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"...who would support market solutions for issues like the smoking ban, gay marriage, and affordable housing, and supports Prop...."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Finally, some SXSW wristband info – act fast! – and a rare Doug Sahm film appearance hits DVD. Elsewhere, Charles Attal and 'Misprint' magazine add to their local legends.
"...Grulke isn't sure if the economic effects of the smoking ban made club owners more willing to come aboard..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Here Comes the Guv
Kinky Friedman lights up his campaign
"...various careers – as the frontman for the Seventies band Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys; as the writer..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

I Said 'Some Smokers Might Not Be Pigs!'
"...drug addiction. (For the record, I voted against the smoking ban.) Upon reflection, however, I do feel my use..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Postmarks

Nonsmokers Are Just All-Around Better People Than Smokers
"...presumably in Austin watersheds, is not because of the smoking ban. It's because the vast majority of Austin smokers..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Postmarks

" of his classmates monopolized the media between the smoking ban and the Longhorns' march to Wednesday's Rose Bowl...."

Dec. 30, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Ho ho ho. Christmastime brickbats and bouquets.

Dec. 23, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Clean Water, Clean Government Campaign Kicks Off
SOS Alliance wants more open and more proactive government on aquifer issues
"...the petition drive, as he did with the successful smoking ban initiative. More details on the newest effort are..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...Downtown enjoyable. I've spent more money Downtown since the smoking ban went into effect than I think I have..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Column

You Dirty Smokers!
"...Downtown enjoyable. I've spent more money Downtown since the smoking ban went into effect than I think I have..."

Nov. 21, 2005 Postmarks

The Astros' World Series run prompts memories from longtime fans, and memories of smoking in local bars will stay just that

Oct. 28, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

City Beautification for Public, Darker Matters Behind Closed Doors
City Council notes
"...firefighters, and even the new lawsuit against our month-old smoking ban. More confidential talks over firefighter bargaining continue today..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Beside the Point: Zoned Out
"...and the Warehouse Saloon & Billiards lawsuit against the smoking ban. There's also that annoying matter of the increasingly..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Column by Michael King

The gumbo's spilled over into the chili
"...benefit Saturday at the Flamingo Cantina... South Austin Jug Band, Jane Bond, Seth Walker, Oliver Rajamani, and more play..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Cheney in Austin
Yes, it's a joke
"...The following draft agenda was reportedly discovered abandoned near the Austin Convention Center, under the initials "D.C."..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin steps up to help our New Orleans brothers and sisters the best way we know how: benefits, benefits, benefits
"...9) New Orleans Relief Fund Jazz Band at the Austin Farmers' Market, Republic Square Park. 10-11:30am.SUNDAY10)..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Damnedest Thing
"...Damnedest thing. Is Austin actually going to enforce this "smoking ban" thing [“911, We've Got a Smoker,” Music, Sept...."

Sept. 2, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
Moving treatment plant draws both applause and scrutiny from enviros
"...things that Watson accomplished. He's basically had that, the smoking ban, and toll roads...."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Vote Not Counted
"...["Postmarks," June 17] I also was disenfranchised, in the smoking ban election. Seems that despite my never having altered..."

June 20, 2005 Postmarks

Austin Loses Sidekicks
"...I don't want to chock it up to the smoking ban, as it hasn't even gone into effect, but..."

June 14, 2005 Postmarks

Austin Used to Be Cool, What Happened?
"...Dear Editor, Austin, what happened? First the smoking ban passed and now you voted Starbucks the best..."

May 26, 2005 Postmarks

Dealey: No Regional Base + No Target Audience = Few Votes
Place 3
"...for the election showed up to vote on the smoking ban, not the council candidates. That gave the candidates..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Restoring Services a Priority for Dunkerley
Place 4
"...returns, where they ultimately saw their fight against a smoking ban go up in smoke...."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin Is Just Dallas-Fort Worth Waiting to Happen
"...11pm noise ordinance, ignoring free markets and imposing a smoking ban on every single bar owner, current developments that..."

May 11, 2005 Postmarks

One Word
"...Dear Editor, Re: the recently passed smoking ban, I'd like to share one word with 34,197..."

May 11, 2005 Postmarks

Lease Sixth Street to Disney?
"...Dear Editor, Congrats on the smoking ban! Now Austin will have the same vibrant music..."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

Field trips to Houston and San Antonio, to see people coming to our own field in September
"...Black Crowes, Allman Brothers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cliff, Gov't Mule, Zap Mama, Mike..."

May 6, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Lance Armstrong Foundation Supporter but Not Funder
"...very public support of Onward Austin and the proposed smoking ban. I am proud of the LAF's support of..."

April 20, 2005 Postmarks

What About the Occasional Smoker?
"...Dear Louis, For the sake of the smoking-ban argument, which like most "controversies" in Austin tends to..."

April 18, 2005 Postmarks

All Places Should Be Nonsmoking
"...that they might actually increase their audiences with a smoking ban. As it is, Austin is "the Live Music..."

April 4, 2005 Postmarks

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