Tag Archives: Austin
“Children whose fathers are locked up, they need to see somebody like me on City Council,” said Conway.
Last spring, Lewis Conway Jr., a 47-year-old community organizer, began planning a campaign for Austin City Council like most candidates do. He gathered friends...Read More
Activists said the contract would perpetuate a broken system of citizen oversight and shield cops who engage in misconduct.
Late Wednesday night, after almost nine hours of impassioned public testimony, Austin City Council rejected a police union contract that watchdogs say would per...Read More
Students at UT-Austin Wednesday protested both proposed tax legislation and what they say are exploitative labor conditions.
As part of a series of protests nationwide, around 200 graduate students walked out of classrooms, labs and office hours at the University of Texas at Austin We...Read More
Representative Stephanie Klick was honored for her work on legalizing medical marijuana for certain patients with epilepsy. But she voted against expanding the legislation for other conditions this session.
On Tuesday night, inside a bland aluminum building in far South Austin, a few dozen people took turns poking their heads into the Honorable Representative Steph...Read More
Austin is the latest city where activists have sought police reform by targeting collective bargaining agreements.
For a manual on police union negotiations, Ron DeLord’s early work makes for an entertaining read. The former head of the Combined Law Enforcement Association...Read More
About 70 people battled the rain Friday to protest against the attorney general. Some brought a homemade Klansman robe to trample with other activists.
About 70 protesters are at the corner of 9th & Congress in downtown Austin where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is speaking. Activists say they're...Read More
“How harshly you’re treated for possessing cannabis in Texas now varies city by city, county by county.”
Remember David Simpson? He was a peculiar kind of conservative lawmaker, about as fundamentalist Christian as they come, while also passionately articulating th...Read More
APD’s refusal to act on recommendations given by a citizen review panel suggests that the city's 16-year experiment in police oversight has failed.
Richard Munroe just wanted to talk to someone when he called 911 at 3:48 a.m. on July 5, 2015. Sobbing and drunk, the 25-year-old Austin man unloaded on the dis...Read More
Does a company that puts ankle monitors on undocumented immigrants provide a helpful service, or a debt trap for desperate people?
The first person Rosy Valdez met when she left the immigrant detention center in Houston was a middle-aged man, who waited for her in the parking lot holding a ...Read More