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Listen: Media Roundtable With Journos From KUT, The Texas Observer, & the Chron
Talking shop on this week's The Austin Chronicle Show
"...This week on The Austin Chronicle Show, we celebrate our "Best of Austin"..."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Post by Kimberley Jones

'Texas Observer' Was the Original Alt Paper
"...Dear Editor, In his "A Very Brief History of the Alternative Press, Continued," in the Aug. 13 "Page Two"..."

Aug. 16, 2010 Postmarks

Behold the Texas Miracle!
The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity
"...visitors flooding Downtown this week – are familiar with the political rhetoric of the "Texas Miracle." Coined by state..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW Interactive: Lessons From the Texas Abortion Battles
Social media played key role in contentious abortion debate
"...That was among the themes to emerge from a Tuesday morning SXSW Interactive..."

March 11, 2014 SXSW Post by Jordan Smith

How Texas Youth Commission Fell
The scandal engulfing the Texas Youth Commission has claimed some scalps, but will the Legislature demand more?
"...Texas Youth Commission (a happy, skippy euphemism for the juvie..."

March 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Former Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Emily Ramshaw Announces New Media Project, the 19th
Austin headquartered media outlet looks to start publishing by summer
"...Emily Ramshaw had been leading one of the top nonprofit newsrooms in the nation when she announced..."

Jan. 27, 2020 News Post by Liliana Hall

At the Top of His Game
Longtime Texas Monthly editor Gregory Curtis calls it quits; deputy editor Evan Smith will succeed him. Louis Dubose, editor of the Texas Observer for 13 years, announces he will retire.
"...As any great athlete will tell you, the best way to finish your career is on top..."

June 9, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

The Art of Being Dagoberto Gilb
What's a successful writer like Dagoberto Gilb got against the establishment?
"...to be in Austin, he wanted to get to the bottom of something that had been bothering him for..."

March 23, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Texas Legislature Media Panel Tonight
Abortion, education, and more discussed by lege watchers
"...David Dewhurst threatened to have us arrested, some of the best and brightest of the Texas legislative press corps..."

July 2, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
The legend of Texas journalism gets the coverage she deserves
"...There are plenty of great things to say about director..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Salon of the West
They may not notice us every time we go to Barton Springs -- after all, they are thinking, passionate men, deep in conversation. But we sure notice them: the men at Philosophers' Rock. Who are they? And why does Austin owe them such a debt of gratitude?
"...On any given evening in the 1940s or 1950s, an old man named J. Frank..."

July 4, 2003 Books Feature by Steve Moore

Raising Hell and Blazing Trails in the New Molly Ivins Documentary
A personal look at the journalist's powerful and profound Lone Star legacy
"...When conservative presidential candidate Pat Buchanan bemoaned the United States' supposed descent into the "culture wars" during..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Screens Feature by Mary Tuma

Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology
Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology
"...Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Books Review by R.U. Steinberg

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...The Democratic Lieutenant Governor, who began his political career in..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Roots of the Left
Scholz Garden recalls a storied political and cultural past.
"...Scholz: Texas Before Deodorant "The Germans had bought half the block..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Voice of the Writer
Readings From the Texas Book Festival
"...Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana opened the 1997 Texas Book Festival with a session in the..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Books Feature

Sex and the Senate
What will it take to curb sexual harassment at the Texas State Capitol?
"...Not more than two days into the 86th Texas Legislature, the 150-member House of Representatives approved..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Remembrance of Texas Past
The Year in Texas Lit
"...We remember the Alamo. Agnostics in the Church of the Alamo had..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

The Desegregation of Austin's Movie Theatres
A history of the stand-in movement
"...Efforts in 1960 to desegregate movie theatres along the Drag started with a bang...."

Dec. 4, 2015 Screens Feature by Jordan Buckley

The Killing Fields, Kind Of
A culinary history of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre farmhouse
"...Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, a neat farmhouse stood on..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

Feeling the Heat
A profile of the new Texas ACLU and Executive Director Will Harrell
"...For an organization that limped through the Nineties with virtually no presence at the Legislature, the..."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael Erard

We Have an Issue: Austin Media Getting the Job Done
Local journos rise to the occasion, and band together for Friday’s All Together ATX fundraiser
"...but it's New York and Los Angeles papers writing these "the death of local news is nigh" stories, and..."

April 3, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

New Documentary Shows the Beauty of the Border, and the Perils of a Barrier
The River and the Wall captures a wilderness without divisions
"...The idea of building a border wall between the U.S...."

May 3, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Epiphanies for the Blind
Who's Teaching Who at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired?
"...for a carnival-like parade of odd couples and unexplainables, the bizarre sights that cause my occasionally visiting father to..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Music Feature by Mindy LaBernz

Observer to History at 50
The Texas Observer celebrates its 50th birthday
"...Amid the congratulatory hullabaloo surrounding Tom Brokaw's bow from the airwaves..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The 'Observer' Celebrates 50
'The Texas Observer' marks its 50th Anniversary with a symposium on politics and media
"...In its continuing celebration of its 50th anniversary, The Texas Observer, in conjunction with the Open Society Institute,..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

What the DPS Doesn't Want You to See
Why does it insist it can't release video footage of a Capitol hallway to The Texas Observer? We can only imagine.
"...flashy Broadway musicals? Maybe its blood oath to protect the Phan­tom of the Capitol? Or perhaps it simply wants..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
"...This is the story of a group of people who got together..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Flew the KOOP
Pacifica Network Pulls Out of Local Radio Cooperative
"...The conflict between Pacifica Radio and Austin's KOOP radio has..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...Although Texans voted only a month ago – the Nov. 5 constitutional referendum (etc.) election – as we..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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