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Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The charter vs. the election code in court
"...the rare honor of deciding whether the city of Austin or the state of Texas did a less piss-poor..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Muffling the Monitor
Frasier's reviews send salutary ripples through the APD pond
"...As they say in paramilitary circles, Police Monitor Margo Frasier has certainly hit the ground running...."

June 10, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Halloween Masks
Everyone had a role to play, and some performed better than others
"...meeting of the city's Citizen Review Panel of the police monitor's office, concerned primarily with the June 9 police..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin Mourns Officer Jorge Pastore, Killed While on Duty
SWAT officer was killed responding to hostage situation
"...The Austin Police Department is reeling following a tragic weekend in..."

Nov. 17, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Voters Approve Prop A's Strong Police Oversight
70% of voters said yes to progressive Austin Police Oversight Act
"...The May 6 election made it clear: Austin is ready to dramatically expand civilian oversight of police...."

May 7, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Police Oversight Chief Makes Her Leave Permanent
Farah Muscadin has officially resigned
"...Farah Muscadin, director of the city's Office of Police Oversight, has officially resigned, after more than five years..."

Oct. 7, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Election Results: Austin Can Save Itself, Thanks
Pro-policing GOP-aligned campaigners crash into city’s fiscal reality on Election Day
"...Austin voters humiliated Save Austin Now at the polls Nov...."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Car Enthusiasts Take Over Public Streets and the Police Union Capitalizes
Cops come upon donuts they don’t like
"...So far seven Austinites have been arrested – four of them under 21..."

Feb. 24, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

As Austin Recovers From Winter Storm Mara, City Manager's Job Is (Again) on the Line
Walking on thin ice
"...Spencer Cronk's future as Austin's city manager is once again up for debate, amid..."

Feb. 10, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: Reform Follows Dysfunction
José Garza and Delia Garza didn't get elected by accident. The cops' own lies show us why.
"...Boy, I sure would rather be writing about Austin's future, and how we can commit to housing our..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council Blocks Police Contract
Union to return to the table for more bargaining ... but when?
"...night, as City Council unanimously voted to send the Austin Police Association back to the bargaining table with city..."

Dec. 14, 2017 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: What Should Lehmberg Do?
Whatever her decision, she's earned her own mind
"...been arrested for drunk driving. The latest soloist is Austin Police Association President Wayne Vincent, who chimed in this..."

April 26, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Top 10 Police Beat Stories
Shades of Blue
"...He had the necessary charisma and energy, impressing the Austin Police Association as well as dozens of community activists..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

'Leak' on Recommendation to Fire Officer Prompts Complaint From Police Union
Austin Police Association President Mike Sheffield has filed formal complaints with city alleging someone from Police Monitor's office and/or the Citizen Review Panel leaked panel's disciplinary recommendations regarding shooting death of Daniel Rocha.
"...Austin Police Association President Mike Sheffield has filed two formal..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Save Austin Now Files Lawsuit Over Rejected Signatures
Invalid petition signatures kept SAN's mission to reverse decriminalization of homelessness off the ballot
"...Save Austin Now, the "educational nonprofit" founded by Travis County GOP..."

Nov. 27, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: The Chief Considers His Options
Dallas' recruitment of Art Acevedo deals him a very strong hand
"...Likely by the time you read this, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo will have completed his two..."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Candidate Scramble
A human tragedy overshadows the campaign two-steps, but the dance goes on
"...fully realized how deeply she had touched so many Austin lives over the course of her work as a..."

April 29, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: The Big Mac Attack
The landslide victory of Brewster McCracken may have significantly mixed messages.
"...before it) as a validation for their vision of Austin's future and a defeat for the more threatening vision..."

June 13, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Dallas Police Memorial
"...The Austin Police Association and Austin Police Department held a vigil..."

July 15, 2016 Photo Gallery

Impressed With Coverage on Police Statistics
" straightened out the bad reporting that smeared our police department was first rate. You cleared things up and..."

Feb. 17, 2004 Postmarks

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come
Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water
"...issued what's called a red flag warning for the Austin and San Antonio metro areas, indicating increased wildfire risk..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Medics Seek Relief in Labor Talks, Chief Search
Trying to soothe EMS' chronic pain
"...Austin-Travis County Emergency Med­ic­al Services is approaching a turning point...."

Dec. 10, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For the firefighters, City Hall's rep for putting its people first goes up in smoke
"...Toby Futrell started with the city of Austin more than 20 years ago, as a file clerk..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
10-1, take two
"...When the brand-new 10-1 Austin City Council took office in 2015 with a grand..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Who Leaked Police Info?
Police union president calls for city action
"...Austin Police Association President Wayne Vincent on Jan. 23 asked..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Police Contract Would Allow Public Release of Citizen Review Panel Documents
Officers must vote to approve new four-year contract
" the employment contract between the city and the Austin Police Association is a concession that would allow the..."

June 10, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

'We Had a Tragedy Here in Austin'
City Manager dispells dark rumors surrounding David Rivas Morales's beating death this week.
"...Latino – League of United Latin American Citizens, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and others –..."

June 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin at Large: Not Fixing What’s Broken
Abbott, Patrick engage in disingenuous property tax politics, while Texas suffers
"...Legislature is in session, has a unique impact on Austinites, and the property-tax pandering that the GOP regime is..."

Jan. 27, 2023 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Top 10 Austin News Stories of 2022
From worse to bad
"...Here in Austin we had both new, big stories and old favorites..."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Ticker: Race for Austin's Next Mayor Heats Up
Israel kicks off quest to make history in mayoral race, plus more news
"...Rep. Celia Israel officially launched her campaign to be Austin's next mayor. If elected, Israel would be only the..."

Jan. 14, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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