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Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
"...Dave Moriaty, Sara Clark, Ginger Varney, Big Boy Medlin, Bill Bentley, Jaxon ... we tip our hats to those..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Looking for Tony
Democrats are settling on Tony Sanchez as their next gubernatorial candidate before anyone has an idea who he is.
"...Mexican-American governor, but certainly not its first multimillionaire governor. Bill Clements, the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, was..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Caesar's Caesar
Karl Rove had a brief but interesting stint as a UT politics instructor.
"...Karl Rove himself.'The Whole Art of War' In 1985, Bill Clements was an embittered 69-year-old former oilman who had..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Naked City
A tape disappears from George W. Bush's campaign office and lands on an Al Gore supporter's desk. No one knows who did it, but fingers are pointing at two Bush advisors.
"...In October of 1986, Rove was working for Republican Bill Clements in his race against then-Gov. Mark White. A..."

Sept. 29, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

W.'s Paper Chase
Bush attempts to have his state papers declared federal property.
" the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library at UT. Bill Clements' archives are also at A&M, although not housed..."

Sept. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

'It All Leads Back to Texas'
Robert Bryce on the Texas-Washington-international crony network
"...The seismic event happens with Bill Clements' election in 1978. And he's an energy guy...."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

The Loyal Lieutenants
Bush Applies Litmus Test of Allegiance in Choosing Inner Circle
"...some 76,282 employees and an annual budget of $5.4 billion. They also manage an investment portfolio of $14.2billion...."

March 17, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
" He became a partner in 1986, and when Bill Clements ran for a second term as governor, McBee..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Funny Money
Campaign Finance Reform: Who Cares?
"...On May 15, a bill died on the House floor that would have capped..."

June 6, 1997 News Column by Robert Bryce

The Can't-Miss Kid
The Man Behind the W.
"...In the late Seventies, Rove worked for Bill Clements, the Republican who broke the Democrats' century-long stranglehold..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Rove M.O.
If you read this story, your career could be over by the end of the day: Michael Paradies Shoob examines 'Bush's Brain'
"...("Dogmeat" is the term used by Austin political consultant Bill Miller, unable to suppress an on-camera giggle at the..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Thirty Years on Location
An overview of the Texas Film Commission, which has been wedding film production and the state economy for 30 years.
"...1991-2000 breakdown totals incoming monies in excess of $2.26 billion. In 2000 alone, the combined production budgets of films..."

June 15, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Lobbyists' Bios
" Gov. George W. Bush; press secretary to Gov. Bill Clements; news reporter with Dix Newspapers of Ohio...."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Column

Dr. Dolittle
"...-- exemplified by movies like Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, Billy Madison, Half-Baked, and the recent output of the Farrelly..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Cracks in the Ceiling
An extended Q&A with Ann Richards biographer Jan Reid
"...race, I think he would have been more like Bill Clements than George W. Bush, because that was the..."

Oct. 25, 2012 Books Post by Michael King

The Texas Growth Fund
The Texas Growth Fund is a bipartisan creation.
"...may emerge from the investment of over half a billion dollars of state money. A 1988 constitutional amendment creating..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Capitol Chronicle
The pundits say Karl Rove is the One, but he's really only one among many.
"...bogus "I've been wiretapped" press conference during the 1986 Bill Clements gubernatorial campaign, to his unseemly collaboration with FBI..."

March 14, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Burka on Bush
How did Texas Monthly's Paul Burka, a Democrat, end up becoming one of George W. Bush's biggest fans in the press corps?
"...Dolph Briscoe or Preston Smith or Mark White or Bill Clements, or even Ann as far as the Legislature..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...did manage one piece of significant business: The $187 billion state budget, which represents massive and sweeping cuts in..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature

Hightower, Where Were You?
"...year of 1987, under the second term of Gov. Bill Clements. Jim Hightower, where were you in November 1987,..."

Oct. 12, 2009 Postmarks

Faith-Based Homes on Trial
"...The bills that codified Bush's support for faith-based social services in..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Servicing the Public or Public Service?
"...he later worked as legislative director for former Gov. Bill Clements. In 1989, Clements appointed Johnson to the Texas..."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Feature

Capitol Chronicle
Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation
"...Father's Day Massacre. On June 17, by killing 78 bills at one blow, Perry set a new gubernatorial record..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Livin' Lavaca Loca
In the early Eighties, back when Jay Leno was still funny, he and a number of now-big name comics told jokes at a little place on Lavaca called the Comedy Workshop. Being there changed the life of one person, who recalls what it was like.
"...opening act that week was a young comic named Bill Hicks. Imagine that. Your first live comedy experience and..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Arts Feature by Angela Davis

"...the state's assets to the highest foreign bidder. Seventy bills were filed this session to address the toll-road issue...."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
News Shorts
"...and most obvious of these was former UT Chancellor Bill Cunningham, who worked with Sanchez on the Board of..."

Sept. 7, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
"...• Fired city consultant Bill Moriarty has filed an explosive lawsuit against a raft..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature

Pioneer Spirit
"...Jennifer Dunn; and Govs. John Engler of Michigan and Bill Owens of Colorado. For the names of all 115..."

July 30, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Yes, we have no school finance bill, as the Senate takes its own sweet time. See..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
" -- and very often on who's paying the bill. A case in point is the IMAX film itself...."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

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