The Blanton Museum of Art
"...They love what they love passionately. But sometimes that love becomes transgressive, and that's the first bloody motivation in "Don't Ever Change," the latest gore-and-giggles short from Austin filmmaker Don Swaynos..."
"...But then, like any good suitor, the Aggies promised to change. The school moved to the SEC..."
"...It's just a matter of time, they say, before Texas goes all in for lasting marijuana-law reform. The question is how quickly things will move, and what shape the future will take. Change Follows Experience..."
"..."We don't want to see animals being hurt or killed in our community," she says. "[But] our first priority and the police's priority should be protecting humans." Barking for Change..."
"...It's hard to believe the utopian thinking when we look back in history in the United States, even only as far as radio, seeing how it started with a kind of government subsidy, was rapidly taken over by major financial interests, and very quickly crowded out the original innovators. The brilliant inventors were channeled into commercialization, and any attempt thereafter to increase its innovative value or its potential for difference and for change was immediately crowded out by government, in the form of the FCC..."
"...Meanwhile, the Wal-Mart deal was done. Advocates of the big box ordinance, including Kirfman and Liveable City members, believe that big box whose provisions would have required a public hearing, expanded neighborhood notification, and a council vote on a conditional use permit for the Wal-Mart could have been enacted in time to change the project...."
"...To address that question, the Chronicle asked participants from three panels on race and gender at this year's Fest to share their thoughts on how – or if – the Internet can foster change, work for social justice, and in short, help us all get along. Samhita Mukhopadhyay is an editor for Feministing.com and a Web manager at the Oakland, Calif.-based Center for Media Justice..."
"...That, too, makes me really happy. It would mean that there is no final Judgment Day; everything that is just turns into everything that will be, the universe revealed as an eternal shape-changer..."
"...Ten have majority Hispanic student populations, with 30% to 76% of students at limited English proficiency and 78% to 97% economically disadvantaged. There is a 40% mobility rate, as families often change apartments, and children consequently switch schools, with inevitable disruption to their education..."
"...We are not simply pissed off liberal Democrats, we are Greens. And we are willing to vote for a Democrat when they offer a compelling vision that is largely compatible with our values – Kucinich's popularity among the Greens is evidence enough of that, as is our local party's willingness to endorse a quality Democrat with a long track record in the community for the state Legislature. In all likelihood, I will be casting my vote for the Green nominee for president in the fall of 2004 – why? Because avoiding four more years of Bush is not worth putting up with 40 more years of Bushism. We need real change, not the faux alternative offered by the corporate-dominated Democratic Party..."
"...The total project would be about 50,000 square feet, with 130 to 138 beds, and anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet of retail. The project would need a zoning change from City Council..."
"...Talton tried to ban the placement of foster children in gay or lesbian households (HB 1911 and 194), but a well-organized counterattack -- some 300 people registered their opposition at a hearing on HB 1911 -- effectively deep-sixed the bill. The DOMA measure (SB 7) does not threaten to change the status quo dramatically, since the state never recognized gay unions in the first place -- it's just one more insult piled on injury..."
"...At first I felt sorry for them, but after a period of time I came to feel contempt. In the words of our neighborhood newsletter “some feel sorry for these people, but if they observed them for one day I think they would change their mind.” It is true, I watched them sitting on the edge of the road, drinking, littering, a bit intimidating on a dark night when you pull up to the light. Then there is Robbie..."
"...All acts and times subject to change without notice. Sat., Sept..."
"... To date Austin does not have a law or policy against panhandling. However, I read recently that a group called Real Change, a program led by six Austin charitable organizations, is combating this problem..."
"...I had a hell of a time at this year's AGLIFF. The films were well curated and the Alamo Ritz was a fun and a welcome change for the film festival..."
"...DB: Actually, I ended up making a career change while my sons came into the documentary business I had founded and ended up purchasing it. I became involved in marketing with the Seton health care chain out of Houston and the St..."
"...He has never lost an election, and despite two grand jury investigations into alleged wrongdoing, has never been indicted. And he's still a remarkably agile politician, capable of responding to the state's changing political landscape. His abrupt change of direction on tax policy demonstrates how fast Bullock can move..."
"...This petty taunting, however, could not sway me from the truth: Obama=Change...."
"...Rick Piltz worked for 10 years as a senior associate within the U.S. government's Climate Change Science Program, which coordinates the research efforts of multiple federal agencies..."
"...You can’t fake what you’re talking about. You have to be the change that you want to see..."
"...Some commissioners were OK with the interactions; some were not. The issue – and the divided court that it brings – continues to fester, and periodically surfaces at court, with Gómez and Precinct 1 Commissioner Ron Davis defending facilities head Roger El Khoury, while Huber and sometimes Eckhardt try to push their colleagues into a change..."
"...When it comes down to it, those opposed to the rapidly developing landscape of Austin are usually afraid we're losing the city we love – the whole reason we all moved here (or stayed here) in the first place. But we could all stand to learn a lesson from the Jacoby family, which has embraced change in the best way possible: by honoring the past while simultaneously growing with the needs and wants of our evolving city...."
