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National Law Group Ditches Texas Over Lege’s Anti-LGBTQ Hate
Amid threats from performers and various groups promising to boycott Texas over its plans to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation, one organization this week took definitive action.

4:15PM Fri. Jul. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Sandra Bland Remembrance Today
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.

10:20AM Thu. Jul. 13, Maria Mendez Read More | Comment »

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
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.

4:53PM Wed. Jul. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
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.

12:35AM Sun. Jul. 9, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits
The Austin Police Department will resume all remediation efforts to remove the apparent mold from the 849 backlogged rape kits currently stored in the department’s East Austin warehouse.

4:32PM Thu. Jul. 6, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Statesman Advertising Supplement Cheers Eastside Gentrification
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.

8:46AM Sun. Jul. 2, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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Council: Austin, Can You Spare $7 million?
As the year wears on, most City Council discussions carry one or two undertones: the 2018 budget and/or CodeNEXT. Last Thursday’s session (June 22) held to the pattern.

8:00AM Mon. Jun. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Kellers Exonerated, Await Compensation
“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.”

5:15PM Tue. Jun. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

APD Says Two Rape Suspects Still at Large
Two of the four men suspected of brutally robbing and raping four young women at an apartment complex on Burton Drive early on Friday, June 16, have been arrested.

4:41PM Tue. Jun. 20, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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