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Tim Kerr Sets His Own New Colors
Austin "Self-expressionist" paints visionary artists, photographs their environments, accompanies with old time music duo Up Around the Sun
"..."Self-expression is self-expression," insists Tim Kerr...."

Aug. 27, 2021 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Kerr Draws EEOC Complaint
Fire Marshal/Battalion Chief Don Smith charges reverse discrimination
"...Controversy over Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr's diversity efforts continue to roil the department: Earlier this..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Kerr 'Clarifies' AFD Safe Driving Policy – Again
In response to criticism, the fire chief has further tweaked AFD's safe driving policy
"...hindered by policy, Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr on Aug. 28 clarified the department's newly revised policy..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Drew Garcia Sues City, AFD Chief Kerr
Firefighter continues fight over barred acceptance into AFD
"...The suit accuses the city and Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr of keeping Gar­cia from joining the department because of..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Fire at AFD
Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr leads a department flaming with labor, race, and gender politics
"...rainy weekday in September, Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr is sitting in her office. Apart from books and..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Your Name Here
Big Boys guitarist Tim Kerr put Austin punk on the map, then spent the next quarter century painting on it
"...A small chunk of Raul's restroom lives in Tim Kerr's closet. Across the faded pink and green stripes, "Big..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Playback: This Is Not Traditional
Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins remain unconventional in Up Around the Sun, plus an update on World Class Capital Group
" much of the art and music that Tim Kerr creates, evades definition. The seldom-sighted instrumental duo consists of..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Liquid Sunshine
Park Kerr Makes Tequila the Old-Fashioned Way, by Agonizing Over It
"...He hands me a card. Tequila Nacional. W. Park Kerr -- El Jefe (the chief). We exchange greetings. He..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Birth of Western Swing, Death of Milton Brown
Chapter excerpt from the new book by ATX music historians Michael Corcoran and Tim Kerr spotlights the debt that the kings of country swing, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, owed to Texan Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies
"...Austinite, pioneering punk musician, illustrator, and music folklorist Tim Kerr. The DIY pairing first collaborated on two murals in..."

March 27, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

Where’s the Fire, Chief?
City announces finalists to succeed Rhoda Mae Kerr
"...Department, the city announced Wednesday. Former chief Rhoda Mae Kerr joined the long list of departing senior city staffers..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Winter Soulstice
Tim Kerr spins for Jonathan Toubin tonight at the ND
"...night, so we're grateful to local punk icon Tim Kerr for emailing us about tonight's Winter SOUL-stice: A Benefit..."

Dec. 22, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Hall Monitoring
Lake boardwalk, solar farm, and fire department staffing snafus at City Hall
" auspicious beginning for new fire chief Rhoda Mae Kerr...."

March 5, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

She's The Chief!
Ott selects Rhoda Mae Kerr
"...first African-American city manager will today name Rhoda Mae Kerr to be Austin’s first female Fire Chief...."

Nov. 13, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Hoboken Hollow
This Texas-made slasher film draws on the early Eighties Ellebracht slave-ranch case in Kerr County for its story, but like the real thing, it's a bloody mess.
"...Based on the early Eighties Ellebracht slave-ranch case in Kerr County, Stephens' 2005-shot Hoboken Hollow is a bloody mess..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Shawn Badgley

The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...Yet Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr defends the city hiring a consultant. "The recruitment process..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Kerrtains at AFD
Fire chief to leave for Florida
"...issued on Feb. 7, Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr abruptly announced that she'd be ending her nearly 10-year..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Women on Top
The Risks and Rewards of Being a Woman In Austin's High Tech World
"...Lora Kerr: Starting Up..."

Nov. 24, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Department of Strange Clarifications
Fire chief sets the record straight
"...inadvertently helped put Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr in the awkward position of announcing (initially on the..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Last Call for DWIs at AFD?
Fire chief cracks down on drunk driving firefighters
"...that it took Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr so long to drop the hammer...."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

AFD Disqualifies Union President From Firefighter Candidacy
Firefighter allegedly disqualified in retaliation for union position
"...4 firefighters' union, Local 4848. AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr released a statement saying only that Garcia was disqualified..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Fire Chief Fights Diversity Battles
Kerr called back to Arkansas for a pending lawsuit
"...that controversy follows Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr wherever she goes. While extinguishing local blazes over everything..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Johnny English Strikes Again
Time to revoke this agent's license
"...Directed by: David Kerr. Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Gambon, Emma Thompson,..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

City Hall Hustle: Fiery Colors
Reorganizing the AFD is about money ... and justice
"...Department. At the behest of new Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, it would name three new assistant chiefs, bringing the..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Playback: Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee: A New Campaign
Begin your write-in campaign for Poison 13 duo Tim Kerr and Mike Carroll to reunite Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee – possibly at Grizzly Hall, with Leo Rondeau opening!
"...veteran screecher Mike Carroll and Big Boys guitarist Tim Kerr. The pair endures today as one of Austin's most..."

May 27, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sirens at AFD
A new fire department policy mandating safe driving practices has sparked controversy
"...driving policy, rewritten by Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, which took effect Aug. 11. Among other provisions, the..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

testsite 08.5 ~ Temporary Services
A Chicago art group brings Austin punk and the mighty congresswoman together
"...led the trio to Big Boys/Poison 13 guitarist Tim Kerr, who became a major focus of the project. And..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Leaked AFD Exam Adds Fuel to Fire
Allegations of cheating exacerbate Fire Department's diversity woes
"...worse. So when Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr hastily took the podium at City Hall last Thursday,..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Council E-mails Prompt Ethics Complaint, Lawsuit
The consequences of hitting the send button
"...a proposal by Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr to hire an outside consultant to design a new..."

March 11, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

The Chips Are Down
Budget balancing picks up speed – and it's anything but fun and games
"...contract means no raises. However, Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr says the department proposes to make additional sacrifices: discontinuing..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Howlin' Wolf Does Not Wear Panties
Walter Daniels' punk blues stirs up a whole new generational ilk, like Black Joe Lewis
"..."When I started playing with Tim Kerr, people took notice of what I was doing and..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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