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Doggett: Keep Hope Alive
Lloyd Doggett on Trump, the future, and the responsibility of citizens
"...Ways and Means, going over to Health and Human Services: Their notion is, if you kind of return to..."

Jan. 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
"...into things like civil rights and civil justice, and social service. So that was always part of my life:..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Thanksgiving as a Refugee in America
Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
"...Act and enforced by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The term refers to someone outside the U.S., either..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Meet the Candidates for City Council
Five incumbents fight for their seats at the dais
"...practices, eliminating food deserts, and advancing health & human services Treasurer: Martha Cotera Filed: 5/12/16 Facebook: Twitter: @DGarzaforD2..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

We're Still Here
Assessing the continuing black Austin experience
"...district of Downtown, and for a long time investment services, all those things that should go to a city's..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

News Roundup: Refugees, Republicans, & Rhetoric
Refugee politics take center stage
"...refugees. Abbott has already directed the Health and Human Services Commission not to participate in any resettlement of Syrian..."

Nov. 22, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Council: The Public Weighs In
Budget priorities continue to be debated
"...interruption allowed a brief press conference in cooperation with social service coalition One Voice Central Texas, advocating for a..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Beethoven to Beyoncé
SXSW Music panels – topics over talent. Except they're also star-studded.
"...Pro Bono Legal Services for Musicians Wed., March 18, 5pm, ACC, Artist Central:..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...out around town and making use of off-premise catering services, last year Kimmel served up a veritable video travelogue..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Iraqis Come Home to Austin
Refugees, fleeing violence in Iraq, struggle to get used to life in Texas
"...Social workers working with Iraqi refugees express the need for..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Sym the Prole
A radical takes on the practical in the fight against HIV stigma
"...of the Mpowerment Project for young men through AIDS Services of Austin. "It's like we [public and nonprofit HIV..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by David Estlund

Latest Homeless Initiative: Bust 'Em?
Austin Police Department launches 'public order initiative' Downtown
"...the city's homeless population who visit the area's numerous social service providers will just have to trust that the..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City Hall Hustle: Got an App for That?
From the lobby to the parks, council has an item for you
"...the city's anti-lobbying ordinance, long sought by nonprofits and social service providers who feel the city's no-contact rules on..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Page Two: Principle and Patriotism
'We have met the enemy and he is us,' Part II
"...impediment to good government. Meanwhile, complicated economic, environmental, educational, social, and logistical problems go unaddressed...."

April 30, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Off the Record
Checking in to South by Southwest 2010
"...year the buzz (no Google pun intended) catches location-based services like Foursquare and Austin's Gowalla...."

March 19, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Hands That Feed
The groups that care for Austin's hungry could sure use a few more helping hands
"...negatively affected human beings – terminating employees, trimming certain services," says Graham. "We're even having to moderate how much..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

TEA to Pearce: Drop Dead
School officials and community are blindsided by agency's decision to close Pearce Middle School
"...had reached the standards to be classified "acceptable" in social studies, writing, reading, and math. However, only 39% of..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pearce Middle School to Close
School commissioner announces closure with little warning to district
"...will meet the 2009 state standards in reading, math, social studies, and writing. For the "all student group," 72..."

July 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Genius of the Crowd ... Source
Austin programmers look to create a public redesign of the city's website
" occurred in 2002, well before the sticky, mobile, social wave of Web 2.0.) This led to the Austin..."

June 5, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Band on the Run
ACL's battle of the bands, the Sound and the Jury, represents another new paradigm of indie music exposure in the post-label era of the music industry
"...of talent is increasingly looking at new technology and social-networking tools to not only disseminate its music to the..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Developing Stories: Private Projects, Public Benefits
Could developers become Austin's new benefactors?
"...clean environment, climate protection, and equity of economic and social opportunity...."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

When the Bough Breaks
In 1993, the Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center hired a teacher who proved to be a little 'rough' with the children. Now the church is being sued for ignoring alleged child abuse.
"...the records of the Department of Family and Protective Services and found that the center had very few licensing..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Emily Pyle

"...but he was narrowly edged by novice politician and social program researcher Maria Luisa Alvarado, apparently by Hispanic voters..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...DA Ronnie Earle announced that Nebraska-based Bonding and Technical Services of Texas pled guilty, under a plea bargain, to..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Obese military budget crushes local governments, group alleges
"...Austin members of Physicians for Social Responsibility were joined by City Council Members Jackie Goodman..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Karen Bernstein's 'Are the Kids Alright?' examines the state of mental health care in Texas
"...that his son required and, taking the advice of social service personnel, heavy-heartedly relinquished his parental rights in order..."

July 9, 2004 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...former Texas Turnpike Authority Chair Pete Winstead engaging the services of local PR mavens Don Martin and Trey Salinas...."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

There Goes the Sun
Austin's clean-energy industry appears poised to take off -- but city leaders seem surprisingly unenthusiastic.
"...of the utility's commitment to clean energy as a social goal, but doesn't do enough (in the view of..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Capitol Chronicle
The governor sells social service cuts as "enhancements."
"..."Please clarify how the state will assure access to services for the covered population," federal administrators demanded in August,..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Column by Michael King

ALLGO's HIV Funding Fight
New state funding systems leave Austin's largest Latino HIV-prevention program in danger of shutdown.
"...Austin Outreach and the Austin/Travis Co. Health and Human Services (in partnership with AIDS Services of Austin and CARE..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

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