26-year reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. Legal issues, politics and more. Father of 2, husband of 1, fool for poker.
John Battaglia competent for death penalty, Tx Court of Criminal Appeals rules 8-1; sends back for execution date.
RT @AutulloAAS: APD has arrested suspect in sexual assault of runner on Town Lake. Richard McEachern, 22, is in custody. Bond $200,000.
RT @UnoNoticias: El momento en que se derrumba un edificio en la #CDMX durante el sismo https://t.co/snU825H32G
Ken Paxton prosecutors ask appeals court to allow them to be paid: #txlege statesman.com/news/ken-paxto…
Holy... Video captures a building's collapse after the Mexico City earthquake. twitter.com/Reforma/status…
Just in: Ken Paxton's prosecutors ask Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn ruling that blocked payments from Collin County. #txlege
Rep @JohnsonForTexas on Confederate plaque near his Capitol office: "We still have work to do, obviously, but this… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Texas House speaker: Remove ‘incorrect’ Confederate plaque from Capitol: #txlege statesman.com/news/state--re…
Can police body cam footage be kept from public, city officials? Senator seeks AG opinion: #txlege statesman.com/news/can-polic…
RT @lawrencehurley: New solicitor general set to be appointed just in time for the new Supreme Court term twitter.com/toddruger/stat…
@SenatorLucio seeks AG opinion on when tapes from police body cameras can/cannot be made public: texasattorneygeneral.gov/opinions/opini… #txlege
3 Texas churches sue FEMA over rule blocking disaster relief grants for places of worship: s3.amazonaws.com/becketnewsite/… #Harvey
RT @JulieChang1: Amid #txlege crackdown,# of improper teacher-student relationships has largest 1-year jump in @ least a decade #txed https…
RT @AutulloAAS: EXCLUSIVE: DA to hold off on felony charges in Rep. Dawnna Dukes corruption case mystatesman.com/news/state--re…
Correction: 3 committees, 5 interim charges... twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
Ken Paxton campaign reports raising $150,000 and change in 5-week period ending Aug. 15. Add that to $5.27 million cash on hand. #txlege
House Speaker Joe Straus directs 5 committees to begin work on Hurricane Harvey related issues: house.texas.gov/news/press-rel… #txlege
RT @GregStohr: Supreme Court refuses to expedite Maryland gerrymandering case so that it might have been considered alongside the Wisconsin…
I'm a reporter, I get story pitches. Today's - 5 ways to make the workplace bathroom less stressful. Flush with po… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Yes, that is my daughter in this picture of semi-finalists. All that hard work pays off... #ProudDad twitter.com/lasahighschool…
Court of Criminal Appeals rejects case by Austin woman seeking to void Driver Responsibility Program. Background: mystatesman.com/news/state-fee…
Appeals court rejects bid to toss out Meagan Work's police statements in death of 2-year-old son: statesman.com/news/court-rej…
Court of Criminal Appeals rejects bid by Meagan Work, charged in 2014 death of her 2-year-old son, to suppress statements to police.
RT @JulieChang1: TODAY: After tossing a controversial book, @TXSBOE considers another Mexican American studies textbook #txlege #txed https…
US Supreme Court blocks ruling requiring new maps for Texas, US House districts while Texas appeals. #txlege
RT @VirtualCapitol: 2 new buildings will add 1 million square feet to Capitol complex atxne.ws/2fh1sN2
RT @thegarance: Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88 nyti.ms/2xYs6B2
After striking out in state courts, singer Randy Travis turns to federal court to block tape of his 2012 DWI arrest: statesman.com/news/singer-ra…
Texas sues 3 businesses, alleging Harvey-related price gouging (story updated with details from the lawsuits): statesman.com/news/texas-sue…
Texas sues 3 businesses, alleging Harvey-related price gouging: statesman.com/news/texas-sue…
Agreement would block Texas abortion law until late November to allow time for a trial. #txlege statesman.com/news/agreement…
5th Circuit Court asked to overturn earlier ruling that let Texas continue using its voter ID law: statesman.com/news/appeals-c… #txlege
Great minds, @alexazura You can tell who's been chained to the computer waiting, waiting, waiting... https://t.co/x2xTsF6cfI
Think how much better life would be if we got a heads up on major rulings from all federal courts... #jealous twitter.com/lawrencehurley…
Restraining order blocking Texas limits on 2nd trimester abortions extended, trial moved from Sept 14 to Nov. 2, lawyers say #txlege
Meeting Justice Alito deadline, lawyers file opposition to stay blocking new Texas House district maps: projects.statesman.com/documents/?doc… #txlege
Also interesting cuz, in voter ID case, 5th Circuit panel's order for next available argument date led to an early… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Ex-Travis County prosecutor, 2 lawyers with ties to First Liberty Institute among Trump nominees for federal judge: mystatesman.com/news/travis-co…
A second US district judge nominee, Matthew Kacsmaryk, is deputy general counsel for First Liberty, a Christian leg… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Pres. Trump nominates Jeff Mateer, 1st asst AG of Texas, formerly of First Liberty Institute, for Eastern District fed court.
