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Austin’s on the Wrong Side of the 100th Meridian

The invisible line that divides the arid western part of the country from the wetter eastern half is on the move, and that has important implications for the Texas capital.

Meet Robert Lee. Not the Confederate general, the town. Robert Lee, Texas is a ranching community of 1,025 that lost its only source of water to the second-wors...Read More

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How ‘Hostile Design’ Hides in Plain Sight in Austin

Benches with strategically placed armrests, window sills with knobs, and bolts in the ground are just a few of the most common architectural elements meant to keep homeless people away.

Most nights, Julian “Lizard King” Reyes sleeps in his car, but he’s been stopped and ticketed so many times for lying down in public that he doesn’t rem...Read More

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Texas Attorney General Joins Legal Fight Against Paid Sick Days

The move throws state resources behind an attack on a policy that’s set to take effect in Austin in October and that could spread to Dallas and San Antonio.

On Monday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of business lobbyists and temp agencies in the legal battle to rip guaranteed paid sick days awa...Read More

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Indoctrinated

For one woman, that made a painful loss even worse — and she worries it could soon become routine across Texas.

A Catholic hospital in Austin forces patients who miscarry to consent to fetal burials. For one woman, that made a painful loss even worse — and she worries i...Read More

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Who Are the People Still Marching for Trump in Texas?

At a march in Austin, an odd coalition of out-of-staters, white supremacists and the ordinary supporters who maintain his GOP approval ratings.

More than a year into Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued tenure, what sort of person would show up to march in the streets in support of the president? On a Satur...Read More

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Texas Newspaper Readers Unite!

Simply by existing, journalism makes the incentives that guide government and culture marginally better, or at least that's the idea.

In March, the Austin American-Statesman announced that it was being sold by its corporate parent, Cox Media Group, to an ill-regarded New York company called Ga...Read More

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