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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

APD Protects and Serves Itself With Eighth Street Report
Lessons learned?
"...be true – that city officials, especially then-Chief of Police Brian Manley, City Manager Spencer Cronk, and Assistant City..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Latest News From Austin Election Campaigns
District 5 and 8 candidate forums, Beto gets around, and so do local endorsements
"...of Women Voters in the Districts 5 and 8 Austin City Council contests – both in the southwest, divided..."

Sept. 16, 2022 News Feature by The 'Chronicle' News staff

One Woman’s Battle for Justice After a Cop’s Reckless Driving Killed Her Partner
One moment destroyed Pam Watts' life and created an activist
"...truck's driver was Ryan Hartman, an off-duty San Marcos police sergeant who trained fellow officers in how to handle..."

Sept. 16, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Council Recap: No Deal on License Plate Readers
Decisions on surveillance program, Statesman PUD, and parkland dedication fees all postponed
"...to once again postpone a vote on allowing the Austin Police Department to reinstate use of its automated license..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...(APA) Not the Same as It Was: Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday retired Wednesday, Aug. 24,..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature

Short-Term Contract Locks In Big Wage Gains for EMS
Entry-level EMTs will get $19.25 an hour
"...After nine months of talks, the city and the Austin Emer­gency Medical Services Association have reached an agreement on..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Homelessness and Mobility Top District 5 and 8 Issues
A southwest state of mind
"...across the Hays County line. They include some of Austin's most vulnerable areas to flooding and wildfire, but also..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Kaitlin Armstrong Defense Team: Police "Concocted a Misogynistic and Fictitious Story"
Attorneys seek prompt hearing on motions to quash evidence
"...The case police have built against Austin yoga instructor Kaitlin Armstrong in..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Safety Resources Every College Student in Austin Should Know About
Get to know the local orgs that center community well-being
"...Texas Harm Reduction Alliance is an Austin-based organization whose goal is to end the war on..."

Aug. 18, 2022 Chronolog Post by Valeria Valdez

Questions Arise About APD's Use of Sound Machines
Sonic warfare?
"...Since moving to Austin in 1980, Jim Ellin­ger has attended more demonstrations Downtown..."

July 29, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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

Pushing for Real Police Oversight in Contract and on the Ballot
What exactly is a G File?
"...Somewhere deep in the Austin Police Department's computer database sit the personnel files of..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...said Tuesday, May 31, that the Uvalde school district's police chief (who made the decision to wait for more..."

June 3, 2022 News Feature

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

Few Election Surprises as Texas Finally Finishes Its Primaries
The field is set
"...be repped in the Lege in January by former Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair, who defeated indicted Austin..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Verde Report: Austin FC, Fans Split on What to Do With Cecilio Domínguez
MLS investigation clears star player of misconduct, but questions linger
"...be at the heart of the rift forming between Austin FC and its two largest supporters' groups – Austin..."

May 13, 2022 Sports Column by Eric Goodman

Judge Kocurek Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
Judge seeks recusal after telling D.A.'s Office she "felt betrayed"
"...asked to be recused from four upcoming trials of Austin police officers charged with felony assault after police fired..."

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

District Judge Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
Kocurek seeks recusal after telling DA’s office she “felt betrayed”
"...asked to be recused from four upcoming trials of Austin police officers charged with felony assault. The charges were..."

May 2, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

Nobody Wants to Stop Voters From Approving Prop A
Pro-legalization and pro-freedom folks see eye to eye on the May 7 ballot
"...Austin voters on May 7 are being asked to approve..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

In Leander and Cedar Park, Backlash Is on the Ballot
Moving away from Austin?
"...development, with much improved access to many areas of Austin. If voters reject Prop A, Leander will lose Cap..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

City Offers Pennies, Not Dollars, to Austin EMS
Medics find proposal insulting and inadequate amid enormous staffing crunch
"...Five months after the Austin EMS Assoc­iation asked for a $7 per hour increase..."

April 15, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Whether Saving Lives During the Freeze or Saving the City From Save Austin Now, Bob Nicks Just Helped
"I didn’t do a thing. I sat in my office and dispatched people. But I was part of it.”
"...after call as he drove over icy roads into Austin. Some were from his colleagues at the Austin Fire..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...State Attorney General Ken Paxton directed his ire at Austin ISD Tuesday, March 22, saying in a letter to..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature

APD and City Hall Try to Get Their Eighth Street Protest Stories Straight
Cops in trouble?
"...In December 2020, six months after the violent police response to Black Lives Mat­ter protesters at the Austin..."

March 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests
Shock and awe at mass indictment in Black Lives Matter protest shootings
"...Austin continues to address the excessive force used by police..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

D.A. Indicts 19 Austin Police for Assault in 2020 BLM Protest Response
Charges for 8th St. shootings send shockwaves among law enforcement
"...Austin continues to address the excessive force used by police..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...has been issued for South Central Texas, including the Austin area, for this Thursday, February 4. Up to a..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature

Poor CLEAT Approach to Defeat
"...Dear Editor, "[I]ntentionally causing harm to the rank-and-file police officers and their local union"? That's what CLEAT President..."

Jan. 20, 2022 Postmarks

Statewide Police Lobby Kicks Out Medics for Opposing Save Austin Now
CLEAT blackballs Austin EMS union for standing against failed Prop A
"...stretch of its search for a new chief for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (above), the union representing front-line..."

Jan. 21, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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