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Criminal-Justice Officials Get Spanked
Officials with Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Board of Pardons and Paroles get tongue lashings during Lege hearing, where agency leaders were questioned about communication and coordination problems
"...are likely eligible for parole are still sitting behind bars. For example, Whitmire said TDCJ, under Livingston, has 6,200..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Graves Free on Bond; Prosecutor Withdraws
Burleson County DA files motion voluntarily recusing her office from handling the retrial of Anthony Graves, convicted and sentenced to die for a 1992 multiple murder in that county; 5th Circuit again rules in Graves' favor, denying state motion to keep him locked up until he can be retried
"...death row – after more than 12 years behind bars. His freedom would, of course, be contingent on his..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Graves Free on Bond; Prosecutor Withdraws
"...death row – after more than 12 years behind bars. Graves’ freedom would, of course, be contingent on his..."

Dec. 19, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Boo! Alcatravis Is Back
Many a surprise lurks this time of year within the walls of old Travis Co. jail
"...mattresses and the smell of mold – meshed-over metal bars on the cells (done in the Seventies, they say,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Federal Judge Limits Smoking Ban
Sparks says businesses are not responsible for smoking patrons' conduct
"...the plaintiff businesses were among the most heavily cited bars in town. Asked how businesses with pending citations would..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature

Crestview at the Crossroads
Near north neighborhood faces redevelopment transformation
"...the roads could handle it." Kuehner definitely doesn't want bars. About four years ago, Graham Central Station – the..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...state-jail felonies, punishable by up to two years behind bars, and a single third-degree felony count, punishable by between..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature

Batini III
The official drink of Austin contest
"...Bat Fest. One bartender from each of five hotel bars mixed a version of the Batini using Tito's Handmade..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Ice Cream?
Matt Allen's free ice cream melts the hearts of rockers everywhere
"...White Lemon Ice Popsicles. Jim James's craving for fudge bars links back to My Morning Jacket's Chocolate and Ice..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Shakespeare Behind Bars
'Tempest' in a jailhouse, and its implications
"...Shakespeare Behind Bars..."

July 28, 2006 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

Wine of the Week
Well, whiskey, actually ...
"...a neat marketing move, joined with about 50 local bars to get people to try its three drinks: a..."

June 23, 2006 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Naked City
"...program, intended to target intoxicated patrons before they leave bars and restaurants, has been the subject of strenuous protests..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature

After Innocence
This documentary raises staggering questions about virtually every aspect of the criminal-justice system as it follows what happens to several convicts who have been exonerated by DNA evidence submitted by the Innocence Project.
"...a changed world at middle age after decades behind bars, their youth wasted, their hopes of career and family..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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Our readers talk back.
"...air pollution. There are tons of smokers who frequent bars in NYC. They're quite content smoking outside the bars,..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Column

Smoking Ban Good
"...air pollution. There are tons of smokers who frequent bars in NYC. They're quite content smoking outside the bars,..."

Jan. 18, 2006 Postmarks

Garçon Stupide
Love and sensation: It's all the same thing to a young gay Swiss man who leads a dangerous life.
"...but is otherwise similar to his work inspecting chocolate bars in a candy factory – and Marie simply doesn’t..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"...weren't likely to stop until the Pattersons were behind bars. "That's when we started putting everything together," La'Trinda said.Radio..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Burton's best work in ages is eye candy of the highest order and as eminently watchable as a hilltop Halloween pyre or a Día de los Muertos parade run amok.
"...you wish you could dump that sad sack of choco-bars and devour the screen instead, cinematographic calories be damned...."

Sept. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

911, We've Got a Smoker
Austin's new smoking ordinance takes effect today
"...says nothing about age restrictions, therefore, in theory, all bars and venues could become all ages if it weren't..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• No smoking, for bars or cars: Today (Thursday), Sept. 1, a ban on..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

All in the Presentation
John Bullington's and James Holmes' culinary performance art: now showing at an Alamo Drafthouse (or elsewhere) near you
"...buying up cases of inexpensive little Carlos V chocolate bars so the staff could unwrap them, rewrap them in..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Zupan on Impact
'Murderball' and the making of a celebrity
"...Talk turned to favorite bars, notable fights outside of said bars, and the relative..."

July 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

The Real Austin?
The capital of Texas ... a great place to hook up and throw up
"...more than the home of Jenna Bush's favorite margarita bars. The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, using economic formulas..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Kevin Brass

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Our readers talk back.
"...our lesbian counterparts sound off about the lack of bars for lesbians. There have been establishments that attempted to..."

July 1, 2005 Column

City in Court Against SoCo Cafe
City files charges against South Congress Cafe owners for unpermitted construction of fence, deck, and outdoor bar
"...Walton said the neighbors' scrutiny of new bars and restaurants is "all about the appropriateness of turning..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Conspiracy? Please!
"...our lesbian counterparts sound off about the lack of bars for lesbians. There have been establishments that attempted to..."

June 23, 2005 Postmarks

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
"...state's corrections department. Although he is free of prison bars, his movements and activities remain restricted. His whereabouts are..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Selfish Arrogant Prohibitionist Victory
"...do is to bite the bullet and boycott all bars and clubs. Only by withholding your nicotine-stained dollars en..."

May 12, 2005 Postmarks

Now Is the Time to Take Action
"...good time with your friends. Most patrons of the bars I hang out at smoke. I accept it and..."

May 11, 2005 Postmarks

Smokers, Now That You've Been Forbidden to Smoke in Clubs It's Time to Help Out!
"...has passed. I almost never patronize Austin's clubs and bars because I cannot stand the smoky environments, but you..."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

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