Inside Senator Sarah Eckhardt’s Big Gamble

Inside Senator Sarah Eckhardt’s Big Gamble

In the pantheon of Texas royalty, there are few politicians with more cachet than State Senator Sarah Eckhardt (D-14). Her mother, Nadine, worked as assistant with LBJ and legendary political firebrand Molly Ivins, and was also the first wife of author Billy Lee...

Austin’s camping ban was always a GOP Trojan horse

Austin’s camping ban was always a GOP Trojan horse

It’s been an eventful month for Texas, to say the least. Bravo’s Housewives of Dallas was embroiled in race-fueled controversy. New arrival Elon Musk hosted one of the most awkward shows in Saturday Night Live history. And the Dallas Mavericks, who haven’t won a...

Abbott, Austin’s clash over homelessness remains red hot

Abbott, Austin’s clash over homelessness remains red hot

Last Thursday, Austin City Council voted unanimously to purchase a North Austin hotel to help address its much-maligned housing issues. The move, which came at a cost of $9.5 million, is expected to provide 65 permanent units and on-site resources to help unhoused...

Pro-Trump boat parade meets blue wave

Saturday, September 5th was the type of idyllic day that screams for a trip to the lake. For a group of Donald Trump supporters who had emblazoned their boats with MAGA flags as far as they eye can see, their jubilation this Labor Day weekend would quickly be dampened...