Best of Austin More 2007 Critics Politics & Personalities Best Political Theatre: Rep. Pat Haggerty's Quorum-Busting Walk-Out Best at Restoring Some Faith in Law Enforcement: Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski Best Rubber-Elvis-Wig-Wearing Messenger to the People: Dave the Guadalupe Sign Guy Best Government Defender of Open Government: Attorney General Greg Abbott Best Rain-or-Shine Anti-War Campaigners: Women in Black Feistiest Neighborhood Rebellion: Arms Around Northcross, Responsible Growth for Northcross Hunkiest Mayor: Will Wynn Best Guardians for Keeping SoCo Locally Owned: Rob Lippincott, Abe Zimmerman, Stan Biderman Best Brother and Sister Team Bringing National Attention to Austin: Liz Lambert and Lou Lambert Most Sincere Embodiment of Old Austin: Brooks Brannon Best Lobbyist Who's Not in It for the Money: Anne Dunkelberg Best Hope for the Future: APD Chief Art Acevedo Best Visiting Activist: Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project Best Neighborhood Gift to Austin: Town Lake Park Best Unsung Hero: Keith Hampton Most Iconoclastic Neighborhood Association: Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association Best City-Owned Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery Best Closure: Holly Power Plant Best Legacy of Triumph Out of Tragedy: The Mitchie Mitchell Foundation Most Civil Liberating Lady: Lisa Graybill Best New Crossover Hit: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

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Best Hammers of Justice: Austin Pride Build 2007

If you had a hammer, would you hammer in the morning? Would you hammer in the evening? All over this land? Well, Austin Pride Build could sure use your hammer to help raise the roof of a house that they are building for a nice local grandmother named Marta, in hopes of moving her in by the holidays. There's even a blog charting their progress: Partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and led by local go-getter Bettie Naylor, Austin Pride Build is a diverse effort to bring together Austin's LGBT community to address, in a very direct way, the affordable-housing crisis that faces all of us and to reach out to the larger community, outside of the boundaries of imaginary social divisions like class, race, and sexual orientation. After all, anyone can join in and swing a hammer. How about you?

Austin Habitat for Humanity
500 W. Ben White, 512/472-8788,

Bettie Naylor's Office
1122 Colorado, 512/472-3000

Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 49216, 512/761-5428,

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