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The Territory
Inside the war to save the Amazon and its Indigenous peoples
"...the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe and their position as the front-line defense of the various forces seeking to acquire their protected..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

East Austin Doesn’t Get the Same Shade, and Consequences Ripple for Health and Equity
Beating the heat
"...Alexia Leclercq of longtime Eastside environmental justice advocacy group People Organized in Defense of Earth..."

Aug. 12, 2022 News Feature by Hannah Uebele

Tackling Food Waste as a Social Justice Issue at SXSW
Various communities look to “feed the soil and starve the incinerator”
"...United States, to waste food is an act of environmental racism in addition to being a major contributor to..."

March 16, 2022 SXSW Post by Melanie Haupt

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us
"...has shown it to Texans as a conservationist and environmentalist for a long time (offsetting the right-wing tilt of..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

Seven Candidates Vie for the Future of District 4
Special election decides who will complete Greg Casar's term at City Hall
"...• José "Chito" Vela, a immigration and criminal defense attorney, former planning commissioner, and 2018 candidate for the..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
"...to map locally onto the ongoing land use and environmental battles of metro Austin's western edge. He was elected..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Even the Winter Storm Disaster Couldn't Budge the Texas Lege on Climate Change
Maybe when hell freezes over?
"..."We've had to spend a lot of time on defense, because a lot of folks have used the winter..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Unlikely Allies Unite to Beat Up on "Strong Mayor" Plan
Democracy, now?
"...leaders and business owners; nearly all the city's main environmental groups; and nearly all of the current City Council..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...from other Brown Beret chapters and later assembled the environmental justice group People Organized in Defense of the Earth..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Austin Freshmen Survive in Unflipped House as the County Sees a Dem Landslide
The blueberry abides (barely)
"...enjoyed the endorsement of such influential groups as Workers Defense Action Fund, Sierra Club, and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, but..."

Nov. 6, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: We Can’t Let Coronavirus Distract Us From Data Collection and Climate Change
We cannot give companies slack on environmental regulations during the pandemic – and that includes those running energy-gorging data centers
"...climate change. Yet, the EPA has relaxed enforcement of environmental regulations for companies who claim that breaking these rules..."

May 1, 2020 Column by Tracy O’Neill

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races
"...where incumbent Margaret Moore faces aggressive challenges from Workers Defense Project co-director José Garza and attorney Erin Martinson. Moore..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...Mike Siegel www.siegelfortexas.org ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Environmental Democrats, Texas AFL-CIO, UT-Austin University Democrats, Austin Young Democrats,..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

An End to Pot Prosecutions?
Council considers resolution to effectively decriminalize low-level possession
"...Tuesday press conference, Emily Gerrick with the Texas Fair Defense Project explained that the resolution avoids defining a quantifiable..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...manager Mark Yancey (running slightly to Cornyn's left on environmental policy and gun control) and East Texan Dwayne Stovall..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Austin’s Steady Strides Toward Climate Sustainability
How are we doing and how effective can local policies be at mitigating a worldwide crisis?
"...more aggressively than it already has done – in defense of the planet...."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Mike Denton Jumps Into County Attorney Race
As expected, just-retired judge announces campaign for Dem nomination
"...Denton joins criminal defense attorney Dominic Selvera and Assistant County Attorney Laurie Eiserloh..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...have got to go!" chanted around 100 labor, immigrant, environmental, disability, and social justice advocates outside the JW Marriott..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Valinda Bolton Kicks Off
Former state rep says she’ll bring experience to Commissioners Court
"...Bolton was introduced by Robert Jones of the Environmental Defense Fund and Debby Tucker of the National Center..."

May 5, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: Earth Day Redux
Early showers stretch timeline for Earth Day celebrations
"...premises of a critical infrastructure facility." The Big Bend Defense Coalition has put together a digital toolkit on the..."

April 26, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Local Control Now in Chains
State clamps down on cities' right to govern themselves
"...eliminate it altogether. We've seen this before, especially on environmental and energy matters, but this year it seems the..."

April 26, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Sarah Eckhardt's State of the County Address Features Brags and Worries
The state of Travis County is strong, but challenges remain
"...Gerald Daugherty for his fiscal prudence, Brigid Shea for environmental stewardship ("We will not waver in protecting our critters"),..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Five Food-Centric Panels Coming to SXSW
People are hungry for information about policy, sustainability, and curbing a global food catastrophe. And wine.
"...Salon AB Kate Bonzon and Rod Fujita (both of Environmental Defense Fund) join Fiona Lewis (co-owner of the District..."

March 8, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

The Next Austin Bust
Will it be bad? Can we be ready? Or should we not care?
"...economy around the ups and downs of energy prices, defense spending, cross-border trade, and the weather. Central Texas' relative..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Signing On to a Green New Deal
Doggett in defense of concrete steps, not “absolute purity”
"...injustice" aspects of the resolution as acknowledging that the environmental changes that must be made have inevitable economic consequences,..."

March 1, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I’ll be working against issues that will unfairly treat Latinos in the state”
"...first elected in 2002. Last session, he served on Environmental Regulation, Redistricting, and State Affairs; he chairs the House..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...As they've snuffed out housing remedies, rideshare regulations, environmental protections, and other good ideas in the past, GOP..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election
"...Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Firefighters Association PAC, Austin/Travis County EMS Employees..."

Oct. 25, 2018 News Post

Election Ticker: Endorse-a-Rama
You gotta support somebody
"...Firefighters and EMS PACs, Education Austin, and the Workers Defense Action Fund. Democratic groups include the Austin Young Democrats,..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Soccer Sites
Precourt unveils McKalla Plan
"...proposal. Expect traffic analysis, details on community benefits, an environmental assessment, and more on June 1...."

May 18, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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