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Point Austin: It's Accountability Time
Lloyd Doggett on the need for swift action on impeachment
"...U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, began advocating impeachment in the..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: From Earth Day to Climate Strike
In a dark time, it's worth recalling decades of progress
"...Considering Hurricane Harvey and now Tropical Storm Imelda, Texans..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
"...the county, likes to think of itself as progressively environmental. But neighbors and advocates are worried that local government's..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

EPA Rejects Coyote Cyanide Ban
Feds reject effort to remove unsafe animal-control tool from use
"...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a request to ban..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

With All Deliberate Speed
Short-handed Council on homelessness, management, and carbon
"...nine-member City Council considered a seemingly short agenda last Thursday, Aug. 10, although Austinites’ yen for earnest testimony stretched..."

Aug. 14, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Hill Top Cafe Under Siege?
The Fredericksburg hub is in embroiled in a battle with the TCEQ
"...in a bureaucratic battle with the Texas Com­mission on Environmental Quality over the source of the restaurant's water. The..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Climate Change: Still Not a Hoax
Reducing carbon emissions with Austin Energy, without the Fayette Power Project
"...global threat of climate change. The day coincides with U.S. President Donald Trump's 100th day in office; during that..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 5. In his dual role as lieutenant governor..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Top 10 Environmental Stories
We've only got one planet
"...climate change, adding the "C40" agreement that promises more substantial action at the city level – expanded and strengthened..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

EPA Raises Questions About Dripping Springs Wastewater
Opinions differ on Onion Creek water standards
"...the bullet – more precisely, the treated wastewater discharge requested by the city of Dripping Springs as an alternative..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

AMA Calls for a Nationwide Ban on Coal Tar Sealants
American Medical Association seals the deal
"...In 2005, Austin became the first U.S. city to ban the use of coal tar sealants..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Chronicle Endorsements: Travis County
Endorsements for district attorney, county sheriff, judges, constables, and more
"...Civil Rights Unit to handle officer-involved shootings, ramping up environmental protection efforts, and restoring funding to the Public Integrity..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Standing Rock Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles
“It’s about all of us”
"...Lake Oahe along the Missouri River half a mile upstream from the Sioux reservation as a threat to the..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

Headlines
"...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

News Roundup: Delusions and Deluges
"Downtown doesn't exist just to entertain people of means."
"...Courthouse Complex, arguing that the RECA leadership "does not question the need" for a new courthouse, "but does question..."

Oct. 26, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

News Roundup: 10-1, Lawsuits, and Strange Fruit
The end of the year is a busy time
"...an 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

'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

Council Endorses EPA Emissions Rule
Supporters hope to set precedent for Texas
"...City Council passed a resolution in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recently proposed carbon rule, staying in..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited
Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'
"...patchwork of moving parts, the clever side-stepping of federal environmental requirements, and the overall potential backwash – the more..."

May 23, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

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

Fluoride Is Dangerous
"...these 27 studies had water fluoride levels which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency currently allows in the U.S. –..."

March 5, 2014 Postmarks

'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...Nevertheless, there are hard questions raised about both Brown's experience and his insider managerial..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature

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

Honey, I'm Home
The bees of Block 21 get busy on top of the W
"...the W's "green team," spearheaded by Forager/Food Buyer Valerie Broussard and Director of Beverage and Food Sean Bradshaw. "Like..."

May 17, 2013 Food Feature by MM Pack

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...Al Armendariz, Texas' highest environmental official until last spring, moved to Austin this summer..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Headlines
"...› City Council meets today (Thursday), after an already busy public week – closer to..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature

COTA Snags American Le Mans Series
No longer just F1 at Austin Circuit
"...that put a premium on innovation, fan experience and environmental sustainability. The American Le Mans Series – with its..."

June 1, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

May 29 Primary Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...three token opponents, but has abundantly earned another term. U.S. Senate: Paul Sadler..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...to target jobs that are good jobs and of course we have that not only responsibility but a mandate,..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

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

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