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The Fresh and the Cured
Two local charcuterie wizards surf the old wave
Food Story  December 24, 2010, by Mick Vann
"...Salt & Time has hit a high mark, producing dry-cured sausages that any small, traditional village in Italy would be proud of. Runkle is taking the best of our local meats and making them better, using only salt, spices, skill, and patience. Kocurek Family"

That Time of the Month
Christian Remde spans the calendar year with his Twelve Films Project
Screens Story  July 15, 2011, by Melanie Haupt
"...Remde's current charcuterie project, for the purposes of the short film context, focuses on Lawrence and Lee Ann Kocurek and how they and their dedicated team at Kocurek Family Charcuterie are working to recover European-style tradition and technique, with an emphasis on local ingredients. The Kocureks specialize in what mainstream bologna eaters might find repellent – blood sausages, pâtés, rillettes, and terrines..."

A Moveable - and Musical - Feast
Eating at ACL Fest
Music Story  September 7, 2007
"...This Hawaiian-born national chain has a definite local connection with chef/partner Austinite Larry Kocurek on the range. Kocurek's island-inspired Texas festival menu includes kalua pork nachos, Mongolian ribs with hoisin barbecue sauce, grilled shrimp on skewers with wasabi cocktail sauce, and chocolate-soufflé brownies..."

We picked up lots of newsy tidbits at last weekend's Austin Food & Wine Festival
Food Column  May 3, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Spending Friday Downtown at the Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W and the Taste of Texas kickoff event in Republic Square Park yielded lots of newsy tidbits to share. New Trace chef de cuisine Larry Kocurek is glad to be back in Austin, and his charcuterie skills are a regular feature on the new menus there..."

Visions of Sugarplums
Local bakers create distinctive pastries this holiday season
Food Story  December 17, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Shoppers were enthusiastic about having some of their favorite baked goods available there again, and Brinckman enjoyed becoming part of the market community. "As members of the market, we're encouraged to purchase ingredients from other vendors there, so I get my eggs from Smith & Smith, I use Larry Kocurek's bacon, sausage made from Richard­son's pork, Round Rock Honey, and seasonal fruits, nuts, and vegetables from different farms..."

It's Time for Wine and Swine
Annual cook-off raises grant money with porkiliciousness
DAILY Food  November 19, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Larry Kocurek of Counter 3 . FIVE ..."

Chefs Go Nose to Tail at Wine & Swine
Annual pig roast raises culinary innovation grant funds
DAILY Food  November 9, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Fire-roasted pork loin with Morcilla from chef Larry Kocurek of Trace at the W..."

Local Restaurants Curing Their Own
Food Story  April 10, 2009, by Mick Vann
"...Roy's (340 E. Second, 391-1500, Larry Kocurek cures guanciale, pork brasaola, prosciutto, and salami...."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  June 9, 2006
"...• Legendary UT softball pitcher Cat Osterman ended her glittering career on the road in Oklahoma City, with a 2-0 Saturday loss to UCLA in the NCAA World Series. Osterman competed in the Olympics, and her record at UT included 136 wins, 85 shutouts, an NCAA record 2,256 strikeouts, and an amazing 20 no-hitters. Naked City• Travis County turned a shade bluer Wednesday as District Court Judge Julie Kocurek officially retired her Republican spurs and declared herself a Democrat..."

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
News Story  December 31, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The 23-year-old Killeen resident arrested last March after driving a car through a SXSW crowd gathered on Red River Street, killing four, was found guilty of capital murder in November and sentenced to life in prison. 6) The Plot to Kill Julie Kocurek..."

Will a new culinary concept keep the venerable eatery in step?
Food Review  July 26, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The warm spinach salad ($14) with chunks of fingerling potatoes, bacon lardons, and young greens in a sweet-tangy dressing topped by a soft-poached egg could certainly make a meal enhanced with servings from the bread basket. Flaky halibut is served on a bed of roasted vegetables ($38) and crispy-skinned snapper filet ($38) comes with a black-eyed pea ragout, and they paired exceptionally well with a wine, a Favaro Erbaluce from Piedmont, suggested by sommelier LeeAnn Kocurek..."

