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Outbox: The Death of Snail Mail?
Local company turns your physical mailbox into an inbox
DAILY Screens  November 16, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...I've looked at the website again and again. Outbox: A service that takes your snail mail, opens it, scans it, and sends it to your iPad..."

SXSW Music Interview: Snail Mail
18-year-old indie rock wiz delivers diaristic earnestness and minimalist melodies
Music Story  March 8, 2018, by Rachel Rascoe
"...The indie rock wiz has since signed with Matador Records and finished up her first full-length as Snail Mail. The 18-year-old says those industry growing pains directed the album’s more pronounced take on her earnestly diaristic, minimalist melodies...."

E-Mail Chitchat
Screens Column  December 18, 1998, by Margaret Moser
"...This change in schedule is good for our TV nights, but the best part of his being employed is e-mail. I had five from him on Monday and six on Tuesday..."

Open for Business: The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Now accepting your stories by snail mail or – wait for it – online
Arts Story  January 19, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...As this edition will be the 25th time the Chronicle has solicited your handcrafted tales, we've tried to work out ways to mark that milestone. We'll save most of those for the time when we choose our finalists and winners (late May/early June), but here's one change you might find significant: We'll now accept submissions electronically as well as by snail mail..."

RIP Outbox
Austin-based mail service closes up shop
DAILY Screens  January 22, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...The team's goal was simple: They wanted to do away with your physical mail problem. (If you don't think you have one, think again when that stupid Tuesday mailer of coupons arrives and explodes everywhere.) They promised to swoop by, check your mail for you, scan everything, and deliver it to your inbox, then help you unsubscribe from some of those peskier people...."

Television fans who organize to keep their favorite shows on the air, or even don the occasional Star Fleet Commanding Officer's uniform, are often depicted as lonely losers with too much time on their hands. According to TV columnist Belinda Acosta, the truth is quite the opposite.
Screens Story  February 15, 2002, by Belinda Acosta
"...This effort ushered in the show's eight-year run and led to the formation of Viewers for Quality Television, according to Howard Wen in "Revolt of the Couch Potatoes" ( in 1998, ). Today, Web rings, authorized and unauthorized fan sites, newsgroups, and simple e-mail can rally fans in the click of a few keystrokes..."

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
"...By the time they made it to Philly for a midtour basement gig, Austin dream-pop quintet Why Bonnie felt pretty blah. Despite sniffles, the stopover on the band's summer tour found a fan in a friend of indie rock wiz kid Lindsey Jordan, aka Snail Mail..."

SXSW Releases First Wave of 2018 Performers
Marlon Williams, Jay Park, Shamir, and 204 more
DAILY Music  October 11, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Stateside buzz includes recent ACL Fest performer R.Lum.R, a talented guitarist and alternative R&B songwriter, “On the Regular” singer Shamir, bedroom pop trio Snail Mail, and Dallas doomers Wo Fat...."

TV Eye
While viewers are asleep at the remote, the FCC is pondering some dangerous deregulation.
Screens Column  November 8, 2002, by Belinda Acosta
"...Visit their site at . To voice your concerns by snail mail, write to: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, D.C..."

Mujer Aguila
Columns  October 9, 1998, by Kate X Messer
"...All you Public Service Publicity-types, update your mailing list today! Your Chronicle contact for this "Public Notice" column should remain Kate X Messer, but you may wish to consider adding our wild dude "Community Listings" editor, J.C. Shakespeare to your roster..."

Easy Ways to Save the Planet
How to take saving the Earth into your own hands
Features Story  April 20, 2017, by Jessi Cape
"...Choose efficient lightbulbs and turn off the lights when you leave the room. Not only does this conserve energy, lighting makes up about 15% of the electric bill, and every penny saved is a good thing. Opt Out of Junk Mail..."

September 20-26
News Story  September 21, 2007
"...PEACE IN YOUR BACK YARD Join CodePink in celebrating International Peace Day: Display a peace banner somewhere during rush hour. E-mail CodePink with where it will be and who you are, so they can promote it on their website..."

Minding Your Manners
Though it doesn't make it into the paper, we do get a fair amount of correspondence via phone, e-mail, or snail mail in which readers air their complaints about experiences in local restaurants. We don't print it because it's Chronicle policy not to take a position on business complaints about incidents we didn't witness and can't substantiate, but it does make for very interesting reading. It was certainly food for thought in the development of this special Chronicle pop quiz.
Food Story  April 12, 2002, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Though it doesn't make it into the paper, we do get a fair amount of correspondence via phone, e-mail, or snail mail in which readers air their complaints about experiences in local restaurants. We don't print it because it's Chronicle policy not to take a position on business complaints about incidents we didn't witness and can't substantiate, but it does make for very interesting reading..."

After a Fashion
Nepotism is disliked only by those who have no familial connections to make use of.
Columns  October 8, 1999, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS The Chronicle's Style Avatar is pleased to announce our new Secret Shopper program and urges businesses to alert us by e-mail (, voice mail (454-5765), fax (458-6910), or snail mail (PO Box 49066, Austin, 78765) about current and upcoming events, showings, and other style-related happenings. Put us on your mailing list and keep us informed..."

You’re So Gonna Vote!
Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9
News Story  September 27, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...9, meaning if you're not yet registered to vote (and you can check if you are at, the clock is running down to register online at Prefer snail mail? Pick up a copy of this week's Austin Chronicle, find a voter registration application form on p.6, cut it out from our pages, and mail it to the county voter registrar's office, PO Box 149327, Austin, Texas, 78714-9327, or deliver it in person to 5501 Airport..."

Why Are My Phone Pics Not Works of Art?
It might not be the gear, but the photographer
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Joe O'Connell
"...Snap again. Email to Caroline's family..."

Winners Make Our Pulse Quicken
Six soon-to-be sated Gay Place readers win Trojan vibes
DAILY Qmmunity  October 22, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...So, Gwendolyn, Katie, Joanna, Anton, Jason, and Chelsea – congratulations! You'll be receiving two new purple house guests, Pulse and Tri-phoria, in the mail. Check your inboxes for a love note from us, or send us one first with your snail mail addy then keep your eyes on your … box...."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  November 26, 2010
"...First made available online last April, the initial rebate offering proved so popular it was gone in a day – and for many people, that day was spent simply trying to access the application form on the comptroller's overloaded website. This time around, participants must first buy the new appliance, install it, and recycle (or "properly dispose of") the old appliance before applying for the rebate via snail mail (complete with documentation proving completion of all the required steps)..."

CreateAustin: The future is now
The cultural planning process has produced a draft with visionary recommendations and now needs public input
Arts Story  December 7, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...Or you're welcome to submit written comments anytime through Dec. 28, either by e-mail (via or snail mail (to Janet Seibert, City of Austin EGRSO, PO Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767)..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  July 21, 2006
"...– Cheryl SmithWanted: News Writer The Chronicle is looking for a staff writer for the News department: a hard-charging reporter ideally with experience covering city or state politics, schools, school boards, and institutional inside skinny, as well as the wide range of public and community beats we regularly visit each week in "Naked City." He or she should know how to find and pursue a story and possess a distinctive writer's voice that makes readers take notice. If you think you have what it takes to be a Chronicle news reporter and writer, please send a cover letter, résumé, and your three best clips (via e-mail or snail mail) to: Michael King / News Editor / The Austin Chronicle PO Box 49066 Austin, TX 78765-9066 or"

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