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Holiday Wish Lists 2003
Presents for public service
"...with Editor Louis Black ("St. Louis" just doesn't have the same seasonal ring) encourages us to compile these lists..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Features Feature

Public Notice
The Best Volunteers
"...Hey! It's "Best of Austin" week. And what's better in Austin than its Public..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

Front Steps Slips and Falls
As the nonprofit that runs the ARCH falls apart, the city's rush to replace it frustrates providers
"...The staff members employed by Front Steps – the nonprofit..."

July 29, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Downtown Puzzle: ARCH Support
Can the mayor’s plan generate millions for homeless services and permanent housing?
"...was hatched in part to help create housing options for the Downtown area's homeless population – which his office..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Nowhere to Go
The struggles of homeless teenagers and young adults often go overlooked in Austin
"...few distant relatives, but ended up stuck at an Austin-area Greyhound bus station. For a day and a half,..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Makeda Easter

Homelessness Rises in AISD
More Austin students than ever have no permanent address
"...The number of homeless students in Austin ISD is rising..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Council Plows Through Marathon Agenda
They've got 191 Items to go before decamping for summer break
"...take care of as much outstanding business as possible before decamping the dais for the customary summer break. Some..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Collateral Damage
Assessing the cost of service for minority veterans
"...Evidence of homelessness is easy to come by in Austin – drive..."

July 17, 2015 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

How Will COVID-19 Affect Austinites Without Housing?
For shelters, shutting down is "beyond the worst-case scenario"
"...As Austin and Travis County residents begin to grapple with a..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

No Place Like Home
The new Garden Terrace development takes a small but serious step toward housing Austin's homeless.
"...bath and kitchenette, in a renovated nursing home on the southern edge of town is not by any standard..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Recap: Kelly Holds Out on Hotel Purchase As City Gets Ready to HEAL
High-profile homelessness initiatives dominate meeting
"...10-1 on Thursday, Feb. 4, to approve purchase of the Candlewood Inn and Suites in Northwest Austin, to be..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

With Little Enthusiasm, City OKs Opting Into Oak Hill Parkway Project
Plus more items from City Council's first substantive meeting of the year
"...In its first substantive meeting of the year last Thursday, Jan. 31, City Council ordered an..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Thou Shalt Not Sue?
Van Orden's suit against the Ten Commandments is no slam-dunk.
"...fantasy goes something like this: His legal crusade against the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol (in his..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

A Testy Council Continues to Consider Homelessness
The dais agrees: Ordinances need to be revised, but they disagree on how to do so
" vote today, Thursday, Oct. 17, on revisions to the camping, sitting, and lying ordinances that have roiled debate..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Faster Than Sound: 10 Days of Gun Violence on Red River
Police step up presence in the Red River Cultural District as merchants’ association pushes for city improvements following three separate shootings in 10 days
"...The YouTube account is called TXStreetfights TV...."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

At What Cost?
Code amendment approval could put East Austin seniors on the street
"...Depending on the outcome of an item on this week's City Council..."

June 24, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

New Data Shows Slightly Fewer Unhoused Austinites
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) releases new report
"...Responding to calls for updated data, the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) released..."

May 21, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

"Historic" Spending on Homelessness in New City Budget
FY 2020 plan calls for maximum tax rate to beat revenue caps
"...A “historic commitment to achieving the moral imperative” of ending homelessness tops the list of..."

Aug. 5, 2019 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Local Heroes
The 2015 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...and not in a negative sense. She's been on the move since her arrival in Austin in 1978, intently..."

May 29, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spring Training
Seasonal snapshots of the council candidates
"...have shot into his ass didn't tip your antennae, the 2008 baseball season is right around the corner. In..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

A Walking Contradiction
Exploring the legacy of one of Austin's great, unsung singer-songwriters, Blaze Foley
"...any wealth -- he was known by his friends for using duct tape to hold most of his possessions..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Music Feature by Lee Nichols

High Stress at EMS
ATCEMS saves lives every day, but the stresses of the job have high costs
"...New Year's resolution to "be done with this place," Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services paramedic Ryan Burger took a..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Miss Understood
Carolyn Wonderland through the looking glass
"..."It's the famous story, that I was out at the Backyard,..."

May 2, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

New, Improved Camping Ban Fizzles at Council
Consensus collapses as the hot summer of homelessness drags on
"...back bans on public camping in some parts of Austin...."

Sept. 23, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Shout OUT: Lex Keaton
These are the people in our gayborhood: Social Services Stud
"...ID: Lesbian Queerly Quotable: “My goal is to accept the new things that I learn about myself every day..."

March 27, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Automatic License Plate Readers to Return?
Plus, votes on the Statesman PUD, 12th Street plans
"...privacy advocates have called on City Council to reject the Austin Police Department's request to reinstate its controversial use..."

Sept. 2, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features a list of Austin area Volunteer opportunities.
"...AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) A clearinghouse consortium of local AIDS services organizations...."

Sept. 8, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
"Public Notice" is the sassy yet totally sincere public service column of the Austin Chronicle. This week is Part One of a list of community groups that need YOU!
"...The Party's Over CAUTION: The utterance of the letters "S,"..."

March 24, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
What's better in Austin than its public service community?
"..."Best of Austin??" What's better in Austin than its Public Service Community?..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
Volunteer Some More
"...No, not for SXSW, silly. You've already done your part. Let's hear..."

March 26, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

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