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Poetry Printed in 'Chronicle' Is Vulgar
Postmarks  January 9, 2009


Point Austin: We Won!
Celebrating 'the fierce urgency of now'
News Column  November 7, 2008, by Michael King
"...I guess I should at least climb out as far on a limb as Garry Trudeau and Doonesbury and personally but officially declare Barack Obama the winner of the presidential race. After obsessively reviewing the daily polls, consulting my few national sources, and longing to be in Grant Park, on Chicago's Michigan Ave.,* with the rest of the Obamamaniacs celebrating the victory on Tuesday night, I feel pretty damn confident in declaring that our long national nightmare is over, that Obama will win easily – and that I haven't jinxed anything because the Chronicle won't go to press until Wednesday evening...."

'Chronicle' Endorsements
June 14 City Council run-off
News Story  June 6, 2008, by The Chronicle Editorial Board


Austin Heart and Chicano Soul
DAILY Music  June 4, 2008, by Margaret Moser
"...For those who don’t know, Van Wilks fell in as one of Austin’s favorite guitarists in the 1970s and never left that choice spot. Fools raked in local music awards well before the Chronicle started; by the time our poll got going, he was one of the first Hall of Famers..."

'Chronicle' Endorsements
June 14 City Council run-off
News Story  May 30, 2008, by The Chronicle Editorial Board


Miller in Austin
Arts Story  October 19, 2007
"...The City Theatre Company is presenting Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, with Chronicle Arts writer Barry Pineo as Willy Loman, through Nov. 4, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm, Sunday, 5:30pm, at the City Theatre, 3823 Airport Ste..."

Point Austin: One Small Step
Gov. Rick Perry spares the life of Kenneth Foster
News Column  September 7, 2007, by Michael King
"...That's a sentence I never anticipated writing, nor I suspect most Chronicle readers anticipated reading. But Perry's decision last week, to accept the 6-1 recommendation of the BPP and commute the death sentence of Kenneth Foster to life imprisonment, is a historic step toward greater justice and mercy..."

Point Austin: What's Next?
A day or two for cheering, and then back to work
News Column  November 10, 2006, by Michael King
"...A few observers, Chronicle readers among them, have instead described Friedman as the Ralph Nader of this campaign – because his 12% of the overall vote presumably could have made the difference for Democrat Chris Bell, who ended with a respectable 30% to Perry's 39%. Alas, that presumes that a solid three-fourths of Friedman's voters were disaffected Dems, a real stretch when you consider that beyond biodiesel and casinos, Kinky effectively ran a budget-slashing, border-militarizing, Republican-lite campaign...."

Austin on Authorship
Arts Story  March 31, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...In connection with this story, the Chronicle sought out the views of some Austinites on the authorship debate. Although the brief, distinctly nonscientific sampling failed to turn up any anti-Stratfordians, it did produce some worthwhile observations, particularly regarding the collaborative nature of theatre and its influence on the canon..."

Forget That the 'Chronicle' Got More Mail on Story Than It Ever Had on Anything Else; Problem Not Taken Seriously Enough!
Postmarks  December 9, 2005


Disappointed by 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Postmarks  May 11, 2005


Mentally Ill Criteria of the 'Chronicle'
Postmarks  May 3, 2005


'Chronicle' Needs to Print Truth for a Change!
Postmarks  May 2, 2005


2004-05 Austin Music Awards
Backstage pass
Music Story  March 25, 2005
"...Chronicle cover boy Roky Erickson flanked by his brother Sumner (l) and Waterloo Records owner John Kunz..."

Top 10 Reasons I'm Leaving the 'Chronicle'
Mike Clark-Madison has left the building
News Story  January 7, 2005, by Mike Clark-Madison


'Chronicle' Stupid
Postmarks  October 28, 2004


Justice Pemberton's Earned Re-Election – Ignore 'Chronicle's Knee-Jerk Call
Postmarks  October 20, 2004


Why Is 'Chronicle' So Afraid of Alex Jones?
Postmarks  August 16, 2004


'Chronicle' Staff Are Corporate Fascists
Postmarks  August 13, 2004


R.I.P. Longenberger; 'Chronicle' Still Sucks
Postmarks  April 23, 2004


'Chronicle' Ignores, Relegates, Neglects, and Baffles
Postmarks  January 23, 2004


