After a contentious campaign, Alison Alter, former member of the Austin Parks and Recreation Board, upset incumbent city council member Sheri Gallo in a runoff election for the Austin City Council District 10 seat Tuesday.
The amount of hate crimes targeting Muslims is the highest it has been since 9/11, having increased about 33 percent in Austin in the past two years, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Brian Manley, Austin Police Department chief of staff, will serve as interim police chief starting Dec. 1 after Chief Art Acevedo begins his new role as the Houston Police Department police chief at the end of the month.
White Lives Matter supporters protested on the Texas State Capitol grounds on Saturday afternoon November 19th. Black Lives Matter supporters responded with a protest of their own and outnumbered the White Lives Matters supporters.
The words of Charles Albert Tindley’s “We Shall Overcome” pierced through the crisp winter air Sunday evening as Reverend Carmarion Anderson sang to remind a crowd of students and Austinites of the 24 trans lives lost in the U.S. since January at the 2016 Austin Transgender Day of Remembrance.