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El Chile Slated to Leave Manor Road
Eatery is moving from one busy restaurant row to another
DAILY Food  May 8, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Restaurateur Carlos Rivero, owner of El Chile Cafe & Cantina, El Chilito, El Alma, and the Flat Top Burger Shop, announced he's moving his flagship restaurant from Manor Road's busy Restaurant Row to a stretch of South First Street once immortalized in song as the Tex-Mex Mile...."

Manor Road Housing Project Looking for a Home
Neighborhoods balk at a proposed homeless and low-income housing development on Manor Road
News Story  June 20, 2008, by Lydia Crafts
"...Community Partnership for the Home­less, an affordable housing developer, has requested rezoning the private park on Manor Road, on the border of the Windsor Park and Pecan Springs neighborhoods, from higher-density single-family homes to mixed use (with conditional overlays regulating the height and setbacks). The developer hopes to build a 110-efficiency-unit facility, with two-thirds of the space designated for people earning less than $25,000 per year and the remaining one-third for the formerly homeless who have proved their stability in transitional housing or treatment programs...."

Rubber Meets the Road
Bond election project breakdown
News Story  October 22, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...$2.3 million: Engineering, design, and potential construction, in partnership with TxDOT, of traffic improvements at I-35/Cameron Road/51st Street..."

On the Road Again
News Story  January 28, 2000
"...5 Widen frontage road at 32nd St.Northbound: 6 Close the Manor Road entrance...."

Presidential Visit Causes Road Closures
Capital Metro bus routes to be detoured
DAILY News  May 8, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Barack Obama for everything from declining morals to New York's apocalyptic cicada population can add a new calamity to their lists. Tomorrow the President's visit will cause downtown road closures and bus detours...."

Road Rage
The Barton Springs Road project has encountered more than few speed bumps
News Story  August 30, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...Taking a longer view, Shook's boss, Ken Vaughn, doesn't sound as optimistic. The reason, he says, is right outside the window, where an army of construction workers effectively set up camp on Barton Springs Road more than a year ago -- and never departed..."

Woman Dies in Manor Dog Attack
Six adult, mixed breeds are in quarantine at the Austin Animal Center
DAILY News  June 16, 2016, by Nina Hernandez
"...Erin McCleskey, 36, was reportedly attacked by six adult dogs – what appear to be Lab/Great Pyrenees and husky/Australian cattle dog mixes – when she entered the front gate of the Fay Street (near the intersection of Parmer Lane and Cameron Road) property. Her body was discovered on Tuesday night by the dogs’ caretaker and taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office...."

Manor Expressway: Oh, the Vehicle Miles You'll Travel!
Cash and criticism for the $623 million toll road
News Story  July 3, 2009, by Katherine Gregor
"...The Manor Expressway, now projected to cost more than $623 million, received a $31.6 million loan from the State Infrastructure Bank last week. The loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a stop-gap measure; the 6.1-mile toll road will be funded primarily through the sale of toll revenue bonds, but they have yet to be sold..."

Manor Expressway OK, Feds Say
Federal Highway Administration says expressway doesn't violate Civil Rights Act
News Story  April 2, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...The complainants – including Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Save Our Springs Alliance, and the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environ­ment – presented an alternate plan that would have, among other measures, reduced toll rates based on federal poverty program eligibility, created buffers between the tollway and nearby populations, banned heavy vehicles from feeder streets, and added dedicated bus lanes, but the recommendations went nowhere. "This important decision by the Federal Highway Admin-istration directly dispels the myth that toll road projects like the Manor Expressway are in any way unfair," said Mike Heiligenstein, executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority..."

The Road to Nowhere
Webberville Aims to Live Forever
News Story  July 26, 1996, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...That only seems right, since sometimes it feels like you've only imagined Webberville, that somewhere around the Travis State School is an invisible gate, and another near Hwy71 and the charms of the Bastrop highway strip. In between, you depart Central Texas and enter Wackyland, where every road sign points to a curious footnote, an unsolved riddle, or just a good story...."

Ben Snakepit Releases His Manor Threat
New collection of diary comics debuts at Beerland this Saturday
DAILY Arts  June 8, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Wayne Alan Brenner: Your real last name is White, right? So you’re Ben White? Like the road?..."

Road Movies
Lisa McWilliams' Mobile Film School
Screens Story  March 9, 2007, by C. Amber Pearce
"...The Mobile Film School is in the process of refurbishing an Airstream trailer to stock with film equipment and take to the Texas roads. Each small-town stop will provide 15 participants – students and/or community members – with a week of hands-on experience making films, the only requirement being that the film must involve a story about the community...."

