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Point Austin: Reinventing the Wheel
May God bless the new City Council. They're gonna need Her.
"...the members had campaigned on bringing fresh perspectives, more neighborhoods, and broader engagement to City Hall...."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Campaigns Continue
Catching up with mayor and county judge wannabes
"...Austin Interfaith caught up with the mayoral and county judge..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Questions for Candidates
The answers aren't easy
"...ago, I was exchanging notes with another observer of Austin politics, and he asked what I thought was the..."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Campaign Summer Fun
On the road to 10-1, race begins to take shape
"...10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded," on our Elections page,"

May 16, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: It's a Map, Not a Revolution
We have districts – we'll still need citizens and community
"...By all means say your piece, Austinites (either in person or on the ICRC website:"

Nov. 15, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Austin Miserable to Live in
"...Dear Editor, Congratulations to the city of Austin for making this place miserable to live in. Thank..."

Oct. 26, 2013 Postmarks

Austin Parks: Trying to Fill the GAP
Group urges City Council to increase parks and rec budget
"...A coalition of park supporters called "Great Austin Parks" – comprised of members from 12 different groups,..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Getting Googled
On the road to high speed paradise, hurry up ... and wait
"..."Internet speed is like oxygen," declared the video of Austinites praising Fiber. "Oxygen you take for granted until it..."

April 12, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Austin's WriteByNight Is a Writer's Port in the Media Storm
Goldberg & Duhr: Easing the agony of blocks and deadlines
"...A writing center, right? In which working or wannabe..."

Feb. 6, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Point Austin: Elections and Consequences
You never know what you're gonna get
"...begin, we should savor the two biggest victories for Austin: Barack Obama's re-election and the Central Health medical school/medical..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Reasons To Vote
Take the time to take responsibility for your own community
" the influence of free-floating political cynicism, fanned in Austin over the last few years by an unholy alliance..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Then There's This: Giving Props to Austin
There's more to the bonds than meets the jerky knee
"...not to be underestimated this election year, even in Austin. Their beef lies mainly in the threat of increased..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: One More Time
Push comes to shove for districting city government – but we might fumble it once again
" phone on my opinions on geographic districts for Austin City Council members. (And you think you lead an..."

June 29, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Dick Brown's Hermit Crabs
The outcries of HURF should make Austinites hurl
"...It's not clear yet how the struggle over the Austin Energy rate changes will finally play out, but whatever..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Eat the Heat
Capital Area Food Bank extends its reach and relevance
"...I'll be out of town for this year's Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival (Sunday, Aug. 28), and while..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: No Choice
When bosses say their hands are tied, handcuffs follow
"...wrong way to go." "These are important jobs in Austin," he continued, "core jobs that allow workers and their..."

July 1, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Chef John Besh Visits Austin
He's always eager to share the South's traditions of food and hospitality
"...Chef John Besh gets around. Happily for Austin, he's managed to spend some time in our town..."

June 3, 2011 Food Feature by MM Pack

Point Austin: Deciding What To Settle For
City Council poised to prolong the Sanders / Quintana agony
"...For the life of me, I can't imagine what Austin's city beat reporters did to deserve this municipal largesse,..."

July 30, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Austin at Very High Speed
The who, what, where, when, and why of Formula One racing
"...miles per hour. Yet the May 25 announcement that Austin will become the new U.S. home to the world's..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Curbside Cuisine Goes Big in Austin
Due to an unforgiving economy, the food trailer scene in Austin has exploded (in a good way)
"...During the past year, Austin has witnessed a huge explosion in not only the..."

May 21, 2010 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Point Austin: Feet on the Ground
If May Day has a meaning, it's one we build together
" the way). And it was reassuring to see Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo publish a stinging op-ed..."

May 7, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Austin Needs Spay/Neuter Ordinance
" that our city's revenue is not bottomless. East Austin is plagued with problems that could be solved if..."

May 4, 2010 Postmarks

Point Austin: Scenes From an Election Day
A snapshot of one primary day's political doings
"...began early, at a breakfast forum hosted by Leadership Austin out at Balcones Drive's Chez Zee (which could strengthen..."

March 5, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Guns, Property, and Public Nuisances: A North Austin Showdown
Gun rights activists up in arms over shutdown of gun show
"...More than 200 people gathered at Austin Police Department headquarters Jan. 25 to protest what they..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: The Army Saves the Day
The Corps of Engineers speaks, and Travis County and TXI hang fire
"...uproar was that it took an inquiry from an Austin's Colony resident, Ryan Metz, to alert the Corps that..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: What History Teaches
There are different ways of counting social costs
"...value of human life was provided last week in Austin, when the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Austin Energy Generation Resource Planning Task Force Recommendations: An Excerpt
"...1c, iii) Austin Energy should pursue aggressive efforts to diversify its energy..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature

'The Austin Chronicle' Endorsements
"...the bonds). Let the bases rub up against the neighborhoods where they live...."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Point Austin: Out of Balance
As we sit down to balance the books, we might consider our largest deficits
"...Budget Reductions," a daunting $45 million list of things Austin probably shouldn't do without, but will likely learn to..."

June 12, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Astroturf and Grass
More than one way to spark a demonstration
" town last week of a couple of hundred Austinites joining the NAACP-sponsored Saturday morning protest at Highland Mall..."

April 17, 2009 News Column by Michael King

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