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How to Help Detained Migrant Families
Make an impact by contributing to these advocacy groups
"...providing direct support and relief to detained refugees in Texas...."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Katelyn Landry

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

House Committee Hears "Discriminatory" Voter Suppression Bill
SB 9 would punish voter form errors with state jail felonies
"...Rather than strengthening and expanding voting rights in a state with dismal turnout, Texas Republicans are..."

May 16, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Complaint About Judge's Alleged Racist Comments Moved to D.C.
Jones' conduct will be reviewed by D.C. Circuit
"...U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a complaint alleging that Texas-based federal appeals Judge Edith Jones violated the code of..."

June 13, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Paxton Threatens Election Officials With Prosecution [UPDATE]
AG says he'll prosecute those who advise mail ballots to avoid COVID-19
"...Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a letter Friday afternoon,..."

May 4, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Everything You Need to Know if ICE Knocks on Your Door
Know your rights
"...enforcement under Trump, remember that you still have guaranteed rights under the Constitution...."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Abbott Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities
Immigration rights advocates say Abbott is merely pandering to his political base
"...Local immigrants' rights advocates aren't overly alarmed about Gov. Greg Abbott's latest..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Then There's This: Labor Reps Target Marriott
Construction workers say they're getting stiffed on wages at city-backed project
"...workers prevailing wage rates on the new Down­town Marriott project. At a Wednesday press conference, the Workers Defense Project..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

A Consent Decree for APD?
Civil rights activists say it's needed
"...of the Austin NAACP and Jim Harrington with the Texas Civil Rights Project, have asked the DOJ to reopen..."

June 27, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Cruel and Unusual
Prisoners Fear Violence in Texas Prisons
"...recovered. His sister, Margaret Young, rushed to the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler when she got the news...."

Feb. 27, 1998 News Feature by Janet Heimlich

The AggreGAYtor: June 19
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...twirl, China's givin' us Ozzie and Harriet, and Central Texas is givin' us some stank, as your AggreGAYtor twizzles..."

June 19, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Strange Bedfellows
Email hack job blows cover for undercover work within Occupy Austin
" Stratfor from a "new source" identified as a "Texas DPS agent" who reports he (or she) has been..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Court Halts New DPS License Rules
Travis Co. judge says agency overstepped rule-making authority
"...The Texas Dept. of Public Safety is appealing a temporary injunction..."

April 13, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Pigs Are Flying: State Judicial Conduct Commission Taking Action Against Keller
The Judicial Conduct Commission takes action on Keller complaint
" follow the court's execution-day procedures that violates the Texas Constitution and the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and..."

Feb. 19, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Callous Keller Strikes Again
Judge lies in zeal to send convict to the death chamber.
"...the Oct. 4 San Antonio Express-News article on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ decision to ignore the last-minute..."

Oct. 9, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Missing the Point on Election Fraud
Texas Civil Rights Project criticizes Perry, Senate
"...The Texas Civil Rights Project today criticized Gov. Perry and the..."

Jan. 24, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

TDCJ: Hearing Loss Isn't A Disability
But a federal judge disagrees
"...Federal Judge Sim Lake has ruled that the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice must accommodate a hearing-impaired individual..."

Dec. 14, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Rebel With Many Causes
A Philosophical Divide
"...year after marrying in 1972, the couple moved to Texas to start their respective careers -- she as a..."

Sept. 11, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

TCRP Honors Rwandan Hero
Subject of 'Hotel Rwanda' comes to Texas
"...Paul Rusesabagina is not the only champion of human rights receiving an award at the Texas Civil Rights Project's..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

How to Help Families Separated at the Border
Ways to volunteer, ways to donate, ways to take action
"...satellite protests planned, Austin's will take place at the Texas State Capitol starting at noon. ACLU..."

June 20, 2018 Emergency Post by Kimberley Jones

Meet the Candidate: Blake Rocap
Lobbyist turned legislator hopeful is a longtime civil and reproductive rights advocate
"...several sessions working under the pink dome fighting for civil liberties and reproductive rights groups, he's one of the..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cold as ICE
Sheriff Greg Hamilton stoutly defends the 'Secure Communities' deportation mill. But growing public and official opposition is working to shut down the line.
"...Immigrant rights advocates keep a running tally...."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...18 of the 30 corporations that underwrote the 2002 Texas Association of Business election "education" campaign that "blew the..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...made by the city Environmental Board, but the pipeline project appears to have already won the council's support. In..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...goal wasn't to live and die in a housing project, but that was the outcome the Housing Authority and..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Column

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