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Farewell to Linda Bridges, Hero of Texas Schools
Teachers union leader passes, leaving legacy of advocacy
"...The first day of the 84th Legislature was marred and overshadowed for many..."

Jan. 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Reining in the Mother of All Big Boxes
Local activists seek community-wide benefits analyses of big-box proposals
"...has plopped a big box down at every location of its choice since first coming to the area in..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Taking Stock of Dollars in County Races
Money pours into judge race
"...Along with resolutions and soon-forgotten gym memberships, the start of 2014 brings with it new campaign finance reports for..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Out of the Race to the Top
Legislators, educators respond to lost federal funds
"...governor shouldn't take too much succor from other opponents of the application, who have a very different take on..."

Jan. 14, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...Louis Malfaro addressed the Austin Independent School District board of trustees for the last time as president of teachers'..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Education of Greg Abbott
Attorney general in hot water over school plan
"...during last session's reproductive rights debate, her earliest high- profile moment was filibustering huge cuts to education in 2011...."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Death of Brad Will
An American reporter films his own murder in Oaxaca, and Mexican and U.S. authorities look the other way
"...Oaxaca, Mexico -- Those of us who report from the front lines of the..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by John Ross

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...Ever put off until tomorrow what you could have done today? Of..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...a child. Yet between No Child Left Behind's culture of high-stakes standardized testing, the reform movement's bullish attitude to..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Abortion Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State of Texas
"...reproductive rights advocates filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Texas on behalf of abortion providers across the..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Gay Marriage American Catholic Style
American Catholic church celebrates marriage equality
"..."A new day has dawned here in the United States," says Father Jayme Mathias during a special Saturday mass..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Kate X Messer

School of Hard Fox
Superintendent Jim Fox Is Far From Warm and Fuzzy
"...AISD Superintendent Jim Fox On November 1995, members of parent-teacher associations from all over the Austin Independent School..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Feature by Roseana Auten

After 40 Years of Hard Labor, Joe Gunn Steps Down
The longtime AFL-CIO leader ends a chapter of Texas labor history
"...Joe D. Gunn stepped down from the presidency of the Texas AFL-CIO last week, his name -- just..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...$1,500 was a lot of money in 1990. When the city of Austin required..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Beside the Point: Pray for Drought
The unexpected blessings of global warming
"...good for nothing. Nonsense – two months and more of 100-plus temperatures just saved the city budget...."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Chronicle Endorsements
Recommendations for the county, state, and country
"...The Chronicle editorial board offers the following endorsements to registered Democrats (and for lieutenant..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Pressure Rising at the Water Utility
One manager forced out, another accused of harassment ... who's watching the valves?
"...On April 6, Perwez Moheet, deputy director of the Austin Water Utility, announced his retirement. It wasn't..."

May 7, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Did You Work Last Weekend?
Reflections on the value of Texas labor
"...In honor of a particularly wistful Labor Day, let's take a moment..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Teachers Unions File Suit
Believe Senate Bill 1882 will lead to "charterization" of public school system
"...The Texas American Federation of Teachers and Texas State Teachers Association filed..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas House Advances Ambitious School Finance Bill
Teachers’ union celebrates shedding of merit pay provision
"...afternoon. The substitute bill closely resembles the initial version of the bill filed March 5, but with one major..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Pocketbook Politics
If Not Now, When?
"...unemployment at its lowest level ever -- 2.8% as of August, according to the Texas Workforce Commission -- one..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

ASO Fires Player Over Racist Remarks
Austin Opera and area schools also cut ties with trombonist
"...contract with musician Brenda Sansig Salas following a series of racist comments she made on Facebook last Saturday. Within..."

June 2, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Migrating North
As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.
"...have to go elsewhere before a homegrown, multibillion dollar, all-American industry suddenly turns around and finds itself a shadow..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Glenn Scott Fought for Her Life, and Yours
A comrade in arms
"...But who could forget the vibrant and colorful wardrobe of the longtime labor activist and feminist, a founding member..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

CD 10: Last Pre-Election Finance Reports
Doherty's getting low on cash, McCaul still has $300K
"...Debts and obligations: $276,500 Notable contributors: Danley Cornyn (child of Sen. John Cornyn, $250); Roy Butler (former mayor of..."

Oct. 28, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Fed School Funding
Teachers' unions say Race to the Top places too much emphasis on testing
"...While legislatures and school districts in other states rush to comply with the application terms of the..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AFSCME Says Bargaining Will Be Back
City union mourns hatchet job on meet and confer legislation, says they're not finished
"...The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1624..."

May 24, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

School Finance: Abbott Doubles Down
Refuses to drop his appeal of court's ruling
"...Get ready for Round Two of the latest match-up in the never-ending battle of "Texas..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Election News
"...Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings – filed for the State Board of Educa­tion Monday in the seats that include..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature

Rodeo 80
The 2007 Legislature in a quick-step roundup
"...costs and a rising population, never mind the decade-plus of systematic underfunding of state agencies...."

June 8, 2007 News Column

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