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The Envision Thing: Clearing the First Hurdle
Envision Central Texas begins the long, slow journey toward implementation
"...collaboration last week released its upbeat "vision" for the Austin metro area over the next 20 to 40 years..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Two Schools of Thought
The upcoming ACC and AISD elections share a ballot but address different challenges
"...15, voters will choose trustees for the boards of Austin ISD and Austin Community College in two coinciding but..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...of truth because statistics never are. The city of Austin never accepted the context or slant of the Statesman..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Column

Libertarians Outraged by Clean Air Force Plans
"...it will cause ozone to increase in downtown, East Austin, and parts of North Austin. I am not making..."

Feb. 9, 2004 Postmarks

Naked City
The natural-gas pipe to Austin's new power plant raises activist concerns
"...the City Council agreed to purchase natural gas for Austin Energy's new Sand Hill Energy Center in Southeast Austin..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

'Something Went Wrong'
Six months after he was killed by an Austin cop, Jessie Owens' family still wants some basic answers
"...At 1:27am on June 14, Austin Police Department Officer Scott Glasgow, a three-year veteran, killed..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Wal-Mart War: Southside Goes It Alone
South Austin neighbors hire their own engineers and planners to salvage the Blunn Creek Supercenter project
"...South Austin residents have until Dec. 4 to try to make..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The ARA and business owners close in on a (shared?) vision.
"...organized by the street's business and property owners, the Austin Revitalization Authority, and the Austin Community Development Corporation. Neighbors,..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Budget Battles, Round One:
Austin firefighters start a blaze of their own in response to the department's controversial budget-cutting proposal.
"...costs have ballooned in recent years, partly due to Austin's rapid growth and aggressive late-Nineties annexation program, but also..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...workshop in the Crestview/ Wooten neighborhood-planning area in North Austin. The agency is contemplating peak-hour service on a 31-mile..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...an interlocal water-quality planning agreement between the cities of Austin and Dripping Springs, Travis and Hays counties, and the..."

July 18, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...as a plaintiff to the lawsuit filed against both Austin's and Dallas' smoking bans by a statewide veterans' group...."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Up for Grabs
How a Harlem-born photographer came to capture East Austin at the end of an Era
"...set out to capture -- catalog, even -- East Austin right about the time Sixties-style urban renewal was seguing..."

July 4, 2003 Arts Feature by Cindy Widner

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...green for all its energy needs. So proudly claims Austin Energy, which this week celebrated the Central Austin campus'..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Domain, a 42-acre, mixed-use "urban village" project in North Austin. The council was scheduled to vote last week on..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature

Candidates, Money Both Talk
"...some major stops on the forum circuit -- including Austin Interfaith's "accountability session" on Sunday, the Real Estate Council..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines
"...examining incentives for corporations, small business needs and keeping Austin weird. More details next week...."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...CAF, says the upcoming warm season -- during which Austin will be judged by stricter air-quality standards, and the..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature

May 3 Election News
"...of the day two opponents had emerged: longtime East Austin activist Gavino Fernandez and Libertarian Steven Adams. Alvarez and..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...UT-Austin student Christopher Phillips turned himself in to federal authorities..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...making full use of existing railroad rights-of-way through East Austin, choosing instead to paint stripes and erect signs on..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Stay current on the mayor's race at www.austinmayor.com, a blog that seeks contributions from candidates' campaigns. Voters..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature

News Top 10s
"...Kitchen: Why not? Her husband, Mark Yznaga, helped transform Austin politics in the 1990s; Kitchen's one term in the..."

Jan. 3, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...negotiate with neighbors before getting approvals from the city. Austin activist groups, including the Save our Springs Alliance and..."

Sept. 13, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Keep Off the Grass
"...front or side yard in some, but not all, Austin neighborhoods. The City Council approved the ordinance Aug. 29,..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...accept, for the sake of argument, that everyone in Austin wants to save Barton Springs. But what exactly does..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

It's a Done Deal
The City Council approved the Stratus settlement 6-1. Now what?
"...to approve Stratus Properties' 1,253-acre development proposal for Southwest Austin, the City Council endorsed the controversial deal hours after..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...didn't have enough empty office buildings in our midst, Austin's supersaturated market is poised to become extra-supersaturated by the..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature

It's A Gas, Gas, Gas For Longhorn
Looks like the Longhorn Pipeline is about to begin pumping gas.
"...moving 72,000 barrels per day of gasoline across South Austin neighborhoods. That's not exactly a comforting prospect for the..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Slusher vs. Bunch
Point/Counterpoint:
"...brevity. (Complete versions of each argument are available at www.ci.austin.tx.us/council/slusher.htm and www.sosalliance.org.)On SOS ComplianceSlusher: Stratus agrees to build at..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

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