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Williams Receives Last-Minute Stay of Execution
Tyler native originally set to die Thursday evening
"...for execution this evening (Thursday) for the 2005 murder of 93-year-old Cecelia Schneider, received a stay of execution from..."

July 16, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

UPDATED: Council Calls for Independent Audit of APD's Rape Cases
CM Alison Alter says this is the "next step, not the end of the journey"
"...Days following the unanimous passage of the City Council resolution calling for a comprehensive audit..."

Feb. 6, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

West, Ammonium Nitrate, And the Myopia of Terrorism
House hearing shows emphasis on public safety, not health and safety
"...supposed to: That was the takeaway from Wednesday's meeting of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety..."

May 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: Sins of Commission
Levy KO'd by Tovo as public safety assumes the position
"...Tovo's decision not to reappoint Mike Levy to the Public Safety Commission...."

July 15, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
"...Are Texas state troopers damaging the economy of a small town near the border? Eloy Vera suspects..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Who’s Testing APD’s Backlog of Evidence?
“Everything is on hold”
"...than 4,000 untested DNA cases since the June shutdown of the department's forensics lab, and very little evidence has..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Council Calls for Audit of APD Rape Cases
Start-to-finish review responds to growing concern from advocates, survivors
"...the City Council's unanimous call for a comprehensive review of the Austin Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases,..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police
"Whose streets? Our streets."
"...Brenda Ramos wanted to talk about the loss of her son, Mike, about what his absence means in..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Public Notice: Trying to Get Swimmers’ Ears
Plus parks, public safety, naked gardening, and more...
" scheduling. So the upshot is that while the public may be ready to take to the pools again..."

April 30, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...The biggest stories of any year in Austin tend to unfold over weeks..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Quote of the Week: Rebecca Webber
The Public Safety Commission chair dishes on the police contract
"...way to get a culture change at the police department is to rip the rug out from under 1,600..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Column

Should Yogurt Shop Investigation Be Subject of External Review?
Public Safety Commission member thinks so
"...The Public Safety Commission on Monday is slated to consider a..."

June 1, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Color of Justice
A drug bust in tiny Tulia, Texas opens up old racial wounds and raises questions about the veracity of the undercover cop-for-hire who orchestrated it all.
"...didn't take place in the high-volume inner-city cocaine rings of Houston or Dallas, or in a major trafficking hub..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Texas Democrats and Republicans Disagree on Cause of Sex Trafficking Scandal
Twisted priorities at DFPS-contracted Bastrop facility
"...that minors had been sex trafficked at a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-contracted home for formerly sex..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

The Life of a Search and Rescue Drone Pioneer
How retired Air Force medic Gene Robinson found new purpose looking for missing persons
"...Gene Robinson was looking for a way to change public perception. No longer able to fly a plane himself,..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Cat Cardenas

Lege Limits Use of Cannabis Oil for Epileptics
Compassionate misuse
"...Use Act (Senate Bill 339) last summer was one of pure joy. Her 14-year-old daughter Catherine, who has suffered..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Accountable Now Launches a National Effort to Track Uses of Force
A national effort to track uses of force, starting with Austin
"...last nine years trying to gather information from police departments about their uses of force, as an attorney with..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...and hospitalizations continue to rise in Austin-Travis County, Austin Public Health officials are urging residents to avoid nonessential travel..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature

Prying Open the Case of the Missing Door
Mystery surrounds case of missing right-hand door of Mt. Carmel
"...Like a sentry, the left-hand door from the ruins of Mount Carmel stood guard. The battered, bullet-ridden door, introduced..."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Ozone of His Own
Texas environmentalists wonder when George W. Bush will face up to the consequences of killing the Tejas emissions-reduction program.
"...Jim Marston. The Austin lawyer who directs the Texas office of the Environmental Defense Fund was talking about Governor..."

Sept. 8, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

House of Cards
Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.
"...the book, or so legislators were told. The days of shoveling public subsidies into questionable developments were over, out..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Point Austin: Another Year of the Gun
As the carnage continues, the Legislature shrugs again
"...The latest high-profile mass shooting – 13 people dead, six injured in..."

June 7, 2019 News Column by Michael King

The Unnecessary Death of Vilhelm Hesness
Bicycle groups question official response to driver recklessness
"...a highly visible bicyclist riding lawfully along the side of the road and then manage to lose control of..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
" say, "There is no end to the amount of good you can do if you don't seek the..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Tribune and CNN filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety to obtain public records related to..."

Aug. 5, 2022 News Feature

Signs of Optimism at Troubled Crime Lab
Continued efforts aim to right past wrongdoings at the DNA lab
"...kits sent out for testing since the Austin Police Department discovered a mold-like substance growing on 849 of their..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Battle of the Badges
Second annual amateur boxing tourney raises funds for kids
"...putting their bodies on the line in the name of public safety...."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Another Charge of Negligence at APD's Crime Lab
"...A former employee of the Austin Police Department crime lab has filed a..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Hundreds of Children Removed From FLDS Compound
State officials descend on West Texas polygamist sect after allegations of abuse
"...State officials have removed 416 children from the gated Yearning for..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Best Government Defender of Open Government
Attorney General Greg Abbott
"...make sure there’s still some light being shed. The Department of Public Safety claimed that Capitol security-camera footage had..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Best of Austin Feature

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