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Naked City
News and happenings around Austin and beyond
News Story  January 14, 2005, by Lee Nichols
"...Sterling Lands of Greater Calvary Baptist Church will talk about "Investing in Children for a Better Future," 4-6pm Sunday, Jan. 16 at YMCA East, 5315 Ed Bluestein, part of the Travis Co..."

After a Fashion
Columns  December 31, 2004, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...PONDERING Exactly how did the term "Drama Queen" – a decades-old gay phrase – come to be co-opted by heterosexuals? Probably the same way the song "YMCA" – a song about anonymous sex in a gay bathhouse – came to be played at every suburban wedding reception and sports event...."

Holiday Wish Lists 2004
Presents for Public Service
Features Story  November 26, 2004
"...YMCA of Austin www.austinymca.org 1100 W. Cesar Chavez, 322-9622..."

Holiday Wish Lists 2003
Presents for public service
Features Story  December 5, 2003
"...I-35 Ste. B, 467-0088• Food Pantry donations: personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, etc.), feminine hygiene products, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, etc.), nonperishable food items • Clothes Closet donations: basics -- jeans/pants, shirts, socks, coats, etc. • Metal grocery carts (20), and hand can openers (20) • Padded folding chairs for support group meetings (15)YMCA of Austinwww.austinymca.org 1100 W..."

Naked City
Ashton Cumberbatch takes the hot seat at a low point in police-community relations
News Story  November 7, 2003, by Jordan Smith
"...District Attorney's Office, before striking out into private practice where he works as a mediator and practices both criminal and employment law. He has served on a host of boards and committees for local civic organizations -- including the United Way, the YMCA, and the AISD health and safety committee..."

The Killing Fields, Kind Of
A culinary history of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre farmhouse
Food Story  October 31, 2003, by MM Pack
"...Stuart and Rebecca Isgur, now of Fort Worth, rented the farm in 1971 in response to a newspaper ad. Urban gardeners from Austin (where Stuart was director of the University YMCA and the People's Clinic), the young family (including toddler Benjamin) raised chickens, tended the garden, and nurtured the peach trees..."

Here Comes the Neighborhood
Capital Metro, City Hall, and Eastside neighbors come together to share their hopes -- and fears -- for the Saltillo corridor.
News Story  June 27, 2003, by Lauri Apple
"...The Private Sector Speaks Dirt started to move Wednesday on the Pedernales Live/Work project, designed to create affordable housing for artists and "creative class" types who want to own homes in the city. Down the street, the Villas on Sixth, being developed by national affordable-housing builder Campbell-Hogue in partnership with the YMCA, will serve families earning up to 50% of the area median income; 85% of its 160 units will be rent-restricted..."

Creating a 'Corridor'
News Story  June 27, 2003
"...The 160-unit low-income project, a partnership with the YMCA, is hoping to persuade the state to award it tax credits that will help Campbell-Hogue to offer below-market rents...."

Song Loon
Second Place
Books Story  January 31, 2003, by Bonnie West
"...I took great pains with them and everyday painted them with pretty polish. When there wasn't an audition going on, I thumbed my well-manicured thumb through women's magazines whose advice I'd never considered, until one day a full page ad for the YMCA grabbed me..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 5, 2002
"...Similar ground-truthing of the Lumbermen's plan in relation to the YMCA, the hike and bike trails, future prospects for passenger rail, downtown and South Austin traffic patterns, the Seaholm building itself, and especially cost estimates turns up a complete disconnect from reality. Scrap the plan now, before staff wastes anymore money on it...."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  June 28, 2002
"...Similar ground-truthing of the Lumbermen's plan in relation to the YMCA, the hike and bike trails, future prospects for passenger rail, downtown and South Austin traffic patterns, the Seaholm building itself, and especially cost estimates turns up a complete disconnect from reality. Scrap the plan now, before staff wastes anymore money on it...."

Endorsements
Our endorsements for the 2002 ACC run-off elections
News Story  May 17, 2002
"...We believe either of the remaining candidates would be an asset to ACC's Board, and each boasts new endorsements from groups whose judgment we respect. John Hernandez is an accountant who has served on the boards of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Austin, the YMCA, and other community groups, where he says he often became the obvious choice for treasurer..."

2002 Summer Camps
Features Story  May 10, 2002, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...YMCA CAMPS "Y" may be the answer instead of the question, with camps of all kinds, for all ages, throughout the summer. Thirteen Austin-area locations, too..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  May 3, 2002
"...John Hernandez is, in my opinion, the best candidate for that job. He has 17 years of experience as an auditor, extensive community involvement on boards like Zachary Scott, the Austin YMCA, and Leadership Austin, and an ongoing commitment to underserved parts of our community and educational excellence...."

A 'Bullet' to the Gut
In The Bullet Meant for Me, his new memoir, Texas Monthly writer Jan Reid explains why he went to Mexico and was forced to return as a changed man.
Books Story  March 29, 2002, by Clay Smith
"...I lifted weights, and on free afternoons I got reasonably hooked on pickup basketball games at the YMCA. I enjoyed the guys who kept that going, but my lack of skills embarrassed me; I couldn't dribble or shoot..."

Public Notice
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what *you* can. This week features part of our Austin-area Volunteer Opportunities List and informs of dear old "Public Notice"'s demise..
Columns  August 17, 2001, by Kate X Messer
"...YMCA of Austin Help them "build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities." www.volunteermatch.org or 888/333-9622...."

Coach's Corner
To those who think the NBA is just a pale, slow-motion shadow of its former self, Coach says: Take another look; the running game is back, and you need only look at the eight surviving playoff teams to see it.
Columns  May 11, 2001, by Andy "Coach" Cotton
"...Indeed, the first half was rotten as a week-old tuna. Dallas -- playing scared and being shamelessly cheated by the officials -- looked like a poorly directed team from the Town Lake YMCA..."

Public Notice
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the third of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer Opportunities.
Columns  April 6, 2001, by Kate X Messer
"...YMCA of Austin Help them "build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities." www.volunteermatch.org or 888/333-9622...."

Broke.com
How writer Spike Gillespie learned to stop worrying and love Austin's tech bust.
Features Story  March 2, 2001, by Spike Gillespie
"...Forced to cut back, I have looked around at what is unnecessary and, no matter how much I love it, I have eradicated it. No more YMCA membership..."

The Bride From Hell
The Austin Chronicle's style avatar wants your wedding to be the peachiest. Here, he offers helpful hints to make your wedding panning that much less disastrous.
Features Story  November 24, 2000, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Notes on reception: At no time, in any setting, is it appropriate to be subjected to full-grown adults dancing to "YMCA" by the Village People. Who could have ever imagined that a jaunty disco song about anonymous gay sex in an all-male establishment would become a staple for heterosexual nuptial receptions?..."

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