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Amy Smith has been writing about Austin policy and politics for over 20 years. She joined The Austin Chronicle in 1996.

126 articles in 2002   •   page 1 of 4

Expanding the Recharge Zone

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2002

Beds, Banks, and (Dirt) Bikers

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2002

Suit Blames Roadwork for Fatal Bike Crash

The family of late UT professor Bill Gardiner says an improperly performed street cut led to his 2000 death in a bike crash.

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2002

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T.A.B.: Probes and Countersuits

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2002

City vs. Seton: Coming to a Hospital Near You

Negotiations between City Hall and the Seton Healthcare Network, beginning this week, could determine the future of public health care in Austin.

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Summit for the Aquifer

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Seton's Latest Surprise: Jesus Rises!

Seton Healthcare Network hires former City Manager Jesus Garza -- and shifts the odds in its dispute with the city over Brackenridge Hospital.

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

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No Foley's for Galleria

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

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Springs Summit on Tap

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

Futrell: Seton Wouldn't Wait

The city tried and failed to stop Seton's plan to build a separate children's hospital.

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2002

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Sharing the Hospital District

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2002

The Custody Battle at Brackenridge

Seton's plan to build its own pediatrics facility throws a monkey wrench into the proposed hospital district.

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

What's Children's Worth?

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

A Match Made in Heaven?

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

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Barnett's Back at Seton

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

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Pipeline Rules Too Weak?

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

The Business of Educations at T.A.B.

The Texas Association of Business carried out an "educational" campaign for this election.

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2002

Downtown Deflation

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2002

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Dripping Springs Gets Sued

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2002

Seton vs. Hospital District?

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2002

City Pipeline Proposal: Too Weak?

Austin's draft pipeline ordinance isn't strong enough for activists.

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2002

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Seton Gives Up on Children's?

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2002

ALLGO's HIV Funding Fight

New state funding systems leave Austin's largest Latino HIV-prevention program in danger of shutdown.

News Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

Can Lazarus Rise Again?

Gary Bradley faces bankruptcy, and Austin wonders if he'll survive and thrive one more time.

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2002

Gibraltar v. Bradley

The Gibraltar case could be a road map for the FDIC vs. Bradley.

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2002

Vision Villains?

The director of Vision Village project pleads guilty for failing to monitor the doomed venture.

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2002

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Pride for Poder

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2002

Scott Locked Down

Michael Scott is convicted in the second yogurt shop murder trial.

News Feature, Sep. 27, 2002

Buda Sewage Overflow

News Feature, Sep. 27, 2002

Give It a Rest

Homeless people still get tickets for public sleeping, even though city law no longer bans it.

News Feature, Sep. 20, 2002

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Parked in Court

News Feature, Sep. 20, 2002

Sailing Without Anchors

It's been more than two months since Bee Cave officials signed a controversial deal with the developers of a large-scale shopping center project, but peace has hardly returned to the valley in this semi-rural community.

News Feature, Sep. 13, 2002

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Mark Rose's multifaceted career has taken him from the Austin City Council to the Lower Colorado River Authority, to Public Strategies Inc., to solo consulting, to his latest stopover at the Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative in Giddings, east of Austin.

News Feature, Sep. 13, 2002

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Developer Gary Bradley insists he's broke, but a Travis County judge this week refused to reduce his child-support payments of $4,800 per month.

News Feature, Sep. 13, 2002

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State District Judge Scott McCown leaves the bench Sept. 20 to become the executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

News Feature, Sep. 13, 2002

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The Town That Tackled TxDOT

News Feature, Sep. 6, 2002

Road Rage

The Barton Springs Road project has encountered more than few speed bumps

News Feature, Aug. 30, 2002

Insuring a Clash

News Feature, Aug. 30, 2002

Poor, Bankrupt Bradley

News Feature, Aug. 23, 2002

No Parking Garage, Says Downtown Crowd

The proposed Convention Center garage finds few friends, and even trips over a city official's own testimony.

News Feature, Aug. 23, 2002

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