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COVID at AISD: Union Lodges Grievances as District Plays Hardball
Education Austin files over 100 grievances on behalf of teachers denied accommodations for spring semester

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Neil Lodges HD48 Challenge
But is this really about the House?

Dec. 20, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The dark side of Fifties middle America
" help run the household and look after the Lodges’ son Nicky (Jupe, a real find). The Lodges’ backyard..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Under the Shadow
A mother and her son are stuck in a war zone in this Iranian horror film
"...building that becomes increasingly forbidding. When a dud missile lodges into the apartment’s ceiling – recalling a strikingly similar..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hitler's final days in the claustrophobic bunker are envisioned by the filmmakers, with an able assist from Bruno Ganz at the Fuhrer.
"...emotionally bankrupt madman, but it’s Matthes’ Goebbels who finally lodges in your memory. Skeleton-gaunt and with a piercing gaze..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Natural State
San Antonio-based Presidian wants to enter into public private partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"...feasibility studies for instituting privately run yet environmentally friendly lodges at several state parks. The state's original list, according..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips
Pine Creek Country Inn creates a European-style retreat among the towering pine trees of East Texas
"...of the 18 rooms are motel-style in two single-story lodges. The oldest of the lodges was built by the..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...types of vacations, from primitive tent camping to comfortable lodges...."

July 2, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Historic Baker School Site Among Items on Final 2020 Council Agenda
School, pond, no house
"...approximately 275 people currently staying at the city's protective lodges. Known as ProLodges, these housing facilities were quickly set..."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Lords of Salem
With his fifth horror feature, writer/director Rob Zombie proves he's a unique visionary in a repetitive cinematic genre.
"...ex-Marilyn Manson/current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5; appropriately, it lodges in your head and festers there for days afterward.)..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Killer Joe
Matthew McConaughey's Killer Joe is sociopathy incarnate; William Friedkin adds visual punch to the venality within Tracy Letts' screenplay.
"...but what little humor the film evinces almost immediately lodges in your windpipe like an errant bit of K-Fried-C..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips
Historic dance halls in Texas still offer a cold beer and a welcoming dance floor
"...verein movement in Texas, there were more than 200 lodges from Galveston to Fredericksburg. Many of them survive more..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

This French-language film from Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet resembles a live-action cartoon.
" the Parisian street by a random bullet that lodges in his head as he leaves work. (Bazil is..."

June 25, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Quantum of Solace
It's grim, dark, and relentlessly violent – James Bond as Terminator rather than Templar – but it delivers the goods in bloody high style.
"...He was craggy even in his youth and therefore lodges in the mental craw somewhat more pointedly. Connery. That's..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr.'s sly take on Marvel Comics' cold warrior elevates everything about this film.
"...unyielding charm and subtle underplaying of his role, that lodges in your mind. Well, that and Iron Man's first..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play a couple who try to escape from the snuff-film motel at which they're stranded.
"...inviting those quaint, Fifties-era roadside travel courts and motor lodges appear. But – and this is some serious advice,..."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
Like a dream, the Quay Brothers' The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes is wispy and ethereal; like a nightmare, it lodges in your hindbrain and gnaws away with gleeful abandon.
" is wispy and ethereal; like a nightmare, it lodges in your hindbrain and gnaws away with gleeful abandon...."

Dec. 29, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2006
Know this going in: Sex and violence are the currency of Spike & Mike’s gory, twisted economy.
"...Only one film, the nine-minute-long, live-action-meets-animation howler "Save Virgil," lodges in the mind long enough to be considered a..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Devil's Backbone
Set in a crumbling boys' school/orphanage/fallout shelter during the Spanish Civil War, the lost boys of this haunting film contend with a vengeful ghost as well as the more worldly traumas of war, greed, and abandonment.
"...One night, an errant bomb falls to earth and lodges itself in the cracked earth of the school's courtyard,..."

March 15, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Reclaiming the Land
"...allow the San Antonio-based firm Presidian to build nature lodges on two state parks, Palo Duro Canyon and Guadalupe..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Page Two
"...Online, I've been accused of doing it for Masonic Lodges, rectum-painting and collecting -- vile motives indeed. But the..."

March 21, 1997 Column by Louis Black

The Ramblin' Soul of Songwriter Melissa Carper
Following the critically acclaimed Daddy's Country Gold, the spotlight-averse artist is primed for broader attention
"...Nebraska. The family would spend weekends driving to Elks Lodges and American Legion Halls all over western Nebraska, playing..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

New Data Shows Slightly Fewer Unhoused Austinites
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) releases new report
"...temporary shelter, transitional housing, or one of the Protective Lodges (against COVID-19) set up by the city, bringing the..."

May 21, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Mayor Pro Tem Contest Kicks Off New Council Storylines
A leading role at City Hall?
"...will extend funding for two of the city's "protective lodges," which have been used to temporarily house unsheltered people..."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Feeling TEA Pressure, AISD Goes Back to Campus
District would risk losing state funding if it switched to all-virtual instruction
"...The district employee union Education Austin blasted the decision..."

Jan. 8, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Inside the ProLodges Protecting Unhoused Austinites From COVID-19
"...The city's five Protective Lodges, or "ProLodges," help protect unhoused Austinites from COVID-19 by..."

Dec. 30, 2020 Photo Gallery

ProLodges Saves and Changes Some of Austin's Most Vulnerable Lives
Can the city keep them open?
"...important benefits of non-congregate transitional housing facilities, like the ProLodges, where guests have rooms of their own. A locked..."

Jan. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...COVID at AISD: Education Austin has filed more than..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature

Council Recap: Clearing the Decks for 2021 in a City That Never Stops Growing
Zoning, housing, and COVID relief dominate year's final meeting
"...the city prepares to begin shutting down its Protective Lodges, which since April have provided shelter, health care, and..."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Q&A With City Manager Spencer Cronk
In his first sit-down interview with the Chronicle, Austin's CM discusses public safety, the budget, and next steps
"...stood up for people experiencing homelessness [the so-called Protective Lodges], there's a lease purchase option that potentially moves us..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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