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'Intrigue' Visits Local Census Effort
Data on homeless count remains a mystery until next year
"...federal dollars to pay for community necessities like schools, social services, roads, and hospitals...."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our recommendations for the March 2 primaries
"...with mentally ill offenders, trying to get them into social services and divert them from jail when possible. He..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

The Proposal
Anatomy of a repurposing plan
"...everything from hiring practices to course texts to on-campus social services. Using the community-generated Refinement and Alignment Plan as..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

It's 'Mayor Leffingwell' Now
Twenty-point lead evokes Monday McCracken concession
"...and stay "focused on the fundamentals: traffic, public safety, social services, environmental protection, neighborhood preservation, and open government." Looking..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin Needs Leffingwell
"...decision. Leffingwell’s advocacy and strong support for our city’s social services is especially significant now that our economy has..."

April 30, 2009 Postmarks

Bringing the Group to the Vision
As Pat Forgione prepares to say farewell, he looks back on his AISD decade
"...& Whitney production line before becoming a high school social studies teacher in inner-city Baltimore. That closer-to-the-ground experience could..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Levy Steps Back ... and Shoots Long
Running the city is easier campaigned than done
"...are "prioritizing the basics – jobs, traffic, public safety, social services, and environmental protection," and he praised the "thousands..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Simon No Deal
"...corporations, or would you prefer that our local emergency services, libraries, parks, social services, and roads benefit from your..."

Oct. 7, 2008 Postmarks

'Budge It!'
Roll the dice, and take a spin through the city's fiscal future
"...Safetytown? Or will they stretch all the way to Social Service Row? The first player to the finish line..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Could City Living Save the Texas Youth Commission?
"...30% of juvenile offenders held by Missouri Department of Social Services Division of Youth Services were reincarcerated within three..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

BATPAC Swoops Into Austin
POW! SOCK! BATPAC comes out fighting.
"...broad coalition comprised of city leaders from neighborhood, environment, social equity, small/local business, social services, civil liberties, and various..."

Jan. 8, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

What Worked at Webb
"...address." So at Webb, the city paid for a social worker, three nurses volunteered, and six people from a..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

City Hall About to Explode?
The budget may be adopted, but the tension at City Hall hasn't gone anywhere.
"...another item of no small importance. Before the 11th-hour social services spend-a-thon marking the budget passage, the dais unanimously..."

Sept. 12, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...Council meets Thursday, Aug. 9, with better revenue news, social services on the budget presentation agenda, and renewed questions..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature

Community Colleges Bestow Dunce Cap on Perry
Community-college presidents and allies launch barrage of explosive verbiage on Perry after he vetoes $154 million in school funding
"...will go up -- not for education but for social services."..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Chi-Town Whole Foods Comes Out, Naturally
Austin-based Whole Foods makes history as the first anchor tenant of a GLBT community center, Chicago's Center on Halsted.
"...community." Born out of decades-long history as Horizons Community Services, the center had existed in the margins in a..."

July 17, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Council's Got ... Talent?
At intermission, we talk to the headliners
"...will narrow. We've got to maintain the level of services we have now – and I want to see..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

TCB
That's the news, and I am outta here
"...most cities aren't nearly progressive enough to create a social safety net for their creative class, but that Austin..."

June 29, 2007 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Naked City
"...Rachel Coff, of the Travis County Health & Human Services Research & Planning Division. According to the report, between..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature

On the Lege: Budget Rollout
The budget battle begins at the Capitol
"...beef up border security, shore up health and human services and the hobbled parks system, and put Texas on..."

March 30, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

'Not for Rita'
"...• Local social services organizations such as the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities,..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature

Beside the Point
As usual, the Statesman editorial page gets it completely wrong
"...– the aforesaid embezzlement at Austin Community Television, the social-services-agency-cum- slush-fund known as Vision Village, and more recently, disgraced..."

March 24, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...tax cuts and militarism abroad and ruthlessly abstemious in social programs. Citing a preliminary analysis of the effects in..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature

Katrina Evacuees: Precarious Times at La Quinta
FEMA's new Dec. 1 cutoff deadline for picking up the tab of hurricane evacuees living in Texas hotels and motels leaves thousands of people in housing limbo
"...up coming to all the doors of all these social services agencies and we're not going to be able..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

About AIDS
Campaign to end AIDS moves to fall
"...to unsanitary conditions, crowded shelters, lack of health and social services, and emotional trauma. Katrina raises social justice issues..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Column by Heather Mitchell

About AIDS
As thousands of Katrina's victims arrive in Central Texas, HIV/AIDS service organizations are prepared to see that the needs of HIV-positive evacuees are met.
"...they are asked to first register for medical and social services through Red Cross (at the Convention Center or..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Second Wind
As the Katrina crisis subsides, the small victories and the larger questions persist
"...had already committed this year to replenish funding to social services programs stretched thin from cuts in previous budget..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Page Two
Please, don't ask my son if we are related
"...But let's just pretend not. Let's vote to improve social services and cut taxes. Let's make up the bogeyman..."

July 1, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
"...a voice mail system to help clients of the social services stay in touch with their family or potential..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Point Austin: Ringing in the New
New City Council takes its place, and the fun just keeps on coming
"...the council tries slowly to restore some of the services and even infrastructure funding slashed in the years of..."

June 24, 2005 News Column by Michael King

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