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Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon
Music Story  October 10, 2003, by Graham Reynolds
"...Ginny Kalmbach never meant to own a bar. Yet through a few twists and turns, she's quietly become the queen of Austin's honky-tonk scene, and her bar, along with the Broken Spoke, is its epicenter..."

Top 10 Austin Food Blogs
Food Story  January 3, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...It may just be a logical outcome of the "Nothing succeeds like success" maxim: Perhaps certain food blogs get noticed, which in turn spurs the creators to greater and greater effort, which makes for increased posting, more beautiful design, pithier writing, and greater scope. In any case, though I evaluated more than a hundred active Austin food blogs, there are many repeats from last year and only a few newcomers to the list...."

Top 10 Austin Food Blogs
Food Story  January 4, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...It takes a lot of talent, dedication, ability, and endurance to successfully keep a blog going, especially as, the vast majority of the time, it's a labor of love (read: working for free). Nevertheless, Austin has more than 100 active food blogs covering all aspects of our collective culinary life..."

No Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later
Chronicle revisits smoking ban at bars, music venues
DAILY News  September 4, 2015, by R.U. Steinberg
"...On May 7, 2005, Austin citizens cast their ballots regarding an ordinance to ban smoking in nearly all public places, including bars, music venues, and bowling alleys...."

Playback: 2013 – That's a Wrap
Twelve months of boom recapped
Music Column  December 27, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...I've had the feeling all year that everything in Austin has become unnecessary. The city doesn't need another food trailer, 5K race, tattoo shop, taco restaurant, or one more big hotel scraping the skyline..."

Playback: Dale Watson Tapes 'Austin City Limits'
Austin country icon finally scores an Austin City Limits taping
Music Column  November 22, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...The silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser Dale Watson finally gets his own Austin City Limits taping on Monday...."

Stefanie Distefano's Public Mosaics Mirror Austin's Bright and Vivid Streets
And these good shards aren't hard to find, man
DAILY Arts  February 27, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Maybe that somebody is you – because you're here in Austin, where Distefano has created an array of public mosaics built from shattered mirrorglass and the broken fragments of her own colorful ceramic works. Maybe you've seen the Virgin and the Gandhi on the exterior of East First Grocery at Cesar Chavez & Comal, a double mosaic recently awarded Best Of Austin in the Chronicle's annual celebration of all things local and laudable..."

First Night Austin: New Year's Festival Names New Director
First Night International's executive director brings decades of experience with First Night to the local celebration
Arts Story  June 20, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...First Night Austin's incoming executive director may be new to town, but he's an old hand at managing this international New Year's Eve celebration of the arts. Dave Sullivan, whose hiring was made public by the local nonprofit on June 4, first served as director of corporate relations for First Night Boston, the first First Night celebration, which was launched 32 years ago..."

A Parting Plan for Austin's Downtown Parks
Dunkerley pushes new plan to preserve Austin's open spaces
News Story  June 6, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...As a parting gift to Austin citizens, retiring Mayor Pro Tem Betty Dunkerley will place on the council agenda today (Thursday) a resolution to create a comprehensive Downtown Open Spaces Plan. It notes that the denser our urban core gets, the more precious and valuable its open spaces become..."

First Night Austin
The recent resignation of its director won't stop the New Year's Eve event from rockin'
Arts Story  August 28, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...The news earlier in August that First Night Austin's executive director had resigned had a distressingly familiar ring to it. It was three years ago this very month that the arts organization released the very same news..."

The Hills Are Alive
The Hill Country is teaming with Austin songwriters.
Music Story  May 9, 2003, by Margaret Moser
"...James, it turns out, once owned the no-frills honky-tonk west of Austin. A few years ago, Poodie Locke, better known as Willie's right-hand man, bought it..."

Chiseled in Stone
An appreciation of honky-tonk veteran Billy Dee
Music Story  October 10, 2003, by Graham Reynolds
"...People talk a lot about Austin, about Austin now, and about Austin then. People say Austin is a special place, but that the things that make it special are disappearing..."

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
Chocolate beer, pecan gelato, and lots of sausage
DAILY Food  October 3, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra...."

Hot Line to Jesus
Edison's Speaking Phonograph
Music Story  August 28, 1998, by Jay Hardwig
"...Does George Jones know all this? Does he care? It's his music I'm listening to at the Horseshoe Lounge, after all - his electric guitar and amplified bass. Patrons of the South Austin watering hole do not..."

Best Week of the Year
Glancing at this week's sonic landscape, old and new
DAILY Music  December 29, 2008, by Margaret Moser
"...Make that the best two weeks, give or take a few days. The holidays are Austin's gift to itself..."

A Transcript of Passing Fancy
Q&A with Rubber Repertory's Matt Hislope and Josh Meyer
Arts Story  October 10, 2008
"...Austin Chronicle: Tell me about this Evening of Forcefeeding you did in college...."

The Roost
Wells Branch Parkway venue to serve far north Austin
DAILY Music  December 18, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...Austin’s newest live music venue, the Roost, is scheduled to open before the end of the year and already has a marque performance on the books: a New Year’s Eve date with Joe Ely...."

When I'm 64
Veteran musicians retire to Austin
Music Story  February 4, 2005, by Margaret Moser
"...Ball was leaving a lifetime of performing, producing, and acting, heading southwest for a permanent winter. He'd set his sights on Austin years before, telling Doug Sahm of his intentions..."

The Country Shuffle
Justin Trevino, the voice of angels
Music Story  June 8, 2001, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Blind since birth, Trevino entered the world via Brownsville in 1973, moving to Austin with his family four years later. Here in the outlaw country capital of the world, Trevino got his first guitar at age 7, and began taking lessons..."

Sad Stories and Steel Guitars
Tearjoint Troubador Ted Roddy's Country Soul
Music Story  November 10, 2000, by Christopher Gray
"...Four take place on the road. Alternately drinking tequila with eager señoritas in a border town, dancing with a partner that's "got somebody at home who treats me like a stepping stone," and extinguishing his sorrows at "a place where lonely people like to come sit around and cry," the Austin mainstay has problems with his love life on more than one occasion..."

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