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Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
" keep the cost of living low and provide services … so that during a downturn, when people get..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
"...1878, made it a felony to deputize the armed services for domestic duty. Thus, since Reconstruction, not the U.S...."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Monte Paulsen

Welfare Warfare
A Bill Is Born
"...a manifesto for privatizing and consolidating welfare and employment services in Texas. HB1863 was heralded as a millennial move..."

Nov. 13, 1998 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Harnessing Anger
"...taxes and regulations imposed by the city versus the services given back in return. His platform is illustrative of..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

" because of 10-foot-wide lanes (not 12-foot as emergency services and commuters want), no medians, curves, negative-camber curves (banked..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Column

And the Winner Is...
Who Will Benefit the Most From Annexation?
"...Bar-B-Que owner Dan Mays says rising costs for city services are hard on small businesses. photograph by Jana Birchum..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Pushing Priorities
Councilmembers Lay Down Their Cards
"...power, with boom times putting the squeeze on city services and suburban sprawl stealing away the city's tax base,..."

Sept. 6, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Chamber of Avarice
Developers Costing City Its Future
"...of them, which increased the need for more city services and revenues. And more importantly, all the booster/chamber scams..."

July 7, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Slaughterhouse Three
Circle the Firing Squads
"...irresponsibility" to play against a backdrop of "declining city services." Business professionals, it will be argued, are desperately needed..."

May 12, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Let the Battles Begin!
The new city budget promises less is less.
"...Futrell is proposing a 10% across-the-board cut in city social-service contracts and a $4.4 million cut to the Health..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Fighting a Rising Tide
The 78th Lege chipped away at abortion rights
"...annual state-by-state report card analyzing relative access to abortion services. NARAL -- which now calls itself NARAL Pro-Choice America..."

July 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Peeling Back De Layers
The Latest Budget Shell Game
"...Resources, Water and Wastewater, Law, Purchasing, Budget and Building Services."..."

Sept. 1, 1995 News Feature

From the Archive: Welcome to Chaos
Originally published on Nov. 12, 1993: ATCEMS saves lives every day, but the stresses of the job have high costs
"...Medic 3 is one of Austin's 16 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulances. Independent of the city's Fire and Police..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Watching the Watchmen
A crash course in privacy, in case you've been (not unreasonably) living under a rock
"...Perhaps counterintuitively, privacy is an inherently social concept. What are people willing to expose, to whom,..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Just Say No!
Rick Perry's approach to sex education has helped Texas boost its teen pregnancy rate
"...permission to access birth control and other reproductive health services – is actually working, it's just not so. The..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Women's Health Care in Political Jeopardy ... Again
Senator wants to reinvent the wheel on women's health care
"...the state to provide family planning and preventative health services to thousands of low-income and uninsured women through the..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Budget Crunch
Our discount 'menu'
"...affecting the General Fund, which pays for core city services, and in most departments, we've tried to highlight the..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Holiday Wish Lists 2004
Presents for Public Service
"...our own still need. Our desperately and deliberately crumbling social service structure reminds me of the family with the..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Features Feature

The Race Is to the Swift
In Texas, livestock are better vaccinated than children.
"...diseases and refused his offer to pay for the services -- a process that, in the end, reaffirmed the..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Austin At Risk
Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems
"...local businesses are a band of happy campers. The services sector is especially showing strong gains," says Kerry Tate,..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Firm a Foundation?
"...the new site: It would provide information and referral services, rooms for meetings, and office space for professionals and..."

July 11, 1997 News Feature by Dan Quinn

Contradictions Exposed
" our cause) and at worst a philosophy the social application of which (in Russia, China, Cambodia, etc.) has..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Column

Abbott Lifts COVID Rules: Will a Surge Follow?
Governor's move seen as premature, reckless by local leaders, businesses
"...fully vaccinated, according to Texas Department of State Health Services vaccine data. In addition, Texas is No. 2 among..."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

The Common Law
Mask up, Austin (and stop bridge jumping into Lady Bird Lake)
"...current order stresses the need to wear masks and social distance as much as possible. If you are exercising..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

Dirty South Sex Ed Offers Inclusive Health Information
Irma Garcia educates Black & Indigenous communities & people of color
"...She became certified this past November and launched her social media platform, Dirty South Sex Ed, just a few..."

May 16, 2020 News Post by Gianni Zorrilla

The week's biggest news, in brief
"...Abbott issued a new executive order extending the state's social distancing mandate until April 30 and keeping classrooms closed..."

April 3, 2020 News Feature

Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows
It’s closing time
" take the pandemic seriously and be diligent about social distancing, restaurants have not been shut down entirely; take-out,..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Health Care Needs Your Help to Slow COVID-19’s Spread
Keep your distance
"...Chronicle went to press, the Department of State Health Services reported 83 cases spread across 19 counties, although larger..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
Six known cases in Travis County but actual number likely higher
"...The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that confirmed cases had grown to 57 as..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Despite Protests, Leander's Drag Queen Story Hour Will Go On
Local church saves event
"...Employees of Library Systems and Services, the company that contracts with the city to operate..."

June 14, 2019 News Feature by Megan Menchaca

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