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Point Austin: Levy Steps Back ... and Shoots Long
Running the city is easier campaigned than done
"...fall that he was considering a run for mayor of Austin, he added that he would not be beholden..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...than a year – do you know where your Austin Climate Protection Plan is?..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Can Austin Waste Not?
City vows to cut landfill-bound garbage to zero
"...here to stay (and after we've helpfully crammed tons of it into landfills and spread layers of it everywhere..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Your City Manager Semifinalists (Updated)
"...Almost three and a half hours after convening, City Council has returned from their closed-door discussions with a..."

Jan. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Live-Blogging the City Budget Adoption
Continuously updated blog of the budget adoption.
"...So here we are – about to start adoption of the final Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget for the City..."

Sept. 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

RG4N Questions City's Legal Wisdom
Anti-Wal-Mart group wants to know why city hired outside legal staff in Northcross case.
"...Responsible Growth for Northcross is in high dudgeon over City Council's appropriation of $224,000 to an outside law firm..."

Feb. 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: A Living City
When you vote on Saturday, keep in mind the real soul of the city
"...A couple of weeks ago, those earnest folks at Liveable City issued..."

May 12, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes
Wave a white sheet at City Hall, and the Keystone Kops kome running
"...Legendary Austin freedom-fighter John Henry Faulk still looks symbolically down upon..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: A Life of Quality
In the shadow of another tragedy, the city takes a step toward justice
"...With a minimum of fanfare or even debate – due only in part..."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Over and Out
Thoughts on the first day of the rest of Austin's life
"...last roundup appears on the same day that the City Council will sink a time capsule in the courtyard..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Big-Box Breakdown
Impact? What impact? The city's slothful retail strategy.
"...I was at City Hall last week and asked one VIP to comment..."

July 9, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Oversight, Out of Mind
As the city and police union move forward, what's being left behind?
"...to the new "meet and confer" agreement between the city and the Austin Police Association. People got shot and..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The police union cools off, the Sophia King lawsuit is dropped, and the ministers march on City Hall
"...As the community crisis surrounding the Austin Police Department continues, this week saw some signs of..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For the firefighters, City Hall's rep for putting its people first goes up in smoke
"...Toby Futrell started with the city of Austin more than 20 years ago, as a..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Hyde Park Baptist Church has now officially won its lawsuit against the city of Austin over..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...After nearly a year of legal wrangling, the city's independent investigation into last summer's..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...The companion House bill stalled after anti-tax opposition from Austin GOP Reps. Todd Baxter and Jack Stick, and Rep...."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...On March 20, in a powerful and peaceful display of civil disobedience, an estimated 1,500 people locked down at..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...On Wednesday morning, Naked City learned that City Council members Daryl Slusher, Raul Alvarez,..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin girds its loins for its biennial journey up Granite Mountain.
"...Some time back, the crack investigative reporter (what kind of crack, we're not sure) at one of the local..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...against Iraq at the UT-area hot spot. A group of more than 150 protesters signed up recruits for peace..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Running Scared
Time waits for no one -- especially not the Downtown Austin Alliance or the Austin Music Network -- at the City Hall sausage factory.
"...Perhaps instead of bobbing their talking heads, individually and collectively, on Channel..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Advocates and opponents of Austin's holiest parking garage will gather at the Travis..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The Envision Central Texas project is an opportunity for the citizens to plan our own destiny.
"...Nothing is ever really settled in Austin, even the obvious. The fact that metro Austin will..."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...campaign trail: Several GOP bigwigs have announced the formation of Republicans and Independents for Tony Sanchez. The group includes..."

Sept. 13, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...In case anyone was worried, there'll be no shortage of lawyers at the Save Our Springs Alliance during the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...in case you thought we didn't have enough empty office buildings in our midst, Austin's supersaturated market is poised..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Stratus Properties and the city entered the final stretch of negotiations this week, with..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

She's One of Us
Mike Clark-Madison Profiles New City Manager Toby Futrell
"...rhetorically, good-naturedly, but not facetiously -- at the thought of being "profiled" in the local media. "Do you know..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin needs an honest discussion of how much we spend on public safety.
"...As City Hall began its long march toward the fiscal 2003..."

May 24, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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