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The Common Law
My husband and I throw a blowout party during the holidays that normally involves the heavy drinking of his friends. What kind of responsibility do we have if one of them gets in a car accident while trying to drive home after the party?
"...courts have spent considerable time addressing accidents caused by drunk drivers and what level of responsibility the provider of..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Column by Luke Ellis

Naked City
Williamson Co. investigators build a case against Sheriff John Maspero.
"...account of events leading up to the Oct. 11 drunk-in-public incident that sparked the ongoing probe...."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Maspero Heads for Rehab
Williamson Co. Sheriff John Maspero apologizes for public drunkenness, enters treatment.
"...police who had received two 911 calls about a drunk staggering down a city road and urinating in public...."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

In Memoriam
Longtime friends and colleagues of Eagle Pennell remember the filmmaker.
"...alcoholic: Eagle periodically showed up at Chronicle offices usually drunk (very rarely he was sober and on the wagon,..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Screens Feature

Who Owns Sixth Street
Is Austin's Sixth Street Entertainment District undergoing an identity crisis? -- and who are the designated shrinks?
"...chemistry of the street -- a large, young, and drunk crowd -- can make for an uneasy mix. The..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

" The film opens in November 1941, with Pollock, drunk, in a Greenwich Village stairwell, hollering “Fuck Picasso” at..."

March 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lust for Life
Ahhh … the good old daze
" be known in Blonde lore as "The Big Drunk." One drunk party is the same as the next,..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...Will the city be adding to the worst drunk driving night of the year by selling alcohol?..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Live at Liberty Lunch
The Neville Brothers
"...Much of my first year here (1987) was spent piss-drunk and despondent in the dank solitude of my freshman..."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature

Best Excuse for Missing a Gig: a True Story
"...notion to make sure that Jon got good and drunk before the festival. "I'd really only been drunk once..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

Share the Smart Growth
"...that we could not save lives by driving a drunk person home in their own car. While working at..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Column

Texas Platters
"...equivalent of sitting at a bar listening to the drunk next to you recount his miseries, albeit a somewhat..."

June 5, 1998 Music Review

Accidents Will Happen
Crash 'n' Burn Punkaholics
"...with them than at this lame party. Ended up drunk, started screwing around, talking about trying to start this..."

June 14, 1996 Music Feature

The Luv Doc: A Very Passionate Boyfriend
Find someone whose baseline is not assaulting you
" friends to a brewpub, and my boyfriend got drunk enough that I insisted on driving us home. That..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Starts at the Top
"...amounts of alcohol. Rather than APD dealing with a drunk person the way they would a drunk friend, APD..."

July 22, 2016 Postmarks

Filling the Gap
In the wake of Uber and Lyft's exit, drivers and riders look for alternatives
"...the income, he "thoroughly enjoyed helping out with keeping drunk drivers off of the roads," and that some of..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Mac McCann

Public Intoxication?
What proof does APD need to make a PI arrest? Not much.
"...charges – is that he and his wife weren't drunk at all...."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Luv Doc: Stick in the Mud
How to be sober and not want to kill yourself
"...Box drive-thru at 3am knows how obnoxious and stupid drunk people can be – even (and especially) if they’re..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Perry Calls Indictments 'Farce'
At least Bobby Jindal has his back
"...equivalent of extortion. Lehmberg was arrested for being dangerously drunk, Perry told her to quit, she refused; Perry vetoed..."

Aug. 16, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

His Name Was Gary Poulter
Meet the homeless man who became a movie star
"...the circus. He was a Navy man and a drunk. He was a homeless drifter missing most of his..."

April 11, 2014 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Pete Holmes: The Interview
The comedian on the role SXSW played in boosting his career
" and it was so good. I was like drunk, I wasn’t even planning on doing it – I..."

March 10, 2014 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Free on the 14th?
Valentine's is still delicious for us single people
" book store opening on Cesar Chavez” than “get drunk and eat all the food.” That was my mission,..."

Feb. 12, 2014 Food Post by Andrea Kinnison

How To Get Home Safe From New Years
Buses are free as APD announces a midweek no-refusal crackdown
"...will be more emphasis than ever on making sure drunk drivers aren't a menace to themselves or anyone else..."

Dec. 31, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Grabbers'/'Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear'
Rummaging through the 'how did we miss this?' files
"...popularly-held belief about the Irish: That they're all charming drunks. In fact, if they weren't charming drunks, in this..."

Dec. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Real Country
In and out of Austin with honky-tonk road crew Mike & the Moonpies
"...friends. It's dark as daybreak out there, sweaty and drunk. O'Donnell throws a round at the bandmembers. It's past..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Old World-Style Retailer Attracting Connoisseurs to Westlake Store
Vom Fass has exotic oils, vinegars, wines, spirits, and bottles galore
"...behind the bar and deep in the jigger at The Austin Chronicle's Drink Drank Drunk issue hit stands..."

July 10, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Homesick Texans Can Now Chill with Shiner Beer
Iconic Shiner Bock now distributed in NYC
"...behind the bar and deep in the jigger at The Austin Chronicle's Drink Drank Drunk issue hit stands..."

July 4, 2013 Food Post by Jessica Lee

Daugherty Says Lehmberg Should Resign
But county officials have no power to make that happen
" their own opinion about what Lehmberg, arrested for drunk driving in April, should do to repent. To Daugherty,..."

May 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

What Happens Next?
As D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg serves her sentence, the county attorney takes on the civil lawsuit and the next steps
"...of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg on a drunken driving charge – and, more broadly, her behavior during..."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: What Should Lehmberg Do?
Whatever her decision, she's earned her own mind
"...much more than that she had been arrested for drunk driving. The latest soloist is Austin Police Association President..."

April 26, 2013 News Column by Michael King

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