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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Spider House Co-Owner
UPDATE: Spider House has rescheduled the community meeting announced in its initial statement. From the Spider House Facebook page: "We are rescheduling our community forum for a time when all parties needed to be in attendance can be there. We will inform the public of the new date and time as soon as it is confirmed."

8:00AM Fri. Oct. 27, 2017, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

In Search of Amazon
As of late Thursday, Irish oddsmakers listed Austin as 7-to-1 for landing the Amazon Corporation’s new headquarters, right behind Atlanta at 3-1, and tied with Boston. The truth is, nobody knows yet what Amazon is thinking – but Mayor Steve Adler told the company he’s hoping for a “precedent-setting partnership.”

4:30PM Thu. Oct. 26, 2017, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Rick Cofer Withdraws From Race for Travis County Democratic Chair
In the wake of Speaker Joe Straus declaring he will not run for re-election for the Texas House, another unexpected exit from the 2018 election cycle: Rick Cofer, the sole declared candidate to become the next chair of the Travis County Democratic Party, is withdrawing from the race.

6:40PM Wed. Oct. 25, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Joe Straus, Voice of Moderation in Texas Legislature, Won't Seek Re-Election
After months of contention with extremist Republicans Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, long-serving Republican House Speaker Joe Straus surprised observers today when he announced he would not seek re-election for a sixth term.

12:15PM Wed. Oct. 25, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Court Rules Undocumented Minor Held “Hostage” by Trump Administration Can Access Abortion
In a whirlwind of court rulings, Jane Doe – an undocumented minor in Texas held “hostage” by Trump administration officials – will now be able to access her constitutional right to abortion after being denied that right for one month.

3:50PM Tue. Oct. 24, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Death Watch: Areli Escobar
Assistant District Attorney Kathryn Scales is confident Areli Escobar, an Austin man sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of 17-year-old Bianca Maldonado, received the appropriate conviction despite the Court of Criminal Appeals’ order last week to re-examine the case.

1:00PM Tue. Oct. 24, 2017, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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Dawnna Dukes' Charges Dropped
Pflugerville Rep. Dawnna Dukes is probably breathing a bit easier on Tuesday after Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she will drop all 15 charges – 13 felonies and two misdemeanors – against the local Democrat.

11:45AM Tue. Oct. 24, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

During Austin Visit, A.G. Jeff Sessions Rehashes Immigration Myths
Attorney General and Keebler Elf lookalike contest winner Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III visited Austin on Friday, Oct. 20, to deliver a speech about immigration rife with mistruths and fear-mongering.

12:45PM Mon. Oct. 23, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Court Delays Undocumented Minor's Right to Abortion
Jerked around by the Trump administration for the past month, a pregnant, unaccompanied Texas minor in need of abortion care has again been delayed from accessing health care by a federal appeals court, pushing her further into pregnancy – precisely what some anti-choice federal officials want.

5:20PM Fri. Oct. 20, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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