"...Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Starring: K.J..."
"...You’ll recognize me at Mack Brown’s Monday morning press conference as the reporter sucking on his green pen trying to bring it back to life. Brown’s catchphrase for the week is “imposter,” and I sure felt like one as I wandered among the media regulars at Bellmont Hall..."
"...Recently signed to the Catamount label, her third CD Sleepy Eyed Sailor comes out at the end of March. (Saengerrunde Hall, 11pm) -- Jim Caligiuri..."
"...Chino XL, Here to Save You All (American) Andy Langer's Local Top Ten 1. Doyle Bramhall II (Geffen)..."
"...The CD is on Berlin-based Zensor Musikproduktion and won't otherwise be available in the US... New albums from Elliott Murphy and Michael Hall are out this week on DejaDisc....."
"...The hometown and baby face remain, as does Treviño's sweet-voiced croon and country-pop playfulness, and most importantly of all, his fervent audience. (Austin Music Hall, 10pm) -- Raoul Hernandez..."
"...D: Caroline Thompson; with Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall...."
"...• Gig-poster artists from around the world come together for the Flatstock poster show, which begins today at 2pm and will be open Friday and Saturday, 11am-6pm, at the Convention Center's Exhibit Hall 4. The free, public event also features live music each day, including local underage phenomenon Residual Kid on Friday, 4pm, and equally homegrown classical-pop orchestra Mother Falcon on Saturday at 5:30...."
"...In fact, city officials have argued that if anyone screwed the pooch on the settlement, it was actually Loewy, who, after the mediation was over, came out to say that the settlement was the city's way of acknowledging wrongdoing. That clearly ticked off the folks at City Hall – most settlements have a no-fault caveat attached..."
"...7]. I don't care if you protest; I don't care if you disrupt town hall meetings..."
"...Songbirds, squirrels, and lizards: Welcome! If critters could read, that's how they'd interpret the "Certified Wildlife Habitat" signs dotting yards around Austin. The Jester Estates neighborhood recently took first place in the city of Austin's Habitat Challenge, encouraging people to create pocket habitats in their own back yards..."
"...Exempting the previously discussed business regarding the Morales murder (APD sure did screw the pooch there), it's been a regular love-in at City Hall this morning. First, self-described consumer advocate and environmental activist Paul Robbins – a prickly-pear if ever there was one – was read a proclamation by Lee Leffingwell naming Downtown's first district chilling plant for him. "This may be the first award the city ever gave for stubbornness," said Robbins, whose spent 30 years advocating for smart energy policy in Austin (his Austin Environmental Directory is here)..."
"... What's your opinion on the city's budget priorities? If you're one of 12,000 randomly selected households, you can let City Hall know. With budget season well under way (see "Beside the Point," p.18 for details), the city will be sending out surveys to gauge the citizenry's opinion on the fiscal year 2008 budget like, where the hell's all the money for it? Three hundred people will also be selected for a phone survey..."
"...DOGGIE STYLE Lounging in the lounge at the Four Seasons recently, I viewed a large collection of fine jewelry for canines from DoggieWorks.com. For the best-dressed pooch in town, partners Stacy Paulson, an interior decorator who also owns the stylish Home Works store in Tarrytown (www.abouthomeworks.com), and Katy Gaffney, entrepreneur and chair of the gala for the Texas Film Hall of Fame, have produced unusual and delightful dog collars of glass beads, crystals, and pearls..."
"...If nothing else, the lingering dispute over a proposed six-month pilot off-leash period for dogs in West Austin Park demonstrates that dog poop and the threat of dog bites can generate more tension in one neighborhood than a family custody battle. After a March 5 community meeting on the issue drew 150 residents and a cadre of City Hall celebrities, a volunteer committee of residents, supposedly divided evenly between supporters and opponents of the trial, formed to develop a tentative plan of operation..."
"...So what has brought so much attention to the game now? The answer lies in a comic called Hikaru no Go (Hikaru's Go) that uses Go as its theme." Hmmmm, there's that comic influence again. Locally, Great Hall Games features a large selection of Go stones and boards, as well as "Shogi" or Japanese chess sets, and extensive WWII miniature figures..."
"...Nothing could be further from the truth. But until all people can accept the differences in others as being our strength rather than weakness, we shall never know peace...."
"...He's a major player in what's going on in Austin's core. I challenge him publicly, if he wants to hang on to that gain, to see that Austin builds a downtown SRO for entry-level workers, a facility which would provide the equivalent of housing provided in every city of any size by the YMCA and YWCAs during this nation's urbanization last century until the 1960s when the Ys mysteriously gave up their mission..."
"... Mixed Notes You may have heard rumors that this was coming, but you probably didn't believe your ears. It's true, though; the Lumberyard, that big ol' country dance hall in Round Rock, is now booking "alternative" nights on Wednesdays. New manager Mike Webb says that "Since there's no place in North Austin and Round Rock that has that kind of music, we thought we'd give it a try." The Jels, Million Sellers, and Dilly are tentatively set to play the first Wednesday show October 9....."