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Election Results: Meat and Potatoes
Travis County, Austin ISD come up big on bond projects
"...may not match the tectonic political shifts in Virginia and New Jersey, but Travis County voters reaffirmed their progressive..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Chronicle' Endorsements and Election Info
Our recommendations for the Nov. 8 election
"...board's endorsements for the Nov. 8 state constitutional amendments and Travis County bond proposition elections. Constitutional Amendments..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature

'Chronicle' Endorsements and Election Info
Our recommendations for the Nov. 8 election
"...board's endorsements for the Nov. 8 state constitutional amendments and Travis County bond proposition elections, for which early voting..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature

More Trouble for Medical Board and SOAH
Dr. Van Boven sues TMB staff and hearings agency hemorrhages
"...The fallout continues at the Texas Med­ic­al Board and State Office of Admini­strat­ive Hearings, in the aftermath of..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

East Austin Nonprofit Mired in Controversy CEACO Sinking
"...declined to sit for a photograph. photograph by John Anderson..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Sinking Deeper
Robin Arnott explores the outer limits of video-game immersion
"...put over your head, a joystick placed in your hand, your vision blacked out, breathing closely monitored, and normal..."

April 15, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

How a Genetic Disorder Drove Abby Solomon to the Forefront of Science and Music
After supplying a scientific breakthrough, this Austinite improves one show at a time
"...college, she picked up the hobby of so many meandering Austinites in their early 20s: local music. Far from..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Fox and CBS Pull the Switcheroo Musical Affiliates
KEYE Channel 42
"...a multi-million-dollar CBS affiliate. Upah's 6'3" frame moves swiftly and purposefully across the station's empty parking lot to show..."

June 16, 1995 News Feature

Billion-Dollar AISD Bond Goes to Vote in November
Billion-dollar bond will go to vote in November
"...The package includes major renovations and new construction at 16 campuses around the district, including..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD’s Big Balancing Act
The Austin Independent School District is considering bringing a $1 billion bond to voters in November. That's a lot of money. What all would it do? And can the package keep everybody happy?
"...has a lot of real estate to worry about and a lot of buildings that need repairs or replacement...."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

We're 49th! ... Or Just Seventh of 10
Union and Austin ISD argue over teacher pay – and what to do about it
"...School, surrounded by teachers wearing "AISD 49ers" shirts, teacher and staff union President Louis Malfaro argued that the ranking..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Saturdays With the Superintendent
AISD Task Force gets called in after school
"...though it had only been called late Friday night, and it is unclear how many members of the board..."

Jan. 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: Law & Order
Council argues, Buehler arrested, grass green
"...his triple felony indictment by a Collin County a grand jury is confirmed; a police accountability activist is arrested..."

Aug. 3, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

'Surely We're All Worth a Nickel?'
Will AISD flinch from tax election?
"...one of the lowest tax rates in Central Texas and in its own recent history. Meanwhile, its teachers are..."

Aug. 23, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Shortchanged
A lot of belt tightening and creative thinking make getting by with low dollars possible for AISD
"...school district costs, how little the state puts in, and how much Texas pulls out, it's a minor miracle..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike
Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal
"...budget for the 2010-11 school year. However, the smiles and applause for the unanimous vote marked the end of..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pat Forgione's Last Sales Job
AISD spins the wheel on bond election
"...10 election, voters face many projects that are either mandated or driven by long-established policy. Of the three propositions..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Proposes Property Tax Cut
AISD looks to adopt FY 2016 budget
"...Austin ISD is proposing a cut to its rates, and has scheduled further discussion as part of its final..."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...every campus, as well as spending on districtwide facilities and infrastructure. However, about $636 million of the $1.134 billion..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Ramsay Midwood Buys the Bar
Ramsay Midwood co-acquires Sam's Town Point, record store news, and Spoon teases upcoming Matador Records LP.
"...Lane remains spectacularly unpretentious with its beige paint job and ever-present aroma of deep-fried food. It's not the kind..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

AISD's New Budget OK'd
Board also reinstates historic property tax exemptions
"...a $974 million budget for the 2011-12 school year and set a new tax rate of $1.242 per $100..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Budget Woes at AISD
Doesn't look like AISD will be cutting property tax rates any time soon
"...the Austin Independent School District could cut property-tax rates and still pay the bills. But as public discussions begin..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Budget Covers Raises, Benefits
District approves third deficit budget
"...With the state keeping its money in its pocket and voters wary of tax increases, Austin ISD has passed..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Taxes for People or Taxes for Buildings
AISD trustees ask long term funding priority question
"...They are just not sure what kind of money, and when...."

March 29, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Polishing Sales Pitch for Tax Election
Voters in November may be asked to chip in for education
"...vital: So far the board, teachers' union Education Austin, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce are split –..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Holes Plugged ... Temporarily
The 2009 AISD budget balances the books, but the financial future's not bright
"...Study: Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered?" June 12) and the district's own analysis to cut nonacademic costs. He..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Level Playing Field
Due to a city loophole, a charter school can build a campus in less than half the time AISD can
"...Imagine waking up one morning and finding someone is building a school right next to..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Growth Funds: ACC's Bond Proposal
Community college asking for $386 million
"...combined value of $386 million, on the November ballot, and will seek backing for a property tax rate increase..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Takes a Tax Bite to Voters
School board hammers out a budget
"...after a couple of years of nominal budget surpluses and property tax rate cuts, Austin ISD's board of trustees..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

General Jackson
Artist and historian Jack Jackson remembered by those who knew him well
"...underground comic. Comix, they were called in the Sixties and Seventies, the irreverent twisting of the classic art form..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

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