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Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Court Judge Burt Carnes after pleading guilty to charges of kidnapping and improper sexual conduct with a person in..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Hustling the Budget
Council spreads a few extra dollars and covers its bets
"...he once was. Why, it took until the year of the lord 2008 to fall under the mighty privacy..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Firestorm: Still Burning?
Minority contracting could be the meat of dispute between city manager and Hispanic leaders
"...The curious irony that Austin's first African-American city manager had to publicly defend his..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Domain City Limits
City Charter amendment would end a deal gone sour
"...about the Domain deal, the 2003 agreement by the City Council to provide property- and sales-tax subsidies to the..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: A Bridge Too Far?
Street closure debate comes to a head over Batfest
"...Kelso jab there. Not to mention that the sponsors of this event, ostensibly devoted to the little critters, think..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: The Cost of Community
The city budget is where Austin decides how to live
"...I'm really going to get my arms around the city budget – no doubt you made the same New..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin Streetcar Proposal: A Play in Two Acts?
Plans unveiled for rail transit
"...Here's the latest political drama for the Austin streetcar project: In how many acts should a city..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Austin May Join Effort to Buy Aquifer Property
Finally! A piece of environmentally sensitive property that won't be developed.
"...A large swath of environmentally sensitive land south of Austin could be spared..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• The 2008-09 proposed budget for the city of Austin was unveiled Wednesday morning, featuring a proposed..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Teachers' unions are suing Austin Independent School District to block the release of what..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Another test of council will concerning building heights in western Downtown: The..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• How can it be that City Council candidate Laura Morri­son, in return for complying with..."

June 13, 2008 News Feature

Austin Needs Off-Road Hike-and-Bike Trails
"...article on bike transportation programs was an excellent review of past, current, and future city programs [“The Revolution Will..."

May 13, 2008 Postmarks

Hispanics Receive Preferential Treatment From the City
"...Dear Editor, The city of Austin plans to spend upwards $700,000 of taxpayer..."

May 12, 2008 Postmarks

Austin Climate Protection Plan Year One Highlights
A progress report on Austin's war on global warming
"...This information is excerpted from the ACPP office's Report to City Council, April 2008, a comprehensive matrix..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature

The Austin Climate Protection Plan
An update on the state of the city's ACPP
"...no time to lose. That's as true for the city of Austin – committed to doing its part through..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Forced From Living in the Central City
"...Sept. 28 issue [“Postmarks”] regarding being forced from his central-city neighborhood due to city of Austin policies and the..."

Oct. 1, 2007 Postmarks

City's War on Trees
"...Lee Nichols for the important article detailing the disappearance of the tree from the residential milieu of Austin ["Clear-Cutting..."

Sept. 24, 2007 Postmarks

City to Moriarty: Drop Dead
City declines allowing Bill Moriarty to return to former position with Austin Clean Water Program
"...That's the gist of an Aug. 20 letter from city attorney Anne Morgan..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

More City, SoCo Cafe Fracas
After busting South Congress Cafe back in February 2005 for unpermitted construction of a decked rear patio and privacy fence that covered city sidewalk and right-of-way, city still at odds with eatery
"...Imagine taking a bite out of some $14 South Congress fajitas and getting recurring heartburn..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Climate Protection Plan
The five components
"...2) Austin Energy..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

Numbers Not Adding Up for City's Small and Minority Business Department
Problems with certification plaguing the office
"...The city's Small and Minority Business Resources Department is operating with..."

Feb. 28, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Wal-Mart's Xmas Gift
Bringing coal to Northcross, something better for the rest of us
"...The first favorable consequence of the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter at Northcross – although entirely..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Is Strayhorn Running Against Austin?
"...the impression that Carole Strayhorn is running against the city of Austin. As she exhorts voters to come together..."

Sept. 18, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: Gentlemen's Disagreement
Martinez says community needs to look at council districting once again
"...Fledgling Member Mike Martinez caused a flutter in the City Council dovecote last week by raising a perennial, thorny..."

July 28, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Unclean Hands
Prop. 1 and Prop. 2 are not "open," not "clean" – and definitely not progressive
"...I've spent nearly 20 years in Austin as a progressive writer and journalist, a longtime advocate..."

May 5, 2006 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
"...Devices distributed a tabloid-sized, full-color AMD advertisement across the city, devoted not to marketing computer chips, but to burnishing..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Town Lake 'Chinatown'?
Bill Moriarty's lawsuit against the city opens a can of worms on contracting, conflicts, and a good ol' boy network of city contractors
"...It's likely we will not get to the bottom of the Moriarty Affair for several months, if not a..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Can Austin Carshare?
Several car-sharing proposals hope to reduce auto spending, traffic, and pollution
"...have flourished as an attractive alternative to the burdens of car payments, maintenance, insurance, and parking. Members are offered..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

APD's White Settles: The End of Mala Sangre?
Unanswered questions leave a cloud over top brass
"...Earlier this month, a few weeks before trial, the city of Austin and APD Detective Jeff White reached an..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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