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On Dec. The size of the fine, which seems small, has raised some eyebrows. For context, in the commission fined former Austin Rep. Blackwell plans to challenge Chairman Robert M. Pascal D. Forgione Jr. College Advisor Fund, to be spent on college pre- paredness programs for students at the all-female Ann Richards School. The electric utility has announced that the fuel charge - the part of the bill that pays for the coal, gas, or other source of energy - will not rise in Austin Energy bills break in two sections: 1 the fuel charge, currently 3.
The energy charge had not risen since , but last year, because of soaring gas prices and several one- off generation costs, the fuel cost rose from 3. Griffin was defeated in the March GOP primary by Lotto winner and reserve Deputy Constable Robert Chody - the politi- cal protege of WilCo brass, angry after Griffin sued the court for slashing his budget midyear in Griffin explained that three of four of his deputies were on sick or family leave - not a strain for other precincts employing enough deputies, as his once had - but that the work was getting done nonethe- less.
Indeed, there was no real crisis, as Justice of the Peace Dain Johnson admitted. We have fulfilled our statutory obligation, and now we have to turn our attention to this economic crisis. KOOP Radio Laguna Gloria , W. Free, www. First Unitarian Universalist Church , Grover ; Alamo Ritz, E.
Natural South , A South Lamar. Chez Zee , Balcones. Now Superintendent Pat Forgione proposes using it to temporar- ily relieve overcrowding in elementary schools in the area.
Instead of opening a regular middle school this fall, Forgione suggests a rad- ical plan to set up an intermediate cen- ter for grades five through six in the academic year. However, the intermediate plan is only intended as a stop-gap solution.
In , elementary overcrowding will be relieved by the new elementary in the Meridian subdivi- sion: The new middle school would start taking sixth and seventh grades, finally becoming a full sixth through eighth grade middle school in After months of discussion, the task force settled on what it calls Plan 1.
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Serving Austin for more than 50 years. Trees six feet or toller must be cut in half. Bad news: Solid Waste bun- gling and implacable drought. Republicans were wondering why keeping power felt so much like defeat. DPS leader Col.
Tommy Davis decided it was a good time to retire. Then the UT board of regents decided to lay off 3, employees at the UT Medical Branch at Galveston, turning a disaster into a tragedy.
Dems were the top vote-getters in 72 of races, and the formerly all-GOP district court judgeships went to the donkeys. It seemed to work fine since , but after Clinton won the day and Obama took the night, it nearly caused an insur- rection at the state convention.
Royce West, D-Dallas, is designated fixer. Kay Bailey Hutchison will mount a interparty challenge to Gov. David Dewhurst and state Sen. Florence Shapiro are floating. Kim Brimer, R-Fort Worth, decided it was easier to fight through the courts to keep Democrat Wendy Davis off the ballot than to face her on the stump.
The result? For the Democrats, Austin Rep. Glen Maxey charged Travis Co. Tax Assessor-Collector Nelda Wells Spears with all manner of incompetence in his unsuccessful attempt to oust her. And that was only March. John McCain of using his time as a prisoner of war for politi- cal advantage. That is, right up to the moment when he changed his story about reciting the starting lineup of the Green Bay Packers to his torturers to that of the Pittsburgh Steelers In August, her brother-in-law Patrick sent Democratic incumbent Valinda Bolton an e-mail asking her not to run an ad claim- ing that Keel had bounced a check; that was just an unfounded rumor, he said.
Top flection Gaffes Ml r 16 the Austin chronicle January 2, austinchronicle. Forum overload led to voter fatigue; when the candidates outnumber the audience, douse the lights! Start Bailing The most distinct contrast between Marc Ott and his predecessor was in the budget process. Futrell delivered thoroughly baked budget presentations, leaving council only crumbs for quibbling; Ott instead got councilors on board early.
Still a work in prog- ress, the Live Music Task Force was the feel- good story of the year. While all we got was a presentation to council, there appears to be the official will supporting the chief rec- ommendation - a new music department to promote the scene.
And could there have been a more moving tableau than a capacity crowd of musicians and supporters sardined into City Hall? Chambers never smelled so strongly of tobacco. There was a slim hope that council might consider proposing long-pondered geo- graphic representation - officially dashed in the spring, when council voted against a November charter ballot.
See ya in another two years This year, the incessant detours came to a head when organizers of the fledgling Batfest asked to close Congress Avenue Bridge over Labor Day weekend. Businesses blanched, council balked, and the event moved one bridge west. Have we reached a limit? The expandable BFI landfill, the uncertain switch to single-stream recycling, the proposal and abandonment of new residential rate tiers during the budget, and city abandonment of plans to build its own recycling center - after sinking more than a million dollars into the project.
