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Opinion: Texas Gas Programs Not a Solution to Climate Change
The main provider of natural gas to the Austin area has a profoundly flawed climate policy, and is spending substantial funds on greenwashed conservation programs
"...It's called greenwashing: selling products and services using false or exaggerated claims of environmental protection and..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Column by Paul Robbins

Is Texas Gas Burning Austinites' Money?
Energy gadfly says utility may be overcharging customers
"...on a citizen's complaints, the city is investigating whether Texas Gas Service has effectively overcharged Austin customers by more..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Break Up Gas Service Monopoly
"...this issue before, but it’s been five years ["Is Texas Gas Burning Austinites' Money?," News, April 15, 2005]. Texas..."

Oct. 5, 2010 Postmarks

Behold the Texas Miracle!
The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity
"...– are familiar with the political rhetoric of the "Texas Miracle." Coined by state business boosters to describe the..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Opinion: The Texas Grid: A Tale of Profits Over People
One year after Winter Storm Uri, Rep. Gina Hinojosa reflects on still-needed improvements
"...This week is the one-year anniversary of the Texas Blackout. Many Texans are still rebuilding after the emotional..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Column by Rep. Gina Hinojosa

City Staff Reports on Risks of Natural Gas Pipeline Through Edwards Aquifer
Council hears from Environmental Officer on Permian Highway Pipeline
"...Kinder Morgan “Permian Highway Pipeline” intended to transport natural gas from West Texas...."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Rick Noriega's Speech to the Texas Democratic Convention
Blasts Cornyn, calls for end to Iraq War.
" the speech Rick Noriega just gave to the Texas Democratic Party Convention. (No, I didn't type it in..."

June 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Texas Book Festival Announces Full Lineup
From R.L. Stine to Reza Aslan, 225-plus converge on the Capitol
"...Texas Book Festival authors, friends, and coordinators gathered at The..."

Sept. 10, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Planned Parenthood Files New Suit Against Texas
PP says shouldn't be banned from state-run program
"...close, Planned Parenthood is turning up the heat on Texas, today filing a new lawsuit that challenge the state's..."

Dec. 11, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Two-Wheeled Texas
Bikers' best bets on the highways and byways
"...Detour Bar & Grill Live music, Corvette Club, karaoke, Texas Hold ‘Em, and of course, Bike Night – so..."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Angela Armstrong

Sucking, Spewing, and Burning LNG and the Texas Gulf
Plans for LNG terminals in the Gulf of Mexico raise major environmental questions
"...Following the latest recommendations of the governor's Texas Energy Planning Council, Texas is poised to become the..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Texas Parks Get Drilled
Sierra Club files suit over Bush loosening of oil-and- gas rules
"...a new slant on drilling for oil and natural gas under national parks – including here in Texas, at..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
"...some peace and quiet. In 2013, the 41-year-old former Texas General Land Office agent and his wife Staci bought..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Texas Parks in Harm's Way
New report sounds alarm that Texas parks are being financially starved, warns that many of the state's open spaces and parks are under immediate threat
"...of statewide environmental and conservation groups released the report "Texas Natural Areas at Risk," which not only sounded an..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Texas Growth Fund
The Texas Growth Fund is a bipartisan creation.
"...Why does the state of Texas run its own venture-capital business, anyway? Who benefits politically..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Will Texas Catch Some Solar Rays?
Local and worldwide solar-energy experts convene in Austin and deliver this message: The day when solar energy will compete economically with traditional fossil-fueled power is fast approaching, and Texas is doing much less than it could be to utilize its solar potential
"...sunlight contained more energy than 3,500 times the electricity Texas consumes in one year, according to Austin's Clean Energy..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Texas Hammer: Ridesharing and TNCs
Need a ride? The Lege will take you for one.
"'s director of community engagement, Joe Deshotel, says its service continues to grow and is now breaking even. CNN..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: From Frontage Road, Texas
Traffic jamming at the Urban Rail Town Hall
"...warehouse, a cooperative that caters to convenience stores and gas stations. Located right beside the grand slash of concrete..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Money, It's a Gas
Economics, schmeconomics: Chronicle reviewer Roger Gathman compiles the latest books about the (almost) first commodity, money.
"...Free-market solutions are to be preferred to government interventions; services must be privatized; the financial sector must be de-regulated,..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

Record Energy Use Yesterday
Officials predict another record today
"...power to meet this high demand. The state of Texas also has ample generation reserves. ERCOT, the state grid..."

June 25, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster
" area of East Austin near Givens Park lost gas service Wednesday, which Texas Gas Service said would take..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Jumpolin Supporters Claim a Victory
Convince party host to change venue
"...Jumpolin, the “demolitions crews ... reportedly hit the main gas line, spurring Austin fire crews to respond. Texas Gas..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Post by Tony Cantú

Austin Resources for Those Experiencing Income Loss Due to COVID-19
Efforts to help Austinites struggling to make rent or pay bills
"...Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Post by Evan Rodriguez

Rates Hike Irregularity
"...the city of Austin agreed to raise regional natural gas utility rates by about $10.3 million annually, a total..."

June 12, 2020 Postmarks

"...An investigation is still under way into an apparent gas leak Tuesday that caused a Brentwood* home to explode,..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Feature

'Nothing Is Done Alone' Extended Interview
The TxCC and their role in Bastrop's recovery after the fires
"...In late October, I visited the HQ of Texas Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks, here in Austin. I..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...up, in response to the skyrocketing price of natural gas (which fuels over half of AE's generating capacity) and..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature

Why Is Doil Lane Still on Death Row?
Despite a Supreme Court ban on the execution of the mentally retarded, those prisoners remain on Texas' death row.
"...8- to 10-year-old child.Slow Wheels Turning In 2001, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would have banned the..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Capitol Chronicle
Surveying the George W. Bush Legacy in Texas
"...have recently been sending what they don't want to Texas. Of late the refuse has included sewage sludge, silicon..."

March 16, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...retain that role; she's a former director of the Texas Demo­cratic Party. Returning to City Hall from Capital Metro..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature

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