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Day Trips
The Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan outside of Burnet is as special as its name implies
Columns  February 11, 2005, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Indian Lodge outside of Fort Davis and within the Davis Mountains State Park is one of the best hotel bargains in the state. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Thirties, the hotel has been upgraded and remodeled over the years..."

Day Trips
'Historic Hotels of Texas' is as much a history book as it is a traveler's guide
Columns  December 7, 2007, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Historic Hotels of Texas is as much a history book as it is a traveler's guide. You would be hard-pressed to find a hotel of historical significance missing from Liz Carmack's collection of the luxurious to threadbare lodgings around the state...."

Houston Hyatt: No Fabio??? No Go!
Why was Laura Baumbach's book promo censored at the Houston Hyatt.
DAILY The Gay Place  May 10, 2007, by Kate X Messer
"...Laura Baumbach is our kinda dame! Too bad the Houston Hyatt doesn't feel the same way. The male/male romance writer (yup, she's a born she and not even a lesbian!), on the bestsellers lists of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, had her promo materially yanked by the Hyatt management during a romance writers conference held at the hotel last week. How can you not totally love a straight woman who has this as the manifesto of her blog, Sensually Wicked Man Love: "The thoughts and challenges I come across in being a heterosexual woman, wife and mother who loves to write m/m erotic romances. I'm not gay or male, but the thoughts of two gorgeous, confident men together is my idea of a hot time! I write for others, both men and women, who feel the same." Here's her version of what went down. You go, Laura..."

Boyhood Nominated for Six Oscars
Academy singles out Linklater, Adair, Arquette, Hawke
DAILY Screens  January 15, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...Another notable native Texan to earn the Academy's favor: University of Texas alum Wes Anderson. His film The Grand Budapest Hotel earned nine nominations, including Best Picture (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson), Best Director (Wes Anderson), Best Cinematography (Robert Yeoman), Best Costume Design (Milena Canonero), Best Production Design (Adam Stockhausen, Production Design; Anna Pinnock, Set Decoration), Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier), Best Editing (Barney Pilling), Best Score (Alexandre Desplat), Best Original Screenplay (Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness)...."

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
A monthly planner of fun and delicious excursions
DAILY Travel  May 4, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...West Texas Jazz Party May 20-22, MCM Elegante Hotel, Odessa,"

Mapping Out Mueller
Airport redevelopment project continues spreading its wings
News Story  May 10, 2013
"...On the southwest corner of Lancaster Drive and 51st Street, the Residence Inn by Marriott is a 112-room, four-story hotel that will serve families at the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the surrounding community. The hotel is expected to be the first LEED-gold-certified hotel in Texas..."

Chronicle Recommends: Short Story Films
Small stories find their Hollywood ending
DAILY Screens  February 27, 2015, by Chronicle Film Staff
"...The short story so nice, Hollywood remade it twice: Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers” is a fatalistic tale about a boxer who waits submissively in his hotel room for hit men to arrive and kill him. Robert Siodmak directed it in 1946, with stars Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, and turned it into a dandy film noir that expands on Hemingway’s story..."

The Road to Rail
Can light rail in Austin work well with Smart Growth?
News Story  July 21, 2000, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...There's also the Downtown Dallas boom, featuring three major skyscraper renovations (the huge Adam's Mark hotel moved into the old Southland building because it was on the rail line), major employers relocating downtown, and a lengthening strand of loft buildings. The surrounding burbs are hoping to catch a bit of this wave; urban-village town centers are planned for both Plano and Garland, and the "Telecom Corridor" through Richardson is now being graced by Galatyn Park, a 500-acre multiple-use development with the DART station at its very center..."

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