Tag Archives: Austin
But it ain’t easy.
It took more than four months, a bombardment of letters and calls and protests, an FBI investigation, a federal lawsuit and the intervention of at least 46 memb...Read More
A new documentary and a 2016 memoir by the 3-D-printed-gun designer reveal a vision of Austin as a paranoid libertarian mecca.
A new documentary and a 2016 memoir by the 3D-printed-gun designer reveal a vision of Austin as a paranoid libertarian mecca. – by Michael Agresta @magres...Read More
Breaion King’s arrest was quotidian to police, life-altering for her and reveals the chasm between police and the people they’re supposed to protect and serve.
“I’m in my car. Why do I have to put out my cigarette?” That’s what an irritated Sandra Bland asked the Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who pu...Read More
Progressive activists can take a lesson from Austin’s paid sick leave campaign, which succeeded in part because it reached people typically excluded from politics.
In my nearly three years covering city government in Austin, I’ve seen a lot of big crowds show up at City Hall. But the hundreds who showed up last Thursday ...Read More
After five raucous hours, the Austin City Council passed a policy providing paid sick leave to at least 87,000 Austinites. Council members say they hope other Texas cities will soon follow.
At nearly 1 a.m. on Thursday night, the Austin City Council passed a citywide, mandatory paid sick leave policy that will provide sick days to around 87,000 wor...Read More
After an Observer report, Austin Democrat Lloyd Doggett is demanding a host of new details from ICE about last February's raids.
Congressman Lloyd Doggett is calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release a raft of new information about immigration raids conducted last Fe...Read More
ICE Arrestó Casi Tres Veces Más Inmigrantes De Lo Reportado Durante las Redadas del Año Pasado en Austin
La agencia declaró en febrero pasado que la operación realizó 51 arrestos, pero información obtenida por el Observer reveló que el número fue de 132.
Read in English. En febrero pasado, una redada de Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sacudió el área de Austin, llevando consigo a un amplio número de...Read More
ICE Arrested Nearly Three Times as Many Immigrants During Last Year’s Austin Raid Than Previously Reported
The agency said last February's operation netted 51 arrests, but an Observer information request revealed the number is 132.
Leer en español. Last February, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid rocked the Austin area, sweeping up a broad swath of immigrants, including sc...Read More