Project Clean up this mess! Michelle Malkin What more can you say? Subaru average EPA city estimate is Actual mileage may vary.
As they say in the financial biz: not great timing. The economy promptly crashed, along with interest in buying news- papers. Five months later, the Statesman is still available to anyone willing to make the right offer The Trib- une Co. By some counts, in the past two years, more than 20, journalists have lost their jobs. Both launched smarmy PR campaigns, accusing each other of molesting poor downtrodden viewers. At its heart, the debate was over future payment systems, a key industry issue.
Austin viewers were just happy The Office eventually returned. On an hourly basis, they explored new depths of shallow- ness, eagerly latching on to whatever minis- candal the campaigns presented. No wonder a good chunk of the populace went to the polls thinking Obama is a Muslim. Biomass passed, so expect wood-fired electricity by The plan called for expand- ed recycling, more composting, incentives for reducing disposal, and more reuse.
A pro- posed resource-recovery park or green dis- trict would be part landfill, part recycling and reclamation center, and part composting plant - but the proposed location is on city- owned land near Webberville, which raised a stink from residents and leaders there. No dramatic new formats. It was a year of layoffs and cutbacks and more Rush Limbaugh.
Broadcasters did delay the Sirius-XM merg- er long enough to screw the satellite companies. Oh, and Mix Longtime No. The biggest shake-up could be the addition of Publisher Michael Vivio, who may push to liven up the product. Many in Project the industry Manager saw the lay- Annick offs as a sign Beaudet of things to come, as TV companies around the country begin to scale back to protect diminishing profit margins.
The rule had the practical effect of helping diminish the number of public biodiesel pumps in Austin: In , the city had more than 30 - today we have just one. The city pro- vides the Austin Energy power grid and brain trust, which researchers and entrepreneurs will use to develop, test, and implement a new urban power sys- tem.
Hotel, office, and multiuse projects boomed as well - until the bust. Will the Austonian - now rising toward 55 stories with more than hyperpriced units - become the signature monument to boom- boom hubris? Or will it be the near-empty block directly across Congress Avenue that lost Las Manitas and now the Marriott?
Yet no fresh fights erupted in Then again, maybe it was the recession - or Austin just got lucky. Austinites were invited to critique the teams for Project Green the Green Water Treatment Plant and the new library and to shape the streetcar rail alignment, evolution of Waller Creek, and Waterfront Overlay District.
We chimed in on four large combined neighborhood plans, three station-area plans for transit-oriented developments, and the makeover. Those still standing tailored vertical-mixed-use rules to every neighborhood, negotiated energy-efficient home requirements, and rewrote planned unit development code. No one process has been perfect - but the city demonstrated octopus-quality outreach.
Still in development: Downtown Austin Plan Phase Two work: an overall framework, a parks and open space plan, and individual district plans. Will CNU make a long-term difference in how Austin grows?
Yet Eastsiders defeated two low-income housing projects: Manor Road apartments planned by the Community Partnership for the Homeless and a gated mobile-home community proposed by Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Thus far, UT evidences little commitment to being a good Austin citizen, instead asserting its own interests over collaborative solutions. Thanks to Chair Kirk Watson, CAMPO will now apply that process - including environmental, air-quality, climate-protec- tion, and quality-of-life standards - to roads.
The new city manager and council members are trying to change that dynamic, with a renewed commitment to transparency. What will it take to truly build trust? Farmers Dave Monson a veteran Republican state lawmaker and Wayne Hauge a seed dealer and certified public accountant argue that the feds have no jurisdiction over intrastate cultivation of the non-narcotic cousin of the evil weed marijuana.
The DEA argues that although portions of the cannabis plant are exempted from federal regulation, hemp is still cannabis, and under its purview, hemp is dope, and dope is illegal.
The 8th U. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on the matter early this year. The law does not change the possible penalties for a list of minor offenses - including posses- sion of up to 4 ounces of pot, driving under a suspended license, and minor graffiti and theft - but does allow police to issue only a citation.
The Travis Co. And snorted some coke too, back in the day. Reformers say the big wins mean that pot reform is no longer a fringe issue. In contrast, police last year made a total of , arrests for all violent crimes - including murder, rape, and robbery. Steak still awaited. After much recrimination, longtime agency leader Col.
Tommy Davis stepped down. In October, Gov. Rick Perry decided matters had improved sufficiently to end the conservatorship and bank on new Executive Commissioner Cheryln Townsend. Chuy Hinojosa wants more time to let the reforms work; Sen. John Whitmire says start over with a new, integrated juvenile parole and prison system. CCA Judge Barbara Hervey stepped forward, organizing the Criminal Justice Integrity Unit, made up of law enforcement, lawyers, and lawmakers who have agreed that we must improve the system.
