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How Far Have We Come?
"...conditions much like slavery times. As a 19-year-old in the Sixties, I visited a young relative in TDCJ’s Ellis..."

June 16, 2024 Postmarks

Plantations to Prison Farms: How Far Have We Come?
Texas’ tradition of forced labor lives on
"...On a 90-degree June day at Memorial Unit in Southeast Texas, the humidity makes the heat cling to your..."

June 14, 2024 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Opinion: I Fought for Air-Conditioning in Solitary Confinement. Now I Have to Do It Again.
A Texas woman at Lane Murray prepares for another brutal summer in prison
"...eight Texas summers without air conditioning in a parking-space-sized cell that we called a pizza oven. The heat instantly..."

June 14, 2024 Column by Kwaneta Harris

Suicides in Texas Prisons Have Dramatically Increased
Brooklyn Hogrell’s mother says our prison agency failed her
" a psychiatric ward. And she would call her mother on her prison-issued tablet...."

June 14, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Jazztronica Pioneer Jeffrey Henry, aka DJ Chicken George, Has Died
Henry was battling rare form of skin cancer
"...Jeffrey Henry, the Austin jazztronica pioneer better known as DJ Chicken George,..."

May 13, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

TDCJ’s Bryan Collier Challenged at Public Meeting
Families and advocates complain of death, misery in the state’s prison system
"...One after another, the family of Jovian Motley – his father, grandmother,..."

May 3, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

SCOTUS Blocked Shackles in Court. What About Jail Cell Hearings in Austin?
Bail hearings in confinement are common in Travis County
"...Court proceedings with defendants in locked cells are the norm in Russia...."

April 22, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

VIDEO: Travis County Violating Rights by Barring Attorneys From Bail Hearings, ACLU Claims
Virtual hearings at times conducted through slots in jail cell doors
"...The judge and the jailer spoke over Zoom, the laptop..."

April 19, 2024 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

ACLU Sues Demanding Attorneys Be Present at Initial Bail Hearings
Travis County blocks defenders; ACLU says that's unconstitutional
"...soon find yourself before a judge. In that hearing, the judge will decide whether there was enough reason to..."

April 11, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, April 12-18
"...exploring, even as you avoid making permanent promises. Follow the inklings of your heart more than the speculations of..."

April 12, 2024 Column by Rob Brezsny

Another Hays County Jail Inmate Fears Losing Use of Limb as He Waits for Medical Care
After a bone break, he wants a second surgery
"...been repeatedly accused of providing inadequate medical care to their inmates in recent years. In August of 2022, the..."

April 5, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Ricky Smith Tried to Escape Prison Three Times. Is 30 Years In Solitary Confinement Enough?
His last attempt was in 1993
" be allowed to reenter general population somewhere in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system, where he’s..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Austin Chronic: Notorious Lawyer Adam Reposa Gets Raided For Running an Illegal Dispensary
“I want to go to prison,” he claims, but no charges have been filed
"...When there are questions surrounding the broad interpretation of laws or..."

March 15, 2024 Column by Kevin Curtin

Total Solar Eclipse to Draw Crowds of Tourists to Town
The once-in-a-lifetime darkness is coming to Central Texas
"...At 1:36pm on Monday, April 8, the sun will disappear, and the sky over Austin will..."

March 8, 2024 News Feature by Robyn Ross

At Besame Mucho, a Latin Music Capital Por Nosotros
Inside the all-star, 84-band, Spanish-language spectacle
"...Lollapalooza and staged à la ACL Fest, Circuit of the Americas’ Latin music eclipse, Besame Mucho on March 2,..."

March 4, 2024 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Get ready for spring with travel tips and eclipse news
"...Hit the road in March to enjoy wildflower season around the..."

March 2, 2024 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Free Week Unleashed: These Four Austin Acts Hit the Ground Running in 2024
Catching up with Redbud, lluvii, Daydream Twins, and SINE
"...all-local concert bills – to main event status. Cue the lights, because for one long weekend in early January..."

Jan. 12, 2024 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Changing Nations, Changing Generations: PJ Raval’s Who We Become
Austin filmmaker on his not-a-pandemic-project pandemic project
"...When someone says that they are first generation, they generally mean that they moved..."

Jan. 9, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Music Rules at Free Week 2024
"...Austin artists hit the ground running into 2024. Free Week, the annual unticketed..."

Jan. 8, 2024 Photo Gallery

Free Week and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Catch Skourge, Magna Carda, and more at the no-cost annual fest
"...Check out the Chronicle music team’s handpicked “Crucial Concerts” below or in..."

Dec. 29, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

With Mental Health Diversion Center Forthcoming, Sheriff Still Wants More Humane Jail Facilities
Can healing happen in jail?
"...facilities. If you ask why, she will point to the women's psych unit...."

Dec. 29, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Answer Key
No peeking!
"...(Matthew) McConaughey..."

Dec. 22, 2023 Features Feature

UT Discovery About Bacteria Could Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance
Causing amnesia, for good!
"...Now losing their battle against humanity, bacteria appear to be taking the..."

Dec. 22, 2023 News Feature by Hannah Rossi

A Very Merry List of Junk to Gift to News Junkies
For loved ones in the good fight and those you’ve yet to indoctrinate
"...We in the News section are accustomed to being bearers of bad..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature by the News Team

Psych Punks Grocery Bag Shred Through Debut Break You
Catch the rising quartet at a Parish release party and Wizard Rodeo fest
"...Club with raucous, flashy psych rock last Thursday evening, the sound suddenly dropped a few decibels. Nothing's coming out..."

Nov. 24, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Hung Jury in Murder Trial of APD Officer Christopher Taylor Causes Mistrial
Jurors were deadlocked through four days of deliberation
"...The four-week murder trial of Austin Police Officer Christopher Taylor..."

Nov. 15, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Begins Program Texting Unhoused Austinites About Emergencies
Warnings of extreme weather are a top priority
"...The city of Austin launched a new text message system..."

Oct. 31, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Prosecution Makes Opening Statements in Murder Trial of APD Officer
Christopher Taylor is accused of murdering Michael Ramos
"...The Chronicle will be in the courtroom and have ongoing..."

Oct. 23, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Austin Chronic: I Can Now Legally Possess Cannabis Oil and Edibles
Meet the newest patient in Texas’ Compassionate Use Program
"...tincture, containing 10 milligrams of THC per milliliter, and the clean high I get from the sublingual, aka under-the-tongue,..."

Oct. 13, 2023 Column by Kevin Curtin

Death Row Inmate Preaches to Prisoners Daily. Now the State Plans to Kill Him.
Saving body and soul
"...The photo shows four men in clean white clothes standing..."

Oct. 13, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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