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Taylor Goldenstein

Travis/Hays counties reporter

Taylor Goldenstein covers Travis and Hays counties and is also a breaking news reporter on Saturdays. Previously, she reported for the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning San Bernardino shooting coverage, as well as the Chicago Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. She hails from Buffalo Grove, a suburb of Chicago, and is a proud University of Illinois alumna. She joined the Statesman in September 2016. Follow her on Twitter @taygoldenstein.

Latest from Taylor Goldenstein

Central Health budget hearing sparks debate over medical school funds
 About an hour into a discussion on Central Health’s budget that became a debate over the health district’s relationship with University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty announced he was fed up. “I have sat through two, three years of this stuff, and I’m, quite frankly...

Posted: 14 hours ago

About an hour into a discussion on Central Health’s budget that became a debate over the health district’s relationship with University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty announced he was fed up. “I have sat through two, three years of this stuff, and I’m, quite frankly...
San Marcos to support challenge to SB 4 ban on ‘sanctuary cities’
 The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to file a legal brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the state ban on so-called sanctuary cities. The vote during a specially called meeting marked a shift from last week, when the council voted not to join the cities of
            Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit...

Posted: 20 hours ago

The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to file a legal brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the state ban on so-called sanctuary cities. The vote during a specially called meeting marked a shift from last week, when the council voted not to join the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit...
San Marcos City Council votes to support legal challenge to SB 4
 The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to file a legal brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities. The vote during a specially called meeting marked a shift from last week, when the council voted not to join the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the...

Posted: a day ago

The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to file a legal brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities. The vote during a specially called meeting marked a shift from last week, when the council voted not to join the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the...
San Marcos considers supporting challenge to ‘sanctuary cities’ law
 The San Marcos City Council will consider writing an amicus brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities, during a special meeting called for Tuesday morning. The meeting, at 8 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at 630 E. Hopkins St., comes after the council last week voted not to join the cities of
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Posted: 2 days ago

The San Marcos City Council will consider writing an amicus brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities, during a special meeting called for Tuesday morning. The meeting, at 8 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at 630 E. Hopkins St., comes after the council last week voted not to join the cities of ...
More than 1,000 rally against white supremacists at Austin City Hall
 Hundreds of demonstrators, galvanized by the violence that turned fatal in Virginia one week ago, took to Austin City Hall on Saturday to promote a message of love and unity. “The purpose in getting out here is to start helping heal the nation. That hasn’t been done on a higher, administrative level, yet,” said rally speaker...

Posted: 3 days ago

Hundreds of demonstrators, galvanized by the violence that turned fatal in Virginia one week ago, took to Austin City Hall on Saturday to promote a message of love and unity. “The purpose in getting out here is to start helping heal the nation. That hasn’t been done on a higher, administrative level, yet,” said rally speaker...
San Marcos considers supporting challenge to ‘sanctuary cities’ law
 The San Marcos City Council will consider writing an amicus brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities, during a special meeting called for Tuesday morning. The meeting, called for 8 a.m. Tuesday in council chambers at 630 E. Hopkins, comes after the council last week voted not to join the cities of
     ...

Posted: 3 days ago

The San Marcos City Council will consider writing an amicus brief in opposition to Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities, during a special meeting called for Tuesday morning. The meeting, called for 8 a.m. Tuesday in council chambers at 630 E. Hopkins, comes after the council last week voted not to join the cities of ...
LIVE COVERAGE: Crowd of 1,200 rallies against white supremacy at Austin City Hall
 11:50 a.m. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, is about to speak. Austin Mayor Steve Adler is also speaking at today’s rally. Organizers say about 1,200 people are at the event.   More than 500 converged on Austin City Hall on Saturday for a “Rally Against White Supremacy.” “We will speak and...

Posted: 4 days ago

11:50 a.m. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, is about to speak. Austin Mayor Steve Adler is also speaking at today’s rally. Organizers say about 1,200 people are at the event.  More than 500 converged on Austin City Hall on Saturday for a “Rally Against White Supremacy.” “We will speak and...
Weather: Sunny, hot weekend ahead in Austin
 Grab the handheld fans and water bottles — it’s going to be another viciously hot one this weekend. Saturday will be sunny and hot with a high near 102, according to the National Weather Service. That night will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Sunday will also be sunny and hot with a high near 101 and heat index values as...

Posted: 4 days ago

Grab the handheld fans and water bottles — it’s going to be another viciously hot one this weekend. Saturday will be sunny and hot with a high near 102, according to the National Weather Service. That night will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Sunday will also be sunny and hot with a high near 101 and heat index values as...
Where to watch the solar eclipse in Central Texas

Posted: 4 days ago

Want to get in on the solar eclipse frenzy? If you haven’t made your Eclipse Day plans yet, there are tons of events in the Central Texas area for family-friendly, astronomical fun. Here is a collection of places to go and things to do on Monday, Aug. 21: AUSTIN Balcones Park Viewing Party, 1:10 p.m., 12017 Amherst Drive, Austin: Join...
Dell Medical School touts growing number of residents in new report
 The number of medical residents and fellows providing care in Travis County clinics and hospitals is up by 30 percent since 2012, according to a report released this week by the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School. In 2016, there were 287 residents working in county clinics and hospitals, up from 218 in 2012, the community benefit...

Posted: 5 days ago

The number of medical residents and fellows providing care in Travis County clinics and hospitals is up by 30 percent since 2012, according to a report released this week by the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School. In 2016, there were 287 residents working in county clinics and hospitals, up from 218 in 2012, the community benefit...
San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4
 The city of San Marcos will not join the cities ofAustin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the state’s new immigration law, officials announced Tuesday night. While those cities have waged public battles against Senate Bill 4, the so-called sanctuary cities ban, San Marcos has been noticeably quiet...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city of San Marcos will not join the cities ofAustin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the state’s new immigration law, officials announced Tuesday night. While those cities have waged public battles against Senate Bill 4, the so-called sanctuary cities ban, San Marcos has been noticeably quiet...