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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.

136 articles in 2003   •   page 1 of 4

Stratus 2003: Make Way for HEB

Neighborhood negotiations go much better for Stratus the second time around.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

Neighbors are pleasantly surprised with their Supercenter deal.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

For Lowe's, A Win's a Win

Lowe's and the city cut a deal over the aquifer.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

Last Call for Lowe's? Council Ready to Split

It's still 4-3 and holding as the controversial big-box deal goes up for final approval

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

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Wal-Mart and South River City Citizens deal to preserve Blunn Creek.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

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Boxed out

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Women Dig In

The contractors' boycott against Planned Parenthood won a battle, but it's a long war.

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

How Lowe's Can Brewster Go?

Council Member McCracken gets an earful from supporters and nonsupporters alike reminding him of his big-box campaign promises.

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

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South Austin neighbors fear Blunn Creek's inevitable death-by-shopping.

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

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Business leaders freak out over the city's proposed retail size cap over the aquifer.

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

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Three high-profile contenders for an open seat on the Travis Co. bench

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

It's a Conspiracy!

The landowner alleges vile collusion between City Hall and Stratus Properties -- but not actual citizens.

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

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Once again, only Mayor Will Wynn votes no.

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

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The taxi co-op's bid for a franchise comes at "the worst possible time."

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Wal-Mart War: Southside Goes It Alone

South Austin neighbors hire their own engineers and planners to salvage the Blunn Creek Supercenter project

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

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The Lakeway ban, the Lowe's deal, and the aquifer size cap

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

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Lone Star Cab --a drivers' co-op -- seeks a new city taxi franchise

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Will Women Have a Voice at the New Women's Hospital?

Issues of choice and midwifery still perplex women using Brack's hospital-within-a-hospital.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Midwives and the Law in Texas

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Midwives: Certified and Direct-Entry

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

The City, the New Women's Hospital, and UTMB

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Planned Parenthood Says Its Future Is Set in Stone

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

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The retailer wins a round on points: 4-3.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

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Council unanimously OKs another Beastcenter -- and a study of the big box invasion.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

A Big Box Full of Big Boxes

The latest on the Wal-Mart, Lowe's, and Eckerd's controversies

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

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A spotlight on hate crimes after the beating of a gay off-duty cop

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

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The City Council turns down historic zoning for cottages on Washington Square

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Big-Box Ban Bollixes Up Lowe's Plans

The City Council's moratorium slows down the hardware giant's settlement deal

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

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Austin loses an appellate court fight to enforce its environmental rules.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

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The world's largest everything wows the crowd at City Council.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Wal-Mart, Lowe's, and Their Friends and Foes

Big-box battles from South Austin to Lakeway

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

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The Texas Association of Business finally consents to cooperating with a grand jury investigation of its electoral practices.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

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Republican honchos seek to influence route of public project in Bexar County.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

The Beast Wins a Round

Preliminary approval -- but still grave concern -- for two South Austin Supercenters

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

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Will midwives be allowed to practice at the Austin Women's Hospital?

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

Sunset vs. Goliath

Tiny Sunset Valley defends the aquifer -- but could use a little neighborly help

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2003

Lowe's, Austin, and HB 1204: Who's Got the Cards?

Are Austin's hands tied on another land-use battle over the aquifer?

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2003

No Worries for Wal-Mart? Not So Fast

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2003

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The DA has now beaten the business group in every court in Texas.

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2003

Wal-Mart, Always

The mayor's rebate idea bombs as foes contemplate dragging the Beast into court.

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

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