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Who Did the Animation for Keith Maitland’s Documentary Tower?
Minnow Mountain’s Craig Staggs talks art & drama & Austin & Earp
DAILY Arts  March 25, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And Robert Lambert – who’s in Earp and produced us, financed us – he was kind enough to let us hold off and do this other job. And we weren’t sure if it was going to be a good business idea, but [laughs] now it seems to have softened the market a little bit...."

Point Austin: Getting From Here to There
Will the driver-eat-driver "free market" imposed by billionaire corporations rule the day?
News Column  December 23, 2015, by Michael King
"...The real issue, represented in the explicit threats of the companies to leave the large and growing Central Texas market if they don't get their way, is whether the community's democratically elected representatives retain the authority to regulate businesses operating in Austin, or if the driver-eat-driver "free market" imposed by billionaire corporations will instead rule the day, where the weakest go to the wall. Bullying Tactics..."

Lisa Scheps' Ground Floor Theatre
The tireless advocate for the underserved has built a home for their stories
Arts Story  December 17, 2015, by Jenn Lewis
"...In 1994, Scheps moved to Chicago to start her own theatre company. She founded Concentrix Corp., a business theatre (used to market products and services to industry professionals), and it was a success...."

Liberty Kitchen
Houston restaurant group makes waves in Austin
Food Story  September 24, 2015, by Brandon Watson
"...If Austin dining once was a scene, it's now a market. For much of our town's existence, few outsiders made much of an impact..."

Public Notice: One Hand Clapping
Budget in rearview mirror; Council still debating STRs
News Column  September 17, 2015
"...Local mobile startup BarkHappy will host the first BarkHappy Charity Doggy Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 11am-2pm at Fair Market, 1100 E..."

Slow Food Austin Announces 2015 Snailblazer Award Winner
Farmer, school lunch caterer Jeremy Barnwell will be recognized
DAILY Food  August 4, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...So, who is Jeremy Barnwell? The East Texas native began his local culinary career with a 10-acre farm in Southeast Austin near McKinney Falls. He and his wife Alison, an elementary school teacher, had noticed there was no pastured poultry being sold at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown..."

Urban Outfitters Annexes Block of the Drag
Hipster empire to build restaurant, bar
DAILY News  June 17, 2015, by Waylon Cunningham
"..."But this expansion is particularly troubling," continued Melancon, "since Urban Outfitters has had a sizable store for some time on the Drag, they are moving forward not just with market confidence but market experience. Ultimately if customers refuse to shop there for what they’ve done, the space will return to local shops."..."

Gay Place
Roasting Ursula
Columns  May 21, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Queerbomb Herein lies the power (for the sixth year in a row) of the word Queerbomb: Just say it, set a date, and 6-7,000 of your closest, queerest, creative class friends, curiously playful mainstream gays, neighbors, lovers, allies, kids, pets, granny-grampies, and supporters will show up at Fair Market (right across from the beloved Pine Street Station, R.I.P.). Sat., June 6, 6pm..."

Getting to Zero
Will Austin's green seif-image be realized with its "zero waste" goals?
News Story  November 13, 2014, by Robyn Ross
"...Austin generates far more glass than cities of comparable size, likely a reflection of its collegiate drinking culture. Glass is actually a headache for recycling facilities, because the market for it is poor, because it's heavy to transport, and because broken glass essentially sandblasts the equipment..."

All but Illegal
As the final provisions of HB 2 loom, Texas abortion clinics brace for closure
News Story  July 24, 2014, by Mary Tuma
"...The lack of providers will be a "logistical nightmare" for women and clinics – traveling delays care and necessitates additional costs. Researchers conclude HB 2 will result in increased rates of unintended pregnancy, unwanted births, a rise in self-induced abortion, and the use of clandestine or black-market providers, a near-certainty that "deeply" concerns the health research team..."

