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Ryan Autullo

Austin American-Statesman

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Recent articles by Ryan:

Remembering past floods, Austin City Council pushes for more preventative measures

Concerned that area residents might not be fully prepared for another big storm, city leaders are taking additional mitigation steps. → Read More

Staying in-house, city manager picks interim chief Joseph Chacon as Austin's next chief of police

Joseph Chacon was Initially seen as a longshot to be the next Austin Chief of Police, but sold himself to community members demanding police reform. → Read More

Fire kills all 75 dogs at pet resort north of Austin, Texas

A pet boarding facility caught fire over the weekend in Georgetown, Texas, killing all 75 dogs inside and raising a number of questions investigators vowed to answer in the days ahead. → Read More

Statewide homeless camping ban now in effect; could lead to stronger enforcement in Austin

Texas DPS could now enforce the state ban within Austin's city limits. No citations have been given under Austin's local ban in the past six weeks. → Read More

Watch Mayor Steve Adler give Austin's State of the City address live

Watch live as Austin Mayor Steve Adler will give his annual State of the City address on Monday at 4 p.m. → Read More

Final phase in enforcement of Austin's camping ban begins Sunday

Sunday brings the final phase in Austin police enforcement of the homeless camping ban. Now, people can be arrested if they refuse to leave an area. → Read More

In wake of mass shooting, Austin council weighs safety plan for Sixth Street

Options Austin City Council is considering include opening Sixth Street to vehicles on weekend nights, which hasn't been allowed since the 1990s. → Read More

Dozens of warnings, zero citations issued under Austin's camping ban

79 written warnings have been given under the second enforcement phase in Austin's camping ban. → Read More

Do you have questions about homelessness in Austin? Ask our reporter

Do you have questions concerning the issues that affect Austin and our homeless community? Share them with us as we look for the answers. → Read More

Amid Austin's homeless crisis, debate rages over who should pay for solution

Austin has $106 million in federal funds to spend on homelessness -- but the city is calling on Travis County and the private sector to kick in. → Read More

Hopefuls for Austin police chief include interim boss Chacon, 2 applicants with controversial pasts

A review of 25 applicants for Austin's police chief shows several with meaningful leadership experience, but also some baggage. → Read More

A year after social justice protests, Austin policing reform has slowed amid GOP pushback

A year after George Floyd's death sparked demonstrations in Austin, has the police department improved its response to protesters? Here's a look. → Read More

With Prop B, Austin voters set to decide fate of city's homeless camping ban

Both sides on Prop B --- which would ban public camping --- have been operating as if the May 1 vote will be close. → Read More

Austin shooting suspect got bail decreased, ankle monitor removed months after woman raised concerns

The former Austin deputy was left largely unsupervised by law enforcement in Texas after a woman said she and a child feared he would hurt them. → Read More

TODAY: Austin rally against anti-Asian hate happening at Huston-Tillotson at 4 p.m.

A rally denouncing hate and violence against people of Asian descent is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Watch live: In wake of freeze, Austin weighs plan to create hubs for disaster relief

After much of Austin shivered in the winter freeze, a City Council member proposed creating resilience hubs where residents can go during a disaster. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Austin doled out millions in overtime pay to police during last year's racial justice protests

Last spring, protesters in Austin called for cuts to the police department's budget. The officers working those protests made millions. → Read More

Austin City Council votes to relaunch police training academy, confirms interim chief

Joe Chacon's appointment as interim Austin Police Chief was confirmed Thursday by the city council, which also voted to reopen the cadet academy. → Read More

SXSW 2021: Pete Buttigieg returns to event that sparked presidential run

SXSW has been good to Pete Buttigieg. In 2019, spectators got their first glimpse at him before he launched a presidential run. He was back Thursday. → Read More

Boil water notice issued for Southwest Austin, Lost Creek; other areas told to limit usage

Residents in Southwest Austin and Lost Creek are on a boil water notice. The rest of Austin should limit water use. → Read More