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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.

46 articles in 2007   •   page 1 of 2

Foie Gras Foe Foiled!

Police nab suspect in foie gras vandalism mystery

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2007

County Crumpets & Crumbs

Travis County auditor wins award; ex-Commish makes a comeback

News Daily, Aug. 15, 2007 2:20 PM

What's Doing on Austin's Roadways

News Feature, Jul. 27, 2007


Foie gras vandals strike again

News Daily, Jul. 13, 2007 10:10 AM

Foie Gras Fracas

Animal rights activists who recently vandalized Downtown restaurants that sell duck liver or veal may be unintentionally screwing up efforts of separate animal rights campaign focusing on banning foie gras

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2007

Lege News: Keel named chief parliamentarian

Embattled House Speaker Tom Craddick taps Austin criminal defense lawyer and former state representative to serve as his chief parliamentarian, a move suggesting deepening resolve to fight further attempts at his ouster

News Feature, Jul. 6, 2007

Perry Flips on Private Property Rights

Guv vetoes bill offering protections from eminent domain

News Column, Jun. 22, 2007

'Texas Monthly' Legislative Top 10s

Best and worst of the Lone Star State

News Column, Jun. 22, 2007

On the Lege

Eminent-domain fight moves to Perry's desk

News Column, Jun. 15, 2007

Secretary of State Roger Williams Resigns

Weatherford car dealer and GOP superfundraiser may be eyeing elected office

News Daily, Jun. 13, 2007 11:34 AM

On the Lege

Looking back at the Lege through local eyes

News Column, Jun. 8, 2007

On the Lege

The last days of the session: a rebellion and a budget

News Column, Jun. 1, 2007

Final Budget: Pork for Me, Not for Thee

News Column, Jun. 1, 2007

On the Lege

When suffering the Lege, just remember: It could always be worse

News Column, May. 25, 2007

On the Lege: Freshman Watson Thrives in Senate Environment

Lege is preferable to City Hall for former mayor

News Column, May. 18, 2007

Red-Light Cameras on Trial

State Reps. Fred Hill, Carl Isett Collide Over Red-Light Cameras

News Daily, May. 16, 2007 6:51 PM

Walking the Lege

With two weeks left, the 80th runs into foul weather

News Feature, May. 11, 2007

Human Services: Consider the Children

News Feature, May. 11, 2007

On the Lege

Voter-ID bills protect voters ... by keeping them away from polls

News Column, May. 4, 2007

On the Lege

Trying to revive insurance for kids

News Column, Apr. 27, 2007

Sen. Dan Patrick: State Theologian

Blowhard legislator from Houston insists he's just misunderstood

News Feature, Apr. 19, 2007

On the Lege: TXU Meltdown

TXU says FU, then backs down

News Column, Apr. 13, 2007

On the Lege: Itty Bitty Steps

Minority Dems savor a few budget victories, and other news from the Capitol

News Column, Apr. 6, 2007

Immigration Laws Held Up at the Border

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2007

On the Lege: Budget Rollout

The budget battle begins at the Capitol

News Column, Mar. 30, 2007

On the Lege

Pro-gambling interests try their luck again; and other Lege news

News Column, Mar. 16, 2007

UT Women's Basketball Coach Jody Conradt Retires

Sports Daily, Mar. 13, 2007 10:50 AM

On the Lege

News from beneath the pink granite dome

News Column, Mar. 9, 2007

Perry's Big $$$ Ideas

The governor reaches for a legacy – is anybody listening?

News Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

The Governor's Lobbyists

Thumbnail sketches of members of Perry's money circle

News Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

On the Lege

Austin Rep. Elliott Naishtat is leading charges to protect both seniors and children this session

News Column, Feb. 23, 2007

On the Lege

Texas and Sudan: In or Out?

News Column, Feb. 16, 2007

The Merck Manual on Lobbying

Big Pharma cares... about Rick Perry's reelection.

News Daily, Feb. 14, 2007 2:20 PM

On the Lege

The Cervical Wars Part I: Perry, HPV, and the Politics of Cancer

News Column, Feb. 9, 2007

Is Perry's HPV Order Illegal?

One legal expert says Gov. Perry overstepped his authority with the HPV order; another says the authority doesn't even exist.

News Daily, Feb. 7, 2007 11:42 AM

Perry: Sell the Lottery

Perry Wants to Sell State Lottery

News Daily, Feb. 6, 2007 12:37 PM

Perry's Vaccination Order Raises Questions

Perry Orders HPV Vaccine

News Daily, Feb. 5, 2007 4:41 PM

Chipping Away at Tough CHIP Requirements

House Dems call for repeal of tough eligibility requirements for working parents seeking health assistance for their uninsured children

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2007

On the Lege

Rose, Dukes rewarded for standing with Craddick

News Column, Feb. 2, 2007

On the Lege

Austin's freshman senator picks up plum assignments

News Column, Jan. 26, 2007

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