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Don Pitts Calls It Quits
City Music Manager resigns citing bureaucracy
"...Don Pitts has vacated his post as program manager of..."

Feb. 14, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Pitts in Pursuit of 'the Big Lies'
Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks at Texas Freedom Network lobby day
"...On Monday, the Statesman featured a Leonard Pitts Jr. column on the futility of writing columns –..."

March 25, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

You Can Win If You Don't Play?
At the Lege, the most meaningful votes may not be votes at all
"...trap liberals in an impossible funding conundrum? Austin Democrat Donna How­ard called these the Sophie's Choice votes, referring to..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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

City Report on Music Division Revealed
Findings: Manager Don Pitts didn’t report fraudulent invoice
" city auditors, found evidence that Music Division head Don Pitts became aware that his subordinate attempted to defraud..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Now Hiring: Austin Music Office
Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs
"...their Music Division, a top governmental position held by Don Pitts since the office's inception in 2010. Pitts resigned..."

April 28, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin Music Census
The Austin Music Census hits the fan. As does Tyler, the Creator!
"...the car rolling without looking under the hood. So Don Pitts, manager of the city's Music & Entertainment Division,..."

June 5, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

A Kinder, Gentler SXSW?
City to tighten "temporary" permits
" safety and, as the city's Music Program Manager Don Pitts puts it, "getting things back to being about..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Trying To Hit the Right Note
City's sound ordinance back on front burner
"...(see "Live Music Lands on Police Radar," Dec. 30). Don Pitts, manager of the music division in the city's..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...Working with city funding and private donations, the AACHD has already jump-started a number of preservation..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"..."SXSW has a somewhat unique economic impact since we don't have a fence and don't profit much at all..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Sorry, Charlie, Too Much Cheer
Silencing a bar that's been coming through loud and queer
"...Hoover's partner, Maggie Lea, says they don’t break the rules when it comes to live music...."

Aug. 17, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Tyler Pratt

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard
Moving into Phase II
"...resurfaced with last week's resignation of City Music Manager Don Pitts, specifically citing the challenges of city bureaucracy...."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Two, Three ... Many Festivals = How Many Cops?
As special events grow, so does the need for police
"...As is the accompanying strain on local infrastructure. Don Pitts is the manager of the city's Music Division...."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Playback: Cheer Up Charlie's Sounds Off
The Rashomon view of Cheer Up Charlie's
"...battle between residents and music venues on the Eastside? Don Pitts, music program manager for the city of Austin,..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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

Playback: Death by David Vincent
Hanging with Morbid Angel singer-turned-country outlaw David Vincent and other dark tales of the live music capital
"...downed trees from a neighborhood and unloading trucks of donated goods...."

Oct. 27, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: Does Business Really Hate Education?
It's way past time for some new voices on education policy
"...the once-in-a-lifetime 10-1 election and the heated three-way mayoral donnybrook, it seems like all eyes are on City Council..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

New City Music Manager: Erica Shamaly
Marketing veteran takes over top municipal music post
" thrive, and for our culture to thrive. I don’t want to see any more people leaving.”..."

July 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Mosaic Sound Collective Comes Into Focus
Mosaic Sound Collective's music hub and ancient atmospheric Adam Torres point to the future
"...White Horse/Hard Luck Lounge co-owner Denis O'Donnell says he's going to be Mosaic's food and beverage..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Post-Mortem
Taking stock of the most tumultuous SXSW in the event's history
"...smaller after the paperwork is reviewed. Music Program Manager Don Pitts announced at the report's community-feedback meeting in May:..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Guitar (and piano, drum, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, etc.) nirvana comes to Austin with the NAMM Summer Show
" with maintaining the city's high profile. "If they don't already love Austin and are dying to get back,..."

July 14, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...Don Pitts shocked Austin's music community Tuesday by resigning as..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

City’s SXSW Survey Finds Little Worth Noting
General questions by ACE staff lead to general answers
"...Don Pitts, who heads the city’s Music & Entertainment Division,..."

May 29, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Playback: Patio Smoking Ban in Flames
The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking on smoking patios meets with community resistance
"...Health met with ATX Music & Entertainment Division head Don Pitts, who related the experience in his department's newsletter,..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...into the building," reads the report, authored by manager Don Pitts...."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...who filed a bogus invoice to recoup travel expenses, Don Pitts resigned from his founding post as head of..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Off the Record
Sifting through the Austin sound ordinance, paying final respects to Pinetop Perkins, and catching up with Explosions in the Sky
"...shops and dry cleaners that knew the rules," counters Don Pitts of the Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services..."

April 1, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

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

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