In honor of civil rights and labor motion activist César Chávez – who would have turned 94 years outdated this Wednesday, March 31 – Austin Latino Coalition held its ¡Si Se Puede! Day of Motion on Saturday, March 27, at Eastside Memorial Excessive College. Volunteers together with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Texas Civil Rights Venture founder Jim Harrington, and Del Valle and AISD board trustees, amongst others, helped distribute PPE, meals, water, and COVID-19 vaccine instructional supplies. (Picture by Jana Birchum)
Right now, April 1, is the deadline for registering to vote within the Could 1 particular election. Try austinchronicle.com/elections for how you can register, vote-by-mail directions, and what’s on the poll.
One-Two Indictments … Former Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputies James Johnson and Zachary Camden have been indicted on second-degree manslaughter prices within the 2019 loss of life of Javier Ambler. Ambler, who was pulled over for not dimming his headlights, died after deputies repeatedly shot him with a stun gun.
New APD Chief … The Austin Police Division was the primary focus of Metropolis Council‘s assembly final week, with Council unanimously approving former APD Assistant Chief Joe Chacon as interim chief of police.
… Identical APD Reckonings Though Chacon was confirmed with out opposition on the dais, Council cut up on its vote to renew cadet lessons at APD’s Coaching Academy by June 7. See our Council recap here.
Particular Ed Lawsuit The Austin Impartial College District has been sued in federal courtroom over its particular training analysis system. Filed on behalf of 5 AISD college students, Incapacity Rights Texas‘ lawsuit alleges that the district has failed to judge college students both in search of or already receiving particular training companies. Revisit our function “AISD’s Special Education System Struggles to Keep Up” (Information, Feb. 26).
Connecting the Committee Metropolis Council and the Capital Metro Board of Administrators permitted nominations for group members to serve on Venture Join‘s Neighborhood Advisory Committee. The group will assist develop suggestions on group engagement and fairness issues.
Travis County Parks will likely be open on Easter (April 4) with restricted capability. For an inventory of park-specific operations, go to parks.traviscountytx.gov/news.
Thoughts the Algae The town recommends that individuals be cautious about permitting their canine in Lake Austin and Woman Hen Lake, following the Decrease Colorado River Authority‘s discovery in Lake Travis of poisonous blue-green algae, which could be deadly to canine. Take a look at outcomes from samples taken will likely be posted at www.austintexas.gov/algae.
Austinite Appointed to White Home Council: PODER director and native environmental activist Susana Almanza has been named a member of the White Home Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The advisory council will present recommendation and suggestions to White Home companies on how you can tackle present and historic environmental injustices.
Quote of the Week
“I am making an attempt to know why the individual with the lethal virus ought to have extra energy than the individual making an attempt to remain alive and never catch the virus.”
– Travis County District Choose Lora Livingston on Texas A.G. Ken Paxton’s problem over Austin’s masks rule. Read more.