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Mental Health Care Meltdown
The mental health care system for Austin and Travis County is increasingly overwhelmed, with no relief in sight.
"...Austin Police Department mental health officers Art Fortune, Joel Pridgeon,..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Mental Health Care Meltdown: Is There Room for Hope?
Austin police and mental health advocates make recommendations for patching Travis County's tattered safety net.
"...Will Travis County's mental health care system take flight or remain..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Student accused of murdering piano professor may proceed to trial
"...murdering his professor in April may be competent to stand trial, doctors at the North Texas State Hospital said..."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
News from around Austin
"...which proposed charter amendments will be on the ballot, and police oversight didn't make the cut. Danny Thomas proved..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Devil in the Details
Council faces a daunting slate of work sessions
"...Currently standing at a baker's dozen of meetings (including one meeting-within-meeting..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council Watch
Housing Squabbles
"...mil-lion surplus in the budget of the Neighborhood Housing and Conser-vation office (NHC). Often considered the council's most authentic..."

Oct. 20, 1995 News Column

Just Say No
Council Draws on Tomorrow Plan to Redirect Growth
"...councilmembers dusted off the tenets of the long since abandoned Austin Tomorrow Plan, the 20-year-old vision statement that called..."

May 22, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Naked City
Travis Co. selects finalists for the hospital district board
"...A former hospital administrator, a CEO, and three lawyers – one who's also a doctor –..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...Jesus Garza, who's going to the Lower Colorado River Authority on May 1. One possible suggestion floating through the..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Short Unhappy Life of Sophia King
The APD shooting death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
"...bullet entered her left armpit, punctured her left lung, and tore through the upper right chamber of her heart...."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Naked City
"...Garcia, D-Corpus Christi. Pictured are Garcia (r), wife Denise, and presidential candidate Barack Obama (l). Headlines..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
"...know, when I was raised, I didn't have insurance, and my family did just fine." – Rep. Robert Talton,..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...because they are allowed to hide behind the lax and vague codes of the Texas Ethics Commission. ... We..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...No, the list of candidates for the new 10-1 City Council isn't as crowded..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...the Week "Texans expect relatively little from state government, and [Gov. Rick] Perry delivers precisely that – very little."–..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature

Postscripts
Shuttle Carnage Looms
"...Metro's PR blitz is indeed a magical mystery tour. And of course Henry the horse dances the waltz. Increased..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Column

Hospital District Board
"...Carl Richie II: vice-chairman; former city Housing Authority commissioner; attorney with Gardere Wynne & Sewell; assisted in..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Letter to the editor of The Austin Chronicle, The Austin Police Department is very concerned with..."

July 23, 2004 Column

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