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Crunching Numbers And Kids at CPS
Has GOP fiscal austerity put children's and seniors' lives on the line?
"...and a damning report from the Health and Human Services Commission's inspector general, state leaders are promising dramatic reform..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

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The Republican right's hypocritical rhetoric machine has become so dazzling and effective it can only be viewed as (highly successful) conceptual art.
"...so stunned that, in light of the serious economic, social, and education problems this state faces, Gov. Perry and..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Column by Louis Black

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The House Democrats' walkout was their best option in light of Republicans' vicious and highly partisan day in the sun; ending The Chronicle Hour quiets the right-wing voices in our head.
"...Liberals, progressives, leftists, and/or middle-of-the-road supporters of the social safety net tend to be more critical of currently..."

May 16, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Capitol Chronicle: Patriotic Gore
The Texas House wants to cut health care, human services, and education, but it's really enthusiastic about war.
"...hard right's determination to dismantle what's left of the social contract in Texas is House Bill 2292, filed by..."

April 11, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Money Worries
Austin's AIDS Funding Is Decent, For Now
"...at the larger picture of how AIDS and HIV services are funded in Austin...."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature by Geoff Mulvihill

Family-Planning Budget
Families don't come first in this funding scheme
"...The number of clients provided with basic health care services with federal pass-through funds dropped by almost 70,000 between..."

April 22, 2011 News Feature

Point Austin: Behind the Numbers
What we talk about when we talk about budget cuts
"...on Wheels on East Fifth. A couple of dozen social service advocates hosted two (count 'em, two) reporters on..."

March 4, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Page Two: Down the Drain
Even if it were possible, what would getting rid of all illegal immigration cost us?
"...without verifying any of the numbers. On the actual social and economic impact of this population, one can find..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Column by Louis Black

How Can 'Chronicle' Not Just Offer My Arguments?
"...News, May 5] complain that its costs will harm social services. The Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas did..."

May 12, 2006 Postmarks

Ghost Taxpayers
Despite what you may have heard from anti-immigration types about foreign freeloaders taking our jobs and our services without chipping into the national kitty, an increasing number of undocumented immigrants pay taxes.
"...types about foreign freeloaders taking our jobs and our services without chipping into the national kitty, an increasing number..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Emergency Groceries and Meals
In addition to the nearly 50 food pantries operated by local churches, neighborhood centers, and social-service agencies in the Austin metropolitan area, here's a list of soup kitchens that provide some meals for Austin's hungry and homeless citizens.
"...food pantries operated by local churches, neighborhood centers, and social-service agencies in the Austin metropolitan area, the following soup..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

All That Glitters
Balancing Act
"...Creek Corridor -- will be the hub of street-level social services in Austin. "It's a disaster, it's horrible, but..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Conservative Coup?
Different Strokes
"...Kirk Mitchell. But her main thrust is improving proactive social services that prevent crime, school truancy, and child abuse...."

Oct. 23, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

To Build a Courthouse
Current civil courthouse leaves a lot to be desired
"...Jeanne Meurer updated us on the CPS [Child Protective Services] docket. She said 75 children had been removed from..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
"...red. Under those circumstances, Shade says maintaining core city services – "clean, safe neighborhoods, a park system that works,..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Sterling Lands' New Mission
Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.
"...public mission. As president of the recently formed Eastside Social Action Coalition, Lands and his group of nearly 600..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Trans Family Funday
Celebrate community with TENT and Out Youth with dual Sunday events
"...trans family potluck followed by the third Trans GenderQueer Social...."

Dec. 12, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The Uses of Joy
When Conspire Theatre helps incarcerated women, it's all in the game
"...view life with optimism, test alternatives, or learn the social skills that, as part of spontaneous play, prepare individuals..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Signs of Trouble and of Hope at Mendez Middle School
In-district charter seeks to turn around a campus’ longtime struggles
"...from low-income families who may not have access to social services that can help improve a child's behavior in..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council: Labor Protections and Job Evaluations
Marc Ott's job performance goes up for debate this week
"...make good on the promise to increase investment in social services per its December 2014 budget policies: Item 19..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Destruction of Texas Health Care
The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women
"...provide low-income and uninsured women with access to health services. As it stands, there remains just $38 million of..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Homeless Coach Bridges Digital Divide
Project provides digital connection for homeless
"...is using a converted RV and the power of social media to help people get off the streets...."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TDH: 5/24/11
Rapid bus, ABIA cell-phone waiting, historic zoning before council
"...on the Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake; “additional services include public outreach, revision of permitting, bid and construction..."

May 24, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 9/9/10
Laura Morrison looks to the budget
"...mostly about her plan to funnel more money into social services, which she felt “pretty optimistic” about passing. In..."

Sept. 9, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Lee & Carole & Brewster & All of Us ...
Five candidates for mayor jockey to be first among equals
"...be ready ... to maintain our basic core city services during hard times." (Last week's grim budget preview for..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The New M.O. at City Hall
City Manager Marc Ott opens up on his new job, his new city, and his philosophy of governance
"...served since 2002 as assistant city manager for infrastructure services. There, Ott was also responsible for comprehensive strategic planning..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point: Money, Money Everywhere
City budget: A study in haves and have-nots
"...the Parks and Recreation Department, libraries, Health and Human Services Commission, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development, and Solid Waste..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...200 of the city's homeless, with full access to social services and support. LifeWorks' Mitch Weynand, one of the..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Feature

FEMA's Flood Tide
One stroke forward, two strokes back – hurricane victims tread rising bureaucratic waters
"...tells you how to go about getting a new social security card and how to attempt to verify your..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...will remain in the convention center indefinitely as city, social services, and Red Cross officials help them regain their..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature

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