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Under One Roof
Can the City Make Good on Its Affordable Housing Promise?
" is putting the squeeze on more than 200,000 Austin residents, most with perfectly respectable jobs, the stigmatized "affordable..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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

Council Watch
Citizens voice their approval of the recommendations of the Police Oversight Focus Group; proposed City Hall balloons and its price tag grows; Rainey Street Historic District nears its day of reckoning.
"...whenever he agrees with the pastor, 38 extremely vocal Austinites spoke at a public hearing about the Police Oversight..."

June 9, 2000 News Column by Jonathan David Carroll

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...than a block from his home, and the new apartments on the other side of the chainlink fence a..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Down to Two
Runoff candidates offer views on city's future.
"...respected, and would rather talk about the future of Austin than throw darts at their opponent. But in part,..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Applications for the state's tax-credit housing allocations are in, and once again, Austin will have to compete with surrounding bedroom communities for affordable housing tax credits.
"...This year's applications for tax-credit apartment complexes are all in at the state housing agency,..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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

Council Watch
City lays out new housing program, Southpark Meadows goes for world-class venue, Zilker Neighborhood Association holds council candidates forum
"...evolution of Smart Growth, the initiative aims to make Austin more affordably livable -- thus curbing suburban sprawl --..."

April 28, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Dancing About Architecture
A recap of favorite SXSW venues that no longer exist, a few festival hot tips, some non-festival tips, a celebrity-sightings checklist.
"...Yep, the Austin where you could once hold a decent party at..."

March 17, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Readers react to last week's cover story on the murder of Lauryn Paige Fuller.
"...story, does not accurately reflect the attitude of the Austin School District about the state comptroller's ongoing Texas School..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Column

Count Me In
there's power in numbers with the census 2000 data.
"...counting everybody is hard work, especially in cities like Austin that are on the demographic move. And a decade..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City council elections must be coming up soon...
"...done these things in my community because I love Austin and will do all I can to make it..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Column

The Year It All Went Wrong
Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.
"...are being put to page, another vital piece of Austin is in danger of being taken away. Who knows..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

High-Tech Heist
A former Power Computing company employee stole memory modules and drew a 25-year prison sentence.
"...the Loot The detective working this case for the Austin Police Department's high-tech unit -- who said he'd endanger..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

Girl, Upgraded
According to the 1999 Interactive Digital Software Report (IDSA), the majority of people playing computer games are older than 18, and 38% percent of the people most frequently playing computer games are women. Boy, have things change
"...bad Eighties haircuts, shrouded from daylight in a dark apartment stinking of dirty clothes and kitty litter, their hands..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Council Watch
Council shrinks Champion development at Loop 360 and RM 2222; taxi drivers want to raise fares, Gary Bradley development agreement doesn't provide enough information.
"...Bowing to the force of pure logistics, the Austin City Council gave preliminary partial approval to a neighborhood..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

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

Naked City
A Sinking Foundation?
" intrusion to contend with -- a 76-unit affordable apartment complex approved and funded through the state's tax credit..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Housing, ACC, and Spooner.
"...Apartments above stores, garage apartments, duplexes, and fourplexes in the..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Column

House of Cards
Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.
"...quarter of a billion dollars in direct subsidies to affordable-apartment builders in Texas. It is the state's most powerful..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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

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

Naked City
The city gives a thumbs-down to subsidised housing.
"...It wasn't a great year for low-income renters in Austin. The price of housing continued to soar, a city-financed..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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

Press Bush on Wiccans
"...the campaign. Junior's record: None. And amply described. The Austin American-Statesman has had a most interesting time with the..."

June 18, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Last week Rep.Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, joined fellow Austinite and longtime friend Peter Yarrow of..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature

On The Lege
Knocking Out Hate
"...knockout. Loralei Gilliam, executive director of the American Family Association of Texas, was in a hearing room at the..."

March 19, 1999 News Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...groundbreaking ceremony for nonprofit developer Central Texas Mutual Housing Association's affordable apartment complex on Slaughter Lane, City Councilmember Gus..."

Feb. 19, 1999 News Feature

Downtown Developments
"...What: 90 loft-style apartments..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

If You Build It ...
What Dreams May Come
"...In West Austin, where the major new developments such as the Austin..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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