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The SOS Ordinance Turns 20
Remembrances of an election that changed Austin's political environment
"...Environmentalists fought back with the formation of the Save Our..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Bedside Manner: Tales From the Commute
What's crowning Jay Trachtenberg's bedside table
"...Taking the bus to work: Good for the environment, and great for reading...."

Nov. 1, 2010 Books Post by Jay Trachtenberg

Best Christmas Warriors
Environment Texas
"...to sell the property to private buyers, it was Environment Texas that first shook the branches, raised a firestorm..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Best of Austin Feature

More on RG4N's Northcross Lawsuit
More details on the RG4N suit filed today.
"...proceeding with business as usual in a city management environment that operates as a rubber stamp for the development..."

June 28, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Lightbulb Moment at City Hall
Get yer free bulbs at City Hall, HEB …
"...is a bright idea for consumers and for the environment.”..."

April 13, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...and the chairman of one of the most powerful environmental agencies in the country. As the latter, he's an..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Eric Mitchell Speaks!
"...by certain leaders — we pigeonhole, we call them environmentalists — were conditioned to hate me. They would have..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Killer Green Information Environmental BBSs
BBS Basics
"...simple information: name, address, phone number, birth date, etc. Environmental BBSs In order to list BBSs that had environment-related..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

What’s the Deal With Styrofoam Cups and Plastic Drinking Straws?
Zero Waste Advisory Commission encourages Austinites to take small steps to reduce pollution
"...Despite meddling from a decidedly anti-environment state government, Austin still maintains ambitious zero waste goals..."

June 29, 2018 Food Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Greening of Michael McCaul
Austin congressman breaks with GOP on environmental vote
"...Caucus – devoted to pushing "the importance of healthy, environmentally friendly schools that promote learning and save school districts..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Not Clucking Around
East Texas chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim wants a state permit to build a bigger chicken slaughterhouse and waste disposal facility -- right across the creek from Sen. Bill Ratliff's in-laws' vacation home.
"...his part, says that Pilgrim doesn't care about the environment, and that his long record of pollution violations proves..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Can't-Miss Kid
The Man Behind the W.
"...faces problems in three other areas, as well: the environment, the baseball deal, and finally, overconfidence...."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Saving Water, One House at a Time
Environmental Texas begins Prop. 6 education campaign
"...This week, nonprofit Environment Texas has launched its door-to-door campaign to build public..."

June 20, 2014 News Post by Lizzie Jespersen

The Information Junkie
"...and then the Web, developed as a serious research environment, I of course developed my own expertise there...."

Nov. 20, 1998 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Ending the Water War
What if enviros and the city partnered on water conservation?
"...Meanwhile, Austin has three environmental groups with canvassing teams that regularly go door-to-door talking..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Sixth Street Blues
Downtown stakeholders raise questions about policing ... the police
"...don't understand how to operate in the unique, entertainment-oriented environment...."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...9% in 2000 on reproductive choice issues. On the environment, he rated a mere 3% in 1999-2000 and 0%..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...check The Austin Chronicle because they invariably endorse progressive, environmentally friendly candidates. However, your "close call" endorsement of Karen..."

March 8, 2002 Column

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
"...reported that he believed the "radical wing" of the environmental movement "peaked" in 1971.) Garcia won, becoming the first..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...that they offer affordable housing and build within certain environmental guidelines...."

Feb. 26, 1999 News Feature

Spaceship Earth
Science or stunt? The bizarre true story of Biosphere 2
"...the mind to discuss what will happen to the environment in the future. So, inspired by a mixture of..."

May 8, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Red River Clubs Grapple With Downtown Homelessness
Beggars, hustlers, and dealers make you wonder how Downtown music keeps from going under
"...drug dealers, and homeless are creating an unappealing business environment on the walkable music strip. With rental prices in..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Ben Katchor: Drawn, You Might Say, to the Texas Book Festival
The acclaimed cartoonist brings his Cheap Novelties to Austin
"...Austin, Texas? said this: “Austin is not a built environment that fosters walking around very much. It’s not a..."

Nov. 2, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Preserving a 'Special Kind of Place'
Scott Swearingen on the ‘environmental city’
"...with Scott Swearingen to talk about his new book, Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Austin...."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Congressional Scorecard
Environment America takes a look at the enviro votes of 2009
"...Congress has gotten markedly greener, and even the notoriously anti-environment Texas delegation has improved a bit. That's according to..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Helpful Resources: COP15 and Beyond
"...www.guardian.co.uk/environment/copenhagen..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Accommodating Women: The AFD vs. Nona Allen
"...that she'd been forced to endure a hostile work environment while assigned to Station 15 on Airport Boulevard. (See..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Green Travel Glossary
A glossary of definitions pertaining to the field of Green Travel
"...impact of carbon/greenhouse-gas emissions by doing something for the environment to reduce emissions (for example, planting a tree)...."

May 25, 2007 Features Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Devices' plan to build a new campus in the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs watershed. The SOS is seeking a..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature

Page Two
A decade after SOS, we need to develop a realistic vision and useful political tools to address future development in the Barton Springs watershed.
"...have been ill-served by all. Developers, politicians, city planners, environmentalists, and we the people have all proven unkind to..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Column by Louis Black

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