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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.

37 articles in 2010

Raising Hell Over Razing Holly

Two companies cry foul over the city's bid process

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2010

'Tis the Season To Demolish Holly

Unanswered questions cast a shadow over bidding process for Holly plant demolition

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2010

Commissioners Court: Incumbents Stay Put

Some precinct returns reflect red discontent in blue county

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2010

Early Returns for Commissioners Court

Incumbents safe so far

News Daily, Nov. 2, 2010 7:46 PM

EMS Group Rescinds Eckhardt Endorsement

Eckhardt loses backers over support of response-time study

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2010

Buttross Hit With Lawsuit

Former employees file claim against county commissioner candidate

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2010

Memorial Set for Karen Dickey

Photographer captured politicians and wildlife

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2010

Bedside Manner: The Restless Reader

What are we reading?

Books Daily, Oct. 18, 2010 1:21 PM

Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2: Toll Roads, Taxes, TYC

With minor opposition, Eckhardt is setting priorities for next term

News Feature, Oct. 15, 2010

Waterboarded in South Austin

Polly Parsons is still getting hassled by water supplier

News Feature, Sep. 24, 2010

Sober Living Dealt Splash of Cold Water

Staying dry would be easier without the extra heat

News Feature, Sep. 17, 2010

Bradford-Nohra Ruling Leads to Sequel

Hyde Park neighborhood fights Hyde Park family over Hyde Park home, Part II

News Feature, Aug. 27, 2010

Suspended in Time

The community song of Wilson Street awaits its next refrain

News Feature, Aug. 13, 2010

Travis County

Same song, with slight variation of lyrics

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2010


Travis County public health board ponders budget

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2010

The Tipping Point

Austin and Travis County fail to deliver mental health care

News Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

Living La Vida Local

Giving back to those who give back

News Feature, May. 21, 2010

How to Get Connected? First, Be Connected ...

MoveOn and the Coffee Party raise the stakes on corporate lobbying reform

News Feature, May. 14, 2010

'Intrigue' Visits Local Census Effort

Data on homeless count remains a mystery until next year

News Feature, Apr. 9, 2010

City Loses Appeal in Property Case

City is considering taking the case to Texas Supreme Court

News Feature, Apr. 2, 2010

AWPC: Women's Caucus = Women's Endorsement

AWPC returns to its feminist roots, but not everyone's happy

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2010

The Living Room of the Nation

Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2010

NY Export: Opus Jazz

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2010

Precinct 4 Race Saw an 'Erosion of Power'

Gómez won the election but lost her progressive base

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2010

Travis County Commissioner: Gómez Pulls Through for Another Term

Alvarez forces Gómez to get tough

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Harnessing social media's potential for political change

Screens Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

Gómez Goes Negative

Precinct 4 race heats up

News Daily, Mar. 1, 2010 5:16 PM

Give Us Your Two Census

It's that time of the decade again

News Feature, Feb. 26, 2010

AWPC Conundrum

Women's group ponders its future with parent organization

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2010

County Commissioner Precinct 4: New Guard vs. Old

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2010

Planisphere: New Poems & In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961-1991

The latest from two celebrated elder statesmen of poetry

Books Review, Feb. 5, 2010

Fundraising Battle in Precinct 4

City Hall influence showing up in county commissioner's race

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2010

Nonprofit Offers Free Tax Assistance

News Feature, Jan. 22, 2010

Precinct 4: It's Good to Be the Incumbent

Challenging an incumbent is a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it

News Feature, Jan. 15, 2010

Fero Helped Make, Break Political Careers

Kelly Fero was a trusted adviser to many politicians

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2010

Top 9 State Stories

News Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

Top 9 Enviro Stories

News Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

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