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Richard Overton Gets a Heartfelt Send-off
Austin's oldest man, America's oldest World War II vet laid to rest at Texas State Cemetery

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Coverage: Take Me to Your Run-Off
The next month in Council races
"...outgoing CM Ora Houston as well as the Austin NAACP, in favor of two urbanist-leaning candidates, is no mistake...."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election
"...public vote on any comprehensive code rewrite YES: Austin NAACP, Austin Neighborhoods Council, La Raza Roundtable, PODER, Save Our..."

Oct. 25, 2018 News Post

Election Ticker: Travis Turning Out
Voter registration deadlines come and gone
"...Spigner's background and upbringing. Vincent Harding supporter and Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder told us he believes Spigner's problem..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Police Oversight: Starting From Scratch
Farah Muscadin’s work in progress
"...Nelson Linder: NAACP..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Ken Paxton Seeks to Remove Eight of Austin’s Planning Commissioners
Lawsuit will target volunteer appointees in violation of City Charter
"...Community Not Commodity and the Austin chapter of the NAACP had already filed paperwork in the fall with both..."

July 3, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Primed for Some Literary Vibranium?
Readers say, "Austin African American Book Festival forever!"
" mentioned. Victoria Christopher Murray will read from her NAACP Image Award-winning novel Stand Your Ground. A session celebrating..."

June 22, 2018 Books Post by Robert Faires

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...the endorsements of a number of influential locals including NAACP President Nelson Linder, Volma Over­ton Jr., and former state..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Representation Matters

May 9, 2018 Postmarks

Public Notice: CodeNextYear?
Reports, editorial, public all say CodeNOT
"...Network, Go! Austin/¡Vamos! Austin, Interfaith Action of Central Texas, NAACP, La Raza Round­table, Restore Rundberg, and others, and: "Surprising..."

May 4, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT: Take Four?
When is an addendum really a new draft?
", April 26, after Community Not Commodity and the NAACP have argued that the commission's current makeup is illegal..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Sympathetic Coverage for Austin Bomber Mark Conditt
National outlets muddy moral picture
"...said Nelson Linder, president of Austin's chapter of the NAACP. "It's sad and embarrassing how a young man can..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

“A Bitter Pill”
APD begins life under Chapter 143
"...Demonstrating that in real time, NAACP President Nelson Linder sat for two interviews with local..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Epic of Dawnna Dukes
And what a year it's been
"...endorsements for Cole from U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and NAACP chair Nelson Linder, while Vela recently won the vital..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"...Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder has come out in favor of..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Feature

Your Weekend in Film
More than mere faces in the crowd
" it does on just one of the young NAACP lawyer’s early cases, instead of following the entirety of..."

Oct. 12, 2017 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

Texas' Big, Bad Week for Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering
Within two days, courts reject second election map, voter ID bill
"...ruling, the judge confirms what the plaintiffs (including the NAACP and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Congressional Districts to Get Re-Mapped
Judge rules Doggett and Farenthold’s districts unconstitutional
"...not a complete success for the plaintiffs. Both the NAACP of Texas and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus had..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: CodeNEXT Version 1.1?
" up, a panel of policy experts from the NAACP, Center for Public Policy Priorities, Children's Defense Fund, and..."

May 12, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Court: Texas House Districts Unlawful, Unconstitutional
Panel of judges rules 2-1 against drawing of 2011 maps
"...The suit was brought by groups including the NAACP, the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, and the Texas Latino Redistricting..."

April 20, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Desperately Seeking City Manager
Council to create a City Manager Search Advisory Task Force on Thursday
"...Laura Huffman, longtime city advocate and activist Saundra Kirk, NAACP attorney Gary Bledsoe, local search maven Jan Lehman …..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: A Victory for Travis
Court decision on districts raises possibility for fairer politics
"...the plaintiffs (primarily minority rights organizations MALDEF and the NAACP) that they might win on the merits, while it's..."

March 17, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Council Proposes “Austin Affordability Action Plan”
Looking for ways to balance the budget
"...and builders associations) that also includes surprising bedfellows the NAACP, Goodwill, and One Voice Central Texas (the broad coalition..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Your Guide to the Weekend Resistance
A breakdown of inauguration weekend counterprotests
"...organizations include Austin Justice Coalition, Fight for 15 Texas, NAACP Austin, Equality Texas, and Planned Parenthood. Communities of Color..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
"...Other grassroots organizations – Texas Farmworkers, La Raza Unida, NAACP, LULAC – were gathering broader public pressure. "The local..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Cece Winans, Reluctant Star
Gospel great tapes for PBS on the Sabbath
"...AC: You’ve received Grammys, Stellar Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and have been in the industry for..."

Nov. 19, 2016 Music Post by Alejandra Ramirez

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
Young Conservatives get national headlines, local contempt
"...with historical precedent: one following the line of revered NAACP president Walter Francis White that intervention is necessary to..."

Oct. 27, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rundberg Rising
How do you keep improving a neighborhood after $1 million in grant money runs out?
"...down to one reason: the presence of a strong NAACP branch east of I-35. "They were better organized, and..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Gone Soft
Has the Luv Doc gone soft?
"...Billy Jeff gave a rousing speech, but his warm-up..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

County Commissioner: A Question of Viability
Newly minted Green Party co-chair aims to shake up Commissioners Court
"...servant, extensive advocacy work for Texas' chapter of the NAACP, and commitment to education. Travis County Green Party Co-chair..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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