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Point Austin: Dis Connect
Urban rail may be going off the tracks
"...The campaign to stop Austin's next urban rail plan is under way...."

June 13, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: November Mobility Bond Begins to Take Shape
Consensus on the proposed $720 million bond remains a work in progress
"...example, is still hoping for more specificity on South Austin projects, and other members are trying to make certain..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Merck in Austin?
Pharma firm considers “Innovation” location, Austin city incentives
"...Friday afternoon, March 31, the city of Austin announced a proposal to provide economic incentives to New..."

April 3, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Who Benefits From a Reconnected Austin?
"..."value creation" touted as a benefit of the Reconnect Austin plan may have side effects, says Bo McCarver. McCarver..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

ARA, CRP, E-I-E-I-O -- The Central East Scorecard
An introduction to the East Austin revitalization efforts.
"...Even people who live in Central East Austin can't always keep straight the flurry of..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature

Elgin Agrarian Community Promises Co-op Living on the Blackland Prairie
“It’s like an urban twist on traditional farming.”
"...On Friday afternoons, residents of the Elgin Agrarian Community will knock off work, return to their energy-efficient homes,..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Urban Renewal, Sustainable Development, and ... Fluoride?
Preview Pt. One of a crowded Council agenda
"...Agenda highlights for December 15, 2011 (Part the First):..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Our Neighbors' Keepers
More than one way to save a neighborhood
"...groundbreaking effort: the first "Com­mun­ity Land Trust" home in Austin and, according to its founders, the first such effort..."

June 22, 2012 News Column by Michael King

KMFA: The Man Behind 'Classically Austin' Leaves for Portland
Jack Allen, the man who recharged Austin's classical radio station, is off to do the same for a West Coast station
"...last day as general manager and program director for Central Texas' only all-classical station. After five years in Austin,..."

June 27, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Samsung's Domain
The city eagerly raises the corporate incentive flag, and we're all expected to salute
"...a chance to read and review the proposed "Economic Development Agreement" between the city of Austin and Samsung Austin..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Urban Rail: Which Way to Connect?
Project Connect recommends a rail corridor – and transit advocates board opposing trains
"...On Friday, Dec. 6, the Central Corridor Advisory Group, appointed by Mayor Lee Leffingwell to..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Mac McCann

Economics From the Bottom Up
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
"...were riding the crest of the biggest economic swell Austin's ever seen convened their second 360 Summit: a flashy..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Bedfellows Getting Strange
Urban rail project slammed from opposite wings
"...care about transportation,” writes O’Toole. “For the city of Austin and Capital Metro, a major reason to push light..."

June 9, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Hatching a Plan
Austin's emerging culinary creative class is sharing talent and resources to find the right recipe for success
"...kept his eye out for commercial space in South Austin. He was lucky enough to be first in line..."

June 18, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Dueling Bondage
Mayor and council members consider transportation packages
"...resolution is heavy on “whereas-es” about the state of Austin transportation and affordability, and argues that adding density along..."

June 13, 2016 News Post by Michael King

The ARA Faces the Music
For the Austin Revitalization Authority, Eastside renewal proves to be a long, slow dance
"...she was a liberal Democrat and the mayor of Austin, Carole Keeton McClellan (now the conservative GOP state comptroller,..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...U.S. Representatives and 100 U.S. Senators.)Headlines• Early voting for Austin's May 7 municipal election began this week, and continues..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...The dogs of West Austin howled with happiness last week after neighbors of West..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Dallas Re:Visions Itself
Dallas aims to move ahead of the class in sustainable development
"...downtown Dallas, a sophisticated model for next-generation sustainable urban development is about to rise from a parking lot. The..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Climbing Mount Compost
Austin's next big zero-waste project is feeding nature's recycling program
"...the city, this is the type of setting where Austin's veggie peels and food scraps should go – not..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Clarksville Effect
Austin Tragedy or Neighborhood Victory?
"..."Most African-Americans over 45 came from a community similar to central East Austin. Many of those neighborhoods..."

Oct. 20, 1995 News Feature

Naked City
The ARA and business owners close in on a (shared?) vision.
"...organized by the street's business and property owners, the Austin Revitalization Authority, and the Austin Community Development Corporation. Neighbors,..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Whether You Like It or Not...
Eric Mitchell's Redevelopment Dreams
"...is his modus operandi. Indeed, the de facto East Austin councilmember has displayed a temperament and a cavalier attitude..."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

All Aboard
New ARA Board Swells With Inclusion
"...`we' now," muses Mark Rogers on the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation's (GNDC) new status as a member of the..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Life on the 38th Parallel
GAINing Ground
"...streets of abandoned buildings and red-light activity that's made Central East Austin infamous are contradictions of prosperity. They are..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Bygone Buildings
Right in the booming heart of Austin, folks can still find evidence of times past. Devin Greaney explores some of Austin's abandoned haunts.
"...In go-go Austin, displacement is the rule. A video store seems to..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Devin Greaney

Who You Gonna Call?
Small Texas towns look to Austin and Washington to jump-start economic development
"...has funded in an attempt to encourage local business development. And in doing so, they've defied economic trends that..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Developing Stories: Pioneering at Mueller
Urban trailblazers aren't just settling Downtown
"...priced out of Downtown condos, Mueller – the new community on the site of Austin's former municipal airport –..."

March 23, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Shark Bites Back
Mitchell Says the Eastside Needs Sharp Teeth
"...Mitchell photograph by Alan Pogue On election day for Austin's 1994 city council races, James Harper and Carol Hadnot..."

April 18, 1997 News Feature

The ARA Myth
Empty Promises on the Eastside
"...needs to be a Plan-with-a-big-P at all, that East Austin is helpless on its own, that investors will never..."

June 20, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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