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Updated: Plea Deal for Dukes Expires
Updated: At 5:10pm, the D.A.'s office sent out the following statement: "Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she has had no contact today from the attorneys for Representative Dukes. The offer to resolve this matter has expired and is no longer available. We will be ready for trial."

10:04AM Tue. Aug. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DPS Pulls Back on Forensics Charges
Turns out the Department of Public Safety will not be charging law enforcement for forensic work after all. A week after announcing a fee implementation for DNA testing and alcohol, toxicology, and controlled substances analysis, DPS rescinded the proposed charges on Friday (July 28), hours after Gov. Greg Abbott instructed the department to do so.

11:15AM Mon. Jul. 31, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

John Kelso, R.I.P.
It's the undoubted end of an era in Texas reporting today, as the Austin American-Statesman reports that veteran columnist John Kelso has died at the age of 73.

3:20PM Fri. Jul. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills
Barely a week into the special session and the Texas Senate is on a dizzying fast-track to advance anti-choice bills. With normal operating rules suspended, the Senate unleashed the floodgates to usher along a handful of bills restricting reproductive rights.

12:12PM Tue. Jul. 25, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Density? Bonus! (Programs.)
As the September release of CodeNEXT version 2.0 draws near, city commissioners (and residents) continue sorting out how the land use code rewrite might address the city’s affordability issues. On Thursday, the Planning Commission held a special-called meeting to receive a briefing on a newly proposed density bonus program.

8:00AM Mon. Jul. 24, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Anti-Choice Bill SB 8
They promised a fight and now they’re delivering.

1:00PM Thu. Jul. 20, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Joe Biden to Come to Paramount in December
Former vice president and one-man meme Joe Biden will stop at the Paramount Theatre in December as part of his American Promise Tour. He’ll promote his new book, but also, according to the press release, "connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most." Is there nothing he can't do?

4:30PM Mon. Jul. 17, Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

Audits Ahead for APD Crime Labs
Finally, a full year after the Austin Police Department shuttered its DNA lab due to out-of-date procedures and unqualified analysts, department officials have tapped a third party to run an audit on the five remaining crime labs currently in operation.

3:30PM Mon. Jul. 17, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

The Mayor's Plan to Fix Everything
Mayor Steve Adler will host a press conference Monday (10am, at City Hall) to announce a strategy for revitalizing the city’s most centralized Downtown districts while simultaneously purchasing housing for more than 200 members of the homeless population – all without raising property taxes on city residents.

8:00PM Sun. Jul. 16, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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