UT-Austin Students Arrested After Protesting Job-Cutting Plan

Eighteen UT-Austin students staged a sit-in Wednesday outside President Bill Powers’ office, demanding the university halt a plan that puts 500 staff jobs on the chopping block.

Greg Abbott Proposes Statewide District for Struggling Schools

Texas gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott is embracing an “achievement school district”—a school turnaround program that could hand public schools over to charter operators—in his education proposals.

Rick Perry’s New Scandal Grows Legs—What’s Next?

Rick Perry’s office tried to dislodge the Travis County DA even after he stripped her office of funding. That may strengthen the case currently being considered by a grand jury.

To Kill? Or Not to Kill?

As executions decline in Texas, a small-town prosecutor decides whether to seek the death penalty.

Austin Writers and Artists Go “Way Behind the Music”

On Thursday, April 24, a slew of Austin artists, writers and performers will take the stage at The North Door for a performance of […]

New Redistricting Lawsuit Would Tilt State Senate In Favor of White Voters

An effort to change the way Texas draws state senate districts could have important consequences for the way the state does politics.

Reading in Austin: Elizabeth McCracken presents Thunderstruck

Elizabeth McCracken will be at Austin’s BookPeople at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, to speak and sign copies of her new book, Thunderstruck & Other Stories.

David Dewhurst Going Out with a Whimper, Not a Bang

Some wondered if Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst would bring out the big guns against Dan Patrick in their primary runoff. Dew’s gone negative, but not very well.

Witnessing Democracy in El Salvador

Robert Leleux traveled to El Salvador with Sissy Farenthold to observe a notable presidential election.

WTF Friday: Jesus Christ, Killer

In this week’s WTF Friday, the Texas Nationalist Movement does some minority outreach and a Wichita Falls cop explains Jesus Christ, killer.