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Pride of the Eastside
The movers and shakers behind El Gallo want you to rethink how movies get made
"...Wherever you look, change is in the air, flitting across countries and cultures, morphing the masses..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
"...Oh, no mistake, there was plenty about the Off Center not to like...."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics
"...upstanding student, and welcome (back) to Austin, where you’re either re-acclimating to the increasing chaos of life in an..."

Aug. 30, 2018 News Post by News Staff

Clearing Up Things in the Eastside Studio Tour Story
"...Dear Editor, My name is Johnny Limón. I'm the neighbor that was interviewed in this story [“East Austin..."

July 21, 2011 Postmarks

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...The night Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson urged the community..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Future's So Bright ...
Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?
"...Salvador Cavazos, the baby-faced 37-year-old principal of Fulmore Middle School, is excited...."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Eastside Memorial: The Future of Panther Pride
High schools boss explains path forward with Johns Hopkins
"...Two weeks ago, staff and students at Eastside Memorial got the good news from Education Commissioner Michael..."

June 21, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Next Round of School Reform
AISD focuses again on Eastside schools
"...There's a consensus in the Austin Inde­pendent School District: The..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Community and Committee Back Johns Hopkins as Eastside Partner
AISD Trustees to vote tonight, but deal still needs TEA approval
"...Johns Hopkins Talent Development Secondary program to help turn Eastside Memorial High School around...."

May 6, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Challenges of Going Back to School
Parents, teachers, and students share their anxieties over starting the fall semester while COVID-19 is still rampant
"...We asked our readers how they were feeling about starting the fall semester, now six..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature

Eastside Memorial Celebrates
High school meets state standards, first time since 2002
"...Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus didn't just..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hanging TEA Fire at Eastside High
After the IDEA deal cancellation, AISD has until this summer to come up with a new plan for Eastside Memorial
"...After years of feeling alienated by AISD, Eastside Mem­orial High School community..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Browner Shade of Black
Blazing trails of Chicano soul
"...At 12:06am, Jimmy Kimmel Live! explodes onto the air of local ABC affiliate KVUE. Punching the theme..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Three Plans for Four Eastside Schools
Four schools, three very different plans
"...Eastside Memorial High School..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Fighting For, Not Against' Eastside
Now the turnaround work begins on troubled campus
"..."We did it." That was the simple message from Pride of the Eastside spokesman Vincent..."

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Eastside Memorial It Is
"...Johnston High is no longer Johnston High. As the Texas Education Agency requested, Austin Independent School District board..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board Picks Johns Hopkins as Eastside Partner
Unanimous vote has community support
"...Moments of unity in Austin ISD are rare. When it comes..."

May 10, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The ARA Myth
Empty Promises on the Eastside
"...his job. Had this not been true, no amount of rock-star money and Green Machine support would have unseated..."

June 20, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Shark Bites Back
Mitchell Says the Eastside Needs Sharp Teeth
"...and Carol Hadnot rose before dawn to stand outside of Windsor Methodist Church in East Austin. They waved "Eric..."

April 18, 1997 News Feature

Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Looking back, enjoying gelato, and the return of Middle School Dance Party
"...decade. At midnight, I didn't realize this year marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and I certainly..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Bye-Bye to Broyles, Hello to De Nada, Birds Gets a Lager, Ice Cream Celebrates Pride, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...Here’s some of what’s happening in Austin’s culinary scene, as the threat..."

June 2, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Newest in Trustees
AISD swearing-in suggests both comity and dissension
"...Out with the old, in with the new. It wasn't just City..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The DWNLD: A QPOC Event Looks to Reclaim Space in Austin
Where queer people of color can come and feel like home
"...“Let’s take space” reads the poster for the DWNLD: A QPOC Event. Faith Anderson,..."

Feb. 1, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Diane Zaragoza

Austin ISD Begins to Move Eastside High Schools
New Eastside Memorial campus breaks ground, and more school shuffling
"...The "Eastside Shuffle" is officially underway at Austin ISD, after..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Black Pride Wraps a Successful Second Year
Celebrating the evolution of Austin's Black LGBTQ community
"...Last weekend, Austin Black Pride celebrated its second year of successful events. While the..."

April 4, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Nicholus

Eastside Memorial Community: Accentuate the Positive
Supporters hope Education Commissioner sees gains
"...The next few days will be make-or-break for Eastside Memorial..."

June 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Smartest Kids in the Room
Hint: It may not be the AISD board of trustees
"...Between budget cuts and the unrelenting anti-intellectualism of standardized testing, there is no place..."

April 29, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The ARA Faces the Music
For the Austin Revitalization Authority, Eastside renewal proves to be a long, slow dance
"...Back when she was a liberal Democrat and the mayor of Austin, Carole Keeton McClellan (now the conservative..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Playback: Ringo Deathstarr Awakens the Force
Ringo Deathstarr achieves a Pure Mood, Lench anthem decries Eastside gentrification, and a Pink Floyd scion takes root in Austin
"...Wars pun, Ringo Deathstarr has been completely ignored in the global hysteria surrounding the new film sequel: no skyrocketing..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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