Project Connect Accelerates
As decisions near, controversy dogs urban rail plan
News Story  June 12, 2014, by Mac McCann and Michael King
"...Central Corridor Open House Sunday, June 22: 11am-3pm Barton Creek Farmers Market (South Lamar) 2323 S. Lamar (Lamar and Bluebonnet)..."

Need a Lyft? Rideshare Wars, the Sequel
New player brings rideshare back to city agenda
News Story  June 5, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Taxi Drivers Association of Austin Pres­ident Dave Passmore, who drives for Yellow Cab, said that he expects Council to approve the arrival of TNCs in some way soon, but stressed the importance of strict regulations to avoid a market saturation. Currently 756 taxi cabs are permitted to operate in Aus­tin: 467 for Yellow Cab, 187 for Austin Cab, and 108 for Lone Star..."

Then There's This: No Praise for Appraisal Process
Disparities in property values could prompt protest from county
News Column  June 5, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant, who with the Appraisal District's Marya Crigler has met with residents at community forums, also offered some insightful analysis of a state law that doesn't require disclosure of sales prices – "which makes the process of determining fair market value far more expensive and problematic than it should be." He said Texas is one of only nine states that don't require disclosure. Still a larger issue is the state's over-reliance on property taxes to fund public services, he said..."

Justice For Homeowners
Commissioners may challenge commercial appraisals
DAILY News  June 1, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...Austin and Travis County residents are not alone in their beef with a state law's loopholes that allow big commercial properties to be appraised well below their sales price or market value. Commercial property owners have both the law on their side and the financial means to appeal their way to lower market values in order to keep their taxes low...."

President of Austin LDEI Chapter Dies
Denice Woods led culinary service group during productive era
DAILY Food  May 20, 2014, by MM Pack
"...During her career, she was pastry chef at Sodexo and Dell in Austin, and executive chef at Caruth Haven Court in Dallas and The Inn on the Creek in Salado. She worked in the Central Market Cooking Schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin, where she was a particular favorite of Martin Yan when he came to teach..."

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
The ancient art of foraging for food is aged to perfection
Food Story  April 4, 2014, by Jessi Cape
"...You mean this little sidewalk-crack weed is not only extremely nutritious (and free!), but it tastes good, too? From there my memory flooded with the many foraged items I learned to pick and savor during childhood: wild Wisconsin blueberries, enough Texas pecans to fill a belly and break a back, and sweet droplets of nectar from wild honeysuckle vines. At some point, of course, I grew up, forgot, and proceeded to purchase everything from the grocery store or farmers' market..."

ACA Deadline Monday: Getting 'Out of the Box'
Advocacy organizations address lack of education
News Story  March 28, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"...The Affordable Care Act's Marketplace enrollment deadline of March 31 is only days away, and many Austinites without insurance are faced, in effect, with an ultimatum: Enroll in a health insurance plan now, or pay a fee later. [See also Update below.]..."

A Starring Role: Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Our man Brenner talks with the famed astrophysicist, because science.
DAILY Chronolog  November 26, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Because the space frontier is dangerous, and it's expensive, and it has unquantified risks. And under those conditions, you cannot establish a capital-market evaluation of that enterprise..."

Conspire Theatre
Out of prison, women find a new stage for telling their stories
Arts Story  July 12, 2013, by Katherine Catmull
"...After the event, the audience will be welcomed to join the performers at a free dinner catered by Central Market through the support of Bridget Dunlap, owner of numerous popular East Austin bars...."

Hot Hot Sweet
Give summer a licking with these catered frosty treats
Food Story  May 17, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Farmers' market and neighborhood grocery shoppers around Austin are familiar with these artisan paletas made in distinctive flavors by Laura and Manuel Flores, but their quality treats deserve a wider audience. Mom & Pops will deliver party orders to your home or business, and their portable paleta carts are available for events and festivals..."

