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Naked City
The James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act wins approval at a House committee hearing, after several hours of emotional testimony.
"...the only Jewish child among 4,300 students in the Santa Fe school district, suffered at the hands of other..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood thought her previous column about local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information began pouring in via phone, fax, and e-mail.
"...local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Chronicles
The Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
"...of one to five. Then Chronicle marketing director Tommi Ferguson and I look at the scores, read over every..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Clay Smith

In Person
It probably seems a little unlikely. A 33-foot midnight blue tour bus rolls into town at dusk. And former Austin Poetry Slam Team member Mike Henry was on it.
"...I jumped onto the bus (along with fellow Austin slammer Jason Edwards) in Phoenix. It immediately became..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Books Feature by Mike Henry

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...new apartments on the other side of the chainlink fence a couple of blocks from his corner -- home..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Food-o-File
In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood divulges her foodie news and gives a Mother's Day gift idea.
"...traditions complete with anecdotes and pictures would be the perfect gift for Mom this year and a family treasure..."

May 5, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Mercedes Martinez Restaurant & Bar
It's All in the Latitude
"...of chips while you scan the lengthy menu that offers both traditional Tex-Mex favorites and some more creative, upscale..."

March 10, 2000 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Growth Industry
Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Bank on Consumers' Hunger for Natural Foods
"...2000, including locations in such Wild Oats-dominated markets as Santa Fe, Denver, Atlanta, and Seattle. By 2005, according to..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Beefed-up
"This is food you know; there are no surprises," Chronicle food writer Barbara Chisholm declares about Ray's Steakhouse.
"...a wine man), and he's happy. He is also professionally successful, so he can afford lots of steak. And..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Downtown by Design
Downtown design guidelines provide a blueprint for the future of the central city.
"...of its Downtown Initiative, one of the package's many features was a charge to the city's long-in-place but largely..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Shaky Railing
Three former Capital Metro board members and two former employees claim that the transportation agency attempted to put Longhorn Railway, its costly freight rail operator, out of business.
"...is in precarious financial condition, but there are vastly differing opinions of how the company ended up in dire..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Postscripts
The successes of two Texas authors from the Panhandle; upcoming events at the Harry Ransom Center at UT; and information on how to attend the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival.
"...at The Permanent Press, Martin Shepard, called him in Santa Fe, where he was visiting a friend, and left..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

Across the Universe
Gearing up for a new national tour of her hit show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Lily Tomlin took a few minutes to talk about connectedness -- her connectedness with The Search, with audiences, and with Austin.
"...apparent than in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the play by Jane Wagner that..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hissing Fits
Bryan Mealer sinks his teeth into the 1999 Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup.
"...this Friday night are the train horns hoisted 30 feet in the air blowing at ear-piercing decibels shooting 10-foot..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Features Feature by Bryan Mealer

Final Judges
Profiles of the Short Story Contest judges.
"...has also taught creative writing at the College of Santa Fe...."

Sept. 17, 1999 Features Feature

Articulations
South Bank Update
"...City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Santa Fe Opera House; and..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Postmarks
Don't Shelve Smart Growth
"...Smart Growth, they do not trust the process. Many feel left out and believe that the city will do..."

July 2, 1999 Column

Off The Bookshelf
I Know This Much Is True
"...(including Hendrix, Morrison, and a Joe Ely show in Santa Fe), Urrea's three-legged dog, and memory. But this book..."

June 25, 1999 Books Feature

MERCEDES MARTINEZ RESTAURANT & BAR: JUST LACKING A CROWD
"...such as chile con queso ($3.95 small; $4.95 large), stuffed jalapeños (MM's version comes deep-fried), nachos, and quesadillas offered..."

June 18, 1999 Food Feature

A Cowboy in the Kitchen: Recipes from Reata and Texas West of the Pecos
"...The aura of Edna Ferber's epic Texas novel Giant loomed large over West Texas..."

April 9, 1999 Food Feature

Trailer Tales
Postscripts
"...out about your book? Witness the latest adventures of Santa Fe mystery writer Walter Satterthwait, who began his Terrible..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...AMOA -- under the leadership of new director Elizabeth Ferrer -- was able to let go of the project's..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Day Trips
"...the road was once the the bed for the Santa Fe Railroad tracks between Saratoga and Bragg. After the..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Postscripts
"...Expo America recently took place, and where Texas Book Festival director Cyndi Hughes took it upon herself to assemble..."

June 12, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

Trip to Bountiful
The Third Visit to Tuna Still Yields a Profusion of Delights
"...of Tuna, Texas, I know just how ol' Tom feels. The set for Red, White, and Tuna, the third..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
The Warden of the Asylum
"...don't know what to do with myself." Warden is referring to his signing with Asylum Records, which recently underwent..."

May 8, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

In Person
"...a bohemian young man named Jason into an increasingly feral lifestyle, an obsession with carrion, and a gradual alienation..."

March 27, 1998 Books Feature

Texas by Georgia
How O'Keeffe Adopted the Lone Star State
"...1928 When she lived in the Texas Panhandle, Georgia O'Keeffe stared across the vast empty spaces and walked down..."

March 20, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Dancing About Architecture
Whither Austin or: Funny, It Looks Bigger on TV
"...recently in Austin. After all, I only caught a few minutes of MTV's all-day airing of the Sports and..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Summer of Laugh
This Year, Austin Comics Got Really Hot
"...by Robert Faires It was the essay that struck fear into the heart of every young student. "How I..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

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