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For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars
"...warned for weeks that it was only a matter of time before the coronavirus pandemic became a crisis in..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...and enough radiant heat to make last month's filming of local action auteur Robert Rodri­guez's hyperviolent Machete both look..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Numbers show decline in clients served
"...Data from the Department of State Health Services shows that from December 2011 through..."

Oct. 17, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
Study: Lege's family planning cuts led to an increase in abortion
"...With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of..."

July 12, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Latino Groups Sue Texas Democratic Party
Suit charges that Dems' dual primary/caucus system discriminates against Hispanics
"...Eight plaintiffs, including the Texas branch of the League of United Latin American Citizens..."

May 10, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Destruction of Texas Health Care
The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women
"...Carole Belver, executive director of Community Action Inc. of Central Texas, spent Tues­day, Jan...."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Local Advocates Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas
A handful of Texas counties continue to resist SCOTUS
"...While progressive counties like Travis were “overjoyed” to issue marriage licenses to..."

July 8, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
Dems run en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...A strange sensation – hope – pervades the Texas Democratic Party this year and has resulted in something..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Return of the Titty Tax
New 'nudity' tax could include not just strip clubs but cabarets, bars, fashion shows, and even mainstream theatres
"...its Legislature sponsors say is just supposed to affect Texas strip joints, could in fact sweep up cabarets, bars,..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Staff Reports on Risks of Natural Gas Pipeline Through Edwards Aquifer
Council hears from Environmental Officer on Permian Highway Pipeline
"...On Aug. 28, the city’s Environmental Officer Christopher Herrington provided a memorandum to City Council regarding..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...a lake, with boats, and lily ponds, and lots of trees, and of course roses, and gravel paths to..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

News Roundup: Counties, Communities, Council
Municipal politics matter!
"...the ballot, and it probably won't matter; a neighborhood association urges developers to build urban density; 'single-member districts' come..."

Jan. 18, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Progressive Responses to Evictions, Truancy Define Justice of the Peace Contests
Power to the People in the "People's Court"
"...Often described as the "people's court," the chambers of our..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas' Rickety Health Care System Heads for a Fiscal Cliff
As D.C. dollars dry up, millions of uninsured Texans see no signs of improvement
"...Everything's bigger in Texas – except for the system that's supposed to provide..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...The Texas State Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...The Texas State Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Dr Pepper, Texas
What makes the Dr Pepper in Dublin, Texas, so much better than that made anywhere else?
"...Band. When the band found out that a U.S. soft drink company had rights to the name, they changed..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Features Feature by David Lynch

The Laws of the Land
Hatfield and McCoy Drama Unfolds Over Aquifer
"...Bill Couch, manager of Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, is try to fend..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Planning a Compact City in the Midst of Urban Sprawl
"...major battles in transportation planning: trying to halt construction of freeways that pave the way for urban sprawl, and..."

Dec. 22, 1995 News Feature

Texas State Board of Education
"...to choose between a Fulbright scholarship recipient and English professor, or a man who once compared advocates of evolution..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Four of Six: 3rd Court of Appeals
This year, four of the court's six seats are contested
"...Although Texas' appellate judicial races earn little voter scrutiny, what happens..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Clash of La Clica
"...for county commissioner in Precinct 4 is a matter of style. His style versus that of the incumbent, Margaret..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by James Garcia

RECA Gets a Splash of Cold Water
LCRA proposes aggressive conservation measures for these drought-ridden times
"...comes to water use, warned Tom Mason, general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, at a Real Estate..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Top 25 Austin Breweries of 2021
Our annual list of Central Texas’ top beers returns
"...eat the nails. Then wash ’em down with one of Austin’s magnificent lagers being brewed right here in the..."

Oct. 12, 2021 Food Post by Eric Puga

The Bloodthirsty Killers of Circle C
Victims take flight! ... Officials shrug! ... Stealthy predators stalk the suburban streets!
"...Circle C, a gentle curve lined with tall homes of limestone and brick. The garage doors are all neatly..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Shea Supports Brees for Place 5 on 3rd Court of Appeals
"...Dear Editor, I was surprised by your lack of endorsement in Mina Brees' race for Place 5 on..."

Oct. 24, 2006 Postmarks

From the Bloody Streets of Austin, it's a Dia de los Muertos Election-Night Dead-Blog
Spoiler alert: Good has triumphed over evil
"...keep the tallies current (scroll down to the end of this post) and share some statements, reactions, and insights..."

Nov. 2, 2021 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...Turning off FM 1325 onto tattered Northridge Acres Drive is like..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Who Should Pay for Lobbying?
Proceedings begin in lawsuit about taxpayer-funded lobbying
"...Peggy Venable, Janice Brauner, and Judy Morris – members of the Americans for Prosperity foundation – against Williamson County..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

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