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Curtains Closing on Stratus Deal?
The Stratus Properties development deal heads for a third and final City Council vote, just as environmental and neighborhood opponents step up demands for a referendum.
"...tract on which Stratus plans to build a 450-unit apartment complex, north of Slaughter Lane and west of MoPac...."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...more" does a terrible disservice to the city of Austin staff. I served on the Smart Growth Task Force..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column

University High
Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.
"...system that much faster. No wonder that in the Austin Community College district, one of nine systems in the..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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I never thought the letters in "Postmarks Forum" were real until this happened to me ...
"...the survival of rare animals. According to the American Association of Zoological Parks, most privately bred big cats are..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Column

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The Chronicle endorsements (or lack thereof) under fire.
"...Quintanilla has "undeniable" credentials for his work in East Austin, yet endorse a much younger, "greener" candidate, shows me..."

May 5, 2000 Column

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The dog-running controversy continues … and chalk another one up for Ventura.
"...craftspeople have always played a key role in creating "Austintatious" environments, but they rarely receive recognition. Virginia Wood and..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...replaced the living man. Before Monday's five-kilometer walk from Austin Community College's new Eastview campus through East Austin to..."

Jan. 22, 1999 News Feature

Regular Folk
"...South Austin has longcaptivated the rest of the city with its..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...out http://www.co.travis.tx.us/elections for early polling places and times, or http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/bonds for details on the bond election. Austinites who live..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...hearing last week on the proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center and revitalization of Waller Creek, there was..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature

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Environs Observer
"...not, however, what happened with Lee Nichols' article on Austin American-Statesman Editor Richard Oppel ["News Boss," Vol.16, No.45]...."

July 25, 1997 Column

Champion Tract Hoax
Developer's attorney falls for fake website
"...his version of the tortured history of the proposed apartment development. "So where are we," he concluded, "after two..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Ben Snakepit Releases His Manor Threat
New collection of diary comics debuts at Beerland this Saturday
"...who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and moved to Austin in 2000; who toured the world playing bass with..."

June 8, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Court Considering Whether Pitonyak Deserves New Trial
Gruesome slaying in West Campus revisited by federal jurists
"...next to the toilet – inside his West Campus apartment on Aug. 18, 2005, by Cave's mother Sharon and..."

Aug. 27, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Austin Welcomes Gustav Evacuees As during Hurricane Katrina, Austin became..."

Sept. 5, 2008 News Feature

Stratus 2003: Make Way for HEB
Neighborhood negotiations go much better for Stratus the second time around.
"...the usual suspects but to Stephani Stone, a Southwest Austin soccer mom and neighborhood leader who earned her activist..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

A Young Man on Death Row
Juvenile offender Randy Arroyo's case puts Texas's execution factory on trial.
"...Austin attorney Walter Long, an expert on the subject, believes..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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Our readers talk back.
"...Billboard -- Please Pick up my Poop ["Best of Austin," Sept. 27]. I liked it because it was funny..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Column

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Neighbors relate their own housing crunches in response to last week's cover story.
"...to those on the Eastside and those in West Austin is unconsionable). It's also true that under New Urbanism..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Column

Condo Clash
The Gotham Has Neighbors Up in Arms
"...has proposed for 200 South Congress, brings to mind Austin's rodent mascots. Quite the contrary. On a reconnaissance trip..."

Oct. 1, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

What the Right Hand Is Doing
Magician turned sitcom star Harry Anderson returns to Austin at Palmer Auditorium this weekend, and his former partner and cohort, Austin author Turk Pipkin, looks back as he looks forward to reuniting with his old pal.
"...evening, September 4, magician turned sitcom star (and former Austinite) Harry Anderson will be joined by Turk Pipkin, Mike..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Features Feature by Turk Pipkin

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Nichols Is Biased
"...Rodriguez Helps Austin..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...pushing crack cocaine and wreaking havoc in a north Austin neighborhood made history last week as targets of Texas'..."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Feature

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The Xicanindio Poet
"...a few of the figures mentioned. I moved to Austin 36 months ago, and to learn that 100 people..."

April 11, 1997 Column

News Ticker: October 22
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• A new Texas State Teachers Association study found that more than 40% of Texas teachers..."

Oct. 22, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Council: Call Me 30 More Cabs?
City Council considers permitting more cabs over drivers' opposition
"...franchise permits to Lone Star Cab Co. (20) and Austin Cab Co. (10). This one has languished because of..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

What's Next for the ARA?
As the longtime director departs and an audit looms, does the Eastside nonprofit have a future?
"...Controversy has dogged the Austin Revitalization Authority from the moment it was born...."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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"...• City Council returns from summer break today (Thursday),..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature

Density Debacle at 51st Street
Neighborhood, developer, and bike activists all at odds over proposed development
"...low-profile zoning case for a residential development in Central Austin is now a three-way controversy, involving not only the..."

May 16, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
"...the best interests of the Depart­ment, the City of Austin, the citizens we are sworn to protect and serve,..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature

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