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May 23, 2017

Student, Parent, Teacher: She’s Seen All Sides of Gifted Education

Many parents of gifted children choose private schools that give kids more educational flexibility.

May 21, 2017

Hospice Austin Works to Break Down Barriers

At Hospice Austin, a disproportionate majority of clients across the organization are white, leaving minority communities underserved. A new outreach program seeks to fix that.

May 21, 2017

Despite Growing Numbers of Seniors, Geriatricians Remain a Rarity

The problem is simple: It requires more training, pays less than similar specialities such as family care.

May 20, 2017

Austin Police Officers Build Trust in a Time of Immigration Raids

Arrests and the state’s new “sanctuary cities” law make life harder for everyone on the East Side, including law enforcement.

May 20, 2017

Church Finds New Path to Growth With a Mission of Diversity

By building an ethnically diverse membership, Mosaic Church has quintupled the size of its congregation. “From the beginning, God has had a multi-ethnic church in mind,” Pastor Morgan Stephens said.

May 19, 2017

Female DJs Club Aims to Break Through Music’s Gender Wall

The women Chulita Vinyl Club share a passion for collecting records and an ambition to become DJs in a male-dominated field.

May 18, 2017

UT’s Teacher of the Aztec Language Looks Back on Two Years in Austin

Nahuatl is still spoken by more than 1.5 million people in Mexico and has drawn attention from colleges in the U.S.

May 17, 2017

A World Record for Austin Spooners That Was Not to Be

UT students had the numbers, but they couldn’t comply with the strict standards of the Guinness Book.

May 17, 2017

Stars May Be Big and Bright in Texas, but None Is a Michelin

Reviewers for the French food guide sample the fare in just four American cities: New York, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2017

AmeriCorps Cuts Would Hurt Nonprofit for Low-Income Students

Breakthrough works with students from middle school through college. It depends on AmeriCorps for employees.

May 15, 2017

Federal Budget Might Axe Loans Designed to Boost Small Business

Loans offered by community development financial institutions have been a longtime part of the economy, but President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal seeks to eliminate them.

May 14, 2017

Nearly 9 Years After Ike, Lawmakers Are Still Studying How to Protect Texas Coast

There’s a consensus behind an $11 billion project for Galveston Bay, but funding remains elusive.

May 13, 2017

Lowriders Help an East Austin Neighborhood Protect a Park’s Personality

City plans to build facilities for large events were shelved after residents said they wanted the park to remain user-friendly.

May 13, 2017

Austin Expands Efforts to Serve Non-English Speakers

Efforts will include translating essential documents into several languages and improving the translation feature of city websites.

May 13, 2017

Colleges Wrestle with How to Handle Hate Speech but Protect Free Speech

Universities grapple with how to preserve an environment conducive to learning and freedom of expression for all points of view.

May 12, 2017

At an Austin Elementary School, Refugees Represent 22 Nationalities

Wooldridge Elementary has developed expertise working with immigrant and refugee children.

May 12, 2017

Fewer Foreign Applicants Could Mean Fewer Jobs Around Texas Colleges

A national survey found that international students generated $1.9 billion in economic activity in Texas in the 2015-16 school year.

May 12, 2017

Austin Company’s Rifle Magazines Will Go Into the Field With Marines

Soldiers were already buying Magpul ammo holders because of their superior reliability over standard-issue models.

May 10, 2017

Police Impersonations Aren’t Frequent, but They’re Still Troubling to Authorities

Hays County experiences a rash of unexplained incidents involving fake cops.

May 10, 2017

Seeing Black Churches of East Austin Through a New Lens

For six years, photographer Liz Moskowitz has documented the impact of gentrification on the area’s religious communities.