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Williamson County Commissioners Court Ends Hutto Contract
Williamson County Commissioners voted 4-1 today to end its contract with ICE through CoreCivic to run the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor. Under the approved terms, the contract, established in 2010, will now expire by Jan. 31, 2019.

10:50AM Tue. Jun. 26, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Say Goodbye to the Plastic Bag Ban
Now what are we going to do about all these tote bags we have been gifted?

11:40AM Fri. Jun. 22, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

The Austin Chronicle Earns AAN Awards Nominations
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced today the finalists for the 2018 AAN Awards. Selected from a field of nearly 700 entries submitted by 55 alt-weeklies across the U.S. and Canada, the short list includes nominations for The Austin Chronicle for excellence in cover design and blogging.

2:18PM Wed. Jun. 20 Read More | Comment »

How to Help Families Separated at the Border
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of breaking up families who have crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally has resulted in an estimated 2,000 children forcibly separated from their parents and housed in detention.

7:35AM Wed. Jun. 20, Kimberley Jones and Eilish O'Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Mike Clark-Madison Out at Austin Monitor
That was a very short honeymoon: Mike Clark-Madison, who took the job of publisher of the online, nonprofit city politics website the Austin Monitor in early February, stepped down from the position last week.

12:25PM Mon. Jun. 18, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Groups File Expansive Suit to Challenge Dozens Of Abortion Restrictions
Pro-choice advocates took an ambitious and long-awaited step today to erase the state’s many draconian abortion regulations by filing suit in an Austin federal court to challenge not just recent Texas abortion restrictions, as they have done several times over the past few years, but also a handful of burdensome laws that span two decades.

2:20PM Thu. Jun. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

CM Ora Houston Will Not Seek Re-election
City Council Member Ora Houston, the first person to represent District 1 since it was established with 10-1 in 2014, announced this morning she will not seek re-election in November.

10:48AM Wed. Jun. 13, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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