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Million Man Mayhem
A Day Of Atonement Turns Into Protest
News Column  October 24, 1997, by Kayte VanScoy
"...There was at least one East Austinite celebrating a victory that day: Community activist Ron Davis of the East Austin Strategy Team, which has been working for the reconstruction of an Eastside branch of Austin Community College for eight years. Just after the angry protesters exited chambers, Davis -- who challenged Mitchell in the 1994 election and is on the outs with Mitchell's followers -- cleared the final hurdle to start construction on the college by securing a rezoning of the land at the Thursday meeting...."

Round Rock Growth Explosion
SH 130 likely to shift epicenter of growth in Round Rock from land around Dell to one-time farmland on northeast end of town
News Story  September 1, 2006, by Kimberly Reeves
"...The growth began three years ago with the opening of Newland Communities' Teravista. In Houston, Newland is known for master-planned communities on the scale of Cinco Ranch, a subdivision so large that it is served by not one, but two, Katy high schools..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 1, 2005
"...Thanks for your mention of the September opening of the Austin branch of the Paul Green School of Rock Music ["TCB," Music, June 17]. We are very excited to bring our program to the Live Music Capital of the World...."

Signed and Sealed
With Bradley Out of the Way, Council Turns Attention to Stratus
News Column  March 31, 2000, by Jenny Staff Johnson
"...Whether Council Member Beverly Griffith's reported opposition to the deal early in the week was genuinely appeased by some last-minute changes, or whether it was simply a position assumed for the sake of bargaining power, it was fruitful: At the meeting, the city's outside counsel on the deal, Casey Dobson, announced that in addition to the increased-density assumptions the city staff have negotiated with Bradley, Bradley has agreed to be bound by any regulation the city passes to improve the accuracy of impervious cover calculations, so long as it applies citywide. In addition, Bradley accepted a Griffith-proposed amendment to downgrade the zoning on Pfluger ranch from SF-2 to Rural Residential, the least dense zoning category on the books...."

Postmarks
Columns  October 30, 1998
"...12, the City Council adopted a resolution that provided a list of projects to be funded by alternate funding sources, including cash reserves. Many of those projects are the same ones mentioned in the article, including extension of South First Street; Mayfield, Davis Hill, and Garrison parks improvements; improvements to Dittmar, Parque Zaragoza, and Northwest recreation centers; Havins Field expansion; construction of an "undesignated" fire station in Southwest Austin; renovations to the Austin Police Department Headquarters and Municipal Court facility; an Emergency Medical Services addition to the Fire Station at 5507 Ranch-to-Market-Road 2222; bank stabilization for the Highland Park Cemetery; and drainage projects for both Scenic Brook and Westover Hills subdivisions...."

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
News Story  January 31, 1997, by Robert Bryce
"...Bullock and his wife live in a West Austin home he bought in 1987, currently valued by the Travis County Appraisal District at $244,000. He also owns a 200-acre ranch in Llano County...."

Friday Showcase Picks
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
Music Story  March 16, 2007
"...Chicken Ranch & Friends..."

Confessions of a Cowboy
Working a cattle drive in Texas in the 1870s probably wasn't like what you imagine; ask Frank Harris -- he was there and he knows.
Books Story  May 26, 2000, by James C. Simmons
"...After a ten-day ride the group reached Reece's Texas ranch set in the midst of 5,000 acres of prairie, a large frame building that housed 20 men. Revolvers and rifles of a dozen different varieties along with skins of mink and beaver decorated the walls of the parlor..."

SXSW Showcases
Music Story  March 7, 2008
"...With Scratch Acid guitarist Brett Bradford newly on board, local collective Gorch Fock shoots out the lights with trombone-fueled apocalypse rock. – Greg Beets Chicken Ranch..."

Sunset vs. Goliath
Tiny Sunset Valley defends the aquifer -- but could use a little neighborly help
News Story  October 10, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...Walters' own development project -- a unique master plan of retail and residential projects -- involves about 300 acres of the old Weaver ranch. Dr..."

Art
Art Openings
News Story  March 14, 1997
"...CAPITOL COMPLEX VISITOR'S CENTER, 112 E. Eleventh, 305-8400. "XIT: The Ranch That Built the Texas Capitol," featuring images of the XIT Ranch of Texas (the largest fenced ranch in the world), is on view through July 12...."

Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
News Story  July 29, 2005, by Jordan Smith
"...The town of Eldorado, Texas, seat of Schleicher County, flanks State Highway 277, approximately 45 miles south of San Angelo, and is surrounded by a vast landscape of mesquite and cedar trees, native grasses, cacti, and lizards. In all, it is a fairly typical West Texas town of about 2,000, mostly oil industry workers, goat ranchers, and their herds..."

East Austin Studio Tour Map
Arts Story  November 16, 2007
"...72: Pleasant Vallery Ranch..."

50 Margaret Moser Cover Stories
PHOTO GALLERY  June 29, 2017
"...“Do Right Woman: Calling Polly Parsons home to the Hickory Wind Ranch” (July 31, 2009) Cover photo by John Anderson..."

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
DAILY Screens  February 3, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...Wild Horses
Director/Screenwriter: Robert Duvall
A Texas ranch family's idyllic life unravels as the Texas Rangers reopen and investigate a 15-year-old missing person case. Cast: Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Luciana Duvall, Adriana Barraza, Jim Parrack, Angie Cepeda, Devon Abner (World Premiere)
 DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT..."

Recommended at Texas Book Festival
Capsule reviews and panel info
Books Story  October 26, 2012
"...Tinted by its setting in East Texas; by narrative tradition from what used to be called the Orient; by Danielewski's device of color-coded "autumnal quotation marks" that might have come from slightly east of Pluto. Look: There's a seamstress and her nemesis and the betrayal between them; there are five orphans; there is a dark night at a ranch house and a storyteller with a long black box that contains what will certainly sever the calm of their lives..."

Remembering 'Easy Rider' and 'The Last Movie'
CinemaTexas program notes
Screens Story  June 4, 2010
"...Songs: "The Pusher" by Hoyt Axton, performed by Steppenwolf; "Born To Be Wild" by Mars Bonfire, performed by Steppenwolf; "I Wasn't Born To Follow" by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, performed by The Byrds; "The Weight" by Jaime Robbie Robertson, performed by The Band; "If You Want to Be a Bird" by Antonia Duren, performed by The Holy Modal Rounders; "Don't Bogart Me" by Elliot Ingber and Larry Wagner, performed by Fraternity of Man; "If Six Was Nine" by Jimi Hendrix, performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience; "Let's Turkey Trot" by Gerry Goffin and Jack Keller, performed by Little Eva; "Kyrie Eleison" by David Axelrod, performed by The Electric Prunes; "Flash, Bam, Pow" by Mike Bloomfield, performed by The Electric Flag; "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" by Bob Dylan, performed by Roger McGuinn; "Ballad of Easy Rider" written and performed by Roger McGuinn. CAST: (in order of appearance): Peter Fonda (Wyatt/Captain America), Dennis Hopper (Billy), Antonio Mendoza (Jesus), Phil Spector (The Connection), Mac Mashourian (Bodyguard), Warren Finnerty (Rancher), Tita Colorado (Rancher's Wife), Luke Askew (Stranger On Highway); Commune: Luana Anders (Lisa), Sabrina Scharf (Sarah), Sandy Wyeth (Joanne), Robert Walker (Jack), Robert Ball (Mime #1), Carmen Phillips (Mime #2), Ellie Walker (Mime #3), Michael Pataki (Mime #4); Jail: Jack Nicholson (George Hanson), George Fowler Jr..."

Film News
TV to the rescue, 'Madman' Robert Rodriguez, and more news
Screens Column  December 29, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...And expect to see Ellen Burstyn, Lily Tomlin, and Anna Deavere Smith as presenters/special guests... Look for two films shot at Glen Stephens' ranch in Menard to have limited Texas theatrical runs in January, followed quickly by DVD releases..."

Day Trips
Museum-hopping in Houston.
Columns  October 22, 1999, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Bluegrass & Gospel Music Festival brings a national-class lineup of entertainers to the Coushatte Recreational Ranch outside of Sealy, Oct. 28-30..."

Epiphanies for the Blind
Who's Teaching Who at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired?
Music Story  February 23, 1996, by Mindy LaBernz
"...I plant myself on a couch in front of the small corner stage and survey the room. CMT's "Dance Ranch" plays on an enormous TV screen beside the stage. Although the room buzzes happily with normal pool hall, air-hockey-type energy, a boy with a cherubic face and intense eyes, eighteenish, stews cross-armed on the couch beside mine..."

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