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WilCo 'Snit' Writ Large
Fight over whether county commissioners violated the law when they slashed Precinct 1 Constable Gary Griffin's budget moves to 3rd Court of Appeals
"...behalf warns that the ruling could set a dangerous statewide precedent, allowing budgets to be used in retaliation against..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...citizens and local green leaders as part of the statewide Cool Cities campaign. The discussion focused squarely on how..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

The Rise of the Invisible Man
Can longshot Democrat Chris Bell ring up a miracle?
"...he knows now, would he have jumped into a statewide race with little more than $11,000 in the bank?..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Four of Six: 3rd Court of Appeals
This year, four of the court's six seats are contested
"...24 counties in Central and West Texas – has statewide impact. In addition to handling both civil and criminal..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
The feds are again using citizens' dollars to campaign against citizens' drug law reform initiatives.
"...has been stepping up its efforts to defeat a statewide ballot initiative that would legalize possession of small amounts..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Pines and Prairies, one of 40 land trusts operating statewide, according to Pines and Prairies Executive Director Tom Dureka...."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...expanded ways, including online, by fax, and through a statewide call center (211)...."

July 14, 2006 Column

IEES Rollout Caused Problems; CHIP Help Available
"...expanded ways, including online, by fax, and through a statewide call center (211). IEES is the result of an..."

July 10, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...when the party elects a permanent chair at its statewide convention in June. Former Austin Rep. Glen Maxey and..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature

New Pollution Rules for Coal-Crazed Texas
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality takes up two federal EPA air quality measures to hopefully reduce mercury and carbon dioxide pollution
"...Texas Legislature in 2005 agreed to adopt the rules statewide, taking aim at coal-burning power plants. Texas has five..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Chair Charles Soechting said the close margin reflects a statewide trend of voter dissatisfaction with the state Republican leadership...."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Making the Energy Grid Smarter
New nonprofit pushes energy providers for efficiency via high tech
"...helped bring about has paved the way for a statewide transition to next-generation electric meters and will encourage utilities..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...2 in Austin (and its resounding success everywhere else statewide), City Council Member Brewster McCracken is floating the idea..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...GOP Gov. Rick Perry pulled just 40% of the statewide vote in the latest pulse taken by Rasmussen Reports,..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature

Weed Watch
Year starts off with a bang for medi-pot advocates; and marijuana legalization efforts continue in Colorado
"...announced on Dec. 28 that they're taking their efforts statewide and launching a bid to get the legalization measure..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Alcoa, von Gonten Family Reach Settlement in Legal Fight
Critics charge suit was meant to intimidate citizens
"...Neighbors, which is opposed to Alcoa's efforts to get statewide rules for coal waste disposal relaxed. McFaddin is currently..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Point Austin: Hecht v. Dietz
Supremes find high taxes onerous, but lousy schools OK
"...the results – violates the constitutional prohibition of a statewide property tax. But it does so, ruled the Supremes,..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...that the state property tax cap is an unconstitutional statewide property tax, but disagreed with his opinions that school..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature

Top of the Props
A roundup of the non-gay-bashing amendments
"...relocation state bond fund, garnered 53.8% of the vote statewide but managed only 46.3% in Travis Co...."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...2, voter turnout was more than double the norm statewide for a constitutional amendment election, but still pathetically low..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature

Stopping the Nonsense
The No Nonsense campaign gears up to derail the national anti-gay crusade
"...For someone who faces formidably long odds in a statewide battle against a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...on Domestic and Sexual Violence, where she coordinated a statewide project to improve services to victims of domestic violence..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...inclusion of slot machines at racetracks would require a statewide election. A bill filed by Sen. Ken Armbrister, D-Victoria,..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature

Audit Ugliness
Perry questions Strayhorn's ethics, but watchdogs warn he's in a glass house
"...pending before her agency, but she would expect all statewide elected officials – from the governor to state railroad..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Democrat declares candidacy for governor courts 'the new mainstream'
"...is confident of raising enough money for a serious statewide run, and that his formal announcement will make that..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: The Costs of Community
While the Lege shows what not to do, the city has a chance to do better
"...real hope of either increasing school funding or improving statewide equity was doomed by design. The "Two billion dollars..."

July 22, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Lege Notes
"...state Rep. Glen Maxey of Austin will lead the statewide effort to defeat a constitutional ban on gay marriage..."

July 15, 2005 News Column

Point Austin: Squeezing the Schools
Failing all its courses, the Lege sends a love note to Highland Park
"...Lege (and the Supreme Court) to do something about statewide school finance. Since the Legislature is simultaneously playing the..."

July 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Lege Notes
"...He also put pen to HB 1068, creating a statewide Forensic Science Commission to oversee all crime lab operations..."

June 24, 2005 News Column

Day Trips
Livestock brands tell many stories of an industry and of families in the language of the plains
"...and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, which serves as a statewide depository of livestock brands, in the first four years..."

April 22, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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