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'Hey, Perry, Veto This!'
With deadline looming, forces mobilize to push governor's red pen
"...of Texas opposed it, on the basis that the state still doesn't have a coherent and unified approach to..."

June 19, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Talking Travis: Donna Howard
District 48 rep on the pros and cons of getting studies passed
"...Last week wasn’t the best week in Rep. Donna..."

May 11, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...the technical term is "hypocrisy." Naked City • The state accountability system has rated Johnston High School "academically unacceptable"..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...but then people also gather at car wrecks." -- State Sen. Bill Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant, commenting on the crowds..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Tales
For those of you who are still pondering the eternal question that seems to arise wherever beer and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate and distinctive literature, Tom Doyal writes. If you have been arguing the other side of this proposition, the writers and publishers of Texas have issued you a sharp rebuke in their new spring releases.
"...and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate..."

May 25, 2001 Books Feature by Tom Doyal

Coronavirus and the Threat to Those Recovering From Addiction
Maintaining connections – at a distance – to stay sober during the pandemic
"...staff and clients. (As a tenant of the Austin State Hospital, CFR's closure was first mandated by the state,..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

In Memoriam: Bob "Daddy-o" Wade
A fond farewell to the original trickster of Lone Star art
"...12-foot-tall iguana standing guard over Ft. Worth Zoo's animal hospital, and the 25-foot-long horns hanging in UT-Austin's alumni center,..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Court Collision Coming
Council funds AFD overtime, tweaks meetings, orders Texas showdown
" joins cities heading for a showdown with the state and the Trump administration...."

May 22, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Songs of Pain Was Not in Vain
The day a skinny young kid named Daniel Johnston came shuffling to the back door of the 'Chronicle'
"...worked on Minuteman Missiles, landed a job with Quaker State. Daniel didn't fit in, except in the cellar...."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature by Louis Black

Sheriff Hopefuls: Looking-at-Jail Time
Both McNeill and Hamilton say a new lockup is TCSO's top priority
"...the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which runs the state prison system, to find a good, functional design for..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

County Jail: Not So Bad
"...certificate awarded by the Commission and smiled. "It's a statement by Texas that it's a safe jail system," Frasier..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Shuttle Carnage Looms
"...Black implicitly singled me out for criticism for my statement that SH130 was a billion dollar solution in search..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Column

30 Years of “Best of Austin”
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...Austin American-Statesman (47)..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

Dems Call for Health Care for All Texans
State Rep. Gina Hinojosa pledges to carry comprehensive health care bill to the 86th Texas Lege
" the national organization's spiritual leader Bernie Sanders. Austin state Rep. Gina Hinojosa said she would carry the bill..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Celebrates Marriage Equality
Clerk issues 313 marriage licenses by close of business
" is now legally recognized by Texas – a state notoriously hostile to gay rights...."

June 26, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Wish List
Give 'Til It Helps 2014, Part 1
"...AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL 512/452-0381., › Footballs, soccer balls, basketballs,..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Texas Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Plaintiffs argue "irreparable harm" in SCOTUS appeal
"...Bill 2 – leaving just eight clinics in the state – plaintiffs representing abortion providers have now turned to..."

Oct. 7, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in HB 2 Lawsuit
Law remains in effect at least until appeal is decided
"...House Bill 2 that requires abortion-performing doctors to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of each facility where..."

Nov. 19, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

TFPF Awards Filmmaker Grants
AFS' funding arm awards $121,000 to Texas filmmakers
Nathan Duncan
ASH wanders the abandoned spaces of the Austin State Hospital (formerly the Texas State Lunatic Asylum) using found..."

Aug. 29, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

If You're a Viper
From 'La Cucaracha' to Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson: P-O-T
"...a renewed campaign on the part of the United States government against marijuana. As commissioner of the Federal Bureau..."

May 25, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Making Abortion Harder, Vol. 877,834
A bill that passed through senate today puts a new level of bureaucracy on medical staff practicing abortions.
"...split vote. This over-the-shoulder legislative intrusion into clinics and hospital says that doctors will have to file an abortion-reporting..."

April 26, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The True Story
Grandfather fought in the Philippines -- after that, things get kinda blurry …
" 1963, the year of his death, at the State Hospital in Austin, where he was being treated for..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Naked City
News in brief from Austin to the world
"...The statewide election campaigns entered their stretch runs, with early voting..."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Even as Cases Climb, the COVID-19 Rules Begin Unraveling
The state opens businesses up and Austin tries to keep some controls in place
"...asserted – of the "Open Texas" plan that the state began to disregard within hours of announcing it. A..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Restaurateurs Discuss Plans to Reopen (or Not)
Local restaurants on how they made the tough decision
"...Greg Abbott “reopened” a slate of businesses around the state, by way of Executive Order GA-18, including retail stores,..."

May 6, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

How a Collaboration Between Roky Erickson and Doug Sahm Became Part of the Blueprint for Punk Rock
Chapter one of the Austin Punk Chronicles concludes with two local legends setting the stage for a global music revolution
"...fixation. According to Shawn Sahm, preserver of Doug Sahm's estate since 1999, his parent experienced something of a premonition..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Texas May Be Forced to Pay Nearly $5 Million to Pro-Choice Attorneys
Local firm requests more than $111,000 for HB 2 legal services
"...The state may need to shell out more than $4.5 million..."

Oct. 10, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Immerse Yourself in Anne Hull's Words
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist exposed Walter Reed
"...Tuesday night at the University of Texas, discussing the state of modern journalism and her work documenting the human..."

Oct. 2, 2013 Books Post by Rod Machen

NARAL Stages 'People's Filibuster'
Action against new abortion regulations
"...regulations were passed in the Senate Tuesday, the House State Affairs Committee is hearing testimony on the bill this..."

June 20, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Experimental Cinema Stakes a Claim on Austin's Art Map
ERCATX moving image showcase debuts Dec. 14 at Tiny Park
"...In the program’s opener, Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin's “Interstate (Part 1),” you are forced to stare at trapped..."

Dec. 12, 2012 Screens Post by Alejandro Puyana

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