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Meet Wally Sparks
"...recent movie projects such as Ladybugs and Meet Wally Sparks have the rancid smell of self-destructive wish fulfillment. At..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death Watch: Failures at Trial Anchor Last-Chance Appeal for Sparks
If SCOTUS does not act, Sparks will be the third man executed in Texas this month
"...Robert Sparks was deep in the throes of a psychotic break..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks tries hard, and though it's a likable film she never completely sparks.
"...Ruby Sparks doesn’t. Spark, that is. Oh, the film is sprightly..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sparks Strikes Again in Abortion Case
Fending off another attempt to intervene
"...Just when you thought federal District Judge Sam Sparks might have some time to work on his first..."

Aug. 23, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sparks Grants Temporary Injunction in Ultrasound Case
Stops implementation of law for now
"...Federal Judge Sam Sparks today issued an order, granting a temporary injunction against..."

Aug. 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview: Sparks
A two-man show promises to get bigger and better
"...Angeles brothers Ron and Russell Mael launched the pioneering Sparks in 1971 with an impish, sometimes bizarre sense of..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shot: Sparks
Kurt Weill would be impressed
"...from the Flaming Lips to the Dresden Dolls, it’s Sparks...."

Nov. 10, 2013 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Sparks: Fetal Burial Rule “Pretext” for Restricting Abortion
Federal judge says rule would allow "arbitrary and potentially discriminatory enforcement"
"...U.S. Federal District Judge Sam Sparks took sharp aim at the state of Texas' flimsy..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sparks Grills Lawyers in Ultrasound Case
Court to rule on injunction before new law takes effect
"...a hearing July 6 in U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks' courtroom to hear a lawyer for a group of..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sparks Upholds Fair Housing Ordinance
Judge rules against landlords on discrimination
"...courtroom eye it seemed that U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks – who charged the city of Austin with "bullying"..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Sparks Brothers
Edgar Wright reveals the wonderful, mysterious Mael brothers
"...When Sparks played Fun Fun Fun (RIP) in 2013, the audience..."

June 18, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27
"...philosophical with no concrete data, to which an unimpressed Sparks responded by turning around in his chair. “The state..."

Jan. 5, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Sparks to Lawmakers: Get Off Your Soapbox
Judge rejects lawmakers' attempts to join ultrasound lawsuit
"...U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks has denied two requests by state lawmakers to file..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Listen to This: Harvest Thieves Let Sparks Fly On New Single “Friendly Fire”
A guitar-scorched preview of the sixpiece's first album in six years
"...finally preparing to release their sophomore effort, As the Sparks Fly Upward, with latest single “Friendly Fire” premiering below...."

Aug. 15, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Sparks Flares Over City's SOI Ordinance
Court hearing on anti-discrimination ordinance goes poorly for city
"...morning preliminary injunction hearing before U.S. Dis­trict Judge Sam Sparks. The city portrayed the housing code amendment as a..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sparks Rules for Women
The larger question of whether the law should be thrown out entirely remains unsettled
"...U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Aug. 30 ruled that portions of the new..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sparks to City: Pipe Down
City Council ponders its next move after a judge warns the city about pressing Longhorn Pipeline into local compliance.
"...Still, Futrell acknowledged that U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks -- known for his ability to wither attorneys on..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Luv Doc: Keeping the Sparks Alive
What fresh hell is this?
"...Dear Luv Doc, How do you keep the sparks alive in senior years? - Leslie..."

May 15, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

Review: Harvest Thieves, As the Sparks Fly Upward
Long-awaited LP sets the political against the personal
"...Cory Reinisch on Harvest Thieves' sophomore album, As the Sparks Fly Upward. The line captures the central tension of..."

Oct. 20, 2023 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Saturday, 7:30pm, Yellow stage
"...Los Angeles-born brothers Ron and Russell Mael launched Sparks in 1971, moving through impish iterations of glam, New..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Striking Sparks
When strangers team up to create a play and a video game in 10 weeks, sparks fly – in a good way
"...Meanwhile, back in Team Chimera headquarters, sparks begin to fly – as in the "sparks" of..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Sparks Blocks Fetal Burial Rule ... For Now
Anti-choice rule won't go into effect until Jan. 6

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Charter School Approval Sparks More Debate
Williamson County charter school wins approval, but the charter school issue in general remains contentious
"...appeared in the Jan. 9 issue ("Charter School Approval Sparks More Debate"), we should have noted that Williamson County..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Selena Gomez Sparks Mental Health Conversation at SXSW
The star talks embracing treatment, Girl, Interrupted, and a new app

March 15, 2024 Arts Feature by Miranda Garza

Selena Gomez Sparks Mental Health Conversation at SXSW
The star talks embracing treatment, Girl, Interrupted, and a new app

March 10, 2024 SXSW Post by Miranda Garza

Horror of Austin Shooting Spree Sparks President’s Call for Gun Reform
Shane James shot his parents and four others seemingly at random

Dec. 7, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Point Austin: Hate Crimes Require Sparks Before They Ignite
Who’s holding the guns?

Sept. 8, 2023 News Post by Michael King

Local Muralist Chris Rogers Sparks Conversation Around the Black Lives Matter Movement

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Katherine McNevins

Sparks Flying Over Spider House
Owner files suit after sexual misconduct scandal

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

SXSW Performance Contract Sparks Controversy
More back-and-forth between canceled artist and SXSW director

March 2, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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