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Point Austin: Endorsed!
Take a long look at the 'Chronicle' opinions – and then leap
"...endorsements, by which I mean other members of the News staff and I have been researching the Nov. 7..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Politics, As Usual
When it comes to governing, one-liners aren't much help
"...you. I owe my colleagues on the Chronicle's small news staff considerable thanks for continuing their excellent work over..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Hecht v. Dietz
Supremes find high taxes onerous, but lousy schools OK
"...In the state district court of Austin Judge John Dietz, the plaintiff school districts – standing..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: A Lege Too Far
Sine Die or school bells, perhaps they toll for thee
"...you run a Downtown restaurant, you probably missed the news, but the Legislature scuttled ignominiously out of town last..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Column by Michael King

News Top Tens
"...Top 10 Austin Media Moments1) Statesman Manufactures a Crisis: BARTON SPRINGS IS..."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Feature

News Top 10s
"...Top 10 Media Stories1. Austin American-Statesman Rises to Sept. 11: The reporters at the..."

Jan. 4, 2002 News Feature

"Strong-Mayor" Proposal Divides Austin's Progressives
Power to the people?
"...The upcoming May 1 special election provides Austinites with an opportunity to fundamentally change the structure of..."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
"...one thing that almost everyone can agree on in Austin, it's that our transportation situation is unacceptable and unsustainable...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

Qmmunity: BT2 Joins Ranks of Gay Bars Austin Has Loved and Lost
We can still do our part to preserve its history
"...BT2 has closed. The North Austin gay bar, which had temporarily closed back in March,..."

May 15, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Austin Slowly Gets the COVID-19 Testing Data It Needs
Knowledge is power
"...to publish daily statistics, that number had grown to 1,268, with about half processed at private labs. One month..."

April 17, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Austin July Events Guide
The fun isn't over yet. Summer is just getting started.
"...Paramount Summer Classic Film Series..."

June 28, 2018 Chron Events Post by Cassie Arredondo

Conservative Group: Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion
Strange bedfellows make economic case against bigoted bills
"...state could be in jeopardy of losing at least $8.5 billion in GDP and 185,000 jobs if they passed..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: In Defense of the Public Square
We need to keep rejecting publicly the preposterous notion that ubiquitous guns make us safer
"...it's been gratifying to see the lengthening list of Austin and Texas businesses announcing that they'll ban weapons in..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Premature Deaths
It's not Ebola that's killing Texans – it's ruthless politics
"...More than 2,000 preventable deaths per year sounds like news – perhaps even a headline or two – but..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Column by Michael King

The AggreGAYtor: February 8
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• The Senate has rejected Charles Grassley’s stripped-down version..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Point Austin: Questions for Visa
A few things we might ask before we provide corporate welfare
"...(based only on direct costs and benefits) a net $6.8 million benefit to Austin. Although the company site is..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Season of Discontent
Bungling a high-profile project is not the best way to ask for a raise
"...not been the hap-hap-happiest time of the year at Austin Energy. Less than a week after taking a beating..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Special Treatment
The Statesman goes after Glen Maxey – and gays, and the mentally ill
"...of longtime local radio personality Cactus Pryor, who at 85 suffers from Alzheimer's disease but still manages to golf..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Film News
Local intrigue abounds; plus, SXSW 07 is ready for your best shot(s)
"...you they're looking for a playful boy between ages 8 and 11 and a soulful woman between ages 35..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
The 2005 numbers from the Texas Film Commission? Not bad. Gary Busey coming to town? Scary. Plus, Rhiannon Elizabeth Rodriguez-Avellán, Susan Youssef, and Tracie Laymon.
"...Not Bad, Can't Complain That's the verdict on the Austin film industry in 2005. Could have been better, has..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Point Austin: Jobs to Go
The sunny side of the state's assault on social services
"...prospective operators would be paid a starting wage of $8 an hour. At that rate (about $1,280 a month,..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Costs of Community
While the Lege shows what not to do, the city has a chance to do better
"...is summed up in a quote this week from Austin's District 48 Rep. Todd Baxter, who has been defending..."

July 22, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Which Way Did We Go?
Looking for the starting line as the Council races begin.
"...the Gospel According to Daryl, a master narrative of Austin history over the last decade, as seen from Slusher's..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: (Jennifer) Gale Force
The vote in the AISD board elections suggests too many Austinites are just not paying attention
"...As much as Austin is digging on keeping it weird, some jokes just..."

May 28, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: While Elephants Sleep
The breakdown of the Travis Co. primary vote suggests interesting possibilities come November
"...was thick and rank with assertions and predictions that Austin's days as a Democratic bastion were numbered, at least..."

March 19, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The mayor-elect faces opportunities and awkward options
"...-- featured three bands with videos "banned from the Austin Music Network by Mayor-elect Will Wynn." This was news..."

May 23, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Jackie Opts Out
Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman declines to run for the job itself.
"...which saw the highest turnout of any election in Austin history -- before the $100 limit was instituted in..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

News Top 10s
"...he was always good for a trenchant quote for Austin's Capitol reporters...."

Jan. 3, 2003 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin girds its loins for its biennial journey up Granite Mountain.
"...stations reported, with appropriate shock, that the city of Austin spends your tax money on lobbyists. Apparently, this "news"..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Tales of Austin Stories
"...House Party! Austin Stories cast members Howard Kerner, Laura House and Brad..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

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