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"...Finally, in social services and the salaries of employees funded by tax..."

May 14, 2004 Column

Saturday Night Live
Mayor Kirk Watson takes his downtown vision to the streets
"...with our municipal court system on getting people into social services and we are going to have laid out,..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

About AIDS
"...daytime rides 8am & 5pm to medical, dental, and social services appointments...."

Aug. 18, 1995 Column

Soccer Watch
"...activities, provided they could conform to safety, sanitation, and social distancing requirements...."

March 27, 2020 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

To Expand the Convention Center or Not?
Despite unanimous support from City Council, voters will decide the answer
"...of those funds could go to the city for social programs – specifically, a badly needed new funding stream..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...for scooter-injury cases, our first scooter-based DWIs, and innumerable social media posts and barroom arguments. – Mike Clark-Madison JUNE 4:..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Budget Development
Ordering from the Concept Menu
"...proposals totaled just over $11.8 million in "Health" (including social services), and ranged from social service initiatives carried over..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: What’s Past and What’s Present
Capitol events provide a snapshot of current predicaments
"...burden of the APD budget on all other city services. Austinites routinely cite public safety in general and police..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Thinking About Budgets
We are short-term planners with long-term problems
"...else has already resumed. The broad regional coalition of social service organizations known as One Voice Central Texas chimed..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Michael King

10-1, Take Two
Five City Council incumbents up for re-election this November
"...on transportation, criminal justice reform, economic development, tenants' rights, social services, immigration rights, etc., etc. – and it can..."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

DVDanger: June
Supernatural scares meet adoption drama (again)
"...and includes a line about child possession as a social services issue that is either clunky as hell or..."

Oct. 12, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Shortchanged
A lot of belt tightening and creative thinking make getting by with low dollars possible for AISD
"...of only a small number of districts that pay Social Security for employees, worth $33 million a year (to..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Let's Take a Survey Together
Help create a resource guide for Austin's trans* community
"...doctor-therapist-lawyer? Well, check this out: Local activists and UT social work students need your opinion to help create a..."

Oct. 29, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Short Term 12
This indie drama starring Brie Larson has an emotional honesty that reaps fans and awards.
"...facility that houses foster-care and other troubled kids while social services try to figure out what to do with..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Second Chance for Drug Dealers on 'The Corner'
The Drug Market Intervention project in action
"...of stakeholders, including the APD, Travis County DA's office, social service providers, faith leaders, and community members. The ultimate..."

May 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Mary Margaret Farabee: In Memoriam
Philanthropist and Texas Book Festival co-founder has died
"...an advocate for a host of other cultural and social causes, died Sunday morning after a long struggle with..."

March 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gay Place
Social action on fire!
"...the ones who walk or ride to boost AIDS services funding. Who is the first in line? While we..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Column by Kate X Messer

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 14 City Council elections
"...the difficult and important question of revising the city's social service funding system, on new energy initiatives (the Pecan..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature

Point Austin: We Have Just Begun To Fight
The budget battles are only skirmishes in the long march toward democracy
"...senses, the final budget will extensively hollow out public services statewide and devastate many of the communities which, beyond..."

March 18, 2011 News Column by Michael King

The 12th of Never
The dispute over one Eastside housing proposal reflects a larger Austin conflict
"...100 units, managed by Summit Housing Partners and local social-service org Caritas of Austin, would be set aside for..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Anywhere but Here
Austin altruism in danger of homelessness once again
"...council consideration Dec. 9, Summit Housing Part­ners and local social service org Caritas would buy and rehabilitate the 100-unit..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"...law enforcement and criminal justice to manage this new social order that they had feared and fought against. The..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Nonprofits Not Impressed by Cap Metro Proposal
Cap Metro draws fire over proposal to start a nonprofit for low-income riders
"..."Not any of the social services agencies have bought into this," said D'Ann Johnson..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 8-15
"...CHARITY BASH Help support Capital Idea's educational services for families living in poverty. 7pm. Shiner's Saloon. $10...."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature

Page Two: Music of the Spheres
We cannot work together unless we can talk to each other
"...that Austin boasts both the SIMS Foundation (providing mental-health services for musicians) and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians..."

June 20, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Point Austin: What's at Stake?
There will be blood
"...climate protection and resource conservation. On basic matters of social equity – e.g., affordability and social services – we..."

April 25, 2008 News Column by Michael King

District Eternity
As Ronnie Earle steps down, he looks back on his life's work
"...Earle persuaded Gov. Dolph Briscoe to create Project STAR (Social Transition and Readjustment), which used executive clemency to pardon..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

Developing Stories
More lessons from Seattle
"...Citizens use them to access a wealth of city services and information, from multiple departments. "People love them!" said..."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The 'Chronicle' Is Right When I Agree With What It Says
"...in arguing that the open government amendment will starve social services [“Austin@Large," News, May 5]. The City's trickle-down economics..."

May 10, 2006 Postmarks

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