The city council’s vote to reallocate $150 million away from the APD’s budget took observers by surprise. But for local activists, it was years in the making.
Articles by Leif Reigstad
Oct 22, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
Graduates say the 14-week program illuminates challenges that cops face, but glosses over issues of brutality and racism. Records show the alumni association enlists members as public advocates for APD.
Jul 16, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
An APD tweet went viral after internet sleuths theorized that the cards were a police stunt. We got ahold of documents to find the truth.
Jun 5, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
Hours after the Austin City Council held an emergency meeting on police use of force, demonstrators gathered near APD headquarters.
Jun 2, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
Despite opposition from the local police union, the city passed Texas's most expansive ‘cite-and-release’ policy.
May 28, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
A high school competition in Levelland brought fans from across the Panhandle and South Plains in March. Seven would come down with COVID-19.
Apr 15, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, a rare pink grasshopper was spotted in Travis County.
Mar 27, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
While other governors have taken an aggressive approach to curbing COVID-19, Greg Abbott has favored smaller measures.
Mar 20, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
Governor Greg Abbott is letting counties decide whether to postpone certain May elections. For the general, expanded vote by mail may be necessary.
Jan 22, 2020 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, a woman goes to a pharmacy and discovers she's dead!
Dec 18, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, Pennywise the Clown has just the place for you!
Oct 16, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, two Amazon drivers were accused of stealing a dog in Parker County.
Sep 18, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, a school district accidentally auctioned off its students' private information.
Aug 20, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, an escalated karaoke squabble and a Little League embezzlement.
Jul 30, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
We reached out to prosecutors for all 254 Texas counties to ask whether they will still prosecute marijuana cases.
Jul 24, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, a larcenous middle school band director, and a CBD-packing grandma.
Jun 4, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Everything you need to know about what tariffs could mean for the Texas economy, politics, and Chipotle burrito prices.
May 29, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, a new type of armored dinosaur, and scooters set on fire.
May 13, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
He called himself the Tiger King and plastered his face on highway billboards in Texas and Oklahoma. He bred big cats, bears, baboons, and more. He lived, with a parade of partners, on the grounds of his private zoo. He threatened a rival with murder—repeatedly, on YouTube—and tried to hire a hit man to do the deed.
Apr 24, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
He wanted to test the store’s ”all leashed pets are welcome” policy.
Mar 22, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, self-defense with a scooter.
Mar 18, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
The University of Texas at Austin’s men’s tennis coach was among those accused of accepting bribes in a massive federal probe.
Mar 13, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Where’s the money?
Mar 12, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
UT-Austin’s tennis coach and an exam administrator in Houston are facing federal charges.
Mar 4, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
It's the latest in a string of legal rulings that have chipped away at the Lone Star State’s once-heralded open records laws.
Feb 20, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
The announcement comes amid growing questions about the legitimacy of the investigation that led to the deadly raid.
Feb 1, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Thanks to the dysfunctional Knicks, the Mavs basically got Kristaps Porzingis for free.
Feb 1, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
The police tactic is controversial but common—particularly in Texas.
Jan 23, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
The powerful Houston congresswoman is alleged to have fired an aide who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a CBCF supervisor.
Jan 15, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Long live the red wolf.
Jan 10, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
From affordable housing to Border Patrol, the shutdown is causing problems all over the state.
Jan 3, 2019 — By Leif Reigstad
Police say the seven-year-old was fatally shot on a feeder road near a Harris County Walmart. Two suspects are in custody.
Dec 20, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Asylum seekers entering the United States through Mexico will be sent back across the border as their asylum cases are decided.
Dec 17, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
The Affordable Care Act was struck down by a federal judge in Fort Worth, but the legal battle is far from over.
Dec 14, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, moviegoing rodents and a man who thought it was a good idea to steal a police cruiser.
Dec 13, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Jacob Walter Anderson has been kicked off of campus and will not be allowed to attend his graduation ceremony.
Dec 11, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Jacob Walter Anderson, charged with raping and choking a fellow student, will pay a $400 fine as part of the deal.
Dec 3, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
A few words on Sully, the former president’s late-in-life pal.
Nov 29, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
The Mavs rookie sensation is taking the NBA by storm.
Oct 23, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.
Oct 19, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, an eleven-year-old’s pet beagle saves her from an abduction attempt.
Sep 21, 2018 — By Leif Reigstad
Plus, a very flattering mug shot and a doggy-door intrusion.