Players with the Texas Express, Brenham’s minor league football team, come from all over the state to do the thing they love best. They practice after working long days at jobs, or taking care of their families, or studying for school. They pay for their own uniforms and field time and referees. They follow their coach because they believe in him as much as they believe in the game.
A children’s speech pathologist who worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Pflugerville, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she will not engage in a boycott of Israel. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech.
Police accountability activists like Austin’s Peaceful Streets have made it their job to document police misconduct by regularly filming police actions downtown. The Austin Police Department says that filming is aggressive and meant to incite reactions from officers.
After the city shut down HausBar Farm because of issues with zoning and animal processing, city staffers revisited the farm code and the definition of an urban farm. What exactly is an urban farm and how does it fit into a changing east Austin.
Lench Martinez is a fourth generation Austinite who has watched his community torn apart by gentrification. He channeled his frustration into his music, writing a hip hop song that exploded on social media.
Studies reveal that violent, sexualized threats and hate speech online disproportionately target women, especially in marginalized groups. That is even more true when women are leaders and seek power. Eight women who have run for political office share their experience.
Faith Tissot was removed from her home by CPS when she was 6-years-old, carrying nothing but a small, empty suitcase. Now she and her family donate backpacks to other children entering the foster care system.