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Point Austin: Out of Balance
As we sit down to balance the books, we might consider our largest deficits
"...uninformed taxpayers will learn how difficult it is to balance a public budget in hard times. Nevertheless, the people..."

June 12, 2009 News Column by Michael King

The Race To Balance Out the Supremes
Dems, Libertarians vie to break GOP lock
" each race, battling to bring a bit of balance back to the court...."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lege Lines: Tough Balance
The Lege's budget standoff stumbles forward
" previously allocated to the state highway fund to balance the budget. In doing so, Paxton provided legal cover..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Balance the Budget (In Three Years) in Five (Not-so-Easy) Steps
It will take both unpleasant tax hikes and spending cuts to balance the city budget -- and not until 2006
" nothing to bring City Hall's books into "structural balance," by fiscal 2006 the General Fund will be more..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

Public Ed's Future Hangs in Balance
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, but you'd never know it at the Lege
" take $46 million from its $140 million fund balance. If the final state budget is less damaging than..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas House: Balance of Power Hangs in the Balance
There's a 50-50 chance of seeing a 75-75 split in the House
"...House recount, plus a Senate run-off, to settle the balance of power in the Legislature...."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Natalie Jane Hill Finds Her Balance on Sophomore LP
Folksinger and guitarist details Solely, created alone and in community
"...The precarious, essential balance of introspection and connection weaves through the songs of..."

Nov. 12, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Elizabeth McCracken and Edward Carey's Write Balance
The local literary duo discusses being a creative couple and how it affects their work and process
"...time to it. And so actually getting that to balance is the hardest, wouldn't you say?..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Delicate Balance: Austin Progressives Struggle to Hold the Movement Together

Council Watch

The Chronicle's endorsements explained; Council Watch writer JennyStaff Johnson says goodbye.
"...of Bunch from his recent book-writing sabbatical, shift the balance decidedly toward confrontation and away from compromise. (It does..."

May 5, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Exceptional Balance
"...been cleared, we all remarked about the exceptionally good balance of the meal. Good rice, good pasta, good fish..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Checking In: Los Coast Frontman Trey Privott Maintains Balance
“I’m doing my best to take care of myself and create things”
"...gospel music as of late to keep my energy balanced...."

Dec. 15, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Funding Balance
Some Austin politicos think qualified candidates of average means are deterred from running due to low contribution limits

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Jack Craver

Point Austin: Future in the Balance
Local Prop. 1 proponents claim a fighting chance

Oct. 3, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Finding an SBOE Balance: District Roundup
SBOE contests around the state

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Heartbreakers Dominate, Honeys Balance the Scales
TXRG starts '08 season with doubleheader, high score, and some hard blows

March 3, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Balance of Power Rests on the Dais
Three ordinances before City Council look to shift power from city staff to the council.

Oct. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

AG: State's Pension Books Don't Balance

June 28, 2007 News Post by Kimberly Reeves

State Employee Unions Look Askance at Texas Lege’s Pension Changes
Unions give a hard pass on cash balance plan proposed in Senate Bill 321
"...representing many state employees, who say a so-called cash balance plan is one step shy of tossing out pensions..."

May 14, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Kitchen
1970s mob drama gets a #MeToo overhaul
"...Haddish, Annabella Sciorra, Common and James Badge Dale. The balance point of a great mob movie lies in explaining..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Air Sex in the Name of Love
Bryan Poyser's 'The Bounceback' strives to strike a balance between comedy and emotion
"...of heart, which director Bryan Poyser says was the balance he worked hard to strike. "It's really about all..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Lunacy and Sorrow
David Berman pokes the Silver Jews out of his shell
"...into beginning." Via e-mail, Berman talks about keeping his balance...."

Sept. 19, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Neo-creature feature is a soggy mess
" the rails. Eubank seems unsure of how to balance the ambitious onscreen violence – one character dies via..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Hidden Room Theatre's The Duchess of Malfi
In staging John Webster's revenge tragedy, the company strikes a delightful balance between historical authenticity and genuine emotion
"...worth engaging: Here, Hidden Room has struck a delightful balance between realistic emotion and theatrical tradition – a balance..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Who will win this epic new battle royal as Godzilla faces King Ghidorah?
"...plans to awaken all of the Titans to “restore balance to the Earth.” Meanwhile, the military plans to harness..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pet Sematary
Latest Stephen King adaptation is a pretty good horror film, but nothing more
"...After years of struggling to balance family and work, Louis (Clarke) and Rachel (Seimetz) move..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue
"...It’s a narrative defect that throws the movie off balance, one in which the today doesn’t fully reconcile with..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Oath
Promise you'll see this hilarious and timely political satire
"...but that only serves to keep the audience as off-balance as the characters onscreen. No matter what your political..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Guilty
Single-location thriller travels deep into a killer mystery
" from production designer Gustav Pontoppidan) strikes a perfect balance between the quiet intimacy of the phone calls, and..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Rachel Weisz explores the complexities and joys of choice in Britain's Jewish communities.
" as a team here, consistent with the delicate balance in their characters’ complicated relationships with one another. When..."

May 11, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Final Portrait
High art in Paris with Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush.
"...for the entire film. Shalhoub's patience and wry countenance balance Rush’s agonized pyrotechnics, and while the film traverses some..."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

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