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Point Austin: The Budget Wrangle Resumes
City Council attempts to spend more, cost less, and ... sustain services
"...the Tuesday work session, Wednesday's all-day budget work session, and Thursday's (Aug. 4) regular agenda, the first of several..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Texas Dems Want Stronger Immigrant Detention Oversight
More than 5,000 immigrant children in detention centers
"...putting in time with immigration experts, youth facility operators, health and child welfare advocates, and state agency officials...."

July 31, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

House Approves Abortion Restrictions for Minors
House gives first OK to bill restricting judicial bypass
"...for a Monday morning public hearing at the Senate Health and Human Services Committee...."

May 14, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Follow the Money
City attempts to keep up with growing need for services
"...a concerted effort to convince them to increase social services funding. Two of the most prominent were coalitions One..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent
"...family. The now 21-year-old's mother was the family's breadwinner, and that money had to stretch to support Tiffany and..."

Oct. 11, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
"...East Seventh Street clinic, which has offered family planning and reproductive health services to low-income and uninsured women since..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Who's Minding the Clinics?
City/County Divided on Public Health
"...Milwee examines client Maria Miles at the South Rural Health Clinic. photograph by Jana Birchum There's no room anywhere...."

May 1, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services
"...That was one of the misleading and deceptive messages imparted to Laura Gor­sky and Breanne Wenke..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent
"...family. The now 21-year-old's mother was the family's breadwinner, and that money had to stretch to support Tiffany and..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

You Can't Touch This
The budget battles, Round 2: Citizens rally to save community services
"...her proposed fiscal 2004 Austin city budget. By this standard, the Aug. 14 budget hearing on community services --..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Next Shot at Ending Homelessness
Thanks to an infusion of philanthropic cash, the city and its iTeam embark on a new effort
"...street back in the Eighties. "I was having a grand adventure being homeless, and I was having fun and..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Beats Nothing
Women's health gets funding bump
"...The Department of State Health Ser­vices announced last week that it has initiated contracts..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dr. Perry vs. Obamacare
Whatever Gov. Tough Guy says, Texas health care is about to get a federal upgrade
"...Gov. Rick Perry unilaterally declared that he would not expand Medicaid coverage, nor would he instruct the state Health..."

July 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Chips Are Down
Budget balancing picks up speed – and it's anything but fun and games
"...Ott's recently released "menu" of some 240 proposed cuts and fee increases to the city's fiscal year 2010 budget...."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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?
"...passersby have grown accustomed to the parking cones, forklifts, and sounds of rapid construction. But in Feb­ru­ary, that clatter..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

No Real Alternative
In the name of "promoting childbirth," the state finds yet another way to deny health care to thousands of Texas women
"...R-Bryan, called for consideration a rider attached to the health and human services appropriations bill by Republican Tommy Williams..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Jobs to Go
The sunny side of the state's assault on social services
"...another new wrinkle in the state's plan to privatize and mechanize the eligibility review system for health and human..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Road to Recovery
A private health care consultant has improved efficiency at the county's primary health care clinics. Looming Medicaid cuts protenda new crisis.
"...before as a family practice physician at the Rosewood-Zaragosa health clinic. She's happy about that -- kind of. Three..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Dr. Robert Van Boven, the Whistleblower
Lakeway neurologist battles hospitals, officials, and the "culture of silence"
"...November of 2014, he noticed numbness in his arms and legs – from his elbows to his fingertips, from..."

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Pro-Choice Activists Deliver Petitions Against Fetal Burial Rule
Public comment period on rule ends Monday, Oct. 31
"...Reproductive health advocates marched two full boxes of petition signatures against..."

Oct. 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council Budget Afterthoughts
Council members offer post-approval thoughts on FY 2016 budget
"...had any brief post-mortem thoughts on the new budget, and if their own priorities had been fulfilled/partially fulfilled/not fulfilled...."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Planned Parenthood Denied Injunction
Judge questions likelihood that provider will prevail in suit
"...to continue operating, for now, the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program that excludes the nonprofit...."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Capitol Chronicle
Cornyn's health-care opinion is neither compassionate nor conservative.
"...led the ongoing attempt to make the Legislature look and sound even more like a meeting of the Greater..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Column by Michael King

It's a Wrap!
A Legislative Wrap-Up on the 77th Session
"...a Christian -- when you consider all the deaths and resurrections you see around here."..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Finds Even More Funds for Anti-Choice Grifters
Alternatives to Abortion program gets $100M in House budget
"...While shooting down amendments that could have expanded health care for struggling low-income Texans and helped victims..."

April 23, 2021 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Premature Death of the WHAC
How Gov. Greg Abbott killed vital oversight for women’s health
"...already tattered family planning safety net, ideologically motivated reproductive health policies, and the highest rate of uninsured individuals didn't..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Beside the Point: Still Waiting for the Punch Line
Awarding an anti-choice, nonmedical group a million-dollar state health contract is nothing short of absurdist comedy
"...cathartic experience of hearing political hypocrisies cleverly called out and slapped with a satisfying punch line (or, an even..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Column by Mary Tuma

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Soars
Local health department examining deaths: Is the Lege to blame?
"...maternal deaths in Texas are drawing concern over women's health, and moving the local health department to examine its..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Proceed With Caution
Sunset Commission looks to combine five health care agencies into one
"...In a once-in-a-decade review, the state's Health and Human Services Commission has come under the microscope..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

No More WHP? WTF?!
Lawmakers likely to kill successful women's health program
"...lawmakers under the dome are poised to deny basic health care to hundreds of thousands of women – in..."

May 24, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

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