In this year's historic expansion of the City Council, the creative sector wants to be sure that its role in Austin's economy and quality of life are understood are taken seriously. So the Austin Creative Alliance, Austin Music People, and the Austin Technology Council have teamed to sponsor their own series of candidate forums. Read More | Comment »
Scotland is on the brink of radical transformation. As we write, the people of Scotland are debating the future of their country. At stake is the preservation of the United Kingdom. Scots will go to the polls on 18th September 2014 to vote whether Scotland should be an independent country. Read More | Comment »
Update: The City of Austin Planning Commission meets at 6pm, tomorrow, August 26, in Room 325 of One Texas Center to vote on a zoning change for the International Modern house at 3805 Red River. The change has been recommended by the Texas Historic Landmark Commission. Read More | Comment »
Entering Room 325 of One Texas Center on Monday night, one had the idea that this routine meeting of the Texas Historic Landmark Commission was more well-attended than most. As the room quickly filled, there was buzz was about one property – Case No. CH14-2014-0007, the long-beloved, creme stucco International Moderne house at 3805 Red River. Read More | Comment »
If you’ve been following the Chronicle’s continuing coverage of the SB 5 battle – and judging by our exploding pageview count, a heck of a lot of you have been – then you know we’ve been tracking every high and low, every ebb and flow of this ever-developing story. Read More | Comment »
International tensions again flared this morning as a North Korean daily released photos of Kim Jong-Un planning a strike of several U.S. targets. Along with Hawaii and D.C., Jong-Un seems to have a beef with Austin. In a town known for its laid-back attitude, many are wondering why he holds Austin in such Il regard. Read More | Comment »
First, an admission. From the time I was a little boy, I fantasized about getting married. Back then, it was all cupcakes and pretty flowers – child's thoughts on what love meant. But growing up queer in small town Texas, the promise of love eventually soured. Guilt and self-loathing popped the bubbles of romance. Read More | Comment »
Celebrities. They're just like us. Except when we want to help our fine feathered, furred, and finned friends, we usually log some time at Pets Alive! and call it a day. Celebrities, on the other hand, make headlines. Read More | Comment »
As adults, so many of us struggle to reconcile our real lives with the ones we envisioned when we were young. Generally, we associate this concept with career or family aspirations that haven’t quite panned out. But as Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith show in the documentary TINY: A Story About Living Small, the concept of home is no different. Read More | Comment »
The jury reached a verdict Thursday in the fatal hit-and-run of Courtney Griffin. Former capitol staffer Gabrielle Nestande has been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, punishable up to 10 years in state jail.
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When traveling from the Southwest to Austin, we recommend avoiding the area in red.
Tonight's Fiona Apple show at ACL Live at Moody Theater has been postponed. Purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date (to be announced). See "Apple Busted for Hash in West Texas" for more. Read More | Comment »