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The Real ID: Big Brother's Comin' Our Way
Federally mandated ID card will be linked to at least a half-dozen or more databases
"...machine-read technology to at least a half-dozen or more databases, will be required to board planes and enter federal..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Wallering at Last
Let's review the recent history of the Waller Creek tunnel project
"...cost increases?" asked the group, remembering that the initial tab on this project was $25 million...."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

So Very Randy!
The Village People's Randy Jone's saddles up for Austin Pride.
"...Randy Jones, the inimitable Cowboy from the Village People, hosted (or in his..."

June 3, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

The Waiting Game
Concert parking catastrophes
"...Blind Faith at San Antonio's HemisFair Arena. With a portable tape recorder stashed in my purse - you could..."

April 17, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Plainview Estates to Finally Get Water
County signs off on connecting the 40 homes in low-income subdivision to water service
"...is willing to pick up most of the $476,000 tab on the water-line extensions down Plainview and Clearview drives...."

April 6, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

We Were the Urban Pioneers
Our search for the just-right million-dollar condo, in the wilds of Downtown
"...follow his trail through the wilderness of Austin's traditional, established, outlying neighborhoods into the heart of the city. Wynn..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Hightower Report
The Workplace Body Snatchers; and Rummy Won't Go Away
"...have had to flee their country, and the U.S. tab for this misadventure now totals at least $1.2 trillion...."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Top 10 State Stories: Farewell to Ann, fungoo to Cheney
"...and gas lobbyists, who picked up the $1 million tab for Tom and Nadine's newly renovated Capitol digs. Moral:..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

Capitalists, Conservationists Say No to Dirty Coal
Showdown taking shape over plans to build 16 old-style coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air quality into the red
"...or exceeds environmental standards." Astute readers may recall that TAB was indicted last year for funneling more than $1..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Hurd Is the Word
Cornell Hurd, Austin's most prolific C&W songwriter? It's no joke.
"...and the occasional couple under 40 rise from their tables and step onto the dance floor for the first..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Austin Municipal Bonds: The 'CliffsNotes' version
It's real simple:'yes' seven times
"...do you get for your $4/month, or a seven-year tab of $336?..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

'The Sporting Life': It’s Game Time, Baby …
"...other bar games you can place bets under the table. Somehow, I couldn’t see betting TechGeek 20 bucks that..."

Oct. 31, 2006 Sports Post by John Razook

Ruck Feplay: Can’t the Refs Get It Right the First Time?
"...a Chronicle sportswriter’s hand when faced with a bar tab?..."

Oct. 30, 2006 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

The Hightower Report
Messing With Meat; and From Wealth to Jail to Divorce
"...that Dennis billed half of the bash's $2 million tab to Tyco Inc...."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Edwards Aquifer in Critical Stage Drought
Combination of reduced supply, lower than average rainfall in watersheds, and increased demand has caused both flow at Barton Springs and measured water levels to fall below critical indicators for first time in Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s 19-year history
"...9.125 billion gallons. In addition to trimming the city's tab for water treatment, as Morman points out: "Every gallon..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...fear, or bad judgment is not sufficient evidence to establish a criminal violation," said federal prosecutors, saying that they..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...discuss a multipronged strategy. The organization, called AVATACO, is establishing quality standards that every card-carrying member must follow, and..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...had heard from businesses that would pick up the tab for residential appraisal caps in the city. – K.R...."

May 5, 2006 News Feature

Tolls Are Not the Answer but Just More of the Problem
"...give the illusion that someone else is paying the tab. Our toll and road plan assumes 30 years of..."

March 1, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...in the Title IX case related to the 2003 stabbing death of Ortralla Mosley at Reagan High School. See..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature

That One Sad One
Second place
"...in the car because the rest stop's only picnic table was occupied by a woman yelling at four little..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Books Feature by Will Furgeson

The Problem Is Real and Serious
"...plans and We the People will pick up the tab through the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Throw in legislation..."

Feb. 6, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...is used. Otherwise, the report explained, it creates an "accountability gap" and reduces public trust in the programs. (At..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature

The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune
Robert Schenkkan's 'The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune' eases us back into that long-ago world of screwball comedy and serves up some new fun
"...provide him with a little incentive for clearing his tab with their boss – one Joey Bananas by name..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Council Notes
Council considers toll study and Mexican-American Cultural Center
"...Austin, which picks up $144,000 of the $354,000 study tab. "I believe [the agreement] will work, and I'm gonna..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Is It Fair That Hurricane Victims Will Get So Much Aid?
"...they may have left? And who picks up the tab for higher interest rates? The poorest of the poor‚..."

Oct. 11, 2005 Postmarks

The Hightower Report
Firefighters put to work as FEMA publicity agents; and poor, desperate Bushites look to the American people to pay for their mess in Iraq
"...This is not a plea for charitable donations to help rebuild our country's devastated Gulf Coast,..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Katrina's Price Tag
Reimbursement is promised, but will it be delivered?
"...representatives in Washington, D.C., to help square up the tab with federal dollars...."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Second Wind
As the Katrina crisis subsides, the small victories and the larger questions persist
"...the federal government will reimburse the city for the tab, which is still running, and will continue to run..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...with a fixed cost, which is based on the predictable price of wind power, the predominant source of AE's..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

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