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Death Watch: Areli Escobar
Assistant District Attorney Kathryn Scales is confident Areli Escobar, an Austin man sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of 17-year-old Bianca Maldonado, received the appropriate conviction despite the Court of Criminal Appeals’ order last week to re-examine the case.

1:00PM Tue. Oct. 24, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Dawnna Dukes' Charges Dropped
Pflugerville Rep. Dawnna Dukes is probably breathing a bit easier on Tuesday after Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she will drop all 15 charges – 13 felonies and two misdemeanors – against the local Democrat.

11:45AM Tue. Oct. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

During Austin Visit, A.G. Jeff Sessions Rehashes Immigration Myths
Attorney General and Keebler Elf lookalike contest winner Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III visited Austin on Friday, Oct. 20, to deliver a speech about immigration rife with mistruths and fear-mongering.

12:45PM Mon. Oct. 23, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Court Delays Undocumented Minor's Right to Abortion
Jerked around by the Trump administration for the past month, a pregnant, unaccompanied Texas minor in need of abortion care has again been delayed from accessing health care by a federal appeals court, pushing her further into pregnancy – precisely what some anti-choice federal officials want.

5:20PM Fri. Oct. 20, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

MLS for Austin at Last?
News broke early Tuesday morning that the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team is officially and actively looking to move to Austin, perhaps as soon as 2019, according to Grant Wahl in Sports Illustrated.

12:15PM Tue. Oct. 17, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

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APD Body Cameras Coming to East Austin Next Week
The Austin Police Department will begin its rollout of body-worn cameras to non-Downtown cops next week. At a Friday press conference, Chief Brian Manley said 190 cameras have already been sent to the department’s Eastside substation on Springdale, and should be strapped to the bodies of patrol officers as soon as they undergo standard testing.

4:10PM Fri. Oct. 13, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

CodeNEXT Marches On
In another daytime meeting – adjournment at 4:44pm – City Council worked quickly through a fairly limited agenda, with only two Items that raised much agita on the dais: the extension of CodeNEXT contract with consultant firm Opticos Design, and the approval of the Visit Austin 2018 marketing plan and budget.

8:00AM Fri. Oct. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Texas Backs Trump Agency in Holding Undocumented Abortion-Seeking Minor "Hostage"
Doubling up on his red meat, Attorney General Ken Paxton declared in a court brief this week in support of the Trump administration’s decision to prevent an undocumented minor from obtaining abortion in the state that Texas “must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.”

8:00AM Thu. Oct. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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