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A Nightmare for DREAMers
Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans
News Story  September 28, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Lopez reunited with her mother in Houston and from there poured her energy into schoolwork, graduating in the top 10% of her high school class, which earned her a spot at UT-Austin. Still feeling like an outsider, Lopez says her life changed when she secured Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the federal program that allows young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children the ability to work and study without the threat of deportation..."

SCOTUS: Affirmative Action OK at UT
Justices rule 4-3 on using race in college admissions
DAILY News  June 23, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Texas state college admission system is stuck with (and commonly misreported as) the name of the Top 10% rule, whereby any student that graduates within the upper percentile of their graduating high school class is offered automatic admission to a public college or university. That used to be the top 10% of a class, but UT has an exception that drops that down to 8% for the upcoming school year, and only 7% for 2018..."

Yakuza Apocalypse
Japan’s nuttiest filmmaker Takashi Miike strikes again
Film Review  October 9, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...But wait! The boss turns out to be a vampire, and before he perishes he bites Kageyama, turning him into a vamp, too. “Stay foolish,” the dying Kamiura advises his ambitious underling, and that’s just in the film’s first 10 minutes..."

Playback: Austin Music Census
The Austin Music Census hits the fan. As does Tyler, the Creator!
Music Column  June 4, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...While prosperity escapes the ground floor of the capital's creative class, music ranks in the top 10 contributors to our economy, bringing in $1.6 billion annually. That figure keeps the "Live Music Capital of the World" T-shirts in production and invites complacency from those who want to keep the car rolling without looking under the hood..."

Austin Film Critics Pick Boyhood
AFCA showers Linklater favorite with four awards
Screens Story  December 18, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The Austin Film Critics Association this week voted Boyhood as the Best Film of the year. Richard Linklater was also named Best Director for his innovative drama in addition to Boyhood taking two other awards – Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and the Best Austin Film award for movies shot by local filmmakers – in addition to topping the critics' combined Top 10 list...."

Sunny Sweeney: Everybody Else Can Kiss My Ass
Sunny Sweeney strikes out on her own
Music Story  December 11, 2014, by Jim Caligiuri
"..."I went through a divorce and I might not have been ready emotionally or physically to go out and work a record. I don't think I would have made the record I ended up with had 
I not had to go through that period of my life..."

Chef Genealogy
Tracing culinary family trees to the roots of four local mentors
DAILY Food  September 16, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Chef David Bull was raised in his family's restaurant in New York, graduated from the CIA in 1994, and brought national attention to Austin's historic Driskill Hotel during his tenure there from 1999-2007. He returned to Austin as part of La Corsha Hospitality to open Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen in late 2010...."

Park Benched
The Cost of Art, Part II: Without enough buyers for art, local galleries like Tiny Park can't make the rent
Arts Story  March 28, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...For those less familiar with the nuts and bolts of the city's art scene, these realities may seem surprising, and for good reason. recently released a study listing Austin as one of the top 10 cities to be an artist..."

Best Aggie Football Moments 2012-2013
Johnny Manziel and Deshazor Everett lead the way
DAILY Sports  January 17, 2013, by Emily Bevan
"...Their two losses came against Top 10 opponents, and those opponents shaved past the Ags by a combined eight points. And really, that's all that separated Texas A&M from a national title game against Notre Dame: eight points..."

A Thing Called Divine Fits
Spoon man Britt Daniel develops Divine Fits
Music Story  August 24, 2012, by Austin Powell
"...After cracking Bill-board's Top 10 with the vintage-pop perfection of 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon opted out of using longtime producer Mike McCarthy for 2010's self-produced Transference, the Austin institution's most polarizing/provocative work in a decade. Then Daniel, now 41, moved to Los Angeles, putting Spoon on the back burner and digging back into old AC/DC...."

Tubular Tradition
Sausage stuffed the good ol' fashioned way
Food Story  July 27, 2012, by Mick Vann
"...For history, none of the local folks can top Long Horn Meat Co., owned by siblings Bill and Janet Leach, fourth generation meat-market owners. Says Janet, "My great-grandfather owned two meat markets in Austin in the 1800s. After World War II, my father, William Leach, went into the cattle business, and then decided to go into the meat business, opening on I-35 in 1952. In 1969, freeway construction caused him to relocate to our current location. He decided to take a 10-year break, but in 1980 he felt the calling to return to the business, opening as Long Horn Meat Co."..."

Tour de France 2012: Stage 17
Strong bonds and passive-aggressive tweets
DAILY Sports  July 20, 2012, by Larysa Pachulski
"...We came here to win and that's not going to happen. But we still have two people in the top 10 and the white jersey, we're still going to race aggressively … this Tour is not a failure."..."

Soccer Watch
Aztex look to regain early season form, and a Euro 2012 update
Sports Column  June 22, 2012, by Nick Barbaro
"...Friday, June 22, 7:30pm; House Park, 13th & Lamar. $10; kids 10 and under free..."

'The NFL Beat': Brees, Tannehill, and More
The latest NFL news
DAILY Sports  March 31, 2012, by Alex Dunlap
"...Twenty-two teams were on hand for the workout. Pete Carroll, a guy who just spent $10 million (guaranteed) on ex-Packer QB backup Matt Flynn was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed right up front, definitely the first person I noticed walking in..."

Pitching Propels Longhorns
Jungmann leads the charge
DAILY Sports  April 5, 2011, by Russ Espinoza
"...19 Stanford Cardinal, 2-1, in a three-game series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on March 4-6. Plus, Texas had only played three road games prior to its recent March 25-27 series in Stillwater, Okla., versus Oklahoma State (19-6, 3-3 Big 12), and surfaced having dropped the three-game series to the Cowboys, 1-2, in a tight weekend of games differentiated by OSU’s overpowering charge in the series finale: a shock-and-awe seven-run seventh inning for a 10-3 Cowboy victory...."

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore have good reason to squeak: Girl chipmunks enter the picture.
Film Review  December 25, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...This is not one of those sequels, however, and director Thomas (forever Hill Street Blues Sgt. Lucy Bates to my mind), working from a script by returning screenwriter Jon Vitti and Kung Fu Panda scribe Jonathan Aibel, does little to improve on 2007's original "film/rebranding event." While The Squeakquel might be appreciated by filmgoers ages 10 or younger, the rest of us should be investing heavily in d-CON and working feverishly through the night to build a better rodent trap, preferably something spring-loaded and inhumane (I've been reviewing the various killing mechanisms of the Saw franchise for just that purpose)..."

The Big 12 South Ain't Nothing to Mess With
Texas Tech, Texas, and Oklahoma are all ranked in the Top 5 and have a shot at the National Championship
DAILY Sports  November 21, 2008, by Justin Sanders
"...1 ranked Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. The Sooners had the Horns down by 10 points twice in the first half alone, but like a pimple on picture day, the Horns just refused to go away..."

How to Get to Portland
Full recap of the Texecutioners triple win at last weekend's Battle Royale western regionals
DAILY Sports  October 8, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...This was text book Texas, dominating from moment one. With a 100+ point lead for 15 of the 41 jams, this seemed like a warm-up bout..."

Place 4 Handicapping: Clouds Over Galindo
News Story  May 16, 2008, by Lee Nichols
"...Of the 10 precincts that produced the most votes for Galindo, he actually lost seven and tied one. If he can't even win in the areas with his heaviest support, that likely spells trouble. PrecinctVotesWinner 367201Galindo 256200Morrison 231191Morrison/Galindo (tie) 253171Morrison 237168Morrison 262158Morrison 337145Morrison 354144Morrison 236143Morrison 249142Galindo Cravey's Top Boxes..."

'Chronicle' Mock NFL Draft
DAILY Sports  April 25, 2008, by Timothy Braun
"...3) Atlanta Falcons: Each night before I sleep, I imagine and pretend I’ve been hired to rebuild a failing franchise. This year, my sleepy-time-fun-team is Atlanta, they have no place to go but up, and, catch this, six picks in the top 100 selections..."

There Will Be Blood
This powerful character study and origin story is rooted in American soil.
Film Review  January 18, 2008, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds and Dillon Freasier. “No movie this year was more rooted in the American soil than this powerful character study and origin story.” That’s what I wrote a couple of weeks ago when I had space for just a few words to explain why There Will Be Blood earned the top slot on my list of the Top 10 films of 2007 ("There Will Be Film," Jan..."

Texans vs. Colts: the Game Plan
DAILY Sports  September 24, 2007, by Timothy Braun
"...The Colts have scored 13 unanswered points behind the aggressive running of Addai. The score is 27-10..."

Roy Head
I Wanna Tell You a Story
Music Story  August 31, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...When it comes to soul-shouters, the Lone Star State rules. From Delbert McClinton to Grady Gaines, the list is big, bad, and nationwide, and Roy Head's name should be chiseled in the Top 10..."

Ringing in 2007 with a brawl, a new club, Top 10s, and the Chronicle's annual Music Poll
Music Column  January 5, 2007, by Christopher Gray
"...23 among promoters, with a 2006 gross of nearly $19 million from 213 shows and 64 sellouts and a total attendance of more than 500,000. In festivals, the Austin City Limits Music Festival placed second to Bonnaroo, with a gross of more than $8 million and the highest attendance of the Top 10 at 225,827...."

