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Advocates Object to D.A.’s Appointment to Sexual Assault Survivors Task Force
Survivors also calling on lawmakers to intervene following the appointment
"...receiving a copy of Moore’s resignation letter, sent to Texas District and County Attorneys Association President Jarvis Parsons. Moore..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Amid New Immigration Policies, Local Attorneys and Immigrants Navigate a Broken System
Lawyers say the system has been thrown into "chaos"
"...The staggering $799/day civil fine levied against Ramirez is a tactic in the..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

Rodney Reed Loses Latest Appeals
Longtime death row inmate will challenge the court's ruling
"...Rodney Reed's legal battle will continue following the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' decision to deny the death..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Local Leaders “Encouraged” By SCOTUS Citizenship Question Ruling
Question jeopardized federal funds that flow to Texas
"...first place – to supposedly help enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to protect minority voters – appears..."

June 27, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

District Attorney Margaret Moore Announces Re-Election Campaign
Speakeasy kickoff marks beginning of 2020 primary
"...of the city,” specifically citing her creation of a Civil Rights Division to address discriminatory aspects of criminal justice...."

May 24, 2019 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

Texas Voter Purge Effort Ends
State agrees to legal settlement; on the hook for $450K
"...This time in Texas, it’s a win for voters...."

April 26, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Qmmunity: SCOTUS to Decide if Title VII Extends to LGBTQ
Plus Queerbomb fundraisers and funny queer events
"...specifically whether "sex" under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act extends to sexual orientation and gender identity...."

April 26, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Debunking Five Anti-Choice Lies This Session
No wonder why repro rights groups are using the mantra “Lies Into Laws”
"...and bolts and not red meat, but the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature just can’t resist an opportunity to restrict your..."

April 24, 2019 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

Property Tax Hack Finally Gets Senate Nod

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Travis County Revisits Creating Public Defenders’ Office
Legal panel ponders questions pondered many times before
"...sounded early by Geoff Burkhart, executive director of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission: “The key is money.” On that..."

April 16, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Austin Struggles to Adjust as SB 4 Takes Its Toll on Immigrants
"We are not safer as a community when victims are running away from us rather than coming to us."
"...undocumented immigrants statewide who make up half of the Texas construction workforce, according to a UT/Workers Defense Project report...."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Dem Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Abortion Bill Hearing
Brass ovaries vs. HB 16, and other battle lines drawn at the Capitol
"...16 by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano – dubbed the "Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act" – joins in the national..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines: “Born Alive” Bills Filed
National right-wing moral panic over “infanticide” hits Texas
"...Leach, R-Plano, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Bren­ham, introduced their "Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act" in a Capitol press conference...."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

Lege Lines: Do It for the Kids
House Dems lay out school finance plan
"...And It's a Big One: The Texas House Democratic Caucus laid out an ambitious proposal to..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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

Lege Lines: A Win for Brewers, a Scam for Paxtons, and More
This bill's for you
"...Beer-to-Go Is a Go! The scrappy Texas Craft Brewers Guild and their mighty foes at the..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

"...week, at least three lawsuits have been filed against Texas Secre­tary of State David Whitley, after Whitley's report claiming..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature

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

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
"...The Highwaymen, the true story of Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who hunted down Bonnie and Clyde, starring Woody..."

Jan. 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...Mike Clark-Madison FEB. 16: The Austin City Council adopts Texas' first ordinance to guarantee paid sick leave..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Be the gift that keeps on giving
"...are taking the stage at One-2-One Bar for a Texas Civil Rights Project fundraiser. In a terrible year for..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...coming back. Yes, they have to. Will the 86th Texas Legislat­ure be as horrific and hostile as its recent..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Tomar Williams Hones Four Decades of Soul
Breakout of his family band, the performer seizes on his pop, soul, R&B, and hip-hop successes and failures in Tomar & the FCs
"...find placement with another label given the material's publishing rights issues with RCA and Fowley. 6:AM never recovered. Purple..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Election Ticker: The Final Countdown
Vote-pocalypse now!
"...of, "The machine changed my vote!" In the 78 Texas counties (including Travis and Hays) that use the eSlate..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

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