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The Baird Successor: Crowded Field Jockeys for 299th
Criminal court opening draws several hopefuls
"...in creating the county's new mental health docket. The idea is to identify defendants with mental illness and remove..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Senate Bills in Flames
Chubs and piggybacks.
"...a study of property tax "circuit breakers," an anti-gentrification idea that would offer relief to homeowners when their property..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Who Did He Serve?
Scott McClellan on Bush, bipartisanship, loyalty, and duty
"...change of power, that members had to build political capital. I'd never heard that in my 30-something years in..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bats Left, Sings Right
With help from Esther's Follies, Austin Lyric Opera turns Strauss' Viennese waltz into a Texas two-step
"...and Shaun Wainwright-Branigan transports the popular operetta from the capital of Austria to the capital of the Lone Star..."

May 30, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Article on CAMPO Did a Disservice to Citizens
"...a terrible disservice to those who spoke at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transit Working Group on April..."

April 14, 2008 Postmarks

We Were the Urban Pioneers
Our search for the just-right million-dollar condo, in the wilds of Downtown
"...our intrepid, unmarried couple would be coming to the capital city for a visit of undetermined length, with a..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Timbuk 3's Barbara Kooyman looks to a brighter future with Texamericana.org
"...three villages at these higher altitudes, she pondered an idea that had been bouncing around in her head. She'd..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Mission: Improvable
Austin's improv community gathers intelligence
"...scene. More and more, there seems to be this idea that "Oooh, Austin's a cool city for improv."..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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Our readers talk back.
"...has announced that Austin will be the Clean Energy Capital of the World and the Fitness Capital of the..."

July 22, 2005 Column

Rock School
More than his Philadelphia school of rock, it's blustery instructor Paul Green who becomes the true subject of this documentary.
"...better in places outside Austin, the so-called live music capital of the world, where the notion of a rock..."

June 10, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin @ Large: For Whom the Road Tolls
The Regional Mobility Authority takes small but necessary steps in the direction of multi-modal transportation
"...our peerless illustrator Doug Potter when we discussed the idea for the drawing above. Well, maybe so, but it..."

May 21, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Insiders at Introgen
As Texas looks for a new economic boost, the decision-makers like to have a piece of the action
"...to identify ways to commercialize intellectual property, turning an idea into a marketable medicine or product, what people in..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

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Our readers talk back.
"...350k! The Motorola and Dell clans, realizing that a Capital Pacific Home = Death, have been looking for a..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Column

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"...hope and excitement for the next new issue, new ideas and news about our community. 2003: The new millennium..."

June 20, 2003 Column

Song of Life on Death Row
How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.
"...this time McNally came with a list of 10 ideas for operas. But he told Heggie, "There's only one..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Transforming a Neighborhood Near You
Since 1985, Austin's Art in Public Places program has placed more than 100 works in 57 facilities, transforming not only the look of the city but neighborhoods and the lives of people in them.
"...block-long stretch of blah. And everybody has a different idea for it...."

Dec. 20, 2002 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Sweet Home Alabama
"...Melanie Lynskey. Sweet Home Alabama hooks itself on the idea of geographical ambivalence -- ironic then, that the film..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A2K Meets 'ACL'
The rise of Charlie Jones, local promoter extraordinaire, ACL Fest main man.
"...France, particularly because Jones heads the concert division of Capital Sports and Entertainment (CSE), the local management, marketing, and..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Governing Post-Boom Austin
Now that the lawsuits are over, we hope the council campaigns will turn to issues.
"...to clear abandoned lots for conversion to housing (an idea first brought to the council years ago, by Brigid..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...you succumb to the yawns, consider that the very idea of forming a citizens committee to recommend alternatives to..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

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Our readers talk back.
"...patch behind them. The plaque/patch proclaims Austin as "the capital city," rather than the capitol city. Can we really..."

March 16, 2001 Column

Naked City
Convicted for a murder he did not commit, Christopher Ochoa was freed in Austin thanks to the efforts of a project all the way in Wisconsin.
"...of Houston Law Center and has worked on many capital cases, says that at a Houston meeting last spring..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Looking for Mr. Goodbill
A look at what's been filed for the 77th session at the Texas Legislature
"...(40 this year) -- and more specifically, for incompetent capital prosecutions, nonexistent capital defense, and for executing juveniles and..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Women on Top
The Risks and Rewards of Being a Woman In Austin's High Tech World
"...Shade is explaining how she came up with the idea for her year-old company...."

Nov. 24, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Texas Justice
Book on Texas' Death Row Presents Just the Facts
"...of the SunRiver Cartel." Donahue and Crawford had the idea to publish this public record, Crawford compiled the information..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature by Dick Holland

Field of Dreamers
Two dems, five gop candidates vie for district 48 race, but the seat is expected to remain Democratic.
"...Legislature, it also serves as a representative to the Capital Metropolitan Area Planning Organization (CAMPO) -- the group of..."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Chief Countdown
Austin police prepare for A2K; Chief Stan Knee says the evening will be almost business as usual
"...the Austin Police Department was approached about Mayor Watson's idea for a downtown party...."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Power to the People
"...who knows Kirk Watson knows his fondness for fast-tracking ideas. So when word spread that the mayor had voiced..."

April 23, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Green Acres
Prop. 2 Seeks to Protect Water Quality - but at a Price
"...ground on managing Austin's growth, are jointly heralding the idea as a crucial step in protecting Austin's water quality..."

April 10, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Dancing About Architecture
The Party Never Stops!
"...a gratis weekend getaway to that well-known "Live Music Capital of the World," Branson, Missouri. Gone are my chances..."

April 3, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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