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Overheard at the broadcasters schmoozefest: Crisis? What crisis? Have some candy.
"...Part pep rally, part Rotary Club cheese-and-cracker mixer, the convention often..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Kevin Brass

James Housefield
An appreciation of AMOA's adjunct curator as he leaves Austin for California
"...just that reason. It's about timing, and Housefield has pep and patience. I have a vivid memory of Housefield..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

God Is a Registered Republican
"...little skiing. Maybe the rest of the speakers will pep it up and create some interest...."

Aug. 28, 2008 Postmarks

Three Cheers for the Alternative Softball League
"...Chronicle pep talk from Coach Bobby Leath: “We keep playing D..."

July 15, 2008 Sports Post by Kristine Tofte

Dem Convention: Turning Texas blue
Travis County Dems have the spirit, yes they do!
"...event that felt like a mixture of both a pep rally and an athletic event. If the Clintonites and..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

She & Him
"...between April March and Jenny Lewis – the Hollywood pep talk of "This Is Not a Test" recalling the..."

March 28, 2008 Music Review by Doug Freeman

The Judy's
"...solo EP, Modomusic, rounds out the reissue with the pep-pop of "Marsha's Car" and the unexpectedly moving closer, "Keep..."

March 7, 2008 Music Review by Greg Beets

'First Rock-Star President' Tours Texas, Opening Acts Suck
Bill Clinton spoke at UT as part of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Big whoop.
"...have a half-time. Is turning the election into a pep rally the only way to get young people out..."

Feb. 28, 2008 News Post by Matt Martinez

The Hives
" at least as amusing as a high school pep rally skit. With that out of its system, the..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Music Review by Greg Beets

RG4N Vows to Fight On
The movement to stop the Northcross Wal-Mart rallies the neighborhood troops
"...Young. In practice, the meeting served primarily as a pep rally for the organization trying to stop the Wal-Mart..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Meeker: '99.9% Going to Run'; Kim: Wal-Mart Will Be 'Freaking Disaster'
Responsible Growth for Northcross vows to keep fighting
"...the meeting mostly just seemed to serve as a pep rally for the organization trying to stop the Wal-Mart..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Female Trouble
With mounting debt and rising rent, BookWoman faces closure, again
" acknowledge and talk about." But Post got a pep talk recently from a longtime customer, and that sparked..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Books Feature by Joe O'Connell

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...over for John­ston. "From my standpoint, this wasn't a pep rally. It was a funeral," said Townsend. "The senator..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Off the Record
Reviewing the three-ring circus of Fun Fun Fun Fest and flashing back to the Armadillo World Headquarters with Dweezil Zappa
"..."Off the Record," Oct. 19) proved more of a pep rally for pissed-off citizens than a meeting of minds..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Austin High School Mascot Challenge
" in. The winner will be announced at a pep rally at Barton Creek Square Mall (theatre and food..."

Oct. 17, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

The TAKS Is Dead! Long Live the TAKS!
Students continue to cram for slow-to-expire high-stakes tests
"...calm. After class, she gave 17-year-old Cameron Carter a pep talk. "We are going to give you the attitude,..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

The Full Monty
Naughty Austin's production of the musical The Full Monty gets off to a clunky start, but once it hits its stride, it generously delivers a fun night for its audience
"...and his 10-year-old kid has to give him a pep talk. Thankfully, for the most part, The Full Monty..."

June 8, 2007 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Ana's Opening
Third place
"...vaguely to Ana in her faraway place like a pep rally or a touchdown. But she was sparklers in..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Books Feature by Stacy Muszynski

Meet the Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line, While You Still Have a Chance
"” thing last week. Even after my brilliantly conceived pep talk, the Cowboys somehow managed to still lose, 39-31,..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Sports Post by Jeremy Martin

Thanks for Coming, Tommy
"...aside: In introducing state GOP officeholders at the Perry pep rally, Bush offered some kind words about each official,..."

Nov. 7, 2006 News Post by Amy Smith

Talented If Not Young
The artists in Mexic-Arte's 'YLA No. 11' may be beyond youth, but they're still definitely deserving of attention
"...identity politics through recreated quinceañeras, proms, Valentine's Days, and pep rallies. This is the young factor as a state..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...rightly laughed off the airwaves, there hasn't been much pep talk from the Weak Side. But now, with the..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature

Serious GAME
For the Austin Outlaws, the game is the only thing
"...The Outlaws seem to respond to the coach's halftime pep talk. Just three minutes into the third quarter, Gauck..."

June 2, 2006 Sports Feature by Kevin Brass

SPURring Students Toward College
Pilot program brings students from high schools with low college-attendance rates into UT writing classes
" give the backpack-clutching teenagers in the seats a pep talk she proudly said they didn't really need. "Y'all..."

May 26, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

On the Lege
Lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do so many times – approve a new education funding package that doesn't look half bad on paper
"...Republican House members on Monday, and an even bigger pep rally at the Governor's Mansion on Tuesday, which included..."

May 19, 2006 News Column by Amy Smith

On the Lege
Opening day of the special legislative session featured more plot lines than a MASH episode.
"...– that effectively upstaged Gov. Rick Perry's Monday morning pep rally to build support for his $6 billion tax..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Amy Smith

Jelly Roll Morton
Gift guide
"...swing bands when he cut it here. And his "Pep," with its impressionist influence, is modern in some respects..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Page Two
In the Iraq war, there is no course to stay
"...students have more sophisticated cleanup plans for proms and pep rallies than this country did for an invasion!..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" led by former Comptroller John Sharp, gave a pep rally speech about the future of Texas depending on..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature

Lights Out After School?
If federal funding gets cut, AISD could lose after-school programs
"...shone flashlights at the audience as part of a pep rally the district held last Thursday at Blackshear Elementary..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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