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Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Rosofsky, legislative budget analyst and president of Austin Pets Alive! At least he waited until after the election, unlike..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Successful Fifth Year for Austin International Drag Festival
Inclusivity, respect, and fabulousness are the rules of AIDF
"...wigs and dollar bills, dresses made of shower curtains, live singing, and, as put succinctly by May May Graves,..."

Nov. 20, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Saskia Henn

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy
Tracking back on a wild election night
"...Chris Perri and attorney and health care advocate Julie Oliver. Perri was still giddy with energy Wednesday morning, and..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Election Notes
More news from the campaign trail
" modern politics, but one Chronicle mom – who lives in Baltimore – was surprised to see a message..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

"...the Walgreens at 1144 Airport from 5-9pm, and at Midtown Live Sports Cafe from 4-7pm. No appointment needed. More..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature

Public Notice: Common Ground?
It's always darkest before the dawn
" HIV testing event Friday, Feb. 5, 6-11pm at Midtown Live, 7408 Cameron. Or you can schedule a screening..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

AFD Not Involved
" 'burn, baby, burn' and other horrifying reactions as Midtown Live, a club then popular with many black Austinites,..."

July 23, 2015 Postmarks

It's Houston Over Lofton
A quieter campaign yields a big victory
"...As the Houston celebration wound down at Midtown Live, the Council member-elect said she had "worked as..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Meet Your New City Council, Austin!
Recapping the run-offs
" party came to a close, nearly 10pm at Midtown Live, Houston said wearily, "I worked just as hard..."

Dec. 17, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Old Settler’s Music Festival: Friday
Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Donna the Buffalo & Paul Janeway
" took only 68 minutes to get from the midtown Chronicle offices to Dripping Springs for the second day..."

April 12, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Noble Sandwich Company is Open on Burnet Rd.
Popular sandwich spot opens long-awaited midtown outlet
"...deli, and charcuterie is being met with enthusiasm by midtown neighbors...."

April 2, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

DOJ Closes Police Inquiry
APD needs to close 'gaps in use-of-force reports'
"...complaint in 2005 to include the circumstances of the Midtown Live nightclub fire, which sparked APD's infamous "burn baby..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: New Lease on Quality of Life
Steering away from the turbulence of the past
"...Initiative, which in turn was prompted by the 2005 Midtown Live firestorm in which a handful of police officers..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

APD vs. Quintana
Officer Quintana's arbitration hearing raises additional questions
"...but he wasn't fired, even though he'd put the lives of others in jeopardy with his actions (he was..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Highland Mall Hysteria Over Texas Relays
Has reaction to Relays weekend revealed Austin's true colors?
"...callous police response to a fire at African-American nightclub Midtown Live, has noted that a lack of a lively..."

April 10, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

DOJ: 160 Ways Austin Police Can Improve
Department of Justice issues recommendations for improving APD
"...recommendations, outlined in a 50-page letter of "technical assistance" delivered to city officials late last month...."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Toby Moments
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
" embarrassing low score: unprepared. When landmark African-American nightclub Midtown Live burned down in 2005, partly as penance for..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

How Not to Pick a Police Chief
As the search reaches full speed, so do complaints about the process
"...the "burn baby burn" incident over the fire at Midtown Live, for example – the city's most forceful public..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

How Do You Pick a Chief?
APD reviewer list raises questions about the process
"...Daniel Rocha in 2005, for example, and the 2004 Midtown Live nightclub fire that sparked the "burn baby burn"..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...Quality of Life scorecard, which was prompted by the Midtown Live fire in 2005, during which locals spied decidedly..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature

Saving Small Business Downtown
"...also set a dangerous precedent. If I were rebuilding Midtown Live, and saw what was happening Downtown, I'd be..."

Dec. 27, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

"...carry out the council promises of openness and transparency delivered in the debate over the charter amendments; 2) challenge..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

"...carry out the council promises of openness and transparency delivered in the debate over the charter amendments; 2) challenge..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature

"...carry out the council promises of openness and transparency delivered in the debate over the charter amendments; 2) challenge..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature

Council Candidate Carousel
(in ballot order)
"...toll roads and city financial assistance for the burned Midtown Live! night club. He led the rhetorical charge on..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Lawless Disorder
Top 10 crime and justice stories
"...beginning with the now infamous "burn baby, burn" – delivered via patrol-car data terminals during the Feb. 18 fire..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Engineering Quality – and Equality
The African-American Quality of Life plan gets aired out; NAACP unsatisfied
"...African-American Quality of Life scorecard, undertaken after the disastrous Midtown Live fire and ensuing controversy (which, in Linder's words,..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Beside the Point: Zoned Out
"...Wynn (Item 53), in the continuing aftermath of the Midtown Live controversy – although it's worth noting in this..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: A Life of Quality
In the shadow of another tragedy, the city takes a step toward justice
"...we shall generate crises that make the debate over Midtown Live look like an episode of Sesame Street...."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
"...proposed loan from the city to rebuild the burned-down Midtown Live nightclub has been officially withdrawn after a flurry..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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