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Bee Cave Brouhaha
Civic unrest erupts in the southwest Travis County village
"...Is the mudslinging in Bee Cave just a by-product of an election season, or..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Bee Cave Mall Back on Fast Track?
Developers try – quickly – to get reapproval for a controversial big-box project
" a little burg west of Austin, developers deny that there's any urgency associated with their trying to clear..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Bitter Buzzing in Bee Cave
Local politicos, enviros sting each other over controversial mall project
"...What a wild couple of weeks it's been in the..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Problem Is the Backyard's Back Yard
"...Dear Editor, The ZZ Top show on Saturday night showed once again what's wrong with the Backyard..."

April 16, 2007 Postmarks

Backyard Wrestling
Memories from another dying Austin venue
"...It was announced last week that the Backyard, another venue that's made Austin a great..."

April 30, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Luv Doc Recommends: Poodie's Picnic
The Backyard at Bee Cave, Sunday, June 28, 2009
"...thousand suns … in the right circumstances … and what circumstances could be righter than the back of the..."

June 26, 2009 Column by The Luv Doc

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Goes Virtual
Pay-per-view concert feat. Willie, Kurt Vile, John Doe, Margo Price
"...Meadows, Carl’s Corner in the Hill Country, Luckenbach, the Backyard at Bee Cave, Fort Worth’s Stockyards, and – since..."

June 26, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

This week's local foodie news
"...Austinites spent much of last week in Portland, Ore., at the annual conference of the International Associa­tion of Culinary..."

April 30, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

For Those About to Rock: Um, Can I See Your ID?
Celebrating all-ages music venues
" could forget about most live shows. We were at home watching Midnight Special, or at the Emporium (yup,..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Features Feature by Anne Harris

Music Venue Owner Fights Lawsuit 'Blitzkrieg'
Multiple firms claim money owed for work on Backyard, Austin Music Hall
"...O'Connor, the man behind the Austin Music Hall, the Backyard, and La Zona Rosa, seems to be moving to..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Big Dogs, Young Rebels, and Aging Giants
The Austin promoters who bring the music come in all shapes and sizes
" most cities about who's putting which bands into what rooms. The firestorm of criticism that flared when the..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Heaven and Hell and Scott H. Biram
Scott H. Biram gets bloody, UT gets KUT's music library, and Macaulay Culkin pisses me off
" cut and dry, but the gospel stuff is complicated. It's about rejoicing and the uplifting feeling of the..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Willie's Picnic Comes Home
Willie Nelson Fourth of July Picnic lands back in Austin
"...On Saturday, Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic returns to Austin..."

July 3, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Lights Out for Jovita's
Run-ins at Jovita's, thieves in the night at Mohawk, and Lickona's feeds off of 'Austin City Limits'
"...Who knew a fourth-rate Tex-Mex restaurant in South Austin was allegedly one of..."

June 29, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Backyard's parking quagmire, Chris Cornell outshines those other guys, and more
"...Not in My Backyard? Jessica Cape, 23, studies print journalism at Texas State..."

May 4, 2007 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Austin Psych Fest and Old Settler's Music Fest headliners Psychograss have more in common than you might think
" It sounds like drugs, right? A lot of hallucinatory solos, tranquilizing rhythms, and trippy melodies played by hippies..."

April 27, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Matisyahu: Making, Taking You Higher
"...First, the folks at the Backyard need to be applauded for the solution..."

July 6, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Off the Record
Celebrating Independence Day with Wild America and Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
" record is a concept album based around a somewhat convoluted science-fiction story about a tribal outcast on a..."

July 9, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

R&B, race relations, and rap: Black Joe Lewis and the League of Extraordinary G'z, plus Ginny's Little Longhorn
"..."That's nothing new," says Black Joe Lewis, referring to the..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Off the Record
From Cactusgate to Casual Victim Pile, the year in local music ends with the tragic death of drummer Bill Maddox
"...conscious, Jon Dee Graham was in shock when a state trooper arrived on the scene of his near-fatal traffic..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Good vibrations courtesy of the Roots, Distant Lights, and the Sword
"...In a matter of weeks, the Sword departs for an Australian and..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Westward Ho!
In-progress or proposed developments for near-western Hill Country rise overnight like so many toxic mushrooms
"...lots and shopping malls. Thousands of green acres from Bee Cave to the Pedernales River are primed to become..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Austin Energy budget comes under fire as the utility prepares for competition; the Texas Our Texas Heritage Program has big plans for state parkland and conservation; and a new state audit highlights problems with the Texas Workforce Commission's oversight of local welfare and workforce boards.
"...the wrecking ball does to the City Hall Annex what it did to Liberty Lunch as the city continues..."

Sept. 10, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dancing About Architecture
Austin Jazz & Arts Festival doesn't need saving after all; the strange sounds coming from Austin's backyards; barbecue to replace Austin Blues; Honky attacked by lesbians in Chicago!; and more news from the Live Music Capital of the World.
"...Festival" shrieked a fax from the DiverseArts Production Group that appeared at the Chronicle a few weeks back, prompting..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

A Sovereign Neighborhood
Happy Days
"...its municipal roots back to the mid-50s. (The "village," incorporated three years after West Lake, became a "city" in..."

Jan. 22, 1999 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Bee Cave begins to refine its palate
"...ZOOT11715 Bee Caves Rd., 477-6535 Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday,..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Off the Record
Announcing the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards lineup and sneaking past the velvet rope at Pangaea, while Andrew Kenny trades American Analog Set for the Wooden Birds
"...Austin's psychedelic torch will be handed down at the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards at the Austin Music..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
The Last Waltz: Looking back on the legacy of the Backyard and a tribute to Danny Roy Young
"...Events owner Tim O'Connor distinctly remembers the first show at the Backyard, on May 7, 1993. As the skies..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
" squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our..."

July 18, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Law(ns) of the Land
In a time of drought and water limits, some residents turn to drilling wells
"...He can drop a backyard well without 20,000 gallons of mud pouring down a..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Ramon Martinez

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