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LGBTQ Caucus' Queer Priorities at the Texas Capitol
The Texas House of Representatives’ recently formed LGBTQ Caucus isn’t losing any momentum. Less than a month after forming, the Caucus – now 21 Dems deep – held its first press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to announce the group’s 2019 legislative priorities. González

12:20PM Wed. Feb. 6, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit
When Austin resident Julieta Garibay learned Texas Secretary of State David Whitley had released an advisory that as many as 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote, she immediately emailed the Travis County voter registrar office to see if the state erroneously slapped her name on the list. Sure enough, Garibay’s suspicions were confirmed.

4:30PM Tue. Feb. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Far-Right Texas Legislator Files Bill to Completely Outlaw Abortion
A founding member of the Capitol’s far-right Freedom Caucus faction has filed a bill that would make abortion care outright illegal, legislation too extreme even for the state’s major anti-choice groups.

11:50AM Mon. Feb. 4, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas Supreme Court Rules Laura Pressley Election Challenge “Moot”
[UPDATE BELOW] In an opinion released Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Laura Pressley’s contest of the 2014 runoff election of Council Member Greg Casar is “moot.” The court overruled the lower court’s grant of sanctions against Pressley. Casar was re-elected to Council from District 4 in 2016.

2:10PM Sun. Jan. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Friends and Family Gather to Honor Activist Nadine Eckhardt
Friends and family gathered Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, at Saengerrunde Hall to honor and memorialize the late Nadine Eckhardt, who died in Austin Dec. 8, at 87. “Those of you … who were touched by Nadine,” said Curtis Graves, “you will never forget her.”

3:30PM Wed. Jan. 23, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Austin Police Seeking Leads in Hate Crime Investigation
Rain on 4th and Oilcan Harry’s, two of Austin’s iconic gay bars, are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the attack against Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry. The two men were attacked in the early hours of Saturday morning, Jan. 19, after leaving a friend’s birthday celebration at Rain.

7:58PM Tue. Jan. 22, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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An Outside Review of APD’s Handling of Rape Cases?
Resolution won’t come soon for the Austin Police Department and the questions it faces on how it clears sexual assault cases.

6:35PM Wed. Jan. 16, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Family and Friends Honor Activist/Writer Nadine Eckhardt
Next Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, 6-9pm, family and friends of Nadine Eckhardt will gather at Saengerrunde Hall to “celebrate the life and times” of the legendary beauty, activist, writer, and raconteur. The venue (next door to Scholz Garten) recalls the heady days of Scholz’s as a Made-in-Austin political/literary salon, with Nadine a presiding spirit.

2:30PM Mon. Jan. 14, Michael King Read More | Comment »

False Confederate Capitol Plaque Removed – And It Only Took Six Decades!
On Friday, Jan. 11, Texas officials made a long overdue – as in, “more than five decades” – step to rid the Capitol of an inaccurate and offensive vestige.

11:54AM Mon. Jan. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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