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85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Stomped Out
As Sheffield's case awaits trial, he still wonders why CLEAT took such drastic action against him
"...first post-APD employer, the Combined Law Enforcement Associa­tions of Texas (CLEAT), tried to send him to prison for a..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Spider House Saga Goes to Court
Judge hears motion to dismiss defamation lawsuit
"...partner in the business. Rogers' motion relies on the Texas Citizens Participation Act, which protects those who exercise their..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Greening of George W. Bush
An industry pollution control program started backed by Gov. George W. Bush has cleaned less than 3% of the industrial toxic emissions it aimed to clean up.
"...One of the final acts of the 76th legislative session was the passage of..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Van Boven Case Goes to Court
Medical whistleblower accused of breaching settlement
"...successive administrations on various claims – retaliation, breach of contract, defamation, etc. – related in part to an Aug...."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...often than either of his two colleagues on the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) which he chairs --..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
" the city's Planning Bureau with help from a citizen's advisory committee, a technical advisory committee, and seemingly more..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Developing Stories: Task Force Tango
Comprehensive planning group struggles to find its role
"...The Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advis­ory Task Force group has been slow to gel..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...most powerful -- and most feared -- politician in Texas. His longevity, volatile temper, encyclopedic knowledge of state issues,..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

News Roundup: Loose Cannons and Contraception
Planned Parenthood debate rages on; gun violence takes more lives
"...of hearings last week that the longtime cop was acting within his charge as a federal officer (Kleinert was..."

Oct. 5, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

A Cacophony of Passions
Why the City Council changed the boards and commissions system – and what still needs to be done
"..."Any time the citizens of Austin feel left out, it only causes problems."..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Our readers talk back.
"...musical events, the Capitol building, and the University of Texas. But our endless and mostly tacky suburbs full of..."

July 11, 2003 Column

Barrientos Misrepresented
"...Your recent article on the House actions relative to H.B. 1704 ["Council Watch," Vol. 18, No...."

May 7, 1999 Column

Off the Desk:
"...skills to the test as the state co-director of Texas Citizen Action, a consumer watchdog group that promises an..."

Sept. 6, 1996 News Feature

Developing Stories
More lessons from Seattle
"...ideas from conference speaker Jim Diers for improving community satisfaction with Austin's neighborhood plan process ("Neighbor Power," May 18)...."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The ACM Machine
Assistant City Managers Outlive Rumors of Their Demise
"...politics, forming laws in the best interests of Austin's citizens. Then, ACMs listen to council's intent and create bureaucratic..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Walker Steps Down as Cap Metro Board Chair
After 11 years, says time for "someone else" to take on "exciting challenges"
"...from Capital Metro Board of DirectorsMarch 31, 2008 Austin, Texas – Today Capital Metro Board Chairman Lee Walker announced..."

March 31, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

"...of $40,000 from developers like Bill Pohl. You are exactly $39,900 too high. Please see Subsection (1) Contribution Limits..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Column

Rolling Rebellion at Capital Metro
Budget cuts threaten transit services for the disabled
"...known as paratransit services. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Cap Metro must provide service to riders with disabilities..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Justin Ward

Chronicle Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election
"...the board as ones in which AISD management and practices have been stabilized and improved after several years of..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature

Chronicle Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election
"...the board as ones in which AISD management and practices have been stabilized and improved after several years of..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature

Slusher Kicks Ass!
"...thinks Daryl Slusher has an "image problem" with Austin activists and environmentalists ["Council Watch," Vol.17, No.25]. Funny, almost none..."

March 13, 1998 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...view that the film sound is flawed when, in fact, the presentation of the sound at the venue was..."

March 28, 2003 Column

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
" hasn't been talking, it's been nearly impossible for citizens and environmental advocates to evaluate its progress. Predictably, such..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Gore vs. Bush vs. Nader vs. Ventura vs. Hernandez vs. Simone, approximately.
"...Unfortunately, we were never contacted by the Chronicle to comment for this article, so..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Column

Take Five
In the Place 5 Race, Activism Is the Operative Word
"...discussed herein will replace Council Member Bill Spelman, the citizen legislator who served one tour of duty and will..."

April 14, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
"...Winters, a 13-year city employee known for his outspoken citizen advocacy, has been informed that he is a casualty..."

Aug. 11, 1995 News Feature

Imagining Austin
Austinites begin a new comprehensive plan for the city's future
" the folks in that room, planning and community activism already quicken your pulse. You're likely a planning or..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Here Comes the Neighborhood
Capital Metro, City Hall, and Eastside neighbors come together to share their hopes -- and fears -- for the Saltillo corridor.
"...bustling hub for living, working, and traveling. But that's exactly what Capital Metro, city planners, and many neighbors aim..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naturally Nader
Consumer Advocate Mounts Green Party Presidential Campaign
"...a wink and a nod from corporations and political action committees. You win by cozying up to Elian Gonzalez..."

April 7, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

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