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News Roundup: Guns, Gays, and Gaffes
Austin: It's like a whole other country (from Texas)
"...police officer receives recognition and an investigation; the Human Rights Campaign gives Austin an perfect score for its trailblazing..."

Jan. 4, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Anti-Latino Prejudice in Austin
Despite having a large immigrant population, city isn't always so welcoming
"...burros, installed in the heart of the Eastside, a project aided by a commission from the city of Austin..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Securus Leak Reveals Privacy Breach
Documents show Securus committed more than 14,000 violations of attorney-client privilege nationwide
"...which recalls the lawsuit filed against Securus by former Texas Civil Rights Project attorney Brian McGiverin and members of..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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

A Closer Look at No Sit/No Lie
"...Last Tuesday, the Texas Fair Defense Project, the Civil Rights Clinic at the..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Makeda Easter

Day Trips: November Events Roundup
Get out of town with this helpful guide
"...As part of the Texas Historic Commission’s historic foods series, volunteer chefs will demonstrate..."

Nov. 4, 2015 Travel Post by Gerald McLeod

Houston Prop 1 FAIL
In the wake of HERO's overturn, Houston's vulnerable left vulnerable
"...Patrick on the overturning of Proposition 1, Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) last night, "our mothers and our wives,..."

Nov. 4, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Du Bois v. Washington?
Jeff Travillion formally enters Pct. 1 Commissioners Race
"...provided an invocation, and then by Gary Bledsoe, longtime civil rights activist and attorney and president of the Texas..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Post by Michael King

No Birth Certificates, for Now
An injunction would have helped immigrant parents use their preferred forms of photo identification
"...District Judge Robert Pitman denied an injunction, filed by Texas Civil Rights Project attorneys representing immigrant families, that would've..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?
"...of people caught up in the criminal justice system. Texas leads the nation in the number of incarcerated people,..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

To Build a Courthouse
Current civil courthouse leaves a lot to be desired
"...the Commis­sioners Court attempted to move forward with the project, disagreements over the cost, the location, the scale, etc.,..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Bats, Mites, and Gallows: A Thumbnail Courthouse History
"...and Guadalupe streets (the proposed site of the new Civil & Family Courts Complex) – a location sufficiently off..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Cheer for Love
Scenes from Marriage Equality Day at the county clerk's office
"...It was 97 degrees in the shade, no gun rights activists showed up to stunt, and no one fainted...."

June 29, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Abe Louise Young

Video Visitation's End?
Bill requiring in-person visits for inmates may not benefit those at Travis County
"...other housing units since. (More than 12 counties across Texas use the service.) Now, whenever an inmate wants to..."

June 19, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Gay Place: ¡Hola Papi!
Prides loom across Texas as Austin crowns the hottest Daddy
"...Queer Youth Media Project Registration Austin School of Film and aGLIFF host this..."

June 19, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Written in Stone
History of racism lives on in UT monuments
"...This spring, the University of Texas at Austin made national headlines for a racist frat..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mac McCann

"...Texas Civil Rights Project founder Jim Harrington, 68, announced his..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
"...Houston – are generously subsidized by the state of Texas. And even as the women's health network drastically erodes..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Can AISD Enable "Equity"?
School board makes another attempt to define and create equitable schools
"...behind this move was a 2012 report by the Texas Civil Rights Project (see "Report Highlights Inequities in AISD..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: Jail, Traffic, & Politics
Video visitation under fire, again; traffic experiments
"...County Correctional Complex (and inmate facilities in 12 other Texas counties) with video-conferencing technology used in place of face-to-face..."

March 30, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Judge Blocks Immigration Reforms
Obama's planned expansion of DACA and DAPA on hold
"...Texas and 25 other states filed the suit in December..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

One in a Crowd: Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Kino Lorber to curate remarkable historical document
"...secret corners of cinema. With their next big restoration project, DVD house Kino Lorber aims to give a whole..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Death Waits for No Plan
Austin works on making its cemeteries more accessible to the public
" detail every aspect of Austin's five municipal graveyards. Project Coordinator & Cultural Resource Specialist Kim McKnight called it..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"...of Laredo ISD and a deputy commissioner at the Texas Education Agency, Cruz served as interim superintendent after Meria..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature

News Roundup: Roe, Council, and Complaints
The abortion debate continues; Council gets ready
"...of Roe v. Wade brings the topic of reproductive rights back to the Capitol (not that it ever really..."

Jan. 26, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Anti-Immigration Lawsuit on Shaky Ground
Anti-immigrant lawyers file Brownsville lawsuit against Obama order
"...opponents – a coalition of 25 states, led by Texas – filed suit in federal court challenging the president's..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

News Roundup: Water Flows Downhill
WTP 4 opens, ACLU sues Obama, and Brown awaits his fate
"...• On Friday, Dec. 19, Austin Water officially opened..."

Dec. 22, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Landlords Sue to Block Section 8 Renters
Austin Apartment Association fights Council's ban on source-of-income discrimination
"...Slamming onto the podium a rulebook of regulations, former Texas Supreme Court Judge Craig Enoch, now representing AAA in..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Political Football
"...Abbott can't have it both ways. Every year, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards releases a report detailing the..."

Dec. 16, 2014 Postmarks

Barbara's Fire
Attorney, teacher, and veteran fighter for freedom, Barbara Hines retires from a career mentoring students
" her start in the trenches of the abortion rights battles – at a time when the landmark Roe..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

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