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Authors Who Need Authors
Authors who need authors are the luckiest authors: We assess the harmonies and tumults at the 2002 Texas Book Festival.
"...and Jimmy Santiago Baca on Saturday morning at the Texas Book Festival, but his was hardly the only storm..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Our readers talk back.
"...intemperate, America-hating Rahul Mahajan did the Green Party of Texas a severe disservice. Rahul's extraordinary stilted and simplistic political..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column

Capitol Chronicle
Federal judges denounce gerrymandering, but then leave us with the same old bunch of white guys.
"...T. John Ward in their Nov. 14 opinion regarding Texas Congressional Districts:..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Chapter 2: Biweekly and Proud
September 1982-August 1988
"...about what he didn't know about Margaret's coterie of Texas Blondes. Margaret's and my paths had crossed only once..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

How to Be a Popular Girl
What will shy novelist Sarah Bird do now that she's back in the limelight, Dick Holland asks in this profile of the author of The Yokota Officers Club.
"...Produced Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation Agency publication. Traveled throughout Texas..."

June 22, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Readers' last gasps on light rail.
"...too late as traffic, pollution, and sprawl overwhelm Central Texas. Light rail is an investment that will improve our..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column

"...loud and clear they didn't want it unless the Texas Turnpike Authority abandoned its controversial preferred alignment. They deserve..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Confessions of a Cowboy
Working a cattle drive in Texas in the 1870s probably wasn't like what you imagine; ask Frank Harris -- he was there and he knows.
" can explain why three novels set in 19th-century Texas -- The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan,..."

May 26, 2000 Books Feature by James C. Simmons

Where Was George?
"...wouldn't interfere in the business of the state of Texas," Austin Rep. Glen Maxey said in February. George W...."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Meatier Media Moments
The News at Nine
"...5. Mike Levy sells Texas Monthly: After 25years of independent ownership, Mike Levy's regional..."

Jan. 8, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

Thinning the Herd
"...History, will read from his new book from the Texas State Historical Association, A Breed So Rare: The Life..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...17, at 7pm in the first-floor cafeteria of the Texas School for the Blind, 1100 W. 45th. The sessions..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature

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

Texans and Texts
"...seem nurturing; fewer seem as benign as our own Texas Book Festival. Now in its second year, the Texas..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Fox Faux Pas
Staffing Changes and Low Morale at Fox-7 News
"...recent story in Hispanic Impact, a newsletter of the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce, made prominent mention..."

Sept. 26, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

Media Clips
"...right around the corner, right? No, not in Central Texas. Things will stay this way until at least October,..."

Aug. 25, 1995 News Column

Opinion: LCRA’s Water Marketing Ambitions Could Lower the Colorado River Below Austin
Environmental activist Rusty Middleton raises concerns over a groundwater pumping plan
"...the introduction of more people and more wells in Texas, this process has occurred with regularity. Many streams and..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Rusty Middleton

Raising Hell With the Legacy of Molly Ivins at SXSW
Texas’ beloved crusading journalist gets her documentary due
"...singular essence of its subject, and Ivins, the former Texas Observer editor, nationally syndicated columnist, and seriously humorous (and..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

Point Austin: Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics
"Efficiency audit" petition campaign could use an independent audit
"..."young professionals" group within the conservative think tank the Texas Public Policy Foundation. TPPF attorneys are representing Nantz –..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Low Turnout or Bad Law?: Voter ID Effects Uncertain
Turnout boost heaviest in counties with local referendums
"...A in the ongoing federal legal challenges to the Texas rules...."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Greg Abbott and the Same Old Faces
The men behind the "too stupid to be governor" Tweet
"...familiar name. In fact, he's basically a landmark in Texas' long trail to electoral dysfunction and GOP pandering to..."

Sept. 14, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

DPS Releases Poopgate Docs
Emails do little to prove security threat
"...It seems Texas DPS is SOL in its efforts to back up..."

Aug. 30, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Small Screen, Big News
New series, fresh roasts, and the end of a lie
"...• The Texas Rundown also premiered at the end of June. The..."

July 15, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Civics 101
"...drug war to raise a white flag? Join the Texas Hemp Campaign calling for the legalization of marijuana. 4:20pm...."

April 12, 2013 News Column

Civics 101
" from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Scott Tinker keynotes. 7:30am-7pm. Texas Union, 2247 Guadalupe (UT campus). $150 ($85, academic/government; $50,..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Column

Civics 101
"...your recycling to the Downtown center. Ecology Action of Texas, 707 E. Ninth, 322-0000. Free. Saturday 07..."

July 6, 2012 News Column

Civics 101
"...THE NEW ENERGY PICTURE IN TEXAS How can Texas move beyond oil and coal? The..."

June 15, 2012 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, April 14-21
"...TEXAS' CLIMATE STUPIDITY Texas Observer staff writer Forrest Wilder places..."

April 15, 2011 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, April 7-14
"...UT parking lot #53, between San Jacinto and Speedway."

April 8, 2011 News Column

Bedside Manner: A Life Unread
Why can't we have 36 hours in a day?
"...Tom DeLay pulled in 2003 when he convinced the Texas Legislature to do an unprecedented mid-decade redistricting, just so..."

March 14, 2011 Books Post by Lee Nichols

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