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Warrant Issued for Former Austin Fire Lieutenant's Arrest
An arrest warrant’s out for former firefighter James Baker, who stands accused of invasive video recording, a state jail felony punishable by between 180 days and two years in jail, or a fine of $10,000. Police say Baker, an AFD lieutenant for 31 years before retiring in September, set up a camera inside of a women’s locker room to spy on co-workers.

3:45PM Thu. Nov. 16, 2017, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

CodeNEXT Draft 3 Release Punted to February
Word is out: CodeNEXT draft three won’t arrive on Nov. 28. A new deadline’s set for three months from now: Feb. 12, 2018. Zoning & Platting Commission chair Jolene Kiolbassa relayed the news tonight from project executive lead Greg Guernsey.

11:10PM Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Help JP Connolly
João Paulo de Mello Connolly, a graphic and web designer for the Austin Justice Coalition, continues recovery this week after an illness sent him to the emergency room, and later the intensive care unit.

3:15PM Tue. Nov. 14, 2017, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Jane Doe v. the DOJ, Continued
The Trump administration won’t let up on its mission to shame a young girl’s choice to have an abortion.

1:40PM Mon. Nov. 13, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Council: Hello, Columbus!
Last Thursday’s City Council meeting began with the national anthem, “Taps,” and a color guard – in anticipation of Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. That was the most solemn moment of the 12-hour meeting, with a lengthy agenda but few surprises.

8:00AM Mon. Nov. 13, 2017, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Adler Not Waving the Rebel Flag
Mayor Steve Adler announced this week he will forgo tomorrow’s annual Veterans Day parade, and will instead spend Saturday working a volunteer shift at the Central Texas Food Bank. “I will not be marching in the Congress Avenue parade,” he said, “because that parade will include groups carrying the Confederate flag.”

3:00PM Fri. Nov. 10, 2017, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Justice for Monica Loera
Monica Loera’s killer, JonCasey Rowell, was convicted of murder Monday afternoon (Nov. 6). The courtroom, filled predominately with members of Austin’s trans and larger LGBTQ community, as well as Loera’s two sisters, rejoiced. In light of the untimely and undeserved loss of Loera – this was a win.

5:30PM Wed. Nov. 8, 2017, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Election Results: How Did the Bonds Do?
There's over $1 billion in bonds before Austin voters today, plus seven statewide constitutional amendments. With polls closing at 7pm tonight, we will be updating you through the evening on what passed locally and across the state.

6:30PM Tue. Nov. 7, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Providers Back in Court To Stop Texas Abortion Ban
Texas abortion providers may have secured a historic victory at the U.S. Supreme Court last year, but that hasn’t stopped anti-choice politicians from crafting more ways to restrict abortion access, ensuring ongoing litigation.

1:35PM Fri. Nov. 3, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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