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Viewpoints: From city hall to classrooms, Texas faces big issues in ‘18
Jenny Robson connects a feeding tube to her son Ben Sears in October. Ben was hit by a truck in 2016 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The family said that they are committed to doing everything they can to help their son recover. But following statewide cuts, Medicaid denied his therapist's request for  physical and occupational therapy...

Posted: 14 days ago

Jenny Robson connects a feeding tube to her son Ben Sears in October. Ben was hit by a truck in 2016 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The family said that they are committed to doing everything they can to help their son recover. But following statewide cuts, Medicaid denied his therapist's request for physical and occupational therapy...
PHOTOS: 2017 Favorite photos
Connor Richard is a 13-year-old transgender girl who lives in Austin, TX. In March of 2016, she told her parents that she is a female, not the gender assigned to her at birth, male. "This is not an active choice that I'm making," said Connor. "It's not something that I'm doing to gain special treatment. It's something that I'm...

Posted: 21 days ago

Connor Richard is a 13-year-old transgender girl who lives in Austin, TX. In March of 2016, she told her parents that she is a female, not the gender assigned to her at birth, male. "This is not an active choice that I'm making," said Connor. "It's not something that I'm doing to gain special treatment. It's something that I'm...
PHOTOS: 2017 Favorite photos
On Nov. 3, 2017, Luz del Carmen Gracia Garcia took a break after helping her father, Marcelo Gracia, while her son, Iram Guadalupe Gracia Garcia played on her cellphone. Marcelo Gracia has Lou Gehrig's disease. His daughter comes by to help him while his son, who is his primary caretaker, is at work.  (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Nov. 3, 2017, Luz del Carmen Gracia Garcia took a break after helping her father, Marcelo Gracia, while her son, Iram Guadalupe Gracia Garcia played on her cellphone. Marcelo Gracia has Lou Gehrig's disease. His daughter comes by to help him while his son, who is his primary caretaker, is at work. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
PHOTOS: 2017 Favorite photos
On Aug. 30, 2017, Jose Rauda, 6, and his sister, Daniella Rauda, 8 sat on one of the sofas in the sun quietly observing the damage wreaked by Tropical Storm Harvey in their hometown, La Grange, TX. The children live in a trailer with their parents, Jose Mendez and Bilma Rauda. "I think I can fix it," said Mendez about his damaged...

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On Aug. 30, 2017, Jose Rauda, 6, and his sister, Daniella Rauda, 8 sat on one of the sofas in the sun quietly observing the damage wreaked by Tropical Storm Harvey in their hometown, La Grange, TX. The children live in a trailer with their parents, Jose Mendez and Bilma Rauda. "I think I can fix it," said Mendez about his damaged...
PHOTOS: 2017 Favorite photos
J'den Burden runs around Cpl. Chris Cato, trying to find his handcuffs, on Dec. 17. Cato was at the Booker T. Washington Terraces to drop off Christmas gifts as part of the Austin Police Department's annual Blue Santa program. "A lot of people lose perspective on what police are actually out there to do," Cato said, "and that's...

Posted: 21 days ago

J'den Burden runs around Cpl. Chris Cato, trying to find his handcuffs, on Dec. 17. Cato was at the Booker T. Washington Terraces to drop off Christmas gifts as part of the Austin Police Department's annual Blue Santa program. "A lot of people lose perspective on what police are actually out there to do," Cato said, "and that's...
PHOTOS: 2017 Favorite photos
Black families are having difficult conversations with their children as police shootings of black men under questionable circumstances continue to embroil cities across America. Many say a similar conversation needs to take place in Austin about the role race plays in those incidents and about institutional barriers for black people in the...

Posted: 21 days ago

Black families are having difficult conversations with their children as police shootings of black men under questionable circumstances continue to embroil cities across America. Many say a similar conversation needs to take place in Austin about the role race plays in those incidents and about institutional barriers for black people in the...
PHOTOS: 2017 Favorite photos
If it is built, the biggest challenge for President Donald Trump's wall may be private land holders in Texas, including Charles "Dob" Cunningham, a former Border Patrol officer whose home is a quarter of a mile from the Rio Grande and who does not want the wall on his property. "We've lived here and we've raised a daughter here...

Posted: 21 days ago

If it is built, the biggest challenge for President Donald Trump's wall may be private land holders in Texas, including Charles "Dob" Cunningham, a former Border Patrol officer whose home is a quarter of a mile from the Rio Grande and who does not want the wall on his property. "We've lived here and we've raised a daughter here...
American-Statesman videos of the year 2017
On Nov. 3, 2017, Luz del Carmen Gracia Garcia took a break after helping her father, Marcelo Gracia, while her son, Iram Guadalupe Gracia Garcia played on her cellphone. Marcelo Gracia has Lou Gehrig's disease. His daughter comes by to help him while his son, who is his primary caretaker, is at work.  (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Posted: 22 days ago

On Nov. 3, 2017, Luz del Carmen Gracia Garcia took a break after helping her father, Marcelo Gracia, while her son, Iram Guadalupe Gracia Garcia played on her cellphone. Marcelo Gracia has Lou Gehrig's disease. His daughter comes by to help him while his son, who is his primary caretaker, is at work. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts to Eartha Williams, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts to Eartha Williams, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts to Eartha Williams, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts to Eartha Williams, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts to Eartha Williams, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts to Eartha Williams, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts to Edna Rutherford as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts to Edna Rutherford as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Posted: 25 days ago

On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
(JUMP PHOTO) On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts to Alex Bunton, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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(JUMP PHOTO) On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts to Alex Bunton, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
(JUMP PHOTO) On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts to Judith Panks, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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(JUMP PHOTO) On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts to Judith Panks, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  delivered meals and gifts as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Posted: 25 days ago

On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell delivered meals and gifts as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell  pick up prepared hot and cold food and gifts, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Posted: 25 days ago

On Dec. 25, 2017, Brenda Glisan and Chip Schell pick up prepared hot and cold food and gifts, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, Aaron Jackson waits in line at to pick up prepared hot and cold food and gifts, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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On Dec. 25, 2017, Aaron Jackson waits in line at to pick up prepared hot and cold food and gifts, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas delivery. Volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Meals on Wheels annual Christmas delivery
On Dec. 25, 2017, volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas morning donations. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Posted: 25 days ago

On Dec. 25, 2017, volunteers delivered 445 meals to families in need, as part of Meals on Wheels' annual Christmas morning donations. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
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