July 27, 2017
  • Politics

    Council Member Greg Casar steers Austin’s fight against SB 4

    The legislative session that ended in May brought to light one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in modern state history — Senate Bill 4. Better known as Governor Greg Abbott’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities,” SB 4 is facing widespread resistance from pro-immigrant communities around Texas. At the local level, District 4 Council Member Greg Casar has been a [...]
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    Politics

    What are “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs?” Nobody really knows.

    In its professed zeal to protect religious Texans, the state Legislature has included within an increasing number of laws exemptions for those with “sincerely held religious beliefs.” Unfortunately, lawyers remain uncertain about the scope of “religious liberty” that it seemingly protects. One might begin with some practical examples of conduct that are not protected under almost all current readings of [...]
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    Politics

    Pulling out of Paris climate accord puts Americans at risk

    “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Donald Trump bragged as he announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord — a plan meant to fight climate change. How sadly ironic. He was boasting about representing people in one of the most polluted cities in the country. As Trump moves to [...]
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    Music

    New East Austin studio brings urban music community together

    East Austin’s African American musicians played an important role in the establishment of our city as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The unfortunate shrinking of black communities in Austin is an issue that needs to be tackled from several angles. In early June, an important step was taken in support of young artists of color: The Austin Parks [...]
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In the Spotlight

Hot Summer Nights at the Red River Cultural District

by Meredith Cox in Upcoming Events 0

The Red River Cultural District and KUTX presents the first annual Hot Summer Nights, a free and open to the public series featuring Austin music from July 13-16 at participating venues and restaurants, including Barracuda Austin, Beerland, Texas, Cheer Up Charlies, Elysium Austin, Empire Control Room & Garage, Mohawk Austin, The Side Bar, The Sidewinder,  Stubb’s Austin, Swan Dive, Waller Ballroom, German-Texan Heritage Society, Exploded Records at JuiceLand, Waller Creek Pub House, Koriente Restaurant, Arlo’s, Hoboken Pie, Shawarma Point, Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant and The Beverly. The event will also feature local food, vintage sellers, and artisan vendors along with live music. Hot Summer Nights lineup includes White Denim, The Octopus Project, Israel [...]

To Do Música

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    To Do Musica

    Brown Sound News, July

    Brown Sound News is TODO Austin’s monthly take on what’s happening in Austin Latin music and what to know this month. Patricia Vonne performed [...]
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    To Do Musica

    To Do Música, July

    To Do Música is TODO Austin’s monthly take of all the best música events in Austin – banda, tejano, conunto, ranchera, cumbia and more. [...]
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