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Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir
'Austin, 1972,' an excerpt from Joe Nick Patoski's new tome, Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
"...an I-don't-give-a-shit attitude. She just wanted a ride to Austin...."

April 25, 2008 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Beside the Point
Pollen count moves up as sales-tax receipts slide
"...interest pingponging through BTP's congested head, if not the Austin body politic:..."

March 28, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Single-member districts proposal shoehorned into discussion and vote, barely in advance of city's election-setting deadline
"...City Hall? Can't Mike Mar­tin­ez get one from the Austin firefighters at cost?..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Working on the Railroad
The regional Transit Working Group is poised to make progress on passenger rail
"...Metro, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, and the Austin-San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District...."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Charter Changes? Hold That Thought.
Austin gains another six months to mull over single-member districts
"...Austin has gained another six months to mull over a..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Happenings
Feb. 21-28
"...For more events, see Community Listings. THURSDAY 21..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
"...Feb. 21, 2008, at the University of Texas at Austin. No, I didn't type it up myself. The nice..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Sister City by the Sea
What's happening this morning …
"...Jack wanting the parking made more accessible to the neighborhoods during nonevents. Nahh gunn haappn … Friend-of-the-show, the ACLU..."

Feb. 14, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Council Notebook
It's a Valentine's Day Massacre at City Council.
"...for the Thursday, Feb. 14 meeting Item 2: Resolving Austin won't participate in the South Texas nuke expansion, i.e.,..."

Feb. 13, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

This Kitty's Got Claws
Teeth tears into everything from abstinence programs to rape culture. Is Austin grownup enough to handle it?
"...is the subject of a current exhibit at the Austin Museum of Art), takes jabs at teenage abstinence movements,..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

City Council Election
Money toward May
"...issued dueling press releases trumpeting their fundraising prowess. Downtown Austin Alli­ance board member and urban-planning maven Cid Galindo raised..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Bigger Picture
Planning comprehensively
"...– City Council has finally taken action to revisit Austin's regional road map for growth and change. Individual neighborhood..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Council Notebook
A look at what's up this Thursday
"...Thursday, Jan. 10, meeting Item 2: Purchasing land for Austin Energy at Crestview Station for $1.4 million. The first..."

Jan. 9, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Common Law
There goes the neighborhood – Can they park cars like that?
"...neighbors can and can't do when parking in residential Austin neighborhoods...."

Nov. 16, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

Finding the Sweet Spot
For Austin's 'density bonus' development program – what's on our wish list?
"...cities nationwide, and on its way toward adoption in Austin. For those concerned about how development and rapid growth..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: The Mistake on the Lake
The 'Save Town Lake' lawsuit turns up a legal mystery at City Hall
"...the laws that specify what can be built in Austin and where – illegally rewritten in 1999? Have developers..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

ARA Gets a Dressing-Down
Private developer under consideration for completing redevelopment of East Austin's 11th and 12th street corridors
"...redeveloping the 11th and 12th street corridors of East Austin, citing foot-dragging on the part of the Austin Revital­iz­a­tion..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Cool City: The Leffingwell Lens
One council member's view of the Austin Climate Protection Plan
"...months now since the City Council unanimously adopted the Austin Climate Protection Plan. Conceptually, it's perhaps the most aggressive..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Council Notebook
What's happening this week at City Council.
"...the Thursday, July 26 City Council meeting. Items 2-4: Austin Energy rebates to AMD, Samsung and Applied Materials. Why..."

July 24, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

More on RG4N's Northcross Lawsuit
More details on the RG4N suit filed today.
"...Northcross Wal-Mart: RG4N STATEMENT ANNOUNCING LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF AUSTIN AND LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY AUSTIN, Texas, June 28, 2007..."

June 28, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Local Lawyer Plans to Run for Council
Robin Cravey throws his hat in ring
"...and priorities: president, Friends of Barton Springs Pool; parliamentarian, Austin Planning Commission; and president, Zilker Neighborhood Association. Given the..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Two Favorites Gone – Shipman and Janes
"...died. Now, again, out of state, and two more Austin icons have passed. Councilwoman Sally Shipman was one of..."

June 6, 2007 Postmarks

Developing Stories: The Long Capitol View
The Downtown Commission and Heritage Society of Austin square off over Capitol-view corridors
"...the state." – Capitol View Preservation Study, city of Austin, 1983..."

June 1, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Traffic, bullshit, Suttle, and Town Lake
"...The city of Austin has budgeted $240,000 to retain outside counsel Casey Dobson..."

June 1, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point
Funky day care the latest gentrification victim
"...collateral damage in the development boom still reverberating through Austin. Last week the Planning Commission approved dense vertical mixed-use..."

May 18, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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

RG4N Wants to Roll Back Futrell's Office
The Northcross neighbors have set their sights on Futrell's possible raise – and her very office.
"...up? Here's the presser: RG4N CALLS FOR REVIEW OF AUSTIN CITY CHARTER AND OPPOSES RAISE FOR CITY MANAGER AUSTIN,..."

April 3, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

One in the Chamber
More on Paul Robbins' quest to open the new City Hall chambers for public events.
"..."Beside the Point"'s topic this week – Paul Robbins'..."

March 22, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

I-35 Makeover Update
Plan in the works for making bridge over I-35 between Sixth and Eighth streets more hospitable to pedestrian traffic.
"...maybe on your way to Municipal Court or the Austin Police Department – and imagine this concrete no-man's land..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Won't Somebody Think of the Children?
Skating Rink at Northcross says RG4N's putting them on ice
"...are contributing to RG4N’s litigation against the city of Austin and Lincoln Properties to know that they are helping..."

Feb. 15, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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