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Sobering Response
"...Question: Why Was He There?” [News, April 1] the Sobering Center was mentioned a few times in a less..."

April 7, 2022 Postmarks

Homestead Exemption Puts Sobriety Center at Risk
City Council will weigh the cost of sobriety
"...city and county have looked at establishing a sobriety center to help curb rising public intoxication arrests since 2002...."

July 22, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction
"...end of a group tour of the Austin Animal Center late last year, a few of us held back..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin FC Learns Sobering Truth With Loss to Vancouver Whitecaps
RECAP: 2-1 defeat solidifies club’s last place in conference
"...1 as questions surrounding the performance of Domínguez take center stage. On a brighter side, Austin FC plays its..."

Aug. 19, 2021 Sports Post by Eric Goodman

Best Alternative to a Night in Jail
The Sobering Center Austin
"...2,000 jail bookings a year in Travis County; the Sobering Center aims to change that. Receiving referrals and transports..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Best of Austin Feature

Council Carefully Moves Closer to a HealthSouth Deal
HealthSouth redevelopment takes center stage in negotiations
"...With Brack's replacement by the new Dell Seton Medical Center, HealthSouth accepted the city's offer of $6.5 million to..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Man’s Suicide in Jail After Seeking Medical Care Raises Question: Why Was He There?
Suffering from criminal depression
"...Feb. 7. Bell had been driving JJ to the Sobering Center on 12th and Sabine when his brother jumped..."

April 1, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines
"...Sober Up Here: The Austin Sobering Center opens Downtown today, at 1213 Sabine, as an..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature

Palm School: A Battle Between City, County, Advocates, and Rodeo Austin
County Judge Eckhardt goes big, community stands firm
"...Austin's Downtown drama isn't just unfolding at the Convention Center; next door, Palm School is the stage for a..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council Looks at Homelessness, Climate Change, and Gun Violence
Post-summer Council hits the dais running with 149-Item agenda
"...operate as a public nonprofit, similar to the Austin Sobering Center that opened last fall, and Tovo envisions it..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines
"...In Sobering News: Just in time for festival season, city/county nonprofit..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature

Sarah Eckhardt's State of the County Address Features Brags and Worries
The state of Travis County is strong, but challenges remain
"...For more general accomplishments, she cited the recently opened Sobering Center (reportedly doing bang-up business during SXSW), courts and..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies
"...and substance abuse treatment, including potential expansions to the Sobering Center. The remainder of the county's ARPA funding is..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Commissioners Court Puts Women’s Jail on Ice
Vote delays moving forward with design for at least a year
"...with commissioners voting unanimously to expand services at the Sobering Center to accept criminal trespass offenders. But that unity..."

June 18, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: Invest in Women and Families, Not New Jails
"...A good example of alternative assistance is Austin's Sobering Center. Approximately 5,000 people received direct assistance without spending..."

June 4, 2021 Column by Judge Andy Brown

Opinion: The War on Drugs Got It Wrong
“No one is disposable,” writes David Johnson of Grassroots Leadership
"...need to build upon current efforts, such as the Sobering Center and the recent elimination of arrests for low-level..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Column by David Johnson

Learning Curve
Lessons from the Long Center's first six months
"...The staff and supporters of the Long Center for the Performing Arts spent 16 years working out..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...model for women's jails, that county says the new center has decreased inmate-on-inmate assaults but has had no impact..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

X Games X-Factors: Heat, Booze, and Meth
EMS almost forced to activate disaster plan
"...phone call to a team of 15 Seton Medical Center employees – seven nurses, two emergency physicians, an orthopedic..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Photos as Objects of Art and History
Magnum Photos collection gets read in new book
"...Photos collection that now resides at the Harry Ransom Center is a beast. The new book Reading Magnum is..."

Nov. 26, 2013 Arts Post by Rod Machen

Headlines
"...Council meeting (Dec. 14), with ABIA concession contracts, Convention Center planning, a nod at the Aquatic Master Plan, and..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature

Women’s Jail 2.0: Diversion or Expansion?
Travis County Commissioners Court mulls a long-term overhaul of the correctional complex in Del Valle
"...County Judge Andy Brown, who spearheaded creation of the Sobering Center as a way to reduce the jail population..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Chronicle Endorsements
July 14 Primary Run-off Election and Senate District 14 Special Election
"...as county judge, notably in her help launching the Sobering Center, which has diverted many unnecessary arrests from jail...."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Headlines
"...One Year Sober: The city's first-ever Sobering Center has diverted more than 2,200 people from jail..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature

Chronicle Endorsements: City Council
Who should sit on the next dais
"...stadium, and her work on homeless issues and the Sobering Center has been worthy of our praise. Tovo's District..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Headlines
"...that will have Tegrity Contractors build the $770,000 Austin Sobering Center at 1213 Sabine St., site of the old..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 2/25/11
Leffingwell shares the State of the City
"...call to break ground on a new, 800-room Convention Center hotel in the next year...."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Tomorrow, “Safer Together” Concerts Bring Awareness to Overdose Deaths
Free shows at Mohawk, Empire, and the Green Jay fundraise for SIMS
"...community organizations like Texas Harm Reduction Alliance and the Sobering Center Austin. Multiple speakers mentioned the importance of fentanyl..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Austin FC Follows Familiar Script in First Foray North of the Border
RECAP: Struggling squad falls to Vancouver, again
"...Same match, different country. That’s what Austin FC’s first..."

Sept. 5, 2021 Sports Post by Eric Goodman

The Rise and Fall of Jason Dusterhoft (and His Frenemies)
A trip down APD's Memory Lane, from the Chronicle archives
"...cameras, and plans for what is now the Downtown Sobering Center...."

May 7, 2021 News Feature

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