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Council Bites the Bullet, Helps the Homeless
Decriminalization advocates prevail, new shelter deal OK'd
"...June 21, City Council took major steps to confront Austin’s homelessness crisis by reducing existing criminal penalties and by..."

June 21, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Will Towering Condos Spring to City Approval?
Developers tout proposed high-rise as perfect fit for Downtown; neighbors aren't so sure
"...critical questions that have been lurking throughout the city's downtown boom...."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Crossing That Bridge
Council approves a separate bike and pedestrian bridge over Town Lake near the existing Lamar Street Bridge, and hears neighborhood concerns about moving central booking to the new criminal justice center downtown.
"...bridge itself.Justice Center Justifications Will the sustained outcry of downtown residents scotch the move of the city's central booking..."

April 21, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Beside the Point: Somewhere Over the Dais
Pay no attention to the man sleeping under the bridge
"...The Wizard of Oz – of the struggles of Austin's homeless...."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Reasonably Offensive
Two civil suits against live music venues downtown call into question Austin's sound ordinance.
"...issue, what's he doing living in the heart of Austin's downtown entertainment district?..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Council Candidates Get Neighborly Grilling
Candidates field questions from Austin Neighborhoods Council
"...The Austin Neighborhoods Council again asserted its importance in City Council..."

April 1, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
" on the stress-o-meter, when the weekend finally comes, Austinites head to their neighborhood parks for a green respite...."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Playback: Agent of Change Returns
New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution
"...Austin not only deserves a progressive music policy when it..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Naked City
Council hears supporters and those in opposition to the city's proposed central booking facility, which would be moved from 7th and I-35 to a residential neighborhood west of downtown.
"...and Nueces has drawn protest and picketing from the neighborhood ever since construction on the building began three years..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Then There's This: Cracking Down on Homelessness
Chief defends police initiative on crime
"...It's that time of year when Austin's charitable spirit comes to life, a time during holidays..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Farewell, Intel Shell
Gigantic Downtown symbol of bust-and-boom economy comes down
" compresses in haikulike fashion the meteoric arc of Austin's bust-and-boom economy over the past seven years. (That's about..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

House Sitting
The Dickinson-Hannig House looks for a home
"...The Heritage Society of Austin has proposed moving the stone house instead to Brush..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Urban planning and noise in the Hood
"...been living in one of the coolest houses in Austin for 10 years, surrounded by bars, nightclubs, restaurants, crack..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Column

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...bridge over Lady Bird Lake, up Trinity Street in Downtown, through the UT-Austin campus via San Jacinto Boulevard, up..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Art as Big as the Great Outdoors
Austin Museum of Art has artists transform nature in a huge way – and wants you to help
"...sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, whose work is featured in the Austin Museum of Art's new exhibition. "Andy Goldsworthy: Mountain and..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Does MACC put Town Lake Residents at Risk?
The proposed Mexican-American Cultural Center may block fire access to the adjacent Villas on Town Lake.
"...four-story Villas offer views of the lake and the downtown skyline, quick access to the Town Lake hike-and-bike trail,..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Mostly local scuttlebutt, with trips to Cuba and Denver
"...Clean Campaigns for Austin's fight for the right to petition voters in major..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Cap Metro: Riding the Shuffle Bus
Downtown bus routes shift
"...has taken all its buses off the city's major Downtown thoroughfare, and switched them over to Guadalupe and Lavaca..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

APD Meets Residents About Barrera Murder
Chief Acevedo briefs residents and friends on the investigation
"...300 people attended Monday night’s meeting of the Heritage Neighborhood Association, an astonishing turnout, but for the fact that..."

Jan. 10, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Beside the Point
City Council takes action on Spring condos, and another homelessness ordinance
"...week, citizens spending hours on what they saw as Downtown's future itself. Over the public order ordinances, criminalizing aspects..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

You Call This a Plan?
Seaholm District Master Plan Morphs Into the Lumbermen's Tract Subsidy Program
"...On Memorial Day, two women, longtime Austin residents well into their eighties, decided to take a..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Playback: Jon Pettis Rising
One man's life touches so many others
"...Bankrupt & the Borrowers lived in a tight-knit neighborhood east of Cameron Road, full of slacker musicians without..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Naked City
"...Children's Health Insurance ProgramHeadlines • At press time, The Austin Business Journal reported that the Seton Family of Hospitals..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...of less than a millimeter. According to the Toyohari Association, 30% of general acupuncturists and 50% of Toyohari acupuncturists..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Austin cycling activists worry that bicyclists and pedestrians' concerns will lose out to drivers' interests in the implementation of the Seaholm District Master Plan.
"...Eric Anderson, an Austin cycling activist who's worked to promote the crosstown bikeway,..."

June 15, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Southern Exposure
The 'Renaissance' of Far South Austin Pushes Upscale Development South of Stassney
"...sweltering afternoon a couple of weeks ago, three South Austin neighbors -- Hugh Moore and Mike and Annabelle Torrez..."

Sept. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Experience and Identity
Place 1 opponents offer different bios, styles, priorities
"...and their differences visibly represent different elements of the Austin body politic...."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Quote of the Week "Congressmen only give their votes..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"...will also select the mayor pro tem, currently Goodman. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, Ballroom D...."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Pissed On and Pissed Off
"...In keeping with downtown advocates' desires to make the East Sixth Street entertainment..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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