Off the Road and Hungry
Where Austin Musicians Eat When They Get Home
Food Story  March 20, 1998, by Virginia B. Wood
"...photograph by John Anderson In the heyday of the late, great Armadillo World Headquarters, local players and traveling musicians alike spread the reputation of the kitchen there. The word around the country was that the Armadillo kitchen took exemplary care of musicians, preparing hearty meals that put other road food to shame..."

Road Winners
Roads Still Popular Among Travis County Voters
News Story  November 21, 1997, by Amy Smith
"...1, 1998, county voters can look forward to some re-aligned precincts, including 14 new ones. The average Texas voter has never met a road he didn't like..."

Getting off the Road
Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today
News Story  June 26, 2014, by Robyn Ross
"...It turns out the principles of personal budgeting also apply to traffic congestion. Viewed as a budget, Austin's roads are stretched to their limit..."

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
News Story  May 2, 2014, by Michael King
"...Anchored in the Southeast/Dove Springs, District 2 ranges as far west as South First Street (below Stassney) and as far east as Wolf Lane. It incorporates the Burleson Road industrial area, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Circuit of the Americas, and is one of three Hispanic opportunity districts (2,3,4), although turnout in a nonpresidential year will likely be a factor...."

Road to Recovery
A private health care consultant has improved efficiency at the county's primary health care clinics. Looming Medicaid cuts protenda new crisis.
News Story  September 15, 2000, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Now only one in five are, and the system goal is to resubmit no more than one in 10. "We've made significant inroads on all those issues we were cited for three years ago," says Gilvar, referring to the 1997 study..."

The Road to 10-1: WDAF Forum
10-1 is a marathon; not a sprint
DAILY News  August 18, 2014, by Amy Kamp

Road Shows
Music Story  October 3, 1997

Road Shows
Music Story  September 26, 1997

Review: Yuyo
Manor Road is now home to upscale Peruvian fare
Food Story  February 22, 2018, by Melanie Haupt
"...Open since late October 2017, Yuyo is the passion project of chef Maribel Rivero, sister of Carlos Rivero of the El Chile restaurant group. Housed in the erstwhile El Sapo burger bar building on Manor Road, Yuyo is light and airy, maximizing the space with vivid colors and hanging baskets that gesture to indigeneity without feeling like cultural appropriation...."

Raising the Roof
Techo brings mezcal to Manor Road
Food Story  January 21, 2016, by Adrienne Whitehorse
"..."As they say," says Edgar Torres, before toasting a clay copita of a rare Alipús San Miguel mezcal: "'Para todo mal, mezcal; para todo bien, también.' For everything that's bad, there's mezcal. For everything good," he smiles, "there's mezcal." Edgar and his wife, Christina, are owners of Manor Road's new mezcaleria, Techo...."

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Elaine Martin
Chef, restaurateur helped pioneer Eastside treasure
DAILY Food  February 18, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...When Elaine Martin, Dorsey Barger, and James Lance opened a restaurant on Manor Road in 1988, they had no grand designs about becoming the anchor tenant of a busy restaurant row or pioneering the local garden-to-table movement. They did both..."

School House Pub Opens Today
Long-awaited new neighborhood bar opens on Manor restaurant row
DAILY Food  August 23, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...There's a certain kind of symmetry to the fact that the new School House Pub(2207 Manor Road) is opening just as students head back to class. Experienced restaurateurs Edgar and Christina Torres had no way of knowing how long their first from the ground up project would take, but they are relieved school is finally in session...."

The Puffy Taco Invasion
Two San Antonio-influenced Mexican restaurants are the newest residents of Manor Road's Restaurant Row
Food Story  April 30, 2004, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-10pm After spending a decade across the parking lot from Güero's and two blocks off the South First Mexican food mile, I experienced culture shock last year when I relocated to a Central East Austin neighborhood with very few Mexican food options. Luckily for me, it was just a few months before two new Mexican eateries opened nearby, taking over abandoned locations within a block of each other on what can certainly be called Manor Road's Restaurant Row..."

Du Bois v. Washington?
Jeff Travillion formally enters Pct. 1 Commissioners Race
DAILY News  October 30, 2015, by Michael King
"...Completing the group of candidates campaigning to succeed retiring Travis County Precinct 1 Commissioner Ron Davis next fall, city administrator Jeff Travillion formally announced his candidacy Thursday evening, at Mi Madres on Manor Road. Barring last-minute entries, Travillion joins three other candidates on the campaign trail...."

AC Food Fight: Poutine
Manor Road's revenge of the curds
Food Column  December 11, 2014, by Brandon Watson
"...We like to cover everything in gravy, too. But on Manor Road, two neighborhood bars vie for spud supremacy..."

Naked City
Two historically opposed neighborhoods along Manor Road find a common enemy in plans to expand neighborhood arterials to make room for traffic into the redeveloped Mueller Airport site.
News Story  June 29, 2001, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Over the years, retirees in the Blackland neighborhood, located just east of I-35 between Manor Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, haven't had much to discuss with their neighbors to the north in Cherrywood..."

