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News Roundup: Counties, Communities, Council
Municipal politics matter!
"...won't matter; a neighborhood association urges developers to build urban density; 'single-member districts' come to Austin; and more......"

Jan. 18, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...and enough radiant heat to make last month's filming of local action auteur Robert Rodri­guez's hyperviolent Machete both look..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Big City Blues
Although it has three of the 10 largest cities in the United States, Texas is still largely a state of home-rule cities. A brief look at the prospects for a real urban policy in Texas.
"...For decades, the state of Texas had a very straightforward relationship with its cities:..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hill Country Militia
Grassroots homesteaders tighten ranks to fight urban encroachment
"...A series of long-simmering insults, coupled with rapacious growth on the fringes..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature by Greg Harman

Halfway to Nowhere
As the Lege turns the corner, there's still plenty of time for trouble
"...Lege cleared the session's midpoint early last week, the Texas House had already managed to undermine the public school..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

On the Lege
Eminent-domain fight moves to Perry's desk
"...An eminent-domain bill awaiting the blessing or veto of Gov. Rick Perry is stirring up more opposition now..."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Hays County Hell
Elgin Bank Victory May Mean Colonia-like Development
"...this colonia-like development. photograph by Jana Birchum A couple of miles east of the interstate, near Kyle, a subdivision..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Bob Elder

Here Come the Transporters
In the endless Central Texas transportation wars, the lions and the lambs look for ways to make peace
"...One week, two nights, two PowerPoints, two different parts of town, two different community meetings on two different transportation..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...stop gays and lesbians from becoming foster parents in Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported last week. Talton, in..."

May 20, 2005 News Column

Developers' Gift Horse
"...The failure of the Elgin Bank legislation in the session has left..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record
"...Rosemary Lehmberg: Lots. You know, one of the things I've tried to do – not only..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

Carona Push-Starts Stalled Bill
Local option transport funding proposal gets out of committee, but still under a cloud
"...Transportation Committee Chair John Carona, R-Dallas, explained the lack of a fight: Senate Finance Committee Chair Steve Ogden, R-Bryan,..."

April 15, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

At Close Range
The Men Behind the Texas Militia Myth
"...feel it there, my whole worrisome, tentative life, all of the rage and uncertainty and weight of it balanced..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Lege Lines: A New Path for State House Dems
The promise of new Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner
"...Press Room after Gov. Greg Abbott's Jan. 31 State of the State address, the new chair of the Texas..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Just Say No!
Rick Perry's approach to sex education has helped Texas boost its teen pregnancy rate
" the KLRU studio in 2010, Evan Smith, editor of the Texas Tribune, put his chin in his hand..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Developing Stories
Thinking big on transportation and land-use planning
"...Central Texas urgently needs a comprehensive regional plan for growth. To..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Corridor Conundrum
The Truth Is Out There on the Highway
"...1 all-star conclave, "Regional Issues - Local Solutions: A Conference for the Austin-San Antonio Region." This title would seem..."

May 8, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Fear & Loathing
Travis County says goodbye to a coyote-killing machine
"...If you live in Central Texas, chances are you have a coyote story to tell...."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...last week for a two-week vacation, Betty Dunkerley, director of the city's Financial and Administrative Services, sent one of..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...sensible development: The Community Vision Project -- a partnership of the City of Austin, Capitol Metro, and UT's architecture..."

June 21, 1996 News Feature

Preaching to the Converted
"Troubling Era"
"...Or NPR Talk of the Nation host Ray Suarez, author of the upcoming..."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Be Merry
Eat Drink Local Week comes of age
"...a magazine focusing on local food in 30 Central Texas counties in early 2007, the learning curve necessary to..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

"This Is Austin Bashing on Steroids"
This legislative session, state GOP lawmakers ran an all-out assault on municipal values
"...85th Leg­is­lature was getting going, Gov. Greg Abbott declared Texas would "hammer" Travis County for Sheriff Sally Hernandez's decision..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Precinct 3: Ye Olde Transportation Debate Takes Spotlight
Two candidates diverge on roads and growth in Western Travis County
"...have been led to believe – possibly by one of his own infamous fits of anger – Gerald Daugherty..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Quote of the Week "In effect, Republicans in the Senate have..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Brief items of interest
"...Rich Oppel is a) working and b) getting out of the office, we are curious as to why, throughout..."

Sept. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Election 2004 Updates
The latest electoral happenings in Central Texas, updated daily
"...The earliest poll closing of the day occurred at Pease Elementary School, where students..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature

Austin @ Large: The Results Are In ...
The Envision Central Texas planning survey confirms a popular vision that the power brokers just don't want to see.
"...At the press conference Monday to announce the findings of Envision Central Texas'..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Place Your Bets
The gambling action heats up at the Capitol
"...or our kids ... it is about the expansion of gambling, plain and simple." – Florida Gov. Jeb Bush..."

March 4, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Feature

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