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Perry, DeLay, Dewhurst, Spoiled Children
"...spare the people who have to pick up the tab for their petty squabbles. Unfortunately, our elected leaders must..."

Aug. 13, 2003 Postmarks

The Hightower Lowdown
John Ashcroft snuffs out medical marijuana; corporate execs get slapped on the wrist.
"...the insurers who'll pick up the bulk of the tab for these dirty-dealing executives -- and ultimately we taxpayers..."

July 4, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Bradley Loses the Ranch
"...biggest debt is to taxpayers, having built up a tab of more than $73 million for failing to repay..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

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"...conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other reputable professional organizations all conclude that children raised by one..."

May 9, 2003 Column

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"...By bringing these things together we can better understand, establish and reach our common goals as a community. Support..."

May 2, 2003 Column

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"...However, as the Chronicle reported, Metabolife, the leading producer of ephedrine supplements (which have been..."

April 18, 2003 Column

Lege Ponders "Jails 'R' Us"
Lege proposals to privatize jails may not be the cost-cutter supporters claim.
"...under private contracts, the state still picks up the tab for health care, transportation, inmate classification, and administration (e.g...."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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"...Tab Webster..."

April 11, 2003 Column

Naked City
Breaking news briefs from Austin and elsewhere
"...our corporations and a crisis of confidence in the profitability of future business investment. American households are facing in..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...up all the beer and stick you with the tab. Last year's flaming snot rocket Kill Time resurrected the..."

March 7, 2003 Music Feature

New to DVD
You can turn your back on a drug, but never turn your back on Criterion Collection DVD #175, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, an "eerie trumpet call over a lost battlefield."
"...a lucid journalist unrambled in the booklet. The second tab of DVD makes the first kick in, and consider..."

March 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Ruben Ramos
Texas Platter
"...workings of programmer Rick Fuentes ("Rixmix") close out the tab with an instrumental that somehow evokes a Latin "reimagining"..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Shadows Over Bergstrom
The economic and security changes of the last two years set off ripples at Bergstrom Airport.
"...fast food to another would be, to put it charitably, a nonevent. But Bergstrom is different. The Popeye's plan..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...is the state's official homeland-security chief. Most of the tab for the task-force proposals is supposed to be funded..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Table Fable
When a waiter forgets the customer and the service, even good food can be tough to swallow, as Mick Vann discovered on a recent visit to the Tea House.
"...Which is why it seemed so odd that our table, which was ordering $50 worth of food on a..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...daringly staged, paid off with a grand achievement and unforgettable drama...."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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"...Our constitution established no agency to watch government and blow the whistle..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Column

Gibraltar v. Bradley
The Gibraltar case could be a road map for the FDIC vs. Bradley.
"...Gibraltar's favor and stuck Bradley with a $53 million tab. Bradley appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Barely Adequate
The State Board of Education and legislative finance committees consider the public schools
"...Of course, it's also debatable who's actually giving the "gifts," since most such genial..."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Spells-bound
Seattle's 33 Fainting Spells, which enchanted local audiences with the dance drama The Uninvited in 1997, makes its long-awaited return to Austin.
"...enticingly not only with each other but with a table, a flickering light bulb, and water dripping from the..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I Before E
A career retrospective on one of the lost cosmic cowboys, Rusty Wier
"...boots and hat." Next to him on a small table, a row of tequila shots. He holds his black..."

May 31, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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"...enough as a writer to come up with more palatable and context-sensitive phrases. Unless of course, she intended it..."

May 10, 2002 Column

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"...important issues in the race seem to be financial accountability and confidence in the administration. The ACC board currently..."

May 3, 2002 Column

Dancing About Architecture
The outdoor shows continue …
"...first time I've ever "inspired" a story in the tabloid! A feature in the current issue, "Courtney Love Flies..."

April 19, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Naked City
City Faces Debt, Tax Hikes
"...lion's share -- $14.3 million -- of the homeland-security tab...."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Big in Austin, Big in Japan
If a holiday gift trend is big here this year, chances are, it was already big over there
"...karaoke club scene keeps up with its own bar tab (check our archives for Kim Mellen's fine ode to..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

From Austin to Travis County -- With $$$$$$
Travis County's upcoming bond election asks mostly urban voters to fund suburban sprawl.
"...the state picking up the larger portion of the tab. Now the county's costs have jumped to 50%, and..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Real Greezy
Greezy Wheels, back from the dead (the Seventies).
"...fat-arming George and Carlyne Majewski into reducing the bar tab. No more partying all night with the audience for..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Cleve Hattersley

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"...growth (very slow growth) community left picking up the tab. Smart Folks like Bill Bunch and Beverly Griffith should..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column

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"...hour and leave as big a tip as the tab they run up on the company credit card. They..."

May 11, 2001 Column

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