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Travis County Catches a Judicial Break
Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court
"...adapt the structure for use by the county's probate courts...."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break
Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court
"...adapt the structure for use by the County’s probate courts. That move will also relieve some of the overcrowding..."

Dec. 29, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
The biggest stories from local cops, courts, and criminals
"'s impending policy is still gummed up in the courts, with no adjusted deployment date listed whatsoever...."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Incoming D.A. Margaret Moore Continues Her Restructure of Office
Would you like to hire a prosecutor?
" be run by Dayna Blazey and including specialty courts, diversion, and major crimes investigation (Montford and Moore will..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

"...criminal court judges of Travis County's district and county courts, penned a memo Monday requesting that APD's currently shuttered..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature

Judges: Move the Lab out of APD!
Court judiciary pens memo to Council, county commissioners
"...these cases might need to return to the trial courts for review, and might possibly need to be re-tried.”..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

What’s the Future of Body Cameras in Austin?
That’s up to the courts for now

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Council: No Rest for the Weary
Zoning debates dominate the meeting that nearly never was
"...(several cases); Lenox Oaks/Cactus Rose Mobile Home Park; Bouldin Courts; Plaza Saltillo (several cases); La Mexicana Supermercado; thinkEAST Austin..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Races
A big day for the Democrats locally, as usual
"...Kim Williams continue in the 8th and 9th county courts, respectively. And David Escamilla, longtime county attorney, continues on..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

State Races
Dems do well in Travis County, not so well throughout the state

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

How to Assemble Your Donald Trump Mask
"...of those FedEx envelopes you keep receiving from the courts...."

Oct. 28, 2016 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

Prosecuting Sexual Assault
DOJ grant provides $650,000 to jump-start new sexual assault prosecution unit
"...assault cases currently go through the district's eight local courts, which see all other cases. Like "general practitioners" –..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Did Failures at APD’s Crime Lab Lead to Sexual Assaults in Houston?
Rape case goes unprosecuted due to contaminated DNA evidence
" has now sat on the dockets of three courts. Travis County has a capias warrant out, requesting Robinson..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Where to Eat Near ACL Fest
Foraging around Zilker
" fare, Aussie's offers big-screen TVs and beach volleyball courts out back. 306 Barton Springs Rd...."

Sept. 30, 2016 Food Feature

Election Notes
Gallo goes solo on the Grove; don't be like Zim; and other election stories
"...the state has already been slammed by the federal courts for not sufficiently educating voters on the interim rules...."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by the News Staff

Transgender Students and Parents Say the State Is Putting Children in Danger
Is Texas' refusal to implement a national mandate state-sponsored bullying?
"...that had recently been handed down from various district courts and federal agencies. The trans-inclusive policies have been in..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Hightower Report
When is daylight robbery not a crime?
"...collection firms routinely abuse the law and overload our courts by rotely filing hundreds of thousands of lawsuits against..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

District 6: These Guys Again
Zimmerman and Flannigan gear up for rematch
"...Zimmerman's proclivity to turn to courts to fix problems has continued, as well. His latest..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Travis County Republican Chairman Morrow to Protest Trump
Morrow plans to carry "Trump is a child rapist" sign
"...being sued in a civil action in NY federal courts for raping, slapping an 13-year-old girl at a Jeffrey..."

Aug. 22, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

City Council: How Big Is Just Right?
Council moves forward on Mobility Bond, “Smart Corridors”
"...high cost of living), regularize the process for various courts, and confirm that the alternative of community service be..."

Aug. 15, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Playback: New No Wave, Old Dicks, and Woody Allen
US Weekly emerges, the Dicks reunite, and Woody Allen casts Kat Edmonson
"...stage as direct support for indie rock sensation Parquet Courts...."

Aug. 12, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Locked Up for Being Poor
City accused of unlawfully jailing indigent defendants over unpaid fines
"...misdemeanor fines. Federal and state law both advise that courts must require incarceration alternatives for indigent defendants, whether through..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Campaign Contribution Limits Upheld
Split decision ends blackout period, “dissolution” requirements
"...the $350 per person contribution limit, Wood said the courts have tended to uphold those limits, and leave to..."

July 21, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Congratulations on the Struggle
The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation
"...the Legislature, and while the appeals worked through the courts over the past three years, more than half of..."

July 1, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Providers Caution Clinics Won't Reopen Soon
Abortion landscape in Texas will take "years" to rebuild post-HB 2
"...they do, it is now crystal clear that the courts – and the public – will forcefully stand in..."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Dan Patrick: Ignore Obama's Transgender Policy
Parents of transgender students speak out against Patrick
"...stop talking about transgender bathroom access and let the courts sift through the law. It's time now for the..."

May 31, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Playback: Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee: A New Campaign
Begin your write-in campaign for Poison 13 duo Tim Kerr and Mike Carroll to reunite Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee – possibly at Grizzly Hall, with Leo Rondeau opening!
"...The rustic renovation, including elk, deer, and buffalo heads, courts a hunting-lodge aesthetic, but headliners Unsane stalked big-game grooves..."

May 27, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Point Austin: Somebody Else's Job
Where does the school finance ruling leave 5 million Texas students?
"...gonna hurt you more than it does me." The courts cannot "micromanage" the schools, Willett writes, and therefore can..."

May 20, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Texas Supremes: Not Our Job to Fix School Finance
Long-awaited ruling says school funding system constitutional
"...However, in penning the ruling for the court, Justice..."

May 13, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rosewood Courts Historic-Zoning Talks Continue
Future uncertain for the first African-American public housing complex in the country
"...The plan to grant Rosewood Courts historic designation is coming along slowly, residents learned during..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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