Austin’s homelessness problem is rampant and where the city’s efforts to alleviate the issue fall short, non-profit organizations often step in to pick up the slack. One such organization, Austin Restoration Ministries (ARM), is well-known among many Austinites for their practice of panhandling at street intersections. But while they are visible, little is known about the inner workings of the organization. On the surface they seem to be an innocuous religious nonprofit, but there could be much more to the ministry than meets the eye.
An op-ed by Jonah Pierce "Gentrification— It is a word that is tossed around venomously at the first sign of development...
On the afternoon of September 20, throngs of protestors filled the steps of the Capitol, braving the sweltering heat. Among the crowd were high school students from across the city, various environmental groups, and University of Texas (UT) students.
Check out Litzy Rea Valdez's winning art design and commentary for Reading on the Go, a 2018 MISD initiative that turned a school bus into a mobile library.