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He's Got a Little List
Key highlights and lowlights of the proposed city budget
"...Health and social services: The new men's homeless shelter has been delayed..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...Department Headquarters and Municipal Court facility; an Emergency Medical Services addition to the Fire Station at 5507 Ranch-to-Market-Road 2222;..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Column

This Ain't No KOA
Don't Let the Tent Flap Hit You on Your Way Out...
"...just some of the organizations that already offer various social services to the homeless, ranging from labor connections and..."

Feb. 16, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Page Two: All or Nothing Is No Way Forward
Will the most hopeful mass leftist movement in recent years end up handing the presidency to Donald Trump?
"...Sanders mobilizing a broad swath of citizens wanting serious social, economic, and political change. If nothing else, his candidacy..."

June 17, 2016 Column by Louis Black

'The Working Homeless'
A new art exhibition speaks about and to people living on the streets
"...University of Texas Art Building. "This exhibition can't provide social services," Rudin writes, "but it can humanize and visualize..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two
Our Top 10s give you another chance to laugh, and rail, at us; Republican dominance and a state budget crisis bode ill for government services, and for Austin; we bid a fond farewell to "Dancing About Architecture" and chart a new course, a bit.
" People were devastated not in spite of the social criticisms within the movies, but because of them. They..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Building Black Momentum
A report on the African-American Legislative Summit
"...the benefit of defense contractors. "We are violating the Social Security trust fund," she said. "The budget is imploding..."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Letters at 3AM
Being president of America is not good for one's health.
"...fact kept from the public until after his death). Social Security is only one of his lasting achievements; coddling..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Survive2Thrive Foundation's Courtney Santana Finds Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence
"...clients, as well as expanded the nonprofit's scope of services through partnering with Texas Advocacy Project, which provides free..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Beth Sullivan

Opinion – We Need Leaders: City Budget Misses the Mark
Politicians are offering empty and symbolic gestures but no real and substantial change
"...that neoliberal policies that value big business and gut social safety-net spending ultimately supports profit more than people...."

July 24, 2020 Column by Joshua Crutchfield

Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Safe daytripping as coronavirus continues
"...daytripping isn’t hard as long as you maintain a social distance, wear a mask, wash your hands often, and..."

June 26, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Closer Look at the Resolutions To Address Structural Police Reform
"...organizations can take on some of the roles and services APD currently provides...."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Even as Cases Climb, the COVID-19 Rules Begin Unraveling
The state opens businesses up and Austin tries to keep some controls in place
"...creates a predictable increased burden on tax-funded health and social services. That's illustrated plainly by the current operating environment..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Does School District Policing Support Local Students?
To serve and protect
"...four functions: law enforcement, mentorship, counseling and mental health services, and the development of educational opportunities for students...."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Autumn A. Arnett

Austin Approaches Peak Boopability With Dogist and WeRateDogs Visits
Pup-centric fundraisers draw social media stars
"...The guys behind two of the Internet’s favorite dog-related social media accounts will be in town this weekend to..."

Feb. 7, 2019 Chron Events Post by Kimberley Jones

A Roadmap Out of Poverty
"Curing poverty from the child up"
" I-35 and Anderson Lane) features an array of social services: an adult charter high school, dropout recovery high..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Jessi Cape

Belt-Tightening Season for State Agencies
State leaders announce budget cuts
"...welfare areas "eases some of the concerns that many social services advocates would otherwise have." However, she added, "Given..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Getting at Affordability
Budget talks continue
"...emphasize existing needs above overall policy questions, the financial services staff began making a series of policy presentations that..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council Preview: Water, TNCs, and Housing
Council wades back into taxi / TNC debate
"...In a win for social service and health advocates, City Council passed two separate..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Food Trucks for a Cause
Two local trailers mix charity with business
" cuisine or product. Some, however, start with a social mission – to support a cause and give back..."

Aug. 12, 2015 Food Post by Serena Yeh

Public Notice: Speed Limit?
City government: Rebuilt in two weeks
"...March 23: Public Safety; Community Relations with City Staff, Services, and Officials..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Three Cheers for Spelman
Council member makes his final pitch for sane police spending
"...if some of that funding could be redirected to social services and crime prevention measures, perhaps the need for..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Cold as ICE
Sheriff Greg Hamilton stoutly defends the 'Secure Communities' deportation mill. But growing public and official opposition is working to shut down the line.
"...with the then-newly created DHS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Customs and Border Protection...."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Then There's This: No Praise for Appraisal Process
Disparities in property values could prompt protest from county
"...the state's over-reliance on property taxes to fund public services, he said. That problem is compounded by the Legislature's..."

June 6, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Questioning How The City Spends
"...a mess. Yet the cost of almost all city services is going up, including, of course, property taxes. What..."

Aug. 26, 2013 Postmarks

Point Austin: A Few Thoughts About Taxes
You don't get what you won't pay for
"...the editors apparently mean, "We want the infrastructure and services the city needs, but we'd rather not have to..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Getting What We Pay For
It costs real money to build a great city
" have made significant investments in public infrastructure and services that have on balance made this community more productive,..."

July 20, 2012 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: An F1 Piñata
Break it open, and out streams council confetti
"...Item 98, implementing the city's long-gestating funding changes to social service providers and nonprofits, the composition of which hasn't..."

June 24, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

You Can Win If You Don't Play?
At the Lege, the most meaningful votes may not be votes at all
"...consider that the $23 billion projected shortfall in education, social services, and health care will punch yet more holes..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 9/13/10
Live-blogging the budget business
"...and while Laura Morrison procured some additional funding for social services, it fell short of the original amounts she..."

Sept. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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