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Wheatsville's Frustrated Employees Call for Change
Mismanagement and toxic working conditions remain entrenched in the co-op’s culture
"...narrate a real experience at a co-op in another state – and even former employees critical of Gillotte have..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

GOP Politics Only at State Water Board
Politics is off-limits at the state Water Board – unless you're a Republican
"...policy" related to engaging in political activity while on state time. Specifically, according to the section of the employee..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Employees Blast Civil Rights Office Reorganization
Labor and justice advocates worry equity is being deprioritized
"...Last week, the city employees union and the local chapter of the NAACP held..."

Sept. 15, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

State Health Care Agency Urging 55-Hour Christmas-Themed Work Weeks
The request is an effort to address Medicaid and SNAP backlogs
"...has obtained an internal email from HHSC leaders urging employees to work even longer and harder – just in..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Natural State
San Antonio-based Presidian wants to enter into public private partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"...trying to sort out. And yet, despite a projected state budget surplus, the Legislature continues to insist that TPWD..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

State Cuts Hitting the Bone
The tolls of a take-no-prisoners budget year
"...House Bill 1 started as the draft state budget for the next two years. Now it's starting..."

April 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 State stories
Molly, Please Come Back, We Need You!
"...Commission scandal brilliantly served to strengthen the Lone Star State's laughing-stock image. (There's also that little matter of the..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Amy Smith

TikTok Banned for State-issued Devices Over Espionage Threat
TikTok on the clock
"...On Dec. 7, Abbott ordered all state agencies to ban the use of the app on..."

Dec. 23, 2022 News Feature by Leena Alali

TYC Shows Little Evidence of 'Reform' at State Schools
Five months after the Texas Youth Commission reform bill was crafted to protect youth inmates, TYC is massively understaffed, with a third of all posts empty
"...he applied in May to work at the Crockett State School in East Texas, he thought he could do..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ex-TCEQ Employees Lose Discrimination Lawsuit
Two former state employees lose discrimination suit
"...Quality in a racial-discrimination lawsuit filed by two former employees. The June 7 verdict came as a major blow..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Human Rights Complaint Filed Against State Senate
Three former Senate staffers have filed suit for discriminatory firing.
"...the Texas Commission on Human Rights against the Texas State Senate, charging sexual discrimination and retaliation. Staat was dismissed..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Workplace Issues Need HIV+ Employees' Attention
"...in various statutes and court decisions at the federal, state, and (for Austin residents) local levels. HIV disease may..."

Feb. 9, 1996 Column

The State Education Agency Has Selected Austin’s Babysitters
The monitors are coming. Let’s pay them $125 an hour.
"...with TEA on Sept. 26. The agreement allows AISD's employees to continue working on the backlogged special education services,..."

Oct. 13, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect
The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.
"...• "Living wage" floor, full-time employees: $14/hour ($15 by 2020)..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...end, and by May give way to a sleek, state-of-the-art teaching hospital: The Dell Seton Medical Center will stand..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Developing Stories: The State Eyes an Eastern Campus
And about that regional plan …?
"...A shining New Urbanist outpost: "a state-of-the-art, sustainable government campus that's among the best of its..."

May 15, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Integral Care Budget Would Layoff 48 Employees
Cuts will affect patient programs
"...and funding for 67 vacant positions. Members of the employees union, United Workers of Integral Care, fear that the..."

Aug. 31, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

State Changes Rules for Planned Parenthood
Another twist in the assault on family-planning clinics
"...WHP rules passed last week by the Depart­ment of State Health Services Council suggests that those two steps wouldn't..."

June 22, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Will Lege Rescue Starving State Parks?
Legislators claim help is on way for suffering parks system
"...Texas is among the nation's Top 5 fastest-growing states, but we rank second to last in per-capita spending..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Bill of the Week: Red State vs. Blue Cities
Texas House passes broad restrictions on local regulations
"...commerce so that all 254 counties uniformly abide by state law "unless expressly authorized by statute."..."

April 28, 2023 News Feature by Dex Wesley Parra

Report: Austin Leads State in Reproductive Freedom
But best-in-Texas ranking highlights what still needs to be done
"...Amid hostility from state and federal politicians, NIRH views municipalities as having a..."

Nov. 4, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Commits to Local Mask Requirement Amid State Rollback on COVID Restrictions
City will enforce masks, public health measures under local health authority emergency rules expiring in April
"...masks, despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's rolling back a statewide mask mandate, among other COVID-19 safety measures, as of..."

March 12, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

State Gives Almaguer Deadline for Tire Cleanup
Tire shop owner must comply with state law, says TCEQ
"...Austin vehicles, has until Feb. 8 to comply with state laws governing the handling and disposal of scrap tires,..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The State of Ike
Perry's selective faith-based plaudits for Hurricane response
"...Animal House while discussing the Texas economy in yesterday's State of the State Address, there were his normal plaudits..."

Jan. 28, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 State Stories
"...would take another couple of electoral cycles, but somehow state Democrats made three straight elections of gains, taking 74..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

State Schools Getting Unfair Rap
"...really bothers me when I read bad press about state schools (for persons with mental retardation). For drama, the..."

May 7, 2008 Postmarks

News Roundup: Antis, State and Local
Council appointee blames Hispanics; White won't meet with LGBT group
"...• Former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton announced her..."

April 13, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

No Thanksgiving for State Retirees
Attorney general blames lawmakers for missing legal way to make one-off payment
"...in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Employees Retirement System of Texas. However, the gift came with..."

Nov. 24, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Only State Facts … Not Romantic Illusions
"...ask the collective if it is true that Progress employees take the recycling regularly on their bikes. Overall, I..."

April 25, 2008 Postmarks

Beside the Point: A Vegetative State
The City Council tries to move the budget beyond meat and potatoes
"...Showing that Statesman flames wouldn't drive them out of the kitchen, council..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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