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Chronicle Endorsements: City Propositions
Up or down, yes or no
"...K – nominally a call for greater city fiscal "efficiency" through an independent external audit – purports to be..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Election Ticker: Almost Deadline Time
The latest news from the November 2018 campaign trail
"...K – if passed, it would require an "independent efficiency audit" of all city of Austin operations – and..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: What You Say, and How You Say It
Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics
"...ballot language, specifically of the proposed language for an "efficiency audit" of all city operations, directed to the ballot..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Column by Michael King

The Captain
A bleak warning from Nazi Germany carries modern resonance
"...and he begins to play the role with dark efficiency. After all, better everyone else than him, he concludes,..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Death of Stalin
Russia's political upheaval rewritten as dark farce.
"...scene of human liquidation dispatched with the order and efficiency of a stage set being struck. In another scene,..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Climate Change: Still Not a Hoax
Reducing carbon emissions with Austin Energy, without the Fayette Power Project
"...That's why we need to focus on improving energy efficiency and green building, as well as local generation."..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

The Founder
Michael Keaton supersizes McDonald's
"...the kitchen to show off the marvel of assembly-line efficiency his shrewder brother Dick (Offerman) has engineered. Convinced of..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
"...emissions reductions program, and his work to increase energy efficiency and to block a dozen new Texas coal plants...."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

An AI experiment goes wrong in this forgettable genre exercise
"...interloper, who intrudes into Morgan’s insular world with discomforting efficiency. With her implacable expression and impossibly erect posture, Mara..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"...teams. San Antonio took Game 1 – a 124-92 high-efficiency washing of the Thunder – featuring hot shooting (60.7..."

May 6, 2016 Sports Column by Kahron Spearman

Day Trips & Beyond: Six Baseballs for Cuba
Capt. Day Trips makes friends in Cuba by handing out new baseballs
"...notoriously bureaucratic Cuban government officials seemed the model of efficiency. We got through customs effortlessly. Figuring out which of..."

March 16, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Cost of Justice
Will voters want to pay for a new courthouse?
"...project achieve "a national model of cost effectiveness and efficiency." Early this year (April 2), Oakey resigned from the..."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

2025 Generation Plan Highlights
"...6) Energy efficiency and demand response:..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Deep Conservation Needed
"...infrastructure, moving us to deep conservation, designing water utilization efficiency into development as if that were a central function,..."

Sept. 2, 2014 Postmarks

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...commissioner (Planning Commission, Transit Working Group); civic volunteer Issues: efficiency, basic services, affordability, economic diversity (FB) Darrell Pierce..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Saturday Picks and Sleepers
Saturday night SXSW blurbs
"...of Detroit's rock lineage: impulsive energy greased with assembly-line efficiency. Frontman Joe Casey captures Motor City bankruptcy in more..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

Take Two Aspirin and Ping Me in the Morning
Heath care: an oral future
"...done in the area of the EMR, including improving efficiency. Most of the providers that I've known that have..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Hightower Report: Why Is It So Dark at This Time of Year?
It's scary to see so many 5-watt bulbs in 100-watt sockets
"...president George W. Bush), lightbulbmakers were required to produce high-efficiency bulbs to replace the old energy suckers...."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

Council: Good for Austin Is Bad for Texas
Council ends 2012 with some last-minute business
"...voters. After some questioning by Chris Riley over environmental efficiency, Council voted to authorize purchase of 97 new police..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Green or Greenwash?
COTA agrees to "sustainability" at F1, but is it the real deal?
"...the track and its surrounding developments, such as energy efficiency requirements for all new buildings bigger than 2,000 square..."

Nov. 16, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Med School Solution
A medical school, a teaching hospital, and a new health care system?
", learning and replication of successful health improvement and efficiency initiatives," and "the combining of funding opportunities from across..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Adam and Joe go to 'Holliston'
FEARnet launches first original sitcom tonight
"...the producers and the family at ArieScope, they know efficiency. They know how much to spend, when to spend..."

April 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cole Hosts AE Forum at ACC
Panel discusses rate proposal, consequences, possible alternatives
"...Cole also emphasized more energy efficiency, that larger institutions, especially churches and schools, need to..."

Jan. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

School Lawsuits Multiply
Three groups of Texas school districts are suing the state over the public school finance system
"...3) Efficiency: The multiple funding formulas created by target revenue are..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AE Rate Hike Opponents Say 'Do It Over'
Opponents say Austin Energy's proposal is 'upside-down and backwards'
"...reputation for being a leader ... in promoting energy efficiency and making bills affordable for low-income families," she said...."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Whistleblower
The international crime of human sex trafficking is the subject of this melodramatic and often harrowing drama.
"...Weisz as protagonist Kathy Bolkovac; her subtlety and dramatic efficiency pervade the film, appearing as she does in the..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bill of the Week
A quality control proposal for state government
"...(which, as everyone knows, is a model of fiscal efficiency). The original version of the bill required all state..."

April 22, 2011 News Column by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
Seismic Jolts in Shreveport; and Hoovernomics, Part II
"...globalization of production by declaring that it's all about efficiency, as though that's the highest value to which a..."

April 15, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Eco-Currents: Spring Roundup
Butterflies, hummingbirds, power plants, and more
"...Ener­gy was once again recognized for its residential energy efficiency programs, receiving for the seventh year in a row..."

April 15, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Get Facts About Meetings
"...Austin Bulldog. Mr. King laments that we may sacrifice efficiency by requiring public officials to debate issues in public,..."

Feb. 8, 2011 Postmarks

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