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The Other Restaurant Row
South shore eateries, markets help make a neighborhood
Food Story  December 14, 2001
"...From your arrival at the restaurant, which anchors a rather unexciting strip mall complex, you know what's in store. This Austin veteran, in business for over a decade, looks like some sort of seafaring barge, its exterior painted a marine blue and hung with sturdy ropes and nets..."

For Your Consideration ...
Austin Film Festival Preview
Screens Story  October 12, 2001
"...Mamet regular Mantegna takes over the directing reins in this screen adaptation of David Mamet's first play. Acting heavyweights Durning, Falk, and Forster make up the mouthy crew of a steel barge; Tony Mamet (David's little brother) plays a first-time deckhand picking up the tools of the trade (and, no doubt, life lessons to boot)..."

Day Trips
The Best of "Day Trips"
Columns  October 5, 2001, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...In 1994, an errant barge smashed into the ships, causing extensive damage. The Pinta and Santa Maria wound up as museum exhibits while the Nina sits off-limits to the public, rotting at a berth in a waterfront marina...."

Will Travel for Food
Cooking at the Little Port Walter Research Station
Food Story  July 27, 2001, by Marko Ellinger
"...Groceries for the facility are purchased in Juneau and arrive at Little Port by supply boat once a month and more frequently by seaplane. Produce selection in Juneau is not as fresh or affordable as we enjoy in mainland cities because it is shipped by barge from Seattle..."

The French Kitchen Cooking School
Food Review  February 23, 2001, by Pableaux Johnson
"...A little chopping, a little translation, and much laughter flavor the days of gathering, cooking, and savoring this essential French cuisine. On one afternoon, they team up to get the Julia Hoyt -- Kate's 86-foot barge/home -- underway for a floating picnic..."

Postmarks
Theatre reviews! Film reviews! The Summer Smut Issue! Get your snipes here!
Columns  August 25, 2000
"...Guerrilla nuclear tactics would bypass SDI. Why should potential adversaries forego the cost of constructing this albatross of limited nuclear war when The Bomb could be delivered via railroad, river barge, tramp steamer, or U-Haul truck -- a quantum leap above what happened to the OKC federal building..."

Day Trips
Columns  July 14, 2000, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Clearview Marina & Resort (4), 903/872-1442, www.clearviewmarina.com, is one of the nicest places on the lake. Has cabins, camping, RV sites, store, bait, bird sanctuary, nature trails, beach, and enclosed fishing barge..."

Book Reviews
Books Review  July 22, 1999
"...Left to his own devices, Mike the drummer forms his own group that requires months of rehearsal before they dare play in public. The small-town scene in southern Oklahoma and North Texas is presented in excruciating detail as a process of renting old wooden buildings from suspicious church groups and of outraged redneck parents interrupting his band's set when they barge in and drag their rebellious children off the dance floor in the middle of a hot rendition of "My Baby Does the Hanky Panky."..."

Day Trips
Columns  January 14, 1999, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Eagle Fest in Emory conducts barge tours on Lake Fork and Lake Tawakoni where at least 59 adult eagles winter and four nesting pairs live year-round. There will also be birds of prey demonstrations, campfire storytelling, crafts show, and live music; Jan..."

Closed Doors
Arts Story  December 11, 1998, by Sam Martin
"...At the same time, while the carefully staged photos and fictitious subjects of Sherman's Untitled Film Stills series lend us a disturbing yet subtle perspective on the dark side of life, Mark Todd's creations in "Bad Lands" barge into darkness with much more offensive images of real-life horror stories. It's such a change that walking through the three galleries where Todd is showing is like stumbling through a briar patch..."

Habibi
Books Story  December 26, 1997
"...Her adjustment to her new life includes new relatives, a new school, and experiences unlike any she had in the U.S.A. She learns about the disagreements between Arabs and Jews and how hard it is to live comfortably knowing that Israeli soldiers could barge in and smash your things any second..."

Portrait of the Artist as a Road Comic
Long Drives, Low Pay, and Drunks -- What a Life!
Arts Story  March 28, 1997, by J. C. Shakespeare
"..."Great to have you. How about shutting the fuck up? I didn't barge into your sales meeting this afternoon and holler, `The Michelin Man's better than you!'"..."

day trips
Columns  January 10, 1997, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Rains County Eagle Fest in Emory offers bus and barge tours at Lake Fork and Lake Tawakoni to view the bald eagles along with other activities, Jan. 17-19. 903/473-2901...."

Paul-itically Incorrect
Ron Paul's Wacky Views Highlight a Bitter Race
News Story  November 1, 1996, by Alex de Marban
"...Robert Hewitt, Jr., a lifelong Republican from Victoria, who has contributed to and volunteered on Republican campaigns -- never Democratic -- for 20 years has switched gears to throw his energy behind Morris' campaign. He's afraid that as a legislator, not only will Paul be unable to get anything done, but he could actually hurt the district's economy with his attempts to stamp out the federal government. Hewitt, whose work for Morris is strictly volunteer, doubts, for example, that Paul would vote for federal funds to support the Victoria County Airport, or the Victoria Barge Canal, which runs from the coast to Victoria and transports products to the petrochemical industry there..."

Austin's Waterloo
Taking a Walk along Waller
News Story  July 7, 1995, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Austin's first foot, carriage, and railroad bridges were all built over the creek near Pine and Pecan (today's Fifth and Sixth) Streets, making those streets the major east-west downtown thoroughfares. Before the bridges, people and things either rode upriver by barge to the Stone Docks, at the foot of Trinity Street, or got dropped on Waller Creek's banks..."

The Worst Is Yet to Come
Austin's Emergency Operations Center
News Story  April 28, 1995
"..."We had a lot of hazardous material incidents," explains Collier. "Town Lake came up, a barge broke loose and was floating downriver and we thought it was going to hit the dam. The airport had fuel tanks floating up out of the ground threatening to spill..."

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