Gov. Greg Abbott 'Looking At' Proposal For State Takeover Of Austin Police DepartmentAustin city leaders have approved a plan to take millions of dollars away from the police department and direct the money to social services.
Austin City Council Moves To Cut Police Budget By 1/3, Directs Money To Social ServicesIn a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved to cut the police department's $434 million budget by about one-third next year and move the money to social services.
Austin Bans Chokehold Use, Reallocates Some Funds For Public Health And Safety InitiativesAfter weeks of protests against police brutality and racial injustice, the Austin City Council and Mayor Steve Adler unanimously approved five items to reform the city's police department.
New Cedar Hill Police Chief Ely Reyes Wants To Make City 'One Of The Safest' In North TexasEly Reyes is currently Assistant Chief of Police of the Austin Police Department, where he has served in numerous capacities for more than 20 years.
Texas Highway Reopens After Multi-Car Pileup In Dense FogOfficials in Texas say more than 50 people were evaluated for medical care after a massive multi-car pileup in foggy weather early Tuesday.
Governor Abbott Offers $15K Reward For Mail Bomb InfoThe Texas governor's office is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the deadly package blasts in Austin over the past 10 days.
Clogged Pipe Leads Austin Police To Prostitution RingPolice say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring they were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms.
Inauguration Day Protests Planned In AustinIf you have any business in the downtown Austin area, or are headed south for a visit to the Texas capitol city - be prepared to be met by protesters.
Austin Police Chief Issues Staffing State Of EmergencyChief Art Acevedo says in the event there are not enough volunteers to fill the patrol shifts, officers will be mandated to fill the remaining shifts.
Suspect In Deadly South By Southwest Crash Formally Charged The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after smashing through a street barricade at SXSW did not use his brakes and even accelerated as he approached crowds. Rashad Owens is now charged with one count of Capital Murder.
South By Southwest Festival Continues After Deadly CrashTwo people are dead and more than 20 others are hurt in Austin, after a suspected drunk driver blasted through barricades and down a street packed with people attending the South by Southwest Festival.
Website Helps Texas Law Enforcement Catch CriminalsCatching criminals just got a little easier thanks to a new website launched by a law enforcement officer in Central Texas.
GPS Technology Helping Texas Police Capture CriminalsTracking criminals without having to chase them... it's a concept that may seem farfetched, but at least one Texas police department is using new specialized GPS technology to do just that.