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New Judge Takes Over Fetal Burial Rule Case
Including last winter’s strikedown of the state’s first attempt to mandate that women bury or cremate their fetal remains after abortion, Republican-appointed U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks has in recent past helped block three state reproductive health restrictions, making him somewhat of an unlikely ally to abortion providers.

5:45PM Mon. Jan. 8, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Raw Paw’s Chris Dock Talks About the Fire that Destroyed Their HQ
Somebody’s burned Raw Paw to the ground. Somebody’s torched the headquarters and studio of the local art-making, book-publishing, record-producing, event-promoting collective – we featured them in a cover story here a few years ago – and the Fire Marshal (Deputy Tate Markey, in the lead) is currently investigating.

12:45PM Mon. Jan. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Laura Morrison Files for Mayor
On Monday morning, former City Council member Laura Morrison filed documents with the city clerk declaring her intention to run for mayor. In a press release, Morrison said, “I’m running for mayor to reset that path that Austin is on, so that our future enhances the quality of life for the people who live here, rather than diminishes it.”

12:30PM Mon. Jan. 8, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Laura Morrison Files for Mayor
 
Scare-a-Mooch Tweet
Last week, UT Journalism students, professors, and alumni got a late gift in their Christmas stocking: a Twitter follow from Anthony Scaramucci. Confused? Yes, we mean the Mooch – the New York City wiseguy who took a cup of coffee over the summer as communications director in the White House.

11:15AM Mon. Jan. 8, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Cap Metro Ramps Up Commuter Service
2018 could be the year of a bigger, more rideable Capital Metro. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 7, Austin’s public transit provider will roll out new and improved changes to its commuter services for both MetroRail and MetroExpress.

4:21PM Tue. Jan. 2, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Indicted Former Firefighter's Court Hearing Postponed
Jim Baker, the former Austin firefighter accused of setting up a spy camera inside a locker room so that he could record female colleagues while they showered, won’t make an appearance in court until next year.

10:15AM Tue. Dec. 19, 2017, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Chauffeur Reg Revamp Rerouted
Chauffeur regulations hit the back burner at City Council last Thursday due to some last-minute modifications from the Law Department. But staff expects the package to return to the dais this week (if they can find the time).

2:00PM Wed. Dec. 13, 2017, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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