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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 »

Adler Pulls Frank Rodriguez Nomination
Mayor Steve Adler has withdrawn the nomination of Frank Rodriguez, a mayoral aide and one of Austin’s longest-serving Hispanic community advocates, from consideration to join the city’s new Charter Review Commission.

3:10PM Wed. Nov. 1, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Greg Abbott's New Whiff
Turns out Greg Abbott’s issues with Austin and its freedom-hating stench have gone the way of the dodo, at least temporarily. In a set of prepared remarks to a Monday luncheon hosted by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the spiteful governor – who as recently as June derided Austin as devoid of “the smell of freedom” – got all cozy with his adopted city.

1:45PM Wed. Nov. 1, 2017, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

SAFE Cares
SAFE, the local nonprofit working to end sexual violence and child abuse, has launched a new project to assist youth and young adult survivors of sexual exploitation.

11:45AM Wed. Nov. 1, 2017, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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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 »

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