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This organization says it helps Black trans people in need. Activists are doubtful

Black Trans Texas Connection is known for doxing anyone who questions its mission.

On Sep 29, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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H-E-B taken to task for shifting donations from Democrats to Republicans

What's behind it?

On Sep 22, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘Thinking my apartment was going to be way better’: Austin tenant puts apartment view on blast after $350 rent increase

'The amount of rent I'm paying in Austin and what I'm getting is honestly ridiculous.'

On Aug 29, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘This poor barista has to pay $25 to come work their shift?’: Tow truck driver calls out people who parked in Starbucks employee spots

'Respect somebody who's out here making a living. Don't park in their f*cking spot.'

On Aug 21, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Woman speaking hand on chest (l) 'Banned Books Week' display in school library caption 'Thank you for standing up for what is right! Can we see the display??' (c) woman speaking hand on chest (r)

‘I am not upset. I’m enraged’: Administration asked school librarian to take down banned books display after one parent complained

'I serve over 700 students, not one student alone.'

On Aug 20, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Little Caesars pizza box open with pizza on hardwood floor caption 'POV: you just had enough to get the apartment' (l) tablet pizza box and paper towels set up on cardboard box on hardwood floor caption 'POV: you just had enough to get the apartment' (c) cardboard box with tablet and pizza box on top on hardwood floor next to other Little Caesars pizza box caption 'POV: you just had enough to get the apartment' (r)

’Food and shelter, you winning’: Woman moves into new apartment and has no money for furniture, sparking debate

'You had enough for pizza tho, that’s a win.'

On Aug 12, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

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‘THIS is what we need’: Liberals swoon over Beto O’Rourke calling an Abbott supporter ‘motherf*cker’

'Exactly the kind of energy the Democratic Party needs.'

On Aug 11, 2022 by Claire Goforth

Slack messages with man greenscreen TikTok pointing caption 'I'm gonna work from home today and bust out w9 calls' 'What's going on? Why aren't you here? I messaged you at 8 saying I wanted to do w9 calls today. I can get through... 'I see that but what is it that... you in office? ' Do you have an issue with... from home today?' 'The issue is that we sign on to work in office. I do not have a problem at all you working from home if you don't feel like the best- flex for other reasons like you feeling distracted in office is another topic' (l) man speaking outside (c) man greenscreen TikTok over Slack messages caption 'Chad, you were hired into an administrative position with your manager. The marketing... just icing on the cake.. tremendous disrespect... that will not be tolerated.. make it clear that your situation... for admin... Tasks are most important... of respect for (blank) I'm terminating you effective immediately. Please go to the office and gather your things and I'll process your final check today for direct deposit on Tuesday' (r)

‘Most of our staff is remote. Everything is in the cloud’: Man fired for choosing to work from home because it’s more productive, sparking debate

'And employers wonder why they can’t retain staff...'

On Aug 6, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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’This is exactly what my roadhouse looks like every night’: Texas Roadhouse server says 21 are servers clocked in—but no one refills the ice bin

'As soon as I heard 21 servers I knew this was Texas Roadhouse.'

On Jul 24, 2022 by Melody Heald

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‘Rent going up but apartment don’t be leveling up’: Tenant shares rent increase for Dallas apartment in viral TikTok

'They want us to make 3x the rent but they ain’t paying us 3x our paychecks.'

On Jul 21, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Tesla’s $68 million tax break with public schools—where diversity is someone else’s problem and jobs aren’t guaranteed

Tesla has offloaded concerns about diversity to public schools employees.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Camryn Garza

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‘I had no idea you needed to do this’: Texas AC hack goes viral

Here's why TikTok is hosing down AC units.

On Jul 19, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

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‘I will die alone if I continue to live in this city’: Black man says Austin, Texas is one of the worst cities to date as a Black person

'WORST DECISION OF MY LIFE.'

On Jul 13, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen

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‘Why did you think you were gonna get a livable place for $2k’: TikToker says she got ripped off after she bought shed to live in for $2K, sparking debate

'We are literally in the middle of a housing crisis.'

On Jul 12, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘Not shocked but still disappointing’: Woman told the Austin police department she was kidnapped. She claims the cops victim-blamed her and accused her of being drunk

'They breathalyzed me and seemed pretty upset when I blew completely sober.'

On Jul 12, 2022 by Rebekah Harding