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Day Trips
"...Cut into the side of an East Texas hill and shaded by towering pine trees, the village..."

April 25, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Live Shots
" Harold McMillan and River City Bluez -- the Southwest Texas State University professor had his crew of past..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Music Feature

Celebrated for the Least of Reasons
Chronicle reviewer Tom Doyal has took to writin' just like Larry L. King, the playwright behind The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (and much more, Doyal reveals, in his review of King's new book of letters).
"...and astute social satire The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. And, while Whorehouse is a wonderful achievement, it is..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Books Feature by Tom Doyal

Lifelong Loves
James White's Formula for Success
" the Broken Spoke, the last of the true Texas dance halls and damn sure proud of it. All..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
The sometime Austinite tours the U.S. for the first time since 1969
"...of flower power, and the audience were in altered states. They were completely wild. I found a cardboard crown..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Day Trips
"...agriculture techniques. Entertainers and orators traveled a circuit around Texas hitting towns where they could draw an audience of..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
"...Nov. 8: Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas Executive Director Peggy Romberg addresses the Travis Co. Democratic..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature

The Death and Life of Free Radio
Austin microradio lived fast and died young -- can the movement live to broadcast another day?
", to commercial stations whose advertisers could finance the state-of-the-art equipment and professional broadcasters it takes to run a..."

June 22, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Short Cuts
"...hometown audience. The screening was a benefit for the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund (TFPF), and the house was packed...."

Dec. 25, 1998 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Person
"...and Joann Cole Mitte Chair in Creative Writing at Southwest Texas State University come fall 1999, is not exactly..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Books Feature

In Memoriam
"...about 30 faculty members (most of them from the University of California system) "to discuss the current situation in..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

The Adventures of Sancho Panza
Guitar Techs
" on the wall, he quickly tidies up his statement. "But, it wasn't a very good period for her...."

June 23, 1995 Music Feature

Fall is officially here once the press releases grow to an unmanageable heap on Clay Smith's desk. This week, upcoming literary events are listed, including Nathan Englander, John Phillip Santos, Elmer Kelton, and Dan Savage.
" festival, and who will be attending this year's Texas Book Festival. The press was recognized particularly for its..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

Pioneer Grit and Newfangled Novels
Debra Monroe's Hill Country Life
" part really, a writer's dream. Deep in the Texas Hill Country, not too far from the river, on..."

April 17, 1998 Books Feature by Tom Doyal

Don't forget to take your bilberry extract.
"...time for UT Press to release The French in Texas (François Lagarde, editor; $55, $24.95 paper)?... Secondly, Louis Mendoza..."

April 4, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

This Week ...
"...The Southwestern Writers Collection's "The Writer John Graves" symposium at the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 Books Feature

In Person
508 Center Street in Kyle, Texas, was Katherine Anne Porter's home from 1892 to 1902. But last Wednesday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx was on hand to officially open it to the public.
"...of the Literary Center. 508 Center Street in Kyle, Texas, was Porter's home from 1892 to 1902. The home..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Books Feature by Amanda Eyre Ward

Life's Enriched Pageant
Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers.
" (as adjunct professor at his alma mater, and Southwest Texas State University, and elsewhere), he's even written an..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

America Gone Awry
Philip Roth's strength as a novelist, Tom Grimes says, is that he never writes as if he's finally reached a point of permanent self-definition. He's always searching for that definition, as a writer, as a Jew, and now, through the aging, reclusive Nathan Zuckerman, as an American.
"...preach, but entitlement and privilege and aristocracy is the state of being we crave...."

June 23, 2000 Books Feature by Tom Grimes

"...collections, The Source of Trouble and A Wild, Cold State. She teaches creative writing at Southwest Texas State University...."

May 12, 2000 Books Review by Debra Monroe

Taken to Task
AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione presents the district's dropout prevention task force recommendations, but not all members of the community are happy with the results.
"...more Austin students reach graduation. "I was in a state of anxiety because I didn't know if I could..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The $10 house in which Katherine Anne Porter grew up in Kyle is now worth nearly $1 million due to fundraising efforts to save and restore the house. What does the change mean for Porter's reputation?
"...that she is finally attaining the endorsement as a Texas writer that had largely eluded her while she was..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

Tycoon Cowgirl
Terri Hendrix
"...Dropping out, Hendrix transferred to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and majored in..."

May 8, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Celebrity Reviews
" the director of the creative writing program at Southwest Texas State University. Tom Doyal is an Austin writer..."

May 1, 1998 Books Feature

Katy Cusack
"...for a world premiere run May 3-28 at the State Theatre on Congress. The production will star actors G...."

Dec. 15, 1995 Arts Column

Earthen Works at the Austin Museum of Art Revolution in Clay
"...of clay. Michel Conroy, associate professor of art at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, describes the show..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Arts Feature

Music Recommended
Shawn Colvin, Timbuk 3
"...Polk's students." See for yourself why this pianist and Southwest Texas State University professor is the guru of Austin's..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Music Feature

Toros Pay Tribute to Johnson
"...a pregame concert by Expression Association, a choir from Texas State University. And for the kids out there, the..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
AISD's Reagan Safety Probe
"...Leonard Woods -- to form its review team. The Texas School Safety Center at Southwest Texas State University will..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Short Cuts
On the road with Rock Opera, how to get your tix for Waking Life, and Robert Benton talks about writing.
"...a lotta both, with various massive disasters scattered from Texas to California to Vancouver to Salt Lake City and..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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