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Election Ticker: Southwest Council Races Illuminate Dual Political Divides
Things get partisan in this week's election news
"...ATX Walk Bike Roll initiative (made possible by the bond package she championed in 2020), which includes a plan..."

Sept. 30, 2022 News Feature by the News Team

Hays County’s Overwhelmed Jail System in Dire Shape, Advocates Say
Some inmates are waiting years to see their day in court
"...make bail – his court-appointed attorney didn't seek a bond – he began reading law books and writing letters..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

For St. Johns Neighbors, It’s Time to Weigh In
Plan for long-awaited development of Home Depot gets refined
" used $6.9 million from a 2006 public safety bond to buy the 19-acre property, in order to turn..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Landlord Woes
" 2012, or even 2002, but since every damn bond measure in this town is funded by an increase..."

Aug. 31, 2022 Postmarks

Sarah Polley's Women Talking Announced for Austin Film Festival
First wave includes the eagerly-awaited Nanny
"...follows Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of..."

Aug. 31, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD's Largest Bond Ever to Fix Infrastructure Comes to the Polls
ACC adds campuses
"...Austin ISD has put forth its largest bond package in history for consideration on November 8 –..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Back on the Ballot: More Subsidized Housing
What the $350 million housing bond entails
"...will be asked to consider a $350 million housing bond as Proposition A on the Nov. 8 ballot. With..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Hamstrung as Renters Face Crippling Costs
Ever-rising rent
"...June, Council approved sending a $350 million affordable housing bond before voters in November – more than what affordable..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Homelessness and Mobility Top District 5 and 8 Issues
A southwest state of mind
" COVID's Healthy Streets), and champion the 2020 mobility bond that passed alongside Project Connect, a $460 million investment..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Solid Candidates Find Their Way to AISD Board Races
Wanted: heroes. Salary: nothing
" a tri-chair of the district's powerful Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Com­mit­tee, or FABPAC) faces Candace Hunter, who's..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

New Bond Blues
"...Editor, I read your article on the proposed AISD bond with great interest as an AISD parent and a..."

Aug. 23, 2022 Postmarks

When I Consume You
Siblings against Satan in this character-driven supernatural horror
"...past much of what plagued them as children, their bond is immediate and palpable as they try to fix..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board OKs District’s Largest Bond Package Ever
Chasing equity
"...School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the largest bond package in district history – $2.44 billion worth of..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Clock Runs Out on Music Hub: Mosaic Sound Collective Losing Lease to Development
Owners hold hopes to relocate music industry collective
"...try to secure the investment or city creative space bond money needed to go through with the purchase of..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Music Feature by Chad Swiatecki

A Primer on the Political Landscape in Central Texas
Get caught up on the big issues facing Austin and its neighbors
"...and council races, Austin and Round Rock school boards, bond measures, and citizen initiatives. Here's why you should care...."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...voted unanimously last week to approve a $770 million bond for the November 2022 ballot. If voters approve it,..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature

Fantastic Fest Raises a Smile With First Announcement
The Banshees of Inisherin, V/H/S/99, sharks, and more
"...A rabidly anti-human Vietnam vet cranks his telepathic shark bond to 11 in William Grefé’s lethally entertaining shipwreck of..."

Aug. 16, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Black Pumas Inexplicably Cancel All 2022 Dates
Austin's biggest band will "press pause" for rest of year
"...2018, includes Eric Burton, Adrian Quesada, Stephen Bidwell, Brendan Bond, JaRon Marshall, Angela Miller, and Lauren Cervantes...."

Aug. 15, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Free Legal Counsel at Magistration Fizzles Out
County pulls the plug on pilot program thwarted by staffing crises
"...against them during magistration and argue for more lenient bond conditions, allowing them to return to their jobs and..."

July 29, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Austin at Large: Storms Along the Waterfront
How much should the city invest in the Statesman PUD? Zero, or $400 million?
"...could possibly justify the city taking a whole housing bond's worth of spending off a rich developer's hands? And..."

July 29, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council Gets Some Breathing Room on the Budget
Austin bounced back from COVID with what City Manager Spencer Cronk called “spectacular economic growth.” How spectacular?
", ample cash reserves to safeguard its creditworthiness and bond rating, and the process improvements that bore fruit from..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Market Forces vs. Residents – No Surprise Who's Ahead
Corporate investors, short-term rentals squeeze the market
"...28, that includes placing a $300 million affordable housing bond proposition on the November ballot, creating an East Sixth..."

July 22, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Hall Gears Up for $300M+ Housing Bond
Austin voters will likely be asked to approve the money in November
"...will likely be asked to approve a new housing bond in November, following the launch of a campaign by..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Before the God of Thunder rocks the skies, every MCU film reviewed
"...and glib one-liners is akin to knocking the better Bond films for delivering well on formula while rarely defying..."

July 7, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Balances Its Books With What Robin Hood Left Behind
Everybody gets a raise, but 600 positions are getting cut
" since 2017. That's crucial because the district's excellent bond rating – like a credit score for a public..."

July 1, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

If you're looking for trouble, you came to the right place
"...expect him to utter at any moment, “No, Mr. Bond. I want you to die!”) And Butler inhabits the..."

June 24, 2022 Movie Review by Tim Stegall

Local Officials Make Promises on Gun Safety
Mayor Pro Tem Alison Alter, County Judge Andy Brown, and others look to stem gun violence
"...President Geronimo Rodriguez discussed the $22 million in voter-approved bond money that has been used for safety measures in..."

June 17, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Jesse Sublett's Latest True-Crime Book Takes on the Last Gangster in Austin
The rise and fall of the Junkyard King
"...relationships with corrupt officials, the extremely sketchy 1970s bail bond business, and auto salvage. When a new player came..."

June 10, 2022 Arts Feature by Joe Gross

City Council to Tweak Compatibility Rules Amid Housing Crisis
Can a change help stem rising housing and rent costs?
"...the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan or the 2016 Mobility Bond, such as 45th Street, Brodie Lane, and Metric Boulevard)...."

June 10, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, June 10-16
"...relationship with a certain nyingdu-la in your life. The bond between you might have generated vital lessons for you...."

June 10, 2022 Column by Rob Brezsny

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