After an employee at an Austin Wendy’s was attacked April 22 when strangers took part in the rising Internet video trend known as “Smack Cam” — which involves someone slapping an unsuspecting victim and catching it on film — three suspects were identified Friday by the APD.
Despite city officials’ proposal for a significant drop in Austin’s property tax rate for the coming year in the Austin City Council meeting Thursday, many expect rent prices in West Campus to continue their steady rise.
Austin Police Department Police Chief Art Acevedo called for a group of public transportation, law enforcement and criminal justice officials to discuss ways to reduce DWI incidents after a drunk driver killed a pedestrian in South Austin on Saturday, according to police.
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.