Undiscovered Jewels
Formula One visitors get a taste of Austin's best hotel dining
Food Story  November 16, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood, Gracie Salem and Wes Marshall
"...Carefully Served." – that would encompass everything from planting herb gardens on hotel properties to reducing portion sizes, from local sourcing of seasonal ingredients to composting and recycling. Southwest Bistro introduced the local sourcing aspect of the program at a farmers' market-style cocktail party in late July, and Executive Chef Paul French is maintaining relationships with the vendors showcased at that party..."

HE'BREW Brings Chosen Beer to Texas
Shmaltz Brewing Product is Certified Kosher and It's Got Schtick
DAILY Food  October 24, 2012, by Amy Kritzer
"...How did HE’BREW make its way to Texas? After receiving more emails to bring their beer to Texas than any other state, they launched in Austin, Dallas and Houston just this past April during SXSW (see you can make a difference!) And we are already their number three market! Now you are probably thinking, WHERE CAN I GET THE BEER? Great question! HE’BREW can be found in H-E-B, Spec’s, Whole Foods, Central Market in addition to bars all over including Hopfields, Whip In, and more...."

Popovers at the Piggy Place
Pastry chef Jodi Elliott slings carbs & community at Foreign & Domestic
DAILY Food  September 28, 2012
"..."It’s exciting to have the chance to show a different side to F&D, that we do more than just savory food at dinner," she says over the roar of a blender during dinner prep at F&D. "It always surprises me how many people show up every week, because they could just go to Central Market or wherever and get a cinnamon roll, but they choose to come here and it’s a treat for them and that’s humbling."..."

Sweat, Equity
How vegan doughnuts can help fix the economy
Food Story  June 8, 2012, by Melanie Haupt
"...That logic isn't too far off the mark as far as Carlos Pérez de Alejo, co-founder and executive director of Cooperation Texas, is concerned. It is through that organization's Cooperative Business Institute, an incubator program for workers interested in starting their own cooperative, that Red Rabbit got its cooperative education – not to mention a crash course in the basics of starting a business, from feasibility studies to writing a business plan to marketing strategies..."

Some spirited sightseeing and an eight-course cupcake dinner in this week's food news
Food Column  July 8, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...In food business news around town, chef Andrew Francisco has joined forces with entrepreneur Gino Angulo and his wife in a new venture called the Kitchen Window (415 Jessie), part of a project called Jessie Street Eats behind Thom's Market, just off Barton Springs Road. We're eager to check this out....."

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 2-8
News Story  June 3, 2011
"...Sponsored by the Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building. $15; get your guidebook at Central Market or"

Gordon Ramsay scouts Texas, new chains arrive, and trailers go brick and mortar
Food Column  March 25, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Now we've got a lightning round of news about local businesses, so hang on. Look for a selection of Ararat's packaged Middle Eastern delights at local neighborhood groceries Fresh Plus, Live Oak Market, Whip In, and Brodie Park Market, as well as Sarah's Texas Pantry in Hutto....."

Day Trips
14 Pews in Houston's the Heights is a beautiful community center that screens indie films, books live music, and hosts community events
Columns  November 26, 2010, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...At the same time, the former sanctuary served as a neighborhood meeting hall. Since Grover put the building on the market in 2009, the Aurora has continued as a nomadic microcinema organization screening films at alternative art spaces around the city...."

Naked City
News Story  September 17, 2010
"...12. Unfortunately, it turns out that the owners of two Austin businesses featured – Farm to Market Grocery and Avenue Barber Shop, both on South Congress – had no idea their storefronts would be used in a campaign advertisement..."

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike
Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal
News Story  August 27, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Southwest Workers Union had been seeking a 7% pay raise for staff, including bus drivers and custodians. That may sound like a hefty hike, but, as union organizer Chavel Lopez noted, to support a family of three paying fair-market rent, "a worker would need to earn at least $35,788 to be able to meet their basic necessities..."

