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How to Be a Popular Girl
What will shy novelist Sarah Bird do now that she's back in the limelight, Dick Holland asks in this profile of the author of The Yokota Officers Club.
Books Story  June 22, 2001, by Dick Holland
"...Norton. The book is a dead-on accurate picture of the old West Campus, about the time the Co-ops had really established themselves in territory that in the Fifties had been exclusively devoted to UT fraternity and sorority houses..."

Egg Cartons and Foam-Rubber Wallpaper
Finding Rehearsal Space in Austin
Music Story  April 11, 1997
"..."He said Southwestern Bell will not do it unless they have at least 10 businesses in Austin that would pay for a Yellow Pages space." Harvey claims to have compiled a list of 10 businesses two years ago when petitioning for a Yellow Pages slot. At press time, only six readily presented themselves: ACME Arts, ARC, Band Co-Op, Hill Country, Music Lab, South Austin Rehearsals, plus varying informal co-ops who don't advertise..."

Life After Gentrification
When you and your home both have to move
News Story  January 4, 2018, by Joseph Caterine
"...Resident Owned Communities USA, a New Hampshire nonprofit, is one of those uncommon lenders. The organization has helped finance 211 manufactured home co-ops in 14 states..."

A Council’s Work Is Never Done
Agenda features budget, the future of AE, and a whole lotta housing
News Story  August 17, 2017, by Michael King
"...• The Rent Is Still Too Damn High: Items 51 (on housing co-ops), 53 (a "displacement" task force), 54 (source-of-income discrimination), 55 (gentrification and displacement study) all attempt to address housing affordability from various angles. If task forces were horses, we'd all be riding ponies – even if you can't fault Council for trying..."

Point Austin: Getting From Here to There
Will the driver-eat-driver "free market" imposed by billionaire corporations rule the day?
News Column  December 23, 2015, by Michael King
"...In fact, the latest Council effort continues a project begun under previous councils, trying to come up with transportation regulations flexible enough to cover everything from traditional taxicab services (under limited licenses), part-time ride-for-hire companies (which appear ready to proliferate), and now possibly a cab driver co-op. (Maybe it's time for a few "rideshare" co-ops, too.)..."

Don't Forget the Chocolate!
Local bakers and chocolatiers have essential treats
DAILY Food  February 12, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Kakawa Whole Cocoa Bean Chocolates Tom Pedersen's roasted cocoa beans are rolled in white, milk, and dark chocolate with a dusting of cocoa powder, providing an addictive, chocolate-y crunch at the heart of the sweet covering. Look for bags of his distinctive goodies at Whole Foods Markets, Central Markets, Wheatsville Co-ops, Antonelli's Cheese (4220 Duval), and Teo Gelato (1206 W..."

Pitching in on Solar Panels
Postmarks  January 28, 2013
"...Dear Editor, Did you ever look into getting solar panels and find them too expensive? Or is your roof too shady? Yes to both for me. But there is another way. Solar co-ops are springing up all over, even in sunny Minnesota..."

The Hightower Report
Neighbors and Fruit Trees; and Some Peace of Mine?
News Column  August 7, 2009, by Jim Hightower
"...Others share with food banks or form backyard fruit co-ops or put citywide maps of available fruit online, or ... well, come up with your own idea..."

A Taste of Honey
How we get honey now, and what might happen to the industry in the future
Food Story  June 12, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Department of Agriculture guidelines, it's doing well. "Way back in the mid-Seventies, I sold my honey to food co-ops – Woody Hills and Wheatsville – and then to the Good Food stores..."

Do It in The Dark
UT student Energy Challenge
DAILY News  October 30, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...Beginning November 1, students who live in on-campus residence halls and off-campus co-ops will compete in a "Do It in The Dark" contest to reduce their energy consumption, by turning off lights and unplugging appliances...."

Tradition Meets the Marketplace
AFS Documentary Tour presents Weaving Worlds
Screens Story  July 4, 2008, by Anne S. Lewis
"...BK: Hopefully so. There are several Navajo weaving co-ops spread across the Navajo Nation, but there is limited communication between them due to the lack of infrastructure..."

Food-o-File
The busy life of Cathy Cochran-Lewis, Earth Day, and White Moun­tain Foods founder passes
Food Column  April 25, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...In the early 1980s, Murray merged two local yogurt companies to form White Moun­tain Foods and subsequently built one of the largest natural foods manufacturers in the Southwest. His quality natural food products were among the first locally produced artisan foods sold at Austin food co-ops, health-food stores, and the fledgling Whole Foods Market..."

Central Austin Plan: Love Is All Around!
Shocking scenes of consensus unfold right before the City Council's eyes
News Story  May 14, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...The list wasn't lengthy enough for members of the Planning Commission (and some in the West Campus NA); both have recommended pumping up the UNO's provisions to ensure that some of the new high-rise units are actually affordable to actual students, and the city housing office is studying Austin's options. However, UNO backers – including the UT-area housing co-ops – note that simply increasing the number of units, and making it easier for property owners to rehab and expand, should have a positive effect on currently ridiculous campus-area rents...."

Postmarks
Economic Cleansing
Columns  April 15, 1999
"...Car co-ops will also be useful. A member of a car co-op uses cars occasionally, but only has to invest $500 per year in the car culture, rather than the tens of thousands motorists invest now..."

Our Bodies, Our Cities
Austin and Beyond
News Column  January 28, 1999, by Erica C. Barnett
"...Sibley's bill, along with two other dereg bills filed by Reps. Chisum and Steve Wolens, R-Dallas, HBs 526 and 349, have the support of the governor as well as the state associations for municipal utilities and co-ops, which is two major allies more than dereg had last session, when a similar bill failed in the Legislature's waning hours..."

Public Notice
Back With a Vengeance
Columns  November 24, 1995, by Kate X Messer
"...2 & 3, 9am-5pm. The Pueblo works specifically with craft and agricultural co-ops in Latin America, which means both the wholesale and retail ends of this operation benefit good causes. 474-2399...."

Public Notice: Homes for the Holidays?
Housing Blueprint Gets an Implementation Plan
News Column  November 21, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...You can see the full list below, but suffice to say that there's probably something to like for just about everyone, and maybe not too many red flags for anyone. Urbanists will cheer for smaller lots, relaxed regulations on micro-units, co-ops, ADUs, parking, and more..."

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
When and where you can give feedback on the land use code rewrite
DAILY News  April 18, 2018, by Sarah Marloff


Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
News Story  December 14, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...But they've largely been overshadowed by the flashier housing products during discussions about CodeNEXT. The land use rewrite has seen talk of accessory dwelling units, co-ops, and income-restricted apartments, but very little on mobile home parks..."

Money Don't Buy Everything, It's True …
City Council plows through housing, energy, and budget hearing
DAILY News  August 21, 2017, by Michael King
"...In principle, the changes could become a template for other TODs; added was a “goal” of more family-size units. Also on the housing front: a resolution to encourage residential co-ops; another task force, on housing “displacement”; another relating to a gentrification study...."

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