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Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet
"...Fame's neglect notwithstanding, Douglas Wayne Sahm is music history, Texas and otherwise. Rock & roll hippie, country outlaw, R&B..."

April 15, 2005 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Buttercup
Record review
"...Hot Love, is the mood swing of a Central Texas heat wave: patient, longing, bouncy. The San Antonio quartet..."

June 9, 2006 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

The Watters
"...throwback rock guitar pull ("Only the Lonely" vs. "Johnny Appleseed," respectively). The light, Turtles-esque piano pop bounce of "Strangest..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Buttercup, Pink Nasty, Darling New Neighbors
Live shot
"...songs about being easy, and chopping the crisp "Johnny Appleseed" from latest Hot Love. It was a hot night...."

July 21, 2006 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Justice Advocates React to Felony Bond Order
Advocates say order “needs improvement to maximize impact”
"...the felony District Court Judges earlier this week. The Texas Fair Defense Project, Texas Appleseed, Austin Justice Coalition, and..."

March 26, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
In Texas Courtrooms, a Fair Legal Defense is Often an Empty Promise
"...promised. She mentioned doubling the court's grant to the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, and looking into a state..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Changing Directions
Community-based programs aim to redirect the 'school-to-prison pipeline'
"...During the 2012-13 school year, the student population in Texas was 5,205,659, and 2,066,249 discipline reports were filed –..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Dagny Zenovia

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of as many as 100 death penalty cases. See Texas Death Cases on Trial..."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children
Some Texas communities turn their backs as young refugees seek protection
"...bubble there are grim reminders that we're still in Texas, where the GOP leadership is feeding fears about what..."

July 25, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Capitol Chronicle
An Update on Work in Progress at the Lege
"...For the Texas Lege, this has been a session of many regrets...."

April 27, 2001 News Column by Michael King

AISD Hears Loud and Clear: No Cops in Schools
Austinites call for schools to defund its police, too
"...is in-house, as are those of some other Central Texas districts that have cut ties with their cities' local..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Aaricka Washington

Signs of Trouble and of Hope at Mendez Middle School
In-district charter seeks to turn around a campus’ longtime struggles
"...the Austin Independent School District – led by the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) coalition. Along with..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Report Critiques COVID-19 Response in Local Jails
Study reveals "a messy patchwork" of approaches to pandemic
"...study titled "Infected With Fear: The Coronavirus in Central Texas Jails." The report critiques the responses of jail administrators..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Travis County Plans New Women's Jail
Del Valle's new digs
"...communities of color. These included Lone Star Justice Alliance, Texas Advocates for Justice, Texas Appleseed, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition,..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Austin Justice Coalition's "Breathe: The Fight Continues" Rally & Vigil at Huston-Tillotson University
"...Cynthia Simons of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition speaks during Austin Justice Coalition's "Breathe:..."

April 23, 2021 Photo Gallery

A Month After Mike Ramos Died, Some Hesitant Steps Toward Accountability
Justice comes slowly
"...been a priority for most D.A.'s offices, especially in Texas, and even in a city like Austin that bills..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Stalling FEMA
Attorneys file class-action lawsuit in Houston to derail FEMA from cutting tens of thousands of low-income hurricane evacuees off from federal rent and utility assistance
"...attorneys with Caddell & Chapman, public interest law center Texas Appleseed, the Public Interest Law Project in Oakland, Calif.,..."

May 26, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Don’t Book ’em, Danno: DPS Backs Off on Pot Busts
State troopers take cite-and-release stance amid continued hemp-law fallout
"...Texas marijuana users who are caught with under a quarter..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...Texas county jails house people who have been charged with..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

It's a Wrap!
A Legislative Wrap-Up on the 77th Session
"...was attempted by Rep. Ron Wilson for the West Texas nuclear waste dump. The dump had apparently died an..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Progressive Responses to Evictions, Truancy Define Justice of the Peace Contests
Power to the People in the "People's Court"
"...career that included work as a litigator at the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission and service as a Municipal Court..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

"Strong-Mayor" Proposal Divides Austin's Progressives
Power to the people?
"...deplore, the fact that bureaucratic civil service protections in Texas state law make it impossible to simply fire the..."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Naked City
"...Mayor Gus Garcia joined with former Mayor Bruce Todd, Texas Appleseed Executive Director Annette LoVoi, state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos,..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Tales From Early Voting and More Before the July 14 Election
Last-minute jostling before election day
"...Annie's List, devoted to helping elect progressive women in Texas – has not issued an endorsement for D.A. Four..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Reshape Austin's Budget: Just Liberty, Austin Justice Coalition, Texas Appleseed, and Texas Fair Defense Project have launched a..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature

Council Hears Emotional Pleas for Change in Austin Police Leadership at Emergency Hearings
CMs join community in denouncing police violence at protests
"...took action after prosecutors in Travis County and across Texas announced they would no longer prosecute most possession cases,..."

June 5, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Takes Action on Municipal Court Reform
City has 90 days to evaluate how it handles indigent defendants
"...to pay their fines, but current language in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure stipulates two instances in which..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Between the Pages, Out Youth, the Safe Alliance, and Texas Appleseed. All three performers, Whitmore (7:30), Soo (8:00), and..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

A Process for the Indigent
No more “locked up for being poor”?
"...Mary Schmid Mergler of the Criminal Justice Project at Texas Appleseed hopes the new language helps shift Austin's sluggish..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Endorsements
"...the center of major public initiatives like Envision Central Texas, the Mueller redevelopment, and the current work on affordable..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

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