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Emily Pyle

29 articles

Teacher Found Guilty of Injuring Child

Jurors find teacher at Hyde Park Baptist Church's day-care center intentionally injured at least one young child in her care

News Feature, May. 11, 2007

When the Bough Breaks

In 1993, the Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center hired a teacher who proved to be a little 'rough' with the children. Now the church is being sued for ignoring alleged child abuse.

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Out Youth Temporarily Out of Business

Financial problems and staff turmoil leave queer kids alienated

News Feature, Apr. 7, 2006

Don't Bank on It

The folks at Dragon's Lair learn an expensive lesson from Bank of America

News Feature, Mar. 3, 2006

Bringing the War Home

No More Victims works for peace, one wounded child at a time

News Feature, Dec. 30, 2005

Ngai Found Insane – What Now?

Without reform, Texas' mental health system might fail killer of piano teacher again

News Feature, Oct. 28, 2005

Two Lives Lost

Danielle Martin and Jackson Ngai shared a close friendship, a passionate love for music, and mental illness. They cared for each other as best they could. And then he killed her.

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Disappearing Patients

Mental health, like mental illness, can be a complex proposition.

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Managing Disease – or Money?

State's latest strategy for mental health care looks like rationing

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Frequent Fliers

Once they enter the mental health care system, people tend to return

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Naked City

Student accused of murdering piano professor may proceed to trial

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

Remembering Ruthe Winegarten

Author and activist changed Texas history – literally

News Feature, Jun. 25, 2004

Read the Fine Print

With arbitration clauses, homebuilders are erecting a legal wall to keep themselves out of court.

News Feature, Aug. 30, 2002

'If Not Edison -- What?'

Austin Interfaith's Alliance programs represent one alternative to failing AISD schools.

News Feature, Mar. 22, 2002

AISD vs. ESAC: "We'll Do It Ourselves'

The East Side Social Action Coalition remains unimpressed by the school district's promise to reform itself.

News Feature, Mar. 22, 2002

What Is the Alliance?

A Sketch of the Alliance, Austin Interfaith, and the Industrial Areas Foundation

News Feature, Mar. 22, 2002

Naked City

For the first time, council members will have to say how much a proposal costs before they put it on the council agenda; and changes to the city's billboard ordinance draw debate, but the council postpones a decision.

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2001

Naked City

The council takes up recommendations from the Urban Transportation Commission, and considers a larger resolution to revamp the city's system of boards and commissions altogether.

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2001

Naked City

The city council proposes a number of changes to several city departments, including DRID, PECSD, and the Planning Commission.

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2001

Naked City

The City Council prepares to decide how much information about Austin Energy's finances and operations will be kept out of the public view when deregulation comes in 2002.

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2001

Naked City

The council passes an aggressive panhandling ordinance as part of its "homeless self-sufficiency and responsibility initiative," angering homeless advocates.

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Naked City

The council listens for four hours as proponents and opponents of the doomed motion to change Rosewood Avenue to Dorothy Turner Avenue make their case; the motion failed for lack of a second.

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2001

Naked City

The Industrial Areas Foundation demonstrates its substantial clout at the Southwest IAF Conference, held in Austin earlier this week.

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2001

Naked City

A motion to rename Rosewood Avenue after controversial East Austin activist Dorothy Turner is back on the council agenda after a unanimous rejection in 1998.

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2001

Naked City

The council votes 6-1, with Daryl Slusher opposed, to re-form the board of the First Step Corporation, the entity charged with distributing scholarship funds in the infamous Cedar Avenue settlement.

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2001

Naked City

The council approves a requirement that all matters coming to a vote include a note detailing their financial impact; Austin Energy's "competitive matters" resolution, which would keep some business matters secret, angers some local activists.

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2001

Naked City

Over objections from two council members, the City Council votes to reduce parkland dedication fees for the Four Seasons Residences on Town Lake, but doesn't -- as the project's developer would like -- waive the fee entirely

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2001

Naked City

The City Council adopts a legislative agenda focused on protecting the city’s right to govern itself.

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2001

Naked City

The Austin City Council is back from their winter break, and they have a full schedule ahead of them.

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2001

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