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Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
"...spring slot. Those are big shoes to fill, but ATF’s third lineup wears size 19-and-a-half...."

Jan. 23, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Man
Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy have starred in bigger stinkers, but this wheezing comedy may herald the death knell of the interracial buddy-cop farce.
"...from Wisconsin) and Jackson is a bad motherfucker (an ATF agent whose dirty partner kicked off in a weapons..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Black Dog
"...Tobolowsky are utterly wasted as the squabbling FBI and ATF chiefs in charge of the mission. Black Dog is..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jackie Brown
Based on Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch, this is a fairly straight-ahead, Seventies-styled caper film.
"...for arms dealer Ordell Robbie (Jackson). When a zealous ATF agent (Keaton) pops her while she's carrying a bag..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Albino Alligator
"...heist goes spectacularly awry. They’ve also inadvertently killed several ATF agents in the process. As luck would have it,..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Killing the Messenger
Seven years after the ATF's raid on the Branch Davidians' Waco compound, the government continues to blame the media for tipping off the Davidians about the raid while hiding information that tells a different story.
" Waco was awash in the blood of injured ATF agents. David Koresh, still holed up in his compound,..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Trial and Error
Questions raised about whether cards were stacked against Davidians in their civil suit against the federal government.
"...The type and extent of training given to the ATF by Army Special Forces at Fort Hood...."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

At Close Range
The Men Behind the Texas Militia Myth
"...members, including a severe distrust of the FBI and ATF stemming from their misadventures in Waco and Ruby Ridge...."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Chronology of the Raid
"...6am: ATF caravan departs Fort Hood. Forward observer team arrives at..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature

The Hearings: Waco and Ruby Ridge
"...The week before last July's congressional hearings on ATF wrongdoing during the initial raid of the Branch Davidian..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Waco's Drug Buster
"...Cal Luedke liked publicity. Just four days before the ATF raid on Mount Carmel, Luedke had taken Dan Mulloney..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Journey of a Gun
Gun traveled circuitous path to Kevin Brown's hands
"...the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), "any movement of firearms from the legal to the..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Gun Crazy!
Barack Obama may not be coming to get your weapons – but he's sure doing wonders for gun & ammo sales
"...norm. At its most basic, the job of the ATF – and its equivalents at the local law enforcement..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Life After Waco
"...Although they were later blamed by the ATF for the problems with the raid, Mulloney and McLemore..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Drug Warriors
Hays County drug war is costing lives and money.
"...agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), watched from the shadows of the driveway. Only the..."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

The Hightower Report
Doing Something About Global Warming; and Taking Care of Number One at the ATF
"...Scientists at 617/547-5552.TAKING CARE OF NUMBER ONE AT THE ATF In his state-of-the-union peroration, George W. instructed members of..."

March 24, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Waco: The Rules of Engagement
" question was shot at the request of the ATF, and then apparently mothballed in fear that it made..."

May 2, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Late Correction
"...her accusations were false, The congressional report on the "ATF Investigation of Vernon Wayne Howell …" states that I..."

July 4, 2020 Postmarks

What Made Him Do It?
Weeks-long bomb scare ends Wednesday with few answers
"...members of the Texas Rangers, FBI, and Bureau of ATF, a KXAN reporter asked interim Police Chief Brian Manley..."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Naked City
As the Waco trial winds down, many involved on both sides are disappointed that they haven't been able to present all their evidence. But perhaps the most disappointing thing has been the lack of drama throughout the proceedings.
"...a Davidian who was killed outside the compound by ATF agents on Feb. 28, 1993. His corpse lay where..."

July 14, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

What Did Ann Know?
What did Ann Richards know about helicopters used during Waco siege?
"...Fueling suspicion is a telephone conversation between Koresh and ATF agent Jim Cavanaugh that occurred shortly after the raid...."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Searching for The Man
"...Edgar" page, for instance.) This same blandness affects the ATF page (, the DEA page (, and the homepage..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Screens Feature by Jay Hardwig

Playback: Night Glitter Ascends
Thievery Corporation singer's Austin project picks up steam, Shakey Graves' new live look, and Terror Fest thrives
"...Well and builds the eardrum-punishing Worshiper Cabinets, says organizing ATF builds stronger relationships with bands and agents, which translates..."

June 22, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

News Roundup: Smoke and Fire
Arsonists, burn bans, and heated arguments
"...with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in Sept. 2014. Then, he said that he would..."

Aug. 17, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The Shadow of Oslo
How politicization drives presumptions in terror coverage
"...Both the FBI and the ATF are investigating the McKinney attack. Dallas media outlets have..."

Aug. 1, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Déjà Vu
If the science fiction in Déjà Vu has more to do with fiction than science, it’s not as though this Denzel Washington picture ever pauses long enough for that realization to fully take hold.
"...hours into the past. They take into their confidence ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington), who is investigating the home-grown..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
Throughout the five-week trial of the Branch Davidians' case against the federal government inWaco, the ghosts of 84 people killed at Mount Carmel haunted the courtroom.
"...asked for, 84 people -- 80 Davidians and four ATF agents -- would still be dead. And no matter..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Doorway to Truth
"...Last Thursday, ATF agent Kris Mayfield testified about arriving at Mount Carmel..."

July 7, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Waco on the Web
"...It includes an oddly worded press release from the ATF refuting Reavis' claim that ATF agents fired weapons from..."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...the arsons --the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) -- has a questionable record on race relations. The..."

June 21, 1996 News Feature

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