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Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...with the economy still in free fall, Austin's traditional social service buffer zones have been feeling the heat more..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Place 3
"...Dept. of Commerce. She has served on the city’s Social Equity Commission and Commission on Immigrant Affairs, and is..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature

Page Two
Bush's proposed economic reforms highlight the divide between Republican theory and practice.
"...millions of dollars. Much of this went for labor, services, and supplies, fueling the drive of the more traditional..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Column by Louis Black

How Austin Is Tackling Homelessness on the Street and at City Hall
More shelters, more beds, and more fights about ordinances ahead
"...appointment with a medic from Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services' Community Health team when the call came in, and..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: Moths to a Flame
If it's Friday, we have a budget
" just how fast the city is growing.) New Social Spending..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Feature

Public Notice: First, Do No Harm
Council dives in
"...March 23: Public Safety; Community Relations With City Staff, Services and Officials; Resiliency..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Changing Directions
Community-based programs aim to redirect the 'school-to-prison pipeline'
"...portable building. She was not receiving any academic or social support, and was isolated from the rest of the..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Dagny Zenovia

Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...human and civil rights activism, women's rights, and basic social services, including national health care. A Romney presidency would..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 9/14/10
Council makes amends, amendments
"...Austin Energy's funding of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office. While really tinkering around the edges of EGRSO's..."

Sept. 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

On the Lege: Itty Bitty Steps
Minority Dems savor a few budget victories, and other news from the Capitol
"...several incumbents with stingy voting records on schools and social services...."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Day One: Long on Smiles and Short on Dollars
Head for the hills ... the Lege is back in town!
"...the school finance system as well as Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services, all designated emergency legislative items..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Making Ends Meet
The new AISD budget hurts, but less than in past years
"...certainly appreciated. "Any time there is an increase in services for support staff, we are 100 percent behind it,"..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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The war in Iraq has diverted our attention from other important matters, including a truly destructive proposed federal budget, mirrored by Texas' very own fiscal abyss.
"...billion to $58 billion to maintain most current state services -- more or less. Without taking into account any..."

April 4, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Use Only as Directed
Patenting the Formula
" Austin was first being fleshed out, issues like social services and public safety didn't appear on the list..."

Aug. 20, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
"...million, pays for most of what Austinites consider "city services": police, fire, EMS, parks, libraries, health and human services,..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

What Do Austinites Want?
10-1 City Council wrangles its first budget
"...adjustment that would not require any reduction in city services. City Manager Marc Ott's budget staff duly prepared a..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

TDH: 6/21/11
F1, pedicabs, Fun Fun Fun Fest & Willie close out council
"...unused section of the city's Todd Lane Solid Waste Services Transfer facility as a “backup Transition Facility” for incoming..."

June 21, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Chipping Away at CHIP
Kids' health coverage still touch and go in Texas
"...another setback for CHIP as the Health and Human Services Commission begins transitioning some of its job responsibilities to..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

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The price of Republican domination and the pleasures of repeated listening
"...making really stupid decisions than about any real economic, social, security, labor, safety, constitutional, or international problems. At best,..."

May 20, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Margot and Brewster Get Their (Red) Ink On
"...McCracken's) at-least-implied argument that citizens "would accept losing city services if they don't have to pay for them" through..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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"...schools, and better infrastructure (including more roads and more services such as police). Not only all that -- but..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...force" (Homeland Security) with excessive powers; assured privatization of Social Security; and assured privatization of public schools. You are..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Column

Power Assist
Who's Who
" and inspection, water, public works, environmental and conservation services -- under his former chief of staff, and brand-new..."

Aug. 27, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Watson's Way
Mayor's Homeless Package Leaves Some People Cold
"...street, while taking advantage of free meals and other social services in the area...."

April 24, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Suburban Blight
Austinites' Escape to the 'Burbs Backfires
"...been decreed that postwar suburban development is "unsustainable," creates social divisions and dysfunctions, and should be discouraged in the..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Downtown Stopgap: The Public Order Solution
"...before the start of the initiative, that suggested homeless services be moved out of the center of the city..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Working 'The Corner'
Neighbors and officials plan one more effort to save the neighborhood around 12th and Chicon
"...Initiative, a federally underwritten effort to reduce crime, improve social services and other community resources, and concentrate community policing..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Homelessness in San Antonio and Austin
Could a unified campus for homeless services work as well here as in San Antonio?
"...example: creating a new, one-stop campus that offers comprehensive services and transition assistance to the homeless...."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Money to Burn?
Social service providers worry about the potential effects of Prop. 1
"...they fear passage of the online amendment may cripple social-services spending by the city. An umbrella organization of 32..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Small Victories
The Travis Co. Lege delegation closed shop with a few achievements
"...the chamber's most prolific filers of health and human services legislation – were old hands at moving bills through..."

June 10, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

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