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Refilling the Charity Coffers
CenTex Red Cross stretched by floods
" local citizens, all without the use of several disaster vehicles that had been vandalized. The shelters have since..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Post by Kelsey McNiel

TV Eye
The IFC Media Project returns for another season of inventive and inspiring investigative journalism
"...The IFC Media Project Presents Fear, War, Greed and Disaster...."

May 21, 2010 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Ike's Lessons
Galveston's land-use decisions exposed by storm's wrath
"...island city in what is still the deadliest natural disaster in American history...."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Tom Curtis

Naked City
"...the Astrodome" in his dispatch, "A Diary From the Disaster." This and other compelling accounts were re-released at"

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature

Lotto Madness?
Former Texas Lottery Commission employee sues commission, alleging he lost his job because he alerted the Texas Legislature to security and ethics breaches, as well as to a cover-up in which employees 'are bullied into silence'
"...claiming the commission 1) has lied about whether its Disaster Recovery Center is operational, 2) has cheated the public..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...and Transportation Standards Act – requiring local and state disaster plans to include provisions for household pets and service..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature

Wayne Sutton
Record review
"...Walking Disaster..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Naked City
Why does the West Texas sheep town contain the brain of state government?
"...The project began in 1993 as the West Texas Disaster Recovery and Operations Center -- intended as computer backup..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone
Back to the soil
"...Amplify Austin Disaster Relief Fund TerraPurezza..."

March 5, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Renounce the GOP
"...seeking revenge?” Make no mistake this was a man-made disaster. Why has no one asked this question: What if..."

Feb. 27, 2021 Postmarks

Faster Than Sound: It’s Now or Never for a Music Venue Preservation Fund
When will the city of Austin give music venues aid to preserve their so-called ‘Live Music Capital’?
"...citywide for Small Business Relief Grant and Creative Space Disaster Relief. The city released data documenting less than $1..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
History doesn't repeat itself but the rhymes are terrifying in this unmissable documentary
"'s his belief that egalitarianism often springs from catastrophic disaster ("everyone is equal in death" becomes a refrain), and..."

May 1, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Trauma defines these glimpses into other real lives
"...sinking of the South Korean ferry MV Sewol. This disaster, which led to the impeachment of the South Korean..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Wandering Earth
Chinese sci-fi epic about the hunt for a new sun
"...Frant Gwo’s movie to fill any number of blockbuster disaster films...."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The 33
Antonio Banderas stars in this story about the trapped Chilean miners
"...we ever get to know about them throughout the disaster. It doesn’t help that the filmmakers assented to industry..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rising From the Halloween Flood
Rebuilding the homes – and lives – displaced by the 2013 Onion Creek floods
"..."In the Bastrop fire disaster," says Rory O'Malley, special projects coordinator for Austin Habitat..."

Dec. 26, 2014 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Updated Wildfire Relief Information
Updated Wednesday, September 7, 1:14pm
"...Austin Disaster Relief Network, a cooperative of local churches, set up..."

Sept. 7, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Miss March
Two-fifths of the Whitest Kids U'Know comedy troupe wrote, star in, and co-directed this nubile sex romp about a road trip to the Playboy mansion.
"...made it all the way to the end of Disaster Movie. And if you don’t think that’s an accomplishment..."

March 20, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Another Ill Wind
Ike's aftermath leaves Red Cross, schools, charities picking up the pieces
"...building. "FEMA has staff, and then we have the disaster reserve work force," said Clark. "They have a wide..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hurricane Katrina Legal Roundup
A by-no-means-exhaustive recap of recent Katrina-related legal activity
"...Two years after possibly the worst natural disaster this country has ever faced, the extent of its..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Lotto Madness Continues in Court
Judge recommends denying motion for summary judgment in Texas Lottery Commission whistle-blower suit
"...lawsuit over secrets, lies, and audiotapes concerning a "phantom" disaster recovery facility at the Texas Lottery Commission remains alive...."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Tacks, the Boy Disaster
Live shot
"...Tacks, the Boy Disaster..."

July 7, 2006 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Katrina Evacuees Falling Through Housing Cracks
Federal and city aid maze difficult to navigate
"...18 months of rent assistance through HUD's much-touted Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program and being turned away. Because she..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

The Agronomist
Jonathan Demme's riveting documentary about slain Haitian populist and radio personality Jean Dominique.
"...Haiti, wracked as it has been by every conceivable disaster – from the 1960s rule of Papa Doc Duvalier..."

June 4, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fabulous Disaster
SXSW Records
"...Fabulous DisasterPanty Raid! (Pink & Black) They may look like L7's..."

March 14, 2003 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Volunteer Efforts Take Center Stage in Winter Storm Relief
Chasing the cold away
"...sprung into action quickly as the scale of the disaster became apparent. With traditional relief partners such as the..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Faster Than Sound: Recapping the Year SXSW Got Canceled
Venue closures, fundraising, and industry layoffs headlined Austin music's difficult 2020
"...South by Southwest by declaring a local state of disaster. Loss of the capital's most lucrative week, for the..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: R&B Innovator Nayome Gets Personal
Sade-loving local Naomi Sutton previews sophomore EP, Latin music enters Live Music Fund conversation, and more music news.
"...The Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund reopened Monday, offering $1,000 grants to local..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...for info (applications close Aug. 28)... The Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund reopened earlier this week to help musicians..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature

Faster Than Sound: City Funding for Music Venues Still MIA
Live Music Capital flagships await aid as costs pile up.
"...they should be making a larger effort to make disaster funding for venues, and I don't see that."..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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