Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

Chuck Lindell

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • A-J Media
Past:
  • Hookem.com
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • The Palm Beach Post

Recent articles by Chuck:

Abbott convenes first meeting on El Paso shooting as gun advocates rally outside

Seeking advice on how to respond to the Aug. 3 attack that left 22 dead in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday morning convened the first of two planned → Read More

After El Paso shooting, Abbott creates Texas Safety Commission

Following through on plans for roundtable discussions after a mass shooting in El Paso left 22 dead, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced the creation of → Read More

Dan Patrick out of hospital after heart procedure

After experiencing significant chest pain, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was briefly hospitalized for a procedure to relieve a heart blockage, his office said Saturday.Patrick's wife, Jan Patrick, took him to the hospital Thursday evening, but initial tests found no problems."The doctor decided to perform one last test, and a dangerous heart blockage was discovered. A stent was immediately put in place,"… → Read More

Paxton likely to challenge ruling upholding Indian adoption law

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will likely challenge a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act, a U.S. law that gives → Read More

Texas and Ohio: Red states with 2 shootings, 2 responses

The Republican governors of Texas and Ohio — tragically linked by mass shootings that occurred hours apart last weekend — are backed by GOP-led legislatures in states that sent their electoral votes to President Donald Trump in 2016, but each has taken a different path in responding to the attacks.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine laid out his response in a news conference Tuesday, two days after angry… → Read More

Texas and Ohio: Red states with 2 shootings, 2 responses

The Republican governors of Texas and Ohio — tragically linked by mass shootings that occurred hours apart last weekend — are backed by solid GOP legislatures in states that sent their electoral votes to President Donald Trump in 2016, but each has taken a different path in responding to the attacks.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine laid out his response in a news conference Tuesday, two days after angry… → Read More

Civil rights lawsuit seeks DNA testing for death row's Rodney Reed

Lawyers for death row inmate Rodney Reed, who has a Nov. 20 execution date, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that his civil rights were violated → Read More

Austin resolution urges Abbott, lawmakers to address gun violence

The Austin City Council will vote Thursday on an emergency resolution urging the Texas Legislature and U.S. Senate to return to work and approve → Read More

Judge sets Nov. 20 execution date for Rodney Reed

Granting a request from prosecutors, a state judge has ordered Rodney Reed to be executed on Nov. 20 for the strangulation murder of Stacey Stites, who → Read More

Pipeline operator sues to block Kyle regulations

Kinder Morgan, a pipeline operator working to build a 430-mile natural gas line that will slice across Hays County, has asked a federal judge to block → Read More

Paxton case: Prosecutors make bid for pay; defense seeks to move trial

Seeking an answer to an issue that has delayed the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, prosecutors have asked a Houston judge to determine how much they should be paid for work on the case.Lawyers for Paxton followed by asking state District Judge Robert Johnson to return the case to Collin County, overturning a change of venue won by the prosecutors in March 2017 after they… → Read More

Former statewide judge leaves GOP, citing Trump's racism

Citing what she called President Donald Trump's racist ideology, Elsa Alcala, a retired Republican judge on the state's highest criminal court, announced → Read More

Prosecutors seek Nov. 20 execution for Rodney Reed; defense objects

Asking a state judge to act as quickly as possible, Bastrop County prosecutors have requested a Nov. 20 execution date for Rodney Reed in the 1996 strangulation death of Stacey Stites.Defense lawyers responded Monday by asking Visiting Judge Doug Shaver to throw out the motion to set an execution date, arguing that it was an improper response to a front-page story in the Bastrop Advertiser about… → Read More

Lawsuit targets Texas ballot laws for third parties, independents

Arguing that their access to the general-election ballot is being improperly restricted, the Libertarian Party and other minor parties, candidates and → Read More

Texas Supreme Court takes up Ebola, deputy's widow, lottery cases

The Texas Supreme Court has accepted almost three-dozen cases for the upcoming term, including issues surrounding a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, → Read More

Court rejects latest appeals from death row inmate Rodney Reed

The state's highest criminal court on Wednesday rejected the latest appeals by death row inmate Rodney Reed, who argued that his conviction for a 1996 → Read More

Texas poll finds some support for early-term ban on abortion

A survey of Texans' opinions on hot-button social issues found that most registered voters believe children should be vaccinated, almost half favor → Read More

477 new Texas laws have already taken effect

With the Legislature adjourned and the Sunday veto deadline passed, 477 new laws have already taken effect in Texas — including the end of red-light cameras, a harsher punishment for groping and a new special district intended to preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course in West Austin.To take immediate effect, a bill must receive support from at least two thirds of senators and House members, so… → Read More

Supreme Court allows Michael Quinn Sullivan case to continue

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday handed another defeat to prominent conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, rejecting his bid to dismiss a long- → Read More

Citing disaster powers, Abbott extends life of plumbing board

Seeking to correct an oversight by the Legislature, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday extending the life of the State Board of Plumbing → Read More