The grassroots nonprofit Counter Balance: ATX will host a Sandra Bland remembrance event at 7pm today, bringing people together to continue organizing on the second anniversary of Bland’s death in a Waller County jail. The event will start at the Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th) and conclude after a march west on 11th Street to the Capitol.
With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily obstructed patient access to care over the past few years. Turns out, their ideological, anti-choice crusade is having the opposite effect. A new study shows abortion rates have jumped since Planned Parenthood was blocked.
Rodney Reed, the Bastrop man living for nearly two decades on death row for the murder of Stacey Stites, will get another chance to prove he’s not a murderer beginning Oct. 10. Bastrop County’s online court database notes that a three-day hearing is set for Oct. 10-13 in Judge Carson Campbell’s 21st District court in Bastrop.
Congratulations, California investors and trendy millennial homeowners! Too long have you been vilified. But the Austin American-Statesman is here to put you in your rightful place, as saviors of the Eastside, nudging all those black and brown residents and business owners aside to make way for the glorious hipster coming.
“Joy.” That was Dan Keller’s heartfelt response to the question, What’s your reaction to what has happened? Dan and wife Fran were at the Downtown office of Keith Hampton, their attorney who has worked (pro bono) for years, first to free them from prison and now, to have them exonerated. Said Fran, “I still can’t quite believe it.”