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On Consent: AISD Employees See Increased Wages
A 1.5% increase will go to district employees
"...Independent School District staff will get a 1.5% pay raise next year. That's less than employee union Education Austin..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
" SB 2, hobbling the ability of municipalities to raise taxes to cover their own bills...."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
Support our talented local queer artists this holiday season
"...v. popular enamel pins, while FLAVNT Streetwear (which helps raise funds for gender confirming surgeries) and Gayheart Clothing will..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Welcome to the Working Week-and-a-Half
A new federal provision mandating overtime pay for a new pool of salaried employees goes into effect in December. What does it mean, and how long will it last?
"...might be time to ask your employer for a raise. For the first time in more than a decade,..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Jack Craver

City Council Clashes Over 2017 Budget
Competing ideas on how to spend $969 million
"...or $5.5 million. (The DS plan is to steadily raise user fees to make the department self-sustaining, over the..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Come What May
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle duet
" the We Five in 1965), and Emmylou Harris' "Raise the Dead."..."

June 10, 2016 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Bowl-a-Thon Returns
Abortion assistance fundraising site back online
" years, NNAF has been throwing a nationwide Bowl-a-thon fundraiser event throughout the month of April to help raise..."

April 26, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouse Is
Austin filmmakers on the promises and perils of crowdfunding
"...expands as an increasing number turn to crowdfunding to raise all or part of their budget. That's as true..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Support a Living Wage
"...asked, I was told we would not get a raise. The last raise we had was 30 cents per..."

Sept. 22, 2015 Postmarks

March Hares
Hopping on the rabbit bandwagon
"...menus then you're going to start to see people raise them more, and I think that's part of breaking..."

March 27, 2015 Food Feature by Anna Toon

Brewpubs and breastaurants
"...yielded a career change for one unmotivated employee, but raises, promotions, and physical enhancements for others. The company CEO..."

Dec. 30, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Gift Guide: Support Stocking Stuffers
Give a gift that keeps on giving – to your local creatives
"...the midst of crucial crowdfunding campaigns. The funds they raise in the coming weeks will help them provide greatly..."

Dec. 10, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Bob Log III Q&A
One-man guitar orgy crams into Mohawk on Thursday
"...that's what I love about music. I'm trying to raise the level of the party. Each one of my..."

July 21, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Homegrown Pork
Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list
"...doubt a suburb exists that will allow residents to raise a pig in their backyard for food. Therefore, the..."

May 23, 2014 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Hobby Lobby and the Supremes
Company asserts religious freedom from birth control
"...injured by such an assertion, were central to questions raised Tuesday by justices of the U.S. Supreme Court during..."

March 26, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Farmers' Market Report: March 15-16, 2014
Asparagus, green garlic, dandelion greens, and milkweed for Monarchs
"...Windy Acres will have fresh pasture raised chicken, duck eggs, and goose eggs at the Cedar..."

March 14, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

The Farmers’ Market Report: Feb. 15-16, 2014
Strawberries, strawberry gelato, avocados, and smoked oysters
"...sold out of all their stock and had to raise more hogs. There is no pork like Berkshire pork,..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Know When to Hold 'Em
When Jay Rosenkrantz's poker doc got shuffled up, he got creative
"...producer Jay Rosenkrantz was finishing his first feature, Bet Raise Fold. It was a straightforward documentary, examining the online..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Budget Stretch Run
City money season at full speed – and the dollars are chasing the needs
"...with two potential "forecast scenarios" – one reflecting no raises, one reflecting 3% raises for all 12,000 city employees..."

Aug. 2, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

What Now? What Next?
With clinics already closing, Texas' extreme abortion restrictions head to the courts
" Perry's official website. The law is designed to raise clinic standards, she has repeatedly said...."

July 26, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Police Contract Would Allow Public Release of Citizen Review Panel Documents
Officers must vote to approve new four-year contract
" the proposed four-year contract are a 5.5% pay raise over the life of the contract (1.5% the first..."

June 10, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Turkey Chronicles: Deep Fried
Deep-frying your holiday bird
"...are rigged with a basket insert that can be raised and lowered, while others use a shelf insert that..."

Nov. 20, 2012 Food Post by Mick Vann

Food-o-File for the Week of Oct. 14
October's foodie calendar keeps us all on our toes
"...invitation came as a result of her work to raise nutrition awareness in Austin’s Hispanic community during the past..."

Oct. 11, 2011 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

One Big Gay Happy Family?
QueerBomb and Austin Pride meet for a roundtable
"...Beth Schindler, member, QueerBomb: I was raised here in Austin by cool hippie parents. I was..."

June 3, 2011 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

AISD Teacher Raises Unlikely
No added bonuses with bonuses this year
"...may see a bonus this year, but a pay raise still seems unlikely. Last month, the AISD board of..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sen. Carona Sees End of the Road ... Money
Are taxes the only solution to Texas' transportation problems? One Republican thinks so.
" out), offered an easy way to fix it (raise the motor-fuels tax), and said the Republican governor he..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Peace Through Pie
A sweet honoring of Martin Luther King
"...gathering of 200 participants, good will, and conviviality and raised $1,000 for a much needed handicap access ramp for..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Food Feature by Toni Tipton-Martin

Lee & Carole & Brewster & All of Us ...
Five candidates for mayor jockey to be first among equals
"...Contrary to what many of us are raised to believe, the mayor isn't the be-all and end-all..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Nov. 4 General Election
"...Some good ideas have been raised as to how the Tax Assessor's Office could be..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature

Regardless of Outcome on Referendum, 'I Lose'
"...I have to vote as to whether to voluntarily raise my taxes so that I, as an Austin Independent..."

Oct. 15, 2008 Postmarks

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