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August 11, 2006

Volume 25, Number 50

cover: "General Jackson"
 
news
  • The Taco Kings, Besieged

    A conflict with neighborhoods has made the previously independent street taco vendors organize in self-defense

    BY MICHAEL MAY

  • Design Standards

    Austin's new commercial design standards are ready for prime time

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • City Budget Hearings Begin Today

    Parks and Rec, Library funding, Health and Human Services, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development, and Solid Waste Services to be discussed; citywide increases proposed across the board

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Democrats Get a Boost From Court Redistricting

    District 25 will now be more rooted in Travis County, yet also more conservative

    BY LEE NICHOLS AND KIMBERLY REEVES

  • Vintage Thieves

    Female team targets local vintage store employees' purses and wallets

    BY SEAN O'NEAL

  • Pie-in-the-Sky Pollution

    Federal Clean Air Act critics say it's an unrealistic, paper-only policy

    BY KIMBERLY REEVES

  • Plan B Politics

    FDA officials to meet with representatives of Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. about long-stalled plan to sell Barr's emergency contraceptive Plan B sans prescription

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • More Minimum Wage Woes

    We have less than four months to go to beat our national minimum wage stagnation record, and we're doing great!

    BY CHERYL SMITH

  • Naked City

    Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
  • Point Austin: Oppel vs. Chomsky

    On seeing the world through blood-drenched eyes

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Beside the Point

    Council members take to the waters, al fresco

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • The Hightower Report

    Another Front Group for George; and Protecting America from Fair Drug Prices

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food
music
screens
arts & culture
columns
  • Page Two: Songs of Ourselves

    As friends and legends pass, art and memory burst from the present and warn the future

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • After a Fashion

    Stephen gets all artsy and somehow manages to not even get any on himself. He also encourages men to wear fewer clothes.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Although hemp protein is by no means a perfect food, it is a valuable source of fiber, proteins, and essential fatty acids

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    Landlord & tenant issues – security deposit issues

    BY LUKE ELLIS

  • Day Trips

    Looking for a nice B&B in Chicago with a terrific porch? Try the Benedictine Bed & Breakfast.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    Keeping Ronald Reagan moving

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Feedback

    Letters to the editor, published daily
sports
  • Soccer Watch

    UT's Lady Longhorns back in action, and more

    BY NICK BARBARO

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