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Austin: Fruitiest City of All Time?
"...decide on whether to go ahead with a sweeping smoking ban that will affect everyone in the city. I'm..."

May 2, 2005 Postmarks

Thank You Michael King!!
"...can say is amen, brother, to your most articulate anti-smoking stance in this week's Chron [“Point Austin,” News, April..."

April 20, 2005 Postmarks

Some Businesses Will Be Forced to Close
"...of Clicks Billiards. When Tempe, Ariz., passed a strict nonsmoking ordinance my sales in Tempe dropped 35%. I had..."

April 18, 2005 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...his election when he was first tentative about the smoking ordinance. I watched as he became more informed about..."

June 11, 2004 Column

Mayor Wynn Deserves More Credit and Has Earned More Respect Than the 'Chronicle' Has Given Him
"...his election when he was first tentative about the smoking ordinance. I watched as he became more informed about..."

June 9, 2004 Postmarks

Limiting Personal Freedoms Can Be OK
"...he states, "There is nothing progressive about supporting any ban on legal personal behavior" ["Page Two," Nov. 7]. Where..."

Nov. 10, 2003 Postmarks

Naked City
The feds' curious "hemp rule" gets laughed at in court
" present oral arguments regarding the DEA's attempt to ban food products containing hemp seeds and oil. Back in..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Goths, Goths, Goths
"...Wickham of Elysium reports the latest wrinkle in the smoking-ban saga is a proposal to outlaw smoking in live..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Naked City
" council: More hearings and possible action on the anti-smoking ordinance (see TCB); return engagements for superduplexes (see below)..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

" the issuance of new taxi permits and a smoking ban in city parks. See "City Hall Hustle."..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature

"...It's a jam-packed agenda, including final approval of a smoking ban in public parks, adoption of a solid waste..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Feature

Off the Record
The 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival draws to a close, as does Emo's outside on Sixth Street
"...the Dark tour, formed a fractured narrative, torn between suburban classics and personal bloodletting. "Runaway" proved a festival highlight,..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Austin celebrates 20 years as the live music capital of the world; OTR bristles
"...items or a donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Little Red Corvette..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Gimme shelter: Red Eyed Fly's 10-year anniversary, the Happen-Ins' Southern harmony, and HAAM Benefit Day.
"...of the Allman Brothers and CSN&Y, especially in the band's thunderous version of "Cortez the Killer." Even that was..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Room 710 prepares to shut its doors, Amy Cook goes under the lens, and introducing The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology
"...Moser's 1981 tour diary with the hotel-wrecking Joe Ely Band, the book also reminds us to root for the..."

July 31, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Spiros closes and now Room 710, too? Meanwhile, the Bizarros' long, strange trip returns them to the Hole in the Wall.
"...close its doors and begin the process of declaring bankruptcy on Aug. 2, if not sooner. "The fact that..."

June 12, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

"...this week with state senators, effectively killing a proposed smoking ban while reviving a once-dead bill to allow concealed..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature

SXSW Rocked, but Here's a Question
"...painter's respirator mask, I didn't even notice that the "smoking ban" isn't real. Just wondering, though: How are the..."

April 4, 2009 Postmarks

Rockin' Solutions: A Four-Piece Combo
Highlights of solutions emerging from the four Live Music Task Force subcommittees
"...charge gladly: 80% to 100% goes directly to the band. If there's no cover, put at least $5 to..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Needs to Support Clubs
"...why very few bars were not enthusiastically supporting the smoking ban. They were losing money big time. Why doesn't..."

April 18, 2008 Postmarks

Naked City
"...program last month. Meanwhile, legislators wrestled over a tepid smoking ban, the governor's border-security bludgeon, and a quick fix..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature

More City, SoCo Cafe Fracas
After busting South Congress Cafe back in February 2005 for unpermitted construction of a decked rear patio and privacy fence that covered city sidewalk and right-of-way, city still at odds with eatery
"...with enforcement actions over unpermitted decks, especially since the smoking ban pushed smokers outdoors. "It's hard to understand their..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Rolling Stones came to Zilker Park, for a Bigger Bang evening that everyone agrees was "transplendent." Said Mick, "Bob..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...You say "Edson's first band was reportedly called Uncle Uh Uh & the Uh..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Column

'Shut Up and Dance'
"...was to show respect for the performer. Wow, the band has two drummers and a huge stack of Marshall..."

Oct. 4, 2006 Postmarks

Final Countdown
Thirty-three years of Back Room shows and events can hardly be summed up in one timeline
"...April 4, 1985: Austin all-star band the True Believers takes the Back Room stage for..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

The Back Room's curtain call after almost 33 years, live music crosses the gay divide at Chain Drive, and a sore groin foils Beck's secret Continental Club show
"...Shortly thereafter, the success of major-label Austin bands Dangerous Toys and Pariah helped the club become best-known..."

June 30, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Our readers talk back.
"...headlines with our troubles. I had a very angry ex-husband who had some political strength. Fourteen years later God..."

June 23, 2006 Column

For the Common Good
"...shoved into their mouths. Now that we have a smoking ban and are soon to have a helmet law,..."

June 19, 2006 Postmarks

If we can now get arrested for even acting drunk, we may need Emo's, Daniel Johnston and Dale Watson more than ever
"...they're not out as much is that between the smoking ban and [possibly] being arrested for [public intoxication], it's..."

April 7, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

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