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Three Trees Traveled
Christmas arrives early and horse-drawn at the Capitol.
"...Christmas trees this morning. The trees for inside the state house were received by the House speaker's wife, Nadine..."

Nov. 26, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

When Privatized Equals Socialized
How putting more money into private health care is getting Romney and Clinton labeled as socialists.
"...on Dec. 31, says that all residents of the state have signed up for a private insurance plan or..."

Nov. 21, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Coming to a PC Near You!
"...keynote address at the Internet Security Forum for Texas State Government. Held April 26 at the Jake Pickle Research..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Lay of the Land
Timing Is Everything
"...a thing exists anywhere in the world of real estate -- should develop downtown with its own money. But..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...APD Top Brass Decline Chief Job: None of the..."

June 21, 2024 News Feature

Sometimes Drugs Are the Right Thing to Do
Prohibition, TX
"...100 million sperm at a time are covered by state employees' health insurance...."

Aug. 18, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

The Joy of Bicycling in Austin
A one-person sociological study of springtime biking where every ride is his favorite
"...the top of an unmanned parking structure reserved for state employees. It's a million-dollar view of Downtown Austin, free..."

April 21, 2023 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Around the Clock: Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott barred state employees from using TikTok on their state-issued devices over..."

Jan. 20, 2023 News Feature

Headlines
"...has been eyeing ways to develop the valuable real estate it controls around the Capitol, while pulling state employees..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature

Republicans Versus "Government Marriage"
Ambitious GOPer calls for marriage-ending special session
"...GOP response to Friday's Supreme Court of the United States ruling on the issue has been predictable, with Gov...."

June 29, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: July 23
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...The state-by-state rights rollout continues at an uneven pace, Russia and..."

July 23, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Local Group Has High Hopes for Plan-it-arium
Stars aligning for an Austin science museum
"...6, 2009). The lot currently provides surface parking for state employees, but Austin Plane­tar­ium Executive Director Torvald Hessel has..."

June 15, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Rick Perry Campaign Misfires
... Oops
"...launching a slash-and-burn budget that laid off thousands of state employees, Perry claimed his state pension while still pulling..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Widget Theory of Higher Education
Right-wing coalition brings its own notion of 'productivity' to criticism of UT
"...which each credit hour represents multiple lab hours. Texas State Employees Union Vice President Mike Gross said, "We just..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Humiliation Is Punishment Enough
Ruling backs leaving Judge Sharon Keller in office
"...According to State District Judge David Berchelmann, Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding..."

Jan. 20, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Stars Aligning in Planetarium's Favor
Austin Planetarium group's persistence may finally be paying off
"...Blanton Museum of Art and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Congress Avenue site currently serves as..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Supremes Stand for Individual Rights
Two new opinions from the high court check state powers
"...Supreme Court issued two rulings strengthening individual rights against state power. In the first, the court redefined the right..."

June 26, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

More Spanking for Perry on Community College Veto
Dewhurst and Zaffirini take action on governor's community colleges veto
"...political blog – stems from Perry’s line-item veto of state funds that he said community colleges were improperly requesting..."

Aug. 6, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

May Declares for Place 2
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce prez files to replace Alvarez
"...nonprofit organizations like the Rape Crisis Center, the Texas State Employees Union, Catholic Charities, the Texas State Democratic Party,..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Belinda Acosta

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...reporting on is in a different region of the state (with similar – yet distinct – cultural issues). How..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Column

Naked City
He may be running for president, but some state employees still call him George Jr.
"...of Texas and the next president of these United States, but he's still Junior to some state employees. At..."

Aug. 11, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...thing. Technically, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Pennsylvania are commonwealths, not states, but only state employees in Beantown insist on calling..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Column

Naked City
Election Results
"...to spend, instead of reinvesting, capital gains from the state's Permanent University Fund...."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Neighborhood Watch
"...husband, Jim Branson, a labor organizer with the Texas State Employees Union. We can only wonder what films Lewis..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Family Ties
What His Opponent Says
"...So far the Rylander camp has charged that Hobby overstates the value of his business experience, and that his..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Feature by Wesley Oliver

Rep. Vikki Goodwin, HD 47
“... Actually figuring out solutions to our epidemic of gun violence”
"...she'll continue to prioritize pay increases for teachers and state employees, and will join Rep. Erin Zwiener in pushing..."

Jan. 6, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Quote of the Week: Sylvia Garcia
The state senator on allegations of sexual harassment at the Capitol
"...whole officialdom is a totally different animal. We're not employees. We're elected. A lot of the rules don't apply..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Column

Gay Place
The community mourns the loss of Monica Loera and Ceci Gratias
"...As the country, and state, grapple with yet another mass shooting (by a white..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
The Contemporary Austin kicks off a QTPOC film series for the month of May
"...Chorus. Sat., May 6, 7:30pm; Sun., May 7, 3pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. $20. www.socowomenschorus.org...."

May 5, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Anti-Choice Lawmakers Divert Millions From TCEQ To Crisis Pregnancy Centers
House swaps $20M from TCEQ to anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers
"...lawmakers succeeded in funneling millions of dollars from the state’s environmental agency into the anti-choice Alternatives to Abortion program..."

April 6, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

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