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Texas Supreme Court Puts Vote-by-Mail on Hold
On Friday, May 15, the Texas Supreme Court issued a brief order blocking a lower court ruling that all voters can vote by mail, pending the Court’s further review. The new ruling leaves both voters and election officials uncertain on how to proceed.

9:00AM Mon. May 18, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Dirty South Sex Ed Offers Inclusive Health Information
While many taboos have been successfully un-tabooed in the 21st century, sex just doesn’t seem to be one of them. But progress is being made in strides. Certified sex educator Irma Garcia works to spread unbiased, inclusive sexual health information for Black, Indigenous, and people of color here in the South, where it is arguably needed most.

7:00AM Sat. May 16, Gianni Zorrilla Read More | Comment »

Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Expansion of Voting by Mail
Frustrated by the failure of his threats of prosecution, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the state Supreme Court Wednesday to stop county election officials from accepting “illegal” mail ballot applications. If the court agrees … it’s not clear what would change.

3:30PM Thu. May 14, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Mike & Sherry Project Supports the Mental Health of Austin Hospitality Workers
It’s always a win when a place with some of the best food, ever, in this town … is run by people who are just as talented at being decent humans.

1:30PM Wed. May 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: Stay Home, Go Slow, Be Resilient, Ask for Help
Austin renters are protected from eviction proceedings until at least Aug. 24, thanks to a City Council vote taken Thu., May 8.

1:57PM Fri. May 8, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Greg Casar Will Not Run for Kirk Watson's Vacant Senate Seat
City Council Member Greg Casar will not run for the Texas Senate seat opened up by Kirk Watson’s retirement. In a video message shared Monday morning, Casar said he would focus his energy on local solutions to the ongoing public health threat and economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

9:58AM Mon. May 4, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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Paxton Threatens Election Officials With Prosecution [UPDATE]
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a letter Friday afternoon, addressed to "County Judges and Election Officials," threatening prosecution of anyone who counsels mail ballots for those not "physically disabled."

9:00AM Mon. May 4, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
The Texas Tribune announced today (Friday, May 1) that the 2020 edition of its annual Texas Tribune Festival – which has become a top-tier destination for politicos and thought leaders, especially in election years – will not take over the streets of Downtown this September.

11:32AM Fri. May 1, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Activists Call for Firing of APD Leadership in Wake of Officer Involved Shooting
A coalition of grassroots groups has called on city leaders to fire Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, his Chief of Staff Troy Gay, and Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano.

4:15PM Mon. Apr. 27, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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