"...Varty describes the broader support for tightening restrictions as indeed reflecting a "sea change," and she credits meetings sponsored by the DAA and Council Member Sheryl Cole as bringing together all the stakeholders and allowing the conversation to move away from "just pounding on the homeless." She says that there's a new willingness among providers to acknowledge the predicament of "entertainment district" businesses, and business owners are realizing the desperate need for more affordable housing. "I think ultimately that the Downtown community," she adds, "both businesses and residences, are going to have to contribute to the solution, if there's ever going to be a solution." Not Unanimous..."
"...You speak up. You try to change it..."
"..."And this history of vigilantism towards Latino people isn't recognized by the Minutemen. They come down here without realizing the fear that is in this community." Raised on the border in Douglas, Ariz., Ybarra has watched the dividing line change from what was simply a strip of land where he played with friends to a huge metal wall defended by people with guns..."
"...In Portland, neighborhood associations and their boundaries are, once again, adopted by city council resolution, and seldom if ever change. The Austin way, where any old sods can go down to the Annex and create a new Neighborhood Association with themselves as its board, is completely unknown (indeed, seemingly appalling) to Portland policymakers..."
"...But a careful look at legislative electoral politics suggests that while the Republican Party is not sitting this race out, it might be content to wait until 2002 before putting too much money and effort into District 48. In 2001, redistricting will radically change the political landscape, most certainly in the GOP's favor..."
"...It hasn't been in the interest of either party to address the stagnation of buying-power that traps the lower half of the American workforce. One administration gives some benefits, another administration takes some away, but the basic situation of half the American workforce does not change...."
"...A native New Orleanian accustomed to strange weather, photographer Natasha Sanchez (www.diosaphotography.com) noted climatic changes with a white Christmas in 2004. In May 2005, she wore jeans and a sweater to Jazz Fest, and in late August she was evacuated from her home for what would turn out to be one of this year's worst natural disasters..."
"..."That number was thrown out to say, 'this is the kind of package that we could put together,'" he said. "The number could change depending on location, but at this point I think what's important is that we would like AMD to stay in Central Texas, if not Austin." As for the amount itself, Garza noted, "Obviously this is a much bigger investment -- $3 to $4 billion -- so I think that's a lot more value of what's being added to somebody's tax base..."
"...Then there's the question of why, when Bush became governor, did he not put his interest in the team -- his most valuable asset -- into a blind trust like he did with his other assets? Two years ago, Bush explained that putting his share of the team into the trust would have been a change in team ownership. And that, he said, "would have required a vote of the baseball owners," a move Bush said was "unnecessary..."
"...what's the best way to put it? If Willingham had had financial means, this would never have happened. There would have been a change of venue somehow or that case would not have [gone forward]...."
"..."Anybody who's not angry about injustice has a mental problem," Laughlin said. "[Turner] was angry and also intolerant of people who did nothing to change injustice."..."
"...As Mayor Adler pursues funding through the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge, he's right to point out that although drastic change may not seem possible, it is possible..."
"...Public education was pretty good. The national debt was pocket change..."
"...It forced me to be disciplined. I learned about the business of television work -- working with script changes, working under pressure."..."
"...• Noon, NBC: The National Dog Show: That's right: You don't even have to change the channel to get another few hours of choreographed movements, outrageous outfits, and excitable participants – this time with four legs...."
"...Record that changed your life?..."
"...In a press release, Perry's office explained: "Strings attached to the unemployment insurance stimulus dollars would require an unprecedented change in Texas' definition of unemployment, increasing the tax burden borne by Texas employers. This increased burden would counteract the stimulus package's objective of job creation by leading companies to limit hiring and raise prices on products, hindering their ability to overcome the economic crisis and ultimately limiting growth."..."
"...If the people demand this then why was the switch so sudden and secretive? For a station that gave myself and my parents years of classic and truly great music I would expect a going-away bash or, at the very least, an announcement. I think this deserves an investigation. In the eyes of the corporate media it seems to be "the time of the season for anger, artificial change, and getting it on for just one night."..."
"...Describing herself as a "freelancer attempting to be a force for good or change," Stern's been helping to evacuate critically ill and endangered children for years. "In fact, I've brought numerous kids from Africa to Austin, to Dell Children's Hospital for heart surgery, with this amazing organization called HeartGift..."
"...One day shy of Earth Day, Zimmerman renewed his charge against climate change science. Council passed an item authorizing a $116,000 contract with a research group led by Dr..."
"...The protest was WDP's largest to date, but just one of the many ways the organization has attempted to creatively effect political change for its membership, which is composed almost entirely of immigrants. In the years between its founding in 2002 and now, WDP has released a study examining the construction industry in five Texas cities, won an ordinance ensuring rest breaks for Austin construction workers, fought for city financial incentives for development to be tied to higher labor standards, incubated a future City Council member (Greg Casar), and expanded its offices to Dallas, among other things...."
"...That observation proves true of Swaynos' uproarious short, "Don't Ever Change," which fuses brutalist murder with a scorching satire of celebrity worship. Swaynos, too, sees his work as a means of dealing with the times: "I certainly believe that making things that are angry, or cathartic – both of which horror movies can be – makes sense..."