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Slow Gains for the Environment at the Capitol
Lawmakers won't look forward, but will repair the damage done
"...While the 86th was not a halcyon session for environmental progress..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...The Chronicle Editorial Board offers the following endorsements to registered..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Then There's This: Longing for the Future
For better or worse, SOS was a political game-changer
"...A couple of Sundays ago, I stood in the South Austin home of Mark Yznaga and Ann Kitchen..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

The Race for the Third
Kuhn and Goodwin face off for high-profile appeals court
"...There are two things about the 3rd Court of Appeals..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us
"...Lots of action this cycle, as redistricting has changed the political map in ways that mostly work to Austin..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...It's all budget all the time in city government right now, as City Council..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Seven Candidates Vie for the Future of District 4
Special election decides who will complete Greg Casar's term at City Hall
"...Austin's first 10-1 district council took office in 2015, the northeast District 4 has been represented by Greg Casar,..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Sunday Survey: 8/15/10
Obama, the cost of water, and terrorist anchor babies
"...It was a big week for out-of-town visitors, with President Barack Obama and the cast..."

Aug. 15, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Environment: Hydrocarbon Rules
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...As in many years, the environmental fights at the 84th Legislature were mostly not..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: In the Bag
The question you won't hear in Austin anymore: 'paper or plastic?'
"...Austin may not be the first city in Texas to ban "single-use" bags, but..."

March 1, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

What's the Damage?
The news staff takes a look at the fallout from the 84th legislative session
"...Stick a fork in them, they're done...."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Webberville Conundrum
Austin's plans for an eastern landfill hit a little obstacle – the people who live there
"...Back in the early Eighties, Dave and Joann Gunlock bought themselves a..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Daily Hustle: 6/11/10
I don't need no cure … sweet Council hangover
"...The comedy of errors that has been the search for..."

June 11, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Best Advocate For Breathing
Robin Schneider, Texas Campaign for the Environment
"...When the TNRCC claimed it couldn't record pollution complaints on the..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Ending the Water War
What if enviros and the city partnered on water conservation?
"...Stacked neatly at the Austin Water Utility are boxes and boxes of brochures..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Young People Power Texas Climate Plan
House Democrats package 41 bills to protect the environment
"...Texas is not known for its positive contributions to the..."

April 30, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Trashing the Trash Rules
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently adopted the most significant rewrite of the state's garbage rules in a decade
"...The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality adopted the most significant..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Bill Keeps TVs Out of Texas Landfills
Don't put your television set in the garbage
"..."With the switch to digital television less than a month away..."

June 5, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Donors Behind the Dough
A glimpse at the campaign finance reports
"...Campaign finance reports are in for the Place 3 run-off..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Redistricting: Follow the Bouncing Pols
Redistricting trims Texas Dems and progressives from the Lege ranks. Start worrying.
"...In the wake of the federal court decision largely affirming the..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner
Auditor's report could have a chilling effect on city boards and commissions
"...and she served as a City Council appointee on the Zero Waste Advisory Commission, or ZWAC...."

May 30, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Good News and Bad News for Neighbors of Austin Community Landfill
County and operator at odds over expansion
"...and activists had been calling a recent vote by the Travis County Commissioners Court a huge win that would..."

Oct. 25, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Tracking the Money
"...The light rail juggernaut continues to rumble down the tracks...."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Greenest Zine in Town
The new Austin Environmental Directory – part investigative environmental reports, part encyclopedia of sustainability, and part yellow pages of everything green in Austin – is out
"...Paul Robbins, a 25-year veteran of green activism and the Yoda of the local environmental scene, last Tuesday released..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Chickens or the Regs?
"...pay a $500,000 fine ($100,000 of it deferred) to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission for a host of..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Can't-Miss Kid
The Man Behind the W.
"...In retrospect, the March 7 coming-out party further solidified Rove's position as..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Backstage Crew
Council Candidates' Consultants Direct the Show
"...The Dream Team Scheme..."

April 11, 1997 News Feature

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...Although Texans voted only a month ago – the Nov. 5 constitutional referendum (etc.) election – as we..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...photograph by Alan Pogue There are two Barry McBees. One is a born-again Christian,..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Back to the Trenches
AMD tightens its hold on Lantana – and the enviro opposition digs in
"...In the global scheme of things, Advanced Micro Devices is on..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

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