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City Hall Hustle: Next Act, Major Drama
Mayor anticipates a year of living dangerously for City Hall
"...He kicked things off on a high note, in February, offering a wide-ranging..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Cole Springs Defense of May Election
Supports turnout, but not at "expense of violating the Charter”
"...This week, we delved pretty deep into the question of moving municipal elections to November. It's a prospect the..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

How Green Is Our Austin?
The city turns green with 100% renewable energy
"...After years of lagging behind on its 2007 vow to blaze a..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

City Hall Hustle: Come On Down!
Council takes Austin Energy's bonus money and runs with it
"...What's the best way to describe this week's adoption of the city budget? Horse-trading? Sausage-making?..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Re-education of Historic Tax Breaks
AISD looks for reforms to next year's historic property program
"...comes to providing tax breaks for old buildings, the city of Austin and Austin ISD run separate programs but..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

This Is Your City Budget
More police, vanishing grants, rising costs, and ... Jazzercise?
"...Not too long ago, conventional wisdom held that once City Council received the city manager's proposed budget – that annual..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Still Unsettled
The Sanders saga, set to close before a changed council
"...One year and one election later, it looks like City Coun­cil has the votes to settle the lawsuit brought..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Feeding the Meter
The high (political) price of free parking Downtown
"...that Kathie Tovo would turn the clock back on Austin. Now she is – all the way back to March...."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Skid Marks on the Dais
The (slightly) new council takes up high-speed chicanes
"...By an initially uncertain but finally unsurprising margin, City Council approved, on a 5-2 vote, a suite of..."

July 1, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Twisting the Knife
Is Austin heading for a double-dip recession?
"...Is Austin heading for a double-dip recession?..."

April 22, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Stop Me If You've Heard This One
Can the mayor persuade Austin voters this is a real city?
"...I suppose it's a bit hyperbolic to compare Austin's serial flirtation with single-member districting to the labor of..."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: The City Council Blues ... Again
The price of all these things, twice
"...Could City Council's regularly scheduled work sessions – called in response..."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: If You Don't Build It, They Will Still Come
The welcome mat can only hold so many people
"...Keeping up with the city of Austin's national awards is becoming a full-time job...."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Austin in a Winter Wonderland
Three recommended books and a couple of holiday wishes
"...O Come, All Ye Faithful Townies Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texasby..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Anywhere but Here
Austin altruism in danger of homelessness once again
"...The holiday season is the time when we think of our fellow man, especially of the less fortunate...."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...• Austin Aztex Abscond Sad news for local soccer fans: The..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature

First Night Austin
First Night's board cancels this year's party, but the city may host one instead
"...is concerned, it'll be something other than First Night Austin. On Thursday, Sept. 30, the board of the local..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Getting Mobilized
Arguments (and opponents) against the mobility bond run a little thin
"...Amid the lengthy list of candidates to appear on the Nov. 2 Travis County..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Austin Police say that George de la Cruz, the estranged..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Cat lovers lined up around the Austin Humane Society's North Austin shelter on July 31 ready..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature

Climate Protection: City in No Hurry To Cool It
Checking in on the Climate Protection Program's progress – or lack thereof
"...Any day now, the city's annual report on the Austin Climate Protection Program is..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...City Budget: What to Cut?..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature

A Capitol Idea? The Capitol Complex Meets the Downtown Austin Plan.
Texas Facilities Commission takes another look at Capitol redevelopment
"...explored by the Texas Facilities Commission, the dullest swath of Downtown Austin – the state Capit­ol complex – could..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...What's Doing at City Council Today..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature

Did City Pay Twice to Scrap Tires?
The tires are gone, but the controversy still molders
"...Did the city pay twice to have thousands of scrap tires hauled..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Slow Money in Action in Austin
Promoting 'capital opportunities for local, organic, and sustainable food enterprises throughout Central Texas'
"...town later this month to headline the Slow Money Austin Showcase, a collaborative effort of Slow Money Austin, the..."

April 9, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Point Austin: The Chief Considers His Options
Dallas' recruitment of Art Acevedo deals him a very strong hand
"...Likely by the time you read this, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo will have completed his two..."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and nowhere else
"...So much for University of Texas President Bill Powers' oft-repeated claim that students want..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Austin Interacts
It was that other mayor who jumped off bridges
"...has to be the Festival itself: the massive swell of the size and breadth of the thing, the spillover..."

March 19, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...The Austin Water Utility has broken ground on new "green infrastructure"..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature

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