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May 12, 2006

Volume 25, Number 37

 
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  • Looking for Cheap Dirt

    Trying to make housing 'affordable' has a whole lot to do with the facts on the ground

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • ELECTION NOTES

    • Election Notes

      The propositions and beyond
  • Defending a 290 Toll

    Engineer over US 290 West project through Oak Hill sticks up for future toll project

    BY KIMBERLY REEVES

  • Triumph in the Lege?

    Lawmakers could pass tax legislation before it's curtains on Tuesday, handing the governor and lawmakers something to crow about when they return to the campaign trail

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Cleanliness, Godliness, and Money

    Critics charge that Clean Water Clean Government's finances are a bit murky

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Who's Buying the Votes?

    The C&E reports show whose money is funding which campaigns

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Honoring B Rapoport

    Center for Public Policy Priorities to recognize legendary Texas philanthropist

    BY FRANK RIVERA

  • Sewer Politics in Rollingwood

    Community's mayoral race just a snippet of larger, incestuous tale involving some of Austin's most prominent players in regional planning, politics, and pork

    BY AMY SMITH

  • ACC Race

    A tangled web of work relationships roils the Kaplan / Mejia-Dietche contest

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • Weed Watch

    North Dakota could be first state to issue farmers licenses to grow industrial hemp; and Limbaugh off the hook

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Election Tidbits

    Incorrect polling place notice; early voting surges; Williamson Co. elections chief steps down
  • Endorsements

  • Naked City

    Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
  • Props Forum Gets Down and Dirty

    Props 1 and 2 supporters and opponents prove themselves talented beer-drinkers, chip-eaters, and yellers at Democracy for Texas forum

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • ELECTION NOTES

  • Beside the Point

    Dollars in the details

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • The Hightower Report

    Librarians Battle For Freedom; and a Gusher From Exxon Mobil

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food
  • Musicians on the Menu

    In concert or in the kitchen, these locals have the chops

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Food-o-File

    Journey into my misuse of "journeyman"; plus, Phil and Amy buddy up on Burnet Road; Mother's Day; and more

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Wine of the Week

    Alamos

    BY WES MARSHALL

music
screens
arts & culture
  • Getting Physical

    Anna Deavere Smith returns to Austin to investigate the resilience of the human body

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Finding Writer's Voice

    Suzan-Lori Parks isn't coasting, 'cause she's still listening

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Art of the Pot

    Art of the Pot, the annual showcase of local and national pottery, is here for your Mother's Day weekend family activity and gifting pleasure

    BY RACHEL KOPER

  • Cultural Benefits

    Blue Lapis Light and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and Miniature Golf Tournament host fundraisers for their respective creative enterprises

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Dance Repertory Theatre

    UT resident student dance company Dance Repertory Theatre makes the leap to the national stage, as in the Kennedy Center, via the 2006 National College Dance Festival

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Funniest Person in Austin Semifinals

    Wayne Alan Brenner describes being a judge for one of the semifinal rounds of the 2006 Funniest Person in Austin Contest at Cap City Comedy Club

    BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

  • Arts Reviews

columns
  • Page Two: Unreasonable Discourse

    When it's 'good vs. evil,' political discourse is impossible

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Letters @ 3AM

    Apart from the boycott, and separate from it, the theme of May 1 was, over and over: Register and vote.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Stephen takes off the gloves, throws down the gauntlet, and whips out the wire hangers. Dang.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Correcting keratoconus and other cornea-related concerns

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    E-mail privacy: Can my boss read my e-mails?

    BY BRANDY WINGATE AND LUKE ELLIS

  • Day Trips

    The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin houses nearly 800 animals representing every continent except Antarctica

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    Puggles, Labradoodles, and Christopher Columbus

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Oops!

    Our latest batch
  • Feedback

    Letters to the editor, published daily
books
sports
  • Soccer Watch

    The 2006 World Cup is just around the corner, the European leagues wind down, and more

    BY NICK BARBARO

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