Sam's Town Point
"...In the late Seventies, when Austin was still clinging to its small-town roots, a youthful group of visionaries decided it would be cool to box up their households and start a new community in the hills southwest of the city. Starting a new community is not like starting your own band..."
"...As a development cooperative that owned 900 acres of the old Christal Ranch, the New Age landowners began selling off large lots to like-minded individuals committed to sparing trees in the name of progress. Over time, Radiance grew to include two other communities -- Goldenwood and Goldenwood West...."
"...Why am I not surprised that the good ol' Chron would paint the flower-child foundations of Radiance in such glowing, sympathetic terms ["Matter Over Mind," Sept. 21]? As a 17-year property owner in Goldenwood West, I've had lots of personal experience with the legal and financial mess left by the business naiveté and unfulfilled promises of the oh-so-gentle-and-laid-back TM-ers who headed long-defunct DevCo..."
"...In case your article left any doubt, we want to make it clear that the behavior of the Park Police at the West Austin Park was as described by Ms. Uribe ["Naked City: Who Shut the Dogs Out?" May 11]..."
"...Austin's newest and largest neighborhood library, the Daniel Ruiz branch at Riverside and Grove Boulevard, opened for business with a well-attended and emotional ceremony Saturday, highlighted by friends and family of Ruiz, the former director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and longtime player in local Latino politics, who died in 2000. The facility near ACC's Riverside campus replaces the former Riverside Drive branch but also brings long-sought library service to neighbors in Montopolis and is the only Austin Public Library branch serving families in the Del Valle school district..."