"...Tomorrow night, in what could be the most inspired booking of the year, San Francisco’s avant-garde performance troupe the Residents perform at the ornately refurbished Scottish Rite Theater...."
"...For four decades, the Residents have been creeping around the edges of American pop music, quietly releasing more than 60 albums and repeatedly redefining what it means to be a band...."
"...The South by Southwest Music Conference bulked up its schedule today with the inclusion of San Francisco’s performance art veterans the Residents, and a free outdoor concert at Auditorium Shores featuring Latin luminaries Intocable, Bomba Estereo, and Compass...."
"...Paired with a screening of the Residents documentary Theory of Obscurity for SXSW Film, Friday’s show gave the band’s diehards and the curious among South By Southwest attendees more than their fill of the mask-wearing, art-damaged rock legacy...."
"...Even with the city's notoriously drawn-out process for rezoning requests, developers are usually one step ahead of those being forced to move. By the time endangered residents communicate their needs and wants to the city, it is sometimes too late (see "Fighting to Stay," April 15)...."
"...If the city of Austin had a barn in the Allandale or Rosedale neighborhoods, residents would've surely burned it down Thursday night. More than 300 Central Northwest Austin neighbors turned out for a city-organized public meeting to discuss the new Shoal Creek Boulevard Transportation Project: 37 crepe myrtle-adorned curb islands inside restriped multipurpose biking, walking, and parking lanes north of 40th Street..."
"...Partially hidden by trees and lush landscaping, the four-story Villas offer views of the lake and the downtown skyline, quick access to the Town Lake hike-and-bike trail, and -- at least for now -- a bit of respite from the noisy bustle of the central business district. Some residents call the Villas "the best kept secret in the city."..."
"...After months of uncertainty, the residents of the Cactus Rose Mobile Home Park have received a relocation assistance offer from Oden Hughes, the developer that has a contract to build a new apartment complex on the property. The proposed options depend on each resident's living situation, with renters allotted a $1,500 stipend plus last month's rent free, recreational vehicle owners a $2,000 stipend plus last month's rent free, and mobile home owners a $5,000 stipend..."
"...Cypress Real Estate Advisors could be facing a lawsuit from tenants who were displaced from Lakeview Apartments, a complex the company demolished last fall before selling the property to software megafirm Oracle. Brian McGiverin, one of the attorneys representing former residents, said it will take time to collect information from the roughly 200 individuals affected by the closure, but that "the odds of litigation are very good."..."
"...4 – seven weeks before the Sept. 23 demo permit was approved – building owners seemed confident of ultimately securing permission to raze the structure, and they began to demand that residents leave before their leases were up: "This letter is to remind every resident here at Lakeview the official date we will be closing is Sept..."
"...But attorneys representing former tenants of the apartment complexes emptied and cleared to accommodate the Oracle campus described the new project, and the city’s welcome, as “a slap in the face” to the mostly low-income former residents...."
"...After a mid-August rainstorm, tenants living in Building 2 of Primrose of Shadow Creek found their elevator out of service. The complex, advertised as a "senior living apartment community," houses many residents who use wheelchairs or walkers..."
"...Dear Editor, The Residents can easily be described as a performance art band from San Francisco, but what is not easy to describe is what they have done with music, visual art, and the use of modern technologies manipulated over the last 38 years. They are one of music's most prolific and versatile bands in the industry without being tied into the industry..."
"...Tenants of the South Shore District, the luxury apartment complex that replaced the Shoreline Apartments in 2011, report to the Chronicle that they've been frustrated with developer Grayco Partners' handling of water damage to several apartments. In a letter dated November 2015, Grayco president Jeff Gray informed South Shore residents of water damage sustained to Building 2 due to "record rainfall" over the course of the year..."
"...These and other unsettling complaints from Austin tenants found an attentive ear at District 4 Council Member Greg Casar's office, which recently became a sort of hotline for distressed apartment dwellers navigating unsavory living conditions in the face of obstinate or even negligent landlords, who are exploiting residents amid an increasingly competitive and unaffordable rental market. It all started when residents at Stonegate Mobile Home Park community in North Central Austin voiced concern over uncooperative management, including a gentleman with cancer and his asthmatic son who suffered weeks without air conditioning – management told the man it was his responsibility (not theirs) to get it fixed...."
"...HNNA President Paula Brown – who had adapted a previously scheduled NA meeting, held at the Lutheran church at 30th & Whitis, to accommodate all comers – welcomed the somber crowd, alerted by social media and eager to hear what the APD had to report about its investigation of the crime. There was not much new in the presentation – the investigation remains very fresh, and some details about the crime itself are being withheld to protect the investigation – but the meeting served to allay some fears and rumors, to answer questions from bereaved and worried residents, and to provide an overview of the circumstances...."
