Neighbor attended funeral for two victims, suspect in hostage situation

AUSTIN (KXAN) --- According to a neighbor, Tuesday was the funeral for the three people who died in the home of that hostage situation over the weekend.

Austin Mayor Kirk Watson dropping police indictments, …

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Thousands of people rallied in Austin in 2020, following the death of George Floyd, concerned about police violence. During those demonstrations, some officers fired “less lethal rounds,” sometimes called “beanbag rounds,” which left many bruised and bloodied. 

Grand juries indicted 21 officers for their use of force, but Monday, the Travis County District Attorney’s office and the City of Austin announced that all but four of the charges would be dropped.

Austin leaders pitch ‘HOME’ initiative 2 days before …

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-leaders-to-talk-about-the-home-initiative-tuesday/ City of Austin leaders answered questions about the HOME initiative Tuesday, two days before Austin City Council is expected to vote on phase one of that initiative.

What UT fans need to know before attending the Sugar …

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/what-ut-fans-need-to-know-before-attending-the-sugar-bowl/ Longhorn fans are dancing their way straight to New Orleans to celebrate the University of Texas’ College Football Playoff semifinal against the Washington Huskies. The Sugar Bowl is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 1, and bowl committee members spelled out everything fans need to know ahead of the game.

Texas will no longer try to seize former Fairfield …

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/texas-will-no-longer-try-to-seize-former-fairfield-lake-state-park-site-through-eminent-domain/ The state of Texas is ending its efforts to seize a 5,000-acre property that includes the site of the former Fairfield Lake State Park.

Austin leaders pitch ‘HOME’ initiative 2 days before …

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-leaders-to-talk-about-the-home-initiative-tuesday/ City of Austin leaders answered questions about the HOME initiative Tuesday, two days before Austin City Council is expected to vote on phase one of that initiative.

What UT fans need to know before attending the Sugar …

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/what-ut-fans-need-to-know-before-attending-the-sugar-bowl/ Longhorn fans are dancing their way straight to New Orleans to celebrate the University of Texas’ College Football Playoff semifinal against the Washington Huskies. The Sugar Bowl is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 1, and bowl committee members spelled out everything fans need to know ahead of the game.

AISD Officer Shot

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AISD officer shot.

Texas will no longer try to seize former Fairfield …

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/texas-will-no-longer-try-to-seize-former-fairfield-lake-state-park-site-through-eminent-domain/ The state of Texas is ending its efforts to seize a 5,000-acre property that includes the site of the former Fairfield Lake State Park.

INSIGHT: The Uvalde Massacre Shows the Contrast in …

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In a new investigation by ProPublica, The Texas Tribune and FRONTLINE, reporters give a detailed analysis of one of the most criticized mass shooting responses in recent history, and provide extraordinary real-time insight into law enforcement's thoughts and actions.

INSIGHT: Science in America

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Leaders with the Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) warn the United States is losing the race for global leadership in science and technology.

APD investigating homicide in south Austin

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Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/apd-investigating-homicide-in-south-austin/ The Austin Police Department is investigating a homicide in south Austin that left two people dead, APD Sgt. Destiny Silva said during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Officer shot at Northeast Early College HS to be …

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Chief Wayne Sneed with the Austin ISD Police Department shared an update about the district officer shot in the leg during routine patrol at Northeast Early College High School. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/northeast-echs-on-lockdown-due-to-shots-heard-in-the-area-school-district-says/

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