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Cap Metro Turns Toward a 2020 Vision
Plan suggests moving buses off Congress
"...a whole – including implementing a network of high-frequency bus routes, moving most Downtown routes off Congress and over..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

"...budget includes a recommendation of $24 million for its "bus rapid transit" project. If passed, this funding would add..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature

Can't Get There From Here
While suburban rail spends and stumbles, Cap Metro's transit-dependent riders wait at the end of the line
"...Metro doesn't have to worry much about losing that business to another entity. As a quasi-governmental monopoly company, the..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Jan. 21-28
"...C-SPAN CIVICS BUS This traveling studio brings the world of public affairs..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature

The vampire community goes into crisis when humans have been hunted to near-extinction; Ethan Hawke plays a doctor working to create a blood substitute.
"...a day left to live, and I guarantee first stop will be the nearest convenience store for his preferred..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Reinventing Airport Boulevard
Can 'form-based zoning' transform a suburban drag into walkable neighborhoods?
" walk it), you see no pedestrians except at bus stops – virtually no one out strolling to shop,..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

McCoy Eyes the Prizes: National Title, Heisman Trophy
A lot at stake this Saturday
"...of tackles against the Ags, to step up and stop Nebraska running back Roy Helu Jr. cold. Meanwhile the..."

Dec. 3, 2009 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Politics Gift Guide
Giving and goading this holiday season
"...– the Austin Firefighters 2010 women's calendar. And why stop with just one calendar when you can take care..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Feature

Austin's Dismal Approach to Transportation
"...we won't finish the sidewalk system or make the bus stops accessible to disabled people. The bus subsidy, unlike..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Postmarks

Bad Boy Boogie
“Let There Be Rock,” pronounced AC/DC - on the silver screen, in 1980. With Bon Scott.
"...Be Rock today reveals itself as just another tour stop rock-doc only it’s the Highway to Hell tour. During..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Nonprofits Not Impressed by Cap Metro Proposal
Cap Metro draws fire over proposal to start a nonprofit for low-income riders
"...You can lead a horse to the bus stop, but you can't make it get on board...."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Wrap Sheet
Scenes from the 2009 Austin Film Festival

Oct. 30, 2009 Screens Feature by The Screens Staff

End the Death Penalty Now
" attend the watch at the state Capitol to stop the execution of Reginald Blanton, I did call Gov...."

Oct. 29, 2009 Postmarks

Austin Film Festival: Film & Screenwriting Awards Announced
Grown in Detroit and Tobruk take top honors
"...Jury Recognition for Independent Filmmaking for Thor at the Bus Stop (curiously not the "Awesomest Title Combining a Norse..."

Oct. 24, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

AFF Announces Lineup
Serious Moonlight, scripted by the late Adrienne Shelly, will open the fest
"...We were so busy cramming for Fantastic Fest last week that we forgot..."

Sept. 28, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Cap Metro Not Budging on Budget
Board hears earful on inaccessible bus stops
"...the Capital Metro board of directors for the agency's bus stops, which they say are insufficiently accessible to riders..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro's Operating Budget
FY 2010
"...Freight$3,375,000-$3,375,000 MetroRail Phase II$2,375,725$2,375,725- Paratransit vehicle$2,160,770$1,879,870$280,900 Rails With Trails$1,900,000$1,900,000- Bus stop amenities$1,500,000$1,200,000$300,000 MetroRapid$1,400,000$1,120,000$280,000 Facilities, design/$1,027,500$360,000$667,500 construction Building maintenance$418,000$254,800$163,200 Stop..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...Like most public agencies (and private businesses) in a recession, Capital Metro's management is in the..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Q&A: Austin’s Coastal Neighbors
How Galveston looks to its past to prepare for its future – and what that means for Austin
"...with the city of Galveston to receive evacuees by bus during times of crisis, thus the emergency management decisions..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

The No. 3 Bus Pub Crawl
On 2008's tour, we drank too much, missed a couple of buses, were much too loud, and finally stopped when we were cut off. This year was the same concept, but a better-paced, thoroughly enjoyable drinking experience.
"...the driving for me. I'm riding on the Burnet/Manchaca bus line. I'm at the end of the second annual..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Christmas Carols With Walter Cronkite
Holiday memories of the legendary TV newsman
"...coming and going as if their place was a stop on some celebrity bus tour...."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Kevin Phinney

All That Remains
Roxanne Paltauf vanished three years ago, leaving her family with only memories and investigators with few clues
"...say Roxanne's friends and family. The relationship was also abusive – starting "at the beginning," says Gonzales. "He would..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

I Write the Folk Songs
From 1980s MTV Robert Plant look-alike to New Age icon, Marshall Styler knows his way around an eBay melody
"..."I lived on a bus forever," he explains. "I had an inkling I wanted..."

July 3, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Manor Expressway: Oh, the Vehicle Miles You'll Travel!
Cash and criticism for the $623 million toll road
" the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a stop-gap measure; the 6.1-mile toll road will be funded primarily..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

A Recipe for Revolution
Food, Inc. serves up some scary facts on food production in America
"...At least one meat company has been known to bus immigrants in from Mexico just to do the work...."

June 19, 2009 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Page Two: Looking Up
Along the path back to wonder
"...the book). That same summer, living in a school bus in Vermont, I discovered Dashiell Hammett and understood true..."

May 22, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Bud Shrake's Adventures in the Film Trade
'Midnight rambling, creative gambling': Louis Black's 1985 interview with Songwriter screenwriter Bud Shrake
"...Late last spring, director Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense) was in town, and during dinner, between..."

May 8, 2009 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Beyond the Bourbon Legend
The bottle didn't let Jason Boland down, and neither did his workingman's honky-tonk
" 2002 after the release of his sophomore disc, Truckstop Diaries, and eventually settled in New Braunfels. Yet even..."

April 10, 2009 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Uncontrollable Urge
Devo's 21st century 'de-evolution' hopefully won't get anyone arrested
" reprehensible, it was not even pleasant to do business with them anymore." He's more interested in a future..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

How to Ride SX
The Annual, How to Ride SX—or why drive and pay for parking when you can take the Cap Metro?
"...I ride the bus. I rode the bus before it was cool to..."

March 19, 2009 SXSW Post by Belinda Acosta

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