Search

1-30 of 186 results, sorted by relevance | sort by date
Brain Boom
Austin's Techno Geeks and Slackers Cash In
"...everyone seems to be cashing in on the brain boom - musicians, filmmakers, real estate barons, and software developers..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

The Next Austin Bust
Will it be bad? Can we be ready? Or should we not care?
"...it was like when Austin had a bona fide bust. It's been a while! [inset-2-right]..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Water Balloon Tech: Burst or Bust?
New stretches in water balloon technology hit the market but not the mark
"...water balloon fight between Quita "Killer" Culpepper and Jim "Boom Boom Balloon Boy" Bergamo. The balloons weren't exactly a..."

May 15, 2015 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Boom and Bust in a Single-Stoplight Town
Crawford and the commander in chief
"...Crawford charts the boom and bust of an all-but-boarded-up town that was powerfully..."

March 7, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Boom and Gloom
Austin's Budget Struggles to Keep Up
"...makes no mention of Pioneer Farm.) Meanwhile, the biggest boom in Austin history slips away while the city struggles..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council: Boom Times, Boom Incentives
City considers deals with Websense and Dropbox
"...Tovo voted against the AthenaHealth incentives, arguing that Austin's booming economy is currently attracting such firms without similar deals,..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Riding the Tech Titanic
Austin looks for recovery after the dot-com bust.
"...High tech is booming..."

March 15, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The Mayor's Task Force on the Economy is not completely clear on the concept.
"...cries of the citizenry to Do Something about the bust. A lot of Somethings, actually. But it's still a..."

April 18, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin At Risk
Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems
"...haven't already. It's an important difference. For when the Boom became the Tech Boom, Austinites finally had someone to..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: New (and Improved)
The new Liveable City survey confirms a community consensus on development and governing issues.
"...uses civic power to move Austin past this tiresome boom-bust cycle. Contrary to the view of certain local leaders..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Chronicle Endorsements
The Chronicle's endorsements for city council and charter amendment proposals
"...Now, with a groaning city budget deficit and the post-boom hangover not getting any better, is not the time..."

April 19, 2002 News Feature

Infill On Trial
What's the Verdict on the Latest Central-City Boom?
"...were routinely and shamelessly ignored during two decades of Boom and Bust and ReBoom. As a result, many Austinites..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Feature

Prairie Fires
Dessau Road Burns With New Boom Fever
"...orchard crops for decades. (Now that the Golden State's boom has done busted, these limits are evaporating, and the..."

Nov. 3, 1995 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
It's time to look more intelligently at economic development
"...from the last quarter of 2001, well into the bust -- is bound to collide with any claims, genuine..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Rent Party Blues
Are post-boom rents killing the Austin music scene?
"..."During the boom, we not only had more construction workers living in..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Music Feature by Andy Langer

20 Years of Austin Gifts
... And a slew of other local businesses celebrating significant anniversaries
"...20 years in Austin. We've seen our town in boom, bust, überboom, and near bust again. For our holiday..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

Dot-bombers
Despite the clouds of layoffs, a virtual silver lining shines for some caught in Austin's online bust.

March 2, 2001 Features Feature by Carol Brorsen

Broke.com
How writer Spike Gillespie learned to stop worrying and love Austin's tech bust.
"...able to stay in my rental house despite the boomtown rent increase). I didn't purchase a Porsche Boxter (though..."

March 2, 2001 Features Feature by Spike Gillespie

Dang Aloud
Dana Gould likes hiding the pill in the banana
"...was right at the beginning of the big comedy boom in Boston," he recalls. "It was the week after..."

April 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...Lauren Greenfield’s latest documentary bears witness to the global boombust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the human costs..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Stand-up's Best Medicine Show
The Comedians of Comedy provide stand-up's best medicine show
"...rock clubs is an exciting recoil from the comedy boom bust...."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
"...budget and for private philanthropy out in the gold-paved Boomtown streets. On the City Hall side, the current chapter..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Short Cuts
Steve Bilich here, in Manhattan, and everywhere
"...to viewing something of a lost Austin postcard, pre-tech boom/bust, when downtown was more freak, less geek, and all..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Same as It Never Was
Some airports, forts, and boondoggles were never meant to be
"...As a result of the big economic boom-bust cycle of the late Eighties/early Nineties, there were many..."

July 4, 2003 Features Feature by Devin Greaney

Borders Backs Out
A setback for Sixth + Lamar, a victory for keeping Austin weird
"...and "keeping Austin Austin" during its volatile years of boom, bust, and change. At least two candidates in the..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin @ Large: Marc His Words
He's gotta tell ya -- Marc Katz karez about Austin (enough to be mayor).
"...owned by Katz himself), an institution that's survived several boom-bust cycles, and an employer of hourly wage workers who..."

March 28, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Music Awards 2002-03
Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 12
"...Rents keep going up, the economy lurches through another boom/bust cycle, clubs close, the live music scene gets put..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Theatrical Fuse
Writer and performer Zell Miller III is an incendiary device waiting for a match, and once he flicks an ember into the hidden dry undergrowth of text, there is nowhere to hide. And the good news is that he has only begun to explode.
"...had my on my black beret. I'm ready to bust. And here's this little old white woman. All the..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Jesus Saves
With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.
"...we didn't have enough money and the economy was booming. Now that every major company in the country is..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...bid for a new facility well after the Nineties boom began to go bust. It may have seemed like..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

1   2   3   4   5   6   7     NEXT    7 »
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle