The bombings that have ripped through Austin this month, and another last night, at a FedEx facility near San Antonio in what officials say was a package addressed to Austin, have sent fear throughout the city. This fear has only been amplified by the confusion of no one really knowing why this is happening.
Two separate package bombs detonated in the Austin area on Monday, killing a teenage boy and wounding an elderly woman. According to the Associated Press, those attacks are likely related to a package bombing that fatally wounded a 39-year-old man just 12 miles away earlier this month.
For years, the Texas Relays Car Show and Donk Contest in Austin brought a passionate but sometimes misunderstood car culture into the spotlight around one of Texas’ biggest track and field events. But this year, the show’s fate is uncertain after its organizer apparently invested funds in what turned out to be a scam…
Ruth Guzman is expecting her fourth child, a girl. Cristina Tzintzún is expecting her first, a boy. Both women live in Austin, Texas, both are excited about their pregnancies, and both are fearful that their families will be torn apart by the Trump administration’s escalation of raids, detentions, and deportations.
Pro-choice advocates descended on the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in a powerful demonstration of opposition to the state’s many abortion restrictions.
Students and administrators at the University of Texas in Austin are condemning a number of racist posters aimed at Chinese students that popped up on campus.
On the morning of February 9, Juan Martinez got into his car just outside his apartment and prepared to drop off his children at school before heading to his construction job. Then, before his kids came downstairs, immigration agents approached him and asked him for his papers. He’d feared this confrontation for years…
Officials from the University of Texas at Austin on Friday released survey results showing that one in seven undergraduate women have reported being raped.
Un juez magistrado en Estados Unidos ha denunciado que una redada que el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) llevó a cabo en Austin, Texas no fue normal. El juez dice que fue una respuesta directa contra los esfuerzos de la ciudad para proteger a los inmigrantes indocumentados de las autoridades…
A U.S. magistrate judge has claimed that a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency raid in Austin, TX, wasn't simply business as usual—it was retaliation for the city's efforts to protect undocumented immigrants from federal authorities, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Tuesday.
A couple of weeks ago, musician Felix Walworth was excited to be heading to South by Southwest, the multi-pronged juggernaut that, every March, turns Austin into a boozy musical wonderland or a hellish clusterfuck, depending on who you ask. Walworth even joked on Twitter that what their band, Told Slant, hope to…
As the Texas state legislature prepared to consider a bill which would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials, a nine-year-old boy movingly explained to a crowd outside how the threats to immigrants posed by both the bill and the current political climate have…
On Tuesday night, Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a transphobic "bathroom bill," which would mandate that transgender people use restrooms which correspond to the gender on their birth certificate, rather than their gender identity. The final vote was 21–10, with Democrat Eddie Lucio breaking party lines…
Los organizadores del festival ‘South by Southwest’ (SXSW) que se celebra en Austin, Texas cada año se han retractado de una política migratoria que desató críticas y protestas.
After a major uproar, the organizers of the South by Southwest festival in Austin have backed away from a controversial policy about immigration.
In another episode of Twilight Zone: Trump’s America, pro-Trump demonstrators in Austin, TX greeted a Mexican-American Trump supporter by spontaneously bursting into chants of “Build That Wall!” Someone, somewhere, had to have been thinking, "Idiots, she’s one of us."
In cities across the United States, local businesses are closing their doors as part of a nationwide "day without immigrants" strike.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Thursday to protest a bill that would ban cities and public universities in the state from designating themselves as "sanctuaries" for undocumented immigrants.
HB2, North Carolina's infamous anti-trans "bathroom bill," could be about to get a sibling in Texas.