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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Council Recap: Melting Snow Everywhere, And Not A Drop to Drink
Council Recap: Melting Snow Everywhere, And Not A Drop to Drink
As water crisis continues, City Hall tries to expedite storm recovery

News, Feb. 26, 2021

Council Calls for More Aid as Food and Water Is Still Lacking
Council Calls for More Aid as Food and Water Is Still Lacking
It’s not over yet

News, Feb. 25, 2021

City Promises a Lighter Touch for Camp Cleanups
City Promises a Lighter Touch for Camp Cleanups
Pressure from advocates leads to new rules – for now

News, Feb. 25, 2021

Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
As the city thaws, utilities slowly repair damage, restore service

News, Feb. 19, 2021

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster

News, Feb. 18, 2021

Manley Makes His Exit
Manley Makes His Exit
Police chief's 30-year career at APD will end March 28

News, Feb. 18, 2021

What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, and How We Got Into This Cold Weather Catastrophe
What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, and How We Got Into This Cold Weather Catastrophe
More chaos with continued power outages, calls for water conservation

News, Feb. 17, 2021

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Announces Retirement
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Announces Retirement
Manley's 30-year career with APD will end March 28

News, Feb. 12, 2021

Election Time Again! Council Sets Propositions for May 1 Ballot
Election Time Again! Council Sets Propositions for May 1 Ballot
Local propositions to include strong mayor proposal and a reinstatement of the public camping ban

News, Feb. 11, 2021

Finally, Forensics Flies Free From APD
Finally, Forensics Flies Free From APD
Council approves “decoupling” of police crime lab

News, Feb. 10, 2021

Council Recap: Kelly Holds Out on Hotel Purchase As City Gets Ready to HEAL
Council Recap: Kelly Holds Out on Hotel Purchase As City Gets Ready to HEAL
High-profile homelessness initiatives dominate meeting

News, Feb. 5, 2021

Council Plan Would Aim Help at Encampments of Unsheltered People
Council Plan Would Aim Help at Encampments of Unsheltered People
A time to HEAL?

News, Feb. 4, 2021

Family of Man Killed by APD Seeks Answers
Family of Man Killed by APD Seeks Answers
The parents of Alex Gonzales file complaint with the Office of Police Oversight

News, Feb. 4, 2021

Good Camp, Bad Camp: Council Mulls Sanctioned Sites for the Unsheltered
Good Camp, Bad Camp: Council Mulls Sanctioned Sites for the Unsheltered
Helping end homelessness, or just managing public space?

News, Jan. 29, 2021

City Hall Looks at Retracing Its Steps on Homelessness
City Hall Looks at Retracing Its Steps on Homelessness
Back up, try again

News, Jan. 28, 2021

City Falls Behind on Housing Goals
City Falls Behind on Housing Goals
Housing for Austin’s poorest residents in short supply

News, Jan. 28, 2021

APD Officers Face Trial for Allegedly Beating a Suspect
APD Officers Face Trial for Allegedly Beating a Suspect
Overlooked 2019 case brought to grand jury by new D.A. Garza

News, Jan. 22, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem Contest Kicks Off New Council Storylines
Mayor Pro Tem Contest Kicks Off New Council Storylines
A leading role at City Hall?

News, Jan. 21, 2021

APD Chief and Austin Police Association Get Prickly Over Post-Sedition Suggestions
APD Chief and Austin Police Association Get Prickly Over Post-Sedition Suggestions
Good cop, mad cop

News, Jan. 21, 2021

APD Kills Again
APD Kills Again
Driver fatally wounded after alleged road rage incident

News, Jan. 14, 2021

Will the Texas Legislature Take On Police Reform?
Will the Texas Legislature Take On Police Reform?
George Floyd Act, APD takeover, TCOLE all on Lege’s agenda

News, Jan. 14, 2021

Freshman State Senator Sarah Eckhardt Lays Out Her Agenda
Freshman State Senator Sarah Eckhardt Lays Out Her Agenda
Kirk Watson's replacement readies for her first term under the pink dome

News, Jan. 14, 2021

New Audits Highlight Problems at Police Academy
New Audits Highlight Problems at Police Academy
“It comes down to the culture”

News, Jan. 7, 2021

ProLodges Saves and Changes Some of Austin's Most Vulnerable Lives
ProLodges Saves and Changes Some of Austin's Most Vulnerable Lives
Can the city keep them open?

News, Dec. 30, 2020

Who Wants to Be Mayor Pro Tem? More People Than You Might Think.
Who Wants to Be Mayor Pro Tem? More People Than You Might Think.
Council members jockey for the mostly ceremonial title

News, Dec. 30, 2020

Incoming D.A. José Garza Locks in Leadership Team
Incoming D.A. José Garza Locks in Leadership Team
New hires emphasize accountability, empathy

News, Dec. 30, 2020

A Church and Its People on Austin's Eastside
A Church and Its People on Austin's Eastside
The living history of David Chapel

News, Dec. 23, 2020

A Path Toward Permanent Housing in North Austin
A Path Toward Permanent Housing in North Austin
Council approves funding for Espero at Rutland

News, Dec. 23, 2020

Alter Holds Onto Her Council Seat, While Flannigan Is Narrowly Defeated
Alter Holds Onto Her Council Seat, While Flannigan Is Narrowly Defeated
A tale of two incumbents in the run-off election

News, Dec. 17, 2020

Street Fee Coming for Developers in 2022 to Help Offset Growth Costs
Street Fee Coming for Developers in 2022 to Help Offset Growth Costs
New fee will be charged to developers

News, Dec. 17, 2020

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