What the Hell Is Going On, Austin Arts Scene?
Here: Some nuggets of news from the frontlines of local culture.
DAILY Arts  November 21, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...No, we mean that much more minimalist billboard, closer to the railroad tracks on Manor: That billboard for Transgressor magazine. Yeah, well, it's gone..."

Born to be Reviled
Interstate 35's worst stretch is also its most politically organized -- and that's a problem for TxDOT.
News Story  September 20, 2002, by Dave Mann
"...It's that uncertainty, combined with TxDOT's poor community relations, that raises neighborhood leaders' skepticism as TxDOT plunges ahead with plans to rebuild Austin's most vital roadway.A Growing City Must Grow Its Highways Everywhere you turn in the Austin area these days, TxDOT is planning and laying down new ribbons of asphalt in an effort to keep the area's transportation network on pace with its burdening population growth. There's SH 130 to the east, perhaps ready for construction next year; SH 45 to the north, already under construction, and its planned southern component; the web-like I-35 interchange with U.S..."

APD Officer Injured in Robbery-related Shootout
Officer sustained 'non-life threatening injuries'
DAILY News  January 14, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...EARLIER: Austin Police are asking residents to avoid the area around Manor Road and Susquehanna Lane, and Hwy 183 and Loyola Lane as they search for an armed suspect who shot at police officers while fleeing from a robbery...."

Beer, BBQ, Movies – and Mayoral Politics
Leffingwell opens headquarters with "Danke Schoen"
DAILY News  February 27, 2012, by Michael King
"...Several hundred people gathered Saturday night for the official opening of Mayor Lee Leffingwell's Manor Road reelection campaign headquarters – and free beer, BBQ, music, and a chilly outdoors showing of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." The mayor even warbled a (mercifully) little Wayne Newton...."

Good Restaurants Make Good Neighbors
Food Story  November 20, 1998, by Virginia B. Wood
"...For 25 years, Shady Grove BBQ was an unassuming little family joint nestled beneath sheltering trees on a quiet two-lane road near the edge of Zilker Park, and veteran restaurateur Bobbie Covey (El Metate, Chuy's, Salsas) was one of its many frequent customers. But in 1982, the owners confided in her that an illness in the family would make it necessary for them to put the property on the market..."

Naked City
The City Council moves forward with Austin's regional transportation plan, but assures neighbors of road-widening projects proposed in the plan that they, not the state of Texas, have the authority to decide what gets built and when.
News Story  June 15, 2001, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Caution: Wide Road Ahead..."

Why were Pacifica's employees locked out of the restaurant, much to their surprise? Virginia B. Wood updates readers on that news and other restaurant updates.
Food Column  January 14, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...I-35 in Round Rock, and they've promoted John Leach to area director of operations in anticipation of the opening of Rudy's third Austin-area outlet... The December 15 after-hours fire at the County Line on the Lake (5204 FM 2222, 327-1959) consumed the pit area and caused the speedy relocation of several holiday parties to the County Line on the Hill (6500 Bee Caves Road, 327-1742)..."

Food Column  January 16, 1998, by Virginia B. Wood
"...On my recent trips down Manor Road to check out Calabash Cafe, I noticed a very diverse group of eateries popping up in older homes and commercial buildings along that East Austin thoroughfare, forming another "restaurant row." As you head east, the first stop would be Manor Road Coffee House/Roscoe's Italian Kitchen at Manor Road (1809 Manor Rd., 474-2505, 457-0006), a very interesting new joint venture. Bambi's two-year-old coffeehouse will continue to offer live music and coffee drinks while Glen Taylor, partner in the popular lake-area Roscoe's, will serve up a mouth-watering Italian menu of pizzas, antipasto, desserts, pastas, entrées, and sandwiches for dining in or take-out..."

The Big Bang
The Fragmentation of Austin's Underground
Music Story  July 11, 1997, by Greg Beets
"...The resulting bar revenue paid the guarantees of touring bands like L7, the Jesus Lizard, NoMeansNo, and the Didjits, whose fans in other cities had to pay $15 to see. Former Cavity bands opened these road shows and developed a bigger fan base..."

Manor Road's restaurant row is going to the pigs, pint-size props for some of Austin's best chefs, and more in this week's food news
Food Column  February 17, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Changes are in the works along Manor Road's busy restaurant row. Carlos Rivero's restaurant group closed the Red House Pizzeria & Lounge (1917 Manor Rd.) at the end of January when the entire property was purchased by the longtime Austin restaurant development team of Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso..."

