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Reform on Hold
Want Telecom Reform? Hang Up and Dial Again
"...service in Texas will ever be competitive. Or whether Southwestern Bell will ever enter other telecom markets, like long-distance..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Media Clips
Southwestern Bell and Time Warner push Jump.Net and other small Internet service providers out of the Austin market with anti-competitive pricing schemes.
"...make it even bigger); and SBC owns several Baby Bell phone companies and is positioning itself to be a..."

May 26, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Tied Up in Cable, Mauro Tries to Stop the Pipeline, Smart Growth reconsidered, and Hyde Park Redux
"...after posing a similar challenge to a suit from Southwestern Bell...."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Off the Desk:
"...`Net-surfing? The franchise fees that the city gets from Southwestern Bell, Austin CableVision and Southern Union Gas are, in..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

Telephone Hangups
Telecommunications Ordinance Passes, Fees and All
"...simply -- takes the current franchise fee paid by Southwestern Bell for using the city's rights-of-way to run its..."

March 7, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

What I Learned at the Dot-Bomb Revolution
Robert Bryce recounts his short, happy career in the Internet wave
"...Dell will win. Do not bet against them.The Baby Bells Are Evil Remember just a few years ago, when..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Texas by Georgia
How O'Keeffe Adopted the Lone Star State
"...and influences. The museum's current exhibition, "American Images: The Southwestern Bell Collection of 20th-Century Art" includes a lovely O'Keeffe..."

March 20, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

After 40 Years of Hard Labor, Joe Gunn Steps Down
The longtime AFL-CIO leader ends a chapter of Texas labor history
"...Sills said once Gunn toured with a donkey, symbolizing Southwestern Bell's stubbornness; another time, Gunn said, "I asked workers..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
University of Texas employees will be staging a sickout to protest low pay and benefits; citizen planners in the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team are honored for their work; the Dawson Neighborhood Association tries to reach a compromise to keep Southwestern Bell from tearing down homes in their neighborhood; The Save Our Springs Alliance honors Brigid Shea as a "Barton Springs Hero"; Statesman political reporter Dylan Rivera leaves for Portland, Oregon.
"...their neighborhood. Members of the Dawson Neighborhood Association say Southwestern Bell turned a minor inconvenience into a major hassle..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...back in 1995 -- with the at-least-qualified support of Southwestern Bell -- fairly miraculous...."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin needs an honest discussion of how much we spend on public safety.
"...comes from licenses, franchise fees charged to people like Southwestern Bell and Time Warner Cable, and miscellaneous nickels and..."

May 24, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Sad songs for local choral companies -- Austin ProChorus ends its song and Chorus Austin lets go its executive director -- but a sweet tune for Arts Center Stage: a million-dollar donation from Southwestern Bell.
"...Center for the Performing Arts. The gift, from the Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC) Foundation, is in the amount of..."

April 19, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
Herein, a concise explanation of all those weird and voluminous charges attached to your local, mobile, and long-distance phone bills.
"...for a total of five years starting in 1999. Southwestern Bell charges 33 cents to each customer...."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Egg Cartons and Foam-Rubber Wallpaper
Finding Rehearsal Space in Austin
"...Austin garage that also once hosted the Reclusives. Brats bellower "Bones" notes they've been visited by cops "a couple..."

April 11, 1997 Music Feature

Extremists Not Righteous
" me from holding on the line to ask Southwestern Bell, what is the true story here?..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Column

Bright Lights, Little City
It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.
"...A retired Southwestern Bell Yellow Page advertising employee, Steadman was an active..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Election Updates
Shootout at D.a. Corral
"...We've also started up a Young Democrats group at Southwestern (University) and even a Young Liberals club at Georgetown..."

Nov. 1, 1996 News Feature

Full Circle
Ali to his friends, Shakey Graves to the world
"...11. There were TV gigs such as a local Southwestern Bell commercial, a dramatized re-creation of a family getting..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...of Texas Tech, and executive at Southwest Airlines and Southwestern Bell. Now he serves as AT&T's senior VP and..."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature

Glynda Cox: In Memoriam
The co-owner of beloved arts venue Chicago House and one of the great moms of the arts scene has passed
" – she followed her dad into work for Southwestern Bell and broke through the gender line in a..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...for telecom companies to enter each other's markets – Southwestern Bell and Verizon provide cable, Charter Communications provides Internet..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

Point Austin: Beside the Point
" at Lake Austin Marina, St. Gabriel's Catholic School, Southwestern Bell on Guadalupe, and the Downtown Marriott hotel. Annexations..."

April 8, 2005 News Column by Michael King

SBC, CWA Reach Agreement
The union wins major gains from the phone giant after a four-day walkout
" from SBC Southwest and SBC Midwest (the former Southwestern Bell and Ameritech divisions)...."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Obscene Calling
Law enforcement crosses capitol politics, and the Rangers get burned
"...of the call had been confirmed "positively" by both Southwestern Bell and the long distance company, Sprint. The official..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin girds its loins for its biennial journey up Granite Mountain.
"...Austin lobby team includes several members who have represented Southwestern Bell.) And many urban and suburban counties are ready..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Questions for Tony and Dan
Gubernatorial debate promises much heat, less light
"...shortly after Attorney General Morales intervened on behalf of Southwestern Bell (an SBC subsidiary) in a 1997 federal lawsuit,..."

March 1, 2002 News Column by Michael King

This Week in Council
After a break, the Council has a full plate.
"..."effective competition" for cable-TV services exists in Austin. Both Southwestern Bell and various satellite providers are eating into TWC's..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
"...The thoughtful elves at Southwestern Bell recently delivered new telephone books tastefully wrapped in..."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
"...R-Sugar Land, as reported by CongressDaily, upon learning that Southwestern Bell hired Clinton-era Commerce Secretary William Daley as president...."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Short Cuts
Bob Ray overdrive
"...on hold, as always, with my good friends at Southwestern Bell DSL Services, and I got to thinking, as..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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