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"...There are two run-offs for the remaining Austin Community College board seats. Election day is June 1..."
"...Republican lawmakers in the Lege represent the biggest obstacle to altering the state's dated school finance system, and until that happens, AISD will continue to creep toward a financial crisis. If elected, Tilton would be the only trustee with direct knowledge of how the state's lawmaking body operates, and would be well-positioned to build coalitions with other school districts suffering from ballooning recapture payments, and with legislators themselves, to push for meaningful change in how Texas public schools are funded. Austin Community College Board [image-6-right] Place 7: Barbara Mink..."
"...Dear Editor, The Austin Community College District works daily to promote and maintain a safe and healthy environment for the ACC community. The college takes a proactive approach and addresses any potential or identified problems promptly. Misinformation regarding a renovation project at Rio Grande Campus resulted in “Return to ACC’s Room 221: Mercury or mystery?” [News, Dec..."
"...Gov. Dewhurst, and Speaker Craddick today announced that they had found a solution to the community college funding crisis caused in June by Perry's ham-handed veto of appropriations to cover health care costs for certain employees..."
"...On Tuesday, Aug. 1, Texas' campus carry law goes into effect for community colleges around the state..."
"...We're tired just writing that sentence, but if you wonder what motivates Project Director Walker and the 23 members of his executive committee -- most with their own many irons in the public fire -- to spend their waking hours helping Austin survive and thrive, look at the indicators themselves. (Officially, Walker works for Austin Community College, the project's institutional home.)..."
"...“We wanted to do something for the high school kids and the college kids, and it just popped out way better than we could have expected,” says Jackson...."
"...Barrientos recalled fighting alongside Garcia for representation at Austin ISD, and later to create and support Austin Community College. Barrientos said that perhaps his friend’s training as a CPA led him to a certain kind of precision in politics..."
"...Just look at her work establishing the art school in the early Eighties and on the Laguna Gloria Renewal Project in the 2000s. She's also been the key player in partnerships between the museum and other institutions that have yielded remarkable results: alliances with the Austin Film Society, the UT Radio-Television-Film Department, and other entities to screen films at Laguna Gloria for 15 years; the Art School's collaboration with Austin Community College that's lasted decades; the affiliation with Houston's Southwest Alternative Media Project (SWAMP) that kept the independent short film series The Territory on the PBS airwaves in Texas for more than 30 years...."
"...Bishop Gregory Aymond delivered the invocation, and at least three City Council members (Laura Morrison, Randi Shade, and Mayor Will Wynn) showed and spoke briefly; state Rep. Mark Strama weighed in on the economic offshoots of renewable energy; there were suits from various foundations, United Way, Austin Community College, somebody from U.S..."
"...Austin Community College will delay opening until Noon: All activities starting earlier are completely cancelled...."
"...Currently, the society uses two spaces for screenings: First, it has a small screening room on the studio campus; and second, the Marchesa Hall and Theatre, just across the road from the Austin Community College Highland campus. The 278-seat room at the Marchesa has seen a massive expansion in both the amount of programming and the number of people that AFS can seat..."
"...Last night's shocking drop to 27 degrees, and a rarely sighted dusting of snow, means that Austin is effectively shut down for the day. School districts, colleges and government entities have shut down until Monday..."
"...Two metaphors are currently zipping around the education world like the latest slang in a high school cafeteria. To ensure the economic future of Texas, runs one nostrum, we need to "create a seamless transition" from high school to college..."
"..."No one wants to get into a war of words with Gov. Rick Perry," began a July 19 Statesman op-ed by Austin Community College President Stephen Kinslow..."
"..."You either went the vocational route, or you joined the service," he recalled. He almost went into the Marines, but a grant allowed him to go to college..."
"...The fact of the matter is that of the eight governmental agencies that are referenced in Ms. Gregor’s stories in the July 16 issue, Austin Community College is the only planning effort that is grounded in the community with it’s Campus Advisory Committees (see www.austincc.edu/cac)..."
"...Four months after his veto of health benefits funding for Texas' community colleges caused an uproar, Gov. Rick Perry has cut a deal with Lt..."
"...Austin Community College president Robert Aguero knows how mystifying college can seem for students whose relatives haven't gone through the experience. He likes to recall a presentation he was giving a group of potential first-generation college students, in which he explained that a normal college load is 12 hours...."