Angela Paxton, wife of AG Ken Paxton, will run for Texas Senate against Phillip Huffines, Dallas County GOP chair. #txlege
And now the 5th Circuit Court RESCHEDULES oral argument in voter ID case to the first week in December. #txlege twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
RT @blakeahawthorne: Pleased to report that the 1910 Harris County courthouse withstood Harvel well. 1st & 14th courts of appeals are open.
5th Circuit sets oral arguments on Texas voter ID law for week of Nov. 6. Expedited briefing schedule to follow. @#txlege
RT @JulieChang1: Interstate 10 going east from Beaumont is finally open after being flooded for days. Straight shot to Louisiana back open…
Texas can keep using its invalidated voter ID law, at least for now, appeals court says. #txlege statesman.com/news/texas-can…
RT @ralphhaurwitz: ##UT Chancellor @billmcraven : Our campuses will remain places where DACA students can safely study as Congress takes up…
RT @howappealing: "Austin has too few defense lawyers for death penalty cases": Ryan Autullo of The Austin American-Statesman has this http…
RT @JulieChang1: We are on our way to Bridge City in Orange Co. and are still encountering flooded roads #Harvey https://t.co/iVmnhxwsSa
Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, gets a primary opponent -- Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale, who'll leave the House. #txlege
There will be no redistricting hearings in San Antonio federal court Tues and Wed after Justice Alito's stay, court announces. #txlege
#Harvey damage prompts court to grant delay in fight over pay for Paxton prosecutors. Here's request: search.txcourts.gov/SearchMedia.as… #txlege
RT @JimVertuno: #Harvey decal on Texas helmets today #hookem twitter.com/texasfootball/…
RT @mcpli: Here's how the Plan C307 remedial map would reconfigure congressional districts in Central Texas. #txlege https://t.co/qoucya16lo
RT @mcpli: Plaintiffs in Texas redistricting case out w/ one iteration of a remedial congressional map (Plan C307). #txlege https://t.co/8E…
Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to UT's 2015 removal of Jefferson Davis statue, a win for UT. #txlege
Texas Supreme Court accepts case on legality of Laredo bag ban, sets oral argument for Jan. 11 #txlege
RT @TDCAA: The Great Facebook #GasPanic of 2017 may go down in history as the dumbest thing of the year. (And that's saying a lot.) https:/…
Here's Alito's order, which gives those who challenged the #txlege House maps until Sept. 7 to file a response:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Breaking (but expected): After Paxton appeal, Justice Alito also blocks ruling on 9 new Texas House districts, to hear from both sides.
