Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

Chuck Lindell

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Chuck:

Bankruptcy judge returns Sandy Hook claims against Alex Jones to Austin court

A state District Court in Austin will determine how much money Alex Jones must pay for calling the Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax. → Read More

Sen. John Cornyn calls Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal troubles 'a source of embarrassment'

The Republican primary runoff between Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush is Tuesday. → Read More

Appeals court lets Texas enforce, for now, social media law sought by conservatives

For now, Texas is allowed to enforce its new social media law — targeting Twitter, Facebook and other sites that Republicans say censor conservatives. → Read More

State bar sues top Paxton deputy over 2020 election fraud claims; Paxton says he's next

AG Ken Paxton criticized the State Bar of Texas, saying the agency planned to file an ethics lawsuit over his court challenge to the 2020 election. → Read More

Texas court halts execution of Melissa Lucio with 2 days to spare

Supporters say new evidence shows that death row inmate Melissa Lucio did not kill her 2-year-old daughter. → Read More

Judge reluctantly delays Alex Jones trial in Sandy Hook case, criticizes his lawyers

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been found liable for defamation for calling the Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax. → Read More

Appeals court upholds mask mandates for Austin, 18 other Texas school districts

The ruling upholds an injunction allowing mask mandates in 19 school districts and Austin Community College, but the Texas Supreme Court awaits. → Read More

Whistleblowers accuse AG Ken Paxton of lying about their allegations of misconduct

Former attorney general officials have accused AG Ken Paxton of bribery and misconduct. → Read More

Gov. Abbott vows to sue Biden administration over vaccine order for National Guard troops

Gov. Greg Abbott called the federal vaccine order unconstitutional and banned its enforcement at the Texas National Guard. → Read More

Tested by pandemic, Texas food banks have taken steps to weather another freeze

The state's hunger-relief network has been bracing for another widespread winter storm, just in case. → Read More

Appeals court blocks federal judge's ruling that allowed TX schools to mandate masks

The ruling lets state officials enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on school mask mandates while the case continues on appeal. → Read More

'Forever in our hearts': 30 years later, Austin still without answers on murdered teen girls

Experts say any breaks in the Austin's yogurt shop murders case likely will come from a confession from the killer or someone who knew the killer. → Read More

GOP voting bill, abortion drug legislation, and other special session laws set to take effect

The bills take effect Thursday, 90 days after the end of the Legislature's second special session. → Read More

Federal judge blocks Gov. Abbott's ban on mask mandates in schools

A federal judge's order blocked Gov. Greg Abbott from banning mask mandates in schools. → Read More

Justice Department sues Texas to block portions of new voting law

The federal lawsuit seeks to invalidate two portions of the new Texas voting law, Senate Bill 1, which is set to take effect Dec. 2. → Read More

Brownsville Democrat Eddie Lucio won't seek reelection after 30 years in Texas Senate

Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. served 30 years in the Texas Senate and four years in the state House. He announced Thursday that he is retiring. → Read More

Greg Casar to leave Austin City Council, run for Congress

Greg Casar said he will remain in office until his successor is sworn in next year to fill his term on the Austin City Council. → Read More

Texas Democrats allege discrimination, challenge redistricting measures in 3 new lawsuits

The federal lawsuits argue that Republicans in the Texas Legislature drew political districts in a discriminatory way. → Read More

This Election Day Texas voters will decide on 8 amendments to state's constitution. Here's what they are.

Already amended 507 times, the Texas Constitution is already one of the longest such documents in the nation. → Read More

3rd special session ends with new political maps but no ban on vaccine mandates

Lawmakers concluded the third special legislative session of the year, delivering on half of Gov. Greg Abbott's priorities. → Read More