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May 24, 2017

Ranch Is a Haven for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Photo Story

At Down Home Ranch in Elgin, adults with intellectual disabilities help with everything from feeding the cows to collecting eggs from the hens and grooming the miniature horses.

May 24, 2017

City’s First Artist in Residence Has an Unusual Assignment

Rehab El Sadek will spend the next nine months finding ways to bring her creative vision to the Watershed Protection Department,

May 23, 2017

Pitched on Softball, Texas Freshman Leaves Baseball Career Behind

Jade Gortarez played baseball as a kid in California. When it was time for college, the University of Texas made her a softball star.

May 23, 2017

In Central Texas, Bats Rule the Roost as a Tourist Attraction

Ten things to know about the bat colonies that draw visitors to Austin, San Antonio and other locales.

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

In Central Texas, Reloading Ammunition Is More Than a Hobby

Business is booming for small companies that remanufacture ammunition. Central Texas is a hotbed for the industry.

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 14, 2017

A Texas County Invests $39 Million in a Lake That’s Almost a Dry Hole

Moore County has received no water from Lake Palo Duro, and a bill now in the Legislature won’t turn on the spigots or ease the county’s financial burden.

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.