With last summer's drought and this year's tornado & flood TKO, it's no wonder Austin loves its firefighters and first-response emergency teams.
Austin Fire Department
92 Red River
Austin Fire Department Headquarters, 4201 Ed Bluestein, 512/974-0130
Austin Fire Department Station #7, 201 Chicon
Fire Station #11, 1605 Kinney
South Austin Fire Station, 1705 S. Congress, 512/442-6822
Fire Station #1, Fifth & Trinity, 512/974-4100
The Happy Kitchen provides nutritional info, shopping hints, and cooking tips as a public service. It won Critics Picks in '95 and '96. This is its first showing in the Readers Poll. Congratulations!
The court decision to uphold S.O.S. seemed to steady Austin's enviro keel. Second-place Yellow Bike program colorfully addresses our auto-erotic car obsession and encourages alternative transportation.
Behind nearly every major citizen initiative and progressive candidate in this town lies veteran political consultant Mark Yznaga, whereas after Richards lost the Governor's Mansion, she landed on a velvet cushion as a lobbyist for weapons makers, railroads, and the City of Austin.
This relatively new category honors the labor-of-lovers of Austin's public service community. Congrats, ASA, and runners-up Sustainable Food Center, S.O.S., and Center for Battered Women.
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