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What's at Stake at City Hall?
City elections bring debate over people, priorities, and propositions
"...guy. Challenger Danny Thomas spent 20 years as an Austin cop, has a voice of biblical thunder, and is..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Invasion of the McMansions
Tarrytown neighbors outraged over demolition of house they considered historic
"...and one of very few remaining homes designed by Austin architectural firm Fehr and Granger, was flattened within minutes...."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Our readers talk back.
"...relatively good take on the absolute necessity for many neighborhoods to take a more responsible stand on density in..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Column

Villas Are Not 'Bad' Infill
"...relatively good take on the absolute necessity for many neighborhoods to take a more responsible stand on density in..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Postmarks

Naked City
"...endorsement of former Mayor Kirk Watson, and a dissatisfied Austin Neighborhoods Council says its PAC may not endorse any..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

I-35: TxDot Makes (or Breaks) History?
The I-35 expansion project runs into trouble as it tries to avoid "impacting" historic Eastside properties.
"...Dept. of Transportation and city officials over which East Austin properties are historic enough to survive the coming I-35..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Standing on Opposite Sides of the Road Bonds
"...and e-mails. This Saturday, for instance, members of the Austin Neighborhoods Together PAC, Sierra Club, Austin Neighborhoods Coalition, the..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Upcoming Events
"...Austin Mayor, Travis Co. Bonds, Texas Constitutional Amendments..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature

Unloading Frate
"...Road (a little two-lane country road in suburban South Austin) from Manchaca Road to State Highway 45 South. Because..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Hyde Park lawsuit sutra, Glen Maxey's retirement dilemma, parking lot battle in Judges' Hill neighborhood, Sixth Street recycling, and the anti-growth blues
"...involved small, start-up churches that want to move into neighborhoods that don't want them there in the first place...."

April 13, 2001 News Feature

Naked City
Downtown de-vitalization, flying Ron Wilson, Hyde Park flood & Ed Herman speaks
" kick-start the gentrification -- er, revitalization -- of Austin's soon-to-be-thriving downtown? According to the resident, "there are moveouts..."

March 23, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Art of the Deal
City Coucil wants to cut a deal with Stratus Properties on the Barton Creek properties because they think House Bill 1704 gives them no other option.
"...development across 4,000 acres of sensitive terrain in Southwest Austin. SOS described the planned development as one that would..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Who Will Survive?
Seven council members. One coveted position. And, in the end, only one survivor.
"...will there never be another 7-0 vote of the Austin City Council on anything that matters? The May elections..."

Sept. 29, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Willie Lewis and Danny Thomas campaigns turn ugly; Jeff Jack gets aide appointment in Beverly Griffith's office, Richard Arellano leaves Jackie Goodman's office.
" independent expenditures and in-kind contributions made by the Austin Police Association PAC and Thomas Henderson, who is renting..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

A Developing Glossary
"...of Health and Human Services, tasked with responding to neighborhoods as a "single point of contact" for their issues..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Feature

Naked City
Town Lake Park stakeholders say ARTS Center Stage is trying to pull a fast one on getting a bigger parking garage constructed; City Manager Jesus Garza is up for a raise, or is he? Mayor Kirk Watson announced his re-election bid and Amy Babich runs for city council.
"...development budget," Akers, along with Jeff Jack of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, and Ellen Johnson of the South Central..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Reflecting on the Deal
" 'ensure that the interest of the citizens of Austin is preserved and public-private cooperation proposals receive public review.'..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...So far, Mitchell's candidacy has the endorsement of the Austin Neighborhoods Council president Jeff Jack, conservationist John Beall, and..."

May 15, 1998 News Feature

On Shaky Ground
Plans for Jewish Center and Palmer Still Undecided
" council on an appeal filed by the Northwest Austin Civic Association (NACA), stemming from a Planning Commission decision..."

March 20, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

The Promised Land
Jews and Neighbors Lay Competing Claims
"...letter goes on to read, "The Jewish Federation of Austin and the Congregations Agudas Achim and Beth Israel are..."

March 6, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

"My Uncle Has a Barn...."
Theatre Is Thriving in Some Surprising Places Outside Austin
"...quick survey of communities within a 90-minute drive of Austin reveals a healthy number that haven't let the absence..."

June 20, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Enough Is Enough
Councilmembers Are Fed Up With Mitchell's Antics
"...The mysterious Austin Revitalization Authority (ARA) board, a nonprofit corporation founded to..."

June 13, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Pony Shows and Horse Trading
Councilmembers Trot to the East Side; Some Claim Attendance at Swap Meet
"...East Austin residents turned out in force to tell councilmembers their..."

March 7, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

Dawson: Birth of a Neighborhood
Lightsey Road, Between Congress and First
" a model of enviro-sensitivity, notably in an enormous Austin American-Statesman feature, dominated by a full-page infographic, that must..."

July 14, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Playback: “Hastily Prepared” Ordinances Head to City Council
Revised drafts of Agent of Change and OMV permitting head to Council, but again, live music interests raise alarms
"...For his part, Bobby Garza, chair of Austin Music People, sent a trenchant missive to Austin's Music..."

June 9, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Don Pitts Calls It Quits
City Music Manager resigns citing bureaucracy
"...Pitts has vacated his post as program manager of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division, an office operating under his..."

Feb. 14, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: Stating the Obvious
Adler "Austin Bargain" missing some fine print
"...In a guest editorial published in the Feb. 8 Austin American-Statesman ("Consensus on CodeNEXT Key to Managing Growth"), Mayor..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

D10 Campaign Finance
Who's got the money? Who's got the endorsements?
"...Austin Apartment Association PAC..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Public Notice: Think Globally, Vote Locally
Why your country is depending on you to vote no on Prop 1
"...Austin has been stunned by the amount of cash that..."

May 6, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Katrina Survivors Reflect 10 Years Later
Jamar Jefferson and Donna Bonner are just two of many who relocated to Austin
"...– similar to some of those made during the Austin area's recent Memorial Day weekend flooding. During the largest..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

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