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Longhorn City
Libraries and social services to the rescue?
"...cost. The city's $613 million 2009-10 General Fund, covering services including public safety, social services, and parks and recreation,..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by the News Staff

Scaling the Pyramid
City moves to reprioritize social service programs in the new year
"...a long-simmering revamp of the process awarding the city's social service contracts – more than 60 separate funding agreements..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

You Can't Touch This
The budget battles, Round 2: Citizens rally to save community services
"...this standard, the Aug. 14 budget hearing on community services -- parks, libraries, health and human services -- must..."

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

City Hall Hustle: Do You Feel Lucky, PHHS?
Council committee takes next step in reorganizing social service funding
"...City Council's Public Health and Human Services Committee is kinda like the "Dirty Harry" Callahan of..."

May 27, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

New Kid on the Block
Neighborhood Services office aims to help neighborhoods help themselves
"...of the mandates of the new Office of Neighborhood Services that she directs. And that is not what you'd..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Something Short of Miraculous
Months in the making, the city's plan to maintain reproductive services at Brack still raises questions.
"...the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services to prohibit Catholic-operated hospitals like Seton from allowing emergency..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Out Youth Launches “Be YOU” Curriculum for LGBTQ Students
Developed to support the emotional and social well-being of LGBTQ middle and high school students
"...Thanks to LGBTQ youth services nonprofit Out Youth, schools and community organizations in Central..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Point Austin: Jobs to Go
The sunny side of the state's assault on social services
"...mechanize the eligibility review system for health and human services. Based on a job-recruitment advertisement placed by one of..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Taking Children Private
The road to privatizing Child Protective Services is getting slick and dangerous
"...efforts to privatize a major component of Child Protective Services. No one denies that the beleaguered (and radically underfunded)..."

April 8, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

TDH: 5/11/11
Real talk on politics and race at council work session
"...recommends discontinuing funding about half of the city's 51 social service contractors. We weren't the only one to notice,..."

May 11, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Almost Holy
Doc chronicles one pastor's mission to keep Ukrainian kids off the street
"...Much in the vein of recent social-justice and accountability films like 2011’s The Interrupters and Joshua..."

June 3, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Health and Legal Services for Musicians
"...sympathetic chord with the more fortunate, winter finds many social services and nonprofit foundations trying to keep the homeless..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Council Members To Back Abortion Support Budget Measure
Garza, Casar plan support for $100K in abortion assistance
"...budget amendment that directs around $100,000 to support logistical services for abortion access, said to be the first of..."

Aug. 15, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: The Budget Wrangle Resumes
City Council attempts to spend more, cost less, and ... sustain services
"...proposed budget has left little room for increases in social services, as contemplated by this council last year. Following..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Senators Want Suehs to Nix the Rules
Rules circumvent legislative process
"...A week after the Department of State Health Services Council passed controversial new rules that would increase the..."

June 28, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Sound of Falling Dominoes
The state budget crisis is only one piece of a much larger, distressing government puzzle.
"...states and cities. State officials, determined to roll back social services and decimate "government," have jettisoned state responsibilities and..."

May 30, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Still Looking for a Home
Austin searches once again for a comprehensive solution for homelessness
"...that surrounds transitioning homeless with a variety of on-site services. Austin policymakers say the city doesn't have the space..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Page Two
Expect the next decade to be dominated by a weak economy and precarious international politics -- the consequences of Bush's successes.
"...If they couldn't be made profitable, then they're not services worth providing. The deterioration of mental health care in..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Bad Medicine?
If Austin's Public Clinics Go Private, the Poor Could Suffer
"...13-clinic system under the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department (HHS). Although Linda may eventually qualify for welfare..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Working Overtime to Provide for Unhoused Neighbors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
All shall be fed
"...soup kitchens, and food pantries to scale back their services. With restaurants also reducing service and bars outright closing,..."

April 3, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

East Austin Nonprofit Mired in Controversy CEACO Sinking
"...disorganized accounting practices by Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services grant monitors. Austin/Travis County funds CEACO's basic needs program...."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Who's Minding the Clinics?
City/County Divided on Public Health
"...But, as Colunga proudly points out, a wealth of social services for indigent county residents are crammed into these..."

May 1, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

On the Lege: A $156 Million Disaster
The Accenture scheme blows up in the state's face
"...than a year of blunders before Health and Human Services Commission officials last week halted an ill-fated privatization experiment..."

March 23, 2007 News Column

Page Two
Paying taxes adequate to meet social needs is a necessary hedge against a frightening future
" cut back or eliminated. Citizens in favor of social outreach cite the ridiculous amounts spent on the Pentagon..."

April 30, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Permanent Visitors?
Unique View
"...district and the maze of community and privately based social services outside the classroom. With the combination of prior..."

Jan. 1, 1999 News Feature by Traci Terrill

City Council Clashes Over 2017 Budget
Competing ideas on how to spend $969 million
"...pays for most of what residents generally consider city services: police, fire, EMS, parks, libraries, health and human services,..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
" commissioner (urban transportation, urban renewal); health and human services administrator; Council candidate (2005) Issues: health care, education, transportation,..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

'An Independent Person'
A Conversation With Randi Shade
"...of contacts and support from the health and human services arena. I came to the council with a real..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
In the battle of the budget, the weakest go to the wall.
"...-- particularly as they will affect health care and social services...."

May 10, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
"...Advocates from a large group of local social justice and advocacy organizations are calling on city and..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

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