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Travis County Catches a Judicial Break
Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court
"...happened to match the pressing needs of the Travis County justice system. This morning, the transfer was completed...."

Dec. 29, 2016 News Post by Michael King

County Court Tightens Up Mass Gatherings
Stricter regulations hit Travis County’s outdoor music events
"...The County Commissioners Court voted in support of new statutes to..."

Aug. 11, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Travis County D.A. and Her First Assistant
The two are accused of attempting to silence a sexual assault survivor
"...Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore, along with her first assistant..."

Sept. 11, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Travis County District Attorney's Office Under Fire in New Court Filing
First Assistant D.A. accused of “possible defamation”
"...Montford, the First Assistant District Attorney at the Travis County D.A. office, has been accused of “possible defamation” in..."

March 4, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Bobby Lee Carter and the Hand of God
When Miss Lena came home from visiting her sister in Jackson and found out Bobby Lee Carter had hanged a man from her sycamore tree, she left the breakfast dishes unwashed in the sink for the first time in her life.
"...visiting her sister in Jackson and found out Bobby Lee Carter had hanged a man from her sycamore tree,..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Susan Schorn

Survivors Hit Back at City, County in Court
Plaintiffs hit back at motions to dismiss in sexual assault class-action suit
"...on Monday to the city of Austin and Travis County's separate motions to dismiss. In short, the plaintiffs have..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Confusion, Concerns Surround Response to County’s Dangerous Dogs
A partnership problem, or not?
"...toward the end of a daylong meeting of Travis County Commissioners, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt voiced concerns suggesting that..."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Travis County Settles With Sexual Assault Survivors
$580,000 settlement reached in three-year legal battle over handling of sexual assault cases
"...After a three-year legal battle, Travis County has settled federal and state lawsuits brought against the..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Question of Compassion for Travis County's Family Violence Court
A woman alleged rape. The man she accused went free. Should his attorney run our court?
"...– now seeking election as the judge of Travis County's family violence court – tried to circumvent state rape..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Judge Lee Yeakel Dismisses April Balcombe’s Harassment Suit
Title VII’s personal staff exemption prevents court reporter from continuing legal effort
"...Federal Judge Lee Yeakel on Oct. 31 dismissed April Bal­combe's lawsuit against..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Taking Stock of Dollars in County Races
Money pours into judge race
"...raft of candidates running for seats on the Travis County Commissioners Court. The new reports, covering the last six..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...Lee Leffingwell: Well, I think first and foremost has to..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County District Attorney Moore and Her First Assistant Sued
Sexual assault survivor alleges the D.A.'s Office lied to undermine her
"...Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore, along with her first assistant..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...In a normal political year, incumbent Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore would be able to run..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Get It All Over Ya: County Line on the Hill Celebrates 30 Years
"...In Austin, there's no doubt that the two County Line restaurants – County Line on the Hill and..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Food Feature by MM Pack

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break
Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court
"...happened to match the pressing needs of the Travis County justice system. Last Thursday, Dec. 29, the transfer was..."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Springsteen Sues for Innocence – in Bexar County
Freed inmate takes his case to a friendlier venue
"...Robert Springsteen has filed a civil case in Bexar County district court, asking that a judge make a finding..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The County Ballot
"...D.A.'s and Sheriff's races, these other offices in the county are also on the ballot (* indicates incumbent):..."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature

From Baghdad to Bosque County
Democrat Dan Grant running for new Congressional District 25
"...support from many local heavy hitter politicians, including Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Travis County state reps. Donna Howard, Mark..."

Oct. 20, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Travis County Law [Video]
Sheriff explains cite and release to Austin Interfaith
"...Case in point: Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton explained exactly what the state's new..."

Aug. 11, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Travis County Constable Candidates
"...Pct. 1: Luke Mercer, Michael Carter, Flynn Lee..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature

Coal Hard Cash
Alcoa has applied for a mining application in Elgin, near Austin.
"...On a sunny afternoon in 1987, Lee County rancher L.C. Hobbs drove out to check on..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature

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..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...Neighbors for Neighbors, comprising several hundred households in the Lee and Bastrop County area, east and northeast of Austin,..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

God's Own Country
Love and lambing on the cruel, cold hills of England
"...Directed by: Francis Lee. Starring: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones and Ian..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
An eco-conscious Elgin resident answers his mayor's demand to "show me the money."
"...involvement" -- Alcoa Corp. has been spreading money around Lee and Bastrop Counties while lobbying local governments to endorse..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Confounded Constable
County Judge Sam Biscoe Wins a Bureaucratic & Political Battle With Constable Bruce Elfant.
"...The routine business of a county constable's office can be as dull as cobwebs...."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

A Mutual Respect
Russell Lee's documentary photographs of the Great Depression helped fashion our collective visual memory of that era, but his greatest achievement may have been the trust he engendered in his subjects.
"...I wish I had known Russell Lee in the Sixties, when he taught photography at the..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

KXAN's Aluminum Siding
KXAN does publicity work for Alcoa, disguised as news reporting.
"...signed off, with "So far, hundreds of residents [in Lee and Bastrop Counties] oppose the [mining] project." Otherwise, the..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Sexual Assault and the City
District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the class action suit filed by rape survivors against the city
"...District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear oral arguments over whether to dismiss..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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