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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.

102 articles in 2011   •   page 1 of 3

Occupy Austin, 2011

A movement in evolution

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2011

The Resurrection of Mark Weaver

Pastor Mark Weaver spent Thanksgiving at Shoal Creek Hospital

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2011

Point Austin: Cart Arrives ... Horse Expected Soon

School district's IDEA project bereft of actual ideas

News Column, Dec. 22, 2011

Glen Maxey's Perry Tale

Glen Maxey's book recounts Perry's alleged very private life

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2011

Politics Gift Guide

Slip into something more comfortable with Perry, Freud, and more

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Maxey Outs Perry?

Glen Maxey books Gov. Gay-Basher

News Daily, Dec. 14, 2011 6:40 PM

Point Austin: Rick Rolled

Doesn't anybody remember the Rick Perry campaign?

News Column, Dec. 8, 2011

Politics Gift Guide

For the person who has everything but still could use another thing

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

One Day at a Time

The lines start early on distribution day at the St. John Community Food Center

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2011

Point Austin: Holiday Hunger

While helping our neighbors, consider the structures of poverty

News Column, Nov. 23, 2011

Beside the Point: We Love Us!

Just ask anybody – Austinites approve of Austin

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2011

Point Austin: One, Two, Many Occupations

A movement being born is many things

News Column, Nov. 10, 2011

Beside the Point: Planning What's Affordable

The Downtown Austin Plan comes lumbering toward its official adoption

News Column, Nov. 10, 2011

Halloween Crackdown on Occupy Austin

Total of 45 people arrested over weekend

News Feature, Nov. 3, 2011

Point Austin: Heat and Light

Baird vs. Lehmberg off to a blazing start

News Column, Oct. 27, 2011

PC Nation

Juan Williams' 'Muzzled'

Books Feature, Oct. 20, 2011

Juan Williams: Word for Word

Author of 'Muzzled' speaks up

Books Feature, Oct. 20, 2011

Point Austin: Unrepresentative Government

Council takes its stand with as few voters as possible

News Column, Oct. 13, 2011

November Props & Bonds

Roads and parks are on the November ballot

News Feature, Oct. 13, 2011

Get Out Your Colored Pencils

The San Antonio court says it will draw its own maps, and sparks begin to fly

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2011

Point Austin: Voter Suppression Made Easy

Hold the election when everybody votes? No way.

News Column, Sep. 29, 2011

Talking Down the Pipeline

Austin hearing highlights debate over tar sands pipeline

News Feature, Sep. 29, 2011

Tribune Festival Notes

Legislative aftermath: Hard to run a state without revenue

News Daily, Sep. 26, 2011 10:56 AM

One Cop, Two Cop ...
How Many New Cops?

Council approves 47 new APD hires – with perhaps a change in the air

News Feature, Sep. 22, 2011

Point Austin: Rick Perry, Boy Scientist

When it comes to science, the Inquisition's got nothing on the guv

News Column, Sep. 15, 2011

Point Austin: Have You Been Screwed by Rick Perry?

The governor's political offenses outstrip his sexual ones

News Column, Aug. 25, 2011

Point Austin: Magic Numbers

At budget time, the public safety numbers become sacrosanct

News Column, Aug. 18, 2011

Still No Pay at the Inn

Florida contractor still withholding payment for Holiday Inn remodeling

News Feature, Aug. 18, 2011

Point Austin: Eat the Heat

Capital Area Food Bank extends its reach and relevance

News Column, Aug. 11, 2011

Prayer Rally Rick

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2011

Workers Fight Unpaid Holiday (Inn)

Construction workers stiffed on pay – and wait for restitution

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2011

Point Austin: Bag It

Proposed plastic bag ban will be popular – and under assault

News Column, Aug. 4, 2011

Spears' Retirement Creates Rare Vacancy

Tax assessor-collector leaving office a year early

News Feature, Aug. 4, 2011

Point Austin: Seeing Double

Curious political parallels on the Potomac and the Colorado

News Column, Jul. 28, 2011


News Feature, Jul. 28, 2011

Point Austin: The Quality of Mercy

If you're looking for compassion, you've come to the wrong place

News Column, Jul. 21, 2011

D.A. Race: Lehmberg vs. (Almost) Baird

Lehmberg announces re-election bid while Baird explores a run

News Feature, Jul. 21, 2011

Point Austin: A Bridge Too Far

Doggett and Castro face off in a battle imposed by the GOP

News Column, Jul. 14, 2011

Point Austin: Perry's Odds

As the Lege dust settles, the speculation game begins

News Column, Jul. 7, 2011

Beside the Point: Sue Sue Sue-Dio

While City Hall slumbers, the law in its majesty marches on

News Feature, Jul. 7, 2011

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