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Austin Stories
"...arguments last week from attorneys for the city of Austin and Longhorn Partners Pipeline. The city, joined by the..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

You Call This a Plan?
Seaholm District Master Plan Morphs Into the Lumbermen's Tract Subsidy Program
"...On Memorial Day, two women, longtime Austin residents well into their eighties, decided to take a..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Keeping the Peace
Andy Langer examines round one of trying to establish a new city noise ordinance for Austin.
"...after the April 17 unveiling of an amendment to Austin's amplified sound ordinance that would have reduced the legal..."

May 3, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Endorsements!
"...a steady trickle, with this week's collection including the Austin Sierra Club's nod to incumbents Jackie Goodman and Beverly..."

April 19, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

'If Not Edison -- What?'
Austin Interfaith's Alliance programs represent one alternative to failing AISD schools.
"...Education Agency's 2001 assessment of state school districts, the Austin Independent School District as a whole is rated "acceptable."..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
Catellus Offers Mueller Lite
"...taste of neighborhood life -- and politics -- in Austin at a pair of getting-to-know-you meetings it held last..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Three Amigos
"...Pro Tem Jackie Goodman gathered at the palatial South Austin home of Claudette and Hugh Lowe for a Dec...."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

St. Michael's Passion
Whose truth prevails at Austin's Catholic high school?
"...St. Michael's Academy is, for the moment, Austin's only Catholic high school. But it's not your parents'..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Kitchen's District Changes Flavor
Incumbent Kitchen and Republican opponent Todd Baxter spar for seat in reconfigured District 48.
"...farewell to a loyal base of South and Southwest Austin supporters, whose allegiance has grown deeper with Kitchen's legislative..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"...Law enforcement in Austin says that's not the case, claiming instead that their..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Yes, No, Maybe
"...YES on all: Austin Area Research Organization, the Real Estate Council of Austin,..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Travis County's Road Bond Package 2001
"...a survey, commissioned by the Real Estate Council of Austin, which shows 57% of a pool of 433 registered..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Mostly local scuttlebutt, with trips to Cuba and Denver
"...Clean Campaigns for Austin's fight for the right to petition voters in major..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Clean Campaigns heat wave, Alcoa's new problems, No Pipeline solutions at AAS, Personnel puzzles at AISD, City resignations, Mueller redevelopment candidates, Hyde Park meets again & Ed Herman's letter to the Times
"...Clean Campaigns for Austin's struggle to change the way Austin conducts elections is..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...It started out as a joke. "Isn't Austin's Growth GREAT?" said the full-page ad, which ran in..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...news when you consider that, this time last year, Austin ranked No. 8 among the cities with the highest..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Jesus Saves
With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.
"...CFOs, that citizens may be caught off guard by Austin's new fiscal austerity when the tightest city budget in..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Warren Chisum resurrects the Andrews County nuclear waste dump, Longhorn Pipeline politics under scrutiny, and Austin marches against hate
"...pipeline safety bill headed for a Wednesday committee hearing, Austin's PIPE Coalition was again asking if federal approval of..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Killer Reputation
Murders from Austin's not quite forgotten past
"...Jeanine Plumer is one of the few people in Austin who still relives the nightmare year of 1885, those..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
After environmentalists object, the council postpones a hearing to decide whether to trade land at Mueller Airport with Stratus Properties.
"...traded the land at Mueller for Stratus' in Southwest Austin, residents in the Northeast Austin neighborhoods surrounding Mueller fear..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
Council members announce Planning Commission appointments that promise to calm the harsh political winds that have blown through the commission of late.
"...a board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin and a key player in projects like Round Rock..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Covering New Ground
Robin Rather talks about Austin's future, and her own, after stepping down as chair of the Save Our Springs Alliance.
"...to begin work with the high-tech CEOs in the Austin Network. The Chronicle talked with her about this recent,..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Land Lock
from east to west, land use a hot topic
"...arm that the building would bring. Then there's the Austin Revitalization Authority, which adds further uncertainty since its development..."

March 24, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Over the objections of SH130 backers, CAMPO expresses its unanimous support for an eastern alignment for the road.
"...of Central Texans, as well as the cities of Austin and Round Rock and the Travis County commissioners, had..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Watch
City plots downtown's retail future
"...a lot of hurry up and wait at the Austin City Council this week. The first post-Second St. meeting..."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Off the Desk
Willie Lewis announces his re-election bid for city council, opposing Thomas Hollywood Henderson and police officer Danny Thomas; Intel is looking for land in Austin, SOS is being honored for smart growth work.
"...former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, an East Austin youth advocate, as well as Austin police officer and..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The Planning Commission votes to recommend a renegotiation of a zoning overlay around the Hyde Park Baptist Church, which wants to build a five-story parking garage in the neighborhood, and a temporary halt on major construction in areas that have neighborhood plans in development. The measures go to council on Thursday.
"...to the vote, which also pertained to two other Austin neighborhoods with pending neighborhood plans, commissioner Ben Heimsath commented,..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Council Watch
Council shrinks Champion development at Loop 360 and RM 2222; taxi drivers want to raise fares, Gary Bradley development agreement doesn't provide enough information.
"...Bowing to the force of pure logistics, the Austin City Council gave preliminary partial approval to a neighborhood..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

The Participants
"...Heimsath Architects and a member of the city of Austin's Planning Commission, where he chairs the Codes and Ordinances..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...the race for the Worst Pre-Millennial Job Title in Austin, Kirk Watson and John Segrest seem headed for a..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

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