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Leander Puts Controversial Library Policies On Hold
Many questions still unanswered in wake of June protests
"...Council voted 5-1 to take no action on controversial library policies proposed in the wake of its canceled Drag..."

July 19, 2019 News Post by Nick Yeager

Fallout Continues Over Leander Library's Drag Story Hour
Leander City Council to deliberate over policies, background checks
"...night, the Leander City Council voted 5-2 to close library meetings rooms to rentals, and stalled on other controversial..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Post by Nick Yeager

Library Fails to Carry
Commission Votes for Local Over Regional
"...turned out to speak their minds at last month's Library Commission hearing. One after another they lined up to..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Walter Cole

Library Cuts Run Deeper Than They Appear
Public schools, libraries, and even the attorney general could lose access to services
"...Legislative Budget Board adopts an alternate recommendation from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission – the next state..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Book Festival
Festival Roundup
"...Where: North side of Texas State Capitol (indoors and outdoors)..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature

99 Years of Tracking Texas
Texas State Historical Association's Publishing Division
"...the high school diploma meets the outstretched palm. In Texas, that's different. Anyone taking a quick walk through downtown..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature by Phil West

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
"...the newly announced list of authors for the 2016 Texas Book Festival. With 280 authors on board – among..."

Sept. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
"...Doty Fine Arts Building opened at the University of Texas in 1979: a repository of books, periodicals, journals, scores,..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Veteran Lays Siege to Library, West Lake ... and Laura Bush
West Austin man on crusade against naming area's new library branch after first lady
"...Naming West Austin's new $5.8 million library branch after someone with both a big name and..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
"...pieces of state legislation. Budget riders tacked onto the Texas Department of State Health Services' appropriation in March 2005..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
"...role to play in the world of Austin or Texas libraries. (I went from the State Library, to the..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Active Shelf Life
Can Our Public Library Keep Up the Pace?
"...As American urbanites, we expect a public library at our disposal, just as we expect streetlights and..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Illumine Honorees Announced
Douglas Brinkley, Sarah Bird, Joe Ely to be awarded
"...The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation shines a light on Texas’ big hitters..."

Aug. 19, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Legislative Bill Would Hide How the Sausage Is Made
HB 4181 would add new exemptions for legislative records from open records requests
"...of legislative records to evoke stiff opposition from the Texas Library Association, under the header, "An Assault on the..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...Fund (yawn) won't inspire too much excitement among the Texas body politic. But for those in the know --..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Moving images and archbishops on death row
"...The Austin Public Library's Austin History Center has received the Texas Library Association's..."

April 2, 2004 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

Everything is illuminated extremely loud and incredibly close
"...• Texas State University Mitte Chair in Creative Writing and Ole..."

April 1, 2005 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

Arrested Development?
Young-at-heart Austin is home to a booming Young Adult literature scene
"...the coolest things I did as part of the [Texas Book Festival] was live Twitter coverage of the Zombies..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Books Feature by Melanie Haupt

Details on how to enter the Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest and more Texas Writers Month events.
"...Texas Writers Month..."

May 19, 2000 Books Column by Clay Smith

Election 2004 Updates
The latest electoral happenings in Central Texas, updated daily
"...The teachers gathered in the Ridgetop library after school and sat in a circle of miniature..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature

UT nets the papers of Liz Smith and Jim Crace, BookWoman's back in business, an O.Henry twofer, book-cart drill-team madness, and what's this about a new Books blog?
"...column, once-and-forever Texan Liz Smith announced the University of Texas will acquire Smith's papers when she "depart[s] this vale."..."

May 9, 2008 Books Column by Kimberley Jones

Ruby’s BBQ: Where Austin Music & Barbecue Legends Intersect
Campus-area mainstay celebrates its silver anniversary
"...and Luke Zimmerman were attracted here by an acclaimed library collection and the music scene, but instead found themselves..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Judges
"... David E. Hilton grew up in the West Texas town of Alpine and has been writing since he..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Books Feature

The Hightower Report
Media swallows 'Cowboy President' spin; and Big Brother keeping an eye on bookworms
"...Frank Dobie, the great writer and chronicler of the Texas ranch country, would guffaw. Buck Ramsey, a real West..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...upset, Democrats have claimed yet another seat in the Texas House. On Tuesday, Dan Barrett defeated Mark Shelton with..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Lin Sutherland, vice president of the Bluff Springs Neighborhood Association. Sutherland says the proposed site lies alongside Onion Creek:..."

Aug. 29, 1997 News Feature

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...The Texas Historical Commission and Austin Museum Partnership invite you to..."

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

Last week's Summer Smut Issue gets a whuppin' from some prudent readers.
"'s available for free at your local grocery store, library, gym, etc., usually out in the front lobby in..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Column

Environs Observer
"...and composition of the band ("Five hunky Dance Across Texas types") are the creation of Big Binness. Furthermore, he..."

July 25, 1997 Column

Amassing Awards
"...Young People's Literature, a Newbery Medal Award, an American Library Association Notable Book, an American Library Association Best Book..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Books Feature

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