin Police Officer Nathan Wagner for the fatal shooting last May of 20-year-old Byron Carter.

10:48AM Fri. Mar. 9, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Rest in Peace, Leslie
Austin lost one of its most celebrated and colorful street scenesters early this morning with the passing of longtime icon and three-time mayoral candidate Leslie Cochran, who died at Christopher House. Leslie took "unique" to another level.

12:24PM Thu. Mar. 8, 2012, Amy Smith Read More | Comment »

Grant Out of CD10 Race
The gerrymandered congressional maps have just claimed another victim: Travis County Democrat Dan Grant has announced that he will not challenge incumbent Republican Michael McCaul in Congressional District 10.

4:04PM Wed. Mar. 7, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

GOP Aide Jumps Ship Over Women's Health Policy
The war on women waged with gusto last year under the dome of the Texas Capitol has claimed at least one legislative aide. Allison Catalano, who began working for Denton GOP Rep. Myra Crownover last summer, resigned her post this week, citing Crownover's support for cuts to women's health funding.

3:04PM Wed. Mar. 7, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

And They're Off!
The ballot is officially finalized for the May 12 municipal election – that's the one that's actually happening when originally scheduled – and the early news is: Place 5 is very popular.

4:44PM Tue. Mar. 6, 2012, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Why You're Not Voting Today
Today is Super Tuesday, and the Texas primaries were supposed to be today. But they're not. Now they're scheduled for May 29 – if we're lucky. And this is not an accident. It is not a twist of fate. This is the result of the GOP gerrymandering.

10:40AM Tue. Mar. 6, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Primary Set for May 29
With interim maps on the table, judges in San Antonio have set a new primary date of May 29, with a runoff date of July 31. Importantly, and as promised, the court has re-opened filings, with a deadline of March 9. As a result, both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to rewrite their convention rules.

1:55PM Fri. Mar. 2, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Back to Education Finance Reform
Gov. Rick Perry may have squelched calls for a special session on education finance reform, so Texas lawmakers are settling for the next best thing: A 22 member joint interim committee on how badly last session's Shapiro/Eissler compromise screwed public school coffers.

2:30PM Thu. Mar. 1, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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