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July 21, 2006

Volume 25, Number 47

 
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  • LAS MANITAS

    • My Migas, My City

      As Downtown development explodes, Las Manitas Avenue Cafe and its neighbors face an uncertain future

      BY KATHERINE GREGOR

  • LAS MANITAS

    • Homemade History

      Las Manitas, the Pérez sisters, and a usable past

      BY KATHERINE GREGOR

  • HD 48: Where's Ben?

    Considered the favorite six months ago to capture the House District 48 seat vacated by Todd Baxter, Republican Ben Bentzin has all but disappeared from the playing field

    BY AMY SMITH

  • EMS: Let 'em rest

    In an effort to reduce fatigue, Austin-Travis Co. EMS begins a new, more flexible work schedule.

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • GOP Redistricting: Hosing down the ballot

    The implications of three Republicans – Henry Bonilla, Lamar Smith, and Michael McCaul – all based somewhere else and representing Travis County, aren't merely about the county's representation in Congress. In a world of old-fashioned partisan politics, changing of guard also has down-ballot implications.

    BY KIMBERLY REEVES

  • Weed Watch: Goose Creek Police Geese

    Nearly three years after police in Charleston, S.C., suburb made guns-drawn high school raid, ACLU announces federal court has approved 'landmark settlement with students who sued school officials and police

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • WilCo Lawsuit

    Judge rules for third time in favor of Williamson Co. over Gary Griffin, granting motion for summary judgment in 368th District Court

    BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

  • Naked City

    Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
  • Point Austin: Blue Goes Red

    The GOP-proposed redistricting map takes another nasty shot at Travis County voters

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Beside the Point

    City Council summer cheat sheet

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • The Hightower Report

    The Government's Sick War on Marijuana; and Pumping Out More Advertising

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

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  • Page Two: Things Blow Up for No Reason

    Still weekly, free, and a little stunned, we enter our 25th year

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Letters @ 3AM

    Ban what you please, although the current campaign against secondhand smoke will not prevent the 21st-century universe from killing us. It merely provides the illusion of safety.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Austin designer Jerri Kunz on plastic trees and the shoeless

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Day Trips

    The Rio Chama is a beautiful day-trip destination in nearby New Mexico

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • To Your Health

    Laboratory testing is one of the most important aspects of modern medicine

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    Protective orders – how can they help?

    BY LUKE ELLIS

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    Try Domino's reindeer sausage pizza ... in Iceland.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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