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Dr. Mark Escott Has Been the Friendly Face of the City's Response to COVID-19
"...director for Austin-Travis County EMS (and also for Texas Department of Public Safety and the state's Office of Emergency..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Need to Take a Serious Look at Alternative Forms of Transportation
" an automobile culture. Texas is home to two of the largest oil companies’ headquarters, and auto manufacturers are..."

July 15, 2008 Postmarks

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...shared on Tuesday seems to disprove the prior Texas Department of Public Safety claim that officers delayed storming in..."

June 3, 2022 News Feature

Citizens Should Question Certain Areas of Law
"...Dear Editor, The people of Texas need to begin questioning the presumption of law...."

June 26, 2009 Postmarks

SCOTUS Punts on Fisher vs. UT, Lifts Part of Voting Rights Act
Two major rulings from the Supreme Court
"...rights activists occasionally looked up to absorb the impact of two major rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court. As..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...hanging back. The video release goes against the wishes of the Uvalde County district attorney, who had instructed the..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature

A Tidal Wave of People Batter the Foundations of Austin’s Structural Racism
Thousands took to Downtown and Eastside streets to say, emphatically, that Black Lives Matter
"...In stark contrast to the chaos and bloodshed of prior days of protest, the massive rally and march..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Bill of the Week
House wants to throw some money at border problems
"...passed the House on March 18 on a vote of 131-12, and was referred to the Senate Subcommittee on..."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Amy Kamp

Downballot Details: A Bag of Run-offs
In the downballot races, the GOP has more to consider
"...That remains the primary question for the primary run-off, pushed to midsummer by legal battles over redistricting that..."

July 20, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Ronnie Earle: Prosecutions of Elected Officials
"...1979: Travis Co. Commissioner Bob Honts (Dem): official misconduct and bribery. Pled to a misdemeanor, misapplying county..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature

The Rest of the Races
Anti-Soifer site comes down, Hidalgo Co. turnout goes up, and Williamson Co. (as usual) veers right
" Williamson Co., who – even by the local Republican standards – are deluged with unattractive choices on their..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature

The True Fiscal Note of Voter ID
Bill would supposedly cost state nothing, but now it does
"...has been amended twice thus far, the most important of which was the addition of a provision for voter..."

March 17, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Constable Says Politics Drove Recall of Warrants
Pre-election antics get off to a roaring start
"...County's Precinct 2, break out the checkbook fast. Justice of the Peace Glenn Bass has recalled 13,500 arrest warrants..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Science of Injustice
Capital murder case highlights Texas courts' resistance to physical evidence
"...Jan. 2, 1999, Daniel Raglind was searching a section of the Sam Houston National Forest with his son Todd..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council Members Shine New Light on Fire Department
CMs Alter and Flannigan stoke the flames of AFD negotiations
"...the summer in the spotlight as the city's three public safety unions negotiate their contracts. That's for good reason:..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...for a photo finish. Together, they are the faces of Austin's pre-millennial tension. The city's officially sanctioned New Year's..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled... Firefighting Gear?
Firehouse Subs has a unique plan to save the environment and your house
"...The next time you're visiting one of the greater Austin area's eight Firehouse Subs shops, do..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Food Post by Kenny Pailes

Details on Would-Be Bombing of Women's Clinic
APD delivers details of bomb-squad's call to Austin Women’s Health Center.
"...From the Austin Police Department's Public Information Office: LOCAL AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE EXPLOSIVE..."

April 26, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Discipline of Numbers
The Austin ISD crime and disciplinary statistics give a partial but confusing picture.
"...Protecting the nearly 78,000 kids of AISD is the whole community's job, but on a..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council to Consider Launching New Investigation Into APD Following Allegations of Racism
Multiple reviews and a "sense of urgency"
" launch a new investigation into the Austin Police Department following allegations of racism in its top ranks...."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Learning to Share?
A full week of Proposition 1
"...The Truth of the Matter..."

April 29, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: First, Do No Harm
Council dives in
"...for the novice Council, so they have some idea of some of the issues involved in areas where they..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Eckhardt: The State of the County Is ...
Thursday address slams Lege, props up local entities
"...Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s State of the County address last Thursday evening may well have..."

Feb. 12, 2018 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Hall Hustle: Songs in the Key of Council
Players in proposed music department singing off different pages
"...came some two weeks ago, with the editorial, "Timing off to create music department in Austin," in which the..."

July 10, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
Essential services including public safety, utilities continue
"...City of Austin officials announced Sunday, March 15, that all public..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Quote of the Week: Bob Nicks
Austin Firefighters Association president on the matter of self-policing
"...think it's contrary to reason to think that any department can police themselves when a complaint is turned in..."

April 6, 2018 News Column

The Journey of a Gun
Gun traveled circuitous path to Kevin Brown's hands
" known as "Icy Mike," was calling on behalf of another young man, Austin Ayers. Ayers had told Smith..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Interim Chief Makes Final Cut of Contenders to Lead APD
Chacon chosen alongside candidates from Dallas, Los Angeles
"...Austin's Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon is one of three finalists for..."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

The Cost of Clearing the Rape Kit Backlog
APD agrees to fund SAFE kit testing through pre-existing funds
"...The Austin Police Department further committed to clearing its backlog of sexual assault..."

Sept. 13, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

City of the Dead
Journeying through the graves of Austin's oldest cemetery
" you sweetly from my window in the Tower of Song...."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

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