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"...Council member Griffith sought bond funding for affordable housing. Council members Slusher and Goodman opposed...."

Feb. 15, 2002 Column

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.
"...pounds of donated, perishable foods at the East Austin housing project. Now residents' council president Genaro Hernandez, his wife..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Seeing the (Green) Light
Environment, Neighborhoods Set the Tone for Place 2 Race
"...them from candidates backed by Austin's more traditional grassroots networks. That's true even in the race to succeed retiring..."

April 14, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The Watson Way
Mayor Kirk Watson talks about challenges for austin during his next term.
"...interview with the Chronicle included air quality, transportation, and housing, as well as his ideas about the role of..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Council divided on Gotham condo project; Jesus Garza gets a big raise; East Austin residents voice concerns about the future of the brown building and flood control.
"...deemed to be the "Living Wage" necessary to afford housing in the city...."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Suburban Blight
Austinites' Escape to the 'Burbs Backfires
" Dawson, Crestview, and Cherrywood, which in terms of housing stock aren't all that different from Bowman Drive...."

March 27, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Out of Reach
Living Wage Eludes the Average Austinite
"...relative costs of other necessities, such as health care, housing, and transportation, since the 1960s. Now consider the salary..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Hays County Hell
Elgin Bank Victory May Mean Colonia-like Development
"...grandiose the name; in Nueces County, the court public works director says that similar problems exist in the Tierra..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Bob Elder

The Shark Bites Back
Mitchell Says the Eastside Needs Sharp Teeth
"...Baylor and Clotheal Haynes and Gene Watkins, former city housing officials who are currently profiting from Mitchell's redevelopment plans...."

April 18, 1997 News Feature

Over a Troubled Bridge
Neighborhoods Battle Plan to Widen Lamar Bridge
"...When consultants hired by the city's Department of Public Works and Transportation outlined options for widening the Lamar Bridge..."

Oct. 11, 1996 News Feature

Council Watch
Where There's a Bill, There's a Way
"...including a $38,000 cut from employee benefits in Public Works and Human Resources. Goodman's package passed unanimously, allowing EMS..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Column

Cultural Coolness Around Texas This Month
"...photographers, musicians, and performers were producing new and provocative works of art around the globe from Mexico City and..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Arts Feature

Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures
CMs also mull fate of APL’s Recycled Reads
"...if she should be judged so harshly when she works for a Council that expects near-constant access to its..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

331st District Judge: A Matter of Opinion
What's a judge's job?
"...of the only specialty courts that actually provides [supportive] housing resources. And most of my clients need housing." (Eldridge..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Council: No Rest for the Weary
Zoning debates dominate the meeting that nearly never was
"...the fee shift from water connection rates to affordable housing maintenance funds, with an annual citywide rate impact of..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Making the Youth Count
Panel of formerly homeless young people gives context to statewide study
"...experiencing homelessness," said TNOYS Executive Director Christine Gendron. "TNOYS works in partnership with young people to make sure they..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Feature by Makeda Easter

Waller Creek Comes to Life
Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown
"...joined by city staff from the Watershed and Public Works departments, particularly when working on areas where the tunnel..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Where the Sidewalks End
Austin's patchwork sidewalk system has a history – and just maybe a better future
"...especially those with an attractor like a store or housing. He used Riley's native Tarrytown, with its relatively small..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fighting Sexual Assault
Amid growing national momentum, UT-Austin takes steps to protect incoming students
"...about to occur, Bost says that it often actually works more indirectly. "It can be 'You know, that wasn't..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature by Jessica Luther

The Intouchables
The unlikely friendship that forms between a wealthy, white quadriplegic and a streetwise, black ne'er-do-well who becomes his live-in companion is the subject of this French film.
"...disenfranchised, mostly North African-born youths and immigrants, whose shabby housing projects ring the fabled, increasingly unreal Paris portrayed in..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scaling the Pyramid
City moves to reprioritize social service programs in the new year
"...for social service organizations, and they help supply food, housing, substance abuse treatment, education, job training, and more to..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...her people, she's willing to do herself, and she works tirelessly," observed Shade. Building Public Trust..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
Tyler Perry's latest feel-good drama about African-American family relationships scores its best casting with Angela Bassett in the lead, but otherwise falls prey to Perry's slipshod filmmaking technique.
"...produces a prodigious number of films, theatre, and television works aimed almost exclusively at African-American audiences, has become a..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beside the Point
A look at the CM finalists, and the search
"...worked for since 1984. Until 1990, she worked in housing, budget, and capital-improvement projects. It prepared her for three..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Just like your college-ball hopefuls, several city manager picks won't go the distance
"..."sustainable revitalization" of Savannah's blighted neighborhoods, creating thousands of affordable-housing units. Jelynne Burley The CIP Pro• Deputy city manager,..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Duck Season
Despite being a movie about youthful inertia among some Mexico City adolescents stuck at home by themselves, Duck Season is squirmy, restless and avidly visual.
" Let's say you live in a Mexico City housing project, and the electricity is intermittent, so Xbox (though..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...that really only accomplished the latter. The city Public Works Department announced March 13 that crews would begin removing..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature

To Marfa, on a Tuesday in December
When high art and hipness move in, what happens to a tiny Texas town?
"...fort's huge brick artillery sheds sit another 100 rectangular works of gleaming aluminum. The restored sheds' walls are now..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Keane

Vera Drake
With this period piece set in 1950 London, British filmmaker Mike Leigh delivers his best picture in some time, and with it he seemingly aims to provoke conversation about the ethics of abortion.
"...less fortunate than she. She lives in a small housing project apartment with her husband and two adult children..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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"...given some region-wide, or at least city-wide, goals for housing, jobs, parks, etc. to plan to accommodate ["Austin @..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column

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