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Why Venues Are Struggling to Stay Open in the Live Music Capital of the World
As Hot Summer Nights descends, Austin’s live music epicenter campaigns for city support
"...east and west – and its recognition, having received state cultural district certification by the Texas Commission on the..."

July 12, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

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"...APD Top Brass Decline Chief Job: None of the..."

June 21, 2024 News Feature

Community Organizer Doug Greco Challenges Kirk Watson
Mayor’s race shaping up to be Watson vs. three other liberals
"...incentive deals. Under Greco’s leadership, CTI helped kill the state program that companies used to rely on for incentive..."

June 21, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Amid Budget Crisis, Austin ISD Leaders Push Vaguely to “Rethink How We Work”
Sense of doom as no one solution will be enough
"...of these and other doubts, the district and its employees continue to push for a VATRE. During the public..."

June 14, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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"...Capitalism Capitalizing in Austin: Please forget about your salary..."

June 14, 2024 News Feature

Point Austin: The Abbott and GOP Project Is an Exercise in Brute Political Cynicism
What’s at stake in Texas
"...Chronicle News Editor Michael King wrote about city and state politics from a progressive perspective in his weekly column,..."

June 12, 2024 News Post by Michael King

County Mental Health Provider Union Says Bosses Should Explain Firing Decisions
They’re demanding new policies around dismissals
"...Like most employees in Texas, those who work at Integral Care do..."

May 30, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...2017, and right now the party only has five employees...."

May 31, 2024 News Feature

How Much Will Rent Increase if Voters Approve Austin ISD Property Tax Boost?
Most renters can expect less than $35 change in monthly rent
"...$160 million in additional revenue. However, because of the state’s complicated school funding laws, only about $40 million of..."

May 31, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Texas’ Maternal Mortality Committee Loses Advocate, Adds Anti-Abortion Doctor
As committee expands, former advocate role is eliminated
"...the county with the lowest life expectancy in the state, she’s seen other pregnancy complications unfold firsthand...."

May 22, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

UT Professor Rich Heyman Fired After Arrest at Pro-Palestine Protest
University groups see his firing as intimidation tactic
"...region representative for the UT chapter of the Texas State Employees Union. “This is an escalation of right-wing attacks..."

May 17, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Having a Plan for When Shit Hits the Fan: A Journey in Prepping
What disaster preparedness experts have to say about best-laid plans for worst-case scenarios
"...of the people instrumental in its addition into the state’s tax code in 2015 was Paul T. Martin. He’s..."

April 26, 2024 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

SCOTUS Blocked Shackles in Court. What About Jail Cell Hearings in Austin?
Bail hearings in confinement are common in Travis County
"...“magistration,” don’t look the same nationwide and, in many states, they happen in courtrooms. But in Travis County, some..."

April 22, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Tesla Safety Problems: Employees of Elon Musk’s Boring Co., headquartered 30 miles outside..."

April 19, 2024 News Feature

In the Worst Moments of Austinites’ Lives, APD Victim Services Shows Up
Inside one of APD’s most-celebrated divisions
"...mother and stepfather, both Spanish speakers, in an intense state of anguish...."

April 19, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas Has Kicked 1.3M Kids Off Medicaid, Most Often for Incomplete Applications
The state has the rest of April to process another 195,000 pending cases
"...children, then Greg Abbott’s Texas is a massive failure,” state Rep. John Bucy wrote on X Tuesday. “This is..."

April 12, 2024 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...arrest, and President Joe Biden said in a new statement that he will “never give up hope” for the..."

April 5, 2024 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...corruption charges. The attorney general cut a deal with state prosecutors on Monday to resolve the nine-year-old felony fraud..."

March 29, 2024 News Feature

Travis County Aims to Allow Defenders at Bail Hearings
The defunct program has faced a two-year uphill battle
"...Court work session the next day looked at the state of indigent legal defense in the county and brought..."

March 29, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Court of Appeals Sides With SXSW in Insurance Lawsuit
Reverses previous decision in insurance company's favor
"...The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has recently..."

March 26, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

SXSW Panel Explores the Health Care Crisis in a Post-Roe America
Reproductive rights activists talk speaking out
"...her husband decided to take legal action against the state and attorney general with the help of the Center..."

March 9, 2024 SXSW Post by Naina Srivastava

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...More Border “Security”: Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state is building an 80-acre base camp in Eagle Pass..."

Feb. 23, 2024 News Feature

Integral Care Hires New CEO During Precarious Time Financially
Jeff Richardson will replace David Evans
"...2022, Evans and his leadership team resisted efforts by employees to unionize. That resistance failed, the United Workers of..."

Jan. 26, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Debate Over How and Whether to Jail Kids in Austin Is Just Getting Started
Travis County proposes a new facility to hold kids accused of crimes
"...chief after 22 years. Castañeda told us that, by state law, kids as young as 10 years of age..."

Jan. 26, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...end a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by three former employees. This means Paxton and three of his top aides..."

Jan. 19, 2024 News Feature

Some State Prison Cells Are Far Too Cold, Families Report
Texas prison agency denies some claims
"...message board on Saturday, as temperatures plummeted across the state. “He said it is already very cold back there...."

Jan. 17, 2024 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Weather Service started keeping track 126 years ago, the Statesman reported. Austin's average daily temperature was 72.3 degrees, slightly..."

Jan. 5, 2024 News Feature

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ban Starts to Chip Away at UT–Austin
New law bans diversity-conscious hiring practices, training, workshops
"...Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board before they can spend state money each year, the board may have to testify..."

Jan. 5, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Travis County’s Criminal Court Judges Skeptical of APD’s New Plan for Bail Hearings
Judges sent a letter to the city with their concerns
"...All of this work is performed by Travis County employees...."

Dec. 19, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

State Health Care Agency Urging 55-Hour Christmas-Themed Work Weeks
The request is an effort to address Medicaid and SNAP backlogs
"...has obtained an internal email from HHSC leaders urging employees to work even longer and harder – just in..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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