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Naked City
Austin Stories
"...last week specifying how dogs can be tethered in Austin yards. The ordinance, strongly supported by animal advocates, prescribes..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
News Shorts
"...wooing former Attorney General Jim Mattox, who recently told "Austin Stories" that "There's a lot of Democrats and labor..."

Sept. 7, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

City Council Gets Some Breathing Room on the Budget
Austin bounced back from COVID with what City Manager Spencer Cronk called “spectacular economic growth.” How spectacular?
"...City of Austin employees took center stage July 15 at the Montopolis..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...into last summer's fatal shooting of Sophia King by Austin police officer John Coffey is set to go forward..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature

Stages of Labor
EMS stalls again, police association eyes final hurdle
"...The city's meet-and-confer talks with the Austin-Travis County EMS Association are once again on ice until..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

911, We've Got a Smoker
Austin's new smoking ordinance takes effect today
"...Well, they were. Two weeks later, said enforcement of Austin's new Smoking in Public Places Ordinance – which can..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Sixth Street Blues
Downtown stakeholders raise questions about policing ... the police
"...March 2004 was not a flattering month for the Austin Police Department, nor for Austin's image as a mecca..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Manley Makes His Exit
Police chief's 30-year career at APD will end March 28
"...Austin police Chief Brian Manley announced Friday that he will..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Choose Your Monitor: The Four Finalists
Candidates to be Austin's next police monitor speak out
"...The four finalists to become Austin's next police monitor appeared Tuesday afternoon at a public..."

Dec. 8, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

City Manager Presents $4.5 Billion City Budget
2021-22 FY proposal earmarks funds for police, parks, homelessness response
"...proposed a $4.5 billion budget for the city of Austin's 2021-22 fiscal year that allocates $1.2 billion in spending..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Reports Challenge "Fear-Based" Model for Training APD Cadets
Police Academy zero
"...A trio of reports on the Austin police academy have concluded that the paramilitary approach it..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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!
" 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

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

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
" 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

Council: Crime and Coronation
Lengthy City Council meeting reinforces police staffing, congratulates APD
" 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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