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Jeff Sessions Removed From Office

Jeff Sessions Removed From Office

November 16, 2018

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, stunned the populace with his resignation from his post only a day after the midterms. To fill his position, President Trump appointed Matt Whitaker a...

Texas Education Board Set to Approve Curriculum Some Say is Historically Inaccurate

Texas Education Board Set to Approve Curriculum Some Say is Historically Inaccurate

November 15, 2018

Approaching the podium, Dallas middle school teacher Ron Francis faced the circle of 15 large, wooden desks at the Texas State Board of Education’s September meeting. The board was discussing changes to t...

Midterm Elections Grip Texas and the Nation

Midterm Elections Grip Texas and the Nation

November 6, 2018

Nov. 6, 2018 is one of the biggest political days for the United States in recent history. This year’s midterm elections “could shape the nation for years” since this will be the election that determines how the United States is currently feeling towards Do...

Beto O’Rourke Speaks Outside of Voting Stations Around Austin

Beto O’Rourke Speaks Outside of Voting Stations Around Austin

November 2, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, two days after early voting opened in Texas, Democratic candidate for Senate Beto O’Rourke spoke at a small rally organized near the Purple Sage Elementary voting station....

Beto O’Rourke Austin Mural Vandalized

Beto O’Rourke Austin Mural Vandalized

November 2, 2018

Over the past weekend, the recently unveiled mural of El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke was vandalized. On the first day of early voting in Texas, Oct. 22, artist Chris Rogers posted an Instagram phot...

Ted Cruz Leads Beto O’Rourke 51 to 46, Quinnipiac Poll Finds

Ted Cruz Leads Beto O’Rourke 51 to 46, Quinnipiac Poll Finds

October 30, 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leads El Paso Democrat Beto O'Rourke by 5 percentage points, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The poll, released Monday with just over a week left before...

Austin Water Utility Issues City-Wide Boil Notice

Austin Water Utility Issues City-Wide Boil Notice

October 22, 2018

In response to the abnormal abundance of rain in the past week, the watershed of the Greater Austin Area brought sediment, debris, and contaminants directly into our daily water supply. To address this u...

Local Pet Store Hosts Pet-Tober-Fest

Local Pet Store Hosts Pet-Tober-Fest

October 21, 2018

After a highly successful 10 year run, the event coordinators of Dogtoberfest decided to take a hiatus from organizing the event, thus paving the way for local Austin pet store Phydeaux and Friends ...

Analysis: Texas’ School Finance Problem in One Pesky Chart

Analysis: Texas’ School Finance Problem in One Pesky Chart

October 10, 2018

There is a chart on page 205 of the newest edition of a wonky and essential Texas government publication called “Fiscal Size-Up: 2018-19 Biennium.” You might not be running to look it up — only...

Bill Cosby Imprisoned for Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby Imprisoned for Sexual Assault

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2018

Filed under Community & World, Uncategorized

“America’s dad” turned convicted sex-offender, Bill Cosby, is now in prison. After more than a dozen women came forward with statements that he had sexually assaulted them throughout his successful ...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Approved for General Senate Vote

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Approved for General Senate Vote

October 1, 2018

With an 11-10 decision, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has been voted through to the Senate. After three days of a televised trial, and repeated examination of Kavanaugh's young adult life, when he is a...

Childish Gambino Cancels ACL Performance

Childish Gambino Cancels ACL Performance

September 28, 2018

On Sept. 25, 2018, less than two weeks before the beginning of Austin City Limits Festival, Donald Glover cancelled his performances at the festival. He was set to perform on the Sundays of weekends one ...