Poor ticket sales forces the Austin Symphony to cancel its New Year's Eve celebration; ARTS Center Stage is floating a new parking proposal for the community events and performing arts centers, and the Eastwoods
neighborhood association is angered over the city's approval of a fraternity site plan to build a sports court.
The Planning Commission votes to recommend a renegotiation of a zoning overlay around the Hyde Park Baptist Church, which wants to build a five-story parking garage in the neighborhood, and a temporary halt on major construction in areas that have neighborhood plans in development. The measures go to council on Thursday.
If visions of sugarplums are dancing in your head but the time or talent for holiday baking have yet to materialize, Virginia B. Wood has done the homework for you: This week's Food-o-File lists local bakeries cooking up Christmas sweets.
According to the 1999 Interactive Digital Software Report (IDSA), the
majority of people playing computer games are older than 18, and 38%
percent of the people most frequently playing computer games are women.
Boy, have things change
It may be old news to most of us, but every December thousands of children discover The Nutcracker for the first time, and it inspires many to take up dance. Dawn Davis was one of them, and she talks to three young ballerinas about what The Nutcracker means to them.