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Amy Smith

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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.

135 articles in 2004   •   page 1 of 4

High-Powered Help for Hospital District

But can slick, GOP-friendly HillCo defend the public interest?

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2004

On The Lege

Sunset proposal to do away with agency gets optimistic response on all sides

News Column, Dec. 24, 2004

Water Gushes Forth From LCRA

The utility wastes no time inking deals to moisten Hill Country sprawl

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Shareholders Swallow Schlotzsky's Meal Deal

Fire sale leaves sandwich-chain investors with an empty plate

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Naked City

Austin Jockey Club lines up high-power Capitol friends

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Riding the Late-Money Campaign Train

Last-minute campaign contributions come under fire

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

LCRA Gets Its Pipe On

A near-unanimous vote to bring surface water to Hamilton Pool Road

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Judge Slaps SOS, Bunch

Enviro group penalized for 'frivolous' Lazy 9 lawsuit

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

The LCRA Moves to Turn on the Tap

Future of Hill Country waits on Authority's decisions on water plan

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2004

We Had a Little Plan ...

The decision of the Hamilton Pool Road waterline waits – or doesn't – on the outcome of three regional planning efforts

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2004

LCRA's $10,000 'Stepchildren'

Eager to open the tap for new development, the LCRA wants a premium from the folks who already live out West

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2004

Under Not So Healthy Texas Skies

Report on Texas health comes up mostly snake eyes

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2004

Water Flows Downhill

Regional water plan nears completion while LCRA looks to move water westward

News Feature, Nov. 19, 2004

Schlotzsky's on the Block: End Game?

Schlotzsky's to auction, John Wooley says the company's reported losses happened after his watch

News Feature, Nov. 19, 2004

The Smoke Clears In Lege Races

White contemplates recount as Strama's victory is secured

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Naked City

The river authority prepares to move forward with water-pipeline plans

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Naked City

New effort to make gay marriage really, really, really illegal in Texas

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Judge: Let's Bust Bradley's Trust

Bankruptcy ruling opens up developer's assets to creditors

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

Stick Sunk; Barely Baxter; Rose Reblooms

A narrow defeat, and an even narrower win, for Travis Co. GOP legislators

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

... And So Does Yelenosky

Yet another Keel fails to break the GOP's losing streak at the courthouse

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

Whack-a-Pol: The Finals

Stick and Baxter – and Mrs. Baxter! – get nasty in the House races

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Naked City

A new site, a new battle for the Austin Jockey Club

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Whack-a-Pol!

Dems come out swinging at Austin's GOP House freshmen

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

District 50

Mark Strama tries to exploit his opponent's weakest points

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

District 45

Right-winger Alan Askew aims to burst Dem freshman's bubble

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

District 48

Incumbent is too partisan for moderate district, challenger charges

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Yelenosky Takes Aim at Keel

'People's lawyer' runs to unseat GOP appointee to Travis Co. bench

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Whack-a-Pol Update

Late-breaking news from the Travis Co. legislative races

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Wal-Mart Suit Dropped

Property owner at MoPac and Slaughter gives up fight against city, Stratus

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

'I Believe in Tolerance'

'Outing' Mary Cheney

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

County OKs Rocky Creek

New Hill Country Coalition fails (for now) to stop Hamilton Pool project

News Feature, Oct. 15, 2004

Can Schlotzsky's Be Saved?

John Wooley and the battle to bring Schlotzsky's back to life

News Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

Original History

The Schlotzsky's history begins with a really big sandwich

News Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

The Beard Gambit

Shareholder Joseph Beard made a run at the company, but fell short

News Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

HCC Celebrates Five Years

Hill Country land trust looks for further harmony in the future

News Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

Will TRMPAC Mess Stick to Baxter and Stick?

The GOP freshmen play defense in the campaign-cash scandal

News Feature, Oct. 1, 2004

Planned Parenthood – Almost There

Choice supporters cut the ribbon on new facility

News Feature, Oct. 1, 2004

GOP Ducks KLRU Forum

Face-to-face dialogue between opponents? Can't have that!

News Feature, Oct. 1, 2004

Lining Up for Schlotzsky's

Potential buyers queue up as bankruptcy court gives green light

News Feature, Sep. 24, 2004

The Rev. Rigby Welcomes Same-Sex Showdown

The St. Andrew's pastor says a Presbyterian trial is 'what needs to happen'

News Feature, Sep. 24, 2004

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