A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by an Austin police officer in a South Austin Randall’s parking lot on April 22. The incident marked 2016’s fifth officer-involved shooting in Austin, contributing to this year’s slight increase in the number of shootings in the city over the past two years.
As soldiers returned from World War II and young Austinites looked for nightly entertainment in the late ’40s and ’50s, they were often drawn in by the sounds of jazz and blues music spilling out of downtown clubs on East 11th and 12th Streets.
Bertha Delgado watched the landscape of her East Austin community slowly shift as new, sleeker homes replaced the ones she had known all her life. Entire families vanished, and soon, murals and businesses followed suit.
Since March, a piece of legislation signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) banning transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in North Carolina has sparked a national conversation over whether gender-neutral bathrooms harm people’s safety or protect the rights of transgender and non-binary individuals.
After an openly gay local pastor alleged he unknowingly purchased a cake from Whole Foods with a derogatory slur written on it, the company has been stuck in a crisis management situation that it has handled in an appropriate and timely manner, according to a UT public relations professor.
Nearly three percent of all registered Austin voters turned out to cast their ballots on the first two days of early voting for the May 7 municipal election, when Austinites will have the final say on recently approved ride-hailing regulations.