The Ruta Java
Where to Go for a Cup of Joe
Food Story  March 14, 1997, by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery
"...But I learned. My subsequent years frequenting coffeehouses both stateside and abroad taught me to shun what I initially believed were glamorous swirls of cream and dashes of cinnamon in favor of smaller, thicker, grittier cups of coffee...."

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
Arts Story  June 23, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...SVT is having to go somewhere else now, and nobody knows exactly where that might be, because gentrification and development and this-is-the-banker's-tune-you-dance-to-now, and I'm able to tell you about this only because my ex-wife used to help run the company – back when the thing was just starting out, back before the Manor Road space was anything but an unused former meat-processing facility...."

Developing Stories
Plans unveiled for rail transit
News Column  August 1, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...The Phase I analysis includes essential data on: 1) projected ridership and benefits for mobility, environmental, and other regional goals and 2) a route alignment and estimated cost. The broad outlines: Recommended is a 15.3-mile system projected to serve more than 32,000 riders daily by 2030, at an estimated capital cost of $36 million to $40 million per mile, or $550 million to $614 million overall..."

Recommended Sessions
News Story  March 28, 2008
"...Now the chief executive of an affordable-housing investment fund, Cisneros will discuss the legacy of Hope VI and the challenges and opportunities ahead for urban developers. The Right Mix (Austin street­car route on Manor Road)Wednesday, April 2, 8:30am-5pm Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Cost: $120 (requires separate registration) Co-sponsor: Capital Metro. Participants: Howard Blackson III, Bill Dennis, Geoff Dyer, Susan Henderson, Jennifer Hurley, Lisa Israelovitch, Glenn Kellogg, Rachel Merson, Max Reim, Rob Spanier, Peter Swift...."

Life Is a Rhythm
Ground zero for Austin hip-hop: University Hills' 2-3
Music Story  November 17, 2006, by Robert Gabriel
"...Pulling up to the Northeast Austin intersection of Rogge and Manor Road, an SUV settles at the stoplight, three members of the Public Offenders rap group sitting in back. A hurried yellow school bus screeches to a halt next to them and empties out a couple dozen Pearce Middle School students onto the sidewalk..."

Dai Due sets up shop on Manor Rd., and thumbs up for A-OK Chinese
Food Column  August 23, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...It is official: Another welcome addition is headed to Manor Road's continually expanding restaurant row. Locavore chef Jesse Griffiths and wife Tamara Mayfield are bringing the brick-and-mortar outlet of their popular Dai Due Butcher Shop and Supper Club to the building at 2406 Manor Rd..."

City Promises to Obey Law ... Eventually
JJ Seabrook neighborhood fights back against 'ongoing construction site'
News Story  July 19, 2013, by Elizabeth Pagano
"...After years of dust, noise, and traffic from their annoying neighbors, residents in the JJ Seabrook neighborhood (east of Airport Boulevard, roughly from Anchor Lane/Manor Road to MLK) had finally had enough. So they called the city on the city...."

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
Food Story  May 20, 1999
"...Old and not-so-old ranching implements line the walls -- lassos, yokes, branding irons, and the like -- but there's a decided biker overtone as well (perhaps related to the Harley-Davidson dealership next door). Taken altogether, it's an evocative presentation of a peculiarly Texan on-the-road-again subculture...."

The Austin Chronicle endorses Gus Garcia for mayor of Austin and offers other endorsements on the Nov. 6 state constitutional amendments election and county bond propositions.
News Story  November 2, 2001
"...Propositions We recommend "no" votes on the road bonds, which will not relieve traffic congestion or promote safety. Instead, they mean more traffic, more accidents -- and calls for more roads..."

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  April 24, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Dai Due Butcher Shop and Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East are getting a new neighbor at 2406 Manor Road this summer, according to building owners Shalou and Eric Barth. “There hasn't been any pizza on Manor Road since the Red House closed in 2012, so we're excited about bringing Unit D Pizzeria to the neighborhood where we live and do business,” Shalou Barth told us this week..."

More Bad Weather, More Closures
UPDATE: A fresh chilly blast means more lousy driving conditions
DAILY News  January 28, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...It seems Friday's heavy winter conditions weren't a one-off. With temperatures dropping into the low 20s again last night, Austin and Travis County are seeing many of the terrible road conditions and resultant school and government delays and closures again this morning...."

The Changing Face of Mueller
A burst of development marks the latest phase of the central city neighborhood
News Story  May 10, 2013, by Michael King
"...If you live near the Mueller neighborhood, or regularly pass by, you're aware that quite a bit of change is in the Mueller air; the neighborhood has entered a new phase of rapid expansion and infill. The most readily visible development is the new retail center taking shape at 51st and Berkman Drive – soon a real address, in that the Berkman extension through the development and across to Manor Road will be open for traffic any day now, further opening up the still somewhat sheltered neighborhood to its neighbors in Windsor Park as well as to the east and south..."

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