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Austin @ Large: The Metro Message
It’s not a ‘campaign,’ exactly, but what is the transit authority’s tune?
"...In the much-seen, much-discussed Capital Metro "outreach" ad featuring Willie Nelson,..."

June 25, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Seeing the Light
Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.
"...15 years of flirting with light rail, is Capital Metro finally ready and able to do the deed? On..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a "Real City” Transit System
Following the slow march toward a vote on a multibillion-dollar investment in public transit
"...The slow, steady march continues toward an expected November vote..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin @ Large: Sense of the Census
Census 2000 has some interesting things to say about the future of Austin -- and Austinites
"...we all sent in our Census 2000 forms, and the numbers thus tabulated have already been used to draw..."

May 31, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Fear & Loathing on the Inaugural Trail
One man's journey to the Bush inauguration confirms more than it denies.
"...The great thing about presidents is their vulnerability. Nothing is..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Features Feature by Michael Bolduc

Austin at Large: The Center of Attention, Again
Austin continues its golden-child ways as the rest of America goes pear-shaped
"...Since 1982, the Urban Land Institute, the preeminent real estate trade group,..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Sense of the Census
The new census numbers reflect
"...Not that I want to trample on the Statesman's turf or anything, but I'm looking at some..."

April 16, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Commuter
Liam Neeson still has a very particular set of skills
"...Train taught us anything, it’s to never engage in hypotheticals. Yet down-on-his-luck insurance agent Michael MacCauley (Neeson) commits that..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

We Are the Best!
Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.
" to be a 13-year-old girl, something We Are the Best! off-handedly acknowledges at its start – an overlapping..."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Outside Magazine Chooses Austin as One of the Best Towns Ever
Magazine calls our growing population lousy with hipsters
"...When the council of experts selecting the country’s best towns includes..."

June 20, 2017 Chronolog Post by Victoria Mycue

Don't Fear the Reaper
Chris Gray faces the Grim Reaper and lives to tell
"...age 36, former Chronicle columnist and music editor at the Houston Press. Chris died of a heart attack on..."

Nov. 3, 2011 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Who Loves the Sun
Roy Ayers in the sunshine
"...“My life, my life, my life, my life, in the sunshine...”..."

June 25, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Council Recap: A Big Bucket of BidenBucks to Stitch Up the Safety Net
Homelessness response anchors $263.5 million spending plan
" local reserves) toward services and plans to address the city’s shelter crisis...."

June 11, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Who Is Cast in the Story of Austin Food?
Eight underrepresented views from the local food scene
"...cycle revolving around restaurant openings, closings, and reviews, and the coverage is disproportionately leaving out minority-owned food businesses. Though..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Food Feature by Nina Hernandez

Eye of the Media Storm
On the block, the Statesman fiddles while the industry burns
"...From his office atop the Bat Cave, the Austin American-Statesman's lakefront headquarters, new Publisher..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Shot in the Dark
The Texas Documentary Tour presents Paul Devlin's 'Power Trip'
"...thriller about corruption, assassination, and street-rioting over electricity in the former Soviet Union." Yes, you read that correctly –..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

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..."

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

Urban on the Rocks
It's the Sprawl, Y'all
"...Problem is, nobody asked the folks in the Desired Zones whether they desired to..."

April 30, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cap Metro Wants Feedback on January Changes
First meeting Thursday night in Leander
"...Capital Metro makes service changes every six months, and it wants..."

Aug. 25, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro’s Summer Pilot
Everybody on the bus
"...Kids grades K-12 ride free this summer with Capital Metro, thanks to a service pilot announced Wednesday by the..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...We suspect it will stick with the catchier "Dump the Pump," but over the next fiscal..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right
The transit agency is good at a few things – like digging itself into a public relations ditch
"...To say that the month of March went poorly for Capital Metro is..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Here Come the Transporters
In the endless Central Texas transportation wars, the lions and the lambs look for ways to make peace
"...two different transportation plans. Which are really parts of the same plan. Though the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Battle on the Shuttle
For aggrieved UT drivers, the buck stops at Capital Metro
"...former Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1549 President Cordie Ray, the basis for the ongoing and fractious labor dispute between..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Welcome to Capital Metro
Whoever the new CEO turns out to be – she'll have her hands full
"...By the time you read this, the Capital Metro board of..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Bus Stops Here: Cap Metro
One-day strike ratchets up tensions between transit agency and union
"..."We were able to show Capital Metro we'll set it, we'll call it, and there's nothing..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Here Comes the Neighborhood
Capital Metro, City Hall, and Eastside neighbors come together to share their hopes -- and fears -- for the Saltillo corridor.
"...All is quiet on a Sunday morning on the 11 acres of trash-strewn open space formerly called the..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Show Us the Money
City and Capital Metro closing deal on Quarter Cent money owed
"...When will the city of Austin receive the $51 million it is..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Railing at the Rail Yard:
Capital Metro runs into (surprise!) angry neighbors as it contemplates redeveloping its Eastside rail yard.
"...Just another day at the office for Capital Metro -- angry..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Take the A-Train
Mike Clark-Madison discusses 10 years covering light rail, and urges voters to support it.
"...By the time Ross Garber discovered light rail, I was burning..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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