Capitol Chronicle
The controversy over tuition deregulation is only the tip of the iceberg.
News Column  November 28, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The imposition of probation is the latest attempt of the GOP leadership to put minority senators in their place.
News Column  September 26, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Republican Bill Ratliff throws a monkeywrench into his own party's redistricting plans
News Column  July 18, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Beneath the partisan rancor over re-redistricting boils a fight over minority rights.
News Column  July 11, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The first 200 bills signed by Gov. Perry are a very mixed bag.
News Column  June 20, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The Lege battle over ethics covers a multitude of sins -- and hidden agendas.
News Column  June 6, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
A farewell to Maury Maverick Jr.
News Column  February 7, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle: Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing
The state budget proposals are walking on moonshine.
News Column  January 31, 2003, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The legislative leadership sends out feelers about a pilot voucher program.
News Column  December 20, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Ideology, not need, shapes the energies of the incoming Legislature.
News Column  November 22, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The new Congressional districts alter the political makeup of Central Texas.
News Column  October 18, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The Supreme Court, by supporting vouchers, removes another brick from the church-state wall.
News Column  July 5, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Everyone in Texas wants better schools, but no one wants to pay the tab.
News Column  April 12, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Will Victor Morales' pickup take him to the U.S. Senate this time?
News Column  February 22, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle: Blame It on the Kids
Gov. Perry has no trouble funding his enormous transportation plan, but can't find insurance money for poor kids.
News Column  February 1, 2002, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Apparently, the candidates for statewide office have better things to do than answer tough questions from the Texas NAACP.
News Column  October 12, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Three longtime state employees are dismissed -- with prejudice -- in a witch hunt over sexual harassment allegations.
News Column  September 14, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
GOP redistricting plan targets progressive Democrats
News Column  August 3, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Marty Akins for Governor, and few dozen others for statewide office
News Column  July 6, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation
News Column  June 29, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Living on the Dole
News Column  May 11, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The State Policy Committee Politically Purges the State Employees' Charitable Campaign
News Column  April 13, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."
News Column  January 26, 2001, by Michael King


Capitol Chronicle
Political commentary on the career of Henry B. Gonzalez
News Column  December 8, 2000, by Michael King


Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction
News Story  February 7, 2019, by Nina Hernandez
"...Volunteers tell the Chronicle that the shelter never quite regained its footing after that influx. Because the Animal Center operation depends so much on volunteer effort, the workload led to volunteers feeling stressed, unappreciated, and ignored by a staff reckoning with an insurmountable task and with no true leader to guide them...."

Far East Fest Celebrates Asian Food and Culture in Austin
All-you-can-eat bites from every corner of Asia
DAILY Food  February 6, 2019, by Caitlin Davis
"...Attendees and judges (the Chronicle’s own Wayne Alan Brenner is on the judging panel this year) rate each chef and restaurant based on flavor and creativity. The festival will also include a much larger stage than the previous year with numerous singers and dancers, making the stage more of a centerpiece and creating a far more immersive experience..."

Austin FC's New Neighbors Take Over Push to Put Soccer on the Ballot
Group looks to take anti-stadium petition to the polls
News Story  January 10, 2019, by Austin Sanders
"...The identity of who sent the email, however, remains a mystery. No one has responded to messages sent to "Friends of McKalla" by the Chronicle..."

Five Austin Activities for the Whole Family
Got a house full of guests this holiday? Here’s how to entertain ’em.
DAILY Chron Events  December 21, 2018, by Shalavé Cawley
"...This local institution – the largest independent bookstore in Texas and perennially voted the best in Austin by Chronicle readers – is a must-visit for any lover of the literary. Bright and colorful books on most any topic fill the wonderfully organized shelves, which are accentuated by handwritten, illustrated recommendations from staff members..."

Point Austin: Southwest Key and Us
The local refugee empire is a symptom of bigger troubles
News Column  December 13, 2018, by Michael King
"...Sanchez, they included his wife, Jen­nifer Sanchez, who earned $500,000 as a vice president, and Melody Chung, the chief financial officer, who was paid $1 million." The organization underwrote these salaries, in part, by self-serving real estate deals that included Sanchez, Chung, and real estate broker Ruth Hsu (among others). In the wake of the Times report (worth rereading in full, along with Mary Tuma's Chronicle stories), Sanchez has moved to divest of some of these properties while also vowing to continue expanding the organization...."

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