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Sterling Lands' New Mission
Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.
"...by two pastors at the pulpit. Senior pastor Rev. Sterling Lands II has his eyes closed and his head..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Can Edison Pass the AISD Test?
AISD considers hiring Edison Schools Inc. for East Austin.
"...activists, religious leaders and educators, led by the Rev. Sterling Lands II of the Greater Calvary Baptist Church --..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

After Mosley Murder, Tough Questions About AISD Campus Violence
The stabbing of a Reagan High student is a symptom of a much larger problem, say community leaders
"...allegedly by her former boyfriend Marcus McTear, the Rev. Sterling Lands II issued a missive to the Austin ISD..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Shining Star Goes Dark
A tragedy at Reagan High School evokes a mother's courageous response.
"...them at Reagan. Also on April 1, the Rev. Sterling Lands II, pastor of Greater Calvary Baptist Church, head..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Taken to Task
AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione presents the district's dropout prevention task force recommendations, but not all members of the community are happy with the results.
"...matches the mission of this group," said the Rev. Sterling Lands II of Greater Calvary Baptist Church, adding that..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
The city's new police review panel isn't as apolitical as it was supposed to be.
"...concerns about police conduct. The seven panelists -- Dr. Sterling Lands II, Celia Israel, Robert Mendoza, Roy Butler, Ashton..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weak at the Knee?
Chief Stan Knee's tenure at the APD has had many external successes, and several internal failures.
"...to do more to recruit minority officers, says Rev. Sterling Lands II of the Greater Calvary Baptist Church, Knee..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Final Curtain
Max and Brigid Did It Their Way
"...secured a position as a consultant on the SCIP II housing contract with the city -- is also a..."

June 21, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Accepting the Challenge
Meet the candidates for AISD Board of Trustees.
"...heads the city's largest teachers' organization, and the Rev. Sterling Lands II of the Eastside Social Action Coalition --..."

March 29, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Back to the Chalkboard?
"...advanced by AISD's numerous citizen critics, particularly Rev. Dr. Sterling Lands II and his Eastside Social Action Coalition. Created..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Changed Forever
Scenes and voices from Austin's reaction to the attacks
"...ExchangeGreater Calvary Baptist ChurchSunday, Sept. 23, Noon When Rev. Sterling Lands II puts down his guitar and approaches the..."

Sept. 28, 2001 News Feature by Michael May

Naked City
"...among other civic commitments -- weren't enough, the Rev. Sterling Lands II also finds time to play in Warrior,..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
AISD's Reagan Safety Probe
"...Still, the Rev. Sterling Lands II and the local chapter of the NAACP..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...states, has received mixed reviews across the country. Rev. Sterling Lands II of the Eastside Social Action Coalition contacted..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

News Top 10s
"...2000, but the ESAC, led by the fiery Rev. Sterling Lands II, have kept the issue alive throughout 2001...."

Jan. 4, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
The city's new police review panel isn't as apolitical as it was supposed to be.

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Future's So Bright ...
Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?
"...Community activists, including Calvary Baptist Church's Rev. Sterling Lands II -- president of the 600-member Eastside Social..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

"Still Separate and Still Unequal"
"...Sterling Lands II..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature

Postmarks
Global Warming, Public Schools, and Jazz a la Zorn.
"...Lands' Demeanor All Wrong..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Column

Postmarks
Defending the death penalty, the new Gov, the schools, and all that Jazz.
"...the shoulders of public schools is unfair and unrealistic ["Sterling Lands' New Mission," Jan. 12]...."

Jan. 19, 2001 Column

The ARA Faces the Music
For the Austin Revitalization Authority, Eastside renewal proves to be a long, slow dance
"...the Anderson Hill affordable-housing project, formerly known as SCIP II (Scattered Cooperative Infill Program), another pet project of Eric..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...problem. Amen," said Eastside Social Action Coalition President Rev. Sterling Lands II, who has been pressuring AISD to act..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

A Dickensian Prospect
Great Expectations or Bleak Housing in Austin?
"...city- and federally funded Scattered Cooperative Infill Project (SCIP II) -- a part-rental, part-ownership development of single-family homes in..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

The Changing of the Board
"...Rev. Sterling Lands, Pastoral Community..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column

Cast a Giant Shadow
Evaluating the mayoral legacy of Kirk Watson
"...and tactics. "Mayor Watson adroitly surveyed the Austin political landscape, then extracted tangible objectives from disparate political and community..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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