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Judge 'Killer' Keller to Face Trial
Bad karma over refusal to hear appeal of death row inmate
"...failure" to follow the court's execution-day procedures, violating the Texas Consti­tu­tion and the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct. Her..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pigs Are Flying: State Judicial Conduct Commission Taking Action Against Keller
The Judicial Conduct Commission takes action on Keller complaint
"...to 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

Burnam Calls for Impeachment of Killer Keller
State Rep. Lon Burnam wants the Texas House to impeach Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller
"...2007, Keller refused to accept the last-minute appeal of Texas death row inmate Michael Richard, whose lawyers were seeking..."

Feb. 17, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The B&C List
"...Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd., Assembly Room Nuclear project expansion, Webberville Solar Project, other renewable energy projects, Austin..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature

DOJ: 160 Ways Austin Police Can Improve
Department of Justice issues recommendations for improving APD
"...of the Austin NAACP and Jim Harrington with the Texas Civil Rights Project, who were concerned about the use..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Public-Safety Stories
"...This Time It was a bad year for the Texas Department of Public Safety. On June 8, the night..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Truth Seeker
Photographer Sebastião Salgado bears witness to the world in black and white
"...abandoned what he knew and devoted himself primarily to project-based documentary work. Today Salgado is regarded as an activist..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Wish List
Here's your chance to give back to the areas of our community that need it the most
"...LCD projector..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Film News
Wildfire Films launches in Austin, and Austin filmmakers land Independent Spirit noms in L.A.
"...is a biopic tentatively titled 16 Minutes about Latino civil rights advocate Gus Garcia (no relation to the former..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

An End to TYC's Problems ... and to TYC?
The Sunset Advisory Commission recommends drastic action to remedy the problems plaguing the Texas Youth Commission: dissolve the agency
"...School, run by the state's juvenile prison system, the Texas Youth Commission...."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Facil­i­ties may testify Thursday, Nov. 13, 10am, before the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice during interim charge hearings..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature

TYC to Open Doors, Close Bedrooms
Children's prison system signs major legal settlement
"...Almost two years after the Texas Youth Commission imploded in scandal, yesterday Federal District Judge..."

Nov. 6, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Access Denied: Cap Metro Blocks Blind Contender
Transit agency's Access Committee cries foul over board decision
"...excluded from the decision process. A lawsuit by the Texas Civil Rights Project put the brakes on the proposal,..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Justin Ward

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Nov. 4 General Election
"...reserve the right to speak on other selected Central Texas races. We offer these endorsements to our readers equally..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature

Keller Immune to Justice
'Killer' Keller off the hook for closing courthouse doors
"...which insulates her from being sued for violating the civil rights of an executed inmate. "Judicial immunity is immunity..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Officials' Silence Speaks Loudly at Hutto Forum
A forum on the T. Don Hutto immigrant-detention center will go on despite no participation from Hutto supporters
"...in Taylor – has fueled the ire of immigrant rights panelists who will convene this week at the Georgetown..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Plant site Downtown? The first public discussion of the project since the city selected Trammell Crow's team for the..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature

Naked in Waco
Texas Civil Rights Project suing county over illegal strip search of minor.
"...Considering that the Texas definitions of adult and minor are flexible when it..."

Sept. 15, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

UPDATED "A Society is Ultimately Judged ..."
Civil rights group concerned about prisoners left behind in Galveston.
"...The Texas Civil Rights Project has issued a press release making..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...computers statewide. Passed unanimously last year, the bill makes Texas the fourth state to call on computer makers to..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Prevent Gun Violence, who said the policy might violate Texas law. The district must comply with the Texas Educa­tion..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature

Family Court Feud: Public Defenders for CPS Cases?
Two civil court judges hope to ensure better legal representation for indigent families
"...Travis Co. Civil Court Judges Darlene Byrne and Jeanne Meurer have proposed..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Tax Holiday The Tax-Free Weekend, better known as the Texas sales-tax holiday, is this weekend: Aug. 15-17. The idea..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature

Cap Metro Disability-Service Cuts on Hold
The Texas Civil Rights Project has been given more time to fight Cap Metro's changes to services for the disabled
"...Metro, argued that the agency is well within its rights to implement these changes. He told the judge that..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Justin Ward

Headlines
"...on the no-hire list: Austin's Save Our Springs Alli­ance, Texas Civil Rights Project, and the Political Asylum Project of..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature

The Webberville Conundrum
Austin's plans for an eastern landfill hit a little obstacle – the people who live there
"...is not hammering away on one of his many projects intended to perfect their "dream house." Cows lazily munch..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Rehabilitation or Torture?
Texas prison inmates say their 'therapy' has taken a dark turn
"...state's Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities. Funded by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and staffed by Texas Department..."

May 23, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

District Eternity
As Ronnie Earle steps down, he looks back on his life's work
"...on charges of using illegal corporate donations to underwrite Texas legislative campaigns, was that it made it finally impossible..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

Rolling Rebellion at Capital Metro
Budget cuts threaten transit services for the disabled
"...so, briefly, until a successful lawsuit brought by the Texas Civil Rights Project forced the agency to reinstate them...."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Justin Ward

Naked City
"...numbers, see "Dem Convention" and "Obama Takes Convention and Texas."..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature

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