Best of Austin More 2007 Critics Politics & Personalities Best Political Theatre: Rep. Pat Haggerty's Quorum-Busting Walk-Out Best at Restoring Some Faith in Law Enforcement: Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski Best Government Defender of Open Government: Attorney General Greg Abbott Best Rain-or-Shine Anti-War Campaigners: Women in Black Feistiest Neighborhood Rebellion: Arms Around Northcross, Responsible Growth for Northcross Hunkiest Mayor: Will Wynn Best Guardians for Keeping SoCo Locally Owned: Rob Lippincott, Abe Zimmerman, Stan Biderman Best Brother and Sister Team Bringing National Attention to Austin: Liz Lambert and Lou Lambert Most Sincere Embodiment of Old Austin: Brooks Brannon Best Lobbyist Who's Not in It for the Money: Anne Dunkelberg Best Hope for the Future: APD Chief Art Acevedo Best Visiting Activist: Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project Best Neighborhood Gift to Austin: Town Lake Park Best Unsung Hero: Keith Hampton Most Iconoclastic Neighborhood Association: Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association Best City-Owned Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery Best Closure: Holly Power Plant Best Legacy of Triumph Out of Tragedy: The Mitchie Mitchell Foundation Most Civil Liberating Lady: Lisa Graybill Best New Crossover Hit: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge Best Hammers of Justice: Austin Pride Build 2007

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Best Rubber-Elvis-Wig-Wearing Messenger to the People: Dave the Guadalupe Sign Guy

Someone holding a cardboard sign by the side of the road normally means either a political campaign or a plea for help. But around the junction of 38th and Guadalupe, where Dave often stands clad in his trademark tie-dyed shirt and rubber Elvis wig, it means smile. They can be charming, cheerful, even challenging ("Austin, are you weird enough?"), but all the homemade signs he holds up are there for no better reason than cheering up drivers on their dreary commute.

Dave the Guadalupe Sign Guy, Corner of Guadalupe & 38th

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