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  • APDpepperspray
    Police officers in downtown Austin may soon be outfitted with body cameras pending purchasing approval from the Austin City Council, according to the Austin American Statesman. The successful completion of a pilot program that tested the equipment moves the Austin Police Department closer to its goal of providing 500 officers with lapel cameras. Cops patrolling […]
  • tapwaterflowing
    Several counties in Texas have drinking water laced with a group of disinfectant chemicals that may cause damage to the liver, kidney, and thyroid. Exceedingly high levels of trihalomethanes (THM) were recently found in drinking water in Kyle, Blanco, and Hutto. The discovery angered some Texans who say they were not issued proper warnings, and […]
  • AustinTattooMom
    A woman from the Austin area has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor after allowing her children to get tattoos. Ashley Weir, 31, permitted her boyfriend’s brother, a registered sex offender, to tattoo her three children, all of whom are younger than 13-years-old. The Austin Police Department got involved after they were contacted by […]
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    If you think about it for a minute, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense that Austin Mayor Steve Adler got stuck in a fight with Uber and Lyft. (Article by Noah Kulwin, republished from Adler is a progressive Democrat in charge of a deeply blue city in one of the reddest states in the country. […]
  • Cruz and Trump
    AUSTIN (AP/KXAN) — Ted Cruz accused Republican presidential rival Donald Trump of stoking false rumors about his personal life on Friday, charging that the billionaire businessman and GOP front-runner is trafficking in “sleaze” and “slime.” (Article by Kylie McGivern, republished from Speaking to reporters in Wisconsin, Cruz said the campaign has taken a “darker turn.” He […]
  • Donald-Trump-2
    OVERNIGHT : Clinton has edge over Trump on range of issues, according to AP-GfK poll, per Julie Pace and Emily Swanson. “Even when asked which of the two candidates would be best at ‘making American great’ — the central promise of Trump’s campaign — Americans are slightly more likely to side with Clinton, according to the poll.” […]
  • PictureAustinWomen
    Austin, Texas (CNN)Whether you’re international pop sensation Taylor Swift or recording manager Taylor Brode, being a woman in the music industry isn’t easy, three high-powered female leaders in independent music say. (Article by Daniella Diaz, republished from But Brode, Molly Neuman and Maggie Vail say they’re doing their best to change that. After experiences in […]
  • uber-chauffeur-worden
    The Austin City Council on Thursday closed one large loophole in the city’s criminal background checks for taxi, shuttle and limousine drivers, voting to make those checks national in scope. (Article by Ben Wear, republished from Up until now, the background checks for most of those drivers were limited to Texas offenses. The checks were […]
  • Ban The Box
    The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process. (Article by Hannah McBride, republished from Update, March 24: After two hours of public testimony, Austin City Council passed the fair chance hiring ordinance, with council members Don Zimmerman and Ellen Troxclair voting against […]
  • 013Sor_Juana
    At a time when educating women defied social, cultural and religious norms, 17th century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz became an acclaimed poet, playwright and self-taught scholar. (Article by Nancy Flores, republished from Sor Juana, as she’s known, is often described as the first feminist of the Americas for her trailblazing writing […]