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City Buys Salvation Army Downtown Homeless Shelter
ARCH operator Urban Alchemy will take over
"...Last week, the city of Austin approved a $15 million purchase of..."

Nov. 15, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Salvation Army Homeless Shelter to Reopen Temporarily, but Will It Be Enough?
Sally saved (for now)
"...Four months after the Salvation Army of Austin abruptly announced plans to close..."

June 16, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Plans New Emergency Homeless Shelter, But Without Much Community Input
A Southeast Austin warehouse will soon become a shelter
"...As Austin struggles to provide enough emergency shelter beds for the..."

May 12, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Women of Antone's, underground MCs, FuckEmos, and more recommended shows
"...Spotlighting Women Wavemakers of Antone’s Austin Club, Thursday 23, 6pm Antone’s Nightclub, Sunday 26, 7pm..."

March 24, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Nonprofits Step Up to Bring Unhoused to Warm Shelter
City struggles to reach people and bring them in from the cold
"...midnight approached on Friday, Dec. 23, and temperatures in Austin dipped below 15 degrees with wind gusts exceeding 30..."

Dec. 30, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Reading the Palm District
A new plan-of-plans puts the spotlight on Downtown’s hard, rough eastern edges
"...I have run out of things to say about the 2022 elections: Anyone who can vote this year but..."

Nov. 4, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

For St. Johns Neighbors, It’s Time to Weigh In
Plan for long-awaited development of Home Depot gets refined
"...The St. Johns community has been waiting a long time..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

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

Hurry Up and Wait: Shelter Contracts Still Not Signed
Ongoing budget negotiations slow operations
"...When Austin Public Health made the decision last month to award..."

Sept. 2, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

An Unwilling Council OKs Urban Alchemy to Run ARCH
Bad news travels
"...At the July 28 City Council meeting, all but two members..."

Aug. 5, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Approves California Homeless Service Provider Urban Alchemy to Take Over Austin's Downtown Shelter
But nobody seems very happy about it
"...At the July 28 City Council meeting, all but two members..."

July 29, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

City Ends Contract With Operator of Austin's Downtown Homeless Shelter
Front Steps has run the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless since 2004
"...The city of Austin is cutting ties with Front Steps,..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Ends Contract With Operator of Austin's Downtown Homeless Shelter
Chronic underperformance catches up with Front Steps
"...The city of Austin is cutting ties with Front Steps,..."

July 15, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Life Beyond the Cop Shop?
ULI-Austin members craft hypothetical – but plausible – visions for APD’s unloved HQ
"...Project Connect and building a new airport and redeveloping the old one – the creation of a new Austin..."

Dec. 24, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Southeast of Austin, an Unarmed Immigrant's Killing Galvanizes a Quest for Justice
Why did Adil Dghoughi die?
"...The country flattens as you cross from Hays to Caldwell..."

Dec. 10, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Free Thanksgiving Meals and Food Pantries This Holiday Season
Where to find Turkey dinners, volunteer opportunities, and more ways to help
"...With the holidays around the corner, local organizations are preparing to..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Live and Recorded Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Black Pistol Fire, BLXPLTN, Jazz for a cause, and more
"...There's a peak moment of rowdiness in almost every Black..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies
"...For more than a year, the city of Austin, its..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Unhoused Moved to "Bridge Shelter" As City HEALs Its First Encampment
20 people living outside Terrazas Library relocated
"...all of those who have been living outside of the Terrazas Branch Library in East Austin have been moved..."

June 17, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

City Lays Out Slow, Steady Plan to Enact Prop B
Arrests will be a "last resort" in phased plan to move camp residents over coming months
"...The return to the pre-2019 rules on where and how..."

May 14, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Council Plan Would Aim Help at Encampments of Unsheltered People
A time to HEAL?
"...to connect unsheltered people at four (unspecified) encampments with homelessness services and then prohibit public camping in those areas,..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Vulcan Video Lives in the Alamo!
Not a dream! Not a what-if! Video Vortex comes to South Lamar!
"...Rumors had been bubbling for a few weeks, but now it's all been confirmed,..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Council Recap: Undoing Austin’s White Supremacist Legacy
A Juneteenth holiday, renamings, alcohol rules among changes
"...Harper-Madison, City Council this week took steps toward erasing the legacy of white supremacy that haunts every American city,..."

July 31, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

“Reimagining” APD and Its Huge Budget Starts Now
City Council and the city manager try to move away from policing, but is it enough?
"...2021 spending plan includes $11.3 million in cuts to the Austin Police Department's base budget, of which $3.2 million..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...COVID-19 in Shelters: The Salvation Army closed their Downtown shelter last weekend after..."

April 17, 2020 News Feature

COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs
Task forces tackle food access, behavioral health, homelessness
"...A new “social services” branch of the Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been established..."

April 4, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now
Donate money and materials
"...As the new coronavirus spreads through Austin, many in our community..."

March 19, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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