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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.

74 articles in 2007   •   page 1 of 2

Canyon Creek Rebels Target MUD Lawsuit

Municipal utility district board members resist suggestion they withdraw federal suit

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Hodge Indicted for Altering Convention Center Surveys

Travis Co. grand jury indicts former Austin Convention Center director on 16 counts of tampering with a government record

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Point Austin: Shifting Winds

An interim election and an AG opinion stir thoughts of Capitol changes

News Column, Dec. 28, 2007

Point Austin: Undue Process

The Griffin decision fails to hold officers accountable

News Column, Dec. 21, 2007

War Drums

Ground may be shifting against expanded U.S. war in Middle East

News Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Point Austin: God Knows

Two recent Texas lessons about the relation between religion and freedom

News Column, Dec. 14, 2007

Books Gift Guide


Books Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Point Austin: The Convert

Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and the importance of regional planning

News Column, Dec. 7, 2007

What I Want to do With My Life

Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and why Bobby Kennedy is his hero

News Column, Dec. 7, 2007

Point Austin: Citizens Needed

The city is considering charter revision, but the citizens are still yawning

News Column, Nov. 30, 2007

Point Austin: Fierce Urgency

While presidential candidates are asking for votes – where are they now?

News Column, Nov. 23, 2007

War Drums

To help forge peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Americans must learn more about the facts on the ground than the heavily U.S. foreign-policy-influenced mainstream media typically make available

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2007

Point Austin: Whose City Is It?

Northcross Wal-Mart fight is about a lot more than a site plan

News Column, Nov. 16, 2007

Point Austin: MUD in Your Eye

Northwest Austin suburb chal­lenges the Voting Rights Act

News Column, Nov. 9, 2007

Courthouse Move

City still waiting for formal response from Home Depot to offer for company's property at I-35 and St. Johns, located relatively close to city's current population center

News Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

War Drums: On to Iran?

Author Norman Solomon offered little comfort when visiting Austin

News Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Point Austin: Full Court Press

The Moriarity lawsuit arrives in court – trailing a herd of lawyers

News Column, Nov. 2, 2007

Point Austin: Public Accuracy

Norman Solomon on a life of activism and writing

News Column, Oct. 26, 2007

Municipal Court May Move Northeast

Move authorization passed without comment at council meeting, but raised dust afterward

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2007

Point Austin: Animal Passions

If the dogs recognized their spokesmen, they'd run the other way

News Column, Oct. 19, 2007

Point Austin: Here They Come!

With the November kickoff approaching, the municipal candidates begin to emerge

News Column, Oct. 12, 2007

Point Austin: How Will We Manage?

Council looks for a new manager, and new kind

News Column, Oct. 5, 2007

Point Austin: Shoot the Messenger

The ARA strikes back

News Column, Sep. 28, 2007

Point Austin: Double or Nothing

Cap Metro fumbles the ball ... again

News Column, Sep. 21, 2007

Point Austin: Kickin' Ass

Prepare for another year of war, or worse

News Column, Sep. 14, 2007

City to Moriarty: Drop Dead

City declines allowing Bill Moriarty to return to former position with Austin Clean Water Program

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

On Second Thought

City will establish clear, nondiscriminatory, "objective" procedure for media credentials

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

Point Austin: One Small Step

Gov. Rick Perry spares the life of Kenneth Foster

News Column, Sep. 7, 2007

Beside the Point

Jennifer and Brewster are so over panhandlers

News Column, Sep. 7, 2007

Priming the Springs

Although last Thursday's official City Council pool-cleaning was postponed by weather, the master-plan tour of the facilities at Barton Springs Pool proceeded despite the gentle rain

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2007

Point Austin: Bad Loan

Las Manitas wins even without city loan

News Column, Aug. 24, 2007

Point Austin: No Bill

Grand jury clears APD's Olsen, but questions remain

News Column, Aug. 17, 2007

Point Austin: Endless War

One, two, three, four – what are we fighting for?

News Column, Jul. 27, 2007

Point Austin: Futrell's Farewell

City manager's retirement a curious affair

News Column, Jul. 20, 2007

Arab Star

Texas journalist Aziz Shihab on Does the Land Remember Me?: A Memoir of Palestine

Books Feature, Jul. 20, 2007

Point Austin: Futrell's Twilight

As the city manager looks homeward, odd old business erupts

News Column, Jul. 13, 2007

Point Austin: Getting Wello

Join the fight for universal health care

News Column, Jul. 6, 2007

Campaign Buzz

Distant city and county elections begin to draw early feelers

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

Point Austin: Oregon Dreams, Austin Nightmare

Leave for a week, and there goes the neighborhood

News Column, Jun. 29, 2007

Meet the Chiefs

Our notes on the candidates

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2007

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