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Preserving Austin's Natural Mecca
Interactive documentary project Living Springs celebrates Barton Springs
" one of the top things to do in Austin for locals and visitors alike, the 72-degree natural spring..."

July 31, 2015 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Austin a Tech Mentor
City program to provide Internet to low-income families is ahead of the curve nationally
"...High-tech Austin didn't make the list of participating cities – but..."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Counting the Casualties
The Lege limps across the finish line
"...legislature did (and did not) accomplish in its five-month Austin residency. One landmark goal the GOP majority finally accomplished..."

June 5, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Amplify Austin 2015: Mental Healing
Bringing action to mental health awareness
"...can be difficult when it comes to treatment and education. Fortunately, with the push from Amplify Austin, several nonprofits..."

March 4, 2015 News Post by Tamar Price

Point Austin: Welcome Back!
When the Lege is in town, we've learned to expect the worst
"...state mandates." But now, when a few local communities (Austin, Dallas, and others) attempt to defend their communities against..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
"...districts and the needs of the whole city of Austin. We hope that, whoever you may choose, you keep..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

AISD Race: A Voice for Southwest Austin
Schneider faces two challengers as he seeks a fourth term
"...Austin ISD District 7 is the largest of the seven..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Jackie Robinson's Austin
The All-American, Major League star and human rights hero spent a few youthful months on the east side of our city's 'Mason-Dixon Line'
"...Chicon. Jackson, who's now 87 and lives in East Austin, had his back to the door and a malt..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Reasons To Vote
Take the time to take responsibility for your own community
" the influence of free-floating political cynicism, fanned in Austin over the last few years by an unholy alliance..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: No Choice
When bosses say their hands are tied, handcuffs follow
"...a humanitarian mission in support of his Foundation for Educational Choice, a voucher-promoting operation that helped lay the ideological..."

July 1, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: A Tale of Two States
How you see Texas depends on where you're standing
"...And there was Austin Rep. Elliott Naishtat this week, among a group of..."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...hitting the fan this week. From the Chamber of Concrete/Austin American-Statesman war on public education to the eternal shell..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin Arts Groups
A dozen culture providers have been very nice, according to the NEA
"...first-ever show of support from the NEA and to Austin Lyric Opera and the Austin Chamber Music Center for..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hogwarts at Austin High?
Some Austin High parents say the Academy of Global Studies should be its own school
"...Out of the roughly 2,100 students at Austin High School, about one in seven attend its Academy..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Super Looks Back
Retiring Pat Forgione considers a decade mostly well spent
"...not entirely fair. While it's undeniable that the retiring Austin ISD superintendent could talk the painted mascot off a..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Low Expectations
Not much reason to believe that the Lege will do right by Texas students
" that had been thoroughly documented at trial before Austin Judge John Dietz, and confines itself to the outrage..."

April 14, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Ballet Austin
Before revving up the jackhammers to renovate its downtown dance center, Ballet Austin is inviting the public to go Dancin' in the District
"...project kicking into high gear. This one is Ballet Austin's new Dance Education Center at Third and San Antonio...."

March 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin: The Start of Something BIG
A big new production, a Big Apple debut, and big gifts to support its big new dance center downtown may make this the biggest season yet for Ballet Austin
"...The watchword for Ballet Austin as it kicks off its 2005-06 season is "big."..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: A Life of Quality
In the shadow of another tragedy, the city takes a step toward justice
" hoc coalition of African-American community organizations, including the Austin Area Urban League, the Capital City African American Chamber..."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Doing the Right Thing
The city takes a small step toward racial reconciliation
"...debate concerning the quality of life for African-Americans in Austin has been last week's City Council meeting. A multicultural..."

June 3, 2005 News Column by Michael King

More to Education Than Test Preparation
Austin Interfaith asks AISD to de-emphasize standardized testing
"...The Sandoval family was among about 200 members of Austin Interfaith who attended the meeting to urge the district..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Kitchen Education
For most of the past 200 years, there was one path to becoming a chef, Chronicle Cuisines writer Mick Vann observes. Young European men apprenticed themselves as teenagers and learned the culinary arts from the ground up. But with the advent of cooking schools, the role of chef has been legitimized into a respected profession, and a chef today can make a very handsome salary. Chefs can now attain the status of a rock star.
"...Though the Austin restaurant market seems to be flooded with eager cooking-school..."

June 22, 2001 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Is That a Perfectly Legal, Anatomically Correct Condom Education Model, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
"...say? You think you bought a dildo here in Austin? That's an "anatomically correct condom education model" to you,..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Features Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Education of a Lifetime
A look at UT's Performing Arts Center and the process by which they bring the biggest names in jazz to Austin.
" with a student, Marsalis was passing along the educational moment of a lifetime. "I know people have mixed..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Point Austin: What Would Cole Porter Say?
Indiana's RFRA is an invitation to progressive response
"...shifting of millions in funding for desperately necessary sex education into "abstinence" education – the latter repeatedly demonstrated to..."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Why Vote?
Because not everyone can
"...government services most important to Tex­ans of moderate means: education and health care. Gov. Rick Perry and his GOP..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Primarily Texas
Musings on the day after a frozen vote
"...year to undo that impression. She's already begun emphasizing education on the stump; my early guess is, by the..."

March 7, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Standing Our Ground Against ALEC
The corporate bill caucus you never elected
"...hand over some aspect of social services or public education to private industry, you can be certain that ALEC's..."

July 26, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Guns 'R' Us
Change our gun laws, change ourselves
"...Gohmert spewed the same nonsense after the Colorado movie..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Devil and Gov. Perry
'Spiritual Warfare' is no substitute for the earthly obligations of government
"...negotiate a compromise over, say, health care or public education, if you believe your opponent across the aisle is..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Column by Michael King

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