Meryl Streep visited Austin Sunday to honor Robert De Niro, her buddy of 40 years, on the College of Texas. De Niro has donated his full appearing archive – together with his Oscars, Godfather scripts, and notes – to UT’s Harry Ransom Heart. (Screenshot by way of Rosenfield Media Group)
God Save the Senator: Sen. Ted Cruz broke from his get together in a Senate Guidelines Committee resolution this week, voting in opposition to the bipartisan Electoral Depend Reform and Presidential Transition Enchancment Act, which is designed to stop one other Jan. 6-style revolt. It will additionally bar Cruz from singlehandedly objecting to presidential election outcomes. Each events’ Senate leaders voted for it and it’ll advance to the complete Senate, the place it is anticipated to search out broad assist.
Tehran Calling: Fiery anti-veil protests have erupted in dozens of Iranian cities after the loss of life of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who morality police in Iran reportedly detained for violating gown code. Native protesters raised indicators outdoors the Texas Capitol Monday in solidarity.
Your Children Wanna Be Sedated: The latest frontier of drug panic is rainbow fentanyl, candy-colored capsules turning up within the market for illicit meds in style with younger individuals. The Texas well being division urged mother and father to speak about medication with their youngsters; the Fb fearful contorted this into tall tales of evil individuals freely giving fentanyl on Halloween, and now Fox Information is telling mother and father to maintain their youngsters house.
Now I Wanna Be Your Gov: Beto O’Rourke, off the heels of his 49-day Drive for Texas tour, on Monday launched his “college tour” throughout Texas at UT-Austin. “Younger individuals, college students like those that are right here proper now, are actually going to determine the result of this election,” he stated on the occasion.
One Manner or One other (They’re going to Be Reporting): The Denton File-Chronicle introduced this week it is in talks to be acquired by Dallas public broadcaster KERA, thus turning into a nonprofit. The DRC is winding down its print version however will preserve masking Denton as a digital outlet. The deal, aided by the Nationwide Belief for Native Information, mirrors the latest acquisition of the Chicago Solar-Occasions by WBEZ.
I Hate the Wealthy: Grimes took to Twitter this week to tell Texans that hire is dear. (No!! Actually??) She then promoted a petition that lays out some seemingly palatable (if developer-friendly) asks for state management, like releasing property house owners to construct casitas. The petition is from Texans for Cheap Options, whose board contains Grimes herself, former congressional marketing campaign supervisor Nicole Nosek, and Nicole’s husband, billionaire co-founder of PayPal Luke Nosek.
City House: The American Rescue Plan allotted $5 billion to help people who find themselves homeless or in danger – as much as $11.4 million might go to Austin. Town desires neighborhood members to overview the town’s proposal at this hyperlink, bit.ly/3SkAGDL, then remark just about or IRL on the Oct. 11 public listening to with the Group Growth Fee.
Quote of the Week
“Run, Ken, run!”
– Rochelle Garza, Democratic nominee for Texas legal professional normal, after GOP incumbent Ken Paxton reportedly ran away from a person serving him a subpoena this week