"...Eventually, the wrestling shenanigans move to the forefront, with the band slamming each other onto strategically placed mattresses, with color commentary and deepening backstories. Thus, the Blue High Machine Mid-Southern Wrestling Coalition was born at UT, briefly flourished, then faded away after college..."
"...Unfortunately, I think the latter is true. Look for comparison to the Austin Community College trustee races, which have drawn a full roster of good candidates..."
"...But now Gohring's also in charge of the coffeehouse he founded in 2008: Kick Butt Coffee. Another welcoming and well-run cafe, with excellent drinks and service, Kick Butt is fighting the good fight these days, over there on the north end of Airport Boulevard – while plans to turn the nearby, mostly abandoned Highland Mall into Austin Community College slog through the next phase of the city's revitalization process. Steve and Stephanie Williams are the husband-and-wife team who brought us the, well, yeah, you could say spectacularly successful coffeehouse called Bennu, open 24-hours-a-day, over on MLK..."
"...Serving others was fundamental to his character and had been since his youth in Pine Bluff, Ark., where his volunteer work with a church group and employment as a social worker assistant heightened his empathy for people facing hardship and loss. A mindfulness of others' needs and a responsiveness to them fed his approach to any job, whether it was stage managing the X Games or an event with former President Barack Obama; getting Austin Community College students jazzed about Austin theatre; seeing shows for the B..."
"...According to an Austin Independent School District study, the percentage of Austin high school graduates going to college has increased from 55% in 2002 to 62.6% in 2006. The study took a comprehensive look at who is going to college and what type of school they are attending..."
"..."Annexing for junior college purposes only, that portion of the City of Austin that is not presently included within the currently existing boundaries of Austin Community College District." EARLY VOTING..."
"...Sam Coronado, artist, teacher, organization co-founder (Coronado Studio, the Serie Project, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin Community College, Laguna Gloria Art School, et al.)..."
"...That's the one thing everyone can agree on regarding the newly unveiled design for Austin Community College's planned South Austin campus. All else, it seems, is open for debate..."
"...14, March 27, 1987, is worth thinking about in this context. This was in conjunction with a six-week film series featuring three films by Fuller and three by Robert Aldrich, co-sponsored by Austin Community College and the Austin Film Society..."
"...At the city of Austin/Austin ISD/Austin Community College level, the choices are more detailed and less readily apparent. These open questions are why the Chronicle news group has spent the last several weeks following campaigns, interviewing candidates, and arguing among ourselves over who best represents the values and policies we want local officials to pursue..."
"...Others pointed out that city’s decision could reflect poorly on its mission to support not just local nonprofits, but diversity; Budd, an African-American woman, heads a diverse group of employees. “I think the city has an opportunity to kind of make good on a lot of its language about supporting minorities, and its intentions with respect to nonprofits as well,” said Sharon Strover, a professor at UT’s College of Communications...."
"...... These are the $50,000- to $80,000-a-year jobs that people could go to [Austin Community College] and get trained [to do] and have a good life..."
"...This week, the Chronicle News staff delivers an overview of the municipal ballot you will see on May 10, covering the City Council races, the (rather thin) community college and school board campaigns, and the school district bond propositions. Up front (p.6) we've got our own endorsements, and take them for what they are: the considered (and hard-argued) opinions of about a dozen Chronicle reporters and editors, who have looked closely at the candidates and come to a rough consensus..."
"...note: Seriously?] 2912 Medical Arts Street Note: Musical performances by Vinyl Dharma 7:00 p.m. CST Chelsea Clinton Attends Presidential Debate University of Texas at Austin ***Directly Following the Debate*** Chelsea Clinton Attends UT Debate Party University of Texas at Austin Texas Union Ballroom UPDATE: She'll also be at Austin Community College on Friday..."
"...In addition to new faces Paget Brewster and Keith David, each of the 13 episodes on tap (beginning with March 17’s season six premiere) will expand to 26 minutes. And although the Internet is like international waters for crudeness, don’t expect any sailor talk or drastic tonal shifts; but do look forward to a RoboCop-themed episode and another paintball free-for-all in the halls of Greendale Community College. [image-2]..."
"...One person pleased with the results was State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, who wrote on Facebook, “Congratulations to my girl of more than 20 years, Gigi Edwards Bryant on her decisive win for Place 2, ACC Trustee, Austin Community College District..."
