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Mayor, Jolt Leader Respond to Trump's Immigration Threats
As 2020 campaign begins, the president promises massive deportations
"...2017 law banning “sanctuary cities” (subsequently upheld by the courts) forbids any interference with federal enforcement, and also forbids..."

June 19, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Travis Flats Affordable Housing Complex Breaks Ground
122 apartments soon to be available for low-income residents
"...for the groundbreaking of the new Civil and Family Courts building, financed in part by the sale of the..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Lilli Hime

More Survivors Willing to Join Sexual Assault Class Action
Attorneys for the survivors’ lawsuit presented to Public Safety Commission Monday
" to prove lack of consent to juries, specialized courts for sexual assault, obtaining survivor feedback, and "maybe most..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Travis County D.A. Kicks Off Reelection Bid
Margaret Moore says Travis County can be both “safe and progressive”
"...almost all such cases out of state jail felony courts. "We're not done," she continued. "You're going to see..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

District Attorney Margaret Moore Announces Re-Election Campaign
Speakeasy kickoff marks beginning of 2020 primary
" moving such cases out of state jail felony courts, had “reduced incarceration for those crimes by 97%.”..."

May 24, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Justice for All
"...and who had their legal cases disposed by the courts during fiscal years 2009-2014. Ultimately, this study, which is..."

May 24, 2019 Postmarks

Texas Anti-Choice Legislation Continues to Damage Health Care and Undermine Local Control
As GOP postures with SB 22, women’s health care pays the price
"...Within walking distance of public housing at Chalmers Courts and Santa Rita Courts as well as Huston-Tillotson Univer­si­ty,..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Senate Passes Severe Fetal Disability Abortion Ban
Women would be forced to give birth to non-viable fetuses
" its low likelihood of being upheld in the courts. In the end, the amendment proved too radical even..."

May 13, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Luv Doc: Stolen Wedding
Imitation is also the most sincere form of ridicule
"...My cousin is stealing my wedding! Last June, my..."

May 3, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Faster Than Sound: A Festival Blooms in the Desert
Amid concern over a new C3 festival, homegrown Marfa Myths strives to grow with the Texas city
" a pre-SXSW stop for indie rockers like Parquet Courts and No Age. The fest since shifted to April..."

May 3, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

"...Austin's ordinance has been placed on hold by the courts...."

May 3, 2019 News Feature

Death Watch: Was Dexter Johnson Condemned by His Own Attorney?
Inmate's new co-counsel seeks to terminate longtime attorney for bad lawyering
"..."numerous viable claims for relief" in state and federal courts, including Johnson's likely intellectual disability, his trial counsel's conflicts..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A political massacre loses all urgency in this bloodless period piece
"...of the cotton mills, the wild injustice of the courts and the carnage of the massacre itself – but..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Trans UT Student Isn’t Giving Up on School or the Military
Freshman loses ROTC scholarship under Trump’s trans military ban
"...exclude trans service members had been stopped by the courts; when the U.S. Supreme Court lifted those injunctions in..."

April 18, 2019 News Post by Lilli Hime

Death Watch: King Set to Die for James Byrd Lynching
Last-minute appeal seeks new trial as King maintains his innocence
"...inmate spared – if only temporarily – by the courts...."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: One Man Spared, Another Set to Die
Mark Robertson seeks stay due to racist lawyer
"...has several appeals and stay requests pending in different courts...."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...delivered outside the total health care system – in courts and jails, for example, a common destination for people..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...'missing-middle' housing types, such as duplexes, multiplexes, townhomes, cottage courts, and accessory dwelling units?" Option B describes various enhancements..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

19 Post-Punks to Bounce Around To
"...on Partisan. The buzz already earned dates with Parquet Courts and SX exciters Viagra Boys...."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Eight International All-Stars at SXSW Music
"...duo, who recently toured the states opening for Parquet Courts, instead rides the ghostly sound of Tom Ng's hollow..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Laura Press­ley Trolls County Clerk in Real Time
DeBeauvoir wisely declines to take the "election integrity" bait
"...withdrew the substantial fines levied against her by lower courts for claims the TSC decided were not actually "frivolous"..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Sarah Eckhardt's State of the County Address Features Brags and Worries
The state of Travis County is strong, but challenges remain
"...opened Sobering Center (reportedly doing bang-up business during SXSW), courts and jail "dashboard" tracking, and the Jail Population Monitoring..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW Panel Asks, Will Gerrymandering Get Worse Before It Gets Better?
Changing the districting narrative from computers to communities
"...proxy for party – and then to tell the courts that the resulting maps only reflect partisan division, not..."

March 8, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Senate Delivers First Blow to Paid Sick Leave
SB 15, the boy who cried "voter fraud!" advance, and other Lege news
"...existing ordinances, including Austin's, now tied up in the courts. [inset-1-right]..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Challenge of Playing Living People in Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field
The cast discusses how hard it can be getting into the skin of living people in Anna Deavere Smith’s play
"...the treatment of minorities in the U.S., Native American courts, police brutality, and more, through figures such as Ifill;..."

March 1, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Judges Not Ready to Endorse Public Defender Plan
Proposed office's future even more uncertain
"...District Judge Brenda Kennedy, presiding judge of the criminal courts, announced in a Feb. 15 letter that none of..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Lege Lines: A Win for Brewers, a Scam for Paxtons, and More
This bill's for you
"...v. Wade. Mississippi passed a heartbeat law last week; courts have for now halted laws passed in North Dakota,..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A. Sinclair
"...Sixties vocal groups. Instrumental closer "Just Remind Me Again" courts wistfulness that culminates in quick, detuned deflation. As such,..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Review by Libby Webster

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion
"...there's support from both parties and the state's highest courts for substantial enough changes to (in Whit­mire's view) avert..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Pressley’s Zombie Council Fight Gets Snuffed
Texas Supreme Court declares an end to 2014(!) city election
"...imposed upon her and her attorney by the lower courts for their "frivolous" claims (including accusing election officials of..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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