Headlines

Austin City

Orpheum Theatre to premiere award-winning Avett Brothers film

siouxcityjournal.com

Orpheum Theatre to premiere award-winning Avett Brothers film

- SIOUX CITY | An award-winning film charting the decade-and-a-half rise of the Grammy Award-nominated band The Avett Brothers will premiere nationwide Sept. 12, including a showing at the Orpheum Theatre. Directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers," chronicles the band and the creation of its 2016 album "True Sadness." The film received the Audience Award in the 24 Beats Per Second category at the 2017 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas
Read More ...

Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Music |  Theater |  Bands |  Debut |  Premieres | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Austin | 

Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks?

mystatesman.com

Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks?

- As a part of our Austin Answered series, where we look to readers for questions to direct our reporting, one reader asked, “Who is Maufrais, and why is his name on Austin sidewalks?” “The Maufrais (say ‘mau-fris’) Cement Co. was the source for concrete in Austin for many years. Founder Alexis and son William began it in 1893; the business closed in 1988
Read More ...

Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 

San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4

mystatesman.com

San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4

- The city of San Marcos will not join the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the state’s new immigration law, officials announced Tuesday night. While those cities have waged public battles against the Senate Bill 4, the so-called sanctuary cities ban, San Marcos has been noticeably quiet on the issue — to the disdain of many of its residents who for months have urged it to take action
Read More ...

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Houston |  Dallas |  Austin |  St. Marks | 

AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

yahoo.com

AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

Charlottesville attack fuels push to rename Austin’s Robert E. Lee Road

mystatesman.com

Charlottesville attack fuels push to rename Austin’s Robert E. Lee Road

- City Council Member Ann Kitchen on Tuesday said she will spearhead an effort to rename Robert E. Lee Road in South Austin as a chorus of residents call for the Confederate general’s name to be stricken from Austin streets in light of the Charlottesville, Va., attack. Calls for the street to be renamed have grown since Saturday, when a suspected white supremacist rammed his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, many of them calling for the removal of a statue there of Lee
Read More ...

Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

wmur.com

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

wlwt.com

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

wvtm13.com

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

wesh.com

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

ketv.com

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

kcci.com

How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

Six arrested inside Texas AG Ken Paxton’s building after DACA protest

mystatesman.com

Six arrested inside Texas AG Ken Paxton’s building after DACA protest

- Six protesters, including the head of Austin’s education union, were arrested in front of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office Tuesday after refusing to move away from the building doors in a show support for an immigration program that Paxton wants gone. State troopers removed the protesters – three of them from Austin, three from Houston – from the building and brought them inside
Read More ...

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Texas |  Ford |  Austin | 

AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

mystatesman.com

AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

- AUSTIN, Texas A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

The best places to grab a drink poolside in Austin

mystatesman.com

The best places to grab a drink poolside in Austin

- We’re in the dog days of summer now, folks. The heat seems stifling and neverending, and it’s no longer exciting to have the prospect of a long several months of warm, sunny days laid out in front of us. Last month, we told you about five hotel pools that offer free hours or day passes for locals, so we decided to round up a list of pools that you can enjoy with a cold drink in your hand
Read More ...

Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 

Austin among ‘hottest’ U.S. cities, in more ways than one 

mystatesman.com

Austin among ‘hottest’ U.S. cities, in more ways than one 

- Austin’s a hot city to live in, and as anyone who’s ever set foot here, it’s also scorching hot in the summer. Sparefoot, a personal storage company, recently put together a list of the “hottest hottest cities in the United States,” ranking cities with growing populations and rising temperatures. Austin landed in the No. 5 spot of Sparefoot’s list. According to Census data, the city’s population increased by 17,738 between 2015-16
Read More ...

Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 

Cat rescuer at Austin Pets Alive was known for kindness — and sass

mystatesman.com

Cat rescuer at Austin Pets Alive was known for kindness — and sass

- First, there was the name: Lundy. Just Lundy. Like Prince or Sting. His one-word moniker was his legal name, as evidenced by his driver’s license. And then, of course, there were the cats, the thousands of them he loved and helped save over his nine years with Austin Pets Alive! (APA). Lundy isn’t someone most Austinites would ever know. But in the animal rescue world, he was renowned for his tireless work finding homes for unwanted cats, his friends say
Read More ...

Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 

Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update

inquisitr.com

Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update

- Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth this June. For the past two months, they have not posted very many picture from their lives together, which hinted that they have been busy settling down. They only uploaded two photos from their post-wedding life, which has kept the fans of Jill & Jessa Counting On wanting to know more about their lives together. Finally, the couple got around to giving a proper update from their daily lives
Read More ...

Categories: Life & Style |  Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Weddings |  Family |  Husbands |  Marriage | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 

As a judge, Abbott blessed SOS ordinance, the epitome of local control

mystatesman.com

As a judge, Abbott blessed SOS ordinance, the epitome of local control

- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been on a tear lately against local control. He signed legislation on Memorial Day that pre-empts ride-hailing rules in Austin and other cities. His to-do list for the special session of the Legislature included a crackdown on local rules concerning tree removal, use of a cellphone while driving and access to bathrooms by transgender people. Abbott finds the capital city’s embrace of local control especially galling
Read More ...

Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 

Popular Stories

Ex-Longhorn Mack looks to grow with transfer to Alabama
Ex-Longhorn Mack looks to grow with transfer to Alabama COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Sometimes, relationships don’t work out. That’s a lesson that former Dreher standout Tevin Mack had to learn over the last year. The former Class 3-A All-State Player of the Year made his way to Texas and spent two years with the Longhorns. He even led the team in scoring in Austin. “Leading the team in scoring was big for me because I think a lot of people didn’t see that for me last year,” Mack said   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Atlantic |  South Carolina |  Alabama |  Austin | 
Austin City Council weighs $122 million one-stop development office
Austin City Council weighs $122 million one-stop development office The Austin City Council on Thursday will consider issuing about $122 million in debt to buy a 5-acre parking lot at the former Highland Mall to be developed into a one-stop shop for resident’s permitting and development needs. If approved, the new Planning and Development Center would realign where city staff are located by moving more than 400 employees from the overcrowded One Texas Center, just south of downtown, to several miles from City Hall in an area adjacent to the Austin Community College Highland Campus   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
Austin Elite Rugby turning pro with expanded stadium plan
Austin Elite Rugby turning pro with expanded stadium plan Fresh off a club national championship, the Austin Huns will move into Major League Rugby in 2018 with a new name and plans for an expanded stadium. The Huns, formed in 1972, are re-launching as Austin Elite Rugby. Amateur teams in the program will still compete as the Huns, but the pro team will be known as Austin Elite. “It’s important for us to become the Central Texas professional rugby team,” co-owner Richard Osborn told the American-Statesman on Wednesday   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Rugby Football | 
Places: North America |  United States |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
Orpheum Theatre to premiere award-winning Avett Brothers film
Orpheum Theatre to premiere award-winning Avett Brothers film SIOUX CITY | An award-winning film charting the decade-and-a-half rise of the Grammy Award-nominated band The Avett Brothers will premiere nationwide Sept. 12, including a showing at the Orpheum Theatre. Directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers," chronicles the band and the creation of its 2016 album "True Sadness." The film received the Audience Award in the 24 Beats Per Second category at the 2017 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas   Read More ...
Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Music |  Theater |  Bands |  Debut |  Premieres | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Austin | 
NEW INFO: Man suspected in fatal hit-and-run in Taylor arrest in Austin, police say
NEW INFO: Man suspected in fatal hit-and-run in Taylor arrest in Austin, police say A man suspected in a hit-and-run crash in Taylor that left one teen dead and another injured on Aug. 8 was arrested at a job site in Austin on Wednesday, according to Taylor Police. Missael Padilla Lopez, 21, faces a second-degree felony charge for leaving the scene of the crash that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Sharonda Barrett, police said   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks?
Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks? As a part of our Austin Answered series, where we look to readers for questions to direct our reporting, one reader asked, “Who is Maufrais, and why is his name on Austin sidewalks?” “The Maufrais (say ‘mau-fris’) Cement Co. was the source for concrete in Austin for many years. Founder Alexis and son William began it in 1893; the business closed in 1988   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4
San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4 The city of San Marcos will not join the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the state’s new immigration law, officials announced Tuesday night. While those cities have waged public battles against the Senate Bill 4, the so-called sanctuary cities ban, San Marcos has been noticeably quiet on the issue — to the disdain of many of its residents who for months have urged it to take action   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Houston |  Dallas |  Austin |  St. Marks | 
JUST IN: Austin police announce no-refusal initiative ahead of Labor Day
JUST IN: Austin police announce no-refusal initiative ahead of Labor Day Police on Wednesday announced a no-refusal period that will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday and run through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. APD will make detectives available throughout the period to help apply for blood-draw warrants to anyone suspected of driving while intoxicated who refuses to taken a voluntary blood or breath test. “No Refusal is not about making as many arrests as we can,” said Lt   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
‘Bathroom bill’ dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends
‘Bathroom bill’ dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again — which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  West |  Mountain |  New Mexico |  Austin | 
JUST IN: Man busted trying to bring pot, meth on airplane at ABIA, police say
JUST IN: Man busted trying to bring pot, meth on airplane at ABIA, police say Austin police arrested a man on Monday at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for attempting to pass through airport security with a bag of weed hidden in his sock, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Wednesday. The document said a Transportation Security Agency officer spotted a bulge above the man’s shoe as he passed through a body scanner at the airport’s South Terminal and alerted authorities   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Austin | 
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
Charlottesville attack fuels push to rename Austin’s Robert E. Lee Road
Charlottesville attack fuels push to rename Austin’s Robert E. Lee Road City Council Member Ann Kitchen on Tuesday said she will spearhead an effort to rename Robert E. Lee Road in South Austin as a chorus of residents call for the Confederate general’s name to be stricken from Austin streets in light of the Charlottesville, Va., attack. Calls for the street to be renamed have grown since Saturday, when a suspected white supremacist rammed his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, many of them calling for the removal of a statue there of Lee   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
'Bathroom bill’ dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends
'Bathroom bill’ dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again — which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018
Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018 Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections, a three-judge federal panel ruled Tuesday. Courts have chided Texas in recent years for intentional racial discrimination in voting maps and a strict voter ID law, and the state must now quickly redo two of the state's 36 congressional districts. One is held by Democrat Lloyd Doggett of Austin and the other by Republican Blake Farenthold   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Federal courts | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again — which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press. Updated 12:44 am, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again — which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Austin | 
