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Stranger than Fiction: Spoon previews new album, the smoking ban returns, the Gourds let a few fly
"...warmed up, half of Austin and Interpol singer Paul Banks filed in to watch the group preview songs from..."

March 4, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Our readers talk back.
"...which provides software and information technology services primarily to banks and insurers. This unit was formed in 1968 as..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Column

Cover Austin
"...faces issues transcending typical partisan classification such as the smoking ban and toll roads. Another hot issue is growth..."

Jan. 12, 2005 Postmarks

Metal up yer ass and other delights: The Back Room turns 30.
"...lean times because, Olivarez explains, "a lot of those bands didn't want to play a place that had been..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Libertarians Think Small-Business Owners Capitalist Pigs
"...exemptions from the Austin City Council from the now-failing smoking ban. Others effectively killed light rail. Small-business owners sneer..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Postmarks

Naked City
"...The City Council voted 4-3 to approve a controversial smoking ban -- while at the same time sowing the..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Clifford comes home, Steamboat packs up, and Spoon seeks a pianist transplant
"...B-3 behemoth Sauce Gonzales, and the usual Blue Monday Band regulars including Derek O'Brien and George Rains. "It's showtime,"..."

June 6, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Council We Deserve?
In the races for City Council, it's a search for competence amidst the chaff
"...The single exception this year may be the proposed smoking ordinance, which could be a wild card affecting both..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Letters @ 3AM
Ban what you please, although the current campaign against secondhand smoke will not prevent the 21st-century universe from killing us. It merely provides the illusion of safety.
"...Ban me from restaurants, bars, beaches, parks – I'm a..."

July 21, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Point Austin: The Wages of Civility
The Supreme Court confirms that elections have consequences
"...decision by the court to uphold Trump's determination to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. By a series of..."

June 29, 2018 News Column by Michael King

The Law Makes No Allowances
"...Dear Editor, While there was a notable lack of smoking at the Autolux/Raveonettes show at the Parish on May..."

May 20, 2005 Postmarks

Let Me Speak for Myself; Don't Protect Me
"...that nonsmokers are chomping at the bit for the ban to go through, so they can start freely frequenting..."

April 14, 2005 Postmarks

If You're a Viper
From 'La Cucaracha' to Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson: P-O-T
"...Who wrote the first song about smoking pot?..."

May 25, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Gun Crazy!
Barack Obama may not be coming to get your weapons – but he's sure doing wonders for gun & ammo sales
"...similar weapons – the kinds of armaments that were banned for 10 years, until 2004, when Congress allowed the..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Leave Choice to Individual
"...a choice whether they want to be in a smoking environment or not. Before going full-throttle in the wrong..."

April 28, 2005 Postmarks

Where Does Their Information Come From?
"...hangs on the whim of a fickle public, and smoking, well, let's just say that it's easier to quit..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
"...effort to enforce the rules – against Los Angeles band Ozomatli, still set to perform for the City Council..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
"...Bill, he credits some ancient Klingon Aesop, quoted by Khan/Montalban in Star Trek II, as the source of the..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Column

Sorry, We Never Assume Readers Agree With Us
"...The Chronicle is clearly against the smoking ordinance, but you seem to assume that all right-thinking..."

Oct. 13, 2003 Postmarks

This Ain't No KOA
Don't Let the Tent Flap Hit You on Your Way Out...
" charge of fielding questions about the city-wide camping ban. As spokesman for the municipal entity responsible for enforcing..."

Feb. 16, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Our readers talk back.
"...I have been quite confused about the Chronicle's hardcore anti-smoking ordinance lobbying. I wonder why a progressive paper that..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Column

Reefer Roundup: 12/30/11
Your drug war news
" in every fifteen high school seniors today is smoking pot on a daily or near daily basis," Lloyd..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Page Two: Living Just Enough for the City
City sound limits and national anti-immigration movements share absolutism and intransigence
"...acceptable levels of live music to heavy-traffic levels. The no-smoking ordinance followed. Keep in mind that this ordinance was..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Here's the Truth and What's Really Important:
"...To anyone with a brain, OK, so clubs want smoking for the few (and that is the case; they..."

April 18, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...turn dirt on the 88-acre shopping center on the banks of Little Barton Creek. Village leaders view the project..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Former Club Owner
"...I began building a Downtown club just before the smoking issue came up and the ban had passed. My..."

Jan. 14, 2010 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• No smoking, for bars or cars: Today (Thursday), Sept. 1, a..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
", approved on second reading Mayor Gus Garcia's proposed anti-smoking ordinance. The measure now includes exemptions for bingo parlors,..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...constitution. The protests themselves have a lot of red banners, hammers and sickles, etc. Symbols not normally connected with..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Column

The Luv Doc: Forest Fires!
Blue hair is flammable. Don't let any geezer tell you different.
"...People can't be smoking during heat waves; smokers should use nicotine gum. Camp..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

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