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What’s next for policing in Austin?

Austin Police Department cadets at the re-start of academy training in June 2021, following an overhaul of the curriculum (APD)

The defeat of Proposition A in the Nov. 2 election repudiates Save Austin Now's plan for a significantly larger police force while leaving considerable uncertainty around the future sizing of the force.

That outcome thrilled progressives, who led the charge against Prop A, while shocking the largely Republican supporters' coalition led by Save Austin Now. At an election night watch party, Save Austin Now supporters learned of the results with disbelief.

For Prop A opponents, the result signals persistent public support for last year's reallocation of public safety resources, as well as skepticism of both the cost and effectiveness of adding hundreds more police. "We know that the safest cities have more resources, not more police," said No Way on Prop A, the political action committee that spearheaded the opposition.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.


Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown

King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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