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Council Recap: Melting Snow Everywhere, And Not A Drop to Drink
As water crisis continues, City Hall tries to expedite storm recovery
" repair damage from last week’s historic winter storms, City Council emphasized at its special-called meeting Friday, Feb. 26..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Volunteer Efforts Take Center Stage in Winter Storm Relief
Chasing the cold away
"...recovery and healing mode" after last week's winter storm, City Manager Spencer Cronk at a Monday (Feb. 22) press..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Calls for More Aid as Food and Water Is Still Lacking
It’s not over yet
"...larger commercial plumbers who routinely pull permits from the city. Officials don't really know the true scale of the..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin on TV: The Bizarre Story of Cable Access
Web series and documentary highlight the wild heyday of Austin Public Access and its vibrant future
"...calling card for the late-night drunken denizens of a city that took distinct pride in its weird identity. Not..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Screens Feature by Trace Sauveur

Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
As the city thaws, utilities slowly repair damage, restore service
"...Austin Energy General Manager Jackie Sargent reported that as of noon on Friday,..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Manley Makes His Exit
Police chief's 30-year career at APD will end March 28
"...occasions to describe African Americans, including referring to former City Council Member Ora Houston, President Barack Obama, and former..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster
" in decades, the near collapse of the state electricity grid, and water system failures that forced a citywide..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: It’s Time to End the Oppressive Policing of Muslim Youth
An organizer argues against the targeted surveillance and aggressive policing tactics being used against Muslim youth, along with their Black and brown allies
"...organizations to expand surveillance (hospitals, universities, police departments, and city governments for example). Too frequently, whenever surveillance, security, and..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Column by Ramish Nadeem

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...flipping a switch, but it's not," said AE General Manager Jackie Sargent...."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature

What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, and How We Got Into This Cold Weather Catastrophe
More chaos with continued power outages, calls for water conservation
"...provides most Austinites and many other Central Texans with electricity – are still without power, some since Sunday. On..."

Feb. 17, 2021 News Post by Lina Fisher

Austin Energy Says Those Without Power Could Stay That Way Through Tonight and Into Tomorrow Afternoon
Historic winter storm challenges energy grid
"...2:30pm: In a Monday afternoon press conference, Austin Energy, city and county officials addressed customers without power throughout Austin..."

Feb. 15, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Announces Retirement
Manley's 30-year career with APD will end March 28
"...occasions to describe African Americans, including referring to former City Council Member Ora Houston, President Barack Obama, and former..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

SXSW Online to Feature Stacey Abrams and N. K. Jemisin in Conversation
James Cameron, Ted Lasso team, Bill Hader also announced
" of the New York Times bestselling book The City We Became N.K. Jemisin. Newly-announced Featured Speakers include:..."

Feb. 11, 2021 SXSW Post by Kimberley Jones

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Springtime Special Elections: Austin City Council has ordered special elections and agreed on ballot..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Feature

Faster Than Sound: Sun June’s Emotional Landscapes
Songwriter Laura Colwell discusses atmospheric sophomore effort Somewhere
"...The native of New York's Hudson Valley says the city's musical prospects hid "way far in the back" of..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Qmmunity: City Launches LGBTQIA Quality of Life Survey
Fill out the survey by April 30
"...inform Austin's LGBTQIA Quality of Life Study, which the city's LGBTQ(IA) Quality of Life Advisory Commission first requested funding..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Council Plan Would Aim Help at Encampments of Unsheltered People
A time to HEAL?
"...City Council is poised to approve a resolution today, Feb...."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Carefully Moves Closer to a HealthSouth Deal
HealthSouth redevelopment takes center stage in negotiations
"...investment in affordable housing on one of the last city-controlled properties in Downtown Austin...."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Eighth Street Survivors
They came out to protest police brutality. They were met by a life-altering wave of police violence. Eight months later, they still await justice and change.
"...Webber has filed a lawsuit for Kirsch, naming the city and "John Doe" as defendants, as the APD officer..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Sundance Review: Hive
Kosovan drama takes the slow path to freedom for women
"...roasted red pepper and eggplant sauce that will remind city dwellers of the countryside...."

Feb. 2, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...a two-week switch to universal remote learning amidst a citywide surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Austin ISD invited..."

Jan. 29, 2021 News Feature

KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
Austin's classical music radio station has a new building where people can see the sounds
" and airy that, as its president and general manager sits in her office there and explains how a..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Contextualizing Broken Spoke Owner James White
Honky-tonky lifer died of congestive heart failure at age 81
"...the barn-red building at 3201 S. Lamar sat outside city limits, surrounded by fields. As the metropolis grew to..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

KMFA's New Home
" the gallery room, but station president and general manager Ann Hume Wilson expects Sound Garden to stay up..."

Jan. 28, 2021 Photo Gallery

Broken Spoke Patriarch James White Passes at 81
Country lifer and family built a honky-tonk heaven here on Earth
"...heart failure. He was 81. Daughter and venue general manager Ginny White-Peacock confirmed the news to the Chronicle Sunday..."

Jan. 24, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Mayor Pro Tem Contest Kicks Off New Council Storylines
A leading role at City Hall?
"...mayor pro tem will finally end next week, as City Council convenes for its first meeting of the year..."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

APD Chief and Austin Police Association Get Prickly Over Post-Sedition Suggestions
Good cop, mad cop
"...Alter wrote in an email copied to her staff, City Manager Spencer Cronk and two of his deputies, Manley's..."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Strong-Mayor Proposal Likely Headed to May Ballot
Austinites for Progressive Reform submits 24,000 signatures
"...a May election on four amendments to the Austin city charter – the biggest being a switch from council-manager..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

New Audits Highlight Problems at Police Academy
“It comes down to the culture”
"...Two new city reports on the Austin Police Department's training academy highlight..."

Jan. 8, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...About That MPT Vote City Council will vote on its new mayor pro tem..."

Jan. 8, 2021 News Feature

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