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Is the City Dumping Longtime Tech Nonprofit Austin Free-Net for a Cali Company?
CM Pool punts vote to March 1 over "transparency" concerns
"...local community through digital literacy training that her organization, Austin Free-Net, would be losing its city contract to a..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Free-Net to Be Replaced?
California company slated to replace local digital literacy org
"...local community through digital literacy training that her organization, Austin Free-Net, would be losing its city contract to an..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Free-Net: Council Keeps It Local
Delayed vote finds local provider besting out-of-town option
"...voted 8-2 last week to continue digital literacy provider Austin Free-Net's contract, instead of using California-based nonprofit Community Technology..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council: Free-Net Ain’t Free
Austin Free-Net wins a reprieve over California competition
" (15) was whether to stick with longtime vendor Austin Free-Net to continue providing “community technology access lab management..."

March 6, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Amplify Austin 2015: Under the Rainbow
We hat-tip the Amplify nonprofits that serve and support LGBTQIA
"...With just a day or two left until Amplify Austin cranks the giving up to 11, your friendly neighborhood..."

March 3, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Housing Authority Gets Free Google Fiber
City, Google aim to bridge digital divide
"...Austin is slated to take a major – and unprecedented–..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Top 10 Austin Web Sites
" peppered with signs advertising its own Web site, Our beloved Congress Avenue has become a hotbed of..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Austin's Active Shelf Life
Can Our Public Library Keep Up the Pace?
"'s sense of self. A very important piece of Austin's soul is manifest in our public library, which by..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Online Wi-Fi Resources
From Austin Unleashed to the Wi-Fi Alliance
"...Austin Unleashed Wireless Internet and Networks ("

June 11, 2004 Screens Feature

The Death and Life of Free Radio
Austin microradio lived fast and died young -- can the movement live to broadcast another day?
"...let you in." The recorded voice of Free Radio Austin's last broadcaster. "Just show me your search warrant. Can't..."

June 22, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Austin a Tech Mentor
City program to provide Internet to low-income families is ahead of the curve nationally
"...High-tech Austin didn't make the list of participating cities – but..."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The End of the Free and Open Internet?
Austin's creative class worries what the FCC net neutrality ruling means for life online
" the underlying concept of net neutrality, and many Austin tech and creative firms fear they could soon be..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

It's Free Comic Book Day
The where, what and how of comic collectors' favorite Saturday
"...Austin Books and Comics, 5002 North Lamar. 8am-7pm –..."

May 5, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Free Comic Book Day: Local Stores, Local Artists
Austin and beyond, where to get your free comic books Saturday
"...If you happen to be at Austin Books and Comics, you can meet two local creators..."

May 4, 2013 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Linked on Austin Game Developers Conference
Play the games without all the boring talk
"...Now that the Austin Game Developers Conference is almost over wouldn't you like..."

Sept. 16, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Free for All
There's something for every taste and age in the 50 titles for Free Comic Book Day 2015
"...How can so many pop-culture powerhouses pull together for..."

May 1, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Net Emissaries
Ten Local WWW Sites of Note
"...a brief look at some of highlights on the Austin Web scene that wound up among my bookmarks in..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Screens Feature

The Hidden Costs of Free
Is free Wi-Fi killing coffeehouse culture?
"...I'm sitting on the back patio of a South Austin coffee shop, idling an afternoon away with a chai..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Free Week!
Everyone is on the list.
"...Free Week begins on January 2nd and lasts until..."

Jan. 2, 2013 Chron Events Post by Derek Van Wagner

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
" hot it gets during the summer here in Austin? Well, Mother Nature is about to remind you. Be..."

May 17, 2019 Chron Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

KRAKATHOOOOM!! Free Comic Book Day Is Soon Upon Us Once Again!
Annual giveaway of popular sequential art stirs area interest, desire
"...(“Hellooooo, Austin!” *guitar riff* “We’re Capitalist Frenzy!”)..."

May 3, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
What can Austin do to combat the powercenter plague? More than you might think.
" entire country that has done what some in Austin think is impossible, and done it for exactly the..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal
Don't spend turkey day in the kitchen
"...plenty of traditional Thanksgiving options and some not-so traditional, Austin eateries have you covered with take-home Thanksgiving dinner, sides,..."

Nov. 16, 2016 Food Post by Sierra Diaz

Game On Austin
Local video-game developers show their stuff. And beer!
"...They're sort of the fairy godparents of gaming in Austin and always good to have in your corner. AMODA..."

Oct. 8, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Ten of Austin's Top Sommeliers
A guide to somm-built wine lists in town
"...we spoke to 10 trendsetters and tastemakers in the Austin wine scene...."

July 9, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

Austin Fashion Week 2011 Recos
The annual celebration of design and couture heats up
"...Along with the end of summer comes Austin Fashion Week, capped off by the Austin Fashion Awards..."

Aug. 22, 2011 Design Post by Anne Harris

Free Daniel Villegas
Rally at Capitol today for teen many believe was wrongly jailed
"...supporters have been waiting for the appeals court in Austin to make that happen. For a year, the court..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Austin Transportation Guide
How to get around Austin, with or without your own wheels
"...Editor's note: This post is from the long-ago, pre-scooter..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post by Katie Walsh

Austin Film Festival: Podcast People
John August takes his Scriptnotes podcast to church
"...At the start of the live taping of his..."

Oct. 26, 2014 Screens Post by Michael Agresta

2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-up
Hip-hop tops the two weekends with ladies close behind
"...czars C3 Presents revealed the line-up for the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival this morning, Oct. 3-5 and..."

April 22, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

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