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Federal Judge to Texas: No, You Can't Bar Government Contractors From Boycotting Israel
"...preventing the state from enforcing its law barring government contractors from boycotting Israel. U.S. Dis­trict Judge Robert Pitman issued..."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD's Underutilized Business
AISD weighs equity study to improve its limited program for minority- and women-owned firms
"...to spread those construction dollars just as equitably among contractors and vendors...."

May 24, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”
"...Independent contractors, freelancers, and self-employed individuals – who make up a..."

March 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Point Austin: Town Lake 'Chinatown'?
Bill Moriarty's lawsuit against the city opens a can of worms on contracting, conflicts, and a good ol' boy network of city contractors
"...Earth Tech – by a cabal of competing local contractors who pressured the city to find something, anything, to..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Column by Michael King

The Wall
Two American soldiers face off with an Iraqi sniper
"...figure out what happened to a group of pipeline contractors. Turns out everybody’s dead, head shots all. As The..."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Michael Bay lends his firepower to this war that's not really a war
"...is about the brothers in arms – ex-military hired contractors … mercenaries really – who did their best to..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Why We Fight
Jarecki’s canny and somewhat overwhelming documentary paints a grim historical picture of war profiteering run amok.
"...thereby fueling the economy by creating jobs at defense contractors and military support companies such as Lockheed Martin and..."

March 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bad Behavior
"...human's; Daniels as the Nunn brothers, the identical twin contractors who fix up Ellie and Gerry's bathroom; Todd's Sophie,..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Numbers show decline in clients served
"...2011 through May 2012, the state's family planning program contractors served half as many clients as they did during..."

Oct. 17, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Money for Nothing
Millions of Williamson County taxpayer dollars pour into a contractor's pocket, and no one seems to know why.
"...project eventually came to the attention of other local contractors, one of whom told the Chronicle he didn't even..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Blueprint for a Breakdown
Not Worth the Work
"...construction management company has imposed on them. But larger contractors say AISD has slipped lower on their preferred client..."

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

'I Am Sullied – No More'
Col. Ted Westhusing chose death over dishonor in Iraq
"...counterparts and seemed to get along well with the contractors from Virginia-based USIS, a private security company, which had..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Even if a current criminal probe turns up no fire, Austin's minority contracting program has never lacked for smoke and heat.
"...says landscaper James Harper, longtime president of Austin's Black Contractors Association. "People think Austin is clean, that because we've..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Cracks in the System
Is the City's Minority Procurement Process Up to Par?
"...decade: James Harper and Carol Hadnot of the Black Contractors Association (BCA). Harper, a local contractor with 37 years..."

Sept. 19, 1997 News Feature by Chris Walters

Then There's This: As the Door Revolves ...
Contractors cry foul when ex-city official returns – wearing new hat
"...A contractors' association is challenging the process by which former Assistant..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

The Prevailing Wage Guessing Game
Trustees worry that doing the right thing might cause bond dollars to come up short
"...are not district employees; they are employees of the contractors who win bids on district projects. Those contractors are..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
The City Council considers ways to strengthen Austin's Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program, which awards contracts for city work to businesses owned by minorities and women.
"...lieu of the required M/WBE compliance plan, for example, contractors may declare all that work will be self-performed, and..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Funding Travesty Cripples Health Clinics
The state severs its ties with Planned Parenthood
"...allocations, the Depart­ment of State Health Services cut 15 contractors from funding – including Austin's Planned Parenthood and several..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Minority Contracts Probed
"...to the media last week alleges that Rivera pressured contractors on behalf of several Hispanic-owned subcontractors. The warrant sought..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Media Clips
The Statesman doesn't let facts get in the way of telling the truth about the Tim Jones tapes.
"..."What we've got to do is get these contractors [under the employ of BCP and others] under control,"..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

What Price Labor?
Business as Usual
"...contract with Williams. Texas law has no provision requiring contractors to secure a bond before hiring subcontractors, nor does..."

Nov. 27, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Camp Cleanups Prove Challenging for Those Without Homes
Sweeping away lives
"...Austin was scheduled for that day. When would the contractors be at Gadison's camp? "8:30 a.m. or Later," according..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

How Do You Formulate a Grand Prix?
The race to nail down an F1 deal involves multiple entities
"...developers' good intentions. Paul Saldaña represents the U.S. His­panic Contractors Associa­tion. "For over 90 days," he says, "we have..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Solar Withdrawal Symptoms
Austin Energy's solar rebate program is out of money – are Austin's solar installers out of luck?
"...an emergency meeting last week with its solar-rebate program contractors, Brandon Mathis expected an announcement that the rebate –..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Women Dig In
The contractors' boycott against Planned Parenthood won a battle, but it's a long war.
"...a foundation contracting company, spearheaded an aggressive boycott of subcontractors and vendors that ultimately forced Browning Construction, the San..."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Labor: Good, Bad ... and Ugly
Pro-worker bills filed – anti-worker bills with better prospects
"...154 would mandate rest breaks for employees of government contractors (similar to Austin's ordinance). Finally, SB 155 would require..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Garza Cleared for Minority Business
City rejects complaint filed by black contractors
"...A black contractors' group has lost its challenge to the city's minority..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

School's Garden Bulldozed
AISD contractors mowed down Martin Middle School's wildlife habitat
"...like they're under siege from Austin ISD. So when contractors bulldoze a wildlife garden built by staff and students,..."

July 20, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cap Metro Contracting: Watson and Wyatt at Odds
Transit agency and labor union still renegotiating
"...transit authority staff will make their long-awaited recommendations on contractors for fixed-route bus and door-to-door paratransit services. If the..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Destruction of Texas Health Care
The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women
"...Indeed, CAI is among 12 women's health contractors operating 22 clinics statewide that have been completely defunded..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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