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Tell It to the Judge
Jimmy Flannigan’s shake-up at the Municipal Court
"...It doesn't get the public attention that the higher courts do, but that doesn't mean it isn't important. Besides..."

April 13, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Deep Divisions in Texas' Powerful Anti-Choice Movement
Battle reflects Lege’s growing extremism
"...that are likely to be struck down by the courts...."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy
Tracking back on a wild election night
"...and public health." JUDICIAL RACES by Chase Hoffberger Criminal Courts..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

331st District Judge: A Matter of Opinion
What's a judge's job?
"...over the 331st District Court, one of nine felony courts in Travis County. He's been on that bench since..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Chronicle Endorsements
Recommendations for the county, state, and country
"...as an associate judge in the Travis County Civil Courts. Each candidate appears fair, progressive, and thoughtful. Martinez Jones..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
February fun in the Year of the Dog
"...Monroe Bullock and his brother Ira opened the Rainbow Courts, one of the first “tourist courts” in Milam County...."

Jan. 31, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: River Trail Cottages, Kerrville
Old-fashioned motor court has new life with modern amenities
"...the cottages opened in 1928 as the Kerrville Motor Courts they were on the eastern edge of Kerrville on..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Federally Sanctioned Sexual Assault?
Civil rights loophole at the heart of court reporter's case
"...confirm that she adheres to the Travis County Criminal Courts Personnel Manual, which the county adopted this June, and..."

Oct. 27, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Round Up the Usual Suspects
Targeting immigrants is only one step in an era of repression
"...that immigrant-bashing abomination still working its way through the courts – that he wants us to report to his..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts
"...Courts have blocked D&E bans in four states (Oklahoma, Kansas,..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Court Rules Texas Congressional Map Discriminates
A federal panel said three districts were mapped to limit minorities
"...case has been up and down in the federal courts for some time, and the 2011 district lines were..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council: No Rest for the Weary
Zoning debates dominate the meeting that nearly never was
"...(several cases); Lenox Oaks/Cactus Rose Mobile Home Park; Bouldin Courts; Plaza Saltillo (several cases); La Mexicana Supermercado; thinkEAST Austin..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Prosecuting Sexual Assault
DOJ grant provides $650,000 to jump-start new sexual assault prosecution unit
"...assault cases currently go through the district's eight local courts, which see all other cases. Like "general practitioners" –..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin Campaign Contribution Limits Upheld
Split decision ends blackout period, “dissolution” requirements
"...the $350 per person contribution limit, Wood said the courts have tended to uphold those limits, and leave to..."

July 21, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Congratulations on the Struggle
The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation
"...the Legislature, and while the appeals worked through the courts over the past three years, more than half of..."

July 1, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Providers Caution Clinics Won't Reopen Soon
Abortion landscape in Texas will take "years" to rebuild post-HB 2
"...they do, it is now crystal clear that the courts – and the public – will forcefully stand in..."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Dan Patrick: Ignore Obama's Transgender Policy
Parents of transgender students speak out against Patrick
"...stop talking about transgender bathroom access and let the courts sift through the law. It's time now for the..."

May 31, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Learning From Our Mistakes
Free, but not exonerated, Fran and Dan Keller are the victims of a continuing injustice
"...who successfully represented them before the lower and appeals courts and finally persuaded the judicial system to grudgingly, incompletely..."

March 11, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case This Week
HB 2 oral arguments start Wednesday
"...after nearly three years of bouncing around the lower courts since the bill’s inception in 2013. As it stands,..."

March 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council: Not Just STRs
Restore Rundberg, nondiscrimination also on the menu
"...Ora Houston, initiating historic zoning for East Austin's Rosewood Courts, and supporting their nomination and inclusion in the National..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Greg Abbott, Founding Father
Texas governor wants to rewrite U.S. Constitution
"...been blocked, time and time again, by the federal courts. His new constitutional convention proposal is a classic example..."

Jan. 11, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Houston Prop 1 FAIL
In the wake of HERO's overturn, Houston's vulnerable left vulnerable
"...circumstances have immediate or easy access to recourse. Federal Courts are already inundated with civil suits, leading to long..."

Nov. 4, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

News Roundup: TCAD Denies Rent Too Damn High
And where are all the voters?
"...County bond proposition, for a new Civil and Family Courts Complex. (See "Point Austin: A Community Obligation".) – Michael..."

Nov. 2, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

99 Homes
Orlando real-estate drama is a microcosm of the U.S. financial crisis
"...with the aid of the local sheriffs and backlogged courts, flips the properties for profit after his wrecking crew..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

News Roundup: Butterflies, Buffoons, & Bastrop
Debacles over courthouses and task forces
"...their 11th-hour proposal to move the Civil & Family Courts Complex project out of Downtown and into the "Eastern..."

Sept. 28, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

School Finance Before the Texas Supreme Court
The State Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling before the end of the year
"...this is a legislative issue, not one for the courts, and that other state courts have gotten out of..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance on Trial
Hearing only expected to last a short two and a half hours
"...could be a repetition of the last time the courts tackled school funding: Back in 2006, the Supremes only..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Breaking the Chains
Slavery may be illegal, but it's not eradicated
"...starting on a countywide level with the Travis County courts. Project Phoenix..."

June 19, 2015 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Lineup Astounds
Wu-Tang Clan, Jane’s Addiction, D’Angelo, and Venom top the list
"...Skinny Puppy, metalcore mainstays Converge, New York rockers Parquet Courts, veteran punk supergroup Off!, garage blues upstart Benjamin Booker,..."

May 28, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Education Session
The Lege takes another run at patching school finance
"...more than a decade. Rather than wait for the courts to force his hand, Aycock took the initiative, and..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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