Developers float a proposal to reduce the size of the Green Water Treatment Plant on Town Lake and build something more profitable there, but they'll have to get in line -- the city already sees the site as a prime location for the new central library.
Following a vote by the conference of Catholic Bishops to include many reproductive services in its list of "intrinsically immoral" practices, Seton Health Care Services says it will have to re-negotiate its lease with the city for Brackenridge Hospital, which currently contracts out such services.
For most of the past 200 years, there was one path to becoming a chef, Chronicle Cuisines writer Mick Vann observes. Young European men apprenticed themselves as teenagers and learned the culinary arts from the ground up. But with the advent of cooking schools, the role of chef has been legitimized into a respected profession, and a chef today can make a very handsome salary. Chefs can now attain the status of a rock star.
News of the death of longtime Austin actress Judi Sklar Becker and the birth of a new era at Hyde Park Theatre, with Ken Webster as Producing Artistic Director, Subterranean Theatre Company as producing company in residence, and Austin Script Works as a producing partner for FronteraFest.
Trust Us, We're Experts!: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future looks like it's good for you. But it's not a didactic or joyless read. John Stauber, the book's co-author, will be at BookPeople on Monday, June 25, at 7pm.