Austin Police Department

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Overnight SXSW Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 23 Injured

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims from tonight's tragedy. Make sure everyone you know is home safe tonight.— The Hawk (@mohawkaustin) March 13, 2014 A statement from the Mohawk about two hours after the fatal crash outside. SXSW turned tragic overnight when a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Cops Set to Formally Charge Man in SXSW Fatal Crash

    As they say, the show must go on, but this year's SXSW has been marred by a tragic motor vehicle crash that's left two people dead, two in critical condition, and three more in serious condition, according to Jennifer Herber of the Austin Police department. Twenty-five people in total were hit when ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    A Young Man's Violent Threat on Facebook Lands Him in Jail, and Limbo

    Justin Carter said he would "shoot up a kindergarten," but is that a "terroristic threat" according to Texas law?

  • News

    December 6, 2012

    Atheism Rising

    Those folks across Texas who don't believe in God are getting organized and going public.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    It's Allegedly Raining Bleach-Filled Balloons at UT-Austin

    Like everyone else, Hair Balls was freaked out over reports of alleged mad bombers at UT-Austin pelting minority students with bleach-filled balloons. But then we spoke with the Austin Police Department, and we decided to suspend our outrage until we learn more. Dozens of students held a campus mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead -- 50 Cent And Much More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    10 Things We're Probably Doing At ACL This Year

    villagevoice.comBjork at ACL '07, when part of her staging caught fire.​This is the Rocks Off team's (well, Craig Hlavaty and Chris Gray) fifth year covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The first year this smart guy wore black jeans and a black shirt to try to look cool, which made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Police: Thomas Involved In 3 "Altercations" Day Before Death​Since his body was identified Tuesday morning, Austin police have been investigating the final hours of rockabilly singer and bandleader Chadd Thomas, trying to fill in the blanks between Thomas' show with his band the Crazy Kings last Saturday night and the discovery of his body ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Rockabilly Musician Chadd Thomas Found Dead In South Austin

    Chadd Thomas & the Crazy Kings on Facebook​Rumors ran rampant across Facebook last night reporting the death of Austin rockabilly bandleader Chadd Thomas of Chadd Thomas and the Crazy Kings. Thomas originally formed the band in Houston, and was a frequent performer at the Continental Club here ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    The White Coat Club

    Women complain that doctors get away with pretty much anything

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Left Return

    Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    Justice Lost -- and Found

    Austin police may finally file charges in the death of courts activist Donna Ringoringo