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"...a 1960s mindset to a 2010s traffic problem. Other states have successfully designed and built highway expansions through existing..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Column

Jesus Saves
With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.
"...real money, more than the annual budget of the library, or of EMS, or of the three planning departments..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Notes on Mad Dogs
If you were young, talented, and a little crazy in the old Austin, you may have answered to the bizarre title of "Mad Dog."
"...write about Mad Dog, a bizarre moment of this state's literary history, can lay claim to the same feelings..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...membership fees to The Man. That being the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA). The almighty lobbying group is..."

Jan. 3, 1997 News Feature

Soundscapes, Bat Books, and More Arts Events for the Week
Things to do when you're not staring at an interloping moon
"...Thursday 4, Ruiz Branch Library..."

April 5, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Public Notice: Blue Wave Blues?
Something for everyone in Tuesday’s results
"...The decisive flip of the U.S. House, and various state legislatures and governors' seats; Dems running the first close..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...recommendations; the most substantive Proposition is No. 6, the state water fund...."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature

Day Trips
Texas-born Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Anne Porter left a literary legacy
"...now the home for writers-in-residence sponsored by the Texas State University creative writing program, says Connie Todd, curator at..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 29-Nov. 5
"...YOUR THOUGHTS: AUSTIN'S NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY Tonight's forum continues a series of opportunities to discuss..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 22-29
"...GREEN'S IMPACT ON LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS Austin state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez hosts this discussion on how low-income..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Balancing the Books
The big hole we need libraries to fill
"...It's been a few months since my last library screed, so while we still have a minute before..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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Environs Observer
"...however, what happened with Lee Nichols' article on Austin American-Statesman Editor Richard Oppel ["News Boss," Vol.16, No.45]...."

July 25, 1997 Column

Chronicle Endorsements
For the Nov. 4 General Election
"...District 7: Robert Schneider State Offices..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Entering Into Bondage
The Citizens Task Force takes up the fall bond package planning
"...First on the official presentation agenda was the library department. Library facilities planning manager John Gillum led the..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 19-26
"...DISPATCHES FROM U.S. SOCIAL FORUM The Texas State Employees Union hosts this report from the U.S. Social..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature

Naked City
"...• State Attorney General Greg Abbott reached an agreement with UT-Austin..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...such a "technicality" in 1999.Headlines• Early voting for the state constitutional amendments, Travis Co. bonds, and various local matters,..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...is about." – Economist Angelos Angelou, quoted in the Statesman on city incentives for Freescale Semiconductor. See "Austin @..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Fixing Up the Fringe
The Austin Zine Library Saga, Part V: Alive, authentic, and real
"...Josh Medsker as he attempts to re-establish a zine library in Austin. For the previous installments, go to austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/authors/joshmedsker.html...."

Oct. 3, 2003 Books Feature by Josh Medsker

You Can't Touch This
The budget battles, Round 2: Citizens rally to save community services
"...their last resort in the face of federal and state cuts. (Travis County leaders have made promises to not..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

War Drums: Rumblings on the Home Front
As an Iraq war becomes inevitable, local responses range from the stupid to the sublime.
"...the USA PATRIOT Act facilitate FBI monitoring of public library patron records? And does it conflict with Texas law..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature

Status of the Original
"...Parisi, the president of Acme Book Binding, a large library bookbinding business in Boston, approached Jensen about starting a..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Books Feature by Clay Smith

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Don't Dissolve District
"...of capture," the century-old doctrine followed in no other state but Texas that gives every landowner the right to..."

May 1, 1998 Column

The Rodeo, a Pet Pfest, Country Dance, and More Community Events
Hit the town with these non-SXSW events
"...Saturday 9, Pflugerville Public Library..."

March 8, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Austin Requires Masks in All Public Schools, Including Colleges
Local orders push back against Abbott’s ban on mask mandates
"...although a city spokesperson told reporters today that as state property UT-Austin would likely be exempt. On Monday, UT-Austin..."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Mayor's Book Club Befriends Lincoln
Our 2016 read is Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
"...As usual, the Austin Public Library and the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation have put..."

May 2, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Civics 101
"...in "Life by the Drop," which is about our state's current water crisis. RSVP online. 6-8pm. LBJ Library. [email protected],..."

July 13, 2012 News Column

Civics 101
"...MUSIC FOR KIDS Austin Music Division and Austin Public Library present a six-week summer concert series. This time: Courtney..."

July 6, 2012 News Column

Arts and History: The Way the Culture Crumbles
Cuts run deep for arts, historic preservation, and libraries
"...52%, cutting its budget to $7.5 million. Similarly, the Library and Archives Commission budget would fall by 38% to..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Paula Poundstone
The comedian talks about the importance of reading in her life
"...enough to help open the new Twin Oaks Branch Library this weekend. As national spokesperson for the Association of..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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