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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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Doing the SMD Shuffle

Single-member district supporters gather at the Carver

News Daily, May. 24, 2011 1:15 PM

Point Austin: Hard Choices

City Hall embarks on the bumpy road to social services

News Column, May. 19, 2011

Tovo Victory Party … Almost

Challenger to Shade can't quite get majority

News Daily, May. 14, 2011 10:37 PM

The Scene at Scholz

Tovo, Morrison riding high

News Daily, May. 14, 2011 9:27 PM

Point Austin: What Do They Conserve?

The 82nd Legislature sets a new standard for official recklessness

News Column, May. 12, 2011

APD Quintana Firing Upheld

Arbitrator says APD's charges against police officer were 'true'

News Feature, May. 12, 2011

Point Austin: Race-off

Tovo's Place 3 council campaign gets off to a dubious start

News Column, May. 5, 2011

Longhorns for Laborers

News Feature, May. 5, 2011

Point Austin: Hiding in Plain Sight

Here's your lecture on voting: Vote.

News Column, Apr. 28, 2011

Point Austin: Making Women Suffer

The self-appointed defenders of life and family values are neither

News Column, Apr. 21, 2011

Cooper Rejects WTP Lawsuit

Lawsuit alleged city acted in 'bad faith'

News Feature, Apr. 21, 2011

You May Have Mail

News Feature, Apr. 14, 2011

Point Austin: Capitol Craziness

April Fools' can't compete with this year's legislative follies

News Column, Mar. 31, 2011

Point Austin: This Week's War ...

A few irritable speculations, from D.C. to City Hall

News Column, Mar. 24, 2011

Ebb and Fluoride

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2011

Pitts in Pursuit of 'the Big Lies'

Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks at Texas Freedom Network lobby day

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2011

Point Austin: We Have Just Begun To Fight

The budget battles are only skirmishes in the long march toward democracy

News Column, Mar. 16, 2011

Keeping Texas Smart – and on the March

Thousands rally to save Texas schools

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Department of Strange Clarifications

Fire chief sets the record straight

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Better This World

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

The Totally Non-Libellous Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast

Crammed studio for the big email throw down

News Daily, Mar. 14, 2011 10:38 AM

Point Austin: Expiation Day

If apologies are in order, the line forms here

News Column, Mar. 10, 2011

Council E-mails Prompt Ethics Complaint, Lawsuit

The consequences of hitting the send button

News Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

Less Is Still Less

A session budgetary snapshot reflects some progress, dim prospects

News Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Health Care: Flirting With Armageddon

News Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Point Austin: Behind the Numbers

What we talk about when we talk about budget cuts

News Column, Mar. 3, 2011

Point Austin: Stop Me If You've Heard This One

Can the mayor persuade Austin voters this is a real city?

News Column, Feb. 24, 2011

Point Austin: A Tale of Two States

How you see Texas depends on where you're standing

News Column, Feb. 17, 2011

Point Austin: Hall Monitors Needed

If a council quorum is now two, maybe chaperones are in order?

News Column, Feb. 10, 2011

Point Austin: Open Meetings, Empty Heads

No talking at City Hall unless we're all invited

News Column, Feb. 3, 2011

Beyond the Super Bowl

Media scholar Robert McChesney tackles the state of journalism on Super Bowl Sunday

News Feature, Feb. 3, 2011

Teapot Partying With Bailey

The Place 3 council candidate kicks off his campaign

News Feature, Feb. 3, 2011

On the Bailey Train

Place 3 challenger fires up

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2011 4:37 PM

Point Austin: News Not Fit To Print

Trying to find a silver lining ... anywhere

News Column, Jan. 27, 2011

Point Austin: Budgets Are Moral Documents

When the rulers call for sacrifice, who do they mean?

News Column, Jan. 20, 2011

Point Austin: Pride Brought Low

Remorseless as ever, Tom DeLay finally encounters a little bit of justice

News Column, Jan. 13, 2011

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

News Feature, Jan. 13, 2011

Duty vs. Gattis: Williamson County Fireworks

Judge accused of trying to hide unauthorized hiring

News Feature, Jan. 13, 2011

School Closings Under Fire

Austinites pack Delco Center to oppose closing of schools

News Daily, Jan. 12, 2011 9:54 PM

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