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Kirk Watson Wants Four More Years
Mayor makes it official, announces 2024 re-election campaign
"...us on a new path to tackle some of Austin’s biggest long-term challenges.”..."

April 10, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

Police Association Signals Willingness to Comply With Oversight Act
Second day’s negotiations spark hope of agreement
"...In the week since negotiations between the city of Austin and the Austin Police Association over a new labor..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City, Austin Police Association Agree to Resume Contract Talks
First public bargaining session scheduled Wednesday
"...are among the top issues city staff and the Austin Police Association will finally hash out. The two agreed..."

March 15, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Here’s How Art Acevedo’s Hiring and Ultimate Refusal Played Out
Timeline: how city hall insiders communicated with Acevedo
"...officials during the four-day period during which controversial former Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo almost became a high-level City..."

March 8, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

Despite Being Vastly Outspent by Challenger, José Garza’s Progressive Message Still Has Austin’s Support
After winning primary in a landslide, Garza is certain to win reelection
"...moderate Democrats like Moore, Republican donors and voters, the Austin Police Association (APA President Michael Bullock has been present..."

March 8, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Zurawski Honored: Thursday, USA Today announced that Austin’s Amanda Zurawski is the Texas honoree for USA Today’s..."

March 8, 2024 News Feature

Austin Orgs Disagree on Legality of Secret Police Records in New Court Filings
A hearing has been set for April 9
"...The lawsuit that could settle a longstanding dispute over police accountability continues to move forward, with the first hearing..."

March 1, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin FC Season Kickoff, Black History Month, and More Community Events
Get out and about in Austin while the weather's good
"...to offer free HIV testing.   – James Scott Austin RV Expo..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...on the Green Back On: Good ol’ H-E-B. As Austin continues to try to nurture what makes the city..."

Feb. 23, 2024 News Feature

Commission Considers Changing Ballot Petition Rules
Public hearing on proposed recommendations tonight, Feb. 8
"...Remember voting last year on two, seemingly identical Austin Police Oversight Acts that were actually created and funded..."

Feb. 8, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Approves $2 Million for Homelessness Study
Will it be money well spent?
"...the effectiveness of the strategies that the city of Austin, Travis County, Central Health, Integral Care, and UT’s Dell..."

Jan. 26, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Why Is Art Acevedo Back Overseeing APD?
City manager picks controversial former chief as top deputy
"...Art Acevedo, a controversial former chief of the Austin Police Department, is now an assistant city manager at..."

Jan. 19, 2024 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Council to Renew Police Pay Package to Incentivize Contract Negotiations
But that didn’t work the first time
"...a new labor contract between the city and the Austin Police Association...."

Jan. 19, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New Year, New Police Union President
Michael Bullock assumes union leadership at turbulent time
"...year will bring change to the leadership of the Austin Police Association, the labor union that represents the majority..."

Jan. 5, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Only 2% of Community Complaints About Austin Police Led to Discipline in 2022
Office of Police Oversight report highlights its lack of authority
"...The Austin Police Department investigated less than half as many complaints..."

Dec. 20, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin Voters Overwhelmingly Adopt Police Oversight Ordinance
But the fight to enforce it was only beginning
"...May 6: Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the Austin Police Oversight Act in..."

Dec. 15, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting spree in South Austin Tuesday. An Austin ISD police officer was injured in..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature

Authors of Police Oversight Act Sue City for Failing to Fully Implement Ordinance
Suit names interim police chief and city manager as defendants
"...city leadership and advocates for a strong system of police oversight will now move to the courts...."

Dec. 6, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Hung Jury in Murder Trial of APD Officer Christopher Taylor Causes Mistrial
Jurors were deadlocked through four days of deliberation
"...The four-week murder trial of Austin Police Officer Christopher Taylor has ended in a mistrial..."

Nov. 15, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Security Guard Nearly Killed in Machete Attack Urges Stronger Social Safety Net
Police union blames prosecutors
"...Corey Duncan Stewart, a longtime security guard in Austin, was working an evening shift as a security guard..."

Oct. 27, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Attorney General Reverses, Says City Can Maintain Secret Police Files
Records will not be released to the Chronicle
"...The city of Austin will not have to release confidential police records requested..."

Oct. 19, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Trial of APD Officer Will Be One of the Most Consequential in Austin History
Here’s what it could mean for our city and for how law enforcement is held accountable
"...One of the most consequential trials in Austin history began this week, as attorneys spent hours selecting..."

Oct. 20, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Must Give Secret Police Records to the Chronicle, Texas A.G.’s Office Says
Come out, come out, wherever you are
"...The city of Austin must turn over internal police records that they intended..."

Sept. 29, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Must Give Secret Police Records to the Chronicle, Texas A.G.’s Office Says
City’s “G File” no longer exists
"...The City of Austin must turn over internal police records that they intended..."

Sept. 21, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

APD Chief Joseph Chacon’s Legacy
Assessing the final years of a career that saw a rise from beat cop to chief of police
"...Joseph Chacon will retire from the Austin Police Department in two weeks, ending a career at..."

Aug. 25, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

After Rocky Two Years, Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon Will Retire
Chacon joined APD in 1998
"...Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon announced today, Aug. 21, that..."

Aug. 21, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Demolition of City-Owned Home Depot Building Finally Underway
It only took 15 years
"...N. I-35, is to the people living in North Austin’s St. John community – a vacant, deteriorating city-owned building..."

Aug. 16, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Ahead of Pride, EMS Train LGBTQ Businesses on Active Shooter Response
Community members asked for training after Club Q shooting
"...Ahead of Austin Pride this weekend, first responders held a training Thursday..."

Aug. 11, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Here’s Why Travis County D.A. José Garza Seeking Reelection Matters
He’s a leader in the growing progressive prosecutor movement
"...In reality, one of Garza’s aims – and one..."

Aug. 8, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

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