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Then There's This: Ousting the Auditor
Susan Spataro's abrupt dismissal draws scorn and stirs speculation
"...While she is eligible for retirement, Spa­ta­ro, at 68, wasn't ready to stop working, especially..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...the six LCRA dams that form the local lake system produced 30,207 megawatt hours of electricity – enough to..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature

CSI: Travis County
Why Is the Medical Examiner's Office so screwed up?
" looked as if blood flow throughout his digestive system was normal. Eventually, he was moved from the ER..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Campaign Buzz
Distant city and county elections begin to draw early feelers
"...back into public service," he said, following his 2003 retirement from 12 years of service in the Legislature and..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...The fair-wages campaign, fair staff retirement plans, staff representation on UT committees, and the need..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature

Tatum Report Depicts Bleak Conditions for Accountability at APD
Is meaningful reform to address bias, bigotry “aspirational at best”?
" say that Newsom was calling to discuss his retirement and to “inquire about his eligibility for benefits” –..."

April 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Bush and many other things by Democrats, announced his retirement to Kerr Co. to write his bestselling version of..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature

Don't Dissolve District
" plaguing basically good people in a rotting electoral system...."

May 1, 1998 Column

Council Wrap-up
Staff not amused by some CMs' ideas on how to cut the budget
"...tenure as city manager, "this level of response by employees is unprecedented."..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...APD Assistant Chief Jimmy Chapman announced his retirement from the department this week -- and thus likely..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Do the Right Thing
"...The actual salaries Samsung paid to the entry level employees exceeded the amounts that were being requested by community..."

March 27, 1998 Column

What State Police Patrolling Austin Means
Send in the troopers
"...act statewide—including throughout Austin—to ensure the safety of state employees and [Texans] … on state-owned or state-leased property," the..."

March 31, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Randall Stephens: 'I Can Handle the Job'
"...experience. I've been an employer – I had several employees in '09 and '10. I had an office on..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Welcome to Capital Metro
Whoever the new CEO turns out to be – she'll have her hands full
"...left in October 2009 to take advantage of that retirement package...."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Bringing the Group to the Vision
As Pat Forgione prepares to say farewell, he looks back on his AISD decade
" these final four months before his June 30 retirement, he's still a workaholic. The only slab of time..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...Repub­lican regime. When we eventually return to a two-party system in Texas, we can begin to speak (and vote)..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature

Meet the New Boss
The Privatization Route
" "political hacks," a promise which has many midlevel employees who supported Cornyn's opponent Jim Mattox laying low, hoping..."

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Off the Desk
" its deleterious effects on the immune and reproductive systems of fetuses, make eliminating it a high priority for..."

Nov. 10, 1995 News Feature

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...produce badly needed reform to the state's school finance system. Gov. Abbott's office has been privately hashing out a..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Our readers talk back.
"...contributed modest financial support to KUT, and following my retirement, I now serve on the Board of Directors of..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...salary scale that pays new hires less than current employees; StarTran president Kent McCulloch characterizes the measure as "protect[ing]..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Sells Out, Again; Go Ahead, Lament Us; Table of Contents Not Useful on Page 4; Envision a Correct Map; Fair Reporting on Police
"...the O-Bahn Guided Busway. It's basically a narrow rail system which regular buses can operate on; the beauty of..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Column

The Hightower Report
The Bush administration tries to roll back union gains; and Wal-Mart wants to dominate the banking world.
"...The 40-hour workweek, the wage floor, collective bargaining, some retirement security for everyone, Medicare, job-safety protections, and so much..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

Up the Pay, Medics Might Stay
Medics volunteering for overtime nearly doubled after EMS made overtime pay double regular hourly wage
" a ransomware hack on Kronos, the time management system the department uses, which disrupted payroll management for more..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Charles Attal Discusses C3/Live Nation Deal
“We needed each other”
"...changing in our business model. There’s no Live Nation employees coming in to run our company. Me, Charlie, and..."

Feb. 26, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Plan for People, Not Cars
"...extra automobile trips in central Austin daily. (Three thousand employees each owning an automobile and making two trips a..."

March 26, 1999 Column

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...The ordinance would have introduced a "cap and trade" system intended to move billboards out of Downtown; it also..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature

Council Goes for Short-Term Police Deal, Ignores Union Noise
One year, last chance
"...go much farther than any type of police oversight system in Texas," said Council Member Chito Vela, who carried..."

Feb. 24, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the state, and beyond
"...south day-labor site, and delaying market-based salary adjustments for employees, realizing $2.3 million in savings. A public meeting on..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Freddy Fender is diagnosed with Hepatitis C, as news comes in that Direct Events owner and longtime local live music promoter Tim O'Connor is getting ready to retire.
"...I recently broke the news on the impending retirement of Direct Events' founder/owner Tim O'Connor from the concert..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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