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What's Wrong with Public Housing?
The remarkable turnaround of the city's Housing Authority
"...crisis: Housing of any kind is scarce, homes for real people are nearly nonexistent, and bloated upscale haciendas litter..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
" and their looks were absolutely priceless as they realized that there was an American on their street. When..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Column

Mapping the Future
Seven longtime Austinites talk about Smart Growth, neighborhood planning, and the future of Central Austin in an October roundtable discussion.
"...bad old days. "I'm too heavily invested to be really objective," Ben Heimsath says, "but 10 years ago we..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Country of Exiles?
Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life
"...puff wealth -- in the form of hyper-inflated Tokyo real estate, a bubble which burst in the early Nineties,..."

July 9, 1999 Books Review

Rider Replies
"...It's really "THE RICH MAN'S ELECTION ACT OF 1997." It limits..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Column

Slum, Sweet Slum?
An Annual Look at My Own Backyard
"...This makes Swede Hill prime real estate. That is, unless you're the ARA or the..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Which Woody?
Live Oak Theatre Celebrates Guthrie, but Which One?
"...for this production, says he "never cast for a real Woody." Instead, Jeff Waxman's arrangements and the dramatic frame..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

Music Amidst Used Furniture
The History of the Red River Strip
"...who don't have a regular gig to play, or really don't have a good place to start. Smaller and..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Music Feature

Luv Doc: Critical, Urgent Texts
Confession: The Luv Doc hates texting
"...since June of last year. She is a self-employed Realtor, and I work an office job. We both live..."

March 1, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

" issues." That statement flies in the face of reality. On the contrary, in a short time, Casar has..."

Jan. 18, 2016 Postmarks

Randall Stephens: 'I Can Handle the Job'
"...make it happen on time. You work with a really diverse, eclectic group of people, in a pretty complex,..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

'Chrome Underground' Goes Classic Car Hunting
Motoreum's Yusuf & Antonio talk about the biz and their reality TV debut
"...and Johnson to talk friendship, classic cars, and the real deal with Andrew. Chrome Underground premieres tomorrow (5/23), 9pm,..."

May 22, 2014 Screens Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Solid State
Leffingwell takes pride in his hometown ... and looks toward one final vote
"...was also more persuasive because he didn't ignore the real challenges still facing the city. He pointedly noted, "We..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Heritage Trees: Size Does Matter
Heritage tree ordinance would protect Austin's oldest, biggest trees
"...thrust of the article being that the law lacks real teeth (see "Clear-Cutting Austin," Sept. 21, 2007). With a..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Working on the Railroad
The regional Transit Working Group is poised to make progress on passenger rail
"...their progeny, transit-oriented development) from diverse groups – the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Austin Neighborhoods Council, the..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
"...published by professor John Crompton of Texas A&M (see "Real Value: The Parks Premium"). "The real estate market consistently..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: What Would Andrés Duany Do?
The town-planning messiah fixes Austin.
"...hasn't yet become ingrained. It's like, 'We're country folk, really; we don't trust that we've arrived.' You need to..."

April 13, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
This story of a young man in search of Mr. Right has a certain scrappy underdog charm but doesn’t flout any aspects of the romantic-comedy formula.
"...– and there’s an animated segment about a depressed real estate agent, but there’s just not enough real heart..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Our readers talk back.
" not much of a response – does Bradley really mean to suggest that were he arrested in possession..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Column

The Future Is Now
Local fiscal policy enters its Cold War era
" either practically or politically untouchable, $11 million is real money, but not a Grand Guignol fiscal horror show...."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
"...LCRA? The toll road agency, Chamber of Commerce, and Real Estate Council (all of whom are represented on the..."

May 14, 2004 Column

Austin @ Large: Welcome Back, Kirk
Kirk Watson's new job at the chamber stands at odds with his "message" as mayor.
"...I really don't sit down every week and think, "Hmm. How..."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
On the Blizzard / Stratus scandal, the Statesman misses the real story -- as usual.
"...struggle between two out-of-the-ordinary developers -- Stratus and Endeavor Real Estate Group -- each with its allies in positions..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For regional planning, it's a great day to go back to the future
"...time, proved to be less than intimidating -- Wynn's real signature issue is, or should be, regional growth management...."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Forget the little boxes -- it's the big boxes we need to knock down
"...I'm really not trying to be lazy here -- though I..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...DEVELOPER/OWNER: CarrAmerica Realty..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

E-tail This!
La Frontera is proof that e-commerce has not destroyed traditional retail commerce.
"...many that by McNeil Road it's clear you don't really need to be in Round Rock after all. You..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Change of Scenery
What It Looks Like
"...of what would otherwise surely be densely packed downtown real estate is enough to scare off most mild-mannered developers..."

July 16, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Diamond in the Rough
Dawson's Can-Do Spirit Emerges in Pilot Project
"...- chaired by Medlin - in August, the fun really began. To produce what, in its final form, is..."

June 5, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Author by Author
Notable Folks in Their Own Write
"...his home state of Montana. Laslo Horoney, a Texas real estate magnate and one of the wealthiest men in..."

May 1, 1998 Books Feature

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