"...Bee Cave residents say they are somewhat mollified by a developer's promise to scale back a proposed 1.8 million-square-foot development in their village, but they vow to stay vigilant nonetheless. "When people talk about 'scale' it's difficult to evaluate," said Adrienne Lallo, one of more than 400 petitioners opposed to the mammoth nature of the proposed Hill Country Galleria retail development..."
"...Supreme Court ruling stating that all students are entitled to a public education, regardless of immigration status. It's also the ruling Austin ISD's board of trustees cited this week in unanimously approving a resolution reaffirming that the district is open to and supportive of all residents..."
"...As City Council resumes discussion of the long-awaited short-term rental ordinance this week, some Eastside residents gathered at City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to call for an immediate ban on Type 2 (non-owner occupied) rentals..."
"...The Wilson Street cottages and adjacent apartments have served as home for hundreds of musicans and music-industry folks for more than two decades. Here's a partial list of music-minded residents who made their homes in the little rental community off Cumberland Road in South Austin: Current..."
"...The program did an excellent job profiling the two leading candidates, Republican incumbent John Carter and Democratic challenger Mary Beth Harrell, and how their views of the Iraq war are affecting their campaigns in this military-heavy district. Given that Carter has refused to debate Harrell even once during this campaign, it would have been a fine opportunity for District 31 residents to get educated on the race (funny – I always thought education was a core mission of public television)..."
"...On April 14, the design team will present residents of the neighborhoods near the land with a draft of the final plan. Infilling the Gaps..."
"...There they were again. Angry Eastside residents pointing the finger at the narrow environmentalist agenda, crying racism, and blaming the endangered salamander for stealing their thunder..."
"...In June, she and loved ones of other residents received a letter from the Austin center notifying them that Jason, and about 70 other people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, would be forced out as early as September. Either relocate to an SSLC in a different city – and away from their support networks – the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) told the caretakers, or rely on community services alone..."
"...Residents of Rosewood Courts, a public housing complex flanked by Chicon and Salina streets, live in modest conditions. With the aging property becoming increasingly laborious to maintain, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) plans to tear down most of the existing complex, and redevelop the central East Austin site into a mixed-use housing project with modern amenities...."
"...You sigh and think, that's what neighborhoods like Travis Country were made for, right? Wrong, according to the Travis Country Community Service Association. It's not the odd kickball game they object to, per se, but the venue -- the newly installed athletic field (or, as Travis Country residents like to call it, the football stadium) of Regents School of Austin, a private, Christian institution that is the subdivision's newest neighbor in this community that lies just off the Southwest Parkway, next to the Barton Creek Greenbelt...."
"...An Austin firefighter helps residents salvage property that was not lost to fire or looting at Centennial Condominiums If Lisa Cashiola's mother had not called to chat late that Friday night, Cashiola, 20, probably would have been asleep when the screaming started. The Centennial Condominiums, where she lived in the West Campus neighborhood near the University of Texas, was normally rowdy on the weekends, but these weren't the usual partying students she was hearing, these were screams of panic..."
"...filed last year. City Council Member Pio Renteria, with support from the Montopolis Neighborhood Contact Team, has worked to draw out the process in an effort to buy more time to figure out a better relocation plan for the residents of the Cactus Rose Mobile Home Park that currently sits on the site...."
"..."We have about 100 or 150 kids, which is at least a fourth of our population at Travis Heights [Elementary], that live at Travis Park," says principal Lisa Robertson. "Prior to the murder that happened that May, we had been trying to work with residents, our parents that live there, on the conditions..."
"...The permanent drought having been replaced by Austin's wettest year on record, City Council is now breast-stroking as fast as it can to address the most recent floods. That was the subject of Sunday's special-called meeting, which heard dozens of Onion Creek residents hit by both the 2013 and 2015 Halloween floods pleading with the city to move more quickly on buyouts so they might get on with their lives...."
"...Late one sweltering Friday afternoon about six weeks ago, the residents of River Woods apartments, a converted 1950s-era motel situated smack-dab in the middle of the South Congress "revitalization zone," came home from work to find this ominous notice taped on their doors: "The Riverwood [sic] Apartments are scheduled for demolition on September 13, 1999. At midnight on September 13, 1999, all utilities and services to the Riverwood Apartments will be discontinued -- It is extremely urgent that you begin to seek alternate housing arrangements immediately." The letter was signed by Jana Ellis, district manager for the residential services division of Trammel Crow, which is planning a 256-unit luxury apartment complex for the site..."