Asher Price, Austin American-Statesman

Asher Price

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Asher:

State legislators weigh lighter penalties for marijuana possession

A coalition of libertarians, liberals and fiscal conservatives are supporting the marijuana reform legislation. → Read More

3 of 4 top state health experts say they were not consulted before Abbott lifted Texas mask mandate

Gov. Greg Abbott consulted one of four medical advisors on the Strike Force to Open Texas, in his decision to end the mask mandate and other limits. → Read More

Why is Texas one of few states with its own power grid?

The reasons Texas controls its own grid have to do with the same theme that colors so much of Texas' history: A distrust of federal interference. → Read More

More than 4.3 million Texans without power, according to utility tracker

We look at how the outage is playing out statewide, as leaders start to examine why plants went offline and the politics of who’s to blame ramps up. → Read More

And you thought it was cold now? Arctic air could usher in single digits to Austin by Tuesday

Southerly winds will usher Arctic air into Central Texas, bringing unusually cold weather by Monday. → Read More

Most Austin school district employees to get $1,000 COVID-19 retention checks

Part-time and full-time employees making less than $150,000 a year will get the bonuses on March 12. → Read More

Occupancy limits loosened for Central Texas businesses as COVID-19 hospitalizations dip

As the percentage of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients falls in Central Texas, officials ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses. → Read More

Is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' outdated? An Austin teacher presses for diverse authors

A national movement led in part by an Austin teacher aims to replace traditional high school literature with diverse, more modern authors. → Read More

Report: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz helped donors' Texas fracking company get pandemic relief money

Report says fracking company run by heavy Republican contributors received as much as $35 million in COVID-19 relief money. → Read More

Austin schools could shutter in January as board gives power to superintendent

The Austin school board allows the superintendent to shutter schools in January as coronavirus cases in Austin spike. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott plans to get COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

A round-up of Texas COVID-19 news, including that Gov. Greg Abbott will get the vaccine on Tuesday. → Read More

Texas' electors to cast presidential votes Monday

Texas presidential electors convene in Austin on Monday to cast their votes for Donald Trump. → Read More

With excitement and uncertainty, Texas readies for coronavirus vaccine

Fault lines emerge over who will take the coronavirus vaccine in Texas. → Read More

Ken Paxton accuses key states Biden won of 'cavalier unseriousness' about democracy

The legal battle comes as President Donald Trump, who supports the Texas case, continues to make false claims about the election. → Read More

In Texas cases, Ginsburg was unyielding

When Rick Perry signed stricter abortion regulations into law in 2013, he proclaimed it a "happy, celebratory day."The bill prohibited abortions in the 20th week of pregnancy instead of the 24th week, required abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic, imposed additional regulations on abortion-inducing drugs, and ordered abortion clinics to meet… → Read More

Jay Kimbrough, Rick Perry’s Mr. Fix It, dies at 72

Jay Kimbrough, who served as former Gov. Rick Perry’s chief of staff and was placed in a series of high-ranking posts to settle turbulent state → Read More

UT sees uptick in coronavirus cases as students return to campus

A week after classes resumed, the University of Texas is reporting a increase in student coronavirus cases.University officials reported 52 new positive → Read More

UT faces $162M coronavirus hit

With spending on hand sanitizer heading into the millions of dollars and cash cows like the university football stadium operating at limited capacity, the → Read More

State adds 309 more to coronavirus death toll

State health officials on Wednesday reported 309 additional deaths attributed to the coronavirus, bringing the pandemic death toll in Texas to 10,559. → Read More

Travis County adds 3 more to coronavirus death toll

Local health officials on Saturday reported three more coronavirus-related deaths in Travis County, bringing the overall toll to 335.Overall, there have → Read More