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Cupboards Are Bare
"...have been turning to food providers like Caritas and El Buen Samaritano. "We've seen a 58% increase in food..."

Oct. 10, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

America the Brutal
Missed Information
"...left, teaching Antonio Mauricio during a citizenship class at El Buen Samaritano. photograph by Jana Birchum Hye Nan Jung,..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

The Destruction of Texas Health Care
The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women
"...Carole Belver, executive director of Community Action Inc. of Central Texas,..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Abortion Gag Rule Could Jeopardize Local Care
More than 6,000 Austinites rely on Title X funds
"...a greater threat are the People's Community Clinics and El Buen Samaritano clinic in South Austin, Title X grantees..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Public Notice
Atlatl, atlatl, atlatl, atlatl!
"...that word: Atlatl. Atlatl! Atlatl! (Aht-laht'l) What's an atlatl? Well, that's what we said when we read about this..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Free Thanksgiving Meals and Food Pantries This Holiday Season
Where to find Turkey dinners, volunteer opportunities, and more ways to help
"...holidays around the corner, local organizations are preparing to help Austinites in need put food on their Thanksgiving tables..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Thanksgiving Meals and Volunteer Opportunities
A list of free turkey dinners, grocery relief, plus how you can give back this holiday season
"...list of organizations distributing holiday dinners and emergency grocery relief for Austinites in need between now and turkey day...."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Kat McNevins

Where to Find Free Turkey Dinners and Grocery Relief in Austin
Plus volunteer opportunities to give back this season
"...list of organizations distributing holiday dinners and emergency grocery relief for Austinites in need between now and Turkey Day...."

Nov. 18, 2020 News Post by Katherine McNevins

Council: Cash on Hand
City's RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief
"...has begun to distribute millions of dollars in rent relief and direct cash assistance through the second round of..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Donation and Volunteer Opportunities During Coronavirus Outbreak
Ways to help your neighbor during this trying time
"...local nonprofits. Business closures led to blood drives being canceled. Our food bank has an increased need for services...."

March 16, 2020 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

Worst Fears Confirmed for Women's Health
Family planning providers formally told they've lost funding
"...women's health, including People's Community Clinic, Planned Parenthood, and El Buen Samaritano...."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...or dads with small children in tow and single elderly people like Helen Gibbs. She's a grandmother living on..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Emergency Groceries and Meals
In addition to the nearly 50 food pantries operated by local churches, neighborhood centers, and social-service agencies in the Austin metropolitan area, here's a list of soup kitchens that provide some meals for Austin's hungry and homeless citizens.
"...area code, contact the United Way's First Call for Help (324-1899) or look online at, click on First..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

Public Notice
Fundraising season is upon us ...
" the tip of our little finger than -- well, than anybody else who has absolutely no taste or..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Don't Fence Me In
Same Old Story
"...years but it became a problem for the Palm Elementary School staff," she says. "This finally came to a..."

April 2, 1999 News Feature by Melissa Sattley

Get Out the Bootstraps
Cause Texas Ain't Takin' Care of You No More
"...bags filled with soft drinks, snacks and paperwork, Kathy Skellenger and Frank Schroff, who have lived together for 6.5..."

June 13, 1997 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Chronicle Wish List Open for 2020 Submissions
Plus opportunities to give, receive help in November
"...annual Wish List, our guide to charitable giving that helps connect our readers to the countless local nonprofits serving..."

Nov. 13, 2020 News Feature by Katherine McNevins

Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin
Artists and nonprofits at the front of the line for assistance
"...Council approved a new $1.5 million Austin Artist Disaster Relief Fund to soften the impact of COVID-19, at its..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Family Planning Clinics to Seek Federal Funds on Own
Cutting the state out of women's health
"...year asked if the smaller grantees – including Austin's El Buen Samaritano – if they'd consider forgoing their individual..."

Nov. 19, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Warrior Voices
With a Spanish-language production of The Vagina Monologues, Austin Latinas are making themselves heard
" was an experience beyond words. Although she received preliminary counseling, her well-meaning parents withdrew her from treatment when..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

Naked City
Headlines and happening from Austin and beyond
"...Saturday, Pflugerville voters passed a $70 million school bond election, which will allow the Pflugerville ISD to pay for..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, who on Saturday delivered the Democratic response to President Bush's weekly radio address...."

Sept. 26, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Eastern Crescent’s Path to Get Past Pandemic Is Rough
Finding a way out proves elusive for East Austin and beyond
"...revealed a light at the end of Austin's coronavirus tunnel. But that proverbial light is not shining brightly on..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
The Plague Year
"...1) March 6: SXSW Canceled For the first time in 34 years, the multimedia..."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

First Nonprofits Receive RISE Funds
$5.6 million in grants to aid Austinites during COVID crisis
"...The $15 million Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) fund, created to..."

April 21, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Ken Paxton Lies in Letter on Women's Health
"...startlingly clear that our A.G. doesn't know what the hell he's talking about when it comes to women's health...."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Registered in Texas
"...Services contract, CTN stepped up to offer a great model for providing services to adults and seniors, which has..."

Feb. 24, 2018 Postmarks

Good Intentions
"...senior centers, libraries, and any agency that works to help adults and seniors reach their goals. Our current Austin..."

Feb. 24, 2018 Postmarks

Free Literacy Programs Throughout Austin
"...Education classes to adults who test at a pre-GED level on an initial placement exam. 1640-B E. Second, 512/326-8655,..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature

Grab Your Partner and Circle East
Farmshare Austin to host Farm Raiser feast
"...Founded in 2012, Farmshare Austin aims to accelerate organic farming by offering on-farm education and training. Beginning..."

July 15, 2014 Food Post by Anna Toon

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