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Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
Exploding some of the myths regarding the city's loan to the Downtown restaurant.
"...approaches its Thursday vote on the proposed $750,000 city loan to the owners of Las Manitas. The loan, a..."

June 6, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Las Mas Loan Legit
Manitas loan approved with conditions.
"...With an 11th-hour amendment, the $750,000 city loan to Las Manitas passed 5-2 at City Council. Following..."

June 7, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Bad Loan
Las Manitas wins even without city loan
"...the end rejected the city's offer of a $750,000 loan to help re-establish their restaurant up the block before..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Uniting Against Loan Sharks
"...not alone if you're having trouble repaying your student loans. What the lending agencies, aka collection agencies, don't take..."

Oct. 7, 2007 Postmarks

History Is an Important Factor in Las Manitas' Loan

June 20, 2007 Postmarks

A Home Loan of Our Own
Homeowning may be the American Dream, but seems so far out of reach for so many. Bernadette Noll's story of finding and buying a house offers hope for the hapless.

Dec. 17, 1999 Features Feature by Bernadette Noll

Point Austin: Money Matters
The city says "Never mind!" on Midtown Live loan – and everybody's hanging fire
" be reached this week, as the Midtown Live loan proposal was abruptly converted by the City Council –..."

April 8, 2005 News Column by Michael King

South Korea's Kim Ki-duk makes his most commercial film yet, but it's still full of queasy-making moments.
"...Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin) is a ruthless enforcer for a loan shark. His method is to maim and cripple the..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Magic Mike
Steven Soderbergh directs this story about the male strippers of Tampa, whose lead characters are played by Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.
", but the local banks aren’t too eager to loan money to a guy whose down payment is a..."

June 29, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Peepli Live
New Hindi political satire.
"...becomes a cause célèbre when it's suggested that the loan might be overlooked if he were to commit suicide...."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Tire Keeps on Turning
More mess inside city's Fleet Services
"...“contract compliance specialist” who officials said improperly accepted a “loan” from fired Tire Program Manager Bill Janousek...."

April 29, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Collector
From the writer and director of Saw 4-6 comes this horror film about a handyman who tries to rob his employers' home but finds it rigged with a lethal maze.
" desperate for cash to pay off some unidentified loan sharks who have promised to make her life a..."

July 31, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kevin Spacey plays Mephistopheles to a cadre of M.I.T. whiz kids, who do a better job of counting cards at the Vegas blackjack tables than counting their loot.
" his education, just doesn't apply for a student loan like everybody else. In addition to the gaps in..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fool's Gold
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this tale of two gorgeous, love-tossed, star-crossed treasure hunters who reunite to search for a lost 18th century galleon.
" treasure hunters. Got that? Add in a hip-hop loan shark with a mean streak, a calypso soundtrack that’s..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Developing Stories
Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
"...2) The loan program is self-financing...."

June 8, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Maxed Out
A documentary about our credit-card mess and some of the casualties of debt.
"...the gilded promises of the credit-card companies, banks, and loan houses. Being in debt doesn’t mean you’re irresponsible, their..."

March 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

" to sell off the barbershop to the local loan shark Lester Wallace (David) for a paltry $20k; he..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ladies Man
"...the hell?! -- Julianne Moore appear as if on loan from some other film entirely. There's maybe a good..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Agnes Browne
" opens, she's forced to go to the local loan shark -- Ray Winstone's thuggish Mr. Billy -- to..."

April 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Get Shorty
"...very funny new comedy Get Shorty. When a small-time loan shark from Miami, Chili Palmer (Travolta), is sent to..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Full Contact
"...his pal Sam fails to pay back a vicious loan shark on time. Led by Judge (Hong Kong fashion..."

May 7, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man Bites Dog
"...funds for the project, their subject cheerfully consents to loan them money from the corpses that are piling up..."

April 2, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Laws of Gravity
"...himself, is out on probation, in deep to a loan shark and shoplifts undesirable products. The real beauty of..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Music Venue Summit Today at 3pm
Club owners and city officials convene on permits and public safety
"...ever Music Venue Summit, presenting information about safety planning, loan programs, proposed permitting changes, and navigating ordinances and codes..."

Jan. 25, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Highest Stakes
Groobee gal Susan Gibson steps out on her own, chin up.
"...gotten," declares Gibson. "God handed me this really cool loan and said, 'Pay it back when you can.'"..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Economics From the Bottom Up
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
" history and no chance at getting a bank loan. How was she supposed to secure a stable life..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Between Round Rock and a Hard Place
Northridge Acres can't find water, water anywhere.
"...who runs it now, is applying for a state loan to hook Northridge Acres up to Austin water. If..."

Nov. 15, 2002 News Feature by Walter Howerton Jr

The Common Law
You Become Responsible When You Co-Sign a Loan
"...You Become Responsible When You Co-Sign a Loan..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

A Drip of Progress for Northridge Acres
The state questions why the plan to provide water to Northridge Acres costs so much.
" the Northridge Acres subdivision directly into a fat loan from the Texas Water Development Board. Now it looks..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Details of e-mail exchanges between nightclub owners and city manager
"...More details concerning the proposed loan to the owners of the Midtown Live nightclub surfaced..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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