Austin Police Department is 11 officers short of the 80 officers it needs to police the downtown area, which consistently has the highest crime rate in the city, according to APD Assistant Chief Stephen Deaton.
As Austin housing prices and traffic congestion continue to rise, students are finding life less affordable — a problem a panel of city officials and community leaders discussed candidly with students on campus Tuesday.
Starting May 1, the Austin Police Department will launch a program that will allow Austin Travis County Integral Care, an agency of medical professionals who provide on-site treatment and resources for people facing a psychiatric crisis, to serve as first responders alongside APD officers to assist in potential mental health crises.
The city of Austin’s freeze on issuing new pedicab licenses, which was supposed to expire Wednesday, will remain in place for another three months as the Austin Department of Transportation finalizes recommendations for additional regulations, which may include a ban on certain trailer pedicab models.
Parking and Transportation Services and Capital Metro representatives discussed a proposal that would change the current Pickle Research Campus shuttle route to a MetroRapid route, at a public forum on campus Tuesday night.
This week marks the third year of Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival, and, while serious comedy fans will recognize most of the names on the lineup, the average person might be puzzled as to who a lot of the performers are.
While brainstorming for their next interactive art project, textile artists Rebecca Layton and Monika Jakubiak knew they wanted to create a space for discussion about where mass-produced clothes really come from: sweatshops.