Austonia daily newsletter—direct to your inbox 6 a.m.
×
becomeMemberIcon

become a member

public safety

Interim Austin Police Department Chief Joseph Chacon addressed the murder count in a press conference on Monday.

Interim Austin Police Department Chief Joseph Chacon said Monday that several factors are driving Austin's record high number of homicides this year and that "we need to do everything we can as a community... to stop that number from growing."

Keep Reading Show less

Popular

No Way on Prop A outreach director David Chincanchan addresses the crowd and press at Barton Springs. (Abe Asher/Austonia)

A coalition of more than 80 local organizations launched a campaign Thursday to defeat the Save Austin Now-backed Proposition A, which calls for adding hundreds of city police officers and other measures to the Austin Police Department.

Keep Reading Show less

According to Austin Public Health, Mu has yet to be detected in Austin. (Levan/Adobe)

You've heard of Delta and P.1 but a new COVID-19 variant has landed in Texas: Mu, the newest variant that has made its way to four dozen countries and 49 states.

Keep Reading Show less

(Alan Cleaver/CC)

Austin's homicide count jumped up to 55 for the year, with three homicides under investigation from this week alone, putting 2021 as the highest year for murder cases in almost 40 years.

Keep Reading Show less