Jacqulyn Powell, KXAN News

Jacqulyn Powell


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Jacqulyn:

What’s being done to better handle sexual assault cases in Austin

The Austin Police Department is providing details on changes it’s made in the handling of sexual assault cases. → Read More

Formula 1 race weekend causes flight delays, record-setting day at Austin’s airport

On Monday, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport broke its all-time record of passengers traveling through the airport in one day. Airport officials estimate 35,000 to 36,000 people flew through. → Read More

Austin Police told to rewrite its policy to cut down on officers using force

Change could be coming to Austin Police policy when it comes to how officers are authorized to use force. → Read More

Want a free 1-day ACL pass? Volunteer with Austin Parks!

The Austin Parks Foundation is encouraging sustainability and offering volunteers a free one-day pass wristband in exchange for their time at this year's ACL Fest. → Read More

Austin hits highest number of homicides recorded in a year, and it’s only September

Two homicides in Austin over the weekend break an unwanted Austin record. → Read More

Austinite shares harrowing memories of the sights, sounds and smells of responding to 9/11

Saturday marks the 20-year anniversary of when America was forever changed. For many of those responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks, the memories are still vivid. → Read More

Pecan Street Festival canceled for 4th time, COVID-19 surge hitting struggling artists hard

The City of Austin denied the festival's special event permit on Tuesday, four days after the deadline for vendors to pay their non-refundable booth fees for the festival. → Read More

Statewide homeless camping ban begins Wednesday in Texas. How will it affect Austin?

A new state law banning the homeless from camping anywhere in public goes into effect on Wednesday — and while it seems pretty straightforward, the changes it could make in the city of Austin are less so. → Read More

Does FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine make way for more vaccine mandates?

Now that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has received FDA approval for people ages 16 and older, local government entities may have legal standing to mandate that all employees be vaccinated against the virus. → Read More

People with spinal cord injuries are at risk for more challenges with COVID-19, data shows

During the pandemic, we've heard a lot about high-risk groups for developing more severe illness from COVID-19. → Read More

AUDIT: City of Austin disproportionately employs more men than women

A new city audit shows Austin employs considerably less women than some other governmental entities in the region. → Read More

Travis County again offering antibody infusion therapy for COVID-19 patients

Texas DSHS provided resources to set up the regional infusion center at the Travis County Expo Center. → Read More

Mom, 2 kids battling COVID-19 together after son went to masks-optional summer camp

As a coalition has formed urging AISD to go against Governor Greg Abbott's order and enact a mask mandate, one Austin mom is sharing her family's story. → Read More

APD funding initiative will be up to voters, but opponents say efforts to get it on the ballot were misleading

On Wednesday, Austin’s City Clerk certified a petition to put the #MakeAustinSafe initiative, aimed at increasing police staffing, training and funding on the November ballot. → Read More

Texas’ move to SEC could bring big boost to Austin’s economy, tourism

After the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma's announcement Monday that they won't extend their time in the Big 12, talks with the SEC or any other conference can begin. → Read More

MoveOutATX donating UT students’ unwanted items as summer move outs continue

MoveOutATX is asking University of Texas students to donate unwanted furniture, household appliances and other gently used items as they move out for the summer. → Read More

Rodney Reed case: Central Texas faith leaders to pray all night before Monday hearing

In the last hours leading up to a hearing that could determine whether Rodney Reed gets a new trial, a group in Bastrop plans to pray all night for his case. → Read More

Advocates call for Austin to take measures to boost APD officer retention rates

On Monday, a group wanting to to boost the Austin Police Department’s next budget held a press conference saying the current recommendation by City Manager Spencer Cronk isn’t enough. → Read More

Thieves ram hole in front of Austin bike shop, owner says latest in rash of break-ins

The Peddler bike shop owner AJ Camp says surveillance video from a coffee shop next door shows a truck ramming through the front of his Hyde Park store, then a white van with four people pulled up and started loading it up with bikes. → Read More

Austin’s new, independent Forensic Science Department nearing deadline to open

Austin's new Forensic Science Department is approaching its deadline to become an independent entity, separate from the Austin Police Department. → Read More