Event Menu
Moveable feasts and roving wine tours
Food Column  September 17, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Chef Lawrence Kocurek offers a class on French sauces. $55 per person; Sunday, Sept..."

The Short Unhappy Life of Sophia King
The APD shooting death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
News Story  August 2, 2002, by Lucius Lomax
"...bench. District Court Judge Julie Kocurek had agreed to take the position adjudicating felonies, but her fellow criminal district judges refused, citing the bureaucratic hurdles of transferring mental health cases to her court and taking over parts of her docket...."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  October 3, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...6, kicking off a three-week-long window for citizens to vote on which elements they like best. (Mayor Will Wynn and ECT board Chair Neal Kocurek will complete the first surveys.) An eight-page insert containing details of all four scenarios will be included in next week's Chronicle and other local papers..."

Chronicle Endorsements: Travis County
Endorsements for district attorney, county sheriff, judges, constables, and more
News Story  October 20, 2016

Chronicle Endorsements: State of Texas
Senate, House, State Board of Education, and more races
News Story  October 20, 2016

Looking for 'Real' Democrats
A report from the endorsement circus
News Story  January 25, 2008, by Lee Nichols
"...And apparently no sin was too old: Another fight flared when 427th Court candidate Karyl Anderson Krug was asked why she voted in the Republican primary in 1998. She said she couldn't remember for certain, but perhaps it was to vote for then-Republican Judge Julie Kocurek (who has since turned Dem)..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  May 17, 2002
"...Beverly Griffith's supporters would seem to make an even more interesting and diverse "Tribe." Griffith received the support of every environmental organization in Austin, neighborhood leaders from across town, as well as a slew of Democratic clubs like the South and West Austin Democrats. Admittedly this might constitute the "Tribe," but what of Griffith supporters like former Mayor Roy Butler, retired Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, Old Austin icon Willie Kocurek, NOKOA publisher Akwasi Evans and former aide to Lady Bird Johnson and living Democratic legend Liz Carpenter? Jeez Louise! If that were the "Tribe" I'd love to be a fly on the wall at their secret meetings! Can you imagine what the initiation rituals might be?..."

For the Record
Columns  May 15, 1998
"...I filed for District Four after visiting with parents, teachers, and friends, without any prior political experience and without any agenda other than my interest in schools and children, much the same way in which Ave Wahrmund began her campaign. I sought advice from people such as Willie Kocurek, Gary McKenzie, and Tom Agnor, as well as other board members, and I know Ms..."

Mayor's Race Contribution & Expenditure Reports
News Story  April 25, 1997
"...Other Notable Contributions: Insurance executive David Morgan, $5,000; investor Steven Dallas, $5,000; Bob Gregory, Texas Disposal Systems, $2,500; car dealer Nyle Maxwell, $2,000; Gary Farmer of Title Insurance, $2,000; Dick and Sharon Davis of Bonds & Insurance Services, Omaha, Nebraska, $1,500; restaurant investor Ronnie Roark, $2,000; Robert Riviere, investment banker, $2,000; car dealers Charles and Doug Maund, $2,000; energy executive Ben Campbell, $1,000; car dealer Curt Johnson, $1,000; Kenny Dryden of Title Insurance, $1,000; auto repair king John Nash, $1,000; car dealer Curt Johnson, $1,000; restaurant investor Lampros Moumouris, $1,000; restaurant investor Athanases Stamatopoulos, $1,000; restaurant investor Jamil Boukarim, $1,000; restaurant investor William Hardee, $1,000; banker David Hartman, $1,000; auto dealer Bill Cromwell, $500; Laura Beuerlein of Title Insurance, $500; car dealer Bill McMorris, $500; consultant Vaughn Brock, $500; Hotel PAC, $500; builder Patrick Flynn, Jr., $500; real estate investor William Burrow, Jr. $250; point of light Willie Kocurek, $100; homemaker Ann Pieratt, $250; Eastside Rev..."

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