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Austin Aquarium Under Scrutiny Again After PETA Investigation
One fish, two fish, red fish, dead fish
"...again from regulators, including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, after a scathing investigation report from People for the..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Hot and Bothered: Austin’s Record-Hot Summer Affects Pepper Harvesting
The hottest peppers are most threatened by increasing temperatures
"...the hottest July since 2011, with a mean temperature of 90.6 degrees. Our weather folks looked and found our..."

Sept. 9, 2022 Food Feature by A. Richmond

Gardeners and Librarians Join Forces to Catalog Seeds
Seed banking on the future
"...the small but mighty seed lives in the center of the Venn diagram. In Central Texas, a growing network..."

April 22, 2022 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture
Priorities include economic incentives for small farms, rural health care, and internet access
"...The candidates for Texas Agriculture Commissioner who aren't Sid Miller agree on one thing:..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Lizzo, Beck Announced as SXSW Keynotes
Festival also adds cyberpunk pioneer Neil Stephenson
" Southwest (running March 11-20) just added a slate of extra panels and keynotes to the conference, including two..."

Feb. 15, 2022 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
"...have gone on ahead this week. Bruce Todd, mayor of Austin from 1991 to 1997 and a Travis County..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Brief History of Cannabis Legalization in Texas
High crimes and misdemeanors
"...The Chronicle has reported often on the wholeass mess Texas has made of its..."

Nov. 12, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Best CBD Oil - Buy Top CBD Oils for Pain, Sleep and Anxiety
Review the best CBD oil for pain, sleep and anxiety benefits
"...Reviewing, ranking and recommending the best CBD oils of 2021 is no small feat to accomplish...."

July 22, 2021 Ads Post

Public Notice: A Fresh Take on Development
City's new "one-stop" permitting shop opens at Highland
"...This coming Tuesday, July 6, marks something of a milestone in Austin's development history, with the long-awaited..."

July 2, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Solar-Powered Suds
Texas breweries reducing beer's carbon footprint
"...a brewpub in every town," says Ian Davis, co-owner of Texas Beer Company in Taylor. "And it's just getting..."

April 23, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

The State of Delta-8: Booming Business?
And how potential cannabis reform could affect business
"...the cannabis plant) – Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol – is an isomer of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, one extracted from hemp. Although it is psychoactive,..."

April 16, 2021 Food Feature by Kevin Curtin

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Assistant Chief Joe Chacon has been named interim chief of the Austin Police Department while the city undergoes a..."

March 26, 2021 News Feature

Will the Texas Lege Roll the Dice on Gambling This Session?
The gambling caravan is back, but it’s losing momentum
"...session was to be no different, but the death of gambling tycoon and ultra-Zionist Repub­­lican megadonor Sheldon Adelson this..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...Scientists have come up with a layer of gold that is only two atoms thick...."

Dec. 18, 2020 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Texas Sees Its First Hemp Harvest in 80 Years
Entrepreneurial farmers navigate state regulations and unsteady market, but still sees a bright future
"...It's an overcast October morning in the farmland south of Dripping Springs. The crystalline voice of reggae pioneer Desmond..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Food Feature by Kevin Curtin

Retailers Fighting Ban on Smokable Hemp
Plaintiffs argue Texas Department of State Health Services overstepped with consumable hemp prohibition
"...Last Friday, Texas Agriculture Commis­sion­er Sid Miller toured a hemp farm in Terry..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

What Happens When Two Academics Fall in Love and Start a Farm?
TerraPurezza Farm studies regenerative agriculture just outside Austin
"...'No way, me too!' ... 'But specifically a regenerative agriculture farm.' ... 'Yeah, me too!' So it just kind..."

April 3, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents
"...As Texas schools prepare to shut down through April..."

March 21, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...and a big green truck is at the intersection of 38th and Jefferson, heading into the Bryker Woods neighborhood...."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Best CBD Oil For Anxiety: Benefits & Dosage
Researchers at SmarterCBD tried over 25 oils to come up with 5 top brands
" and situations. But when you pile the worries of the world on top of high-stress lives that are..."

Jan. 29, 2020 Events Post

Point Austin: It's Accountability Time
Lloyd Doggett on the need for swift action on impeachment
"...began advocating impeachment in the spring, before a majority of his House colleagues joined him, and after his arguments..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...the throat; with the other, he grasped a bag of cash. The "unwelcome reception," organized by Progress Texas and..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin’s First CBD Collective Opens Downtown
Custom Botanical Dispensary offers cannabidiol and more
"...ensure it's done well. This week, Sarah Kerver, owner of CBD brand 1937 Apothecary, which creates custom CBD blends,..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Abbott Orders Texas Prosecutors to Enforce Marijuana Laws
Travis County D.A. says dismissals will continue
"...UPDATED: Today the office of Gov. Greg Abbott sent out a missive to..."

July 18, 2019 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus
"...Gov. Dan Patrick. Both sought to project an image of bipartisanship after a strong Democratic showing in the 2018..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Sid Miller Is Ready For Some Hemp
Wingnut agriculture chief smells money in those weeds
"...Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is anything but progressive; the recently..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

EPA Rejects Coyote Cyanide Ban
Feds reject effort to remove unsafe animal-control tool from use
" prohibit the poison and start a special review of its registrations. The groups argue that the toxic pesticide,..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

"...Council's Off Week: No City Council meeting this week (presumably they're..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services
"...That was one of the misleading and deceptive messages imparted to Laura Gor­sky..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Fear & Loathing
Travis County says goodbye to a coyote-killing machine
" trotting along the street. Those in outlying parts of Travis County often cook dinner as coyote howls float..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

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