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Amy Smith

Amy Smith has been writing about Austin policy and politics for over 20 years. She joined The Austin Chronicle in 1996.

13 articles in 2001

Letters at 20 Years

Some 'Postmarks' Writers Just Don't Know When to Quit … God Bless 'Em

Features Feature, Sep. 7, 2001

Deep Blues From Gatesville

Amy Smith thought a judge would give her two years max for possession of crack cocaine; why is she doing 20?

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Naked City

The Human Rights Campaign throws its annual fundraiser and honors gay-rights leaders.

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2001

Throw the Switch

City Planners Consider Options on the Seaholm Power Plant

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2001

Looking to the Future

Screens Feature, Mar. 2, 2001

Double Jeopardy

The state of Texas jailed Cuban exile Carlos Lavernia for 16 years for a crime he did not commit. Now the INS might send him back to Cuba.

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2001

New Forensics, New Laws

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2001

Naked City

The James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act wins approval at a House committee hearing, after several hours of emotional testimony.

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2001

Naked City

The James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act makes a comeback in the 77th legislative session.

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2001

Naked City

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department makes a timely hire: Jeff Francell, formerly of the Nature Conservancy as head of its land acquisition program.

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2001

Renewing the Rainbow

A Preview of the Gay / Lesbian Right Lobby Agenda for the 77th Legislature

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2001

Naked City

CSC now plans to sublet office space at new downtown headquarters

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

Naked City

Amy Smith handicaps the probable upcoming mayoral race.

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

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