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Doesn't Trust the President
"...the president has stated time and time again, America's social services – for the old, mentally ill, etc. –..."

May 10, 2005 Postmarks

Page Two
State reps Jack Stick and Todd Baxter deserve their very own 'Best of Austin' category
"...more on destroying those you disagree with then on social, economic, and fiduciary accountability. Sure, one may rationally decry..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Slash the State
In Texas, the social contract is now written in disappearing ink
"...and 28,000 adults have been removed from health care services under Children's Health Insurance Program or Medicaid...."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Wanted Man
State Rep. Patrick Rose walks a fine line in a swing district
"...budget that most of his party believe will decimate social services and public health care, he reignited hard feelings..."

July 18, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Georgetown Smackdown
Suburbanites Wrestle Over Managed Growth, Smart Growth, and "Stupid Growth"
"...effort to balance the nearly $17 million budget, numerous social service programs have been readied for the chopping block...."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Economics From the Bottom Up
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
"...assistance, counseling, health care, and a variety of other social services. But what Okoro needed to take charge of..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

"If you fail light rail again, you've sealed your fate to sucking a tailpipe and damned your city's 21st century global position."
"...expanding the scope of their care into prevention and social service." Who gave you that piece of big news?..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Column

A Neighborhood of Churches
The Path to Glory is Right Downtown
"...Mary's and St. David's have at least two worship services every day; St. Martin's, six each week; Central, four..."

Aug. 11, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services
"...An attempt to elucidate services at CPCs recently found little support at the nation's..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Path Toward Permanent Housing in North Austin
Council approves funding for Espero at Rutland
"...a partnership between Caritas of Austin, which provides supportive services to people experiencing homelessness in Austin; the Vecino Group,..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Qmmunity: 2020's Biggest Queer and Trans Stories
Looking back on a rollercoaster of a year
"...visions for many of Austin's HIV/AIDS and sexual health services orgs. AIDS Services of Austin kicked off the year..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

City Council Redirects APD Funds to Abortion Support Access
$250K to flow toward abortion support services
"...reallocation of Austin Police Department funds toward health and social service programs...."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races
"...while cutting costs, insisting on "personal responsibility" instead of social context, while finding cheaper means of imprisonment or surveillance...."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Austin City Council Reinstates Partial Camping Ban
Governor sends in TxDOT; Kitchen leads effort for more explicit rules
"...a quarter-mile* of any newly built city shelter providing services to people experiencing homelessness. CMs Kathie Tovo, Ann Kitchen,..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Working the Budget
Council and staff review the preliminary numbers, with crossed fingers all around
"...increase spending on programs (from police to parks to social services) while reducing both the property tax rate and..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Out Youth Offers Queer Adults a Second Chance at Prom
Local org for LGBTQIA teens throws their first ever adult prom
"...the sequins and corsages come outdated gender roles and social expectations. Just last week dapperQ reported that a high..."

May 16, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Page Two: The Problem With Prop. 1
When someone is lying to you about something, it is usually best not to endorse and empower them
" wouldn't have helped much because many of those services still generate no real revenue...."

April 29, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
"...more years, Houston has moved from legislative aide to social services case worker, all the while engaged in civic..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Council: The Budget Sing-Along
City Council plans for the Sept. 12 budget adoption
"...balancing act in terms of trying to provide the services and at the same time trying to be gentle..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Place 4: It's Morrison, and Then Some ...
"...Issues she's currently focused on include social service needs. She's on the board of the Community..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Alphabet City
'Tis the season to give 'til your ears ring
"...It's not just music-centric health and social services that are known by acronyms and initials. If..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Varying Visions
AISD's vision for prekindergarten education and that of Austin's community of early childhood nonprofits differ significantly.
"...nonprofits. In a paper titled "Ensuring High Quality Pre-K Services: A Vision for Our Children's Future," endorsed by some..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the tax rate (unchanged), and boosts to employee pay, social services, libraries, and code enforcement. Staff and council still..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Final City Council budget readings and votes this week
"...most of the staff's recommended "add-backs," ranging from community services to library hours to traffic calming. A council wish..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Playing the Numbers
A farewell to faitful servants, and a preliminary look at the city's priorities
"...indeed all – of what passes for other city services would go begging. Indeed, projected over the last decade,..."

July 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Playing the Numbers
A farewell to faithful servants, and a preliminary look at the city's priorities
"...indeed all – of what passes for other city services would go begging. Indeed, projected over the last decade,..."

June 10, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Suffer the Little Children
The Lege cutbacks to CHIP and social services have little to do with fiscal conservatism
"...with a bullet – yet the Health and Human Services Commission continues to look for further cuts, despite having..."

April 9, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Page Two
The Planned Parenthood construction boycott is thuggery, pure and simple; conservatives' hysteria about Bush-bashing is ahistorical and largely fantasy-based.
"...war, while in favor of health care, education, and social services. There are others who sanctify life, but less..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Changing Places
The new Pickle Elementary School is a crucible of the changing St. Johns neighborhood
" historically defined by I-35, for most of the social services white Austin took for granted. For years, black..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Paying the CPPP Way
"...expanding the sales tax base to business and professional services while actually lowering the sales tax rate. In one..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

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