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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.

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Then There's This: The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner

Auditor's report could have a chilling effect on city boards and commissions

News Column, May. 29, 2014

The Name Game Visits Auditorium Shores

City delays renaming in honor of Vic Mathias

News Feature, May. 29, 2014

No Rush to Rename Auditorium Shores

Council delays name change to "Vic Mathias Shores"

News Daily, May. 27, 2014 2:14 PM

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited

Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'

News Column, May. 22, 2014

A Symbolic ‘No’ to SH 45

Council passes resolution opposing toll road

News Daily, May. 19, 2014 2:40 PM

Then There's This: Water Talk Bubbles Forth

Exploring the unknown future of Austin's water supply

News Column, May. 15, 2014

'Orange' Author: Kids Don't Belong Behind Bars

Memoirist talks about prison reform during recent visit

News Feature, May. 15, 2014

From Prisoner to Reformer

A Q&A with 'Orange Is the New Black' author Piper Kerman

News Daily, May. 9, 2014 2:58 PM

Then There's This: Decoding the Code

Next step: untangling 30 years of regulatory layers

News Column, May. 8, 2014

Vested Interests on the Dais

News Feature, May. 8, 2014

'Grandfathering' Politics

Council tentatively passes new development rules

News Daily, May. 6, 2014 2:07 PM

Then There's This: The Road to Fewer Roads

Can the latest advances in intersection designs fix Austin's gridlock?

News Column, May. 1, 2014

All About Ann

HBO spreads the legend of Ann Richards in new doc

Screens Daily, Apr. 28, 2014 9:00 AM

Creative Intersections

Candidates hear alternatives to SH 45

News Daily, Apr. 26, 2014 11:38 AM

Then There's This: Grandfathered Death Star

The Vested Rights Ordinance is new, but is it improved?

News Column, Apr. 24, 2014

Piper Kerman to Speak at CARY Benefit

Memoirist will relay 'the real story' of her year in a women's federal penitentiary

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

Then There's This: SMART Is as SMART Does

City housing program becomes a balancing act

News Column, Apr. 17, 2014

Then There's This: Saving the Baylor House

The fight to save the home of the woman who saved Clarksville

News Column, Apr. 10, 2014

Water Use Sinking, Rates Rising

Austin Water officials agree something's got to give

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

Then There's This: Faith and the Environment

Interfaith leaders push for more renewables in city's generation plan

News Column, Apr. 3, 2014

Then There's This: Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool

East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification

News Column, Mar. 27, 2014

Enviro Advocates Honored

Save Barton Creek Association hands out awards and barbecue

News Daily, Mar. 25, 2014 9:20 AM

Then There's This: Dangerous Path

Commissioners commit to $15 million toll project, minus enviro study

News Column, Mar. 20, 2014

SOS Files Complaint Against Daugherty

Group charges commissioner deleted texts and emails

News Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

'10,000KM'

Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014

'Seeds of Time'

Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'Seeds of Time'

A complex subject yields a compelling documentary

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2014 2:28 PM

Police Release More Details of Tragedy

Acevedo calls incident an 'evil' act

News Daily, Mar. 13, 2014 11:50 AM

Then There's This: Urban (Watershed) Legend

In reversal, city says new development must comply with SOS

News Column, Mar. 12, 2014

Federal Dollars Arrive for Onion Creek Buyout

Neighborhoods to return to green space

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

SXSW Film Review: '10,000KM'

A funny, sweet ode to technological relationships

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2014 12:38 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Song From the Forest'

Is it true that you can't go home again?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 1:55 PM

Then There's This: It's Our Turn Now

Women are ready to kick ass, take names, clean house

News Column, Mar. 6, 2014

Travis County Judge: Eckhardt 'Pitches' a Winning Race

Eckhardt wins brutal slugfest

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

Precinct 2: Shea Wins in a Walk

Early Night in Commissioners Race

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

A ‘Pitched’ County Judge Race

Eckhardt Wins Democratic Primary

News Daily, Mar. 5, 2014 2:14 AM

Precinct 2: Shea Wins Easily

Three-way race decided in early vote count

News Daily, Mar. 5, 2014 12:25 AM

Then There's This: Our Ill-Advised Relationship With ICE

Travis County runs a brisk deportation business, as other entitites call it quits

News Column, Feb. 27, 2014

Whither Rail Route?

Transportation officials move toward a finalized route

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

County Candidates Vow to End S-Comm

Sheriff's deportation program becomes campaign issue

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

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