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  • Austin City Council
    At this point, “Keep Austin Weird” has become more of a callback to a bygone era than an actual lifestyle tip. But every now and then, something happens here that truly couldn’t happen anywhere else. And in 2016, a year that has proven to keep getting weirder by the day, Austin City Council provided us […]
  • Politics
    AUSTIN — Women have been registering to vote at a faster pace than men in Texas while people with Hispanic surnames represent about one fourth of the newly registered voters across the state. That’s according to an analysis of new voter information done by a veteran Republican data consultant. Article by The Texas Secretary of […]
  • MobillityBond
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler and supporters of the proposed $720 million mobility bond will have help from a friend—and Adler’s one-time foe on the campaign trail. (Article by JJ Velasquez) Former Council Member Mike Martinez, who was Adler’s opponent in the 2014 mayoral election, endorsed the proposed bond Aug. 5 at a press conference in […]
  • trans_bath
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced at a press conference Wednesday the state’s decision to file a lawsuit against President Obama’s directive to force public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom or locker room that matches their gender identity. The New York Times reports that while the directive is not legally binding, […]
  • AustinCityHall
    Aside from BBQ, football and guns, Texas is known for its love of freedom, including its “Don’t tread on me” attitude, an attractive attribute drawing in hundreds of thousands of out-of-state migrants. The freedom-loving state is a beacon of light for citizens and businesses alike looking to escape the burden of government over-regulation, which is […]
  • 2014-11-25_Steve_Adler_Michael_Baez59228
    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 […]