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The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...the late Sixties, Austin had an "underground network of socially active homosexuals" who met at bars and private homes...."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Home From Home
Austin opens arms to New Orleans 'guests,' longing to return
"...of medication, such as insulin for diabetes. Mental health services are as much a priority as routine health care...."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

City Budget Blues
The city budget battle moves toward an unanticipated quick conclusion.
"...Park neighbors and leaders of the Austin Area Human Services Association -- but not Futrell, Warren, or Assistant City..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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Seton's sabotage, unintentional or not, of the ongoing planning for a hospital district is barely a street sign on the road of potential social deterioration. The problem is that, though it's a tiny step, it's another one in the wrong direction, and those steps have become strides.
"...time the revenue from it stopped subsidizing other health services. (Someone is probably going to write in to clarify..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Faith Healers
A look inside the Teen Challenge faith-based drug treatment in Fort Worth suggests that there are problems with Christian drug rehab programs.
"...of course; churches were once a primary provider of social services (which were called charities). But as the federal..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

No Place Like Home
The new Garden Terrace development takes a small but serious step toward housing Austin's homeless.
"...Conversely, though the "supportive" element of Garden Terrace makes social services and case management available to residents who need..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hammers Out Budget, Crosses Fingers for Katrina Evacuee Reimbursements
2005-06 money is ready to spend
"...add-backs to previously cut programs, and additional funds to social services. "As we go forward into the unknown …..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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The unprecedented outcry over toll roads ignores a larger problem: We want more government services than we can pay for
"...to operate. The state has, therefore, cut back on services. Now, some see this as a triumph: Shrinking government..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Column by Louis Black

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Liberals' core beliefs are as vital as ever, but they've forgotten how to communicate
"...action viewed as a legitimate way to deal with social issues, now antagonizes voters. Less government – with much..."

June 11, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Mental Health Care Meltdown
The mental health care system for Austin and Travis County is increasingly overwhelmed, with no relief in sight.
"...-- the institution legally bound to provide mental health services to the county's medically indigent population -- and through..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Equinomics
"...of ideas as a framework for jump-starting the city's social equity initiatives. Goodman, who several years ago kicked off..."

Aug. 13, 1999 News Feature

Council Proposes “Austin Affordability Action Plan”
Looking for ways to balance the budget
"...and One Voice Central Texas (the broad coalition of social service organizations). An argument simmered over the Chamber's role..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Lost Pines Found
How a handful of neighbors helped rebuild Bastrop County – one home at a time
"...whole other scenario," says Files. Their partnership with Lutheran Social Ser­vices resulted in a paid salary for a construction..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Room for the Unexpected
With the budget season not yet in full swing, there's still time for hope
"...Reductions Parks & Recreation $45,093,110 $1,963,342 4.4% Health & Social Services 41,588,858 1,772,337 4.3% Library 27,183,857 957,402 3.5% Planning..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...people" interviewed in the film — including lawyers, judges, social workers, and parents — signed releases. "This was supposed..."

Sept. 4, 1998 News Feature

Think Locally, Act Regionally
Regional Government's All the Rage - Are We Ready?
"...That's why "regionalism" is bound to join "boondoggle," "social fabric," and (paradoxically) "compact city" as a watchword of..."

Feb. 20, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The War on Women's Health
To attack Planned Parenthood, lawmakers undermine health care ... and promote more abortions
"...reallocate funds designated to provide basic women's health care services, the dust was settling. Conservative Republicans claimed victory: Seven..."

April 22, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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The overwhelming need for a Travis County hospital district should be obvious
"...their fair share and should also appreciate the superior services additional funding will support...."

May 7, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Where Has All The Money Gone?
Most of the city's General Fund is spent on things City Hall doesn't want to cut.
"...Health and Human Services..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

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In the wake of the Republican Dream Team's electoral sweep, expect the governmental services you depend on to be diminished.
"...both bewildered and impressed that this pro-business, pro-rich, anti-reform, anti-social-service slate somehow cast themselves as populists, the people's candidates,..."

Nov. 8, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Wandering Preachers, Holy Fools
What best describes the modern playwright? Itinerant preacher? Holy fool? Several artists with an intimate knowledge of the playwriting life offer their views in this roundtable discussion.
"...Bridgforth: And what I'm saying is, I worked in social services for 10 years, and 10 years ago, it..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Council Watch
The delicate business of funding substance abuse programs for musicians.
"...on the rest of the city? That's the Big Social Question raised by the recent political wrangling over how..."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Niche Justice
Travis County specialty courts try to break the cycle of crime
"...in which prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, probation officers, and social service providers work together to resolve individual cases. The..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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The right's most troubling victory may be its brilliant subversion of the language of political debate
"...rebuts itself, earning public contempt rather than indicating once-prevalent social conditions...."

Nov. 26, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...Heather and her small charges emerge from the client services office, her box is loaded with a small bag..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now
Donate money and materials
"...community are struggling to cope with forced isolation and social distancing measures, but most are able to meet their..."

March 19, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Allan Rising
The Allan Early Childhood Center is home to a flourishing collection of nonprofits
"...taken by Avance Austin which, along with health and social services charity Child, Inc., was part of the first..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
"...ambiguously, "pregnancy support." However, the center offers no medical services, only free pregnancy testing and non-diagnostic sonograms. It does,..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

State of the City
Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his state of the city address at a Real Estate Council of Austin luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 2
"...community's well being. Whether it's economic development, transportation, education, social equity, the environment, public safety, health care, race relations,..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...community’s well being. Whether it’s economic development, transportation, education, social equity, the environment, public safety, health care, race relations,..."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

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