This week's local foodie news
Food Column  April 30, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Food journalist ( and Southern Foodways Alliance co-founder Toni Tipton-Martin is chair of the local IACP conference committee and will need plenty of assistance from our local food community to put on a great Austin showcase next June... Guests at this weekend's First Look Festival at the new Backyard at Bee Cave (13472 Bee Cave Pkwy., Bee Cave, 512/263-4146, will enjoy an all-local musical lineup as well as a trailer food court featuring some of Austin's tastiest mobile food vendors: Torchy's Tacos, sandwiches from Mandola's Italian Market, sausage wraps by Best Wurst, Smokey Mo's Bar-B-Q, and Giovanni's Pizza Stand..."

Point Austin: How Much for a Hanger?
Austin ponders the latest corporate incentive proposal
News Column  January 22, 2010, by Michael King
"...All the documents call these "new full-time jobs," although it remains uncertain just how many will be filled by Austinites, since presumably some of those suburban Marylanders will be perfectly happy to relocate to North­west Hills. But council members have been assured by Hanger that the D.C.-area labor market is relatively strong enough to hold many employees there, and Mayor Leffingwell told the Statesman that "he expects most of the 133 jobs to be created initially would be filled locally." There are no such guarantees in the agreement, and Hanger CEO Tom Kirk was reportedly less munificent-sounding in a recent conversation with representatives of Austin Interfaith...."

Event Menu
A guide to holiday foodie events around Austin
Food Column  December 11, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• The Jewish Community Association invites you to celebrate Chanukah in the Hood at Central Market (4001 N. Lamar, 206-1000)..."

Local participants, activists in Denmark for U.N. climate summit
News Story  December 11, 2009, by Katherine Gregor
"...Business Council for Sustain­able Development. (In fact, they believe they're the only member business attending – while major corporations like Dow, Shell, URS Corporation, and Veolia Environmental Services sit it out.) The two Austinites lead two related firms: EnviroMedia social marketing, founded in 1997, and Green Canary Sustainability Con­sult­ing, founded in March 2008..."

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Nov. 19-24
News Story  November 20, 2009
"...1-3pm. HOPE Farmers Market, E..."

Cap Metro Seeks More Feedback on Service Plan 2020
Transit authority mapping out the next 10 years, wants to hear from you next week
DAILY News  November 13, 2009, by Lee Nichols
"...• Capital Metro has contracted with Perteet, Inc., to conduct the comprehensive analysis. Perteet introduced preliminary recommendations to the public in August, after evaluating customer and bus operator feedback; route performance and existing ridership and commute patterns; and, market research..."

Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket
Engelhardt serves up a delectable combo platter of Texas barbecue suitable to savor
Food Story  October 30, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The UT Press has cornered the market on Texas barbecue coverage this year, first with Wyatt McSpadden's stunning book of barbecue photographs, followed by the perfect companion volume, a collection of oral histories that chronicle a true American regional cuisine. UT American studies professor and oral historian Elizabeth Engelhardt and an intrepid team of 11 graduate students spent months interviewing legendary Central Texas barbecue folks..."

Renewable Energy Island
Learning from Copenhagen, Post #5
DAILY News  October 7, 2009, by Katherine Gregor
"... We visited one of the three straw-fed community biomass heating plants that serve the villages; the straw burned is an agricultural byproduct that used to be burned in the fields. (There I was interviewed by an Australian ABC crew, filming a documentary to air in advance of COP15, and got to tell the Aussies all about renewable energy in Austin!) The local farmers, reportedly, are mostly delighted to have a market for their straw..."

Point Austin: Healthy Town Hall
While we wait for federal reform, the health-care work goes on
News Column  August 14, 2009, by Michael King
"...Although Naishtat tends not to crow about such things, he might also have added that it is the sort of government health-care program that works remarkably well, particularly for those people and regions that free-market health care ignores because there's simply not enough profit in it. Let Us Reason Together..."

