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Special Thanks to Those Who Serve
"...yesterday with four guys from our department. At one table, there were three lieutenants in combat fatigues and each..."

Dec. 22, 2009 Postmarks

Point Austin: Once More Into the MUD
What we get when we annex unplanned development: plenty of entertainment
"...the state (where real estate always rules). Under the inevitable annexation agreement, the city agreed to provide water and..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Misrepresented Council Meeting on WTP No. 4
"...site (www.cityofaustin.org/channel6 and click on the City Council green tab – Item 13, Parts 1-3): See which council members..."

Nov. 3, 2009 Postmarks

Off the Record
Shit happens: Hosing off and cleaning up after the glorious mess that was the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival
"...into what looked and smelled like a cow pasture, attributable to the use of Dillo Dirt, a city-backed compost..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Travis County 'Death Spiral'
Facing a personnel dilemma, the commissioners respond: Fire everybody!
"...not get along, and their feud was taking an unacceptable toll on county operations and employees...."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Hidden Costs of Free
Is free Wi-Fi killing coffeehouse culture?
"...the problem is, you see, that there are no tables, no couches, nor even any bar stools to sit..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Pizza Nuts
A competitive eating contest pits bros against dough
"...$350, and the runner up gets a $100 bar tab and probably several new best friends. Sign up at..."

Aug. 5, 2009 Sports Post by Audra Schroeder

Page Two: Hypocrisy and Health Care
Toward a list of ingredients for stew
"...that will end up on our children's and grandchildren's tab; that this spending is aimed at economic recovery is..."

July 3, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Cyril Neville
"...of guests such as Art and Ivan Neville and Tab Benoit. Yet more than simply delivering a fine recording,..."

May 15, 2009 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Arthuriosis
Getalong Gang's heavy metal opera rocks Camelot with badass-itude and lots of hair
"...the worst St. Patty's Day hangover ever. It provides suitable gravitas for this Arthur, a guitar hero whose destiny..."

April 17, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Retirement and the City
Retirement is tough. Living Downtown makes it all better.
"...foot traffic Downtown to support all the new (and established) restaurants and stores in the neighborhood? For the last..."

March 27, 2009 Food Feature by Linda Ball

Walking on the Water
Running hot or cold on the boardwalk
"...the annual $10 million bill: whether to spread the tab among all AE ratepayers (adding about 60 cents to..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Give Perry a Brain Scan
Governors who reject federal stimulus money need their heads examined
"...the endless war of capital against labor. As Hammond's TAB certainly knows, the more desperate a worker is to..."

March 6, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart
This update of a Greek tragedy has a modern look but the same old sense of the inevitable
"...For the air in this production is heavy with inevitability. Whatever charge of the unpredictable is generated by the..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'Speechless'
Third-Place Winner
"...He snatches a fresh sheet from the tab on my blotter and writes earnestly. While he scribbles,..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Books Feature by Benjamin Reed

Taylor Swift: You Had Me at Tim McGraw!
I love Taylor Swift.
"...Joni (as in the Jonas Brothers, if you don't..."

Jan. 12, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Ash Bell

Ike's Lessons
Galveston's land-use decisions exposed by storm's wrath
"...are in constant, if slow, motion, barrier islands are inhospitable places to build cities, or even beach houses. That,..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Tom Curtis

De Nada
Review of Omara Portuondo's “Gracias”
"...supper, and as is custom, we're picking up the tab...."

Dec. 9, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Point Austin: Money for Nothing
After the bailout, what then?
"...and I stop the roulette wheel and pay their tab...."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Headlines
"...The taxpayers, of course, then wind up with the tab, as we did with the savings-and-loan mess."..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature

Down on the Bayou
Mobile Loaves & Fishes set up shop Monday in Bayou Vista, TX, just north of Galveston Island.
"...We pulled into the next police checkpoint with no..."

Sept. 16, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

The Hightower Report
The Price of Autocratic Arrogance; and Guilt by Association
"...deploying police agents in high tech riot gear, the tab for prison cells, and whatnot. Rather, I'm talking about..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Event Menu
Local food events
"...pay out a portion of the proceeds of your tab to CFC, who will then make a donation to..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Off the Record
Greezy Wheels shift their gears for a midnight ramble, Black Joe Lewis preps for the Chronicle's annual Hot Sauce Festival, American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny rewinds back to Austin, and the lineup for the 2008 Fun Fun Fun Fest is in
"...deal by picking up half of the audience's food tab. The residency continues through the first week in September,..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Time Travel
Girlie Action goes back to the beach
"...of Somewhere in Time, I’m clutching a nearly disintegrated tab of acid to use in transporting myself back in..."

Aug. 18, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Rockin' Solutions: A Four-Piece Combo
Highlights of solutions emerging from the four Live Music Task Force subcommittees
"...bar sales while they play – close out your tab before the encore to put more money in band..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Will 'Safe-P' and TDCJ Be Held Accountable?
Legislative committee will hear testimony on a controversial substance abuse treatment program
"...provides only "counseling," as the state picks up the tab for housing, food, clothing, and GED education – to..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

The Big Chill
Wild Thing Chip Taylor waxes political on 'New Songs of Freedom'
"...Taylor at AllMusic.com. There, under his name and the tab marked "Songs," click through to "Songs Composed By," and..."

June 27, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Another beer-n-bikes-centric weekend...
"...will buy you a domestic beer on the Chrontourage's tab. I love getting to know our readers and the..."

June 19, 2008 Events Post by Logan Youree

ATX Style at NOJF (or... Marcia Knows NOLA)
Austin takes NOLA by storm. Really, there have been lots of storms.
"...the Voices of the Wetlands with Cyril Neville and Tab Benoit followed by Irma Thomas on the Gentilly Stage..."

May 1, 2008 Design Post by Kate X Messer

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