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City Clerk Validates Petition to Put CodeNEXT on Ballot
This morning Austin City Clerk Jannette Goodall validated a petition on seeking to put CodeNEXT – and all future land use code rewrites – to a public vote, rather than allow City Council sole power in deciding whether or not this (or any) code overhaul gets adopted.

3:15PM Mon. Apr. 23, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

What Happens to Your Austin ISD Kid if They Walk Out of School Today?
There’s a national student walkout to promote gun safety today. Students from Austin ISD schools will participate in it. You might be wondering what sorts of disciplines await your brood should they take part in the walkout.

9:15AM Fri. Apr. 20, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Voter Registration Closes on April 23
Residents who register to vote on or before Monday, April 23, will be able to cast a ballot in the May 22 election run-off.

12:00PM Thu. Apr. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

State’s Teen Pregnancy Booklet Riddled With Anti-Choice Propaganda
If pregnant teenagers in Texas are hoping to get the facts about their abortion rights from the state, they’re out of luck. A new version of the little-known pamphlet “So, You’re Pregnant, Now What?” is rife with factual errors, inflammatory language, and anti-abortion bias.

10:30AM Thu. Apr. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
The dates are set. The CodeNEXT staff policy recommendation (a.k.a. draft three) will arrive at City Council in late May.

4:00PM Wed. Apr. 18, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Connor Clegg Impeached at Texas State
Texas State’s student government voted to impeach Student Body President Connor Clegg on Monday night, bringing to end a whirlwind five-day period at the San Marcos college. Clegg was found guilty of the six articles of impeachment brought against him, and was subsequently voted to be removed from office.

4:30PM Tue. Apr. 17, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Four years and two failed textbooks later, the Texas State Board of Education finally agreed to provide public high schools with Mexican-American elective curriculum standards in a final vote cast Friday, April 13, a historic step for the state.

12:06PM Fri. Apr. 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Judge Finds Texas Violated National Voter Registration Act
When it comes to voting laws, Texas can’t seem to keep it legal.

1:00PM Tue. Apr. 10, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Rape Kit Backlog Reaches Zero
The Austin Police Department’s notorious rape kit backlog is no more. Dana Kadavy, executive director of the department’s Forensic Science Division, confirmed the department’s remaining 2,251 untested kits have been sent out for testing to contracted labs.

2:00PM Mon. Apr. 9, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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