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Doggett Seeks Info on Prison Evacuation (or Lack Thereof)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons kept some prisoners in place during Harvey flooding
"...and to restore the facility to pre-disaster conditions." The Texas representative joins local nonprofit Grassroots Leadership, the ACLU of..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Money Don't Buy Everything, It's True …
City Council plows through housing, energy, and budget hearing
"...The major project was the public hearing (actually several related hearings) on..."

Aug. 21, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session
Alpha males Abbott and Patrick can't get their red meat passed
"...Conundrum one: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has one 140-day regular legislative session,..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Gay Place
Celebrating queer resilience
"...Department of Justice arguing that Title VII (of the Civil Rights Act) does not apply to sexual orientation. We..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Tracking a Caldwell County Landfill Proposal
Tracking a Caldwell County landfill proposal
" antagonistic and concerted resistance to a proposed landfill project has in recent months been commandeered by the county..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

In 2018 Election, It's Dawnna Dukes vs. the Field
The beleagured HD 46 rep keeps on keepin' on
"...from a series of local progressive groups, including the Texas Civil Rights Project and the Austin Neighborhoods Council, before..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"
Besieged by the state GOP, Hernandez shows no sign of backing down from her immigration policies
"...starting Feb. 1. The sheriff was within her constitutional rights, yet still sparked backlash from Abbott, who deemed Austin..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

" reform looks dead for the session, as the Texas House refused to accept Senate amendments that would cut..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature

Progress and Justice With the San Antonio Four
Women hope to help the rest of the wrongfully convicted
"...The founding board member of the Innocence Project met the four women and their attorney Mike Ware..."

March 15, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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

SXSW Adds Speakers, Films
Buzz Aldrin, Kesha, Cory Booker, Cecile Richards, and more
"...10-19) is Jessica Shortall, managing director of business coalition Texas Competes, which uses data to prove the value of..."

Feb. 7, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Council: What’ll We Do Without Zim?
First 2017 meeting hints new alignments
"...arbitrarily designated morning contracts. Troxclair chose a $500,000 ABIA project for a new bus shelter, inventively designed in shape..."

Jan. 31, 2017 News Post by Michael King

ATX's Inaugural Addresses
Local artists, comics speak out about Trump taking office
"...The Ghostlight Project Austin Thu., Jan. 19, 5:30pm, ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport;..."

Jan. 18, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Americans With Disabilities Act Done Right
How do you defend against frivolous ADA lawsuits? Start a defense project.
"...New developments in the saga of Texas Civil Rights Project founder Jim Harrington and Omar Rosales,..."

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Judge Sanctions Austin Attorney Omar W. Rosales
Years of “creating strife and perpetuating lies” came back to haunt Rosales
"...Harring­ton, founder and at the time director of the Texas Civil Rights Project (since retired), or Charles Herring and..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Standing Rock Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles
“It’s about all of us”
"...own concerns for clean air and fresh water across Texas and Mexico in the now months-long struggle far to..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

The Common Law
Eminent domain – the government made a low offer – what next?
"...offer ignores the reduction in value caused by the project to the remaining land still owned. It's important for..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Luke Ellis

Council Takes Action on Municipal Court Reform
City has 90 days to evaluate how it handles indigent defendants
" pay their fines, but current language in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure stipulates two instances in which..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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

Casar Kicks Off
Campaigns rumble into gear – and Doggett talks House sit-in
"...service as an organizer and spokesman for Workers Defense Project as a preparation and augury for how he has..."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Saying "No" to Anti-Muslim Hate
Faith groups come together to show support for Austin's Muslim community
"...Pastor Tom VandeStadt at the launch of the Banner Project on April 28...."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

"...of hackle-raising matters: more funding for the Waterloo Tunnel Project, a contested towing contract, and Downtown concrete pouring. See..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature

Block the Vote
If you can't beat 'em, disenfranchise 'em
"...1971, Crow was at the founding meeting of the Texas Women's Political Caucus, along with Ann Richards and Barbara..."

April 22, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Council Approves Workplace Nondiscrimination Measure
City manager to review current policies
"...(Item 14). Born from recommendations from the city’s Human Rights Commission and last year’s sexist training session geared toward..."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Living History
The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues
"...up to the second floor, where, come summer, the Texas heat will be unbearable. Outside, shirts and pants pinned..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

"...for It," Nov. 27). Advocates, led by Workers Defense Project, are also hoping to persuade the board to revise..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature

Council: Rosewood Moves Forward
Nondiscrimination ordinance stalls
"...Rosewood Courts, which was the first African-American public housing project in the nation, took up the largest portion of..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

"...and D3 (110). Districts can win an ARR beautification project either with "most recycled" or "most improved."..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Feature

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

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