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Faster Than Sound: Pop Goes the Arts District
Fight over an empty lot near Riverside Drive intensifies, Xetas’ Kana Harris will open Bluebonnet Records in Lockhart, and Why Bonnie get a peachy opening gig
Music Column  January 10, 2019, by Rachel Rascoe
"...Happily, the cap city crew brings its bright, bustling pop to Cheer Up Charlies this Sat., Jan. 12, for the release of Peach Bloom Records' Lonestar: A Texas Friends & Family Compilation..."

The World Is Flat
How King of the Hill helped make Texas three-dimensional again
Screens Story  September 11, 2009, by Cindy Widner
"...As a regional comedy in a country where regional identity has largely disappeared, King of the Hill walks a fine, smart line, creating sort of site-specific characters and situations with transcendent appeal: patriarch and propane (and propane accessories) salesman Hank Hill; no-nonsense wife Peggy (a substitute Spanish teacher and Boggle champ); and their odd, round son Bobby, who shows no interest in sports or cars and wants to be a prop comic; along with Hank's sidekicks Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer and assorted neighbors, strangers, relatives, friends, and nemeses – all grappling with the surprisingly interesting minutiae of their lives in Arlen, Texas...."

Electric Skaterland
Austin births a Roller Derby renaissance
Sports Story  November 27, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...Across the nation, 11 other teams who had fought their way through regional qualifiers were preparing for nationals the same way, with the same dedication. Cat, known outside of derby as Franny Zarate, said: "It takes over your life, but you get to travel the whole country and stay with all these new friends..."

Naked City
News Story  February 9, 2007
"...If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it claiming it would encourage smoking?" – Gov. Rick Perry, defending his executive order to provide HPV vaccinations for all Texas girlsHeadlines• The memory and legacy of Texas icon Molly Ivins was celebrated Sunday in a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church, followed by a well-oiled reception at Scholz Garten, hoisted by several hundred friends, family, readers, and hangers-on...."

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Catfish, outlaws, and armadillos
DAILY Travel  May 2, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Kay & Friends Ensemble Concert May 20, Fredericksburg,"

Kitty at Her Foot, and She Wants to Touch It
DAILY Sports  February 18, 2008, by Sofia Resnick
"...Curly's blond curls darted about the track as she fought her way through the Cowgirls' blockers, whose arms were no doubt still sore from holding themselves against the bedpost all Thursday night. Of course, she did land on her ass – which hung out of her pink leopard outfit – several times at the swoops of Trixie, a feisty, skinny, tough Rollergirl, who demonstrated the most energetic plays among her skating friends and foes. The Rhinestone Cowgirls' Mummy Dearest seemed to be having the toughest time..."

Roller Derby Update: 8/7/10
Putas vs Hellcats and traveling Texecutioners
DAILY Sports  August 7, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Before then, there'll be screenings of Hell on Wheels in Phoenix, Ariz.; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and up the road in Marfa. All those screenings will be held in conjunction with local derby leagues, so if you have any friends out West, tell 'em to check out an original Austin film about an original Austin sport...."

To C-Boy, With Love
Continental Club maverick Steve Wertheimer pays tribute to his mentor – with a nightclub
Music Story  January 31, 2014, by Michael Corcoran
"...Billy Gibbons would take a busload of Houston friends to the Rome Inn on Mondays to see the T-Birds and immortalized the "fiend scene" on "Lowdown in the Street" from ZZ Top's 1979 album Degüello: "So roam on in, it ain't no sin to get low down in the street." That same year, the T-Birds paid tribute to the lovable man in the sweat-stained blue T-shirt with slow harp instrumental "C-Boy's Blues" from their debut LP Girls Go Wild...."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  January 26, 2007
"...Cave had been missing for two days before her body was found in Pitonyak's empty apartment, dismembered in the bathtub, with a hacksaw lying on her chest. Reportedly, Cave had a history of drug use, and her friends told the Statesman they suspected she hung around Pitonyak when she was using..."

