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January 26, 2001

Volume 20, Number 22

features

  • Austin Timeline

    From Prehistory to the Present
  • By Any Other Name

    The history of Austin's cherished landmarks reveals the extent to which chance plays a part in who among their namesakes we remember and which fade with time.

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • The Fantastic and Utterly Disreputable History of the Bevy of Sin Known as Guy Town

    Before downtown Austin had the Warehouse District, it had the Whorehouse District: a notorious neighborhood of brothels and fandango houses called Guy Town.

    BY IAN QUIGLEY

  • Mapping Calle Ancha

    The Avenue That Existed Before That Big Parking Lot in the Sky, I-35, Was Built

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Life at the Cha-Cha Palace

    Stephen MacMillan Moser takes a trip down the yellow brick-laid, disco ball-lit memory lane in the world of Austin's Seventies Disco scene.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Killer Reputation

    Murders from Austin's not quite forgotten past

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • Bygone Buildings

    Right in the booming heart of Austin, folks can still find evidence of times past. Devin Greaney explores some of Austin's abandoned haunts.

    BY DEVIN GREANEY

news

  • Naked City

    A farewell to Federal Judge Lucius Bunton III

    BY LOUIS DUBOSE

  • Signs of Other Times

    A photographic guide to some of the markers that still point to parts of Austin that have disappeared.
  • The Hightower Lowdown

    High Tech Brought Low; All Expenses Paid

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

  • The Flight of the Night Bird

    Harry Akin opened for business on Christmas Eve, 1932, selling hamburgers for 15 cents apiece. Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals how Akin turned his hamburger stand into Austin's former restaurant empire.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Gardens of Eden

    Entertainment has always been a keystone of Austin's identity, Cuisines writer Rachel Feit observes. And among Austin's numerous diversions were German beer gardens.

    BY RACHEL FEIT

  • Food-o-File

    Why Virginia B. Wood's first culinary epiphany got her in big trouble.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Staying Power

    Austin Restaurants Open for 35 Years or More

music

screens

the arts

  • Livin' Lavaca Loca

    In the early Eighties, back when Jay Leno was still funny, he and a number of now-big name comics told jokes at a little place on Lavaca called the Comedy Workshop. Being there changed the life of one person, who recalls what it was like.

    BY ANGELA DAVIS

  • Articulations

    The Texas Cultural Trust Council announces a new set of honors for native and residents of the Lone Star State, the Texas Medal of the Arts Awards, and the recipients of the first awards.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Welcome to the Austin That Was.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Postmarks

    Global Warming, Public Schools, and Jazz a la Zorn.
  • Public Notice

    This week's Public Notice gets cranky on the bike tip and pedals a worldview geared to a slower pace. Hynuk!

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • After a Fashion

    The Style Avatar expounds on the First Family Jewels.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    More interest for your memory banks.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    The slow-cooking tradition of Joel's Bar-B-Q outside Flatonia.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    HIV and Sexual Behavior
  • Coach's Corner

    A guide for the younger generation: Sick of hearing about Woodstock? Recreate all of its dubious glories at this year's Super Bowl party.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: A Sexual Savant

    On the dangers of following someone into a dark basement

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books