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Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...hitting the fan this week. From the Chamber of Concrete/Austin American-Statesman war on public education to the eternal shell..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: The Body of Christ
McNally play defies the fake religiosity of those who would suppress it
"...That might be the end of the story for Austin, except that the Statesman returned to the subject April..."

April 23, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Whistling for the Train
City says latest bond delay just another stop on the line
"...of Congress onto a tract currently owned by the Austin American-Statesman – or rather, Cox Enterprises Inc. Most major..."

March 19, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Austin Energy's Coal Considerations Smoked Out?
Council to be asked to consider authorizing city manager to negotiate land agreement for future "clean coal" plant
"...Austin Energy is considering using so-called clean coal to meet..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Point Austin: The Costs of Community
While the Lege shows what not to do, the city has a chance to do better
"...is summed up in a quote this week from Austin's District 48 Rep. Todd Baxter, who has been defending..."

July 22, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Healing of Wounded Knee
A tale of two city memos suggests more than paper-shuffling needed at APD
"...be sure, but hardly justifies a screeching, hair-pulling, apparel-rending Austin-style temper tantrum, much less a public beating." Yet he..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin At Risk
Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems
"...So, is high-tech killing Austin? Uh, no. Well, maybe. It could. But it hasn't..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Delicate Balance: Austin Progressives Struggle to Hold the Movement Together

Council Watch

The Chronicle's endorsements explained; Council Watch writer JennyStaff Johnson says goodbye.
"...that managing growth is the only way to preserve Austin's cherished quality of life. Surely not because he --..."

May 5, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Austin Strikes Out
Top Ten Political Stories and Moments of 1995
"...the Lege all spring, a police "riot" in East Austin in February, a federal court ruling against the city..."

Jan. 5, 1996 News Feature

Austin Author Ed Ward Revisits Rock’s First Guitar Hero, Michael Bloomfield
“When you heard Mike Bloomfield play, you got the sense this was the real shit."
"...Mike Bloomfield play," choruses Gary Floyd, mouthpiece for trailblazing Austin punks the Dicks and one of those "people of..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...– has managed it for this long, but the Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

15th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest
The winners, the judges, and the reasons why
"...second prize two years ago, when he lived in Austin. He now lives in Seattle with his wife and..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
Giving a lot of sweet bouquets (and taking their sweet time doing it)
"...you get older seemed in full force as the Austin Critics Table marked its 20th year of presenting annual..."

June 8, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...strategizing, scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards. All the generals were there: Charlie Sexton..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin Cinema Limits
ACL doc fundraises, UT inherits Ian McLagan's personal collection, and ScoreMore for the kids
"...the call of nature while taping an episode for Austin City Limits in 1986. The "Working Man's Poet" excused..."

May 13, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...creative projects recognized in the nominations for the 2013 Austin Critics Table Awards. Earlier this month, a batch of..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?
By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress
"...What should the City Council – and Austin­ites generally – believe about the animal shelter and the..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of '05
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the fourth group of individuals..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...For the 11th time, Austin Critics Table has found a whole lot to like..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

Austin Theatre Critics Table 1999-2000 Winners
The Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for achievement in the Austin arts in a lively ceremony at the Continental Club
"...On Monday, May 29, the Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for..."

June 2, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Over Easy
The Chronicle Guide to Breakfast Dining
"...with him as a child. It's not as if Austin's award - winning Four Seasons (99 San Jacinto, 478..."

March 13, 1998 Food Feature

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
"...for the Albina district, which is not unlike East Austin. The city expects these plans to remain current for..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Snapshot: Far East Fest, Austin's Asian Food Festival
Chilly temps couldn’t keep 2,900 foodies away
"...(alongside local restaurateur Min Choe) of Far East Fest, Austin's Asian food festival, which on Feb. 9 celebrated its..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Point Austin: For Your Consideration
When you enter the poll, make your best choice ... these are ours
"...endorsement lists (generally reiterated on candidate websites), but in Austin we note that the local Big Publishing Cheese –..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Austin Lamb Jam
"...Lamb meatballs from Austin Lamb Jam sponsor Austin Josie Artisan Foods..."

Feb. 24, 2015 Photo Gallery

Three Chefs Compete in Austin's First Trailer Truck-Off
Winner will operate Zorro trailer at Historic Scoot Inn
"...a panel of judges including Andrea Grimes of Eater Austin, Matthew Odam of the Austin American-Statesman, KGSR's Andy Langer,..."

May 3, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Bacon Takedown Returns to Austin
Rain or shine, Austinites and visitors love that bacon
"...The Bacon Takedown hit Austin during the opening of South by Southwest Interactive for..."

March 11, 2013 Food Post by Jourden Sander

Point Austin: Recalling Eroy Brown
Groundbreaking Texas inmate murder case reflects long fight for justice
"...victories. Another of his attorneys, Bill Habern, told the Austin American-Statesman concerning Brown's pending parole decision: "The system still..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Column by Michael King

If Austin Had Rail ...
"...Here's how the city envisions an Austin light rail system – which voters will decide on..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature

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