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Public Notice
Public Notice straps on the skates, picks some flowers for mom, and finds out if it is eligible to donate to the Mother's Milk Bank….
Columns  April 28, 2000, by Kate X Messer
"...On Mother's Day proper, Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin will present a Free Concert called Rockin' the Cradle, Sun, May 14, 1-5pm, at Waterloo Park, 15th & Red River. While the local park will be chock-full of all those "bring the kids" type of event activities, like storytelling, face-painting, balloons, food, drink (other than milk, we think ...), etc., Shawn Colvin, Sara Hickman, Joe McDermott, and the Dawi Forte West African Dance & Drum Ensemble will perform in this celebration of the work of Austin's local bank of life..."

Public Notice
The Best Volunteers
Columns  September 25, 1998, by Kate X Messer
"...Capital Area Food Bank Distribution of needed food stuff for 18 CenTex counties. 8201 S..."

Event Menu
A guide to holiday foodie events around Austin
Food Column  December 11, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Austin's homegrown Kerbey Lane Cafe (four locations, is accepting both cash and food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. Donate two canned goods to earn a $1 discount off your check, with a $5 maximum, now through Dec..."

19th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Contest
If you didn't make it to the fest to sample salsas, take this list of winners to the grocery store
Food Story  September 4, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The individual category sports some new names this year as well as a few winners who have received honorable mentions in years past – we love it that those confirmed chile-heads keep coming back, year after year! Congratulations to you all. And the best news of all is that salsa-loving Austinites raised $14,269 and 29,413 pounds of nonperishable food items for our friends at the Capital Area Food Bank..."

Res Publica
Some good citizenship for your to-do list this week, Aug. 7-13
News Story  August 8, 2008
"...HUNGER IS UNACCEPTABLE Wanna help keep Texans fed? All you gotta do is make a sign saying, "Hunger is unacceptable," and send it to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas folks (after uploading a picture of yourself with your sign to CAFB's Flickr site). On Sept..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  April 1, 2005, by Lee Nichols and Cheryl Smith
"...They also highlighted the value that benefits provide, such as funding apprenticeship programs and keeping uninsured workers out of the emergency room. But the district says that the new wage scale, which was developed subsequent to finalizing the budget for the $519.5 million bond package voters passed last fall, will break the bank..."

Color of Justice
A drug bust in tiny Tulia, Texas opens up old racial wounds and raises questions about the veracity of the undercover cop-for-hire who orchestrated it all.
News Story  July 28, 2000, by Nate Blakeslee
"...Mattie White, who had three children arrested in the raid, including Donnie Smith, has a different take on the local economy. "There's plenty of kids my children's age working in the bank and in the department stores," she said..."

Seeing the Light
Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.
News Story  October 22, 1999, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...It's precisely because the federal bank window is closing that, after a decade and a half of studies and hearings and campaigns and retreats, light rail is moving toward Austin with a mad, lurching rush. The Red/Green line was first formally proposed on Oct..."

Rural Kraut
Food Story  January 14, 1999, by Pableaux Johnson
"...Among northbound explorers, the tiny town of Walburg (population 142) has developed its own reputation as a weekend destination for fans of homestyle German food and open-air beer halls. Located in gently rolling hills about eight miles off Interstate 35 north of Georgetown, Walburg looks like any other microscopic Central Texas farming community -- a few houses, the mandatory mechanic shop, and a bank dating from the turn of the last century..."

Public Notice
Holiday Wish Lists, Part One
Columns  December 18, 1998, by Kate X Messer
"...Capital Area Food Bank..."

Some Like It Hot
25th Hot Sauce Festival brings the crowds
Food Story  August 27, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Over 10,000 people packed Fiesta Gardens to revel in hot weather, hotter salsas, and the coolest music River City has to offer, all washed down with ice cold beer. The party generated $14,054.06 in cash and our guests donated 9,768 pounds of food for our partners at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, which translates to 8,140 meals for needy Central Texas families as kids start back to school...."

Public Notice
Columns  May 12, 1995
"...It's got to be store-bought and it's got to be nonperishable; beyond that, the choice is yours. The food bank gets the goods, the carrier gets the hernia, and you get another Victoria's Secret catalog..."

21st Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners
Feel the burn! Texans show they can take the heat: red, green, and summer.
Food Story  September 2, 2011, by Kate Thornberry
"...Despite the record heat, more than 15,000 people shared in this celebration of hot sauce, beer, music, and steely-eyed Texan endurance. The event collected 18,637 pounds of food, which translates into 14,909 meals for hungry Central Texans, and $17,024 for our partners at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas...."

Two Towers, Six Years, and 16 Millimeters
The remarkable journey – and uncertain toll – of Steve Bilich's 'Native New Yorker'
Screens Story  December 21, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...(Which is pretty remarkable in and of itself: Bilich lost a lot of friends on 9/11, including several from New York City Fire Department's Ten House, or Engine 10/Ladder 10, whose firehouse was within striking distance of the World Trade Center. His best friend, fireman Bobby Beddia of Engine 24, perished along with FDNY partner Joseph Graffagnino while battling the Deutsche Bank conflagration this past August..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  January 26, 2007
"...• AISD announced the proposed closing of Webb Elementary School after three years of "unacceptable" Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores, a redesign at Johnston High School to avoid the same fate, and a proposed reorganization at Kealing Middle School in response to public criticism of the current school administration.Naked City• The war over Wal-Mart building a 200,000-plus-square-foot supercenter at Northcross Mall went psyops this week. Many in the surrounding neighborhoods reported receiving phone-banked calls last weekend, asking them their opinions on Wal-Mart's plans for the underused mall..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  July 15, 2005, by Lee Nichols and Cheryl Smith
"...The split on costs would be 50-50. As Commissioner Karen Sonleitner put it, it's time to stop being "Bank Mom" and start asking developers to pay their share for a road system that is benefiting their projects and boosting the value of their raw land..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 1, 2005
"...You name OHAN as supporting the proposed AMD move, but the broad coalition of Austin Neighborhoods Council, Liveable City, SOS Alliance, Austin Sierra Club, Save Barton Creek Association, and Zilker NA that opposes the move is narrowed to SOSA and the anonymous "enviros." And no mention of the online petition and information bank at where more than 5,000 citizens have already joined in asking AMD to find a different site...."

Ate Days a Week
How much more food and music can you ask for in this town around this time and after?
Food Story  March 18, 2005
"...If you've never had the opportunity to hear live mariachi done by a band that knows their stuff, then this is a very accessible venue to give it a try, while you scarf up the pleasing Mexican comida and quaff a few ice-cold Negra Modelos or margaritas. It won't break the bank, and you'll have a blast..."

Naked City
News Story  June 28, 2002, by Lauri Apple
"...Morales has been the subject of a criminal grand-jury probe for three years for his handling of the state tobacco settlement, making his anti-crime credentials less than impeccable. While the Perry camp says Morales is an expert on money laundering -- a topic on which he bashed Sanchez and his family bank during the primary -- Democratic stalwarts have other labels for their former star, like "sellout." (Or, to be precise, "vendido," to quote retiring state Sen..."

Day Trips
The summer drought is making historical Indian sites throughout Texas more accesible to archaeologists ... and to looters.
Columns  September 8, 2000, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...About three feet below the topsoil, the dark brown dirt has a black layer that was possibly an ancient campfire. Normally the lake would have backed up the creek to cover the muddy bank, but with the lake waters more than 37 feet below normal, the site was literally high and dry..."

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