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Messy Investigation of a Mess
Did Austin Police Sgt. Michael Olsen use excessive force when he shot and killed 25-year-old Kevin Brown? According to Internal Affairs, the answer is "inconclusive."
"...Did Austin Police Sgt. Michael Olsen use excessive force, in violation..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

AISD Goes Global
Johnston High School welcomes immigrant students and makes waves in the neighborhood
"...howls of the desert. He lives in a small Austin apartment with his mother and works about 35 hours..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
F&W on EPA and Barton Springs, portable toilets for Sixth Street flushed, job vacancies at the Sheriff's office & lack of education at Barton Springs
"...Residents of the loft apartment at Sixth and Trinity -- not 15 feet from..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Council Watch
Council reluctantly approves retail in the new city hall, with the stipulation that there be no gaudy storefronts on Second Street.
"...very own Main Street, USA, right here in downtown Austin, the prospect of a bustling retail strip along West..."

June 16, 2000 News Column by Kevin Fullerton

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police
"Whose streets? Our streets."
"...life. She wanted to ask why Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer who shot Mike Ramos in late April,..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Legacy of BT2 and Beyond
Owners recall 30-plus years in Austin gay bar business
"...BT2 co-owner was busy packing up an icon of Austin’s gay nightlife. It was less than 24 hours after..."

May 16, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Activists Call for Heads at APD
Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands
"...grassroots groups has called on city leaders to fire Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, his Chief of Staff Troy..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Protecting the LGBTQ Community When the State Attacks
From the bathroom bill to marriage equality, can Austin fight back?
"...drove to the man's house and waited outside his apartment for him to join her. When he did, he..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Election Notes
More than 713,000 registered voters need to know what's going on
"...public fence. An early October poll released by Move Austin For­ward – the campaign coalition supporting the bonds –..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Sanctity of All Life?
Notes on David Joseph's death
"...These are the words of Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley from the first..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Post by Kahron Spearman

Getting to Zero
Will Austin's green seif-image be realized with its "zero waste" goals?
"...the Capitol to the Texas Disposal Systems landfill, where Austin's city-collected residential trash goes to be forever entombed. From..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...to broker a deal to pay back-rent to the Austin Revitalization Authority. The restaurant's fixtures will be sold to..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
"...red on the stress-o-meter, when the weekend finally comes, Austinites head to their neighborhood parks for a green respite...."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Midtown Live nightclub. APD officials have since apologized. See "Austin Stories," below. Headlines • City Manager Toby Futrell meted..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...voters approved $49 million in mold-busting bonds for the Austin Independent School District. The money will also help AISD..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Notes on Mad Dogs
If you were young, talented, and a little crazy in the old Austin, you may have answered to the bizarre title of "Mad Dog."
"...and painters -- who lived in Texas, mostly in Austin, in the late Sixties and early Seventies who partied..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Megachurch Miracle
Believers Flock to Bigger, Some Say Better, Churches
"...When her marriage ended in divorce, Ferk moved to Austin and a friend brought her to Great Hills Baptist..."

Dec. 19, 1997 News Feature by Kayte Van Scoy

The ACM Machine
Assistant City Managers Outlive Rumors of Their Demise
"...community politics, forming laws in the best interests of Austin's citizens. Then, ACMs listen to council's intent and create..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Tamaladas y Posadas
Mexican Christmas Traditions Alive and Well in Austin
"...The Olé Mexico Association lead their fourth annual posada procession down East Sixth..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Get on the Bus
Austin Latinos March on Washington
"...He's an average Latino 16-year-old boy growing up in Austin, except that he's been kicked out of school and..."

Oct. 25, 1996 News Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...University Area Partners is a neighborhood association representing residential, business, nonprofit and student interests in the..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Column

Postmarks
"...detailed coverage [Vol.18, No.8]. I write to urge all Austin voters to get out and vote in favor of..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Column

Up in Smoke
Centennial Residents Get Fired Up, Then Shafted
"...An Austin firefighter helps residents salvage property that was not lost..."

Jan. 24, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Fighting to Stay
As Austin's housing market booms, its poorest residents fight to exist
"...Austin has watched new developments rise across the skyline over..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Grow and Prosper
With neighbors still reeling from 1990 expansion, Hyde Park Baptist plans another growth project.
"...what was then the far northern outer skirt of Austin, is still reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century suburban enclave: Many..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

A Complex Question?
Central Park's Proposed Housing Project
"...played out in the pre-development stages of an upscale apartment project on state-owned land in the heart of Central..."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

Drag Development Villa-fied
The Villas on Guadalupe goes back to the drawing board.
"...neighborhood activists, especially members of the North University Neighborhood Association, have spent the past few months worrying that a..."

Nov. 16, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Neighbors Know Best
Lewis, Garcia Team Up Against Affordable Housing
"...and infighting. This week's difficult decision on the Tannehill Apartments complex is just the latest in what promises to..."

Dec. 12, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Suspended in Time
The community song of Wilson Street awaits its next refrain
"...up. Other rental properties in this slice of South Austin have been detoxed and gentrified over the last decade,..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Double-Barrel Beautiful
Texan sweetheart of the 1960s folk rodeo, Carolyn Hester
"...had first seen and heard me at Carolyn Hester's apartment. Carolyn was a Texan guitar-playing singer who I knew..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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