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Austin Must Safeguard Small Businesses and Neighborhoods
"...We read with great interest the challenge that the neighborhoods surrounding Northcross Mall are facing regarding the proposed “upscale”..."

Dec. 20, 2006 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: Mueller in the Middle
Whatever disasters City Hall hath wrought, the old airport isn't one of them
"...seen Keep the Land suggesting that Catellus (both in Austin and in its California home base) is not the..."

June 18, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Old West Austin Fights the Cut-Through Menace
Lamar, Enfield road reconstruction boxes in Downtown neighbors
"...they're considered peak traffic hours in the Old West Austin neighborhood south of Enfield Road and west of Lamar..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Clark-Madison Unfair to University Neighborhoods
"...Mr. Mike Clark-Madison, I'm a vocal, Central Austin denizen who lives five blocks north of campus in..."

Jan. 29, 2004 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The fuss over historic zoning is a symptom of larger city problems.
" something new, because what's at issue isn't really Austin's past, but its future. The old houses of dead..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
" thing that almost everyone can agree on in Austin, it's that our transportation situation is unacceptable and unsustainable...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

Austin Mutual Aid Organizations Share Resources During COVID-19 and Beyond
Looking for solidarity, not charity
"...Britt, a 57-year-old volunteer with Austin Mutual Aid, had been houseless on and off for..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...Austin ISD's bond package has something for every campus, as..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Comp Planning: A Brief History
Moving forward sometimes requires looking back
"...bumps and grinds, it lends perspective to realize that Austin's impulse to do a grand city plan – a..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

How Austin Musician Gina Chavez Became the Subject of the City's Latest Mural
The story of an L.A. muralist creating a 12-foot-tall portrait of a local musical star
"...Latino culture is swept under the rug by aspiring neighborhoods because it doesn't fit the proposed bill – especially..."

April 3, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin at Large: Be Thankful for What We’ve Got
Sometimes, the grinding slog of government bears tasty fruit
"...precise, in return for firmer protections for the single-family neighborhoods then existing around campus – and thus a respite..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin City Council Shows Surprising Interest in Upzoning
Mayor throws a curveball in advance of Monday's new Land Development Code revision report
"...City Council met Monday, Nov. 18, to discuss the..."

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Is a New Austin Land Development Code Done Yet?
Council: Stick a pin in that!
"...cap the depth of "transition zones" between corridors and neighborhoods at four lots – a flash point that has..."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

“Anti-Gentrification” Protesters Target Austin Creative Alliance
“Hoodz” vandalize Jim Hightower offices, next to ACA
" actually be directed not at Hightower, but at Austin Creative Alliance – ACA’s offices, which include a gallery..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Michael King

As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood
Forget the 100-year storms. City flooding happens all the time, often right in your backyard.
"...Austinites remember the big floods – the expanding, treacherous storms..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Point Austin: Mayor Adler's Superhighway to the Mobility Bond
Speeding toward November
"...he posted an essay on Medium, "Fixing Traffic the Austin Way," promoting the "completely different" approach of this bond..."

July 29, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Keep Austin Affordable
"...(aka garage apartments, granny flats) at the Planning and Neighborhoods Committee ["Public Notice: Planning Is Doing," News, June 12]...."

June 15, 2015 Postmarks

Point Austin: Austin's Ruination
We've identified the trouble with Austin. It's Austinites.
"...But it's undeniable that event tourism places burdens on Austin residents and city infrastructure, and both city officials and..."

March 20, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Color Me Exempt
Homestead exemption comes at a price
"...(you can find voluminous documentation of what follows at has taken a close look at the effects of..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Drive-By Government
Abbott says Texas doesn't have to disclose companies' chemical stockpiles, but why are these chemicals in our neighborhoods in the first place?
" unregulated, highly explosive stockpile was stored near residential neighborhoods would have been of little help in the moment..."

July 18, 2014 News Column by Michael King

ARA: Neighborhoods Back on Board?
Austin Revitalization Authority gets new board members
"...Hill neighborhood associations once again have representation on the Austin Revitalization Authority, although not without some debate. The two..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: Levy Steps Back ... and Shoots Long
Running the city is easier campaigned than done
"...that he was considering a run for mayor of Austin, he added that he would not be beholden to..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

When Will Austin Learn?
"...Dear Editor, It’s nice to think that someday Austin may have a bike-share program like the one in..."

Aug. 23, 2007 Postmarks

Crack Neighborhoods?
" in the neighborhood in which this event [East Austin Studio Tour] took place. I found it particularly offensive..."

Nov. 19, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: A Life of Quality
In the shadow of another tragedy, the city takes a step toward justice
" hoc coalition of African-American community organizations, including the Austin Area Urban League, the Capital City African American Chamber..."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin: Destroying Deer Habitat Since at Least the 19th Century
"...but she hears one at her apartment in North Austin near 620, or as she says, "in the city."..."

May 3, 2004 Postmarks

Knee, Wynn, Futrell Austin's 'A' Team
"...leaders announced a three-part plan to improve relations between Austin police and the city's minority communities. APD Chief Stan..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Campus Area Neighborhoods Very Diverse
"...Clark-Madison's recent articles in the Chronicle regarding the Central Austin Neighborhood plan have mischaracterized the neighbors and neighborhoods that..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Forget the little boxes -- it's the big boxes we need to knock down
"...of not just Smart Growth but New Urbanism, decrying Austin's steady slide away from a unique and meaningful sense..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: The Big Mac Attack
The landslide victory of Brewster McCracken may have significantly mixed messages.
"...before it) as a validation for their vision of Austin's future and a defeat for the more threatening vision..."

June 13, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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