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Early Voting Locations and Voter ID Info
Find your nearest polling location and know what to bring with you
"...are EARLY voting locations. You can find a list of ELECTION DAY polling locations at the Travis County Clerk..."

Oct. 14, 2019 News Post

Aftermath: Troopers Bust Protesters
In the heat of the abortion protests, some say the DPS used excessive force
" Senate debate on House Bill 2 Friday night, Department of Public Safety troopers arrested 12 protesters and injured..."

July 19, 2013 News Feature by Amy Gentry

Life in Prison for Hemp
José Peña brought some roadside weeds home from Kansas. Cops decided it was reefer, and a Texas court sentenced him to life in prison – without the evidence. It took a decade for Peña to get back some of the pieces of his life.
" he drove south toward Houston on the morning of Sept. 27, 1998. Following a quick trip north to..."

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

David Whitley Back in Abbott’s Office With Promotion, Raise
Disgraced former secretary of state keeps failing upward
"...Speaking of which: Disgraced former Secretary of State David Whitley, fall..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List
Three lawsuits later, Texas secretary of state basically says "whoops"
"...In a letter to lawmakers, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley – facing major blowback after inaccurately..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Chair Cuts Off Questions, Passes HB 2
More than 1,000 voices left unheard
"...Bill 2, the sweeping abortion regulations bill, passed out of the House State Affairs Committee shortly after midnight on..."

July 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Sunset Shuffle
Legislature moves the massive Health and Human Services review back two years
"...With only a few hours left of the 81st Legislature, lawmakers are already filling their calendars..."

May 31, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Council to Vote on TNC Ordinance
Ride-for-hire companies face regulation
"...Here we are at the end of our road. On Thursday, Dec. 17, City Council will..."

Dec. 14, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

"Not the Finest Moment for the DPS"
Investigator blames inadequate and poorly trained security staffing, malfunctioning equipment for security breach
"...the days leading up to June 8’s disastrous firebombing of the historic residence was understaffed and undertrained, and electronic..."

June 19, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Oh, To Be a Constable
10 candidates compete for four open constable seats
"...Pity the poor constables of Travis County. Every four years they have to mount..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Abbott Orders Texas Prosecutors to Enforce Marijuana Laws
Travis County D.A. says dismissals will continue
"...UPDATED: Today the office of Gov. Greg Abbott sent out a missive to..."

July 18, 2019 News Post by Kevin Curtin

APD's DNA Lab Shutters
Department must change its operating procedures
"...The Austin Police Department will operate without the use of its own DNA..."

June 17, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APD Officer With Ties to Samantha Dean Fired, Currently AWOL
VonTrey Clark believed to be in Indonesia
"...The Austin police officer placed on administrative leave for his connection to 29-year-old..."

July 23, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Naked City
Texas' finest combat the glo-stick menace
" just might be an illegal-drug-taking Raver. "A pattern of this behavior or ownership of several of these items..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...When newly appointed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley (until recently a top aide to..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

UPDATED: The Latest From West
Texas D.P.S. confirms fourteen deaths
"...explosion in West, Texas continues on Friday morning with officials from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, the federal A.T.F.,..."

April 19, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Reefer Roundup: 6/17/11
Your drug war news, all in one place
"...mail, a shoot-out on the border, and the death of a Marine in Tucson...."

June 17, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

UPDATE 6: Shots Fired on Capitol Grounds
Fausto Cardenas charged with deadly conduct
"...UPDATE 6: The Austin Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety have confirmed the..."

Jan. 21, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
"...The town of Eldorado, Texas, seat of Schleicher County, flanks State Highway..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

If You're White, It's All Right
The colors of justice in Williamson County
"...In 2003, Williamson County Sheriff's Office investigators made a series of significant felony drug busts...."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Believing the Children
In 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution
"...It was the second day of what would be a six-day trial of Keller and..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Who Killed Stacey Stites?
A re-examination of a Bastrop murder case leaves many unanswered questions.
"...In May of 1998, a Bastrop County jury convicted Bastrop resident Rodney..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Some Florida voters disqualified as ex-felons by misused Texas Department of Public Safety information
"...his campaign. Bush's affirmative response suggested the usual run of Web sites, Web fundraisers, and online campaign souvenirs. But..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Austin at Large: The Big Fat Blue Lying Line
Nothing about Uvalde should surprise us in Austin about the credibility of police
"...years ago, the last weekend in May saw one of the worst mass shootings in Austin history – perpetrated..."

June 3, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Rape Kit Backlog Reaches Zero
Kits have been sent out for testing, but the wait continues
"...The Austin Police Department’s notorious rape kit backlog is no more. Dana Kadavy,..."

April 9, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Advocates Ask Council to Solve Rape Kit Backlog
APD’s DNA lab closure puts 1,300 kits on hold indefinitely
"...on City Council to immediately prioritize the Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog in light of the DNA lab..."

July 29, 2016 News Post by Annamarya Scaccia

Sex, Lies, and Kyle PD
KPD chief placed on leave after love triangle gets complicated
"...News last Wednesday, May 6, that Kyle Police Department Chief Jeff Barnett had been placed on administrative leave..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APD Infiltrates Occupy: How Many Officers Does it Take to 'Protect' Free Speech?
Lawyer says up to six APD officers involved in watching OA
"...It was the arrest of six members of Occupy Austin during a Houston demonstration..."

Feb. 23, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 2/11/11
Your roundup of drug war news
"...This week we've got news of a big APD bust, human handlers affecting the work..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Work Matters
A look back at some of our most impactful reporting
"...elections, etc.), even as we never really let go of our leftist leanings. For most of these decades we've..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Features Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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