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Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...supposedly working to fix school finance, as well as Mayor Will Wynn, touring Europe (see "Austin@Large")..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Bee Cave Brouhaha
Civic unrest erupts in the southwest Travis County village
"...A slate of candidates running against Mayor Caroline Murphy, her husband, Alderman Mike Murphy, and for..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Will Wynn has it in for AMN, as does the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association
"...the definition of anticlimactic. To absolutely no one's surprise, Mayor Will Wynn pulled his resolution seeking the network's termination,..."

March 12, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Austin @ Large: Time to Repeal SOS?
What's really at stake in the proposed Temple-Inland deal
"...too long ago, but seems possible enough now to Mayor Will Wynn and several other council members. If even..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...As of press time, Slusher has apparently convinced Mayor Will Wynn to schedule the controversial Lowe's deal for..."

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

Will Council Take a Stand on PATRIOT Act?
Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman's pro-civil-liberties resolution stalls on the dais
"...Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman believed her resolution against the..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Roots of the Left
The South Texas (Nuclear) Project isn't quite lost -- too bad.
"...sizes, and political parties ago, but even in 1979, then-Mayor Carole McClellan was a master of the faux homespun..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Elect No More: Wynn Is In
"...They've only just now gotten used to calling him "mayor-elect," and now the City Council will have to learn..."

June 20, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Page Two
The anti-smoking ordinance is an unconscionable social experiment in an already sketchy economic environment; the Place 5 run-off boasts two good candidates, so no need to get ugly; and we report the news, not slurs.
"...Tobacco-Free Austin Coalition, faxed me a letter from Tempe's mayor to Austin Mayor Gus Garcia, asserting the ban hasn't..."

May 30, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Too Many Cooks?
Restaurateurs Marc Katz and Brad Meltzer may spoil Will Wynn's (and Max Nofziger's) smooth mayoral campaigns.
"...Right now nobody is officially a candidate for mayor or City Council in the May election. Filing doesn't..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
"...Thank God, Mayor Gus Garcia is stepping down from the political scene..."

Dec. 27, 2002 Column

Austin @ Large: Out Into the DAMP
The Downtown Mobility Plan has critics from both the right and left, and that could be its undoing.
"...To begin somewhat far afield: Last week Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley announced that he would not, despite months..."

June 14, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

She's One of Us
Mike Clark-Madison Profiles New City Manager Toby Futrell
"...Barnett. "They used to call City Hall 'Hollywood,'" says Mayor Gus Garcia, "because everyone was 'acting.'" When Barnett in..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...Marcos Citizens for Traditional Values contribute to San Marcos mayor David Chiu's defeat in Saturday's run-off? Perhaps we'll never..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

One City, Three Books
Austin's become a popular place for public reading programs.
"...On Monday afternoon, Mayor Gus Garcia was at the Will Hampton branch of..."

April 19, 2002 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...supported the concentration of power in the hands of Mayor Watson and the city manager...."

Feb. 15, 2002 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...I am disgusted at the new mayor and City Council's total disregard for residents in Central..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column

Naked City
"...package; election day is Saturday, Feb. 2. Last week, Mayor Gus Garcia joined with former Mayor Bruce Todd, Texas..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Council on Kirk
Council members comment on Kirk Watson's administration.
"...Jackie Goodman: Kirk was a really dynamic mayor. Now that we have sort of a different world,..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Mayor Watson's final days dwindle to a precious few.
"...Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman, presiding while Watson was off..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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Gus Garcia is not simply the best choice for mayor on this slate but the best choice for mayor, regardless; Austin needs roads, but the road propositions that go before the electorate Tuesday are bad politics; the war in Afghanistan is a terrible misstep that played into the terrorists' hands and will have devastating consequences for our community; the Chronicle co-sponsored "Eat Drink Watch Movies" series starts Thursday.
"...when voters will be asked to pick the next mayor and vote on bond propositions and on state constitutional..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...Mayor Responds..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column

Austin @ Large
SOS & Smart Growth, and the candidates
"...Now, if Tschurr, an all-but-declared candidate for either mayor this year or City Council next year, were merely..."

Sept. 14, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...The postponement from last week's public hearing, proposed by Mayor Kirk Watson but readily agreed to by the war-weary..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Throw the Switch
City Planners Consider Options on the Seaholm Power Plant
"...ignite a new controversy with every project he approves, Mayor Kirk Watson sounded unusually chipper last week as he..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Opening day of the Lege, redistricting rumors, and Mike Levy vs. Kirk Watson
"...No Summit Talks. Mayor Kirk Watson was scheduled to debate Texas Monthly publisher..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

The Art of the Deal
City Coucil wants to cut a deal with Stratus Properties on the Barton Creek properties because they think House Bill 1704 gives them no other option.
"...Mayor Kirk Watson says the city has little choice under..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Beverly Griffith and Raul Alvarez rain on the mayor’s bond parade by adding a few proposals of their own; Cedar Avenue settlement goes back into mediation.
"...younger sibling began repeating it minutes later. Last week, Mayor Kirk Watson must have flushed when Council Member Beverly..."

Aug. 11, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Council comes back after a month's hiatus with a number of potentially divisive issues on its plate.
"...on Superman's cape, has proposed tacking $125 million onto Mayor Kirk Watson's vaunted transportation bond package to invest in..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
With his election a foregone conclusion, Mayor Watson sticks close to the party scene Saturday night.
"...on on election night is a Frisbee giveaway. With Mayor Kirk Watson's runaway victory a foregone conclusion, his supporters..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

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