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In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin Over "Sanctuary Cities"
Just one day after Gov. Greg Abbott’s secretive signing of a bill that would punish so-called “sanctuary cities,” the state of Texas has stoked a legal battle against Travis County and the City of Austin in order to “uphold the constitutionality” of anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4.

4:20PM Mon. May 8, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Return of the Panama Hat
With much of the tough action moving to budget prep, current City Council agendas are fairly light and adjournments relatively early. Nevertheless, last Thursday the dais did move forward on the Mobility Bond, worked through a brace of zoning cases, and somewhat grudgingly approved a Downtown rail plaza.

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

Abbott Signs "Sanctuary Cities" Bill Into Law
Without warning Sunday evening, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4 into law.

8:50PM Sun. May 7, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting on Sixth Street
A 24-year-old man was shot and killed by Austin Police last night after the man fired a pistol on Sixth Street, engaged in a foot chase with Downtown officers, then attempted to shoot those pursuing officers after turning north onto Trinity Street.

7:45AM Sun. May 7, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Six Hyde Park Assaults Reported in Last Month
At least six women have been attacked in Hyde Park since April 7. According to a press conference held Friday afternoon at the Austin Police Department, a white or Hispanic man in his 20s or early 30s has been targeting women walking or jogging through the Central Austin neighborhood.

5:10PM Fri. May 5, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Fatal Stabbing at UT-Austin
21-year-old University of Texas junior Kendrex J. White was arrested earlier this afternoon as the primary suspect in today’s on-campus stabbing, which killed one student and injured three others.

4:50PM Mon. May 1, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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"Nobody's Right"
Documentarian Ken Burns visited Austin Thursday, promoting his latest film project: The Vietnam War. It’s described as a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series, and an “immersive 360-degree narrative … the epic story of the war as it has never before been told on film.”

7:30PM Thu. Apr. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Marathon House Debate Yields “Show Me Your Papers” Sanctuary Cities Bill
Following a 16-hour debate on Wednesday, the Texas House at around 3am approved an even harsher version of the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill than what was originally proposed on the floor.

10:25AM Thu. Apr. 27, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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