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Point Austin: All the King's Horses
Moving toward fairness on property taxes
"...when they try to describe how to pay for education, health care, transportation, and everything else...."

July 25, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Best of Times
Cutting a city budget easier said than done
"..."I can't find any reason not to say the Austin area is the strongest regional economy in the country."..."

May 9, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Stayed on Freedom
Considering the LBJ legacy
"...No longer racially segregated by law, America's cities (including Austin) are now increasingly segregated by class and access to..."

April 11, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Of Caps and Handcuffs
At budget time, there's no substitute for wrestling the numbers
" partially restore the savage 2011 cuts to public education – and in every session the usual right-wing suspects,..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Aria Having Fun Yet, Austin?
One Ounce Opera takes it to where you live your life
"'s because I want a reason to stay in Austin. I didn't want, what Emily talked about, I didn't..."

Aug. 20, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin shines a light on human rights and the Holocaust in reviving its 2005 work
"...Ballet Austin has once again turned on the Light, but this..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Re-education of Historic Tax Breaks
AISD looks for reforms to next year's historic property program
"...providing tax breaks for old buildings, the city of Austin and Austin ISD run separate programs but work from..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Grackle Eaten Here
There's a bitter taste accompanying any Formula One deal – good or bad
" crow if what I had written (see "Point Austin: Race-Off," May 6) about Austin's pending Formula One deal..."

June 17, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Chef John Besh Visits Austin
He's always eager to share the South's traditions of food and hospitality
"...Chef John Besh gets around. Happily for Austin, he's managed to spend some time in our town..."

June 3, 2011 Food Feature by MM Pack

Point Austin: What Do They Conserve?
The 82nd Legislature sets a new standard for official recklessness
"...$5 billion of which would have gone to public education," said CPPP's Scott McCown. "At this point, though, we..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Michael King

SBOE Map Dilutes Austin Vote
Proposed State Board of Education boundaries would still deflect local influence
"...passed a committee substitute for the State Board of Education districts that now must be reconciled with an earlier..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: Budgets Are Moral Documents
When the rulers call for sacrifice, who do they mean?
" formulas (expect more public school uproar similar to Austin's in recent days)..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Big Wounds, Small Comforts
The early lessons of a backlash election
"...a hole to be readily plugged – even by exhausting the $9 billion rainy day fund – and it's..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Austin Interfaith Gets Out the Vote
Ambitious campaign aims to change the headline issues
"...Austin Interfaith is known for its accountability sessions, in which..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Sporting Scene
It's just a Hail Mary pass from Memorial Stadium to Formula One
" gold rush. "This is a long-term, unequivocal commitment," UT-Austin President Bill Powers said in a press conference. "We..."

June 18, 2010 News Column by Michael King

'The Austin Chronicle' Endorsements
"...propositions, only two (Proposition 4, creating a new higher education fund, and Proposition 9, addressing public ownership of beaches)..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Point Austin: Astroturf and Grass
More than one way to spark a demonstration
" town last week of a couple of hundred Austinites joining the NAACP-sponsored Saturday morning protest at Highland Mall..."

April 17, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Austin ISD
What are AISD students learning in sex ed? Gee, that's a hard one.
"...Texas Freedom Network report on state public schools, the Austin Independent School District is among the 3.6% of districts..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Classical Organizations
Classical companies respond to the economic crisis before the fat lady can sing
" group that isn't breaking out the violins is Austin's classical music community. Instead, a couple of our most..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Money for Nothing
After the bailout, what then?
"...the anticipated Wednesday Senate vote, I spoke briefly to Austin Rep. Lloyd Dog­gett, one of the 95 House Democrats..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Column by Michael King

ACL Fest: Austin Kiddie Limits
"...for the pint-sized and underaged among us has an educational bent. Gone are the hippy-dippy yoga classes and finger-painting..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Austin Climate Protection Plan
The five components
"...2) Austin Energy..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

From Austin to Neptune
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas on the rise of his career-making cult favorite
"...and recently had the opportunity to interview the former Austinite by phone from his home in Los Angeles, the..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Point Austin: A Lege Too Far
Sine Die or school bells, perhaps they toll for thee
"...sentiment that they endorse greater financial support for public education – even if it means higher taxes – they..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Column by Michael King

'Light' Dawns in Austin
A new ballet leads the way in an ambitious community project promoting tolerance
"...This season, Ballet Austin and the College of Education at UT-Austin are adding..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Another Austin boom is pointless unless it improves the quality of life.
"...that have defined the New Economy, even more in Austin than elsewhere -- globalization, the assault on free quality..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Macro Education
There's more to macrobiotic cooking than brown rice and tofu. Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts founders Fran Moody and Dawn Black are showing Austinites why, Cuisines editor Virgina B. Wood writes.
"...met at a macrobiotic cooking class in the South Austin home of Elizabeth Ortiz-Foster a few years ago, they..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Austin's Team
"...battling Ron Wilson's attempts to keep Mueller Airport open, Austin-area lawmakers enjoyed a number of victories at the Lege..."

June 18, 1999 News Column

Austin's Service Community
"...Some of Austin's HIV and AIDS service providers and organizations:..."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature

How $50,000 Is Shaking Up Austin's Black Artists Buried Treasure
" elusive miracle cure for any number of worthy Austin groups who are feeling the lack-of-funding crunch that reverberates..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Arts Feature by Danielle McClelland

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