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Lee & Carole & Brewster & All of Us ...
Five candidates for mayor jockey to be first among equals
"...Contrary to what many of us are raised to believe, the mayor isn't the..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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

Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
"...a City Council member, it's coming from the perspective of someone who's been a city employee, someone who's struggled..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Safety and Security Will Be Council’s Words of the Day
Be careful out there
"...staff to procure a contract for an external audit of Austin Water's infrastructure and operations, in hopes of understanding..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New COVID Safety Rules for Special Events
Negative COVID tests, other measures now required for city-permitted events
"...more events return in person amidst Austin's current surge of COVID-19, local officials are requiring organizers to follow enhanced..."

Sept. 3, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Officials Express Concern, Not Fear, as Austin Events Face Possible Spread of Coronavirus
Austin Public Health delivers update on Travis County preparedness
"...thousands in China, and recently, has caused the deaths of at least nine people, mostly elderly, in Washington state...."

March 4, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

City Hall Gets Better at the Basic Business of Budgeting
Early indicators are good, but difficult fiscal conversations linger
"...The all-in pocketbook impact of the new budget's spending for the "typical" Austin resident..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Government by Committee
Council committees get up to speed
"...This upcoming week is City Council's busiest period of the month for committee meetings: Austin Energy is this..."

April 24, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...three feet, except when Austin is in Stage 5 of Austin Public Health's COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines...."

April 16, 2021 News Feature

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots
Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents
"...Paula Buls has experienced firsthand the impact of the current right-wing campaign against transgender rights. Buls, a..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: Get Your Meeting On
A roundup of civic events to start the year off right
"...It's been a long, long couple of weeks. Family, holidays, travel, marathon football (and fútbol), sniffles,..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Long Shadow of Wal-Mart
Place 1 candidates differ on development, environment
"...merging the various police forces, and upgrading the state of acute mental-health care in Austin...."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Bottom of the Budget Barrel
City Hall scraped to the bone; now it cuts into it.
"...The third and final episode of "Budget: How Low Can You Go?" featured what City..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Spending by Department
"...Manager Jesus Garza's priorities are mostly perpendicular to those of the council. Everyone can agree on big new spending..."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature

Public Notice: Top 10 Stories of 2021
Some top topics on the community news front
"...Here are my top 10 "Public Notice" stories of the year: Not necessarily the top..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

How Did a Weeks-Old Justice Advocacy Group Catch the Ear of Police?
Longtime criminal justice advocates wonder why Austin police are so keen to work with the nascent JUST America
"...When members of a group calling itself JUST America were brought onstage..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...Council tries to power through the many, many details of the annual city budget (see "City Council Clashes Over..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...and enough radiant heat to make last month's filming of local action auteur Robert Rodri­guez's hyperviolent Machete both look..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

What's Wrong with Public Housing?
The remarkable turnaround of the city's Housing Authority
"...Street. Santa Rita is not only the debut project of the Housing Authority of the city of Austin, it's..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Yet Another Reason to Oppose Police Violence: It's Costing Us Millions of Dollars
Money for victims, perpetrators, and alternatives all comes from the same place
"...From 2011 to 2019, the city of Austin paid $8 million in settlements to victims of..."

April 23, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Cadet Training Delayed as APD Continues Reckoning With Charges of Racism
More investigations and audits for the Austin Police
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk has delayed the start of the next Austin Police Depart­ment cadet class from June..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Safety Forum Gets a Little Drinky
The ‘expert’ response to every safety problem: Don’t drive drunk
"...The event was billed as “The 2014 Austin Traffic Safety Symposium” (Aug. 5, Palmer Events Center), but that turned..."

Aug. 7, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Commission Recommends External Review of Unsolved Cases
Yogurt shop murders could be first reviewed
"...The Public Safety Commission voted 5-0 (with Chair Michael Lauderdale abstaining)..."

June 8, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Public Notice: Home Prices Still High
No surprise there, and they'll go higher. Plus policing.
"...front-page headline in the Austin American-Statesman Wednesday morning. But of course, this just continues a string of new monthly..."

May 21, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
"...quiet. In 2013, the 41-year-old former Texas General Land Office agent and his wife Staci bought a 10.8-acre plot..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Public Notice: Think Globally, Vote Locally
Why your country is depending on you to vote no on Prop 1
"...Austin has been stunned by the amount of cash that Uber and Lyft have dropped into the..."

May 6, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Music Department Hits Sour Note With Police
Creation of a city music department strikes sour note with police union
"...a June 18 press conference announcing the proposed creation of an Austin music department, which the City Council was..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19
"...Despite emotional public hearings, roughly 35,000 comments, and major pushback from pro-choice..."

Nov. 28, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: Ask a Silly Question
The faux democracy of online push-polling
"...As one of its final actions before leaving office, the last city..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Remixing the Music (Department)
The city is still trying to hit the right note with Austin's music scene
"...Starting Oct. 1, live music – an intrinsic part of Austin's identity and lifeblood of the city's tourism industry..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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