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Weed Watch
California votes in favor of bill that would legalize industrial hemp farming; and bill that would legalize medi-pot for seriously ill patients moves forward in New Mexico
"...farming, claiming that because the Controlled Substances Act doesn't differentiate between hemp and its psychoactive brother marijuana, hemp farming..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

To Marfa, on a Tuesday in December
When high art and hipness move in, what happens to a tiny Texas town?
"...I should not have been so surprised. The opening featured the dream yarns and hacksawed Americana of Matthew Day..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Keane

The Roberts Court Begins Its First Term
Abortion, assisted suicide, and free speech vs. campaign reform on the docket
"...In Gonzales, et al. v. Oregon, et al., the feds argue that Oregon law runs afoul of the Controlled..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Day Trips
The High Plains wine country offers wine lovers a nice selection of quality wineries to tour and enjoy a sampling of their wares
"...It wasn't until 1971 that two Texas Tech University professors began experimenting with growing commercial varieties of grapes in..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The Texas Metal Arts Festival in Gruene features 25 of the top creative metalworkers in the state showing their creations ranging from fine jewelry to large outdoor sculptures
"...The Texas Metal Arts festival rocks and rolls with the heavy guns of regional..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Good Art Hunting
'Cracks in the Pavement' is back, giving Austinites another chance to discover art left on sidewalks, under bridges, beside freeways, in park bushes, and in other unlikely corners of the cityscape
"...red: "Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life. Lucky Numbers 12, 19, 30, 34, 44, 46." It..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...and acquaintances have asked as to why I don't transfer my bright child to Matthews or Lee. I am..."

June 3, 2005 Column

It Was the Readers Poll Result, Voted on by Our Readers
"...a break [Food, May 20]! With Austin's own Anderson's Coffee Co., that's like comparing McDonald’s to Dan's or Fran's...."

May 31, 2005 Postmarks

Film News
The pair behind 'Dear Pillow' is at it again; plus, IFP issues, Cannes kudos, and Digital Light Processing lightsabers
"...and both rewriting the script by former UT Michener fellows Tasca Shadix (she wrote the dreamy The Book of..."

May 27, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...– State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, attacking state Rep...."

April 29, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

It Takes a Village
Christine Albert & Chris Gage experience another Austin musical rite of passage: the benefit
"...wrote a candid, revealing essay about an Austin reality: life on a weekly basis at a live music venue...."

April 8, 2005 Music Feature by Christine Albert

Weird by Design
City's proposed design standards emphasize livability, walkability, and flexibility
"...water. Our weirdness is legendary. Our funk is indisputable. Few and lonely are those who deny Austin's rightful place..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Lounge Lizards' 25th Anniversary Show
Texas Union Ballroom, Saturday, January 29, 2005
"...home. Or maybe you should just swing for the fence and get a timeshare in Santa Fe. Word on..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Weed Watch
Amazonian hallucinogen OK – for now – in religious observances
"...Federal drug warriors took a hit on Dec. 8 when..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Soldier's Heart
Thousands of Iraq War veterans will come home to face serious psychological problems and a system unready to help them
"...next morning Joshua saw the dried blood on his wife. "Oh God," she recalls him saying. "I did that."..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Dan Frosch

The True Cost of Empire
The sacrifices of U.S. soldiers represent only an installment on the payments due
"...The Chronicle's news feature story this week is unusual, both in its particular..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Film News
Austin movie crews are coming home for the holidays and should quickly unpack for frightful film fun
"...Dune's remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Focus Features' Revolver, starring Buffy her own bad self, Sarah Michelle..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Counting the Felonies
A list of the persons and corporations indicted in the TRMPAC investigation, and the charges against them
"...The 32 felony indictments announced Sept. 21 by Travis Co. prosecutors charge..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Counting the Felonies
A list of the persons and corporations indicted in the TRMPAC investigation, and the charges against them
"...The 32 felony indictments announced Sept. 21 by Travis Co. prosecutors charge..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Page Two
Steve Earle brings Townes Van Zandt's ghost along on Silver City's magical mystery tour; it hangs around for the Toronto Film Festival
"...Not surprisingly, given my narcoleptic tendencies, I fell asleep almost as soon as the bus ride began...."

Sept. 17, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Texican Cafe
Recognizing a long-overlooked far-South gem
"...Texican Cafe11940 Manchaca Rd., 282-9094..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Food Review by Mick Vann

Food-o-File
Make room for some foodie news
"...pears at all area farmers' markets for the next few weekends...."

Sept. 10, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
If it's late August, it must be heaven for Austin chile heads; plus, paying visits to husband-and-wife teams living their restaurant dreams
"...the past couple of weekends and met two delightful husband-and-wife teams who have forsaken the big city to live..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Art of the Business of Art
Gallery owners David Berman, Wally Workman, and Steve Clark talk about their lives promoting artists and selling art
"...across a canvas or the satisfying slice of a knife making its way through a fresh hunk of clay...."

July 30, 2004 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

The Sauce Boss
Lauri Raymond looks back on – and forward to – the life and times of SASS dressing
"...Carol. Although their lives have included periods living in different cities and pursuing paths that weren't always parallel, the..."

June 11, 2004 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Lioness in Winter
Eliza Gilkyson finds her roar
"...scene, Eliza Gilkyson with him, the love of her life. They cuddle on a living room chair together, gazing..."

April 30, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

When Wagner Became WAGNER
With 'The Flying Dutchman,' Richard Wagner made opera bigger than big
"...and the whole story for the entire opera," says professor John Weinstock of the Department of Germanic Studies at..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...trove. Chicago septet Manishevitz, with their fourth disc City Life (on the SC-distributed JagJaguar), brims with lush instrumentation and..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

Get on the Ground!
Bett Williams navigates contemporary culture with a wicked pen and a wrestling mat, and she'll be at BookPeople on Friday.
"...cuts through the dense ideological clouds surrounding much modern lesbian/feminist groupthink, a sustained and successful retelling of the most..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...could agree with the optimistic thought that "within a few years of this massive dismantling most of those social..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Column

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