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Governor Don't Care
Book tour plans and talk of partial term
"...only has he accused House Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, of pulling the state's then-$18 billion deficit out..."

Nov. 1, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Fourth Annual Austin African American Book Festival
Schedule and description
"...highlights male writers, with keynote addresses by columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., motivational speaker SaulPaul (Turn Your Passion Into Your..."

June 25, 2010 Books Feature

Off the Record
Introducing the city's new sound engineer and the final verdict on the Cactus Cafe
"...a whole other layer to the process, but I don't think it's going to add any undue burdens on..."

May 21, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

TV Eye
Timothy Olyphant stars in Justified as a lawman with serious daddy issues
" each of his casualties is a variation of: "Don't make me pull my gun, because if I have..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Four Horsemen of the Deficit
Examining the new House committees on state spending
"...the state economy and citizens." Austin's own Democratic Reps. Donna Howard and Elliott Naishtat were both selected for this..."

Jan. 13, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
The good, the bad, and the ugly: a look back at the year in Austin music
"...on Red River boiled over two months later when Brandon and LaBaaron Hutchison of the Central Texas hip-hop outfit..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

No Thanksgiving for State Retirees
Attorney general blames lawmakers for missing legal way to make one-off payment
"...Chair Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, and House Appropriations Chair Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, Abbott gave the bad news. The boil down..."

Nov. 24, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

And Taylor Makes 106
Speaker Straus makes tactical gains in race to be speaker again
"...But before anyone counts this as a done deal, here are a handful of important considerations to..."

June 6, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Special Summer?
Gov. Perry and Speaker Straus play down the need for a speedy special session (note the speedy bit)
" "Well, better hold off writing anything until he's done."..."

June 3, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Buying Time
The federal stimulus money rides to the state's rescue – until the next session
"...(the judiciary). House Appropriations chair and conferee Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, explained, "Every day we'll be reporting, then we'll..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gov. Perry Signs Film Incentives Bill Into Law
Troublemaker Studios plays host to supporters of HB 873
"...Bob Deuell, R-Greenville; and Texas Motion Picture Alliance President Don Stokes, he received a commemorative signing pen for his..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Quickies from the Capitol
"...Tommy Williams. From the House: Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Pitts, Vice Chair Richard Raymond, and Reps. Ruth Jones McClendon,..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Lyceum: Stimulus Funds Debate Reverberates
How do you persuade Rick Perry to do the right thing?
" can delay it. House Appropri­a­tions Committee Chair Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, explained, "It's either an increase in tax today..."

April 10, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Film News
Friday Night Lights gets renewed for two more seasons, and the House passes the incentives bill. Are things looking up for the Texas film industry?
"...approval. The Legislature likes betting on a winner. But don't make any mistake thinking this fight is over. The..."

April 10, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Disharmony Over City Music Department
Live Music Task Force members resign from SAM board after Troy Dillinger criticizes city
"...advisers – Bobby Garza, Paul Oveisi, Rose Reyes, and Don Pitts. In a letter to Dillinger, they wrote, "Your..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

SXSW Showcases
"...revivalists the Bo-Keys feature Stax session guitarist Charles "Skip" Pitts and original Bar-Kays trumpeter/vocalist Ben Cauley. Longtime Clifton Chenier..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

One Pol's Stimulus Is Another's Crack Cocaine
When it comes to the stimulus, state lawmakers split along party lines
"...140-day timetable required by House rules. Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts of Waxahachie insisted that the deadline could be met,..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Straus 85: Now It's 88
How the numbers break down, and full list of Straus supporters
"...hold-outs: Al Edwards and Harold Dutton of Houston. Again, don't leap to conclusions: Turner filed to run too, and..."

Jan. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: The Best of Austin
A concept in search of an author; characters in search of a form; memory in search of meaning
"...always-locked red door on the third floor – Harry Langdon..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Taking Back the House
Texas Democrats say this could be their November
"...County, HD 47). Then came Bolton's District 48 neighbor, Donna Howard, who defied conventional wisdom and the theoretically unbeatable..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion
Stephen finally gets to use the phrase "porn star and welfare-mother-turned-singer-and-social-activist" in a column
"...assorted summer festivities. But the problem is that I don't own any daytime clothes, much less something to wear..."

June 6, 2008 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Kevin Spacey plays Mephistopheles to a cadre of M.I.T. whiz kids, who do a better job of counting cards at the Vegas blackjack tables than counting their loot.
"...Liza Lapira, Josh Gad, Aaron Yoo, Sam Golzari, Jacob Pitts and Jack McGee. One might think that characters who..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dukes Under Siege
District 46 race pits veteran incumbent vs. newcomer Thompson
"...on to bring something home,' well, what has she done?" asks Thompson...."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Eight Reps Enter, One Speaker Leaves … Eventually
Welcome to what may be the biggest, longest speaker race ever.
"...Jones, Lubbock; Jim Keffer, Eastland; Brian McCall, Plano; Jim Pitts, Waxahachie Democrats: Senfronia Thompson, Houston; Sylvester Turner, Houston Thompson..."

June 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion
Stephen and the rest of town remember Clifford
"...daughters), Bud Shivers, Roggie Baer Elm, Kat Jones, and Don Pitts, Jill McGuckin, Margaret Moser, and Raoul Hernandez, to..."

June 1, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

On the Lege
The last days of the session: a rebellion and a budget
"...looking lost. Someone asked him, "What's going on?" "I don't know," he said over his shoulder, and no one..."

June 1, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

On the Lege
When suffering the Lege, just remember: It could always be worse
"...add those few egalitarian words to her God bill. (Don't want to give people the wrong idea.)..."

May 25, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Do They Know Something We Don't Know?
Four representatives have now filed papers to challenge Speaker Tom Craddick. Can he last the five day to Sine Die?
"...his eye on that gavel. Then yesterday Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, who launched an all-or-nothing (mostly nothing) challenge against..."

May 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Liveblogging the Lege Part Three
"...has been a ploy for some last-minute lobbying. I don't know why we held out hope anything would be..."

Jan. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...of less than 30 acres. As the weed decreases, don't fear that the carp population will surge; the fish..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

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