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A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...The oral history project is a small piece of Delgado's work as the..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

D.A.-Elect José Garza Taps Reform Advocates for His Team
It's a new day in court for Austin's top law enforcement office
"...Garza also announced an eight-person transition team, chaired by Texas Civil Rights Project president Mimi Marziani, that will help..."

Nov. 18, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Sword and the Shield Shows Malcolm X and MLK Were More Alike Than Different
Dr. Peniel E. Joseph's book argues that the civil rights leaders are two sides of the same revolutionary coin
"...In our nation's hazy memories of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Arts Feature by Sara Hutchinson

For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt
"...after years of developing and finishing a major dance project – about which Chronicle critic Jonelle Seitz wrote, "I..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ARIC: Black Marchers With Guns?
How the Huey P. Newton Gun Club got caught up in Austin Regional Intelligence Center's snitching program
"...Texas Civil Rights Project attorney Peter Steffensen believes the marchers..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by John Anderson

Austin at Large: ARIC, Meet ALICE
Two acronyms walk into an ongoing conversation about justice and equity
"...the secret spies, bound by nondisclosure agreements and including civilians as well as sworn officers – wander outside of..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...surge in global authoritarianism and the ruthless crackdown on civil disobedience," the punchy and atmospheric single articulates a charging..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Local Activists Call Out Police and Find Themselves Flagged as Threats
Doesn't take much to get on the watchlist
" a protester that has been following Kinder Morgan projects all across the county and trying to stop them"..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by John Anderson

Outgoing District Attorney Postpones Police Cases Until January
Is justice delayed justice denied?
"..."the responsible thing to do." Chris Harris, criminal justice project director for Texas Appleseed, says Moore's decision "raises serious..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

APD’s Secret Informants Eyeing Neighbors for “Suspicious” Activity, Leaked Documents Reveal
APD intel center puts spies among us
"...between 19 local law enforcement agencies, housed at the Texas Depart­ment of Public Safety complex on North Lamar. Established..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by John Anderson

As the D.A. Delays, Michael Ramos' Killers Remain on Duty
The Ramos probe plods on
"...Casar then followed up with the D.A.'s Civil Rights Unit, which said it was not standing in..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Month After Mike Ramos Died, Some Hesitant Steps Toward Accountability
Justice comes slowly
"...Moore said, "I reviewed the case today with my civil rights director [Dexter Gilford], and we believe the investigation..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas Democratic Convention to Host Panels, U.S. Senate Debate Online
Originally to be held in San Antonio, the TDC kicks off June 1
"...On the heels of Texas' Super Tuesday primaries in March, the coronavirus pandemic upended..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

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

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
" public education, welfare, housing, worker, immigrant, and disability rights, medical services, childcare, elder care, law enforcement, courts, and..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Opinion: Suffragettes of White Supremacy
Ashley Cheng, co-host of the Rabble podcast, looks at the history of racism in Austin’s suffrage movement
"...McCallum, leader of the Austin Woman Suffrage Association and Texas' longest serving secretary of state (yes, that McCallum of..."

March 13, 2020 Column by Ashley Cheng

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title
Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years
"...A history of Texas is not something that should be entered into inadvisedly..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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

County Names Its First Chief Public Defender
Commissioners Court appoints University of Virginia Law School lecturer Adeola Ogunkeyede to lead office
" legal director of the Legal Aid Justice Center's Civil Rights and Racial Jus­tice Program. In accepting her new..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...weigh in on 11 ballot propositions that constitute the Texas Democrats Bill of Rights...."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Austin’s Sexual Assault Controversies Roil the District Attorney’s Race
Margaret Moore's controversial handling of rape cases brings opponents to the race
"...she says, to stand up for rape survivors whose rights she believes are being ignored by the incumbent and..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races
"...incumbent Margaret Moore faces aggressive challenges from Workers Defense Project co-director José Garza and attorney Erin Martinson. Moore has..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Local and State Election Ticker
Mamas Walking, Mamas Voting Edition
"...In a statement, Huerta called Siegel "a champion for civil rights and a champion for workers' rights." Siegel said..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up
Noises from the March 2020 primary
" Gerald Daugherty Retires.") presumably thins Republican chances, but civil engineer Becky Bray (who ran for City Council in..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...first week of December, early voting in the 2020 Texas primaries is only a couple of months away. It..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Rodney Reed Gets Execution Stay, New Hearing
New witnesses, debunked forensic evidence, and DNA testing to be considered in 2020
"...Rodney Reed was to be put to death, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stopped his execution, handing his..."

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...bag of cash. The "unwelcome reception," organized by Progress Texas and joined by a coalition of advocacy groups, rallied..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...possession, to her creation of specialized units to address civil rights, family violence, and adult sexual assault, and to..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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

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