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Sunset vs. Goliath
Tiny Sunset Valley defends the aquifer -- but could use a little neighborly help
"...crank down the windows and set off on a tour of this little speck of a town, where donkeys..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...similar suits filed across the country June 4 against four major airlines. The complaint charges that Ahmed's experience indicates..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: W.W.P.D.?
The curious semantics of "progressive" politics
"...in 1997. She, in fact, did not. We regret our error...."

March 22, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Tax and Spend ... and Pave
Travis County voters say yes to more roads.
"...County voters -- 14% of them -- passed all four bond propositions by respectable margins...."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Isn't It FABulous?
Austin considers a $95 million incentives package for AMD
"...much less an operation that will require up to four million gallons of water per day...."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Dell Computer moves to drinking water protection zone, sister neighborhoods program to launch May 20, Bruce Mills becomes Chief of Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Tom Ridge.
"...to many enviro reps, particularly given the fact that Save Our Springs Alliance leaders had successfully lobbied other major..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Inside Agitator
Fulani Follower Stokes Fires of Resentment and Reform
"...Of course, Curtis' theatrics make sense when the cameras are rolling,..."

Dec. 12, 1997 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...facto two-party system" pitting "the environment vs. developers, the Save Our Springs Alliance vs. the Chamber of Com­merce, the..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: Saving Water From Ourselves
Task force urges 'aggressive' conservation and reuse strategies
"...the mouthful of a name – the Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force – deserve buckets of beer or..."

July 4, 2014 News Column

Top 10 Environmental Stories
Save Our Springs' anniversary, Al Armendariz's move, and the bag ban
"...approval of an ordinance limiting development over the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aqui­fer. The year also marked..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

WTP4: Still Bitter Waters
The controversy that won't die
"...fighting fires" and that Tovo's opposition to WTP4 puts "our future water supply at risk."..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Taking Budget Mountain by Strategy
To balance the city's long-term accounts, financial discussions need to climb beyond the General Fund
"...other revenue streams, like development fees; and whether, through our accumulated debt, Austin's been living beyond its means. Shifting..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Spring fever: Council members' minds adrift
"...Banging this column out a couple of hours before the Chronicle's initial round of City Council endorsement..."

April 4, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Voters Opportunity to Speak to the Powers That Be
"...Dear Editor, Does it make sense that saving Barton Springs is cheaper than paving its watershed? Does it make..."

May 10, 2006 Postmarks

The 'Chronicle' Is Right When I Agree With What It Says
"...and developers accountable and to stand up for Barton Springs. Austin, and Barton Springs, would have long ago been..."

May 10, 2006 Postmarks

The Rise of McMansions
Those large-scale "starter castles" on postage-stamp plots of land bring two of the Austin City Council's most cherished ideals into direct conflict.
"...principle reinforced at regular intervals by the Planning Commission, Save Our Springs Alliance, and the Sierra Club. That ideal..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does
When you signed that petition, did you get to read the fine print?
"...election this week – and perhaps decided whether to "Save yourself for Kinky (or Carole)" or instead hie yourself..."

March 3, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Who's Taking Who?
The inside game of the 'property rights' legislation reveals the usual suspects
"...spent the past weeks, days, and now, the final hours, prevailing on senators to do the right thing. On..."

May 13, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...confirmed its utter contempt for the boundaries of political discourse." – U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land,..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...like to both thank you and chide you for your article published in today's Chronicle about Tesía Samara ["The..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Column

Here a Box, There a Box, Everywhere a Big Box
One Lowe's, two Wal-Marts, and three sets of angry Southside citizens
"..."In order to preserve the quality of life our community is accustomed to, it is important to change..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Michael King's essays on journalism and governance often entertain, no more so than in..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column

Gary Bradley's Bitter Wisdom
Gary Bradley contemplates life.
"...an impact on some individual lives, especially some of our community's children."..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature

She's One of Us
Mike Clark-Madison Profiles New City Manager Toby Futrell
"...three to five years, get fired from 50% of your jobs, and move to the next bigger city. I've..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The Chieftains of the Green Tribe need to remember that City Council represents all Austinites.
"...keep Austin Austin." It is not a place where our "core readers" live and everyone else is just a..."

May 3, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Commissioners in the Spotlight
Candidates line up for county commissioner seats.
"...This election cycle has four commissioners' seats up for grabs. While three Democratic incumbents..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Robin Rather, Brigid Shea, Mary Arnold leave the SOS board; Town Lake park tree not 300 yeears old after all.
"...set of events has started to unfold within the Save Our Springs Alliance. Two key players -- SOS chair..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Whole Truce
Gary Bradley ponders the significance of his proposed settlement agreement with the city of Austin.
"...district bill was declared unconstitutional in 1997 by District Court Judge Scott McCown, who noted the narrow focus of..."

Feb. 25, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...her environmental roots as the executive director of the Save Our Springs Alliance. After leaving her battle-weary city council..."

Feb. 21, 1997 News Feature

Crocodile Goes Head-to-Head With Alligator
Nomadic Notions owner lives to tell the tale
"...Longtime business owner and Save Our Springs Alliance Treasurer Robert Corbin – known to..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Sarah Mortimer

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