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Keeping Our Land Public
Stretch of undeveloped land in far West Texas focus of unusual ownership debate
"...It started as a minor administrative error. The General Land Office was selling off the Christmas Mountains in..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Land Commissioner
Who can beat George P. Bush?
"...Jerry Patterson apparently misses his old job. The former land commissioner is out to oust his successor, George P...."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...Fourteen months after the Land-Development-Code-rewrite-that-shall-not-be-named went down in flames, amid squabbles over parking requirements..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Land Rush
The Early Days
"...While the Warehouse District had its supporters, it was generally held to be too expensive...."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Laws of the Land
Hatfield and McCoy Drama Unfolds Over Aquifer
"...At the center of the controversy is BS/EACD general manager Bill Couch, a man who is particularly unwelcome..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...In hindsight, last year's shuddering halt to the CodeNEXT land use code rewrite looks less like an act of..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Council Previews Fall's Main Event: A Land Development Code Revision
A code, foretold
"...As the Chronicle goes to press, City Coun­cil offices are getting one last look at the "policy guidance"..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

General Gus Garcia
The Victory of the Hordes
"...that Nations Bank is not the owner of the land, as some of the residents had stated, but rather..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Column

Five O'Clock Land
Closing Encore Records is no walk in the park for Chuck Lokey
"..."This is five o'clock land over here," says Lokey when we meet on December..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Music Feature by Adam Schragin

The Promised Land
Jews and Neighbors Lay Competing Claims
"...vehicle trips per day, on what's now purely vacant land, on streets where traffic is already too heavy for..."

March 6, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

30-Days-Out Reports from Campaign Finance Land
"...With 30 days to go until the Nov. 8 general election, the Office of the City Clerk has again..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty
Service nonprofits and their funders face the economic gale
"...Texas than the Dells, and as Central Texas grant officer for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Chris Busse..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Christmas Mountains Get Open(er)
GLO allowing access to remote property from Big Bend
"...motion on the biggest argument in years for the General Land Office: Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has granted a..."

April 10, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Patterson Plays Grinch With the Press
Land Commissioner Patterson slips a poison pill in his offer over the Christmas Mountains.
"...over the sale of the Christmas Mountains by the General Land Office was going to allow land commissioner Jerry..."

Nov. 6, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Christmas in September
General Land Office transferring Christmas Mountains to TSU
"...Brian McCall was all smiles this morning at the General Land Office as he and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson..."

Sept. 15, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Next Bush in Line
Split opinions on George P. Bush as “Latino Leader”
"...If you have an opinion on General Land Office Commissioner George Prescott Bush – in particular..."

March 30, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Pohl-Brown Town
Will the State Turn the Hog Farm into Edge City?
"...string of ranchettes, on the west by the raw land of the Hog Farm. It peters out in dust..."

Dec. 5, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Weird, Spooky, and Rich
David Dewhurst runs against everybody but money.
"...business. Both lust for power: Sanchez for the governor's office, Dewhurst for the lieutenant governor's job. Plus, both are..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Squaring the Triangle
The Three Austins Collide at a Central-City Crossroads
"...All three want this three-cornered chunk of Central Austin land to become something it isn't now, whether that be..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Endorsements
"...are likely to sweep a lot of incompetents into office, and where the state faces some pretty clear-cut choices,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Feature by the Editorial Staff

Endorsements
City Propositions
"...in infrastructure. But we do have misgivings about the general-obligation bond proposals in Props. 1-5. We think the process..."

Oct. 23, 1998 News Feature by the Editorial Staff

Just Say No
Council Draws on Tomorrow Plan to Redirect Growth
"...and by implication, for urban in-fill in Austin in general. The terms of the debate were largely aesthetic. Although..."

May 22, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

A Complex Question?
Central Park's Proposed Housing Project
"...pre-development stages of an upscale apartment project on state-owned land in the heart of Central Austin...."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

Development on the Down Low?
General Land Office responds to last week's coverage of House Bill 699, a bill that expands office's ability to keep information about development deals confidential
"...The Texas General Land Office has responded to coverage in last week's..."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...to register to vote in the May 12 Joint General and Special Election, if you're not already registered. Check..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature

State Emergency-Leave Rules Tightened
Comptroller will now verify all applications
"...Gen­er­al Ken Paxton. And Agriculture Commis­sion­er Sid Miller. And Land Commissioner George P. Bush...."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
The city's SMARTHousing initiative gets its first concrete proposal for affordable housing, a 55-unit complex for lower-income seniors.
"...does almost everywhere else. But a gift of free land from the city may finally turn things around for..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...the Texas Legislature, has resigned his seat on the Midland City Council as part of his fight to stay..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
"...school-bond propositions, totaling $343 million, in the May 10 general election. Austin Independent School District's board of trustees unanimously..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Austin. I think he should be deported to The Woodlands." – Former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia, in an e-mail..."

May 19, 2006 News Feature

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