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Perry Campaign: Double Duties and Revolving Doors
Should we be expecting a large number of resignations from the Governor's Office on Tuesday? After all, several current members of Gov. Rick Perry's official staff are joining his campaign staff. And obviously the governor's office would not want any implication out there that he is managing his presidential run out of his capitol offices.

1:06PM Sun. Sep. 4, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

City Budget time! By now you’ve hopefully paged through our examination of the city budget, coming to the dais Sept. 12. After the jump, a recap of recent citizen input on the omnibus measure, and inklings of what budget adoption may look like.

3:53PM Fri. Sep. 2, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Longhorn Ethics
Is the Longhorn Network a fan club or a sports news operation? Well, that may depend on what ESPN wants it to be, and Deadspin and AwfulAnnouncing.com have both called the sports broadcasting leviathan out for including this weekend's UT/Rice game in their college football top 25 preview page.

3:45PM Thu. Sep. 1, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

F1 Moves to November 2012
Ending months of speculation, the date for the inaugural Formula One Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas has been pushed back: The new date is November 18, 2012.

1:53PM Wed. Aug. 31, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/31/11
We’re still unpacking the news from last week’s City Council meeting, and one notable bit concerned what council didn’t do: take any action on the Downtown Plan, which was punted to October 6. The biggest concern lies in the CURE/Density Bonus dichotomy, which city staff shed a little light on recently.

1:35PM Wed. Aug. 31, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Sparks Grants Temporary Injunction in Ultrasound Case
Federal Judge Sam Sparks today issued an order, granting a temporary injunction against the state's new ultrasound-before-abortion law, set to take effect Sept. 1.

4:21PM Tue. Aug. 30, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

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Giving in the Heat
Yesterday you good people stepped up to the heat at our annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival to help the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas: Today, the homeless animals of Austin need your help as the Austin Humane Society finds itself in dire need. Their AC has burnt out, and they need homes for their animals now.

4:30PM Mon. Aug. 29, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Passion of the Kinky
When we heard that Kinky Friedman was getting back into political punditry, we had one thought: What's he selling now? Whatever it was, seems someone isn't buying, because he is backing away from last week's headline-grabbing endorsement of Gov. Rick Perry for president.

1:48PM Mon. Aug. 29, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/29/11
If the City Council approves a raise for the City Manager and no one hears it, does it make a sound? That riddle’s on the Hustle’s mind after council’s procedural, cut-and-dry approach to a raise for City Manager Marc Ott last week.

12:32PM Mon. Aug. 29, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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Playback – Dead Man Walking: Jimmy LaFave As terminal cancer ticks down Jimmy LaFave’s life, he says the show must go on
Review: Review: Kuneho Does Paul Qui's new concept offer redemption?
Record Store Day Unearths a Roky Erickson Rarity Reanimating one of the great Austin tributes
Dawn of the Code CodeNEXT maps released by city staff, presented to Council