Austin Filmmaking, Ten Years After
Film director Richard Linklater interviews Bob Ray, the director of the new Austin-made movie Rock Opera, about the Austin Film scene over the past 10 years.
Screens Story  September 3, 1999, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...I used to write a lot. I'd try to write scripts for comic books of me and my friends, and illustrate my writing..."

Shaken, Not Stirred
Food Column  May 6, 1999, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Lamar, 326-8323) have added catering director Matthew Wendel (450-1099) to their staff for private parties and special events. Friends celebrated a birthday with an elegant afternoon tea party there just last weekend...."

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 8-15
News Story  October 9, 2009
"...DÍA DE LA RAZA Join the United East Austin Coalition and Friends of the MACC to celebrate anti-Columbus Day. 6:30pm..."

Off the Record
The fast and the furious: the sentencing of J Kapone, Steve Wertheimer's Hot Rod Revolution, and 'How to Tour in a Band or Whatever'
Music Column  November 19, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...The case, dubbed "Operation Kumbaya" due to the 13 law enforcement agencies involved, was part of a six-year investigation into a local drug ring with ties to Mexican drug cartels that resulted in 20 convictions. "I'd like to apologize to my family, friends, and those that helped and supported my music career," Rodriguez said during the sentencing..."

Finally, some SXSW wristband info – act fast! – and a rare Doug Sahm film appearance hits DVD. Elsewhere, Charles Attal and 'Misprint' magazine add to their local legends.
Music Column  February 24, 2006, by Christopher Gray
"...The Continental, meanwhile, is a brief cab ride away, as is Auditorium Shores, where the lineups are now set for free shows on the Town Lake Stage: Mr. Lif, Blackalicious, Spoon, and Echo & the Bunnymen Thursday; Rosanne Cash, Josh Ritter, and the Little Willies (aka Norah Jones and friends) Friday; and an all-day affair saluting Louisiana Saturday with Houston's Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint, Sam Moore, and more..."

Public Notice
Columns  August 8, 1997, by Kate X Messer
"...Austin Travis County Humane Society Animal friends to love and love. 837-7985, ext.227...."

Get Your Goat On at Windy Hill Farm
An interview with Ty Wolosin
DAILY Food  September 1, 2012, by Jessi Cape
"...“You have to have a set of rules, but it benefits everyone,” he says. Education and research is essential and these friends and industry companions join forces with other integral parts of the Austin web, such as Boggy Creek and HOPE market to unite on the organic, local food front..."

Naked City
Happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  January 7, 2005, by Lee Nichols
"...The legacy of Mack Kidd could fill a book, but friends and colleagues of the 3rd District Court of Appeals justice will remember him most as a "wonderful human being." Kidd, 63, died unexpectedly earlier this week. A progressive Democrat, the Austin resident was widely recognized as a legal whiz who did not let politics influence his decisions as an appellate judge, a position he held since 1991..."

Austin soldiers on beyond SXSW with hot rods, SPAM, and puking
Music Column  March 28, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...We're just lucky we're nice white kids from Canada." Meanwhile, in Houston, a disagreement over proper rodeo etiquette concerning Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." led to blows. A 16-year-old Houston youth and his friends chose to remain seated during the song, thus offending a nearby spectator, who chose to douse them with beer while suggesting they "go back to Iraq." The resulting fisticuffs led to a $200 "mutual combat" citation for both parties, with possible further legal action to follow..."

Columns  April 14, 2000
"...Stop exploiting and spoiling this child like a bunch of pimps. Has the lust for ratings become so bad that you have to pick on a child involved in a situation that really concerns only his family and some friends? The coverage of this story has gotten even more out of control than the "Baby Jessica's stuck in a well" story we got hammered with many years ago...."

You thought SXSW was the spring festival end-all/be-all? You thought wrong.
Music Column  April 5, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...Phoning from the hospital, Duet reports that he plans to turn the pain into inspiration with an art exhibit focusing on hands and some new El Pathos tunes. Duet gets a little help from his friends with a benefit on Thursday, April 11, at the Longbranch Inn, where Churchwood, the Hickoids, and the Beaumonts entertain...."

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