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Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...The Chronicle editorial board (consisting of the News staff and Publisher Nick Barbaro) makes the following recommendations, for your..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Come On Down!
Council takes Austin Energy's bonus money and runs with it
"...preceded by warnings of a "funding gap" between revenues and expenses – council did have some maneuvering room thanks..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Deep Eddy Rising
Citizens and city come together to restore an Austin landmark
"...This Saturday, June 2, marks the grand reopening of the Deep Eddy Pool bathhouse, a historic..."

June 1, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

Day Trips
Latana Ridge Lodge, an hour's drive north of DFW, sits at the collision point of northern grasslands, eastern forests, and western prairies.
"...little more than an hour's drive north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the lodge offers comfortable amenities in the..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Million Man Mayhem
A Day Of Atonement Turns Into Protest
"...Kirk Watson was preparing to recess the meeting, Mitchell and his entourage blew into chambers. Cutting Watson off just..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

City Base Wage Jumps to $20/Hour for Next Fiscal Year
Council approves increase for city workers
"...budget. The General Fund, which is where your sales and property taxes go, accounts for about $1.3 billion of..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

TDH: 9/13/11
Cops, parks winners in budget adoption
"...benefit the lower income [citizens] of our community … and at the same time also focusing on items that..."

Sept. 13, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...but we've taken the issue off the back burner and made it a priority. Commun­ities now have the power..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature

Austin Plans Its First All Abilities Playground on Onion Creek
The right to play
"...creating its first universally accessible playground, geared toward kids and their caregivers with disabilities and special needs. The Austin..."

Jan. 12, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Land for Water
The city is asking voters to send more money to a little-known program that protects Barton Springs
"...On a warm August morning, I stand in the dry bed of Onion Creek in Hays..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Council: Spring Has Sprung
A light agenda promises an early farewell
"...full plate: Tuesday work session, Wednesday budget work session, and then back to the dais this morning...."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Buckets Before Vendors
Light fare on the agenda this week
" extended hearing. As a follow-up to its action mandating paid sick leave for employees of private companies, council..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

City Council: Here's Your Budget!
Council holds line on tax rate, juggles many line items
"...On Tuesday afternoon, after much pushing and pulling, as well as a good deal of hemming..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: He's Making a List ...
The Hustle checks in on the mayor's campaign agenda
"...Council" – the agenda portion generally covering policy prescriptions and usually a handful of initiatives – stretches 17 items..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Last week for comments on the revamp of the city's cultural funding process, and chroegrapher Ann Carlson returns to UT.
"...consultants Dabney & Associates, working with the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office (the program's new home since being..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Day Trips
"...2002 was the wettest of years and the driest of years. One man's drought-busting rainfall was..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Georgetown Smackdown
Suburbanites Wrestle Over Managed Growth, Smart Growth, and "Stupid Growth"
"...It's just after 10am on Monday, July 30, and the Georgetown City Council chambers are thick with tension...."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Ken Casaday retired Wednesday, Aug. 24, from both the department and the union, which he's led since 2014 and..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature

Public Notice: On the Waterfront
The latest MoPac expansion plan is only part of the problem
"...lane in each direction on MoPac between Cesar Chavez and Slaughter Lane. Over the past months, with little public..."

May 8, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Did Ott Hide Ethics Study From Council?
Many employees don't believe city has a strong ethical culture, 2010 survey shows
"...from something that occurred more than two years ago stands to make it all the worse. On May 8,..."

May 17, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Point Austin: Big Numbers
A thumbnail look at the proposed 2012-13 city budget
" awash in numbers at the moment. It's bond and budget time, so most of the numbers are dollar..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Animal Shelter Lawsuit
Citizen groups sue city, allege 'conspiratorial strategy' to keep animal shelter relocation decision away from public scrutiny
"...that skirt?) at City Hall – the city manager, and the staff she directs, or our elected officials on..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: The Mistake on the Lake
The 'Save Town Lake' lawsuit turns up a legal mystery at City Hall
"...In following the twists and turns of fact, historical fable, and incendiary allegations related..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...our separate struggles are really one for freedom, dignity, and humanity." – Presidential candidate Barack Obama at the National..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature

Day Trips
Lake Bastrop's North Shore Park gets a major facelift.
"...The new North Shore Park hardly resembles the recreation area that has been attracting visitors to the cool..."

July 21, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Numbers Game
Read Council's Lips: No New Taxes
" apparently so strong that nothing - from increased demand for city services, to an estimated 15% increase in..."

May 29, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Sometimes the line between white elephants and sacred cows is very thin. Take Austin's Aqua Festival...."

Nov. 29, 1996 News Feature

A Pair of Porcupines in Zilker
Meet the new residents of the Austin Nature & Science Center
"...There's a snuffling, and chewing. The newest resident at the Austin Nature &..."

Sept. 18, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Spencer Cronk Named City Manager
Minneapolis city coordinator selected Tuesday by City Council
"...a 38-year-old outsider who billed himself as a facilitator and agent of change, and the more known quantity of..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Public Notice: "A Failed Experiment"
Planning Commission blasts Type 2 STRs
"...the mayor had keen interest in seeing this resolved, and might be peeved at not having input in the..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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