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Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...was stigmatized a long time ago. So the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1861, changed its name to..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Dell Medical School Team Unveils Plans to Reinvent Austin State Hospital
Rising from the ashes of the aging mental hospital
"...The campaign to transform the historic, haunted, and exhausted Austin State Hospital into a world-class center for brain health..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Thanks for 2005's Austin State Hospital Story
"...Dear Editor, Re: Your May 27, 2005 Austin State Hospital cemetery story [“In Memoriam,” News]: I thank..."

May 31, 2006 Postmarks

House Delays Closure of Austin SSLC
Amendment scraps SSLC closure
"...House amendments have helped prolong the closure of the Austin State Supported Living Center, for now...."

May 23, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Austin Women Dispelling Stigma and Moving Mental Health Issues Forward
From Sheriff Sally Hernandez to state Rep. Celia Israel, local women are changing the conversation
"...and her husband brought their daughter home from the hospital after a suicide attempt. There were no casseroles...."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Experimental Cinema Stakes a Claim on Austin's Art Map
ERCATX moving image showcase debuts Dec. 14 at Tiny Park
"...of bringing a steady diet of experimental film to Austin. It has lit a spark of sorts in the..."

Dec. 12, 2012 Screens Post by Alejandro Puyana

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
"...movies to receive a helping financial hand from the Austin Film Society, as the local non-profit announced this year's..."

Aug. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

High-Powered Help for Hospital District
But can slick, GOP-friendly HillCo defend the public interest?
"...The fledgling Travis Co. Hospital District may not yet have a chief administrator, but..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Hospital District Gets an Exam From the Lege
Austin and Travis County lawmakers ready a hospital district for the Legislature -- and then the voters.
"...Legislation for a proposed Travis Co. hospital district is entering the final language-haggling stage before filing...."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Special Treatment
The Statesman goes after Glen Maxey – and gays, and the mentally ill
"...On Sunday morning, the Statesman, which has done some enterprising reporting in recent years..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin Diocese Implicated in Child Abuse Suit
John Doe claims he was victim of sexual abuse in the Seventies
"...On March 10, Father Milton Eggerling became the seventh Austin-based priest to be accused of sexual abuse (according to..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

State & City Redevelopment? Hold That Thought ...
The TFC wants to redevelop state land in AustinAustin's not so sure
"...the lousy history of collaboration between the city of Austin and the state of Texas, a new development agreement..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Bat Fest
Congress Avenue Bridge, Saturday, September 3, 2005
"...Here’s an idea: Maybe Austin would still be weird even if we didn’t have..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

An Inside Look at Austin’s Biggest Used Bookstore
Half Price Books, N. Lamar: “We tend more toward the unusual.”
"...Austin Chronicle: Drew, how did you get started working for..."

Oct. 19, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...end, and by May give way to a sleek, state-of-the-art teaching hospital: The Dell Seton Medical Center will stand..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The State of Trans Health Care
Gender affirming care in Austin is improving. But by how much? And how far must it still go?
"...turned 35, Beth West­brook had made her mark on Austin's queer community. A well-known activist and artist, Westbrook fought..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
Six known cases in Travis County but actual number likely higher
"...With federal leadership still halting at best, state and local officials have doubled down in the last..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Targeting Planned Parenthood, State Hurts Texas Women
Small fraction of women in need will get services
"...For the first time in nearly 40 years, Austin's Downtown Planned Parenthood clinic has been shut out of..."

Jan. 18, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: A Blueprint for Mental Health
The Mayor's Task Force issues its report, but the real work is yet to come
"...Not many Austinites are going to plow through the "Final Report" of..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Column by Michael King

State Officials "Exploiting" Coronavirus Pandemic to Ban Abortion?
Reproductive rights groups blast Abbott, Paxton
"...In a statement issued Monday, March 23, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Witnesses Continue to Show AG's Influence on HB 2 Testimony
Attorney General's office paid Rue $42,000 to assist witnesses
"...sections of Texas’ abortion law, House Bill 2, the state continued to offer witness testimony in U.S. Judge Lee..."

Aug. 7, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: From Resistance to Sabotage
Obstructing health care navigators is GOP politics, not patient protection
"...be surprised at the level of official obstruction the state of Texas – led by Gov. Rick Perry –..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Kick Me, I'm From Austin
Visiting the Lege, City Council, and Bergstrom
"...home rule powers at the Legislature continue. Our own state senator amended one of the anti-Austin bills so that..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Naishtat to Be Released From Hospital
Internal bleeding after bike accident under control
"...Good news for constituents of Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin. The dean of the Travis County delegation is set..."

Aug. 24, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Candidate Gus Garcia takes on the school district
"...So when Garcia mouths off about the sorry state of Austin's schools, he is speaking from some authority,..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Identifies Area's First COVID-19 Cases
Two presumed to be infected pending CDC confirmation
"...Austin Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott announced today, March..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders and Margaret Nicklas

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27
"...During the second day of hearings to challenge a state health department rule that would force women to bury..."

Jan. 5, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Texas Publishes State-Mandated Anti-Choice "Propaganda" Booklet
Updated pamphlet still rife with medical errors, health advocates say
"...medical community and pro-choice advocates, the Texas Department of State Health Services this week finalized an error-riddled booklet required..."

Dec. 7, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Interfaith
Organizing Austin One Congregation at a Time
"...Once or twice a year, Austin's politicians and politician wannabes attend one of these accountability..."

July 21, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

State of Mind Event Opens Up Dialogue on Mental Health
Local filmmaker Nate Araya wants to elevate the conversation
"...topic of mental health doesn’t always seem to. Young Austin filmmaker Nate Araya aims to change that...."

Nov. 7, 2018 Chron Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

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