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Clean Energy: Austin's Next Boom?
A Preview of Clean Energy Potential in Central Texas
"...likely to remain only a local cottage industry: an idea that sounds good, but one that, realistically, can never..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Courtney Barry

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The city of Austin claims to support live music and film, but its actions speak louder than its slogans.Chronicle AISD Endorsements, 2002Endorsements in Austin Community College Board Election. The Chronicle Endorsements for the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
"...Austin calls itself "The Live Music Capital of the World," or some such nonsense. I've always..."

April 26, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...a $1.3 million machine (directed by the chairman of Capital Metro's board) and Capital Metro's own bottomless money pit,..."

Jan. 4, 2002 Column

Public Notice
This week is "Public Notice"'s SXSW special. Oh, special.
"...It's been said that we are the "Public Service Capital of the World."Taking Care of Our Own That whole..."

March 16, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

"If you fail light rail again, you've sealed your fate to sucking a tailpipe and damned your city's 21st century global position."
"...infrastructure improvement are retained. Remaining funds are available through Capital Metro -- no new taxes, no tax increases, and..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Column

"...1000 E. 41st, 459-2300; 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy. S., 329-1300; 11220 Lakestop, Cedar Park,..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Recent coverage of light rail and of access-TV personality Alex Jones pushes readers' buttons this week.
"...light rail because he had a bad experience with Capital Metro?!? That's just great, punish all of Austin because..."

July 28, 2000 Column

The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival is not sexist; the city/Bradley settlement bodes poorly for Barton Springs; golf courses pay their way; and more reader mail.
"...It Was My Idea!..."

March 24, 2000 Column

Communication Breakdown
The city's plan to implement a radio system is turning into a long, high-dollar project
"...his new responsibilities will include overseeing all of APD's capital projects. Mills also downplayed allegations that Williams favored Motorola...."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Housing, ACC, and Spooner.
"...Not too long ago Capital Metro held a light rail workshop; "invited" were 15..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Column

"...Austin wants to promote itself as "The Live Music Capital of the World" then why do the people who..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Column

Making Hay Out of Gay
"...has in past contests for the seat. "The whole idea of my running was to get the gay issue..."

Oct. 30, 1998 News Feature

And the Winner Is...
Who Will Benefit the Most From Annexation?
"...changed her tack, explaining that $150 million spent on capital improvements now means residents like Houston get back millions..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Apology Demanded
"...the first state to execute a Canadian since the capital punishment was reintroduced in America...."

June 13, 1997 Column

MUD Myths
"...Now, about the idea that this is a "subsidy" for the rich: How..."

April 18, 1997 Column

No One Way About It
Which Way for Our Downtown Streets?
"...will be hard-won in the coalition: Transit wonks from Capital Metro mingled with straight-and-narrow bureaucrats from the city's Department..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Feature

Your Tax Dollars at Play
The Rosewood Entertainment Center
"...the next 20 years nor the $200,000 per annum capital costs (the city will pay for everything, right down..."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

To the Ends of the Earth
Japanese travel story captures the isolation of culture shock, with fear and levity
"...Sofia Coppola made Lost in Translation, she had no idea a wave of Japan-set travelogues where characters “find themselves”..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Commissioners Court to Decide Next Step in Proposed Public Defender’s Office
May 7 vote scheduled to approve grant proposal to fund new indigent defense office
"...from judges to jailers, provides rhetorical support for the idea – it's still unclear whether this time, commissioners will..."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Meow Wolf: Origin Story
How the legendary art collective beat the world and kept its soul
" able to continue these very ambitious endeavors. The idea of radical inclusivity within a “punk rock nursery school”..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

John Fogerty Won’t Back Down
From Pete Seeger and Tom Petty to the romance of the Sixties
"...AC: Municipally, we’re known as the live music capital. Given the length and breadth of your career, what..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"
Besieged by the state GOP, Hernandez shows no sign of backing down from her immigration policies
"..."sanctuary city" and began a months-long crusade against the capital city that's included a federal lawsuit, the withholding of..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Playback: Mosaic Sound Collective Comes Into Focus
Mosaic Sound Collective's music hub and ancient atmospheric Adam Torres point to the future
" businesses are descending on Mosaic. Concert equipment provider Capital Radio Backline, run by Transmission Events gear guy Erick..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Waste Not
Local groups work to "rescue" food from loss and landfills
"...a fridge. Founder Rachel Smith came up with the idea several years ago when she traveled for work and..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Grand Seduction
In this Canadian comedy, a down-on-its-luck fishing village spruces up to try to lure a big-city doctor to town.
"...the disheartened mayor, have opted for jobs in the capital city of St. John’s. When his wife chooses to..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Here Comes MetroRapid
Cap Metro rolls out its big bendy buses, the next mode in multimodal
"...Singles, that's how transportation planner Steve Dunne sells the idea of commuter rail. Replace coffee with comfy seats, and..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Second verse, much the same as the first: The Games may have changed but Katniss Everdeen is still our favorite pawn.
"...Lawrence improves on the first film’s chintzy, rather benign idea of the bacchanalia that is Panem’s capital city (no..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

We're All About the ... Kids!
Austin Kids First is a bit of a mystery, even to education watchers
"...the AISD block, even seasoned education watchers have little idea what Austin Kids First is all about. Co-founder Sean..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What's Your Occupation?
Targeting July Fourth and the Capitol, Occupy Austin considers its future
"...would easily exceed local banks' ability to maintain sufficient capital in reserve; subsequently council approved staff's proposal to place..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Adam Wasch

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
"...on the model of the Harlem Children's Zone, the idea is to bring nonprofits, educators, and local government together..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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