Articles tagged: Travis County
José Garza represents a new wave of reform-minded DAs who want to end the war on drugs and prosecute police officers who kill.
“Progressive prosecutor” can sound like a catchall descriptor for any district attorney willing to pack fewer bodies into jails and prisons. But one race th...Read More
In Harris County, Kim Ogg’s more cautious approach to reform wins big while Travis County’s incumbent DA still faces a challenge from the left.
Kim Ogg’s bruising primary fight to remain Harris County District Attorney was one of the most closely watched races in criminal justice reform circles headin...Read More
Video: ‘Traumatic, Unnecessary’ Arrest of Austin Woman Shows How Cops Can Worsen Mental Health Crises
Bodycam footage of police arresting a young woman diagnosed with schizophrenia shows how Texas cops turn mental health emergencies into traumatic confrontations—and even deportations.
Everything was fine, until suddenly it wasn’t. On the morning of July 19, 2018, Tania Silva was wandering through East Austin, acting oddly. Silva, a 21-yea...Read More
Renter, Beware: Millions of Texans Could Soon Face Higher Fees for Late Rent, with Little Recourse to Fight Back
Tenant advocates say proposed legislation nearing the governor’s desk could lead to increased evictions.
UPDATE: Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1414 into law on June 10. It is effective September 1. In July 2014, Cathi and Tara Cleven signed a one-year lea...Read More
Judges and an aggrieved defense bar are derailing talks to build a public defender’s office in Travis County.
Austin is the largest city in the country without a public defender’s office to help represent poor people accused of crimes. In Texas, the only other big cit...Read More
The Austin judge presiding over two defamation cases against the InfoWars founder indicated there’s a solid chance Jones will have to go to trial — again.
Illustration/Sunny Sone Few people in our era would seem to have as unbalanced a karmic checkbook as Alex Jones, the loudest man in Texas. For years, long befor...Read More
D’Souza is lying to his audiences on a vast scale, making them more immune to a shared reality.
Dinesh D’Souza’s first words in his new movie, Death of a Nation: Can We Save America A Second Time?, have the unmistakable ring of accidental truth. “Whe...Read More
Texas Greens say a vote for Stein isn’t a vote for Trump, promote down-ballot candidates.
Texas Greens say a vote for Stein isn’t a vote for Trump, promote down-ballot candidates....Read More
Unpacking the heat about guns on campus, plus Trump supporters explain their support for the Donald — or at least give it their best shot.
On the podcast: A trio of Texas Monthly writers helps us unpack the heat about guns on campus, plus Trump supporters explain their support for the Donald — or...Read More