The Austin Justice Coalition is clearly frustrated with city leadership, which has not responded to its request to cut $100 million in funding from the Austin Police Department and remove Chief Brian Manley (or make him resign).
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David Frost, 22, had never attended a protest before the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in May. Then the cell phone-wielding Austinite became a key player in a series of events that touched off major change in the Austin Police Department.
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The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is taking her turn at being the interviewer, putting Austinite Emily Ramshaw—a longtime local journalism trailblazer and co-founder and CEO of The 19th* news organization—in the hot seat at the organization's virtual summit event next week.
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This story has been updated to include quotes from the mayor's speech.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler delivered his annual "State of the City" address Wednesday evening, in which he discussed the coronavirus pandemic, police funding, the local economy, homelessness, transit and equity issues.
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Camila McConaughey, wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, and Adrienne Bosh, wife of retired basketball star Chris Bosh, are two well-known Austin residents participating in the social media trend #ChallengeAccepted.
Joe Rogan has confirmed the rumors that he's moving to Texas.
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University of Texas at Austin Classics Department Professor Thomas Hubbard, in a federal lawsuit filed in Austin this week, accused junior Sarah Blakemore and 10 unnamed people of libel for allegedly creating and distributing a flyer that claimed Hubbard advocated for pedophilia in his research on pederasty.
Netflix's hit show "Queer Eye" will resume casting in Austin after it paused production in March to abide by the shutdown, CultureMap reports.
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