District Attorney Craig Watkins, years of injustice are beginning to be undone. How high the number will climb depends in part on whether the Lege moves to make sure that cases without DNA evi- dence find meaningful ways to vet inno- cence claims in courts.
Jimmy Fennell Jr. Fennell is best known as the man engaged to Stacey Stites of Bastrop, murdered in Kerr comes from a firefight- ing family and served for 20 years in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Her plate will be full come Feb. Krusee was pulled over in April and failed a field sobriety test, but Duty concluded that there was insufficient evidence of intoxication for a jury.
While U. The ruling came for a Garden Grove man who was charged with pot possession even though he was a registered medi-pot patient. The charge was dismissed, but the police refused to return his seized pot - the court ordered the police to return the stash under state law.
The Supremes allowed that inter- pretation to stand - which should help strengthen enforcement of the medi-mari laws in 13 states where it is legal. Even before the Summer Olympics, the U. When it comes to tobacco, pot, and cocaine, the U. The U. Bush granted clemency for hip-hop artist John Forte, sentenced in under mandato- ry-minimum sentencing to 14 years for cocaine possession. With the help of Carly Simon with whom Forte has per- formed and Sen.
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah a prolific songwriter , Bush agreed to release him. The vote was the first since longtime President Mike Sheffield retired in Officers say the rank and file, especially officers on patrol, are uncomfortable with policy changes of new APD Chief Art Acevedo. Tantaksinanukij was seen as too friendly with manage- ment, in particular Acevedo. Members balked at a provision allowing incoming Chief Kerr broader authority to recruit minority firefight- ers, saying the clause would weaken hiring standards and increase risk.
Civil service law will fill the void, and city officials declined to return to the bargaining table. EMS workers approved their first-ever employment contract with the city a result of their securing meet-and-con- fer bargaining rights during the legis- lative session , which took effect Oct.
Opened the door to a nervy guy in expensive duds. You may change your mind; take my card. He held out his card. I just let him stand there like that. When he realized my no meant no, he walked off without another word. I thought: Never say never? Three young men and one older, Latinos, gathered. We wanna hear the engine. Still got the ? When they switched to unleaded, the additives fucked up the They smiled wide when they heard that engine.
I headed for Austin. We talk about the car and cars in general, then some- times we talk of other stuff. Sometimes we go for coffee and exchange life stories. But the car is kind of my passport to America. I scribbled notes as I drove Route - its most remarkable event was that the American system failed so completely that right-wing Republicans quasi-nationalized housing, banking, insurance, and as we speak auto manufacturing. What to call all this? I stopped at dark in Coleman, Texas.
Four young laborers climbed out of their beat-up pick- up to talk about my Chevy. Two had smart eyes. Two had most of their teeth; one, just a few; another, none I could see. The others I liked. Laugh readily. And dig the sound of a He says most local youth do drugs. I checked into a motel and went to a steak house down the road. The violence of hazing. Said no one does. Said the university knows of the bullying and allows it.
The lesson these frat boys seem to be learning is how to take shit. The frat bullies are learn- ing how to dish it. Both lessons are important in an education for the corporate world they spoke of joining. Coleman no doubt considers them the best of Coleman. In the parking lot, a guy in hunting garb, cigarette hanging from his lips, was at the pay phone.
Finishing his call and snapping his butt stub T onto the pavement, he went to his car, parked beside mine: a small tin can, its entire right side stoved in, duct tape covering the cracks. Missing some teeth. I nodded yeah, smil- ing. We got in our cars. He started his. There are traditions of secret Hasids, secret Buddhas, secret Sufis.
His laughter was genuine. A man well worth knowing. But this is not enough. These things can be learned by rote and credential, in garages or music schools… and are, often. Though there be plenty of technically accomplished musicians out there, I find myself wanting more.
I demand Truth, and I demand it now. By now, Jared will likely wish me to get to the point, gently reminding me that we have progressed already eight nine? This is, after all, only a short biography, and not a brave ontological or epistemological expedition, a commentary on the state of music, or anything else.
I still have a quote by an American president to fit in, as well as a fine Proof by Contradiction! And Jared Mees is no musician. Yet, even this register does not make Jared a Poet. Thus, we arrive at the heart of the matter: What is a Poet? Here we follow the example of logicians, mathematicians, and John F.
Kennedy, in formulating a Proof by Contradiction. Let us, as Kennedy did, assume the existence of an Anti-Poetry. I refer to his convocation at Amherst College, after the death Robert Frost. The day was October 26th, When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence.
When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.Toute la discographie de Jared Mees: albums et chansons en streaming et téléchargement MP3. Vidéos, biographie, concerts.