Austin Sanders

Staff Writer

Austin was born and raised in and around Austin, and now’s he covering City Hall for the Chronicle, a staple of his news diet growing up. He was educated at Texas State University, and has previously written for the Statesman and CultureMap Austin, as well as online film publications.

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City Blamed After Break-Ins at Future Housing for People Exiting Homelessness
City Blamed After Break-Ins at Future Housing for People Exiting Homelessness
Former Candlewood Suites hotel broken into and vandalized

News, May 19, 2022

Aleshire Comes Up Short (So Far) in City Redistricting Suit
Aleshire Comes Up Short (So Far) in City Redistricting Suit
A judge has ruled Austin won’t need more council elections

News, May 19, 2022

Austin Just Says No to Weed Busts, No-Knock
Austin Just Says No to Weed Busts, No-Knock
City Council made both policy in 2020, now voters codify them as law

News, May 12, 2022

Council Recap: Nothing Goes Further Than Cash
Council Recap: Nothing Goes Further Than Cash
A newly approved pilot program will provide 85 households with $1,000 per month

News, May 12, 2022

Council Recap: Nothing Goes Farther Than Cash
Council Recap: Nothing Goes Farther Than Cash
City to launch guaranteed-income pilot program

News, May 6, 2022

City Council Helps Firefighters Keep Arbitration on the Table
City Council Helps Firefighters Keep Arbitration on the Table
Blocking the exits

News, May 5, 2022

Judge Kocurek Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
Judge Kocurek Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
Judge seeks recusal after telling D.A.’s Office she “felt betrayed”

News, May 5, 2022

Integral Care Trustees Delay Vote to Authorize Union
Integral Care Trustees Delay Vote to Authorize Union
The union would represent nearly 1,000 employees

News, May 5, 2022

District Judge Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
District Judge Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
Kocurek seeks recusal after telling DA’s office she “felt betrayed”

News, May 2, 2022

Nobody Wants to Stop Voters From Approving Prop A
Nobody Wants to Stop Voters From Approving Prop A
Pro-legalization and pro-freedom folks see eye to eye on the May 7 ballot

News, April 28, 2022

Council Punts on VMU and Guaranteed Income
Council Punts on VMU and Guaranteed Income
$1,000 checks from the city and lax parking regulations will have to wait

News, April 28, 2022

What Kind of Rail Bridge Will Austin Build Across Lady Bird Lake?
What Kind of Rail Bridge Will Austin Build Across Lady Bird Lake?
Project Connect offers options for the transit expansion

News, April 26, 2022

Austin's Best Density Bonus Remains in Suspense
Austin's Best Density Bonus Remains in Suspense
To V(MU) or not to V

News, April 21, 2022

Land Trust Homes Could Go to Displaced Austinites
Land Trust Homes Could Go to Displaced Austinites
“Right to return” preference policy to be used with sales of city-owned homes

News, April 21, 2022

City Staffers in Vegas’ Tesla Tunnels: Still Not Clear Why!
City Staffers in Vegas’ Tesla Tunnels: Still Not Clear Why!
Neither Project Connect nor AUS needs the Boring Co.’s services yet

News, April 21, 2022

Integral Care Management: About That Union Drive …
Integral Care Management: About That Union Drive …
Proposed changes to consultation policy weaken workers’ role, organizers say

News, April 21, 2022

City Council Grants Early OK to <i>Statesman</i> Property Plan
City Council Grants Early OK to Statesman Property Plan
Batcave begins

News, April 14, 2022

City Offers Pennies, Not Dollars, to Austin EMS
City Offers Pennies, Not Dollars, to Austin EMS
Medics find proposal insulting and inadequate amid enormous staffing crunch

News, April 14, 2022

City Hall Visits Sin City and Musk’s Boring Co.
City Hall Visits Sin City and Musk’s Boring Co.
Will what the Development Services Department learned in Vegas stay in Vegas?

News, April 14, 2022

Council Considers Fuentes’ Call to Slow Down AUS Fuel Project
Council Considers Fuentes’ Call to Slow Down AUS Fuel Project
New tanks to be located directly opposite Southeast neighborhood

News, April 7, 2022

Integral Care Union Drive Nears the Finish Line
Integral Care Union Drive Nears the Finish Line
Helping the helpers

News, April 7, 2022

The Location of the DACC Remains Up in the Air
The Location of the DACC Remains Up in the Air
Council delays vote on community court relocation to study alternate sites, service model

News, March 31, 2022

Corrupt Cop on the Chopping Block
Corrupt Cop on the Chopping Block
APD officer helped a domestic violence suspect evade arrest, according to Chief Joe Chacon memo

News, March 31, 2022

AustinCoin? Council Considering Crypto
AustinCoin? Council Considering Crypto
Some City Council members want to look into cryptocurrency as a way to pay taxes, city bills

News, March 24, 2022

Up the Pay, Medics Might Stay
Up the Pay, Medics Might Stay
Volunteers for overtime nearly doubled after EMS made OT pay double regular hourly wage

News, March 24, 2022

APD and City Hall Try to Get Their Eighth Street Protest Stories Straight
APD and City Hall Try to Get Their Eighth Street Protest Stories Straight
Cops in trouble?

News, March 17, 2022

Do New Districts Mean All Council Members Should Be Up for Election?
Do New Districts Mean All Council Members Should Be Up for Election?
A recent lawsuit filing argues yes

News, March 10, 2022

City Council Takes on a Safer Sixth Street, Project Connect, and More
City Council Takes on a Safer Sixth Street, Project Connect, and More
Council tackles a 63-item agenda

News, March 3, 2022

Greg Casar’s Landslide Win Virtually Ensures TX-35 Seat
Greg Casar’s Landslide Win Virtually Ensures TX-35 Seat
Plus where other races stand

News, March 3, 2022

Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests
Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests
Shock and awe at mass indictment in Black Lives Matter protest shootings

News, Feb. 24, 2022

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