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Austin Elders: Meet Guitarist and Defense Attorney Bobby Earl Smith
From professional musician to professional defender of musicians
"...Earl to our state capital while he attended law school at the University of Texas. In ’47, after Earl..."

May 24, 2024 News Feature by Oscar Rodriguez

"My Energy, How I Move": Blakchyl's Evolving Hip-Hop Embodies Austin's Eastside
The 78702 rapper on exploring beyond her comfort zone
"...negatively on the scene she's contributed to since attending Reagan High School. Outright laughter briefly ensues before I can..."

July 14, 2023 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Cha'keeta B Goes From Running Track to Running Tracks
Multifaceted rapper/entrepreneur looks to take names
"...accounts, the Eastside-raised emcee holds a place within the higher tiers of Austin hip-hop despite not releasing an official..."

Sept. 16, 2022 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Austin at Large: We Knew This Was Trouble
Institutional Democrats fail their parenting tests at the dawn of the Dobbs era
"...grew up an hour outside Los Angeles in the Reagan era, so I don't know how this went in..."

July 1, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Review: Gilbert & Sullivan Austin’s The McAdo
Spry rewrite of the classic operetta swaps kimonos for kilts
"...Rose Davis (costume) brilliantly transport the plot to the highlands of Scotland, where the population is just about as..."

June 17, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

After a Difficult Year at AISD, 2,100 Staffers Are Leaving
Resignations are higher than ever
"...On May 31, Austin ISD's last day of school, band director Ryan Thomas left Ridgetop Elementary for the..."

June 10, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Former Statesman Reporter Announces Bid for AISD Board
Roxanne Evans would replace LaTisha Anderson on the board
"...It includes three vertical teams anchored by early college high schools: Northeast (formerly Reagan), LBJ, and Eastside Memorial. It..."

June 10, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
"...cover his UT education. He worked his way through school, mostly as the supervisor and then the actual municipal..."

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

“No Willie, Waylon, or the Armadillo in 1977!!!” The Punk Beast Begins to Stir in Austin
A nascent scene takes shape in chapter three of the "Austin Punk Chronicles"
"...act, mate!") Radio Birdman and the Saints played similar high-speed Stooge-rock from opposite ends of the Australian continent...."

Dec. 24, 2021 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Live and Recorded Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Black Pistol Fire, BLXPLTN, Jazz for a cause, and more
"...single "Hope in Hell" now stands as the group's highest charting track, hitting the top spot on Canada's "Alternative..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

21 Austin Rappers to Know in ’21
A hard-cut list of MCs proving the local hip-hop scene’s legitimacy
"...wheel. A proficient poet of spoken word, the McCallum High alum uses unorthodox technique to strike down everything wrong..."

June 25, 2021 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...she's tried to stop the closure of the area's schools with Save East Austin Schools PAC, struggled to preserve..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...onto screens nationally, and the directionless children of the Reagan-Bush era finally saw themselves in a movie: hanging out,..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

In Memoriam: Glenna Goodacre
Sculptor of Austin's beloved Philosophers' Rock has died
"...Rock came her seven-and-a-half foot bronze of President Ronald Reagan unveiled at the Reagan Presidential Library in California in..."

April 21, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

AISD Delays Plans to Close Eight Schools
Advocates push to save Pease, Brooke
"...Eight of the school campuses initially identified for closure and consolidation under Austin..."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
" early June, as part of the Austin Indepen­dent School District's "School Changes" process, parents turned out in force..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Music Yearbook: Can You Name These Musicians?
"...We get it. The endless stream of back-to-school pictures on social media drained our collective give-a-shit. So..."

Aug. 29, 2019 Photo Gallery

Veronica Mars, All Grown Up at the ATX Television Fest
Series creator Rob Thomas explains why the cult show has to change
"...many years (he was teaching journalism at John H. Reagan High School when he came up with the original..."

June 7, 2019 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

Faster Than Sound: What Sparked Joy at SXSW Music
Marie Kondo-ing my Festival experience, with scooters and shooters in the giveaway pile
"...experience. Meanwhile, local merchants suspect the misalignment of local schools' spring break contributed to lower attendance overall...."

March 22, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Nancy Pelosi Touts Voting Rights in Eastside Swing
U.S. House speaker stops in Austin to promote new anti-corruption legislation
" shirking requirements to engage new potential voters (e.g., high school students). Doggett also offered Justin Nelson, the recent..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

AISD Moves Forward on Three Lingering Issues
School board’s busy, busy night
"...8-1 vote, trustees also agreed to rename John H. Reagan Early College High School to Northeast ECHS. D1 Trustee..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Closeout!
Zucker Report finally put to bed? Eh, sorta.
"...AISD budget town halls: The school district is holding meetings this week for the public..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

More Community Feedback on Renaming Reagan High
Northeast Austin school will drop all connections to Confederate postmaster general
"...The battle over renaming John H. Reagan Early College High School continues to drag on, but..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Budget Cuts, Name Changes at AISD
Union urges wait-and-see stance on funding at board meeting
"...those reductions, especially a proposed increase in the secondary school student-teacher ratio...."

Dec. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names
A school by any other name ...
"...Nine months after the Austin Indepen­dent School District board voted to change the names of five..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice Light
Planning for the weekend
"...The 13th annual HopeFest, "Austin's largest school-based family resource fair," is this Saturday, Oct. 27, 9:30am-3pm..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Allan, Fulmore No More
School district's effort to rename Confederate schools continues
"...Monday night. A task force determined that Fulmore Middle School should be renamed for Sarah Beth Lively, who taught..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD: Back to Basics
A vision for the district, and renaming Confederate schools
"...should be the top priority for the Austin Independent School District, its board of trustees agreed on Monday at..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Letter From Guest Editor Ethan Hawke
Blaze director on why it’s time for us all to act like grownups and demand integrity from our elected officials
"...corrupt Hillary Clinton had become. I was reminded of high school friends who hated our sanctimonious school principal so..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Ethan Hawke

Beto O'Rourke and Ethan Hawke in Conversation
Two Texans discuss politics, fear, and the power of Willie Nelson to bring us back together
" 18-year-old woman who graduated from the all-black Douglass High School in El Paso in '54 and tried to..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Ethan Hawke

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