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The Story Behind the "I'm So Gonna Vote" Stickers
Two years ago, the Texas Playboys went through a series of PowerPoint slides to determine their next opponent on the sandlot. The final decision: Los Diablitos de El Paso. This singular, casual choice took Jack Sanders and his team headlong into a statewide voter turnout movement.

12:01AM Thu. Sep. 27, Hannah Wisterman Read More | Comment »

Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault
Cody Wilson, the Austin man who’s been in the national news lately concerning whether he can publish instructions to 3-D-printed guns, faces felony sexual assault charges after Austin Police determined that he paid a 16-year-old girl $500 to have sex with him at the Archer Hotel in the Domain.

3:21PM Wed. Sep. 19, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

City Arts Funding Tempest
Skies may have been clearing over most of Central Texas this past weekend, but storm clouds continued to hang low over the city's Cultural Arts Division. The release Thursday of funding amounts for FY 19 showing dozens of arts organizations receiving drastic cuts in funding – anywhere from 15-45% – sounded alarms across the arts scene.

1:40PM Mon. Sep. 17 Read More | Comment »

Grand Jury No-Bills Chantal Eldridge
A Travis County Grand Jury declined to indict Chantal Eldridge this afternoon. Eldridge, who is set to take over as judge of the 331st District Court in January, had been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Brazilian foreign exchange student who lived at her house for a period of time in 2006.

4:15PM Fri. Aug. 31, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
Greetings, young upstanding student, and welcome (back) to Austin, where you’re either re-acclimating to the increasing chaos of life in an ever-growing metropolis or getting your first taste of life in the little big city.

12:01AM Thu. Aug. 30, News Staff Read More | Comment »

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits
Late Monday, the Texas Supreme Court rejected lawsuits – literally, requests for “writs of mandamus” – that would have required City Council to rewrite ballot language for one proposition directing an “efficiency audit” and another requiring a referendum for any comprehensive land-use code revision.

2:00PM Tue. Aug. 28, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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City Council Candidate Forums
You’ve seen the list of candidates – now get to know 'em. The city, its Ethics Review Commission, and the League of Women Voters have scheduled candidate forums for each of the six Council races, and the first one – in District 3 – is happening next week, before our next issue.

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 24, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Austin FC
The support group MLS2ATX tonight revealed the team name, logo, colors, slogan, and more, for Austin’s first major league sports team: Austin FC, the current Columbus Crew, who are ever-so-close to finalizing their move to Austin, starting next season.

8:59PM Wed. Aug. 22, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

Two Ballot Lawsuits Before State Supremes
As expected, petitioners have sued the city of Austin over the language drafted by City Council on the “efficiency audit” and the “waiting period” and public vote for any comprehensive land-use code provision (e.g., CodeNEXT). Due to short deadlines, the case was taken directly to the Supreme Court.

3:15PM Mon. Aug. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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