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City Council Supports High School Program to Aid "Bleeding Emergencies"
The Austin City Council endorsed bringing the life-saving program Stop the Bleed to all Austin high schools during the February 7 City Council meeting.

1:30PM Wed. Feb. 13, Alex Puente Read More | Comment »

AISD Trustees: Slow Down on School Closures
The Austin ISD Board of Trustees on Monday night (Feb. 11) poured cold water on an ambitious facilities plan from district leaders that would identify schools for potential consolidation or closure by June.

6:55PM Tue. Feb. 12, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Second Arrest Made in Suspected Hate Crime
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:40pm:

5:55PM Tue. Feb. 12, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Defend Our Hoodz Denies Responsibility for Vandalism at Austin Creative Alliance
Last Friday morning, Feb. 8, at about 3am, a small group of people vandalized the offices of Jim Hightower on San Marcos St. They threw rocks through two windows and spray-painted slogans – “ART WASH” and “SELLOUTS FUCK OFF” – across the front wall. The assault appears to have been directed at Austin Creative Alliance, whose offices are in the same building.

1:52PM Tue. Feb. 12, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Fire Chief Goes Easy on Accused Harasser
Less than three months into his tenure, Austin Fire Chief Joel Baker’s handling of a harassment case has been called into question. Baker released a disciplinary memo on Jan. 11 suspending Fire Captain Roger Scarcliff for a single day over his “discourtesy” to a fellow employee and violation of department rules.

7:00AM Sat. Feb. 9, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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AISD Starts the Clock on School Closures
Austin ISD is taking its first concrete steps toward consolidating district schools, with Monday’s work session of the Board of Trustees. That discussion kicks off a 19-month process to position a yet-to-be-determined number of campuses for closure, with those properties available for other community benefits such as housing or parkland.

5:15PM Fri. Feb. 8, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

“Anti-Gentrification” Protesters Target Austin Creative Alliance
Early Friday morning, around 3am, a small group of people apparently connected to “Defend Our Hoodz” vandalized the offices of Jim Hightower on San Marcos Street. They threw rocks through two windows and spray-painted slogans on the front wall.

1:40PM Fri. Feb. 8, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Rather than tuck his tail between his legs, promise to do better next time, and humbly apologize for the “voter fraud” fiasco he unleashed across the state, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley doubled down on his defense during a hearing before the Senate Nominations Committee on Thursday, Feb. 7.

12:00PM Fri. Feb. 8, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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