During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
By supporting food assistance and promoting economic independence among people in need, Share Our Strength meets immediate demands for food while investing in long-term solutions for the problems of hunger and poverty; here's the info on how to attend an event on April 30 that will benefit SOS.
Jorge Zapata, supervisor of the Austin PARD's summer free-lunch program, is serious about outreach. He wants the parents of all Austin school kids who qualify for reduced-price or free lunches to know their kids are welcome at the 55 PARD summer free-lunch sites around the city.
In addition to the nearly 50 food pantries operated by local churches, neighborhood centers, and social-service agencies in the Austin metropolitan area, here's a list of soup kitchens that provide some meals for Austin's hungry and homeless citizens.
After federal agents stormed the Gonzalez house last Saturday, it was all Elián, all the time on cable television : but doesn't it feel more like a movie of the week than breaking news? Also, upcoming May television events, and networks announce series renewals.
Soft-spoken and self-effacing choreographer Stephen Mills seems an unlikely candidate for rebellious Prodigal Son. But he was, breaking away from Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Now the newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure, his return, and the future of the company.
They're horrible! They're evil, mean, and terrible! They're New Yorkers! They're the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre, and they're giving laid-back Austin a shot of scrappy, sophisticated, lowbrow, smart-ass theatre.