Volume 19, Number 45
Hays County planning battle turns into a war of words.
BY ROB D'AMICO
FBI's use of tear gas questioned at Branch Davidian trial.
BY ROBERT BRYCE
City approves $15 million toward Convention Center Hotel, which the city will own in 30 years.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
City auditor Helen Niesner resigns; Vignette Corp., is looking for offices downtown; Leslie Pool goes to work for U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Paul Robbins mad at Austin Energy; Office of Neighborhood Services launches workshops; Austin ranks No. 6 for bicycle theft.
BY AMY SMITH
Council approves spending $15 million on the Convention Center Hotel; City Manager Jesus Garza presents the Draft Policy Budget; and Roma Design Group announces its vision for the south shore of Town Lake.
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
The Chronicle Cuisines writers traveled up and down the Lake Travis area's main drag, RR 620 in pursuit of the perfect lakeside meal. They found burgers, catfish, BBQ, pizza, ice cream, and plenty of chicken fried steak. But not a lot of water. Here's what they have to report.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Chronicle Food editor Virginia B. Wood reveals "the coolest thing to do this summer" and updates readers on local culinary news.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
More American cafes from Cuisines writer MMPack.
Remembering Sims Ellison, and profiling the SIMS Foundation
BY MARGARET MOSER
Kate X Messer remembers Lisa Davis: professional photographer, Austin music scenester, activist, suicide victim.
BY KATE X MESSER
Adios Antone; A wild and Willie Fourth.
BY KEN LIECK
Director Alison Maclean and author Denis Johnson on Jesus' Son, a soulful, darkly comic take on life and death as a junkie
BY SARAH HEPOLA
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community
BY MARC SAVLOV
Resurrection Blvd. may not be the perfect show about the Latino experience, but it's a step in the right direction; also, Sex and the City's third season disappoints.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Keenen Ivory Wayans' broad spoof of the horror/comedy Scream series.
arts & culture
Young, optimistic, and flaky in a way that belies their revolution-for-the-hell-of-it satire, the KAiROS Co. has cultivated a name for itself as "poetic terrorists." Now, after five years in Austin, this theatrical sketch comedy troupe is readying to face down New York.
BY ADA CALHOUN
The passing of Austin arts patron and poet Juan Ochoa.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin's latest voyage on the HMS Pinafore benefits from the presence of director Ralph MacPhail at the helm. His light comic touch keeps the boat bobbing along merrily, a most agreeable ship of fools.
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre revival of Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon's early comedy about newlyweds in a nosebleed-high love nest, can't disguise the shortcomings of Simon's script, but with the vitality that Director Melba Martinez and an expressive, animated cast bring to the production it's always pleasant just being in the characters' company.
Welcome to summer in the new Austin.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Mueller re-development is a rip-off and "affordable housing" is a sham.
"Public Notice" gets devout all over the sisters. Check it out: Two nun-related items in one week!
BY KATE X MESSER
Robert Bly's translations of 20th-century poets enrich our language.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Spending summer with Joan
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
How sweet is your soda, sugar?
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
The Cubs killed the fan in the Coach.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
A small Texas town tries to determine its destiny.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Earth to denialists: the facts are out there.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily
This is the second time that the National Fencing Tournament has slashed it's way through Austin. Wayne Alan Brenner is en garde.
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER