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The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 11 AISD Bond Election
"...Austin Independent School District School Bonds: YES..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature

Johnny English Reborn
Rowan Atkinson brings his particular brand of physical comedy to this James Bond spy spoof.
"...clamoring for a sequel to Rowan Atkinson’s 2003 James Bond spoof Johnny English, but this is another one of..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don't Forget the Children
AISD races and bond proposals
"...eventual winner: "In the middle of a $343 million bond or a $700 million budget or talking about thousands..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Seraphim Falls
A morality play without the morality, Seraphim Falls demands its protagonists (Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston) resign themselves to their loneliness and brutality.
"...Jordan. For seven years, during his tenure as James Bond, Brosnan was the victim of his own good fortune:..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Matador
A curious, postmodern sort of buddy comedy, The Matador is like Death of a Salesman if Willy Loman had been a contract killer.
"...pairing of the ageless Kinnear and aging former James Bond Brosnan is an inspired travelogue through the land of..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Point Austin: Kicking Around the Bonds
T he Sisyphus bond committee just rolled the stone up the hill – be ready to duck
"...consider a move next week to delay the proposed bond election from May until November (see "Beside the Point")...."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Page Two
Travis County Bond Propositions
"...Proposition #1: The issuance of $36,015,000 of road bonds and the levying of the tax in payment thereof...."

Oct. 17, 1997 Column by The Chronicle Editorial Board

While Austin Slept
City Council passes major bond package – & lots of other stuff
"...and an expanded homestead exemption, his “Go Big!” mobility bond won initial approval...."

June 24, 2016 News Post by Michael King

We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.
"...even since 1958, the year that UK author Michael Bond and illustrator Peggy Fortnum published their children’s book A..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'Derby Baby' Growing Up in Public
New doc tracks the complex adolescence of Roller Derby
" call cut. And for Dave Wruck and Robin Bond, creators of Roller Derby doc Derby Baby: A Story..."

Jan. 6, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Money Laundering Case Continues
Detention hearings continue in case against Yassine family
"...continued to take a stern line in response to bond requests from the Yassine family and their associates...."

March 28, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Taxes for People or Taxes for Buildings
AISD trustees ask long term funding priority question
" election to cover operating costs first, or a bond election to pay for buildings?..."

March 29, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 8/6/10
Bond vote set; Seaholm wall tumbles
"...yesterday's City Council agenda – setting a $90 million bond election for November – was a fait accompli, what..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Voices are given to the live-action animal performers who romp through this four-footed James Bond spoof.
"...& Dogs riffs and lifts heavily from the James Bond oeuvre, but with, you know, cats and dogs. The..."

July 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

City Hall Hustle: Take a Boardwalk With Me
While Council takes off, the bond battle heats up
"...way – this time, pertaining to the Novem­ber transportation bond election and its unlikely crux of controversy, the Boardwalk..."

July 16, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 4/28/10
No 15% reduction to the Hustle's grind 
"...Finance Committee, news bearing implications for this November's transportation bond vote …..."

April 28, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Burleson Co. Judge: $1 Million to Free Graves
"...Court of Appeals ordering the state to set a bond for Anthony Graves – whose murder conviction and death..."

Dec. 20, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Travis County Bond Election
"...It lists three propositions, covering $150 million in county bonds: roads, parks, and jail. That's all the ballot will..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature

No on everything. Double no on Proposition 2.
"...It lists three propositions, covering $150 million in county bonds: roads, parks, and jail. That's all the ballot will..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
The $420 million proposal is now in the trustees' hands
"...The AISD Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee presented its final recommendations for a capital-improvement..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The kids are better than alright in Olivia Wilde's raucous, resonant comedy
"...– lacks belly laughs.) Primarily Booksmart is about the bond between two best friends, and how that bond can..."

May 24, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Big Money for Big Roads
Deciding how the Mobility Bond is spent on Austin's most traveled streets
"...Election Day in 2016, when the $720 million Mobility Bond was still but a glint in Mayor Steve Adler's..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Then There's This: Homeward Bound
After last year's loss, housing bond proponents ready for a win
"...campaign, but the outlook for the city's affordable housing bond – the sole city proposition on the Nov. 5..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Wake in Fright
Originally released in 1971, this Australian oddity has been recently restored to its waking-nightmare intensity.
"...Directed by: Ted Kotcheff. Starring: Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, Chips Rafferty and Sylvia Kay...."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blingee: Someone the Freaks Can Relate To
Justin Bond loves Lucy, and we love Justin Bond. So do we love Lucy? Duh!
"...forth from my little box-speakers was that of Justin Bond (he of Kiki, as in Kiki & Herb, Fame)...."

Oct. 22, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

The Daily Hustle: 6/15/10
Ott unveils proposed transpo package
"...preliminary recos for another omnibus package, the November transportation bond election. Looks like it's happening after all! So is..."

June 15, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Pat Forgione's Last Sales Job
AISD spins the wheel on bond election
"...With more than $343 million in bonds for the Austin Independent School District on the May..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Two words: Pussy Galore. Plus, Q brings out the Aston Martin for the first time, and Shirley Bassey shatters the speakers with the consummate Bond song.
" to distract the audience from the horrifying truth: Bond saves the world by doing absolutely nothing except getting..."

Feb. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Matt Williams

Simon Sez
"...with a few stylistic borrowings from Sean Connery-era James Bond flicks -- most notably the appearance of Swedish fashion..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

City Council: How Big Is Just Right?
Council moves forward on Mobility Bond, “Smart Corridors”
"...of Big Ideas: Mayor Steve Adler’s “Go Big” Mobility Bond and an attempt to lessen the burden on a..."

Aug. 15, 2016 News Post by Michael King

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