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Point Austin: Tell Us Something We Don't Know
Capital Metro report discovers that the agency's been badly managed. Who knew?
"...funniest passages concern Gilliam's undeservedly inflated pension and other retirement bennies, approved by the board on the sole basis..."

April 30, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Rodeo 80
The 2007 Legislature in a quick-step roundup
"...and a rising population, never mind the decade-plus of systematic underfunding of state agencies...."

June 8, 2007 News Column

Naked City
"...to spin records now, but plans to briefly "enjoy retirement." -- L.N...."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Bright Lights, Little City
It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.
"...to the big, impersonal ticket windows at multiplexes where employees are lined up like bank tellers. Inside, another young..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Hightower Lowdown
The Pentagon lies to us … and unashamedly admits it; Global Crossing investors and employees get Enronized; New York City whores its parks to the highest bidder.
"...the stock value plummeted, the company declared bankruptcy, and employees lost their life savings. Yet he and other top..."

March 1, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the actions to bring Georgetown out of a "good-old-boy" system and into a professionally run, openly conducted, and highly..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column

As Charlie Jones Exits C3, He Traces His Journey From College Station to Founding ACL Fest
Leaving the music promotions empire he helped build, Jones begins his new events company, Four Leaf
"...In her husband's and her retirement age, they spent all that time traveling the country..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Dems Vie for Incumbent Rep. John Carter’s Round Rock Seat
North of Austin, a range of liberals in TX-31 contest
"...Act exchanges, and an eventual transition to a single-payer system. (Other issues: LGBTQ rights, women's rights, education, environment.)..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Delia Garza "Seriously Considering" Run for County Attorney
Supporters launch "Progressive Justice Now" draft campaign
"...community. Fighting for reforms and improvements to the justice system would be a natural transition for me.” (Garza’s full..."

July 18, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Learning the Hard Way That Police and Democratic Socialists Rarely Mix
CLEAT alum Danny Fetonte's resignation from the Austin DSA raises questions for the local chapter
"...proposal abolishing prisons and police at the convention. Both systems are thoroughly broken and we have to take a..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Finding a New D.A.
The Dem primary race turns from a default succession into a three-way wrestling match
"...written code of conduct that would apply to all employees, from the D.A. on down."..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

A Mission To Communicate
Austin ISD's new multicultural, multitasking outreach director has a big job ahead: telling the district's story and getting the district to listen to the response
"...(who died earlier this year) and Welch (who took retirement) are both gone, and in their stead is Sanchez's..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Dreams for Sale
On magic, gremlins, and health care reform
"...of two businesses that both pay 100% of full-time employees' health insurance, I am aware of and involved with..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Municipal Death Match!
With five council seats open, mayor and Place 1 look like the headliners
"...Project – a public/private endeavor to reinvent electric power systems – every chance he gets. He compares it to..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Council's Got ... Talent?
At intermission, we talk to the headliners
"...... We also have a lot of tired city employees. We cut a whole lot of positions years ago..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...soon have the option of diverting some of their retirement monies into funds similar to those available for federal..."

March 18, 2005 Column

Endorsements
Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries
"...as her choice for a successor when announcing her retirement in December, and we understand why. Hamilton is smart..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature

Endorsements
Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries
"...as her choice for a successor when announcing her retirement in December, and we understand why. Hamilton is smart..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002
The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election
"...honorable choice, but we need to pry Combs into retirement.Railroad Commissioner: Sherry Boyles Incumbent Republican Michael Williams has continued..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002
The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election
"...honorable choice, but we need to pry Combs into retirement.Railroad Commissioner: Sherry Boyles Incumbent Republican Michael Williams has continued..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature

Running to the Middle
Part II of the Chronicle's preview of the Nov. 5 general election
"...campaign contributions and promoting a shift to an appointment/retention system for selecting judges; his Democratic opponent Richard Baker is..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
"...deal to come back to Austin to be UT System chancellor. (Among the first items on his to-do list:..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Hightower Lowdown
Alan Greenspan's laissez faire fantasy; a Congressman teaches the wrong lesson; and readers re-name Enron.
"...more than a billion dollars. It was the rank-and-file employees and small investors who were left out in the..."

April 19, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Postmarks
Readers are baffled by the Chronicle's "no endorsement" for the mayoral race.
"...In our retirement community a local company ground off the uneven surfaces..."

April 28, 2000 Column

The Austin Music Poll Innovates in 2020
Write-in, wrong. The Music Poll goes multiple choice.
"...two-round shake-up of recent years. Even so, the core system of voting has remained largely the same: a write-in..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Chronicle Endorsements
"...big to fail banks – and the campaign finance system, is sorely needed. And the senator has put his..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature

Council: Sweet Summertime
CMs work through full agenda before break
"...staff proposal (suggested in part by AFSCME, the city employees union). These were the consequence of 2012's public vote,..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Headlines
"...this week were trying to ascertain how many city employees were affected by area fires. The Federal Emergency Management..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Sept. 9-16
"...& FOOD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE addresses the National Animal Identification System, Frankenfood, and more. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 13-14, 8:30am-5pm. Mexican American..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Just as Advanced Micro Devices employees are making their move across town to their new..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature

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