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January 21, 2000

Volume 19, Number 21

 
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  • Hitting the Pavement

    Building SH 130 is still being considered in terms of costs, routes, and whether it will be a toll road.

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • A Grave Injustice

    Small Houston funeral home operator claims state agency is coming down hard on him while going easy on funeral giant SCI.

    BY ROBERT BRYCE

  • Off the Desk

    Willie Lewis announces his re-election bid for city council, opposing Thomas Hollywood Henderson and police officer Danny Thomas; Intel is looking for land in Austin, SOS is being honored for smart growth work.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Council Watch

    Council moves out of City Hall annex, addresses the needs of poor, examines csc's record on hiring minority contractors, approves neighborhood proposal for the chamption tract, names a designer of the Mexican American Culture Center.

    BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

  • Media Clips

    After working out some of its kinks, Austin's all-news cable channel, News 8, earns a high "C" for constant availability, lengthy news segments, and decent-quality programming.

    BY LEE NICHOLS

food
  • Beefed-up

    "This is food you know; there are no surprises," Chronicle food writer Barbara Chisholm declares about Ray's Steakhouse.

    BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

  • Food-o-File

    The new year has brought several big changes among Austin's restaurants; Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood provides the details.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Wine

    In this week's installment of the weekly dining guide Second Helpings, Chronicle food writer Wes Marshall covers Austin's best wine stores.
  • Food Reviews

music
screens
  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Swiss documentary maker Richard Dindo considers himself a "portraitist or biographer of those who are no longer with us." This week, he brings two films : about revolutionary Che Guevara and writer Jean Genet : to town as part of the Austin Film Society's Texas Documentary Tour.

    BY ANNE S. LEWIS

  • Short Cuts

    Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    David E. Kelley is one of the most gifted and powerful television writers of the late Nineties : so why is he wasting his talents on trips around the belly buttons of the most self-obsessed, spoiled creatures ever created for the small screen?

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

arts & culture
columns
  • Page Two

    Don't be afraid of State Highway 130.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Don't look to the past, don't repeat other's mistakes, and don't read the Chronicle's movie reviews.
  • Public Notice

    Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Letters at 3AM

    High school students comment on the meaning of the new millennium.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Day Trips

    Huntsville ... it's more than just a prison town!

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Go high-stakes shopping with Dodie Kazanjian in her new book.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Confounding logic, punchlines, and baking tips.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Coach's Corner

    Any Given Sunday bites, but no worse than the Coach's prognostications last week. Old wisdom: The Colts are the best in the league. New wisdom: Titans may be for real.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • About AIDS

    Where to get free, anonymous HIV testing in Austin.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • The Luv Doc: Sandwich Bags and Chocolate Syrup

    Get offline, go out amongst the people, and try really hard not to be a douchebag

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