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Another State Assault on Women's Health Care
New state rule targets Planned Parenthood, cuts almost 200,000 women from basic health care
"...Last Thursday, Feb. 23, Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Tom Suehs approved a..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Crunching Numbers And Kids at CPS
Has GOP fiscal austerity put children's and seniors' lives on the line?
"...of neglect or abuse, including deaths of young children, and a damning report from the Health and Human Services..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Will Senate Restore Women's Health Care Funds?
Ranking Senate Republican favors more funding for women's health
"...Last week, in a move that has encouraged women's health advocates, Sen. Jane Nel­son, R-Flower Mound, ranking Senate Repub­lic­an..."

March 1, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: Go Foodie and Multiply
Council sings happy food trails to you
"...or better yet, a cupcake – anywhere in Austin, and you're likely to hit a food trailer. It ain't..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Mental Health Diversion Pilot to Begin by August
24 / 7 care instead of jail time
"...Travis County’s mental health diversion pilot – aimed at providing psychiatric care instead..."

June 14, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Shared Services or Shared Suffering: UT's Plan to Cut 500 Jobs
Critics charge lack of transparency
"...controversial subject they will dissect, complete with petition rhetoric and a real-life economic case study, is "Shared Services."..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

No Room at the Health Care Inn
State policies endangering women's lives in the Valley
"...to the state's family planning budget, nine of 32 health clinics providing services to low-income, uninsured women in the..."

Nov. 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

1995-96 City Budget: Health Care Relief Comes Painfully
"...the city's books. The imminent merger between city-owned Brack and private, non-profit Seton Medical Center has yet to be..."

Aug. 18, 1995 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Texas Lege Preview: Guns! Mental Health! Can the Lege Decide?
In the wake of Uvalde massacre, lawmakers float weapon restrictions, new programs
"...public – pivots to promise to instead improve mental health services that could keep troubled young men (mostly) from..."

Jan. 13, 2023 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

ProLodges Saves and Changes Some of Austin's Most Vulnerable Lives
Can the city keep them open?
"...When Alejandro Hernandez moved into the motel room provided for him..."

Jan. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Medicaid and the Lege: Throw 'Em in the Street?
'Dropping out of Medicaid' may not be so easy for Texas
"...fall election campaign, no single topic blazed hotter than health care, as Republicans stoked voter fury with talk of..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

After a Decade of Decline in Teen Parents, Support Services Brace for Rising Demand
It takes a village
"...Rocio Villarreal remembers feeling scared and anxious at her first prenatal checkup at People's Community..."

Dec. 23, 2022 News Feature by Sara Hutchinson

Health Department Wants Fetal Remains Buried, Cremated
State officials waste no time in proposing new abortion restrictions
"...provisions of Texas abortion law House Bill 2 unconstitutional and an undue burden on women, state officials wasted no..."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Women's Health Care Access in Steady Decline
Health Commission numbers confirm decline in Texas women's care
"...As expected, the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program – designed to preclude women from obtaining services..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Health Coverage in the Hole
Ranks of nation's, state's, and county's uninsured have been swelling
"...Congrats, America, Texas, and Travis County!..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19
"...Texas' Health and Human Services Commission finalized a rule Monday that..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rethinking Social Services: Five Priorities
City moves to reconsider social services funding standards
"...in future social service funding were culled from the Health and Human Services section of the 1979 Austin Tomorrow..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Sorting the Categories: Current Social Services Contracts
The city attempts to define its basic social service priorities
"...The Health and Human Services Department has prepared a breakdown of..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Ken Paxton Lies in Letter on Women's Health
"...A March 22 letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Human Element
"...parking lot adjacent to its existing facility at Seventh and Red River photograph by John Anderson..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Bryan Mealer

Reproductive Health Care: Same Story, New Target
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...had anything left to destroy after eviscerating both women's health care funding and abortion access over the past two..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Smokey and the Bandit
Enforcing the Smoking Ban
"...enforcement. In other cities, enforcement has been somewhat problematic and some bans have even given rise to outlaw establishments..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature

Women's Health: Our Bodies, Their Laws
State Affairs' nine "wise men" decide what's good for Texas women.
"...Women's health and reproductive-rights advocates haven't had much legislative clout since..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Lawyers, Drugs, and Money: The Latest on Metabolife
"...of the Baltimore Orioles, collapsed in Tampa Feb. 16 and died the next day of heat stroke. Bechler had..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Health Dept. Holds Second Hearing on Fetal Burial Rule
At this point, it’s hard to imagine State Health Services turning back
"...miscarried fetal tissue (rather than deposit in sanitary sewers and medical-waste landfills) had been in effect, Blinkhorn wouldn't have..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...
Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget
"...of work around a midday meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee. They're scheduled for Friday as well, although..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Human Rights Are Indivisible
International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.
"...Austin's celebration last week of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, was small but earnest. A..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Sex and the Senate
What will it take to curb sexual harassment at the Texas State Capitol?
"...abusive male figures from their perches in politics, journalism, and Hollywood. And it follows a string of shocking media..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

"Rosie's Law" Takes Bold Stand for Choice, Women's Health
Sheryl Cole's bill would cover abortion care for Medicaid enrollees
"...care. The freshman rep’s bold House Bill 895 would expand abortion care for women enrolled in the state’s Medicaid..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Women's Health Advocates Brace for "Perfect Storm" at Texas Legislature
Republican lawmakers racing to further restrict abortion access
"...which somehow tops the agenda during an unprecedented public health crisis. "We hope to pass a whole lot of..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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