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Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...decades -- may have been violating state and federal environmental regulations since the mid-Eighties. During that period, Alcoa completed..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

TNRCC, EPA Follow Suit
The EPA and TNRCC jump on environmentalists' bandwagon by accusing Alcoa of violating the Clean Air Act.
"...Dept., the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency notified Alcoa on Jan. 9 that it..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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Righteous readers respond to recent rape reportage, and our Best of Austin issue garners a kudo or two.
"...That presents strong evidence on which to base the DWI charge. If..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

Progress or PR?
"...is just what they've been forced to do," said Ron Giles. "And as long as they continue to burn..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Emmylou Harris
At 63, Emmylou Harris still drives a 'Hard Bargain'
"...of its covers, a song written by the Canada's Ron Sexsmith. "It's a wonderful song," she asserts. "I think..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

The Drakes
For the Sake of the Song
"...ranges from Alice Cooper to Toni Price. Together Matt Giles, Michael "Cornbread" Traylor, Ron Flynt, Vicente Rodriguez, and Tom..."

April 29, 2011 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Talking Trash
A huge garbage dump in northeast Travis County causes a stink with its neighbors.
"...located between U.S. 290 East and Blue Goose and Giles roads. Sitting around English's dining room table, the three..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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Our readers talk back.
"...Eliot Ness and the revenuers never put the booze barons out of business. Repeal and a regulated market for..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Column

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