Julie Chang, Austin American-Statesman

Julie Chang

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Julie:

'REPRIEVE FROM CHAOS:' Austin COVID workers share their journeys to becoming vaccinated

Ascension Seton hospital system received 8,775 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and started on Thursday immunizing its frontline staff. → Read More

No rain or blistering heat make for happy Austinites

No rain or blistering heat – the recipe for a blissful Central Texas weekend.Most of the Austin area will remain sunny, warming up to the mid-80s and lower 90s on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Some light showers could develop over the western Hill Country and southern Edwards Plateau, but will dissipate by kickoff time at 7 p.m.Longhorn fans watching the game outdoors can… → Read More

After 11 foster children die, Texas to be in contempt of court – again

A federal judge will hold Texas governmental officials in contempt of court for the second time in 10 months – and likely face tens of thousands of dollars in fines – as foster care children continue to die under their watch.In a two-day hearing that ended Friday, U.S. District Judge Janis Jack gave scathing feedback about the state of the foster care system, which she ruled unconstitutional in… → Read More

Months into pandemic, Texas reveals ravages of COVID-19 nursing home infections

State officials have released the names of all Texas nursing homes and assisted living centers that have had outbreaks of coronavirus, showing the → Read More

Here are the names of Austin area nursing homes with most COVID-19 cases, deaths

Austin area nursing homes with the most cases of residents who contracted COVID-19 include West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Austin, → Read More

224 more coronavirus cases in Travis County, no new deaths

Austin and Travis County public health officials have reported 224 more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Travis County, bringing the total since the → Read More

Austin activists: Militant group co-opts Black Lives Matter protests, skews message

Behind the scenes of the various Austin police protests over the past several days, tension has grown among organizers, who say they agree on the larger → Read More

Which Austin-area ZIP codes have the most coronavirus cases and why

The coronavirus pandemic is battering communities of color in Central Texas at a disproportionately higher rate, highlighting disparities in health care → Read More

35 group homes for disabled Texans have coronavirus cases

Thirty five government-funded homes for individuals with disabilities in Texas -- including the Austin Supported Living Center -- have had a positive case → Read More

Coronavirus in Austin: Overall arrests dip, domestic violence spikes

Austin has seen a dramatic dip in crime amid orders to stay at home, but domestic violence arrests have seen a spike.During the last half of March, the → Read More

Here’s how get tested for coronavirus in Austin

Where can I find a testing site? Austin Public Health won’t provide a comprehensive list of places to get tested so as to not overload them with walk-ups. Austin Regional Clinic has published their testing sites and are exploring more. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:• 3828 South First St., near Ben White Boulevard in South Austin• 4100 Everett St. in Kyle• 6835 Austin… → Read More

Coronavirus in Austin: Weekslong waits for some test results

Sick Austin area residents are waiting up to two weeks to hear if they have COVID-19 as private labs grapple with a deluge of samples to be processed. The → Read More

BREAKING: Central Texas schools to extend closures amid coronavirus concerns

Several Central Texas schools have announced they will close schools beyond Spring Break for an extra week or more. District officials said the closures → Read More

More than 80% of Texas nursing homes cited recently for infection control problems

More than 80% of Texas nursing homes were cited in the last three years by the federal government for not following proper protocol to prevent infections, → Read More

Travis Co. GOP chairman on Robert Morrow: 'I will light myself on fire'

Robert Morrow already has caused a firestorm among the local Republican Party and he hasn’t yet been elected to office.Matt Mackowiak, head of the Travis County GOP, tweeted that he would set himself ablaze if Morrow, an anti-Trump provocateur and defacto menace to local Republicans, wins the May 26 runoff.we will crush him on May 26 or I will light myself on fire— Matt Mackowiak… → Read More

Robert Morrow, anti-Trump provocateur, leads in State Board of Education GOP race

Robert Morrow is leading in the Republican primary races for the State Board of Education District 5 seat, which represents an area spanning Austin to San → Read More

Robert Morrow, anti-Trump provocateur, holds on to lead in state education GOP race

Robert Morrow, who has been a thorn in the side of the GOP, is presumed to clinch a spot in the May 26 Republican primary runoff for the State Board of → Read More

Texas primaries set up high-stakes test for GOP hold on education board

The Republican-dominated State Board of Education could see up to two-thirds of its members replaced this election cycle. It would be a seismic political → Read More

Texas women’s program lost funding for kicking out Planned Parenthood. The Trump administration just restored it.

The Trump administration Wednesday restored federal funding to the state’s health care program for low-income women. A previous version of the program had lost the money seven years ago after Texas officials excluded Planned Parenthood from the program.The $350 million boost to Healthy Texas Women will be distributed over the next five years. State officials had defended the move, saying public… → Read More

Travis County GOP: Don’t vote for ‘vulgar,’ ‘misogynist’ Robert Morrow for education board

Travis County Republicans are opposing the candidacy of fellow GOPer Robert Morrow, who they say has employed vulgar and misogynist language, and have → Read More