Federal judge blocks Texas abortion law, first version of this developing #txlege story at: statesman.com/news/federal-j…
Next step: Hearing set for Sept. 14 in Austin to see if TRO turns into a preliminary injunction. #txlege twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
BREAKING: Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas law limiting second-trimester abortions one day before it was to take effect. #txlege
Paxton already asked, and court has granted, request to halt order to redraw 2 Congress districts. SCOTUS waiting t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
AG Ken Paxton asks Supreme Court to halt order to redraw 9 Texas House districts found to be discriminatory. texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/S… #txlege
RT @statebaroftexas: PSA: What can attorneys do to help #Harvey relief effort? youtube.com/watch?v=LgIppF… via @thelawtv
RT @jenzamora99: We are going to be making these tomorrow! If anyone wants to send me items (or notes of encouragement) to add, I'll take t…
VP Mike Pence, 5 Cabinet secretaries (including Rick Perry) will be in Corpus Christi this afternoon, White House announces. #Harvey
RT @Trishy188: I will prepare some tomorrow-thank you for this information! twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
RT @FauxEricCantor: Keep Austin weird and assimilate these strangers with your awesome powers of encouragement. #TX #Texas https://t.co/CxC…
RT @gigastacey: Looks like we're hitting up Target tonight. My daughter's already writing the note. twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
RT @SteffChilds: Guess I know what I'm doing tonight. twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
RT @JohnathanSilver: East Texas county warns residents to "GET OUT OR DIE!" #Harvey https://t.co/7MylHxIDcO
RT @indivisibleATX: Get ready for company, y'all! It's time to put together a welcome kit for our incoming houseguests. https://t.co/0tYhze…
RT @lindstish: Love this family friendly way to help. Easy way to get the kids involved - especially in writing the "notes of encouragement…
RT @StDavidsHC: Our neonatal transport team is heading to Houston to evacuate critically ill infants from hospitals impacted by #Harvey. #T…
RT @blackwido: If anyone can help! Im working on mine now. 🖒 twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
If I know my city, we'll have this done by Saturday. And there'll be extra. twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
Austin @MayorAdler puts out the call for 6,000 welcome kits for evacuees. Take them to Hope Family Thrift Store, 11… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @lmcgaughy: Photo by the @statesman's @RalphBarrera. (Taken in La Grange, TX on Aug. 28, 2017) #texas #txwx #harvey #lagrange https://t.…
RT @lmcgaughy: Man on Texas' death row gets temporary reprieve because of #Harvey interactives.dallasnews.com/2017/hurricane… #txlege https://t.co/4sq2B9K9ys
RT @marissambarnett: Medical examiners are still working through cases so that number could change, official says #Harvey https://t.co/YTrS…
RT @JinATX: We've got a team trying to make it to Beaumont/Port Arthur: twitter.com/sebasaherrera/…
RT @Stealthy_Marine: How we do it in #Texas #Harvey #TexasStrong #Houston https://t.co/MOrMNRa9uI
I'm drafting this guy for my fantasy football team, and we don't even use defensive players. He has stepped up. twitter.com/JJWatt/status/…
More court action in response to #Harvey. Statute of limitations suspended if devastation caused late filing of a c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @AP: Cedar Bayou, Texas hits record for most rainfall in Continental US at 51.88 inches, as heavy rain continues. apne.ws/GlfTmBD
RT @statebaroftexas: We're connecting lawyers who have been adversely affected by #HurricaneHarvey with other lawyers able to assist: https…
RT @SpecNewsATX: .@POTUS has landed at @AUStinAirport #ABIA Watch LIVE coverage on Spectrum News and online: specne.ws/kXrRWs https:…
After 2-hour hearing in Austin, ruling on Texas abortion law will come quickly, judge says. #txlege statesman.com/news/ruling-te…
Order from Texas' two high courts: Consider disaster-caused delays as good cause to modify/suspend all deadlines: txcourts.gov/media/1438759/…
"We will have a ruling out quickly," US District Judge Lee Yeakel says. #txlege twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
Federal judge will rule later on temporary order to block second trimester abortion law. It takes effect Friday. #txlege
I'm at the Austin federal courthouse for today's hearing in second trimester abortion rules. Starts at 9:30. #txlege
RT @TDCAA: Our hometown is operating at Peak Austin™ levels now! #ATX #HarveyFlood twitter.com/atxmusicoffice…
Also tonight, 3-judge panel denies Texas motion to stay order to redraw 9 Texas House districts found to discrimina… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @ChronicleMike: Houston: Before and now #txlege #txpolitics https://t.co/4zLq4tIYbc
 
 
 
 
 
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