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A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...This spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

TCRP Hands TYC Mom Civil Rights Nod
Texas Civil Rights Project awards abuse-case whistle-blower.
"...to go away. But Genger Galloway, mother of former Texas Youth Commission inmate Joseph, has now been named as..."

Oct. 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lawsuit Against APD Officers Alleges Civil Rights Violations
Family of 24-year-old beaten and arrested last summer by APD officer at bus stop files federal lawsuit against officer and his supervisors
"...behalf of Cruz and his mother, Nora Tijerina, by Texas Civil Rights Project lawyer Wayne Krause, alleges Griffin then..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Book Festival 2018: Making History: The Civil Rights Movement in Texas
Uncovering the untold stories of integration at UT
"...When Virginia Cumberbatch and Leslie A. Blair started the project that would eventually become As We Saw It: The..."

Oct. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Katarina Brown

Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Whitley ducks blame during contentious confirmation hearing
"...the “voter fraud” fiasco he unleashed across the state, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley doubled down on his..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Judge Finds Texas Violated National Voter Registration Act
Motor voter mayhem
"...When it comes to voting laws, Texas can’t seem to keep it legal...."

April 10, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Bill That Could Put Up Barriers to Voting Passes Texas Senate
"...A bill that civil rights groups say will intimidate voters and place barriers..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...When newly appointed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley (until recently a top..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Paul Rusesabagina: Human Rights in Action
Real-life hero of 'Hotel Rwanda' is honored for saving lives
"...as Rusesabagina explained to a spellbound audience in the Texas Union Ballroom last Sunday night, it did happen again...."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Nancy Pelosi Touts Voting Rights in Eastside Swing
U.S. House speaker stops in Austin to promote new anti-corruption legislation
"...campaign finance reform, ethics reform, and expansion of voting rights. It was the third of these that got the..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Motor Voter: Texas Won’t Play Nice
Why does the state want to restrict voting access?
"...In a follow-up to his ruling that found Texas in violation of the National Voter Registration Act's motor..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas Charters, Turkish Coup?
Crackdown on Gülen movement comes to Texas
"...which there are six in Austin and 46 in Texas alone, were founded by Turks sympathetic to or adhering..."

July 20, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...year that when he was growing up in West Texas, he was sometimes called a "good minority" -- the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Rights and Consequences
The Redistricting trial pits "partisan gerrymandering" against the Voting Rights Act.
"...The first happy result of the Texas congressional re-redistricting trial, currently proceeding in a federal courtroom..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...personal political event was in progress up in East Texas. In the auditorium of Frankston High School in Anderson..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
"...The Texas Book Festival announced its 2012 slate today, featuring big..."

Sept. 12, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Point Austin: Supremes v. Texas
The future of U.S. politics may become, "Vote for Show, Map for Dough"
"..."This case is fundamentally about democracy," insisted Texas Solicitor General R. Ted Cruz, inside and outside the..."

March 10, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Drums Across Texas
What does Reagan High's drum line have in common with civil rights? Larry Jackson.
"...is working this warm June evening on his other project, the Austin All-Star Band, composed of area band students..."

June 17, 2011 Music Feature by Kate X Messer

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
"...some peace and quiet. In 2013, the 41-year-old former Texas General Land Office agent and his wife Staci bought..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Last Rights
"...it decided to take on the chairman of the Texas Funeral Commission over a piece of downtown property. Commission..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Introducing the Constitution
Texas Civil Rights Project remains a 20-year work still in progress
"...Despite its still rather tentative name, the Texas Civil Rights Project – which has turned out to..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Did the White House and ICE Collude?
Inquiring civil rights groups want to know
"...A group of civil and immigrant rights groups have sent a thorough Freedom..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Judge Edith Jones: Blacks and Hispanics More Violent
Complaint filed over Jones's discriminatory and biased comments
"...A complaint filed today by several civil rights groups, including one funded entirely by the government..."

June 4, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Not So Tone Deaf?
City settles suit brought by deaf resident
"...decade the city of Austin has settled a federal civil rights suit, reaffirming its agreement to provide training for..."

July 31, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

A Whacked-Out System
Inmate's lawsuit focuses on secret and unreasonable Texas paroles
"...Harris County for stealing – or, specifically under the Texas penal code, for "theft by check." He'd never been..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Notes on Kamp: Reining in the Vote
Winning elections is so much easier when there are so few voters!
"...are willing to argue with a straight face that Texas' Voter ID law isn't specifically designed to harass and..."

March 18, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Public Notice
Being Civil
"...Man Walking, will keynote this year's annual Bill of Rights Dinner, Wed, Dec 11, 7:30pm at the Sheraton. The..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List
Three lawsuits later, Texas secretary of state basically says "whoops"
"...In a letter to lawmakers, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley – facing major blowback..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

News Ticker: June 18
All the news that's fit to blog
"...Dannel Malloy disses Texas, Sheryl Cole plays matchmaker, and Michael Burgess indulges in..."

June 18, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Governor Tough Guy Beats His Chest
Perry sends troops to border for more press coverage
"...Apparently not content with his earlier Fox News/Sean Hannity..."

July 22, 2014 News Post by Michael King

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