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June 3, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Gasoline/electric hybrid concept auto cruises through Austin
"...gasoline/electric hybrid averaged 102 miles per gallon. The souped-up Toyota Prius is capable of more than doubling showroom gas..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Sustainable SUV Challenge Kicks Off at Freescale
Designing the SUV that's fuel-efficient and marketable
"...national demand for vehicles like SUVs versus Honda and Toyota's current subcompact hybrid car offerings which, he said, have..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

My Satellite Radio Jones
I love all radio, but my heart belongs to satellite
"...each company has with auto-makers (Ford, Daimler-Chrysler, GM, and Toyota) to include sat-radio as standard and/or add-on equipment in..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Family Values
Why don't we protect Texas children? Because we'd rather not spend the money.
"...real money. Are Texas children worth as much as Toyota, Cabela's, or the imperial, multibillion dollar Trans-Texas Corridor?..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Don't leave the table till you clean your plate of local food news; while you're at it, Eat, Drink, Watch Movies
" student slammed into my van with a gigantic Toyota Tundra. This is the second vehicle I've lost to..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

There Goes the Sun
Austin's clean-energy industry appears poised to take off -- but city leaders seem surprisingly unenthusiastic.
"...recruitment. So community leaders go crazy over landing a Toyota plastic-parts maker -- and solar manufacturers promising twice as..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Luv Doc Recommends: The Resentments
Saxon Pub, Sunday, November 16, 2003
"...are likely to roll down SoCo in an old Toyota Camry with thousands of Jesus statuettes glued to it...."

Nov. 14, 2003 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The boys from the chamber look for an opportunity to muddy the waters once again.
"...weekend. Medical devices! Branch offices! Auto parts warehousing! (This Toyota plant in San Antonio is gonna work miracles throughout..."

Sept. 26, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The business lobby rolls out its "Opportunity Austin" strategy for economic recovery.
"...sector into areas like medical products, automotive (to leverage Toyota's arrival in San Antonio), and warehousing and logistics. It..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Surrender (But Don't Give Yourself Away): Old Cars, Found Hope, and Other Cheap Tricks
"...especially those involving the ghost of some guy's red Toyota pickup, don't seem so bizarre...."

Sept. 12, 2003 Books Review by Courtney Fitzgerald

His Presence Was a Lovely Thing
James Welch: 1940-2003
"...dozing comfortably in the back seat of my old Toyota wagon, I decided that it would be great fun..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Books Feature by Paul Stekler

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...but don't worry -- we've still got / the Toyota Sequoia." Unlike the standard American roadway, on which cars..."

July 18, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...Lege Trades Tots for Toyotas..."

June 27, 2003 Column

Where the (Early Action) Rubber Meets the (Clean Air) Road
Local leaders take the first steps toward real-world solutions to our air-quality problems.
"...that brings both directly and indirectly to local economies. (Toyota, for example, reportedly chose San Antonio over Dallas for..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...throughout the Bible Belt as he drives a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius from here to his home city, trying to..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
"...throughout the Bible Belt as he drives a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius from here back to his home city, trying..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Capitol Chronicle
Always count on the Texas Legislature to remember: The gold rules
"...can dispense additional financial lagniappes to indigent corporations like Toyota, Sematech, and Boeing...."

May 9, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Letters at 3AM
We call them "retirees," although in other cultures and eras they would be elders, but if they had anything real to do they wouldn't be coming here to Jean, Nevada.
"...far as they can go. There's a battered gray Toyota pickup in the parking lot. It's got a crack..."

May 2, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Capitol Chronicle
Waiting for Ratliff: the Lege Ship Sinks and The Lifeboats are leaking
"...from the rainy-day kitty just in case another destitute Toyota should come begging. Comptroller "Everybody Knows It Never Rains..."

April 18, 2003 News Column by Michael King

78th Legislature: Work Accomplished as of April 9*
"...the Smart Jobs Fund for "business location incentives" for Toyota plant in San Antonio..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature

Horsepower Now, Health Care ... Whenever
"...underwrite construction of a railroad spur for a new Toyota plant in San Antonio. The company got another $133..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

"Please, Sir, I Want Some More"
The legislative budget process is leaving buckets of blood on the floor.
"...Asking why the governor can find funds to bring Toyota to San Antonio but not to pay doctors for..."

March 7, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Day Trips
"...already raised more than $9 million. During the weekend, Toyota is underwriting the admission fees that the Parks Department..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Liquid Assets
Looking for great white wines under $10? You came to the right man: Wes Marshall and "Liquid Assets."
"...laying down your money for a Corolla and having Toyota give you a Lexus...."

Aug. 16, 2002 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Fever Pitch: The Official Music of the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Record Review
" Holland, Fiat in Italy, Bayer in Germany, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Nissan in Japan, Hyundai in Korea -- and..."

May 31, 2002 Music Review by Nick Barbaro

Day Trips
"...class filtered in to the parking spot between two Toyota trucks, each was fitted with a pair of climbing..."

May 17, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Our readers talk back.
"...gallon standard for both cars and light trucks. If Toyota and Honda have found a way to meet this..."

March 22, 2002 Column

Short Cuts
On the road with Rock Opera, how to get your tix for Waking Life, and Robert Benton talks about writing.
"...back to Austin and pack everything in Bob's littered Toyota truck and head back out." Not an auspicious beginning..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Bob Ray overdrive
"...U.S. and Canada in Clark's old home, a "functional" Toyota RV, stopping at roughly 18 cities to screen the..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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