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The Hightower Lowdown
The Bushes suddenly discover women's rights in Afghanistan, tear up the Bill of Rights, and let pesticide companies test their poisons on human beings.
"...In the White House's relentless, multimillion-dollar PR campaign to..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

"...• City Council returns from its summer break Thursday to face a weighty agenda, with items ranging from..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature

Transportation Money for Austin?
An upcoming meeting will focus on bringing federal transportation funds to Central Texas
"...Texas Council of Governments, it is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department..."

March 19, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

McMoldy High School?
For one McCallum High student, every day is a sick day
"...walk-through inspection of the school that Van Deusen had requested. The group, which included Torres, Shaw, Principal Michael Garrison,..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
"...• City Council meets today (Thursday), with the high-profile item being the public hearing and..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Convention Center hotel and rail transit, both stalled projects discussed for years. (Urban planning has never really been Leffingwell's..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature

News Roundup: 10-1, Lawsuits, and Strange Fruit
The end of the year is a busy time
" army of Twitter users informed (reminded?) owners Ali Slutsky and Mary Mickel that naming your agency after a..."

Dec. 8, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin, Texas.
"...the Austin Music Hall, the annual fest's two biggest-ticket venues. Peter Rieck, director of the city's Public Works department,..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The beefs this week: Chronicle reporter Robert Bryce on CNN, genetically engineered foods, Steamboat, John Aielli, Paul Minor, and more.
"...the really tough one, do some work to present substance, not empty commentary...."

Sept. 3, 1999 Column

Eco-Currents: Reading the Bones
Gluing frogs onto storm drains and other civic duties
" the company considered whether to locate its proposed U.S. plant (set to employ around 300 people) in Austin..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
Another major clean-energy event brings the world to town
"...hospitals, apartment complexes, and office buildings. Issues to be discussed include: the need for a balanced energy plan, the..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Breaking news from Austin and elsewhere
" overflow crowds throughout the weekend in Austin, attacking U.S. policy in the Middle East and encouraging resistance (see..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

News Ticker: July 24
All the news that's fit to blog
"...would like to think that person would be Austin's Tuesday Cain...."

July 24, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Is Austin Getting Left Behind on the 'Livability' Front?
'Sustainability' is much more than a 14-letter word
"...Poticha, senior advisor for sustainable housing and communities for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, strongly urged Austin..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Signs of Degradation
Key findings from the Fish & Wildlife Report on Barton Springs
"...Golf courses contribute runoff that contains elevated levels of nutrients from..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

"...of Austin was awarded an $820,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency last week to benefit redevelopment efforts in..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature

'The Nixon Tapes'
What historian Douglas Brinkley heard from the 37th President may surprise you
"...Forty years ago this month, President Richard Milhous Nixon..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Arts Feature by Rod Machen

Sparks to City: Pipe Down
City Council ponders its next move after a judge warns the city about pressing Longhorn Pipeline into local compliance.
"...with Longhorn Partners Pipeline? We may find out today (Thursday), after the Austin City Council privately ponders a judge's..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Commuter Rail: Stuck in the Station Again
The attempt to salvage commuter rail in the San Antonio-Dallas Corridor
"...federal funding for regional commuter rail. In October, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation designated the route between San Antonio..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Our readers talk back.
"...teaching hospital. In addition to hosting students from UT's nursing and pharmacy schools, Brackenridge Hospital, Children's Hospital of Austin,..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Column

Naked City
A roundup of local news, rumors, and factoids from around Austin
"...ongoing concerns about county jail staffing shortages and safety issues. The Travis County jail system -- the Travis Co...."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...No, the list of candidates for the new 10-1..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
"...HPV vaccination of school-age girls. Both legal and medical questions remain; see "On the Lege," p.22...."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...marriage – got shot down Wednesday morning in the U.S. Senate. Forty-nine senators voted for the amendment, well short..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature

Climate, Meet Mobility
Copenhagen is all about green transport – and Austin should be, too
" serving 150,000 commuters a day, corporate executives aggressively pursuing "green" business profits. But most striking was the simple..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Silence of the Dan
The AG Keeps a Lid on It
"...(AG) Office. Frustrated by his inability to obtain the agency's internal financial analyses of the potential costs of a..."

Aug. 25, 1995 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Don't Dissolve District
"...the District has been on the front line of environmental protection: addressing construction projects, new subdivisions, industrial uses, agriculture..."

May 1, 1998 Column

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...I was not alone in my delight. A foursome of twentysomethings crowded around the water's edge, pointing and..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

May 12 Municipal Election: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...the inevitable campaign noise, we don't find the counter-arguments persuasive. While the mayor is only first among equals on..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature

Heritage Lost
"...TPWD from The Nature Conservancy of Texas (TNCT), an environmental group that buys and protects land containing rare and..."

Oct. 13, 1995 News Feature

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