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Final Column

Do not stand at my grave and weep – I'm just heading off into the unknown

Amy Smith, Aug. 21, 2014

The Awesome Power of Women

Political group aims to increase voter turnout and so much more

Amy Smith, Aug. 14, 2014

Preferential Treatment

Schwab wins incentives from county – when do we say 'time out'?

Amy Smith, Aug. 7, 2014

A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT

An ethics complaint and a vote against the first major part of the Imagine Austin plan

Amy Smith, Jul. 31, 2014

Suffer the Little Children

Some Texas communities turn their backs as young refugees seek protection

Amy Smith, Jul. 24, 2014

Whither Vested Rights?

Rejection of first case under new regs portends cloudy future

Amy Smith, Jul. 17, 2014

Reimagining the South Waterfront

South Central Waterfront Init­i­ative creates a long-term development vision

Amy Smith, Jul. 10, 2014

Save Water From Ourselves

Task force urges 'aggressive' conservation and reuse strategies

Jul. 3, 2014

Density in the Floodplain

Ignoring staff warnings, Council approves variance for office tower

Amy Smith, Jun. 26, 2014

Split Views on ADUs

'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext pack

Amy Smith, Jun. 19, 2014

County Folds on Tax Fight

Commissioners kick can down the road by opting to study appraisal system

Amy Smith, Jun. 12, 2014

No Praise For Appraisal Process

Disparities in property values could prompt protest from county

Amy Smith, Jun. 5, 2014

The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner

Auditor's report could have a chilling effect on city boards and commissions

Amy Smith, May. 29, 2014

Highway 45 Revisited

Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'

Amy Smith, May. 22, 2014

Water Talk Bubbles Forth

Exploring the unknown future of Austin's water supply

Amy Smith, May. 15, 2014

Decoding the Code

Next step: untangling 30 years of regulatory layers

Amy Smith, May. 8, 2014

The Road to Fewer Roads

Can the latest advances in intersection designs fix Austin's gridlock?

Amy Smith, May. 1, 2014

Grandfathered Death Star

The Vested Rights Ordinance is new, but is it improved?

Amy Smith, Apr. 24, 2014

SMART Is as SMART Does

City housing program becomes a balancing act

Amy Smith, Apr. 17, 2014

Saving the Baylor House

The fight to save the home of the woman who saved Clarksville

Amy Smith, Apr. 10, 2014

Faith and the Environment

Interfaith leaders push for more renewables in city's generation plan

Amy Smith, Apr. 3, 2014

East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification

Amy Smith, Mar. 27, 2014

Dangerous Path

Commissioners commit to $15 million toll project, minus enviro study

Amy Smith, Mar. 20, 2014

Urban (Watershed) Legend

In reversal, city says new development must comply with SOS

Amy Smith, Mar. 12, 2014

It's Our Turn Now

Women are ready to kick ass, take names, clean house

Amy Smith, Mar. 6, 2014

Our Ill-Advised Relationship With ICE

Travis County runs a brisk deportation business, as other entitites call it quits

Amy Smith, Feb. 27, 2014

Working Man of Green Gables

Condo developer targeted for claims of unpaid wages, unsafe conditions

Amy Smith, Feb. 20, 2014

Extreme Sprawl

SH 45 toll road hawks back in the driver's seat

Amy Smith, Feb. 13, 2014

Hard, Coal Reality

Breaking up with Fayette Power is hard to do, AE officials say

Amy Smith, Feb. 6, 2014

Still High Water

After losing everything in the flood, onion creek residents still have nothing

Amy Smith, Jan. 30, 2014

War on Wendy

When it comes to Wendy Davis, there's a whole bunch of mansplaining going on

Amy Smith, Jan. 23, 2014

A planned subdivision and code conflict spawn enviro headache

Amy Smith, Jan. 16, 2014

Clouds Over Solar

Is AE throwing shade at sun-powered energy?

Amy Smith, Jan. 9, 2014

Do Kids Count?

State leaders don't walk the talk on children

Amy Smith, Dec. 27, 2013

The Big C Stands for Corruption

Even after reforms at CPRIT, Rick Perry still remains in charge

Amy Smith, Dec. 19, 2013

Then There's This – Poor People to AE: We're Not Deadbeats

New ordinance gives needy ratepayers a payment plan they can work with

Amy Smith, Dec. 12, 2013

Turf Fight at Auditorum Shores

Dog owners challenge city's plan to shrink off-leash play space

Amy Smith, Dec. 5, 2013

The Road of Many Sagas

As SH 45 revs up (again), group sues for commissioner's emails

Amy Smith, Nov. 27, 2013

Sex on Campus

In lawsuit, Kearney says UT administrators unfairly singled her out while ignoring others' indiscretions

Amy Smith, Nov. 21, 2013

High and Dry

When it rains it pours, but the drought doesn't budge an inch

Amy Smith, Nov. 14, 2013

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