"...Beyond that initial, self-serving calculation, I'm also aware that our city, school district, county, and community college systems have made significant investments in public infrastructure and services that have on balance made this community more productive, more livable, and more safe. And the single largest bite (half or more) of our property tax bills – school taxes, for Austin ISD – is in large part a direct consequence of state government's continuing refusal to create a fair and equitable statewide funding system for public education. No New Taxes!..."
"...In addition to projects like Saturday Outreach and the Garza program, Les Dames hold an annual fall benefit on the campus of the Texas Culinary Academy to raise scholarship funds. Current female students in the culinary programs at Austin Community College, the Culinary Academy of Austin, and the Texas Culinary Academy can pick up applications for Les Dames scholarships at their respective campuses..."
"...All of these accomplishments took place before Garcia became mayor, and after he had already blazed the trail on the Austin ISD board of trustees (as first Hispanic trustee and then chair), where he helped initiate Austin Community College, serving as well on ACC's first board. (For the record, Garcia is cited as the first "elected" Hispanic mayor because his Council predecessor, Mayor Pro Tem John Treviño Jr., served as acting mayor for three months following the resignation of Carole Keeton [then-McClellan].)..."
"...A sampling: The New York Times described Conditt as "quiet, nerdy" and from a "tight-knit, godly family." CNN told us his grandmother "says he's a loving man," while NBC, talking to friends and family, characterized Conditt as a "very normal kid." Newsweek had relatives defend him as "low-key" and "peaceful." The most cringeworthy headline came from The Wall Street Journal: "Austin Bombing Suspect: Home-Schooled College Dropout Known for Dry Wit."..."
"...The son of an Indian diplomat, Vaidehi grew up in a whirlwind of state-sponsored emigration, largely growing up in China, India, and the Fiji islands, before attending college in Southern California. Much of his last year was spent in Lille, France, prior to copping a new student visa and moving to Austin in August...."
"...The program expects to connect all HACA properties within the next two years. And more importantly, to many digital inclusion advocates, nearly 70 residents have completed computer classes provided by longtime nonprofit Austin Free-Net, earning them each a free refurbished computer donated by Austin Community College, and 30 more are set to graduate from the program in August..."
"...By voting to maintain the May election, council decided to perpetuate the fiction of representation for three more years, or at least until the Charter Revision Committee can come up with an electoral revision plan – new calendar, single-member districts, and all – that the voters will finally swallow. In the wake of subsequent decisions by Austin ISD and Austin Community College to move to November, council has also taken the de facto decision to spend nearly $2 million on an election it doesn't need to hold..."
"...After nearly a quarter-century in New York, they relocated to London, where MacDougal had an offer to head Transitions Dance Company, and then three years later to Amsterdam as free agents. The end of the Bush presidency coaxed them back to the States in 2008, and a friend recommended Austin's progressive nature and "high vibration." MacDougal, foreseeing a possible end to her lifelong dance career and working toward certification to teach Pilates, was "awfully happy to be pulled back into the dance world" when the University of Texas and Austin Community College offered her dance department courses..."
"...Unfortunately, it is unclear whether this was due to the justness of the presented agenda or to the session's format. Candidates had only a little over a minute to respond to four to six highly detailed questions while scorers for AI labeled their responses as simply a "Yes" or "No." Speaking first, Barbara Mink tried to explain why it was not within the ACC board of trustees' power to expand a college readiness program that AI wanted opened to more applicants..."
"...She is currently a technical writer at Vignette. She is grateful to her writing teachers from SWT and Austin Community College, to her writing group friends, and to her once and future therapists...."
"...In theory, districted voters can concentrate on two local races: the citywide mayoral, and their own district, if it's their year (not to forget Austin Community College, Austin ISD, or the several other city school districts). The city races, of course, are way down at the bottom of a statewide ballot, and will also include bond propositions (and others) that require some preparation (more on that later) for an off-year national election that should generate much more interest (and turnout) than those normally do..."
"...These assume the value of the land to be $29.5 million – based on a 2016 third-party appraisal commissioned by the city – with an additional "improvement value" of $200 million based on PSV's estimated construction cost for the stadium. With an estimated value of $229.5 million and a "moderately conservative" tax rate increase of 6%, the calculations show the main taxing entities in the area (City of Austin, Travis County, Austin Independent School District, Central Health, and Austin Community College) could lose out on about $6.4 million in tax revenues over the first five years of the deal..."
"...Nevertheless, there's a huge general election ballot to consider – please do work your way down, through state and county to the city candidates and the single city transportation proposition. There are also important Austin Community College questions (including bond proposals) and AISD candidates..."