Volume 20, Number 10
Five Snapshots in the Struggle Against Breast Cancer
BY MARGARET MOSER
East Texas chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim wants a state permit to build a bigger chicken slaughterhouse and waste disposal facility -- right across the creek from Sen. Bill Ratliff's in-laws' vacation home.
BY ROBERT BRYCE
With downtown redevelopment encroaching and property values the highest they've ever been, Rainey Street residents are getting ready to cash in their chips and leave.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
TDHCA Board member Florita Bell Griffin is standing trial in a Houston federal courtroom on allegations that she, along with two co-defendants, conspired to profit from deals she helped approve.
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
Chronicle Election Preview
Light Rail Debate
Former City Council Member Max Nofziger vs. Current City Council Member Daryl Slusher
Anti light rail faction makes final push. Austin politicians travel to Round Rock to promote a charter school.
BY LOUIS DUBOSE
Shutting Out The Majority; 'Quality' Junk
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Aquarelle brings to the Austin dining scene a studied elegance and a decidedly Old World taste for unrestrained luxury, Chronicle Cuisines writer Rachel Feit writes. But it is still a young restaurant.
BY RACHEL FEIT
Is Dave DeWitt the world's expert hothead?
BY SANDY SZWARC
What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Greg Beets profiles some of Austin's taquerias.
The border city of Tijuana gives birth to the bastard genre of Norteño and Electronica, Nortec.
BY MELISSA SATTLEY
Buena Vista Social Club Cowboy Eliades Ochoa
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
Rapping with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, the funkiest Connecticut Yankees in King Arthur's Court
BY JOHN G. LA BRIOLA
The Austin Music Network changes administrations once again.
BY KEN LIECK
Moody Anderson and His Western Warehouse
BY MARC SAVLOV
Turk Pipkin goes to The Sopranos and other upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Belinda Acosta runs down programs to take our minds off the upcoming election, along with programs to make us confront it.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
That special thing that happens between artists and boards of directors can be a lot like a love relationship: Intimate. Fulfilling. Long-term. Working as one body. However, it can be and often is complicated.
BY C. DENBY SWANSON
The project that director Vicky Boone and playwright David Hancock took to the Sundance Theatre Laboratory in 1999 -- or at least a form of it -- shows up onstage this week.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
In Second Youth's 10th anniversary production of The Snow Queen, the ending can be sensed from the beginning, but it's the journey that counts, and this journey is full of wonderful surprises and theatrical magic.
Long after everyone who was in Bass Concert Hall the night of October 29 has shuffled off this mortal coil, Stephen Mills' ballet of Hamlet will live. Ballet Austin's world premiere production looked and sounded sublime.
While writer-performer Wayne Alan Brenner has a quirky style and indisputable stage presence, his new show Full Mental Jacket is so self-referential that, like an overanalyzed relationship, it talks itself to some semblance of death.
Light rail: "It's the future, stupid."
BY LOUIS BLACK
Readers' last gasps on light rail.
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.
BY KATE X MESSER
Rants and raves about the state of the Austin fashion scene.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
The Oklahoma Sooners have inspired Coach's first "all-college-football" column ever. Boomer Sooner! Boo Virginia Tech! Hail to Lou Holtz!
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
The Varner-Hoogg Plantation State Historical Park, near Houston, has gone from a settler's cabin to a great sugar plantation to an oil wildcatter's weekend home.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Expect no leadership on AIDS from either major-party presidential candidate.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily