The community of about 17,000 faces some of the most challenging issues in Travis County.
Advocates are optimistic about the possible reform of marijuana laws during the 2019 Texas legislative session.
Danielle Skidmore, a trans woman who ran in 2018 election, failed in her bid. But she sees promise in the rise of LGBTQ candidates.
O’Rourke’s defeat left some East Texas Democrats asking: If a hardworking, ready-for-prime-time candidate such as O’Rourke can’t win in Texas, when will the state turn blue?
While the odds are stacked against Julie Oliver in her run for U.S. Congress, she has some advantages over Democrats who have run in Texas’ Congressional District 25 in the past.
To defeat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke will have to succeed where East Texas Democrats have faltered in the recent past.
Allowing expatriates to register abroad could boost participation in Mexico’s July 1 presidential election. Among the almost 260,000 people of Mexican descent in Austin, about 70,000 are Mexican-born.
Graduate students plan a nationwide walkout Nov. 29 to protest a proposal that would tax tuition waivers and make graduate degrees much more expensive.
Loans offered by community development financial institutions have been a longtime part of the economy, but President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal seeks to eliminate them.
Universities grapple with how to preserve an environment conducive to learning and freedom of expression for all points of view.
While the political debate rages over illegal immigration, some South Texans worry that the wall could damage a prized wildlife refuge that contributes to the local economy.
The president’s executive order, now on hold, would disproportionately affect Iranian students and researchers.
After immigration raids, many Austin students fear speaking out will draw attention.
In 2015, a proposal to ban sales outright didn’t make its way out of the state House.
byLouise Rodriguez and Kathryn Lundstrom
Austin and San Antonio events were among hundreds planned over the next several months to build on the activism the Women’s Marches inspired.