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Austin at Large: Storms Along the Waterfront
How much should the city invest in the Statesman PUD? Zero, or $400 million?
"...at 305 S. Congress, the former home of the Austin American-Statesman, the place we used to call the Batcave...."

July 29, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Living in Another Austin
"...Dear Editor, I live in another Austin from city attorney Casey Dobson ["Wal-Mart Case Could Take..."

Nov. 20, 2007 Postmarks

How Austin’s Mayoral Race Is Shaping Up So Far
Mayor Kirk Watson continues to bide his time
"...The Nov. 5 election has two more candidates for Austin voters to consider: Kathie Tovo and Carmen Llanes Pulido,..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Identifies Top Seven Candidates for Next Police Chief
APD Interim Chief Joseph Chacon among those on the shortlist
"...announced the seven candidates on the shortlist for becoming Austin Police Department's next chief...."

July 26, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

UPDATED: Austin Police Department's Alarming Use of Force Rate
Injury-causing force used in over 900 traffic stops in 2018
"...Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told the Chronicle this afternoon..."

April 10, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Unfinished Business
Working Austin's weirding ways to New Year's resolutions
"...contentious matter – the public hearing on the proposed Austin Police Association contract – to its own Wednesday meeting..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
"...Dutton works as a development lead for the Planning and Zoning Department, and said that if CodeNEXT gets..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

'Zombie' Projects and Lake Austin
Council will consider remedy for expired site plans and lake protections
"...ordinance is currently under review by city boards and commissions...."

Aug. 30, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Planning and Power
This week's spotlight: Imagine Austin and Austin Energy
"...for discussion this week. Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission will hear a briefing on the Imagine Austin Comp..."

Feb. 20, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Suburban Nightmare
PromiseLand West amphitheatre plans drown out neighborhood opposition
"...NAs are blamed for everything from suburban sprawl to Austin's high cost of living. Keep in mind, though, that..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Waterfront Planning: Professionals Needed
Yet activist Mary Arnold gets the first nod
"...that the first and only nominee to the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board at yesterday's council meeting – Mary Arnold,..."

July 24, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: A Tale of Two Cities
Thinking about affordable housing from all sides
"...Skyline Terrace. There were a couple of moments in planning, he said, when it seemed the project simply could..."

July 4, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Planning for a Beat-Down
A heavy agenda at the Planning Commission tonight.
"...The city's Planning Commission is in for some shit tonight: Neighborhood power..."

Feb. 27, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin-SA Commuter Rail: Kyle looking on board
City of Kyle likely to be among first jurisdictions to support Austin-San Antonio commuter rail proposal
"...to be among the first jurisdictions to support the Austin-San Antonio commuter rail proposal, if only because it's most..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Point Austin: Beside the Point
City Council notes
"...retail design standards (still headed for Zoning and Platting Commission and Planning Commission down the line, so they will..."

April 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Central Austin Plan: Love Is All Around!
Shocking scenes of consensus unfold right before the City Council's eyes
"...reached over two years to spawn the proposed Central Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan. But by that time, the City..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Jesus Garza goes out on top, but not necessarily to universal acclaim.
"...thus beginning Garza's 20-year ascent up the city of Austin ladder. (From 1988 to 1993, Garza worked in Corpus..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Newsmakers of the Nineties
"...take the lion's share of the credit for the Austin news story of the 1990s -- the progressive takeover..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Consigned to History: The Last Days of the Austin Antique Mall
When two iconic Austin businesses share an address, someday one was going to lose out
"...April day, and yet there’s a pall over the Austin Antique Mall. It’s an air of sadness that seems..."

May 17, 2024 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Bashing Austin Policy
From the Capitol to the Waterfront, via Wall Street
"...Republicans to pass one of the worst of the Austin-bashing bills out of committee (and that's not the only..."

April 28, 2023 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin at Large: The Road Goes on Forever …
After 30 years of effort, East 12th Street is still a long way from its envisioned future
"...Austin Sanders' Council recap in this issue is mostly focused..."

April 29, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
City Hall begins budget prep with a fair-to-middling forecast
"...members thought it jumped the gun on formal budget planning. More salient was the issue of just what sort..."

April 6, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Moths to a Flame
If it's Friday, we have a budget
"...city budget. The biggest decisions – how many new Austin Police officers to hire, and how much to pay-and-benefit..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Feature

AISD Sued Over Eastside Planning Transparency
Suit by former campus committee member alleges open records law broken
"...It's little secret that a lot of people think Austin ISD is too secretive. Now the administration is being..."

March 27, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD: The Resegregationists
Pearce, Garcia to be single sex schools, IDEA back tonight
"...have know the fix was in. Last night the Austin ISD Board of Trustees voted 5-3 to institute gender..."

Jan. 29, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Future Is Ours: A Timeline of Austin's Comprehensive Plan
"...2010: Community forum series No. 1 begins. Participants name Austin's strengths and weaknesses, hazard guesses about what the city..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

Austin @ Large: Mueller in the Middle
Whatever disasters City Hall hath wrought, the old airport isn't one of them
"...be allowed at Mueller's northwest corner changed by the Planning Commission, and thus, to rule out a Lowe's Home..."

June 18, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Want an Austin With a Conscience
"...three West Lynn Street rail houses in old West Austin. Our efforts took us through the process that earned..."

April 29, 2004 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: The Writing on the Wall
If neighborhoods don't embrace Smart Growth, the city as a whole will get stuck with stupid growth.
"...of which I am president -- took to the Planning Commission a request that, if approved by the City..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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