February 20, 2010 |
Where did all of Joe Stack's anger come from? That was the question Texas singer-songwriter Billy Eli has been turning over in his head in Birmingham, Ala., this week, where he has been recording songs and following the sad and vexing news about his old bass player and friend. Authorities believe that A. Joseph Stack, 53, burned down his house Thursday morning and then flew a plane into a building in Austin, Texas, in what an FBI official described Friday as an assault against the IRS. A person calling himself "Joe Stack" left an apparent suicide note on the Web. The anti-tax manifesto was replete with a sense of anguish and frustration at his financial setbacks, tax woes and difficulty finding work in Austin.
May 24, 1999 |
Commercial jets began flying this weekend from the $585-million Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the first new major airport in the U.S. since Denver International opened four years ago. The airport is part of Austin's plan to support its burgeoning high-technology industry and attract businesses to the region. The city is home to 1,200 high-tech companies; the headquarters of Dell Computer Corp., the biggest direct seller of personal computers, is in nearby Round Rock.
June 1, 2004 |
How, officials in Austin, Texas, wondered, do we lure business types away from their Palm Pilots and into downtown parks? Install free wireless Internet access. Let suited folk reply to e-mails with grass tickling their toes, oaks shadowing their screens, a fountain lapping nearby. Last month, service was launched in Republic Square Park, the first of four city parks that will house wireless access points in the Texas capitol. Austin joins parks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
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May 8, 1997 |
Police Chief Stan Knee is among eight candidates being considered to lead the Austin police force, according to officials in that Texas city. The 24-year veteran of the Garden Grove force is among the candidates in the national search to select the top cop for the central Texas city of 466,000 residents, according to a memo Wednesday from Austin City Manager Jesus Garza.
September 6, 1991 |
The Resolution Trust Corp., environmentalists and public officials from Austin, Tex., are expected today to announce the first large-scale transfer of land from failed savings and loans to ecological uses. The $15.5-million deal--to set aside more than 10,000 acres of unsullied land that is home to seven endangered species--represents the first significant fruits of a campaign by environmental groups to salvage sensitive lands from the RTC's huge portfolio.
November 1, 2004 |
An Austin police officer died after she got out of her patrol car to chase a suspect on foot and was run over by the car, which was driven by her partner. Officer Amy Donovan was on patrol late Saturday when she and her partner, Officer Adrian Valdovino, saw someone engaged in "suspicious activity," said Police Chief Stan Knee. Donovan, 37, got out of the car to question the man, but he ran. Valdovino put the car in reverse to try to stop him and the car struck Donovan, Knee said.