Let’s talk about Texas, schoolbooks, and the Attorney General’s race – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick paying up – Beau of the Fifth Column

Austin Police Officer Who Shot Mike Ramos Indicted On A Second Murder Charge

Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer who fatally shot 42-year-old Mike Ramos in April 2020, has been indicted on another murder charge. Mauris DeSilva, a 46-year-old neuroscientist, was having a mental health crisis in July 2019 when he was killed by Austin police. A Travis County special grand jury issued indictments in the case Friday againstContinue reading “Austin Police Officer Who Shot Mike Ramos Indicted On A Second Murder Charge”

Texas parent rips mask off teacher’s face, school official warns: ‘Do not fight mask wars in our schools’

Masked and ready to start the new academic year, students in Austin’s Eanes Independent School District returned to campuses excited to reunite with friends and meet their new teachers. “Campus principals report several ‘magical moments,’” Tom Leonard, the superintendent, said in a note to parents and staff on Tuesday, one day before the district’s firstContinue reading “Texas parent rips mask off teacher’s face, school official warns: ‘Do not fight mask wars in our schools’”

Austin judge signs order to block arrests of Democrats who refuse to return to Texas Capitol for special session

A state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking the arrest of House Democrats who have broken quorum, paving the way for those who remain outside the state to return home without threat of arrest. A state district judge in Travis County issued an order blocking the arrest of House Democrats who haveContinue reading “Austin judge signs order to block arrests of Democrats who refuse to return to Texas Capitol for special session”

Army sergeant indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges after fatally shooting Austin protester Garrett Foster in 2020

Army Sgt. Daniel Perry shot and killed Foster, who was legally armed, after an altercation during a protest against police brutality last summer, police said. Perry argues it was in self defense. A Travis County grand jury on Thursday indicted Army Sgt. Daniel Perry on charges of murder, aggravated assault and deadly conduct after he shotContinue reading “Army sergeant indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges after fatally shooting Austin protester Garrett Foster in 2020”

4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead across US

At least four major U.S. cities were reeling from an onslaught of mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 39 people wounded, five dead and police officials alarmed that the surge in gun violence is a prelude to a bloody summer as the nation emerges from the pandemic. Police in Austin, Cleveland, ChicagoContinue reading “4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead across US”

Austin shooting: Police still searching for fugitive with 3 dead, shelter in place lifted

Austin police are still searching for the suspect after three people were killed in a shooting near an apartment complex in the Arboretum area of northwest Austin. The scene was previously reported as a possible active shooter situation, however, Austin Police Department now says it appears it was an isolated domestic event. After more thanContinue reading “Austin shooting: Police still searching for fugitive with 3 dead, shelter in place lifted”

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