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Point Austin: Ounces of Prevention, Or
How is a Health Clinic Not Like an Investment Bank?
"...the hit of the morning was Ofelia Zapata, an Austin Interfaith activist who, along with folks from the Wesley..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Domain City Limits
City Charter amendment would end a deal gone sour
"...rebate mechanisms designed to promote development of new, mixed-use neighborhoods (most specifically, the broadly popular Mueller neighborhood project, although..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin for Austinites
"...knowing what to do. Get cops on foot in neighborhoods, force detectives out of their air-conditioned offices. What about..."

Aug. 3, 2008 Postmarks

Austin Not So Walkable
"..."Walkability" has been an avowed goal of Austin's city leaders and planners for some time now. So..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: A Tale of Two Cities
Thinking about affordable housing from all sides
"...is a visible credit to everyone involved, including all Austinites, since $7 million of our $55 million in voter-approved..."

July 4, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Design Advocacy Voices: Austin
"...consider: Would a similar group would be beneficial in Austin? Brett Rhode, AIA, Rhode Partners:..."

June 27, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Austin's Relevance up for Sale
"...unexpected challenges in their quest to find equitable housing. Neighborhoods are being re-created one investment property at a time..."

May 25, 2008 Postmarks

City Sweeps Its Problems to East Austin
"...Dear Editor, Until I moved to East Austin about a year ago, I never realized the vast..."

May 24, 2008 Postmarks

Point Austin: What's at Stake?
There will be blood
"...city continuing to grow, every citizen survey reflects that Austinites (rightly or wrongly) list police and fire protection as..."

April 25, 2008 News Column by Michael King

The Downtown Austin Plan
The city unveils its Downtown Plan in progress
"...become a great place that embodies the character of Austin?..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: The Convert
Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and the importance of regional planning
"...nationwide organization actively promoting the planning of "walkable" urban neighborhoods as the antidote to decades of metropolitan sprawl. "That's..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Citizens Needed
The city is considering charter revision, but the citizens are still yawning
"...It's long past time for the city of Austin, and its City Council, to enact some form of..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Austin Children's Museum: No go on Block 21
The Austin Children's Museum has decided not to be a part of the sexy Block 21 development after all
"...the kid who's "it" in the playground game, the Austin Children's Museum abruptly called a halt to its 2-year-old..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Bad Loan
Las Manitas wins even without city loan
"...for a particular business that enjoys the attentions of Austin's elite." (Meanwhile John Addlepated Kelso, who apparently missed that..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Farewell to Austin
"...fair city. We'll miss your lively boroughs, districts, and neighborhoods where diverse music, art, food, and people blossom to..."

July 26, 2007 Postmarks

MM Pack on the 10 Best Austin Neighborhood Stores
"...for our 'hood" – aptly captures the spirit of Austin's neighborhood food markets that tailor themselves to the unique..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Food Feature by MM Pack

Point Austin: Thinking Outside the Box
Stacy Mitchell examines the megaretail culture and the tools required to dismantle it
"...more importantly, drawing partly on the experience of the Austin Independent Business Alliance, Mitchell also traces the growing network..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Gentlemen's Disagreement
Martinez says community needs to look at council districting once again
"...... Such a system would cause the voters of Austin to be disenfranchised in six of seven seats." Even..."

July 28, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Hot Topics
The hot air season is upon us – and everybody's an energy source
"...pundit Arnold Garcia attempting to prove up his East Austin street cred last Sunday, sneering at the City Council's..."

April 28, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Greens vs. Greens
Charter election rhetoric begins rising all around
"...the apparent ban on water/drainage infrastructure improvements in southwest neighborhoods; 3) the "severe restrictions" on citizen privacy rights in..."

March 31, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Beside the Point
The streets are mean, and so is the City Council
"...Petula Clark Fan Club, coincidentally composed of all your Austin council members (though the inside word is that Brewster..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Neighborhood activist gives us an earful on proposed downtown high-rise
"...considers Spring out of step with affordable housing in Austin, noting that only a handful of the condos start..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Can Austin Carshare?
Several car-sharing proposals hope to reduce auto spending, traffic, and pollution
"...reserved spaces near mass transit stations and throughout popular neighborhoods. The vehicles are available 24 hours a day in..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Hurricane Kids Hit Austin Schools
AISD promises to meet evacuees' needs
"...in AISD schools. Some are attending schools in the neighborhoods where evacuees are staying with family and friends; those..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Point Austin: Beside the Point
What's up on this week's Council agenda
"...various traffic calming methods remain confoundingly popular citywide – neighborhoods love it for themselves, hate it for everybody else..."

July 29, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Playing the Numbers
A farewell to faitful servants, and a preliminary look at the city's priorities
"...be good fun for anybody with an interest in Austin life, politics, and public institutions over the past decade...."

July 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Ringing in the New
New City Council takes its place, and the fun just keeps on coming
"...and condemnation listings of intense interest to the immediate neighborhoods and almost none to the city at large. On..."

June 24, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Playing the Numbers
A farewell to faithful servants, and a preliminary look at the city's priorities
"...be good fun for anybody with an interest in Austin life, politics, and public institutions over the past decade...."

June 10, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Beside the Point: City Council Notes
City Hall notebook
"...city demographer Ryan Robinson – the council heard from Austin Police Department Asst. Chief Cathy Ellison about the APD's..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: A Blueprint for Mental Health
The Mayor's Task Force issues its report, but the real work is yet to come
"...Not many Austinites are going to plow through the "Final Report" of..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Column by Michael King

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