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Austin ISD Performing Arts Off-Center
Board approves purchase of Mueller tract for performing arts center
"...Robert Schneider asked that question during the April 26 AISD board meeting when he voted against buying land for..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Respect for All Who Can Pay
School district to rent Performing Arts Center to anti-LGBTQ church
"...The Austin Independent School District will begin renting its Performing Arts Cen­ter this month to a church with explicitly..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Nearly 50 Food, Music, & Arts Festivals to Keep You Busy This Spring
From barbecue to burlesque, something for every Austinite this season
" and every weekend packed with music, food, and arts festivals, craft fairs, and all kinds of cultural experiences...."

April 3, 2019 Events Post by Alyssa Hiarker

LGBTQ Activists Urge AISD to Better Support Queer Youth
Activists want AISD to do more with church money
"...district's LGBTQ students. In a release issued June 4, AISD announced that $10,000 of the money collected from renting..."

June 14, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Sump vs. Wagner for AISD Board
Vacant D7 seat will be filled for 14 months
"...Sump is a 30-year resident of AISD, 27 of those in District 7, and Schneider's loss..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Planetarium, AISD PAC: Two Dreams to Come True?
Austin moves closer to having a planetarium and an AISD performing arts center
"...time for both a city planetarium and a districtwide performing arts center for the Austin Independent School District. Now..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Two Candidates for AISD Empty Seat
Sump, Wagner in contention after third candidate withdraws
"...years in various positions at UT, he serves on AISD's Community Bond Oversight Committee. He was also a member..."

Sept. 10, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Needs a PAC but at Mueller?
"...Mueller master plan. It has been mentioned in past AISD bond program recommendations. Catellus has donated the land, which..."

Jan. 21, 2008 Postmarks

Anti-LGBTQ Church Out at AISD
After a year of protests, Celebration Church is moving on
"...Georgetown-based Celebration Church will no longer rent facilities with..."

Aug. 21, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

AISD Scrambles for Another Bond Election
Volunteer Citizens' 2008 Bond Advisory Committee considering proposed projects, mostly driven by essential repairs, swelling student numbers, and changing curriculum requirements
"...approved $519 million in school bonds, but according to AISD facilities Executive Director Paul Turner, changing circumstances in the..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD's Underutilized Business
AISD weighs equity study to improve its limited program for minority- and women-owned firms
"...At the AISD board meeting on May 7, trustees started to broach..."

May 24, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD's Bond Proposal Possibly Ballot Bound
While district administration broadly supports Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee's recommendations, still some controversy
"...achievement. This includes $24 million for an early childhood center to relieve pressure on Linder Elementary, a goal of..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hats Off to AISD School Board
" thrilled that Austin ISD is finally getting a performing arts center [“Planetarium, AISD PAC: Two Dreams to Come..."

May 22, 2010 Postmarks

AISD: Matching Buildings to Kids, or Vice Versa?
AISD aims to resolve under- and overcrowding issues with its facilities master plan
"...public hearings will be held next week to give AISD residents the opportunity to provide insight on the proposals,..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Citizens' Committee Shuffles AISD Bonds
A recap of the plans so far
"...The committee is wavering on the proposed $30 million performing-arts center. With earlier plans to add it to the..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD to Consider Ridding School Names of Confederate Legacy
AISD Board in the process of crafting a mechanism that allows for renaming schools upon public request
"...sparks flew over this issue (see "Tempers Flare as AISD Board Tackles Confederate Legacy," Nov. 13). Saldaña stressed that..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: No Probs for Props
"...Prop. 3's big-budget items: not the $40 million district-wide performing arts center, but $32 million for land for a..."

May 16, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Gets New Trustee, PAC, Working Bathrooms
Voters approve all three school bonds
"...Plus, as AISD board of trustee's president Mark Williams pointed out, this..."

May 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Labor Backs AISD Bonds
District, unions reach agreement on prevailing-wage issue
"...If voters pass the bonds (early voting starts Aug. 25), the board will call a nine-member committee,..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
" Burnet Middle School in North Austin to press AISD officials for details on what kinds of changes the..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Future Plans for AISD HQ Site Unveiled
The soon-to-be-former Austin ISD complex will be demolished to make way for a four-story office / retail space
"...Redevelopment of the Carruth Administration Center – the soon-to-be-former Austin ISD headquarters complex – is..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Demographic Change Shapes AISD Bond Debate
Is the district really growing? And will $420 million be spent in the right place?
"...the bond proposal. However, their discussions also revealed that AISD's demographic challenges are more than just a question of..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Austin ISD Board Considering Policy Change for Facility Use
Anti-LGBTQ church's use of Performing Arts Center sparks protest, trustees' concerns
"...trustees questioned whether the district's decision to rent the AISD Performing Arts Center in Mueller to Celebration Church for..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Don't Forget the Children
AISD races and bond proposals
"...bad thing, because they don't complain." While much of AISD's attention has understandably been focused on population increases in..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Break Into the Future
It's a new day for chamber music, as the Austin Chamber Music Festival shows
"...Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director Michelle Schumann gets that, and she's made..."

July 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Gift Horse
A rich guy wants to give AISD $7 million. What's the catch?
"...list, for several years now, is a much-needed districtwide performing arts center, location yet to be determined. Indeed in..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Column by Michael King

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...performances coming up soon. For the expanded guide, visit ARTISTS Anton Nel..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mapping Out Mueller
Airport redevelopment project continues spreading its wings
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May 10, 2013 News Feature

Pat Forgione's Last Sales Job
AISD spins the wheel on bond election
"...overcrowding standards. But its projects reflect the external pressures AISD staff faces over investment: The proposed districtwide performing-arts center..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Low wages, sprawl among the concerns of package detractors
" About 50 union members showed up at the AISD board meeting Monday night to urge the board to..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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