Cinema's Labyrinth
The year in film, 2006
Screens Story  January 5, 2007, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Let me start my annual confessional about Top 10 lists by pointing out that I have made three unique lists for three separate organizations this year, and no two lists have been identical (except for my No. 1 and 2 choices, both of which are scheduled to open in Austin on Jan..."

The Wild
Despite its title, Disney's new animated film, The Wild, is about as pedestrian as you can get.
Film Review  April 14, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...The animation is top-notch, and the film sports some of the most realistic and colorful fur, feathers, and hair this side of Fashion Week in Milan. However, The Wild feels as though much of its backstory, along with most of the good jokes, have been cut out along the circuitous path to your neighborhood cineplex, resulting in a finished film that will probably delight the under-10 set, while leaving everyone else marveling at how bored they are..."

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
News Story  February 3, 2006
"...Quote of the Week "I never once doubted that if people stayed at the table and continued to negotiate in good faith there would be an outcome that met the needs of this community. … If I did only one thing in this process, it was to make sure that we left no stone unturned in the final hours of these negotiations." – Mayor Will Wynn, following his successful intervention in the contract negotiations between Capital Metro, StarTran, and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091.Headlines• Early voting in the House District 48 run-off special election runs this Monday through Friday, Feb..."

After a Fashion
Stephen lays out the good, the bad, and the fugly of 2005
Columns  January 6, 2006, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Top 10 Awful ThingsNational 1) Girls who call each other "dude": Don't they have names?..."

Juarez: Stages of Fear
This film is a passionate if clunky cri du coeur for the kidnapped and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico – a silent epidemic of as many as 450 crimes in the last 10 years.
Film Review  December 9, 2005, by Marrit Ingman
"...Starring: Chris Penn, María Rebeca, César Alejandro, Elizabeth Cox, Jose Solano, Rick Bornemann, Sergio Chacon and Denise Bonilla. It’s not to every taste – and more on that in a bit – but it’s hard to argue with this cri du coeur from director-producer Alejandro, a transplanted El Pasoan who’s donating proceeds from the film’s soundtrack to charitable organizations benefiting the survivors of the kidnapped and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico: a silent epidemic of as many as 450 crimes in the last 10 years, according to the film’s intertitles..."

Soccer Watch
Top 10 Stories of 2004
Sports Column  January 7, 2005, by Nick Barbaro
"...Top 10 Stories of 2004..."

A 'Culture of Excellence' at UT Inc.
The Commission of 125 report calls for a first-class (and blue-chip) university
News Story  October 8, 2004, by Rachel Proctor May
"...Resistance is also likely to the report's call for abandoning the state policy granting automatic UT admission to all Texas high schoolers in the top 10% of their classes – although that issue will be fought out in the Legislature. On the other hand, many of the report's recommendations will no doubt enjoy wide welcome; Carter, for example, praised such recommendations as greater support for libraries and graduate students, and decreasing student-faculty ratios...."

Texas: One Dirty, Dirty State
News Story  January 31, 2003, by Lee Nichols
"...Texas ranked fourth in both developmental and reproductive toxicants, and seventh in suspected respiratory toxicants. Cumulatively since 1987, the first year of the inventory, Texas ranks first in cancer-causing chemicals, neurological toxicants, and respiratory toxicants, and in the Top 10 in other categories..."

After a Fashion
Columns  January 10, 2003, by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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
"...Chief Knee's own thing was to set up a three-tiered system of coverage in the city, with the majority of his 1,250 officers having the basic six hours of mental health instruction mandated by the state, 100 officers getting 40 hours of training, and four or five state-certified mental health officers in a special city police mental health unit, modeled after the sheriff's...."

Naked City
Off the Desk
News Story  February 23, 2001, by Louis Dubose
"...After they won at the Texas Supreme Court, academic performance improved. Where there were nine low-performing schools 10 years ago, today there are none, and the Texas Education Agency rates the district "recommended." Edgewood parents have gone door to door to defend their schools..."

Dancing About Architecture
Is the Return of Wayne Douglas on the way? Bob Schneider gets a solo record deal.
Music Column  September 8, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"..."There have been quite a few delays" in the release of the Return of Wayne Douglas album, admits Doug Sahm's son Shawn, from artwork problems to waiting for Bob Dylan to complete the unfinished elements of the recordings (which he never did). Adds Shawn, "I want all the Doug fans to know we're only responsible for the last one!" Just as the musical part of the album wasn't 100% finished when the senior Sahm passed away, neither was the business end of things, says Shawn, and he's making sure everything is kosher from the Sahm estate's point of view..."

