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Point Austin: MUD Rising
Canyon Creek voting-rights lawsuit goes to the Supremes
"...justices elected not to hear an appeal by the Texas Democratic Party challenging the use of the eSlate voting..."

Jan. 16, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Cold Time in Portland
Texecutioners fourth in the nation but still best in the West
"...Derby Association national championship event, another disappointment for Austin's Texas Rollergirls. Touring team the Texecutioners came in fourth in..."

Nov. 16, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Shapleigh on the Border
El Paso senator lays down the law on what's really important on cross-border crime
"...down to proper community policing. What was needed from Texas to help improve issues to the south was a..."

July 9, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What's on the Slab
Texas roadhouses are far from middle-of-the-road
"...of the roadhouse are thrown open to the deep Texas night, miles of country darkness in every direction...."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Kathy McCarty

Bats Left, Sings Right
With help from Esther's Follies, Austin Lyric Opera turns Strauss' Viennese waltz into a Texas two-step
"...the female lead, has become a yellow rose of Texas, hailing from Luckenbach. Arias pay tribute to the restorative..."

May 30, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips
The Battle of Sabine Pass is known as one of the greatest battles, yet it has been largely overshadowed by other Civil War engagements
" other engagements during the Civil War. As most Texas schoolchildren know, 43 Irish-Texans with six cannons repelled a..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Capturing the Dragon
Two Dem Challengers contend for CD 10
"...for the Republican Party these days? Consider this: In Texas' Congressional District 10, two Democrats are seriously trying to..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips
Grand Saline is the saltiest town in Texas, and it has the Salt Palace to prove it
"...Grand Saline is the saltiest town in Texas, and it has the Salt Palace to prove it...."

Sept. 7, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Rancho de las Cabras left a legacy of agriculture terms and techniques that survive today
"...outside of Floresville helped start the ranching industry in Texas. As a meat-producing arm of the San Antonio missions..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The past and present of the West Texas town of Iraan
"...Iraan, the West Texas town, is pronounced two ways, as the Middle Eastern..."

April 27, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

'SXSW Presents'
"BBQ: A Texas Love Story"
"...February. This week's installment is Chris Elley's Barbecue: A Texas Love Story, which, when it screened at the 2004..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Screens Feature

No Real Alternative
In the name of "promoting childbirth," the state finds yet another way to deny health care to thousands of Texas women
" yearly gynecological exams, the funding provides screenings for breast cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and sexually transmitted diseases, among other..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 State Stories: Farewell to Ann, fungoo to Cheney
"...Ann Richards died of esophageal cancer, leaving "A New Texas" legacy of opening doors to women and minorities. Her..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

Day Trips
Don't mess with Texas, unless it comes to per capita spending on parks, where we are ranked 49th in the country
" statement goes to our state parks. Or at least that's what I was led to believe...."

Dec. 29, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...for Public Land will receive $700,000, earmarked for its Texas Heritage Land Fund and other conservation projects. – Katherine..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

Bell Blasts Perry for Underfunded Parks
Crisis predates current administration, but Dem says guv could have prodded Lege
"...ecological history of the 725-acre park, located at Austin's southeast doorstep...."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Clouded Prospects
Lege special session opens with glowing rhetoric, uncertain goals
"...Under partly sunny skies last Thursday, a few dozen Texas businesspeople gathered on the front stoop of the Governor's..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

It's Alive!
Texas (finally) gets a horror-film convention to call its own
"...For years, Texas horror-movie fans have been left out in the cold..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Film News
The 2005 numbers from the Texas Film Commission? Not bad. Gary Busey coming to town? Scary. Plus, Rhiannon Elizabeth Rodriguez-Avellán, Susan Youssef, and Tracie Laymon.
"...been better, but not bad. Preliminary figures from the Texas Film Commission put the combined budgets of film/video projects..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

To Marfa, on a Tuesday in December
When high art and hipness move in, what happens to a tiny Texas town?
"...but I can't shake the weirdness: I'm 2,000 miles northeast, lost in New York's breathless hustle for the next..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Keane

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
"...trailer in the last few months without hearing at least one of the band's songs, thanks to a hopelessly..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Keeton Strayhorn issued a scathing audit of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority last week, accusing the organization of..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Texas prosecutors use the 'law of parties' to widen the net for capital punishment
"'s actions that night, the state's response seemed at least equally arbitrary and illogical. For Foster and Brown together,..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The 'Saveur' Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
"...wait our turn until this week, when the Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival kicks off today,..."

April 2, 2004 Food Feature

Pit Crew
'Barbecue: A Texas Love Story'
" barbecue," says Chris Elley, director of Barbecue: A Texas Love Story. "We were interested in the stories around..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
The Supreme Court demands that Texas keep its promise to deliver Medicaid services
"...ex-governor's State of the Union address, the state of Texas health care took a public relations beating last week,..."

Jan. 23, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

The Killing Fields, Kind Of
A culinary history of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre farmhouse
"...farmhouse stood on the windswept crest of Quick Hill, southeast of the sleepy little Texas town of Round Rock...."

Oct. 31, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

Virginia B. Wood is on a rampage when it comes to diet trends and bad cookbooks. Plus: Au revoir, Jean-Luc.
"...lately, and I've got to have my say. At least once a week, I get a story suggestion or..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...Washington-paid counsel [Austin attorney Renea Hicks, hired by the Texas Democratic congressional delegation] for the 11 Democratic senators, in..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
"...Great Texas Movie Co. Good for Marble Falls..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Column

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