Point Austin: Stepping on Your Punchline
When free speech becomes hate speech
News Column  July 24, 2009, by Michael King
"...As it happens, that was the same day that the station's owner, Emmis Austin Radio, announced it was canceling the weekday morning Todd & Don Show, following a week of protests by the Austin Hispanic community of the show's July 14 episode and an initial two-week suspension of co-hosts Todd Jeffries and Don Pryor. At a Mon­day afternoon press conference held at Plaza Saltillo, Emmis vice president and market manag­er Scott Gillmore announced that after hearing from listeners and consulting with community leaders, "We determined that the cancellation of the show was the right thing to do for our employees, our station, our company ....."

Of Barflies & Allies
The story of Austin's straight allies and gay bars
Features Story  June 5, 2009, by Andy Campbell and Kate X Messer
"..."Twenty-two years ago I came from Lebanon, fresh into the business, and started helping," she says emphatically. "I know no prejudice." Antoinette's warm reputation, especially with gay bars and LGBT nonprofits was earned through her marketing and public-service work..."

Two Years Gone – How Many Left to Save the Planet?
This Earth Day, urgent evidence of global warming should kick the Austin Climate Protection Plan into higher gear
News Story  April 17, 2009, by Katherine Gregor
"...He fills the "green leader" position that Duncan left vacant, responsible for the ACPP, energy efficiency, green building, plug-in hybrids, and more. He brings national experience as a leader in renewable energy, green power, tradable carbon credits, and new energy market development..."

Res Publica
Events for good citizens, March 5-12
News Story  March 6, 2009
"...AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING 4pm. Central Market North, 4001 N..."

Res Publica
There are all kinds of ways to be a good citizen this week, Dec. 4-10
News Story  December 5, 2008
"...Tours leave from three spots: Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar, 9am; Sunset Valley Farmers Market, 3200 Jones, 9:30am; Austin Farmers' Market, Fourth & Guadalupe, 10:05am..."

Rainin in Paradize
Manu Chao, changing the world one neighborhood at a time
Music Story  September 26, 2008, by Raoul Hernandez
"...I don't know how to analyze my music, but apparently it's unique. I remember back then, coming to the United States, how the market was supercompartmentalized..."

April 24-May 1
News Story  April 25, 2008
"...6pm. Central Market North, 4001 N..."

April 17-24
News Story  April 18, 2008
"...LIVING GREEN FESTIVAL An Earth Day celebration brought to you by the Austin Farmers' Market and Austin Green Art. 9am-6pm..."

Solar Celebrity HelioVolt Lands in Austin
Darling of international renewable energy circles to build its first solar-manufacturing plant here
News Story  February 8, 2008, by Daniel Mottola
"...Economically, it's no longer possible to dismiss companies like HelioVolt as green pipe-dreamers beckoning solar's ever-distant advent. HelioVolt set industry and local records by raising $101 million in its latest round of fundraising (topping Dell), and some of its contemporaries were among 2007's top worldwide financial successes, with some posting remarkable 100% to 365% stock-market gains..."

Naked City
News Story  November 30, 2007
"...• Austin's October home sales are down 15% from last year. The report, from the Austin Board of Realtors, indicates tightening credit markets are affecting the local market..."

Dumped by County, BFI Takes Landfill Plan to TCEQ
County rejects BFI deal but isn't willing to fight landfill proposal at state level
News Story  November 16, 2007, by Daniel Mottola
"...BFI district manager Brad Dugas said last month that Sun­set Farms could fill its permitted capacity by 2011 at present disposal rates and that BFI has had difficulty locating a new landfill site due to "not in my back yard concerns." "I believe we provide a valuable service to the community," Dugas said. "We want to stay in business in the Austin market, and in order to provide uninterrupted service, we need that additional capacity to continue to look for a new landfill in the area." Dugas added that most people don't realize how much BFI's disposal rate of 3,000 tons of waste per day really is..."

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