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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.

44 articles in 2011   •   page 1 of 2

Look What Blew In

City scores $900,000 after $400,000 loss

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2011 8:18 PM

Point Austin: Activate This!

One insider's fight to make 'good old liberal Austin the city it thinks it is'

News Column, Dec. 29, 2011

Point Austin: Season of Discontent

Bungling a high-profile project is not the best way to ask for a raise

News Column, Dec. 15, 2011

Politics Gift Guide: Warm the Cockles of a Special Someone's Heart

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

Point Austin: Storm Surge

Finger-pointing follows lost fed funds for Weatherization Assistance Program

News Column, Dec. 1, 2011

Point Austin: Suburban Nightmare

PromiseLand West amphitheatre plans drown out neighborhood opposition

News Column, Nov. 17, 2011

No Biscoe on the Ballot in 2014

County judge says he won't seek re-election

News Daily, Nov. 10, 2011 3:57 PM

Dead End for Wilson Street

Redevelopment brings the axe to Wilson Street bungalows

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2011

Bradford-Nohra No More

103-year-old home bites the dust

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2011

Point Austin: Buckle Up

The 20-year argument over SH 45 resumes apace

News Column, Nov. 3, 2011

Where Do I Vote on Election Day?

Voters have their choice of polling sites this year

News Feature, Nov. 3, 2011

AE Rate Hike Opponents Say 'Do It Over'

Opponents say Austin Energy's proposal is 'upside-down and backwards'

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

Point Austin: The Tree in the Way

Commission decision could lead to changes in tree ordinance

News Column, Oct. 20, 2011

Point Austin: Imagine Affordability

Imagine an Austin in which everyone can afford to live

News Column, Oct. 6, 2011

How Green Is Our Austin?

The city turns green with 100% renewable energy

News Feature, Sep. 29, 2011

Point Austin: Electric Shock

Austin Energy's 'regressive' proposed rate increase brings out little guys and their advocates

News Column, Sep. 22, 2011

Bedside Manner: Finishing What You Start

Words to fall asleep by

Books Daily, Sep. 18, 2011 3:55 PM

Drought? What Drought?

Just because we have a huge water supply doesn't mean we have to use it

News Feature, Sep. 1, 2011

History Removed

Art-deco facade disappears from 1940s building

News Feature, Sep. 1, 2011

First Project Under New Ordinance Gets Nod

Project in Barton Springs Zone wins unanimous council approval

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2011

Spears' Retirement Creates Rare Vacancy

Tax assessor-collector leaving office a year early

News Feature, Aug. 4, 2011

Will Spears Run or Retire?

News Feature, Jul. 28, 2011

Two Hotels for the Price of ... Two?

Convention center hotels seek city waivers

News Feature, Jul. 7, 2011

Tovo's Triumph

Place 3 winner pledges to look out 'for the public interest, not special interest'

News Feature, Jun. 23, 2011

Tovo Gracious in Victory

Kathie Tovo wins big in brutal contest

News Daily, Jun. 19, 2011 2:06 AM

Loss of Old Homes Fuels East Austin Debate

Juniper Street says goodbye to another old soul

News Feature, Jun. 16, 2011

Neighborhood Wins, Then Loses at ZAP

News Feature, Jun. 2, 2011

Holly Scrap Recap

News Feature, May. 12, 2011

Developing a Holly Hobby

News Feature, May. 5, 2011

Will Holly Pass Muster at Council?

Council to consider controversial bid proposal

News Feature, Apr. 28, 2011

TRC Swings Low on Holly Demo Bid

Council to consider Holly demo bid April 28

News Feature, Apr. 21, 2011

From the Dept. of Deeply Heartwarming Stuff

Poet Dean Young has undergone a heart transplant

Books Daily, Apr. 15, 2011 7:14 PM

The Heartsick Poet

Poet Dean Young celebrates a new book and hopes for a new heart

Books Feature, Apr. 7, 2011

'Dream City' or Neighborhood Threat?

A proposed church development has some residents losing sleep

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2011

Holly Redux

City takes another crack at Holly demolition

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2011


Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Eric Mitchell, RIP

Outspoken City Council member passes away

News Daily, Feb. 15, 2011 12:22 PM

City Retreats From Bungled Bid Process

Staff likely to bulletproof the next plan

News Feature, Jan. 27, 2011

Best Beloveds

Molly Ivins' kickass boots are an ideal fit for prized actor Barbara Chisholm

Arts Feature, Jan. 27, 2011

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