Dancing About Architecture
Austin leaves Ken Lieck homeless and fuming.
Music Column  April 28, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...F'rinstance, Ginger Mackenzie can now claim to be "virtually successful." Her song "The Garden of You and I" had been No.1 on's pop/rock chart for four days in a row as of last Tuesday, and since then has hit the top spot overall on the Internet's premier e-music hotspot. (Since I first received this information, former Dejadisc artist Elliott Murphy grabbed the top spot via his duet with Bruce Springsteen, but when last I looked, Mackenzie remained No.1 in North America.) Not a bad achievement, considering that Mackenzie had to beat some 300,000 other songs by 100,000 artists available on the site; we'll see how having one of her songs played during Providence on NBC this Friday at 7pm affects her e-ratings (ask her about it Saturday night at Speakeasy)..."

More Flava Than Juicy Fruit
Wednesday Night SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 10, 2000
"...He's a gifted Austin songwriter in his own right, who evokes Waits and Westerberg as much as he does Waylon and Willie. (Broken Spoke, 10pm) -- Michael Bertin..."

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2000
Going on 10 years and still as vile as ever, Spike & Mike's annual fest o' skank actually manages to top itself for this, the millennial edition, racheting up the...
Film Review  January 28, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Lennix. Going on 10 years and still as vile as ever, Spike & Mike's annual fest o' skank actually manages to top itself for this, the millennial edition, racheting up the goo quotient and adding the woefully underused sobriquet “meat curtains” to the global lexicon..."

Light rail, affordable housing, and reverse racism.
Columns  January 14, 2000
"...What Mr. Riley is actually doing, however, is comparing current DART light rail experience to passenger trips projected for Capital Metro for the years 2010 and 2025 when Austin is projected to grow and transit ridership would increase..."

Some Fish Can Fly
Love and indie filmmaking go intrinsically hand in hand: One is necessary for the success of the other, and both are chock-full of pitfalls most sane people would prefer to...
Film Review  December 17, 1999, by Marc Savlov
"...Love and indie filmmaking go intrinsically hand in hand: One is necessary for the success of the other, and both are chock-full of pitfalls most sane people would prefer to do without. Pappas' takes on both conceits in this energetic yet curiously uninvolving film manages to span the course of a 10-year-long on-again/off-again romance and the havoc it wreaks on a pair of intercontinental lives..."

Stop, Thief!
Austin Among 10 worst cities for bike thefts
News Story  November 26, 1999, by Rob D'Amico
"...Michael Bluejay, another avid cyclist who runs a popular Web site for bike enthusiasts, speaks more calmly about the problem, since he's faced it four times. "But I've only had one stolen in the last 10 years, so I'm getting a lot better," he says...."

Star Trek: Insurrection
The so-called Star Trek Curse continues unabated; that is, even-numbered Trek's are good, while their odd-numbered cohorts stink like a dead Horta in a pop bottle on a hot July...
Film Review  December 11, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...Frakes, I fear, directs with an iron goatee, and his notion of humor is on a par with Buddy Hackett's. Let's hope installment number 10 -- an anniversary of sorts -- will put the crew back on sci-fi terra firma where they belong...."

Slam Week Events
Books Story  August 14, 1998
"...Borders 10225 Research Blvd, 795-9553..."

Texas Platters
Music Review  July 31, 1998
"...Brown Whörnet's specialty is quick change for shock value, and they carry out this transaction with spine-twisting efficiency. One side of this 10-inch EP consists of five short, shrill bursts of Alternative Tentacles-style hardcore commingled with John Zorn's car crash experimentalism..."

Record Reviews
Music Review  December 5, 1997
"...(107.1 KGSR/Radio Austin)..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  June 20, 1997
"...We have all the neighborhood grocery stores we need, thank you, is the line these days from residents opposed to a Randalls store proposed for the now-vacant Triangle land bounded by 45th Street, Lamar, and Guadalupe. On that front, Neighbors of Triangle Park will hold a demonstration at 10am Saturday at an existing Randalls at 5555 N..."

UT Fine Arts Rates Tops
Arts Column  March 14, 1997
"...But for some of us, it's news to see UT's graduate arts programs rate that well in such a survey. And they did in a guide to the country's grad schools featured in the March 10 issue of U.S..."

Austin Music Network
Music Story  January 10, 1997
"...8am Soul Source #10..."

Spanked All Over
Top Ten Environmental Stories of 1995
News Story  January 5, 1996
"...OPIC cancels Freeport's insurance. Citing pollution problems at the company's huge gold, silver, and copper mine in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an arm of the federal government, cancelled$100 million in insurance coverage it held on the project. Freeport announced it will fight the cancellation and has hired former CIA director James Woolsey to represent them...."

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