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From Baby Beef to Beyond
Rodeo Austin mooooves into the history books with its own history book.
"...To commemorate their place in the pantheon of Texas state/county fair culture, the group has released a book. Here's..."

April 19, 2012 Books Post by Kate X Messer

Closing Open Records
Rick Perry and George W. Bush treat open records law as an obstacle to be gotten around, not a cornerstone of democracy.
"...governor tried to help the new president keep his state papers out of the hands of journalists and scholars...."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Find fall foliage in Texas and stop and smell the roses
"...It’s time for pumpkin-spiced October events all over the state and beyond...."

Oct. 3, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Legislative Bill Would Hide How the Sausage Is Made
HB 4181 would add new exemptions for legislative records from open records requests
"...organization and efficient operation of the legislative branch of state government." Much of the bill is occupied with what..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Autumn events you ought to check out
"...and there is a lot going on around the state...."

Aug. 30, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The Hightower Report
The Presidential Library Scam; and Structurally Deficient Bridges and Politicians
"...The Presidential Library Scam..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Untangling the Web
An Interview with Sue Beckwith and Gene Crick
"...through that program. It covers the 78744 zip code. State money for juvenile crime prevention. That's a real kick,..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Absolutely Confabulous
Austin Public Library's New Fiction Confab focuses on buzz over brawn
"...Confab brought five emerging authors to the Austin Public Library in 2010, The New Yorker announced its first "20..."

April 18, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Our readers talk back.
"...Thanks for Robert Faires' cover story on the sorry state of arts funding in Austin at present ["Culture Ca$h,"..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Column

Creationist Activist Goes Into Lion's Den
Saenz to speak at Yarborough Library
"...A series of monthly forums on State Board of Education issues organized by local activist John..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
"...Are they responsible? Are the leaders of the United States, Texas, or Austin committed to our best interests? Answers..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column

Thou Shalt Not Sue?
Van Orden's suit against the Ten Commandments is no slam-dunk.
" crusade against the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol (in his view, an unconstitutional state endorsement of..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Remembering JFK
Archives offer insights gleaned 50 years since JFK's assassination
", and interviews in chronological order. According to LBJ Library Director Mark K. Updegrove, “The materials now on the..."

Nov. 24, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

American Ho
An old friend from work turns up in a very different occupation
"...We had both been working at nowhere jobs in state government, taking care of the mentally retarded, bathing and..."

March 19, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Day Trips
The exhibit of flags in Houston reminds us of what it took to come this far.
"...of the flags deteriorating in storage at the Texas State Library and Archives. "Some were not much more than..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Out of Town Closures Due to COVID-19
Here are the latest updates
"...changing situation caused by the COVID-19/coronavirus, events around the state are canceled or postponed, and travel is not advised...."

March 24, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Talking In The Reading Room
Foreign librarians learn from Austin volunteerism
"...with a trip on Friday to the Austin Public Library. The round table discussion opened up conversation about volunteer..."

July 3, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Naked City
The feds want their public documents to become un-public
"...majority of government publications. (In Austin, depositories include the State Library, the State Law Library, and UT's Perry-Castañeda Library.)..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Eastside Memorial Celebrates
High school meets state standards, first time since 2002
" celebrate the full Eastside campus finally making the state standards for the first time since 2002. Staff, students,..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

In Memoriam: Sam Shepard
The late writer-actor left lots of himself in Central Texas
"...major archives of his work are held at Texas State University and the University of Texas...."

Aug. 3, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback: Heaven and Hell and Scott H. Biram
Scott H. Biram gets bloody, UT gets KUT's music library, and Macaulay Culkin pisses me off
"...the morning so you're still connected to that dream state and don't have any other stimulus. This guy named..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
The latest on Texas festivals, swimming holes, and terrifying worms
"...Fun events are really heating up around the state in July...."

July 2, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Unhoused Moved to "Bridge Shelter" As City HEALs Its First Encampment
20 people living outside Terrazas Library relocated
"...who have been living outside of the Terrazas Branch Library in East Austin have been moved into “bridge shelter,”..."

June 17, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Thanks For Getting It Right On Cuts
"...about the effects of budget cuts to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and library programs statewide ["Library..."

Feb. 21, 2011 Postmarks

Mister Foe
Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish coming-of-age story about a teenage voyeur is unpredictable and compelling and premieres exclusively in Austin.
" question the stability of the young man's mental state. Frighteningly disturbed and desperately needy, the character he plays,..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Book Festival
Festival Roundup
"...Where: North side of Texas State Capitol (indoors and outdoors)..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature

Day Trips
"...Meteor Shower Watch at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area outside of Fredericksburg invites you to stay..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Foundry Is Open
UT Fine Arts Library debuts a 21st century maker space
" absorb information. But as of this month, the library in the UT-Austin College of Fine Arts is now..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Bedside Manner: Let Freedom Ring
The latest invasion of privacy, another Chronicle bedside table.
" a postage-stamp democracy, especially since the head of state here often doesn't get to decide what to read,..."

Nov. 15, 2010 Books Post by Anne Harris

Campfire Horror Story
How Carole Keeton Strayhorn and the state destroyed a healing camp for kids
"...up," and she delivered the news. "I said, 'The state has decided that you're not safe here,'" Gaines recalled..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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