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Michael King

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @PointAustin

Staff writer and former news editor Michael King has reported on city and state politics for the Chronicle since 2000. He was educated at Indiana University and Yale, and from 1977 to 1985 taught at UT-Austin. He has been the editor of the Houston Press and The Texas Observer, and has reported and written widely on education, politics, and cultural subjects.

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Dripping Springs Wastewater Update

The EPA will allow the town to discharge treated wastewater into Onion Creek

News Feature, Jul. 20, 2017

Point Austin: Inside the Whirlwind

From D.C. to Austin, a relentless political storm

News Column, Jul. 13, 2017

Hill Top Cafe Under Siege?

The Fredericksburg hub is in embroiled in a battle with the TCEQ

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2017

AFD Disqualifies Union President From Firefighter Candidacy

Firefighter allegedly disqualified in retaliation for union position

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2017

Gentrified? Displaced? Call a Task Force.

The mayor pitches an effort to solve "displacement" after Council's summer break

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2017

Point Austin: Fireworks for the Fourth

Reflections on Independence Day from Frederick Douglass

News Column, Jul. 6, 2017

The Doctor vs. the Hospital

Relentless whistleblower fights legal war of attrition with Lakeway Medical Center

News Feature, Jul. 6, 2017

Point Austin: Summer Stock Agenda

The heat arrives with a litany of work for Austin and Austinites

News Column, Jun. 29, 2017

Zimmerman's Ethics

Former council member resolves complaint for paying wife to help with 2014 campaign

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Council: All About the Code

Heading into July break, City Council continues pondering CodeNEXT

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Council Considers Expanding Capitol Complex

Life between 15th Street and MLK may change a bit in the near future

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Council: Austin, Can You Spare $7 million?

CodeNEXT, budget, and the long shadow of the state

News Daily, Jun. 26, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Truly Free

Exonerated at last, may Fran and Dan Keller finally "breathe free"

News Column, Jun. 22, 2017

City Council Campaign 2018

Renteria files, Troxclair draws early challenger

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

Shifting Allegiances in Congressional District 21

Tom Wakely bows out, throws support behind Rixi Melton

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

Council: Take a Deep Breath

Final spring session enters July break on a run

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

Kellers Exonerated, Await Compensation

Tears of joy and thanks precede hope of financial safety

News Daily, Jun. 20, 2017 5:15 PM

Kellers Exonerated!

D.A. Moore declares Kellers "actually innocent" of alleged crimes

News Daily, Jun. 20, 2017 9:45 AM

Council Wrap: Not Quite Midnight

Council tweaks youth curfew, promotes greenwater, frees lemonade

News Daily, Jun. 19, 2017 8:00 AM

Semi-Demi Youth Curfew for Now

City Council ends daytime curfew, temporarily extends nighttime

News Daily, Jun. 16, 2017 5:00 PM

Point Austin: Justice Too Long Delayed

Fran and Dan Keller continue to wait in vain for their exoneration

News Column, Jun. 15, 2017

About That DPS Cutback

So, when can you get your license these days?

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Greg Abbott, Tree Killer

That attack on the Heritage Tree ordinance? A personal vendetta.

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Council: Eternal Returns

City plumbing, juvenile curfews, and AFD overtime on this week's agenda

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Council: Not According to Code

Parks, plumbing, and miscellaneous

News Daily, Jun. 12, 2017 8:00 AM

Council on Cargill: Not Today

Dais rejects Houston nominee for Bond Election Advisory Task Force

News Daily, Jun. 9, 2017 1:30 PM

Why Does Everyone Hate CodeNEXT?

Can a polarized Austin reach consensus on land use by next spring?

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Point Austin: What’s That Smell?

Our Austin-bashing governor knows how to spread manure

News Column, Jun. 8, 2017

Legal Battle With Dell Medical School Continues

Attorney Fred Lewis claims school withheld public information

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Austin Parks: We’re No. 46!

But dogs are happier than average!

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Council: Park It Here

Slouching toward a summer break

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Campaign 2018: Can Anyone Beat Lamar Smith?

Candidates line up to challenge longtime congressman

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Point Austin: Shoot First

Boys and their toys, at the Legislature and elsewhere

News Column, Jun. 1, 2017

Trump Budget Wants Congress to Rewrite Federal Immigration Law

But that budget? DOA. (We hope.)

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

News Orgs Unite for Austin Municipal Research Institute

Statesman, Monitor, KUT, and KLRU to collaborate on CodeNEXT beat

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

Council: Code Blue

Lamentations on land use

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

Is the Special Events Permit Parking Program a Scalper's Delight?

Say goodbye to non-resident parking near the city's big events

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

Point Austin: Awake in the Hurricane

Enduring the last few days of the Lege's biennial cataclysm

News Column, May. 25, 2017

Community Report: Good News and Bad

CAN Dashboard Report reveals general progress but continuing racial inequities

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

The Effort to Unseat Rep. Lamar Smith Is On

Democrats line up to challenge climate-science denying GOP incumbent

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

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