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Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...certainly hitting the fan this week. From the Chamber of Concrete/Austin American-Statesman war on public education to the eternal..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Page Two: The Best of Austin
A concept in search of an author; characters in search of a form; memory in search of meaning
"...sky, a Model T drives up to the top of a hill. A dog jumps out to run across..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Column by Louis Black

A Celebration of Austin’s Black Cemeteries
Cemetery tour to help re-discover Austin’s lost black history
"...Cemetery, located along Springdale near 12th Street, in front of Sims Elementary School. The first observation upon making the..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

20 Years of Austin Gifts
... And a slew of other local businesses celebrating significant anniversaries
"...In case you hadn't heard, The Austin Chronicle is celebrating 20 years in Austin. We've seen..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...a lake, with boats, and lily ponds, and lots of trees, and of course roses, and gravel paths to..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Desegregation of Austin's Movie Theatres
A history of the stand-in movement
"...businesses, a nasty explosion jolted the room, spraying shards of stained glass and lead through blasted-in windows. Jim McCulloch,..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Screens Feature by Jordan Buckley

House Delays Closure of Austin SSLC
Amendment scraps SSLC closure
"...House amendments have helped prolong the closure of the Austin State Supported Living Center, for now...."

May 23, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lily Tomlin, Citizen of Austin
The comedian on our town, Ann Richards, and getting hitched
"...at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, a trip to Austin is practically a homecoming. In the Eighties, she did..."

Feb. 27, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Sons of Austin
Murph and Ben Willcott develop a new paradigm for the next generation of a beloved family business
"...father, Ben, 40, and their uncle Murph, 48. Children of a linguistics professor, the Willcott brothers grew up around..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

City of Spirits
Austin is a town for the liquor-store sophisticate.
"...Austin is blessed with a multitude of high-quality liquor stores...."

March 28, 2003 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Ott Says Thanks to City Staff, Austin Energy
Utility completes repairs: updated photo gallery
"...Austin Energy has announced that they completed repairs at 2:30am..."

May 19, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Joel Baker Named Next Chief of Austin Fire Department
Recently retired chief in Atlanta moves west
"...The Austin Fire Department should have a new chief on Dec...."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

City of Crimson
AIDS Services of Austin's Micah King talks red buildings and AIDS Walk Austin (video)
"...This week is Red Week Austin, the city's biggest AIDS and HIV event. Micah King,..."

Oct. 15, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin: Fruitiest City of All Time?
"...Editor, Well, May 7 is the day. The day Austinites decide on whether to go ahead with a sweeping..."

May 2, 2005 Postmarks

Brian Manley to Be Named Lone Finalist for Chief of Austin Police
City Manager Spencer Cronk to make announcement Monday
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk is expected to hold a press..."

April 30, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Of Austin Bondage
"...Those crabgrass reactionaries at the Austin Neighborhoods Council are hosting a review of the city's..."

Oct. 25, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Faces of Austin: Face-Off
City Hall gets more artsy this week with the debut of Faces of Austin, a new program that features 25 works by Central Texas filmmakers celebrating what makes Austin Austin
"...City Hall gets yet more artsy this week with the..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Alita: Battle Angel Immersive Experience Brings Iron City to Austin
Heading into the world of Robert Rodriguez's anime adaptation
"...be on a movie set, Passport to the Iron City is your best bet. This immersive event gives participants..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Screens Post by Savannah J Salazar

City of Chillin'
How my attempt at hard-core gaming proved too hard
"...chance to beta-test the new massively multiplayer online game City of Villains, a sequel to the popular City of..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Future of Austin’s Crime Lab
The backlog of DNA evidence is moving, but is it shrinking?
"...Six months have passed since the Austin Police Department announced the shutdown of its DNA lab..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Playback: The Future of Austin Recording Studios
Studio owners look at different solutions to surviving in an increasingly expensive city
"...One of this town's finest album producers has turned up g-o-n-e...."

Aug. 5, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Meet Your New City Council, Austin!
Recapping the run-offs
"...concede just yet, it appears as though the new City Council is finally here, and it looks almost nothing..."

Dec. 17, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

The Next Generation of Austin Hip-Hop
Young rappers reinvent the most streamed genre in America
"...Kendrick and Killer Mike, and (think) you can pull off RompHims and man purses, Chinese topknots, and velvet dresses...."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

A Guide to Finding Beer Outside of Austin’s City Limits
Drinking outside of the box
"...urban brewery scene, easy access to a wide variety of local cans, and a full hat rack of logo..."

May 19, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Introducing the New Official Beer of Austin
ATX has a brewed awakening
"...When Austin was in its craft beer-loving infancy – let's call..."

May 15, 2015 Food Feature by Eric Puga

City of Games
ScreenBurn reinvents itself for launch
"...ScreenBurn originated as an offshoot of SXSW Interactive 06. It was to be a..."

March 3, 2006 Screens Feature by N. Evan Van Zelfden

City of Great Bread
"For some time now," Virginia B. Wood writes, "I've had this fantasy about putting advertisements in selected East Coast newspapers to entice Italian immigrant or Italian-American bakers to relocate to River City and bake their wonderful breads for me. And for you, too, of course."
"...best way to bring a reliable Italian bakery to Austin. For some time now, I've had this fantasy about..."

April 14, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Oral History of Austin Beerworks
How the local brewery became the heir to the aluminum throne
"...As far as plucky hometown breweries go, Austin Beerworks might be the pluckiest. From the shoestrings that..."

March 10, 2017 Food Feature by Eric Puga

City of Women
Ladies night at Antone's
"...When Sue Foley moved to Austin from Ottawa, Canada, in the early 1990s, she drew..."

March 26, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Best of Austin 2001
"We Can Be Heroes, Just for One Day..."
"...into my brain -- not so much the ones of horror, of heinous atrocity, but the ones of the..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature by Kate X Messer

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