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A Cacophony of Passions
Why the City Council changed the boards and commissions system – and what still needs to be done
"...which had spent more than a year and a half addressing entrenched problems. "There were instances of boards or..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Next Fun Fearless Female Rock Star
Austin's now generation comes of age in Suzanna Choffel
"...said, 'You went from 75,000 to 150,000 hits in half an hour.'..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Abandoning the Nest
Hurt by the state's inadequate incentives program, Texas film crews take flight
" all over the state. I've probably worked in half the counties in the state. Now it's down to..."

May 23, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Making It Happen
The 2007 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
" life and society, is such that they will step forward without prompting and do the work necessary for..."

June 1, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

D-League Dreams
All roads lead to Toros training camp
"...two weeks in an attempt to get themselves one step closer to their dream of playing in the NBA...."

Dec. 1, 2006 Sports Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• The city is stepping up enforcement of the smoking ordinance. The Austin/Travis Co...."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...a church or lay on the ground and get stepped on in the process while shooting – that is..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Column

The Road
No one has ever accused Cormac McCarthy of portraying the black-hearted underbelly of human nature through rose-colored glasses
"...McCarthy takes us a step further into the abyss with The Road, set in..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Books Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" it," Friedman said. "This filing is a small step for the Kinkster, but it is a giant step..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature

Guadalupe Gets a Makeover
Heritage neighbors give mixed reviews to redevelopment north of the Drag
"...change afoot on Guadalupe. Earlier this year, neighborhood fixture Half Price Books vacated its longtime location at 3110 Guadalupe,..."

July 22, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Here Comes the Train
Can city staff, citizens, and neighborhoods realize – and build – a more livable city?
"...crazy-quilt urban sprawl of 183 North is only about half a mile away. Rutledge is a rural, one-lane road..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Good Enough for Your Kid
The Lege considers the cost of an "adequate" public school education
"...students. In other words, if we want just over half of our students to pass the TAKS test –..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Michael King

"...just not going to play it in the first half of the show. And please stop requesting "Gin and..."

June 20, 2003 Column

Migrating North
As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.
"...more than anything else is the federal government to step in. They haven't done it for textiles, and they..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Gadgets and Gizmos
From digital derring-do to super sculpey miniatures, imagination turns into mind-blowing matter in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
"...Maybe that's why Spy Kids 2 took half a dozen different digital effects and compositing houses to..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
"...issues facing our city as it grows. The first step in Austin's "real planning reform" you wish for might..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column

Total Entertainment Package
Rockin' out with Austin's Latin-metal crossover darlings
"...Tito Puente and Santana and push it an extra step," Alejandro says. "We want to give it more power..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Journey Into Clarity #83
For years he'd blamed his sister for destroying his comic book, a book worth over two grand today. Looking back at a painful memory brings Wayne Alan Brenner that much closer to understanding why losing that darned comic book at age seven meant so much.
"...the jungle. It was a hundred miles to Monrovia, half the trip on dirt roads that had been graded..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Iron Writer
"...and why it was such a great place. A half-hour into their sales pitch I finally said, 'If you're..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Screens Feature by Cary L. Roberts

Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...David Mark Cohen (Baby Grand, Nantasket) and Susan Zeder (Step on a Crack, Doors, Mother Hicks) to the faculty...."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Thinking Outside the Box
"...than simple PC gaming -- that those were his stepping stones to a much larger film career -- and..."

March 5, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Letter to Isaac
"...prison release unit upstairs. You might call that a halfway house, but it acts as a release place for..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Column

Between the Lines
"...Jessica Mitford. It would have been quite entertaining. The too-smart-by-half Mitford, with her bubbly personality, would have been cheerily..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Books Review

Texas Platters
"...Charlie Haden in a small combo, while "Hattie-n-James" changes step with a nasty stroll through some bluesy jazz, Livingston's..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Music Review

Hurricane Streets
"...noirish tale of edgy inner-city youth and the problematic stepping stones a young man encounters in his effort to..."

April 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Won't Get Schooled Again
Austin's Music Class of '98
"...of times, if you leave a band alone, they step up and progress anyway without prodding. That's what happened..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

"...Ken Rigsbee Half Baked..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Column

`Tis the Season...
When Zachary Scott Theatre Center Flies With Angels
"...was special and required the theatre to chart each step along the road. So Zach went, slowly, deliberately, from..."

June 27, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Countdown, 2001
"...with real trolleys would be a natural small first step...."

March 14, 1997 Column

Texas in Bold, Dark Strokes
Artist/Historian Jack Jackson
"...or am I going to try and do something half-way interesting?..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

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