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Campaign to Recriminalize Homelessness Turns in Signatures
Will "Save Austin Now" make it to the ballot?
"...loosened in June 2019 to effectively decriminalize homelessness in Austin. If 20,000 of the signatures are validated, the petition..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Who Wants to Take on Ken Casaday?
Elections underway at police union
"...It's election season at the Austin Police Association, and two cops are challenging incumbent president..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Police and community members meet for “an open, honest dialogue”
"...Travis County Jail was brought to the attention of Police Chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday...."

July 22, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Geopolitical Fault Lines
Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response
"...Austin City Council inauguration ceremonies don't generally include political speeches...."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City Hall Hustle: Safety in Numbers
The mayoral race gets cracking, so getcha program here!
"...next to "Office Sought," Levy wrote "Mayor, City of Austin (not a candidate)," cementing him still in exploratory purgatory...."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Unions Slam Police, Fire Cuts
"...Leaders of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters and Austin Police Association gathered..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin, Texas.
"...of the blocks surrounding La Zona Rosa and the Austin Music Hall, the annual fest's two biggest-ticket venues. Peter..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Sixth Street Shooting: One Dead, Two In Custody, Lots of Statements
UPDATE: Second suspect, aged 17, reportedly arrested Monday
"...UPDATE 4:40pm: The second suspect sought by police, Jeremiah James Tabb, was arrested earlier today in Killeen..."

June 14, 2021 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...gig ushered him south into the warm civic embrace Austin offers its South by Southwest guests. Like all major..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

A Letter to Alberta
Leffingwell blasts the Statesman for their public safety scaremongering
"...Arnold Garcia Jr. comprise the four horsemen of the Austin American-Statesman editorial page. The set up is familiar: the..."

April 10, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Ashton Cumberbatch takes the hot seat at a low point in police-community relations
"...local attorney Ashton Cumberbatch as the city's new, second-ever police monitor. "Ashton stood out as a top candidate and..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council Recap: Despite "Positive Strides," APD Academy's Not Reimagined Yet
Chief, advocates agree that more changes must be made
"...in May to commence a new cadet class at Austin’s police academy after a pause of nearly a year,..."

Oct. 22, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Council District 6: Flannigan Faulted for Progressive Politics
Challengers run to incumbent’s right on homelessness, police spending
"...Flannigan in the race to represent residents in Northwest Austin's District 6 are running to his right on the..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The City's (Interim) Plan for the Public Safety Chiefs
Police, Fire, and Police Monitor all addressed
"...concerning the process for hiring permanent chiefs for the Police and Fire departments, and a police monitor. The most..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Crime and Coronation
Lengthy City Council meeting reinforces police staffing, congratulates APD
"...how best to express their intention to hire more police officers. All in all, it was one of those..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Picking Up the TAB
The Travis Co. DA and the courts consider Texas Association of Business money spent during the fall campaign.
"...who has initiated a criminal investigation of the Texas Association of Business, one of the most powerful lobbying groups..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics
"...Greetings, young upstanding student, and welcome (back) to Austin, where you’re either re-acclimating to the increasing chaos of..."

Aug. 30, 2018 News Post by News Staff

Life After Meet-and-Confer
City, police get ready for civil service
"...last-minute Christmas miracle, the city's meet-and-confer agreement with the Austin Police Association is dead. Over the weekend, union membership..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

APA Files Grievance Against APD
Association accuses Acevedo of being retaliatory in his discipline
"...The Austin Police Association filed a grievance Friday in connection to..."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Fixing Broken Windows?
Police tackle crime in downtown Austin
"...First, a bit of bad news for downtown Austin: year-to-date, violent crime is up 16% while violent crime..."

Nov. 6, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Council: Back to Work!
Police, Fire, Water top a slim agenda post-election, pre-Thanksgiving
"...proposed new labor contract between the city and the Austin Police Association is expected to sail through, nearly a..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

News Roundup: Climate, Cuts, and Cuckoos
Austin attends the Paris climate conference
"...In this week's News Roundup: Austin leaders back from the Paris climate conference reaffirm their..."

Dec. 14, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The Road to 10-1: District 2 Steppin'
Media City Council forum continues tonight, 7pm
"...co-produced by the Chronicle, KUT-FM, Univision, KXAN-TV, and the Austin Monitor, rolls into its second space tonight at 7pm..."

Sept. 10, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

A Question of Fairness
Austin voters will have another chance to broaden city insurance coverage
"...City of Austin Municipal ElectionElection Date: May 13..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

She's One of Us
Mike Clark-Madison Profiles New City Manager Toby Futrell
"...no getting around the fact that Toby Hammett Futrell, Austin's new city manager, is not just a high-profile player..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council: Public Safety & Their People
Fire stations, police officers, and the money assigned to both
"...in those areas don't meet the standards of the Austin Fire Depart­ment, which could put the city at risk..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...making full use of existing railroad rights-of-way through East Austin, choosing instead to paint stripes and erect signs on..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

R.I.P. Sgt. Gary Christenberry
Longtime Austin cop succumbed to burn wounds last week
"...Austin Police continue to grieve the loss of Sgt. Gary..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Daily Hustle: 11/1/10
Your City Council agenda preview
"...Thursday, including contentious zoning proposals, yet more money for police, and a big recycling proposal...."

Nov. 1, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...The Austin chapter of the NAACP is calling for the federal..."

Jan. 3, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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