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Battle Lines Drawn Over Convention Center Expansion
CM Jimmy Flannigan and AIBA ED Rebecca Melançon don't see eye to eye
"...sooner had City Council resolved to move forward with expanding the Austin Convention Center than a petition was created..."

June 5, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.1
Austinite/SWLA-native proves you can go home again – and sing about it
" describe it. Margaret Moser already stamped it "smoky" and "alluring." Words like "soul" and "grit" and "honey" and..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

City Council: Zimmerman, Bond, and Budget
(And a few other things got done)
"...yet from last Thursday's City Council meeting (Aug. 18), and most of the headlines have concerned District 6 Council..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

TIFs, TPIDs, and Puppy Love
City Council wrestles with Mayor Adler's Downtown Puzzle
"...meeting, the decision to put an end to the longstanding juvenile curfew might well have been the headline news...."

Oct. 2, 2017 News Post by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Gas, Water, and Trash
There could be a higher utility bill in your future
"...resource-based geopolitical woes than that old 5 o'clock news standby, "Pain at the Pump"? Maybe John McCain's dim mantra,..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Council: Visitors Welcome?
CodeNEXT, Visit Austin return to City Council
" early adjournment. Only 31 Items are on tap, and not many trigger alarms of marathon arguments. There are..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

A Bigger, Better Convention Center
"...spoke for everyone in his remarks at the Austin Convention Center ribbon-cutting Saturday: "I know this has been a..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Credit NAMM and ACVB
"...with convincing NAMM to open up their usually closed convention to Austin musicians and music businesses. That's incorrect. I..."

July 18, 2006 Postmarks

It's Party Time at the State Convention
There's still plenty of fun to be had …
"...While Democrats' eyes are still fixed on the National Convention, the Texas Democratic Party still has to get through..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Taxing Times for Film and Music
Council looks to raid the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin
"...First the Legislature cut support for film and music. Now City Council may do the same, with..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Cash Limits
Vendors see benefits of ACL
"...75,000 attendees daily at the ninth ACL, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau anticipates visitors and locals dropped over..."

Oct. 12, 2010 News Post by Kelsey McNiel

Conventional Wisdom
Is It Wise To Expand Austin's Convention Center?
"...Ric Luber, Executive Director of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, shares his vision of Austin's future...."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...him the prospect of patronizing local businesses, amplifying city and state sales taxes, and other ancillary coffer-filling actions. As..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Georgetown Smackdown
Suburbanites Wrestle Over Managed Growth, Smart Growth, and "Stupid Growth"
"...It's just after 10am on Monday, July 30, and the Georgetown City Council chambers are thick with tension...."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Conflicts of Interest at City Hall
Give and take, everywhere you look
"...of being in the pocket of the hotel lobby, and therefore hellbent beyond reason on expanding the Convention Center,..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

TDH: 6/21/11
F1, pedicabs, Fun Fun Fun Fest & Willie close out council
"...agenda for this week's meeting, the final one with Randi Shade on the dais, contains action on Formula One,..."

June 21, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Live-Blogging the City Budget Adoption
Continuously updated blog of the budget adoption.
"...hope not!) The previous couple years were short, sweet and literally scripted; each council member taking turns to announce..."

Sept. 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

C'mon-a Our House
City Council to vote on resolution to grow LGBTQ tourism
" consider allocating more money to promote queer tourism and events comes before the City Council agenda...."

Jan. 23, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Lawrence Everett Forbes

City Council Notebook
A rundown of what's happening at City Hall this week.
" Austin-Bergstrom. Because if anything, flying is distractingly comforting and pleasant already. Item 15: Funding Early Head Start child..."

Sept. 25, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Council: All the Agenda That Fits
Mobility, budget, lobbyists, density … and more
"...way, the Mobility Bond is up for final approval, and plenty more on the to-do list...."

Aug. 17, 2016 News Post by Michael King

The Daily Hustle: 9/13/10
Live-blogging the budget business
"...Hey there, the Hustle here, bleary-eyed and bushy haired at City Hall, waiting for City Council..."

Sept. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

National Law Group Ditches Texas Over Lege’s Anti-LGBTQ Hate
American Assoc. of Law Libraries bans TX because of discrimination
"...Amid threats from performers and various groups promising to boycott Texas over its plans..."

July 14, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

City Council: How Big Is Just Right?
Council moves forward on Mobility Bond, “Smart Corridors”
"...Big Ideas: Mayor Steve Adler’s “Go Big” Mobility Bond and an attempt to lessen the burden on a beleaguered..."

Aug. 15, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Official Drink of Austin Contest Names Team Qui the Winners
Holy crap, does my head hurt
"...& Wine Alliance partnered up with the Tipsy Texan and together they did an incredible job of turning the..."

Feb. 24, 2014 Food Post by Claudia Alarcón

Council Watch
Council considers issues ranging from the Seaholm Power Plant, to the Gotham condominium project, to Southpark Meadows.
" last week, as it's taken all that time and more just to get a handle on the mass..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Rise Above
SST Records' Greg Ginn jams econo in Taylor, Texas
"...There's no Convention and Visitors Bureau in Taylor. There's nothing at all,..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Migrating North
As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.
"...a homegrown, multibillion dollar, all-American industry suddenly turns around and finds itself a shadow of its former glory, dependent..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

More tributes to Doug Sahm
"...19], there appears to be more carbohydrates than meat and potatoes. The article discusses "diverting" of some of the..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" finance, he could have gone to South Padre Island and sat down to talk out in the open..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Culture Flash!
A second life for 'Death of a Cat,' a new arts commissioner from the tourism bureau, and a West Coast trip for Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance
"...fall but brought in literary manager Mead Hunter from Portland Center Stage to see it. Hunter was so taken..."

March 25, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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