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Plan to house thousands of Austin's homeless people taking shape, but outlook for local success, project funding still unclear

A plan to house thousands of Austinites experiencing homelessness over three years is taking shape with hundreds of millions of dollars of federal relief money and other funding sources now attached. However, information on the plan's success so far and how its resources will be managed over the coming years remains scarce.
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Austin American-Statesman

Editorial: Travis funding a game-changer for homelessness

The longer our community talked about homelessness, the more Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez found a certain Elvis Presley song stuck in her head: “A little less conversation, a little more action, please.…”. Then came the Travis County Commissioners Court’s bold vote this week earmarking $110 million to build badly...
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As ACL set-up begins, Austinites feel confident the festival will obtain special events permit

Still pending a special events permit from the city of Austin, Austinites are buzzing with excitement and less than worried that Austin City Limits Festival 2021 won't return. With only three more weekends until the iconic music festival, headlines have circulated speculating a cancelation for the festival, especially after Pecan Street Festival and Bat Fest were denied their permit. Every year ACL is required to obtain a special events permit since it operates on city grounds.
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Tickets available for Austin Diaper Bank BASH: A family-friendly fundraiser on Sept. 25th

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Diaper Bank has been a lifeline the past 8 years for the 1 in 3 families who struggle to afford diapers and basic needs. Since 2013 the Austin Diaper Bank has supported more than 25,000 families each year with diapers, wipes and period supplies. When our community faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic we opened our doors to serve even more families who had experienced sudden job loss and diaper need. The nonprofit is here to make sure every baby in the greater Austin area has enough diapers tonight and every night.
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Lil Nas X names Austin advocacy group What's in the Mirror on his 'Montero' baby registry

The rollout for Lil Nas X's highly anticipated debut album "Montero" once again proves the 22-year-old pop star is America's leading internet virologist. Our favorite sequin-clad rap cowboy decided the release, which includes features from Miley Cyrus, Elton John and Megan Thee Stallion, left him pregnant with possibility. So naturally, he booked an exclusive interview and photo shoot with People magazine to reveal his baby bump.
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Every dollar counts: Support ACC student scholarships through two unique events

At a time when every dollar counts, you can help students stay on track. Registration is open now for two unique events benefiting student scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC). Riverbat Paddle Battle: A Kayak Race on Lady Bird Lake. ACC and American Constructors co-host the second annual Riverbat...
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Meet our September Community Partner, River City Youth Foundation!

CBS Austin and Telemundo Austin launched our Community Partner Program earlier this year, where each month we highlight a local organization and the services they provide to our community. For September we teamed up with River City Youth Foundation. Mona Gonzalez joins us to talk about the organization that she founded 37 years ago.
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