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The Luv Doc: To Tell The Truth
If your GF actually cared what you thought, she would have asked you before she bought that dress
"...I received from sitcoms and comedians, I told my GF that I didn’t like a particular dress that she..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
"...representing about 22% of All Funds. The FY 2017 GF total, $970.6 million, pays for most of what Austinites..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Gary Floater: A Hero Never Learns
Owen Temple lookalike pretends not to care but does, no joke
"...GF: My first duet partner was a Speaking Spell. I’d..."

April 1, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

'Buy What You Love'
Collector Glenn Fuhrman on 'A Secret Affair' and living with contemporary art
"...GF: Buy what you love, and always buy with your..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Where Has All The Money Gone?
Most of the city's General Fund is spent on things City Hall doesn't want to cut.
"...goes to low-income health care (8.8% of the total GF) -- which City Hall is both legally and morally..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

Q&A: The Dicks’ Gary Floyd Talks Lifelong Creativity Ahead of Austin Art Exhibition
Maybe We'll See Butterflies opens tomorrow at Prizer Arts & Letters
"...GF: The last time I had an art show [in..."

June 10, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Elvis is Coming to Town
For a good ol' Texan backyard BBQ
"...Menu: Appetizer: -Spam Musubi (GF): Banana & Chili Sauce -Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Peaches (GF..."

May 26, 2015 Events Post by Ellen Kranz

Austin’s Best Wheat-Free Joints in 2023
Top 10 gluten-free glimmers
"...Joining the small roster of dedicated GF restaurants in town, newbie Nômadé Cocina offers a taste..."

Dec. 15, 2023 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Here's How Austin's Last-Minute City Budget Battles Played Out
How advocates' calls for action were and weren't answered
"...fire, emergency medical services, parks, libraries, and housing assistance. GF expenditures are largely outlined by city management following a..."

Aug. 25, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council: Yes, We Have a Budget
Members approve $3.9 billion budget for next fiscal year
"...few broader gestures at larger adjustments to the overall GF budget – potential cuts to the Fire Department and..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW and Amazon Announce Virtual Festival Lineup
Feature and shorts from 2020 fest going online for 10 days
"...TFW NO GF U.S. Director and screenwriter: Alex Lee Moyer Producers: Adam..."

April 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Budget Stretch Run
City money season at full speed – and the dollars are chasing the needs
"...Austin Energy and an accordingly larger contribution to the GF. That won't happen this year, as council has since..."

Aug. 2, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Happy Times ... in Moderation
City budget preview projects strong economy, careful spending
"...within a projected $784* million General Funds budget (the GF represents the base operating budget, not including the profit-generating..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

The Major Budget Initiatives
"...minimum wage to $8 by year-end Transportation, General 1,714,201 GF, Capital Budget, Fleet/Vehicle funds All (esp. Pub. Wks) Pays..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature

Interim City Manager Quietly Unveils Budget Proposal
In it: raises, more police funding, and restructuring
"...days – means Austinites will have less time to meaningfully engage with what is a complicated, often opaque document...."

July 21, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Gluten-Free Without (Much) Misery
Eating in Austin with a wheat allergy
"...goal. Get thee to OMG Squee, the 100% dedicated GF shop, and order everything: mooncakes, lemon butter mochi donuts,..."

Feb. 3, 2023 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

The Luv Doc: A Pound of Butter
Missionary sex is totally reasonable
"...Me and my gf moved in together in 2020. For the most part..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Column by The Luv Doc

City Council Gets Some Breathing Room on the Budget
Austin bounced back from COVID with what City Manager Spencer Cronk called “spectacular economic growth.” How spectacular?
"...pay for themselves. In the fiscal 2023 budget, the GF budget makes up $1.3 billion of the $5 billion..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Luv Doc: A Nonconsensual Polyamorous Relationship
Why does Donald Trump never spray-tan his eye sockets?
"...seemingly says he loves and cares for me. My gf says these two are dysfunctional and are in a..."

July 1, 2022 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin’s Economic Forecast Is Unsurprisingly Bleak
City budgeteers project COVID-19 recovery could take two years
"...from sales tax, which accounts for 23% of the GF – could be between $38.3 million and $57.6 million..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

SXSW Film Gets Latest Apatow, Snowpiercer Premiere
Huge lineup includes new docs on St. Vincent, Ozzy, Zappa
"...TFW NO GF D: Alex Lee Moyer A generation of disaffected young..."

Jan. 15, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Menus, New Bourbon, New Yoga Retreat
And Bahama Bucks (finally) moves into town
"...really excited about our Bahama Buck’s shop becoming a meaningful contributor to an already fantastic community.” It’s the closest..."

Dec. 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Celebrate National Taco Day in Austin
A taco for every taste to help you celebrate this special day
"...onion rings, pickled jalapeños, and Valentina creme. For the GF Goddess: Wilder Wood Restaurant & Bar..."

Oct. 3, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...• $1 billion: The GF budget, but with the $53.9 million increase offset by..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
City Hall begins budget prep with a fair-to-middling forecast
"...all of about $5 million within a $1 billion GF budget...."

April 6, 2018 News Column by Michael King

The Luv Doc: Happy Grunting!
There are certain smells that even love can't overcome
"...I have been with my GF since April, which may be too long because now..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Council: The Numbers Game
Tumbling evermore into the budget
"...emergency medical services) tops out at 68% of the GF budget, with the Austin Police Department accounting for 40%...."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

City Council Clashes Over 2017 Budget
Competing ideas on how to spend $969 million
"...the city-owned utilities (Austin Energy and Austin Water). The GF budget represents about 22% of all city expenditures. General..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

General Funds Budget
"...Property taxes provide over 40% of GF revenue, with the rest coming from sales taxes, utility..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature

The Cost of Growth
"...$58.9 mil $83.7 mil $88.5 mil 50 % Total GF expenditures $239.3 mil $303.4 mil $311.9 mil 30 %..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Feature

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