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Austin @ Large: The Dunkerley Solution
Betty Dunkerley's "pragmatic" challenge to Beverly Griffith's obstinancy
"...letter earlier this week complaining about our annoying habit of calling for a serious property tax hike to bring..."

March 1, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: You Kids Play Nice!
The idea of combining Austin and Travis County's governments seems like a good one, but never seems to gain any momentum.
"...Why can't the city and the county work together? Karen Sonleitner seems a..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Chuck, We Hardly Knew You
Chuck Manning's departure from Austin Energy comes at a most inopportune time for the city.
"...the new year begins, the biggest item on the city's plate won't be found on the City Council agenda...."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
News shorts
"...seemed things couldn't get any more contentious in the city of Georgetown, they have. Since the Chronicle reported last..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...After a week with only minimal communication among the City Council, Hyde Park Baptist Church and Hyde Park neighborhood..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Mueller: The Art of the Deal
Will the City Give Away Mueller Airport to Save Barton Springs?
"...So. Let's say you have this big chunk of land. And let's say you've got big plans for..."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Death of the Neighborhood Library?
Closure of the Southeast Branch Library is Ominous
"...illustration by Doug Potter Like any other library, Austin's Riverside Drive branch has dizzying stores of information, but..."

Sept. 5, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Anatomy of a Drowning
A Flood of Bad Blood Deluges Onion Creek
"...As befits a house of worship, the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, off the stub..."

Sept. 6, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Kick Me, I'm From Austin
Visiting the Lege, City Council, and Bergstrom
"...It won't be pretty at all. Attacks on the city's home rule powers at the Legislature continue. Our own..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Coexisting With the Coyotes of Travis County
Austin’s wildlife management program goes countywide
"...over one year ago, there was a coyote showdown of sorts in Travis County. After 13 years of using..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
"...the Travis County Commissioners Court to tell their elected officials about what it's like to live near one of..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

The Past, Present, and Future of Waller and Shoal Creeks
Finally doing right by Austin's waterways
"...aura around the steps. The glow comes from dozens of camping tents, each lit from the inside, stretched and..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Arts Funding Tempest
Unexpected Cultural Contracts cuts cause concern
"...Skies may have been clearing over most of Central Texas this past weekend, but storm clouds continued..."

Sept. 17, 2018 Arts Post

Austin's Next Shot at Ending Homelessness
Thanks to an infusion of philanthropic cash, the city and its iTeam embark on a new effort
"...I was having fun and had guys taking care of me. My significant other at the time didn't think..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era
With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint
"...bends down and up again, following the graceful curves of his lettering. He works quickly, laying down letters, then..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
"...In April, as part of its effort to combat the deepening housing shortage, the..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

A Guide to Vegan Austin
It’s a proverbial land of milk and honey for those who adhere to a plant-based diet
"...The state of Texas may be known for bar-be-cue and brisket, but..."

June 2, 2017 Food Feature by Alisha McDarris

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
"...The current city budget predicament has a fairly simple frame: For the..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: It's Getting Harder to Stay Weird
Amid state and federal nonsense, it's getting harder to stay weird
"...There's an inevitable tinge of defensiveness to the Austin reflex of self-congratulation. If you..."

May 12, 2017 News Column by Michael King

As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood
Forget the 100-year storms. City flooding happens all the time, often right in your backyard.
"...Austinites remember the big floods – the expanding, treacherous storms..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

DiGiuseppe Dips Out on Austin, CodeNEXT
So goes the latest leader of the land code rewrite
"...the controversial land development code rewrite effort. The 10-year City of Austin veteran says he's moving back to his..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Caleb Pritchard

Public Notice: What Is the Sound of One Shoe Falling?
City releases CodeNEXT draft to mild reaction ... so far
"...On the other hand, the long-awaited first draft of Aus­tin's brand-new Land Develop­ment Code, known as CodeNEXT, was..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Designing a Smarter City
New weeklong event celebrates city's creative community
" Is it a process? An art? A way of thinking? A type of communication? Ask any person on..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Spirit of the City and the Letter of the Law Collide at Sekrit Theater
Beau Reichert struggles with the city over his backyard arts complex
"...A welcome sign at the end of Beau Reichert's driveway greets visitors to Sekrit Theater. Down..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Campaign Contribution Limits Upheld
Split decision ends blackout period, “dissolution” requirements
"...ruling issued today by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, Austin’s $350 campaign contribution limits were upheld, but the judge..."

July 21, 2016 News Post by Michael King

"Drawing Lines: Explorations of Place"
The final exhibit of this public art project shows how every district in Austin has had artists working for it
"...Citizens of Austin, prepare to meet the official representatives of your..."

April 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ambiguous Oracle: Company’s New Austin Campus Displaces Longtime Residents
Legal group calls Oracle plan "a slap in the face" to low-income renters
"...On Dec. 22, software megafirm Oracle announced a major expansion plan for Austin...."

Dec. 29, 2015 News Post by Michael King

CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin
Sound Check, a week of city development code-related events, kicks off Nov. 16
"...In case you haven't heard, Austin is rewriting its Land Development Code. CodeNEXT is the..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Katie Matlack

Point Austin: Know Thyselves
The Zandan Poll gives a snapshot of Central Texans' preoccupations
"...local Zandan Poll, the survey sponsored by Peter Zandan of the worldwide public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies, released April..."

May 1, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Paying Out of Pocket for Autism
Needed treatment deemed "not cost-effective" by city insurer
"...was changed forever, Lisa Whitted learned that the older of her two children had been diagnosed with autism. The..."

March 27, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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