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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Promotes Air Pollution
State regulator barely even tries to hold industry accountable, advocates say
"...The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has long been viewed as captive to the..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

A Quiet Place
As monsters lurk, the world survives with a whisper
"...family members have at least marginal control over their environment, and have developed innovative survival tools, like sand paths..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ready Player One
Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment
"...spend all their time behind goggles, in a massive environment called the Oasis. It's a world, as slum-dwelling gamer..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Lake|Flato's Impact on Austin
The firm behind the new library has changed our city's look
"...other hand, are integrated with this region and the environment, through the use of native materials, human scale, openness,..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Unsafe Lead Levels Found in Texas Schools
AISD found high levels at two of 66 tested schools
"...lead" for children. According to a new report from Environment Texas and TexPIRG Education Fund, that's the scientific and..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...some are now asking, it doesn't protect the physical environment or health of its businesses, what does it do?..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Evicted and Helpless
Disabled residents to be forced out of state supported living center
"...received immediate and centralized medical attention in a stable environment...."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Prop. 6: Strange Bedfellows on Both Sides
Boondoggle or necessary step? Odd alliances form on both sides of state water proposal.
"...approved under the water plan. According to former Texas Environmental Quality Commission Water Utilities Division Director Steve Walden, having..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Meet the AISD Bonds
A thumbnail introduction to the $890 million bond package on the May 11 ballot
"...still formidable $892,245,000, spread across four propositions: 1) Health, Environment, Equipment, and Technology; 2) Safety and Security, Overcrowding Relief,..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...Al Armendariz, Texas' highest environmental official until last spring, moved to Austin this summer..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Page Two
"...all development does, have a negative effect on the environment. But the bill is the most reasonable legal way..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Column by Louis Black

AE GM Search
Everyone wants face time with the candidates
"...Representatives from local environmental and low-income advocacy groups got more than they bargained..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Imagining Austin
Austinites begin a new comprehensive plan for the city's future
"..."quality of life" issues are considered – affordability, the environment, children living in poverty, parks and green space, public..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Drought Prompts Call for Conservation
With Lake Travis and Barton Springs hit hard by the drought, the call for more conservation funding grows louder
"...Lake Travis that discouraged Fourth of July weekend recreation, Environment Texas is calling on City Council to increase water..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

TV Eye
DTV transition day is looming. Are you prepared?
"...the joint efforts of the Texas Campaign for the Environment and the TakeBack My TV Campaign. Panasonic, Sharp, and..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The New M.O. at City Hall
City Manager Marc Ott opens up on his new job, his new city, and his philosophy of governance
"...in Fort Worth, simply because that's a more conservative environment. It's the level of intensity here that can take..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Webberville Conundrum
Austin's plans for an eastern landfill hit a little obstacle – the people who live there
"...and says he moved out to Webberville for an environment that is more "healthy and wholesome" with "some of..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Huffman Heads Out!
Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman leaves to head Nature Conservancy of Texas
"...emphasizing the protection of natural water sources and the environment for the communities where she has worked...."

May 1, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Soul Train
Texas Impact's Bee Moorhead keeps the faith
"...Johnson School of Public Affairs, where, she admits, the environment ranked low on her list of policy priorities. Yet..."

April 18, 2008 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Serious Play in Saving the World
Gaming gets on the sustainability bandwagon
"...The mind-boggling evolution of video game environments over the last decade is not just about play;..."

April 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Art for Healing
The stunning art collection of the Dell Children's Medical Center
"...statistically significant correlations between reduced recuperative times and the environment, exposure to light, and art. So Dell Children's was..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Art of the State
Retiring director Rick Hernandez reflects on three decades with the Texas Commission on the Arts
"...we embrace the notion of testing and create an environment in which the only thing you can do is..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...brochures touting Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s commitment to the environment landed in about 100,000 local mailboxes this week, just..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature

Back to the Trenches
AMD tightens its hold on Lantana – and the enviro opposition digs in
"...while adding a deeper shade of green to its environmental palette. It recently inked a deal to buy 100%..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

22 to Think About
Austin Museum of Art shows new local art that engages the mind
"...to access things like urban planning, control over the environment, social distance, and the vastness of known science. The..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

The Council We Deserve?
In the races for City Council, it's a search for competence amidst the chaff
"...affordability, build a more efficient transit system, protect the environment while planning for growth, maintain fiscal responsibility ... none..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Weird by Design
City's proposed design standards emphasize livability, walkability, and flexibility
"...be regulated, but functionality and configuration of the built environment," said Morrison...."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"..."quality of life" ["Austin@Large," News, Nov. 19] rather than environment versus business. All of our conversations with the candidates..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Also, we need someone who will protect the environment, not someone who doesn't even believe in global warming,..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Column

Nader Attacks Are Just Lame Scare Tactics
"...worse than if Gore had, especially in areas like environmental protection. But the corruption of our political process by..."

Oct. 25, 2004 Postmarks

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