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The Hightower Report
The Business Roundtable fights for CEOs' rights to rip off stockholders; Bushites fight for more bureaucracy and big government; and Tom DeLay fights for the rich.
"...millions of dollars that could be invested in productive ventures are instead being siphoned into the already well-stuffed pockets..."

June 28, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...discuss the statewide situation as well as new joint ventures between the TDH and local health departments; County Probate..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
"...discuss the statewide situation as well as new joint ventures between the TDH and local health departments, County Probate..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Secret History of Tuna
Tuna isn't the only Texas town with which actor-writers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears can be closely identified. Austin has played a significant role in the development of their town, and in return Sears and Williams have changed the face of the capital city.
"...a permanent company of salaried artists. Unlike other similar ventures before and since, this one started with capital from..."

April 12, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
"...-- for reasons that aren't being disclosed -- over ventures led by California's Granite Construction and San Antonio's H.B...."

April 12, 2002 News Feature

The Weakness of the Flesh
Actor Bill Paxton gets behind the camera for his directorial debut, the Texas gothic terror tale, Frailty.
"...in-between work as a set dresser on various low-budget ventures, early acting gigs in films as varied as Stripes..."

April 12, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Showers of Sound
The Bubble, the only place to record for Austin's indie elite
"...about Frenchie is that he's amazingly passionate about music," ventures the Orange Mothers' Ethan Azarian. "I mean, he would..."

March 29, 2002 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Our Bodies, Our Selves
An unusual convergence of dramas dealing with women and disabilities prompts a conversation among four actors about what playwrights are trying to say through characters who are disabled, and how actors approach playing a disability.
"...intellectual, quite sexual woman of independent means who seldom ventures outside her apartment and refuses to answer her door..."

March 22, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spotlight: Jerry Cantrell
Nu-metal master architect Jerry Cantrell returns with his second solo album.
"..."There's something about it that feels useful," he ventures, "taking care of horses and cows. It's very peaceful..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Page Two
Single-member districts would wrest control of the City Council from the residents of heavy-voting, progressive / environmental Central Austin, but would not be a quick fix for any of the civic problems currently laid, somewhat inaccurately, at the feet of the current council.
"...most citizens, I think they have embarked on foolish ventures, though I imagine each citizen's version of which are..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Matthew Shipp
Record Review
"...indie, and although considerably different from his two previous ventures, his relentless pursuit of innovative expression is the constant...."

Feb. 1, 2002 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Primordial Undermind
Texas Platters
"...Space through an Eastern lens. "Louse Dances for Laos" ventures even further east, as Arn wrings out sitar-like scale..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Music Review by Michael Chamy

To Infinity and Beyond!
The year 2001 saw a host of local cultural types taking journeys beyond their homes, traveling to other communities to share their art and finding new venues locally in which to produce their work and expand their creative sensibilities.
"...Meanwhile, at home, several companies were making noteworthy ventures into new locales. Austin Lyric Opera turned City Coliseum..."

Jan. 4, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two
The past decade, when the distance between innovation and inspiration shrank, can inspire us in what could be a rocky year, and interesting decade, ahead.
"...None of these ventures guaranteed economic and/or public success. Opportunity required less tenacity,..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW confirms a keynote speaker.
"...and a fiery instrumental Christmas set done à la Ventures/Trashmen. Look also for the Sara Hickman/Will Taylor "Strings Attached"..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Speaking of "Sachez' ...
"...a spellchecker: Both auto tycoon Lowell Leberman(n) and Austin Ventures honcho John Thor(n)ton were lacking an "n." Party spokeswoman..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Lowdown
The White House and Pentagon bomb us with propaganda; Enron's empire crumbles; stuff you don't need.
"...But ... stuff happens. Some of the new ventures that Lay launched with Enron ended up in the..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Reasonably Offensive
Two civil suits against live music venues downtown call into question Austin's sound ordinance.
"...Attal ventures that because it's so difficult for the APD get..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Dancing About Architecture
Girls and Cats this week: Schrödinger's Cat, Libbi Bosworth, Lucinda Williams, Dixie Chicks, Shawn Colvin
"...Capital Sports & Entertainment, formerly known as Capital Sports Ventures, announced its intention this week to acquire Tim O'Connor..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Charlie Burton & the Texas 12-Steppers
Saxon Pub, August 3
"...Potter, who had fun channeling Sun Records and the Ventures all night. When Burton broke a string, the trio..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Economics From the Bottom Up
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
"...CDC director Margo Weisz so impressed partners at Austin Ventures, the venture capital firm whose name has become synonymous..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Clean Campaigns heat wave, Alcoa's new problems, No Pipeline solutions at AAS, Personnel puzzles at AISD, City resignations, Mueller redevelopment candidates, Hyde Park meets again & Ed Herman's letter to the Times
"...like the city specifically wanted to avoid such joint ventures of the usual local suspects, but that may mean..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Neighborhood Bankers or International Big Shots?
Laredo National Bank opens a branch in Austin, trailing a big fine and a clouded political and financial history.
"...I know of Carlos' -- all of his joint ventures, everything -- he has done on his own. His..."

June 22, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Uncle Blubbafink
Keith Graves, the author of seriously ridiculous stories like Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance, is garnering Hollywood’s attention, but did he ever want it?
"..."Do you like to dance?" she ventures...."

June 8, 2001 Books Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Page Two
Local promoter and legend Tim O'Connor is retiring (well, he says he's retiring), and I want only to praise him. Hell, look at his accomplishments -- Castle Creek, Austin Opera House, Backyard, Austin Music Hall, La Zona Rosa, Willie, Farm Aid, and that's just the beginning.
"...and that's just the beginning. (In many of these ventures, there were other partners, or they were begun by..."

June 1, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Joe Henry Scar (Mammoth)
"...the terrific song he gave his sister-in-law Madonna, "Stop," ventures way too far into Tom Waits territory, with Marc..."

May 11, 2001 Music Review by Jeff Mccord

Food-o-File
Chefs in transit in this week's Food-o-File.
"...Inc. Mack was making arrangements for his Austin business ventures to represent the ICIF to potential students in the..."

May 4, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Extra Jim
Guitarist, producer, and now indie label impresario Jim Stringer is still twanging after all these years.
"...instrumentals patterned after Duane Eddy, Link Wray, and the Ventures. He moved to Lawrence to attend the University of..."

April 20, 2001 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Deconstructing Downtown
The Economy Sneezes -- and Austin's Central Business District Catches a Cold
"...Hauer & Feld) and new economy (capital investors Austin Ventures). Guaranty Bank Senior Vice-President Tom Etheredge facilitated the financing..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...the building is about 70% leased. Tenants include Austin Ventures and two law firms -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

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