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Austin Mayor Steve Adler says he's saddened by the departure of APD Chief Art Acevedo to the Houston Police Department, calling it a great loss for the City of Austin, and a personal loss of a friend. Adler also says the City of Houston is now getting a "world-class" police...
Phillip Turner has become quite accustomed to litigation regarding his filming of police officers in public. Just last week, Turner made headlines with video capturing an Austin police officer shining his flashlight in Turner's camera to prevent him capturing a routine traffic...
Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis called out the City of Austin earlier this week for supporting gentrification on the east side. High taxes and new development are forcing long-time families and neighbors to relocate further away. Austin Mayor Steve Adler responds to...
Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo is expected to formally accept the role as the next chief at the Houston Police Department. The Austin Police Department confirms to KLBJ that Acevedo has accepted the position. Police Association President Ken Casaday has expressed his...
It took a Travis County jury two days to reach a verdict, but Dr. Charles Fishcer has been found guilty on multiple counts of sexual abuse. The jury found Fishcer guilty of four counts of sexual abuse of a child, as well as a charge of indecency by exposure and indecency by...
A one-month Austin Police officer is recovering from being hit by a bullet fragment that ricocheted off the sidewalk, when the training officer was shooting at a dog re-attacking a young girl in South Austin Tuesday night. That officer is on administrative leave. The officer...
This year, Austin ISD sent $406 million to the state for recapture, which is property tax sent from property-wealthy school districts distributed those in property-poor districts, in an effort to equalize the financing of all school districts throughout Texas. Over the years,...
Austin Police are investigating a suspicious death in North Austin at the Avesta apartments just off I-35 SB near Rundberg. The victim is a black man in his 20s with a gunshot wound. They do have a suspect in custody. Police said there's no threat to the public.
Between the Brieon King and David Joseph incidents, Austin has seen its share of hi-profile racial tensions. Now Mayor Steve Adler is forming a task force on institutional racism in Austin. Adler says society has cumulative and durable race-based inequities, and that's what they...