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Travis County Clerk Lays Out Her July Election Plan
Despite threats by AG Ken Paxton, Dana DeBeauvoir expects a "hybrid" July election
"...condition" is a pending question in state and federal courts. On April 17, state District Judge Tim Sulak ruled..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?
"...avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts...; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or..."

May 8, 2020 Food Feature by Kareem Hajjar

Paxton Threatens Election Officials With Prosecution [UPDATE]
AG says he'll prosecute those who advise mail ballots to avoid COVID-19
"...times previously. We are waiting to hear from the courts."..."

May 4, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?
State, local officials at odds over how people qualify
"...Texas, and it has become clear that the federal courts will have to ensure basic constitutional protections for the..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July?
Legal battle clouds election planning timeline
"...Attorney General Ken Paxton says he’ll appeal. Will the courts provide a resolution by May?..."

April 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Judge Sulak Issues Vote-by-Mail Injunction
Enables mail ballots for all voters to vote by mail
"...via the "wheel" judicial assignments in Travis County District Courts...."

April 17, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
"...is that what you need is to pack the courts (see Bush v. Gore) and then reshape every legislative..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Garza Leads Council Into Magistration Fray
Providing both defense and prosecution counsel at magistration 24 / 7 would cost $4.1 million annually, says Travis County
"...County, said a federal judge in 2018, and higher courts may decide Garza's prescriptions aren't "aspirational" after all. Past..."

April 17, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Vote-by-Mail Hearing Concludes
Judge indicates he will grant temporary injunction for VBM
"...via the "wheel" judicial assignments in Travis County District Courts...."

April 15, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback
"...law enforcement, and judges (both in the county’s trial courts and the Austin municipal judges who serve as jail..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

State Officials "Exploiting" Coronavirus Pandemic to Ban Abortion?
Reproductive rights groups blast Abbott, Paxton
"...unable to achieve through the Texas Legislature or the courts. AG Paxton’s guidance is unacceptable and it must not..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

For Now, County Jail Succeeds in Keeping Out COVID-19
Law enforcement, advocates agree on need to reduce jail population
"...minor nonviolent offenses. Travis County’s Justice of the Peace courts announced on March 17 that they are suspending the..."

March 20, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
The most at risk
"...rights; medical services; child­ care; elder care; law enforcement; courts; and jails...."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows
It’s closing time
"...jail time up to 180 days. However, all the courts in the county are on hiatus, steps are being..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Criminal Justice Advocates and Officials at Odds Over Pandemic Precautions
Campaigning by another name
"...In a brief announcement released March 14, Presiding Criminal Courts Judge Brenda Kennedy wrote, “There will be no summonses..."

March 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Austin Closes Bars, Dining Rooms in Latest COVID-19 Measures
Gatherings of 10 or more prohibited; orders in effect through May 1
"...jail time up to 180 days; however, the county's courts are also on hiatus and steps are being taken..."

March 17, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
We round up the latest closures, take-out options, and more
"...disability rights, medical services, childcare, elder care, law enforcement, courts, and jails. – Mary Tuma..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by the News Staff

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
"...disability rights, medical services, childcare, elder care, law enforcement, courts, and jails. (The complete list of demands is included..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
Essential services including public safety, utilities continue
"...in-person, non-emergency hearings for cases in civil and family courts would be suspended until April 13. It “effectively includes..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Frank Erwin Center Postpones Shows Indefinitely
Plus an extended spring break and more cancellations
"...in Luck, Texas – was slated to featured Parquet Courts, Orville Peck, Black Lips, Angel Olsen, Lucinda Williams, and..."

March 12, 2020 News Post by the Editorial Staff

Death Watch: Defense to D.A. – A Conflict of Interest?
John Hummel’s attorney calls original trial lawyer’s presence in D.A.'s Office “an irresolvable conflict of interest,” seeks to stop execution on that ground
"...has filed motions for Hummel in state and federal courts and is asking the Texas Board of Pardons and..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Point Austin: Future Outcomes Not Assured
Super Tuesday’s first-round results leave plenty of unanswered questions
"...that Travis voters have mostly decided to award the courts to female judges, a certainly understandable choice...."

March 13, 2020 News Column by Michael King

The Common Law
Traffic, traffic, and more traffic laws
"...plate must be securely fastened at the exterior front. Courts have typically interpreted this location as the front bumper...."

March 6, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

A Numbers Game in County Court at Law No. 4
Jeffers campaign promotes inaccurate caseload stats to Chronicle
"...various County Court at Law statistics (for all seven Courts at Law). His transmittal email read: “Dimple [Malhotra] keeps..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
For the first time in years, Dems are running en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...contested primaries for nominations to the state's two high courts. "We're seeing unprecedented amounts of candidates running," said Glen..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

We Have an Issue: The Grubby Side of Composting
Inside this week’s cover story about where our food waste goes to die ... and live again
"...been officially declared a "vexatious litigant" in two different courts...."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

A Dem Sweep in Travis County Commissioners Court?
Four vie for a shot at Commissioners Court's last red seat
"...progress made by diversion programs in the county's criminal courts; ensuring those remain funded and are expanded would also..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Strange Case of the 353rd District Court
"Vexatious Litigant" Connor vs. incumbent Judge Sulak in Dem primary
"...been officially declared a “vexatious litigant” in two different courts...."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

District Judges Take Another Step on Bail Reform
Felony judges direct Pre-Trial Services to review ability to pay
"...considering whether to follow the example of the misdemeanor courts by devising more precise standards for the magistrates to..."

Feb. 17, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
Dems run en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...contested primaries for nominations to the state's two high courts...."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

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