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Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Quote of the Week "I'm not going to be..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...on Comptroller Strayhorn and Sal Costello and his group shows yet another media grab-ass for the politicians who..."

May 6, 2005 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...on 'dumb' and get it over with." – Former Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, rallying Democrats in Blanco by mocking..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cops storm the Mercury, the Red Eyed Fly spars with the city, Kissinger get shit-faced in Detroit, and local musicians get all lovey-dovey.
"...a Dove award: Large crowds and small clubs plus police intervention equals trouble, a scenario played out (again) last..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Oh, To Be a Constable
10 candidates compete for four open constable seats
"...of Public Safety. Lining the walls of his South Austin office are aging boxing posters from the Sixties, with..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...with the public, particularly Hispanic and African-American residents, the Austin Police Dept.has slated two additional forums on community-police relations..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Jack, president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, has missed three elections since 1985 -..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature

New Tricks on South Congress
A Community Policing Success Story
"...too, transgendered and otherwise.) The Avenue hasn't always been Austin's de facto red light district -- early in our..."

June 14, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cops, Medics, and How the City Treats Them
Labor agreements, disagreements, and more
"...offices have heard constituent calls for more attention from Austin Police, something that will only increase as the city..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax
City Council’s HOT debate masks deeper divisions
"...the grand plan for a "property tax swap" with Austin ISD, which Mayor Steve Adler withdrew a couple of..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Red River Clubs Grapple With Downtown Homelessness
Beggars, hustlers, and dealers make you wonder how Downtown music keeps from going under
"...on the walkable music strip. With rental prices in Austin's central business district increasing faster than those citywide, Downtown..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Public Safety: A Growth Industry
As the city grows, so does the public safety budget
"...Ninety-four percent of the Austin Police Department's revenue comes from the city's general fund..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Some of the week's biggest news
"...traffic on New Year's Eve, 5-11:30pm, for the city's Austin New Year Celebration at Auditorium Shores. For a full..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...Depending on where in Austin you live, the entertainment district's ongoing woes – among..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Iraq Comes Home
Wounded Warriors return to the Thin Blue Line
"...Austin or Tikrit? The Firefight..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Foie Gras Foe Foiled!
Police nab suspect in foie gras vandalism mystery
"...charge of criminal mischief, under a bond of $20,000. Police say Rosenberg is the man seen in a surveillance..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...of the Week "What Las Manitas has given to Austin over the last 25 years is worth much, much..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature

How Do You Pick a Chief?
APD reviewer list raises questions about the process
"...Not long after former Austin Police Chief Stan Knee retired last spring to take..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...will indeed build its new, advanced chip factory in Austin beginning this week, with an estimated price tag of..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature

Council Candidate Carousel
(in ballot order)
"...Council six years ago from a career as an Austin police officer and Baptist minister and has been mostly..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...on this week's Supreme Court hearings. Quoted in the Austin American-Statesman.Headlines• At press time, the Supreme Court is hearing..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...because in reality, white folks already have it." – Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, discussing police proposals under the..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Quote of the Week"The Kool-Aid's in there, but they're..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Top 10 Law Enforcement/Public Safety Stories
Year in review for cops and firefighters
"...1) Unequal Farce: After a "comprehensive" analysis of police records, the Austin American-Statesman declared that Austin police have..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around Austin and beyond.
"...continues to thicken and choke up City Hall. See "Austin@Large," right, and p.18...."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Raped Twice?
Virginia Glore asked the APD for a rape test -- instead they're prosecuting her for DWI.
"...Thunderbird, smashed out the rear passenger window of an Austin Police Department squad car, and landed herself in the..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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

Exile on 48th Street
Attorney General John Cornyn files a lawsuit against the Rio Motel, a bane to the neighbors of this North Central Austin establishment.
"...near 51st and Airport and drove to far Northwest Austin to dump the garbage on Greg Ying's front lawn...."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Speaking With Authority
"...tracks than I am). I never did understand how Austin could close the airport at a decent hour but..."

May 29, 1998 Column

There Are No Guidelines
The Sixth Street Sound Ordinance
"...noble, but it was a tactic the City of Austin apparently thought worth trying. Throw two little old ladies..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

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