Tag Archives: Texas Civil Rights Project

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Andrew Weber

Texas sues Austin, Travis County over ‘sanctuary city’ law

Texas is preemptively suing the city of Austin, Travis County and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to enforce the state’s newly minted “sanctuary city” law, Senate Bill 4.The suit, filed on Monday, asks a federal court to…

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Travis County DA announces not all police shootings will go before grand jury

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office will no longer bring all police shooting cases before a grand jury. Flanked by representatives of the local NAACP, police union and the Austin Police Department, District Attorney Margaret Moore announced the changes –…

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD committee tweaks equity presentation

The Austin Independent School District’s ad hoc Historically Underutilized Business Committee prepared its presentation for board members on equity and equality issues Monday, leaning toward providing the public a more recent history of the relationship between the Texas Civil Rights…

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD board may create new equity committee

The Austin Independent School District board of trustees may vote to create a new, standing subcommittee that addresses equity and equality issues throughout the district.The proposal of a new committee stems from an interaction with the Texas Civil Rights Project, which…

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Groups petition federal court to join city’s White Lodging lawsuit

An attorney representing the Workers Defense Project filed legal documents Saturday that ask a U.S. District Court judge to allow the workers center and the Save Our Springs Alliance to become party to ongoing legal action between the City of…

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners to investigate loss of in-person jail visitation

Several members of the Travis County Commissioners Court say they were caught off guard Tuesday when they were told that in-person family visits at the Travis County Jail have been replaced by a video system. And a majority of commissioners…

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Civil rights groups: Video jail visits too costly, may be violating civil rights

A two-way video conferencing system that has all but replaced in-person visits by friends and family members with those incarcerated at the Travis County Jail is coming under fire as being too expensive, too impersonal and possibly even dangerous to…

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