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again - which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends
'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again — which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. Legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
Casa de Luz co-founder Maryann Rose dies | The Feed
Casa de Luz co-founder Maryann Rose dies | The Feed An explorer and visionary with a passion for community and wellness, Casa de Luz co-founder Maryann Rose died early Monday in Austin. She was 73. A native of Dallas, Rose moved to Austin during its bohemian heyday. She met Wayo Longoria at the East West Center in 1984. When the center on South Fifth Street in South Austin burned down in 1989, the tight-knit community fostered by the center “was scrambling to figure out where to eat,” Longoria said   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Austin | 
Six arrested inside Texas AG Ken Paxton’s building after DACA protest
Six arrested inside Texas AG Ken Paxton’s building after DACA protest Six protesters, including the head of Austin’s education union, were arrested in front of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office Tuesday after refusing to move away from the building doors in a show support for an immigration program that Paxton wants gone. State troopers removed the protesters – three of them from Austin, three from Houston – from the building and brought them inside   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Texas |  Ford |  Austin | 
2 Texas Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutional, Court Rules
2 Texas Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutional, Court Rules Photo A federal court invalidated two of Texas’ congressional districts on Tuesday, concluding that they violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting power of minorities. In — part of a long-running legal battle — a three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas found that District 27, which includes Corpus Christi, had been drawn to deny voters in a heavily Hispanic county “their opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice,” and that race had been the primary factor in drawing District 35, a narrow strip that stretches from San Antonio to Austin   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018
Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018 AUSTIN, Texas — A federal court has ruled that Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections. The decision Tuesday ordered changes to two of Texas' 36 congressional districts. One is held by Democrat Lloyd Doggett of Austin and the other by Republican Blake Farenthold. The ruling was not a complete victory for Democrats and minority rights groups that wanted more sweeping changes   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Federal courts | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal court has ruled that Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections. The decision Tuesday ordered changes to two of Texas' 36 congressional districts. One is held by Democrat Lloyd Doggett of Austin and the other by Republican Blake Farenthold. The ruling was not a complete victory for Democrats and minority rights groups that wanted more sweeping changes   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Federal courts | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering
AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals had all but extinguished in the final hours of a special legislative session that ends Wednesday, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again, he would politically risk a third failed attempt with the rest of the country watching   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Austin | 
NEW DETAILS: Fight over military branches led to killing in North Austin, police say
NEW DETAILS: Fight over military branches led to killing in North Austin, police say Austin police say a suspect who was arrested on Sunday and charged with murder stomped a man to death during an argument about the branches of the military and admitted to the killing as he was being arrested, court papers filed Tuesday reveal. An arrest affidavit provides the first clues about what may have motivated the death of 57-year-old Allen Niedermann in front of a gas station, near the Northcross Mall sopping center in North Austin on Sunday night   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
The best places to grab a drink poolside in Austin
The best places to grab a drink poolside in Austin We’re in the dog days of summer now, folks. The heat seems stifling and neverending, and it’s no longer exciting to have the prospect of a long several months of warm, sunny days laid out in front of us. Last month, we told you about five hotel pools that offer free hours or day passes for locals, so we decided to round up a list of pools that you can enjoy with a cold drink in your hand   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
Austin City Council will begin process of renaming Robert E. Lee Road
Austin City Council will begin process of renaming Robert E. Lee Road Austin will begin the process of trying to change the name of Robert E. Lee Road in South Austin, City Council members said Tuesday, after recent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va, that turned violent. City Council member Ann Kitchen, whose district includes the road, said she would bring forward an application to change the name of the road and ask the community to suggest alternatives   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
Online petition to rename Robert E. Lee Road now has more than 12,000 signatures 
Online petition to rename Robert E. Lee Road now has more than 12,000 signatures  As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 12,700 people had signed the petition urging the city of Austin to change the road’s name. “It is way past time that a progressive city such as Austin abandoned such a memorial to a confederate traitor and used that space to commemorate a more local hero who was on the right side of history,” the Change   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Austin | 
Austin police seeking drivers following two hit-and-runs
Austin police announced Tuesday they are searching for two drivers in two separate fatal hit-and-run cases over the last three days. The first took place shortly before midnight on Saturday at the intersection of William Cannon and Elm Creek drives when a speeding Chevrolet pickup truck slammed into the side of a Nissan Altima, killing the sedan’s driver, according to Austin police   Read More ...
Places: United States |  South |  Southcentral US |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin | 
Event to promote 'true Confederate heritage' set for Sept. 2 in Austin
Event to promote 'true Confederate heritage' set for Sept. 2 in Austin Organizers say a rally and march set to take place in downtown Austin at the beginning of September will promote “true Confederate heritage.” A Facebook event page hosted by the Texas Confederate Militia says the Dixie Freedom Rally, scheduled for Sept. 2 at Woolridge Square, 900 Guadalupe Street, will feature live music, guest speakers and a march to the Capitol and Confederate monuments nearby   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Texas |  Travis |  Austin |