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A Team Approach
Program to aid homeless seeks more funding
"...is aimed at proactively connecting homeless people to housing, social, and medical services in order to divert them from..."

July 1, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Roe's End?
After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court
"...prepared and take whatever steps we need to expand services to meet the demand for women," says Sarah Wheat,..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Closing the HIV Gap
More education, preventive tools needed
"...high percentage of younger people. A quarter of our services [are for] people under 25 – young people, ages..."

Sept. 25, 2015 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Tone Deaf
Deaf Austinites say police can't seem to listen to reason
"...of the Texas School for the Deaf and the social service and employment opportunities connected to the world-class educational..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: Everybody Makes Do With Less ... Except APD
Council tweaks the minor numbers on the FY 2011 budget
"...the importance of reducing the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office's dependency on Austin Energy, kept $333,000 of EGRSO-earmarked..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Mobile Food
Some tips on getting a foot in the door of the trailer business
"...are outlined in the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Depart­ment's packet for a permit (see "Links for Hitching..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Food Feature by Mick Vann

On the Lege
Rose, Dukes rewarded for standing with Craddick
"...of his promotion to chairman of the House Human Services Committee, the Dripping Springs Democrat followed the actions of..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Jesus Saves
With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.
"...fiscal policy: lots of capital investment, limited growth in services, keep the tax rate low. "We've attempted to be..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The Open Door Preschool, which offers its services to low-income, disabled, and non-disabled children alike, gets to stay in its old building -- from which its landlord had planned to evict it -- at a new, more expensive, lease.
"...to three locations, is alone in Austin in offering services to both children with physical disabilities and mental impairments,..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Assisted Suicide?
The Demise of the Clinics
"...territory ahead looks mighty rough, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Sue Milam proposes a full-body physical of..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

They're At It Again
"...– www.fiscalcommission.gov – and the discredited idea is cutting Social Security and Medicare “spending.” The mandate of this commission..."

Aug. 14, 2010 Postmarks

Council: Cash on Hand
City's RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief
"...People without a Social Security number can apply for RENT aid, as can..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Sounding the Alarm on Texas' Nursing Home System
25% of the state's 1,200 long-term care centers have been cited for serious standard deficiencies
"...months before, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services told KXAN that it was investigating a gruesome video,..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Getting off the Road
Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today
"...want to be close to Downtown colleagues, restaurants, and social spaces, and "that can't be easily substituted with a..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Take City to Court
Lawsuit claims city ordinance violates free speech
"...a city ordinance requiring them to post notice of services they do not provide is an illegal infringement on..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Access Denied
Cap Metro saving money means hardship for neediest riders
"...the Chandlers are qualified for Capital Metro's MetroAccess paratransit services, they could call a cab – usually driven by..."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Hitting the Budget Barbells
The annual city budget workouts begin, and you're all invited
"...the pot of money that pays directly for city services: public safety (Police, Fire, and EMS), Parks and Recreation,..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...Manor has proposed that certain transit-dependent passengers receiving government services and earning below a certain income level receive free..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...court documents quote the girl telling her Child Protective Services caseworker that underage marriage couldn't be "a crime because..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature

Can the Bands Play On?
The Live Music Task Force tunes up to protect Austin's claim to fame
"...of companies is needed to provide all the support services required for musicians to play, showcase, record, publish, distribute..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Holiday Wish Lists 2006
Give 'til it helps: Part 2
"...Digital video/audio services (call for specs)..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Features Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...council to tell them that explicit prevention of extending infrastructural/social/environmental services over the aquifer could legally preclude remediation to..."

April 7, 2006 Column

Council Notes
City Council heads into the budget season, looking to restore previously cut services
"...the city, to be spent on add-backs to slashed services and the ubiquitous entity of strategic reinvestment, while the..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...disparities between black and white Austinites in terms of social infrastructure, economic institutions, and interactions with city officials, especially..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the Austin Police Association, the Austin-Travis Co. Emergency Medical Services Employees Association, and the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...for people and animals this city has. Neighborhoods, human services, arts, the environment, women, and poor people will lose..."

March 8, 2002 Column

News Top 10s
"...rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell. City services, already cut to the bone, now face ugly budget..."

Jan. 4, 2002 News Feature

Hear, Hear!
"...• Aug. 17: Public Safety Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Municipal Court...."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Wal-marts of Religion
"...Bible, sometimes but not always coupled with more liberal social beliefs; they offer a variety of amenities in addition..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Hitting the Books
Budget Schedule
"...9am-noon: Work session on neighborhood services initiative, Health and Human Services and related departments...."

Aug. 13, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

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