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Austin Parks: Trying to Fill the GAP
Group urges City Council to increase parks and rec budget
"...A coalition of park supporters called "Great Austin Parks" – comprised of members from 12 different groups,..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Parks: We’re No. 46!
But dogs are happier than average!
"...Trust for Public Land ( has released its annual "ParkScore" index, and reports that Austin ranks 46th among the..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Keeping Austin Green
The Parks budget finally got a boost, but the real job has just begun
"...Every tree and trail in Austin let out a collective sigh of relief Sept. 10,..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Keep Austin Weird Festival + 5K
Come celebrate our weird city and don't forget to dress up!
"...Keep Austin Weird and keep our parks beautiful by coming out..."

June 21, 2012 Chron Events Post by Chrontourage

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
"...(every Saturday)2/16/20132/16/2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Launch _ Brazos Hall2/16/20132/25/2013 Austin Livestrong Marathon2/17/20132/17/2013 March for Humane Immigration Reform2/22/20132/22/2013 Boys and..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

Who Will Preside Over Parks?
Austin Parks and Rec searches for a visionary new director
"...Austin's national search for a new director for our Parks..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by James Scott Bankston

Parks Board Supports Shrinking Off-Leash Area
Suggested plan would require new Downtown housing to provide dog play areas
"...park's off-leash dog area won the approval of the Parks and Recreation Board Tuesday night. The board voted 5-1..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era
With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint
"...make up a whole community of artists here in Austin. Many started at Hope when it opened in 2011...."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Parks and Rec Plus Eight
A new planning approach
"...That's how Sara Hensley, director of the city's Parks & Recreation Department, expressed her excitement this week about..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

A Parting Plan for Austin's Downtown Parks
Dunkerley pushes new plan to preserve Austin's open spaces
"...As a parting gift to Austin citizens, retiring Mayor Pro Tem Betty Dunkerley will place..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Getting Mobilized
Arguments (and opponents) against the mobility bond run a little thin
" the following pages) will be (for city of Austin voters) a seemingly innocuous proposition. Despite all the headline..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Greens vs. Greens
Charter election rhetoric begins rising all around
"...core leadership from SOS, ACLU, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation-Austin – reject every one of these arguments as misleading,..."

March 31, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Contemporary Austin Goings & Comings
Judith Sims retires, Deming sculpture Mystic Raven returns
"...with the museum we now know as the Contemporary Austin, she had almost two decades on staff when the..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback: The New Face of Austin Music Festivals
Taking stock of Austin’s festival landscape a week after the conclusion of ACL Fest
" its second weekend of ACL Fest, the homegrown Austin concert promotions empire prepares to move into an adjacent..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Point Austin: Buying a Better Austin
Mayoral foundation could privatize public functions
"...proposal to expand the role of the Mayor's Better Austin Foundation, a fundraising nonprofit originally created under the Kirk..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
" "official" role to play in the world of Austin or Texas libraries. (I went from the State Library,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Five Quintessentially Texan Things To Do In Austin
Drink spicy beer, eat brisket, dance your heart out
"...Liberal, laid-back Austin might be known as an outlier when it comes..."

March 7, 2019 Chron Events Post by Alyssa Hiarker

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...The pitfalls of Austin's pool system are so enduring that they have inspired..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Parks and Rec: If You Build It ...
Is Austin's appetite for fountains bigger than its wallet?
"...Park? A fountain needs fixing, and a pond, the Parks and Recreation board has decided, needs to be left..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Trails: New and Proposed
"...The Austin Transportation Study will consider funding the following trails this..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

How the Revenue Cap "Reform" Will Affect Austin and Travis County
Senate Bill 2, explained
"...Bill 2 as a triumph (e.g., Texas Public Policy Foundation) or a tragedy (e.g., Mayor Steve Adler), there's a..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...The biggest stories of any year in Austin tend to unfold over weeks and months, sometimes fading..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
"...for the Albina district, which is not unlike East Austin. The city expects these plans to remain current for..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Threat to NEA Funding and Austin
How would the proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts hit Austin? Hard.
"...the Texan art scene prominent among them. Since 2010, Austin alone has received close to $11 million in NEA..."

April 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Katarina Brown

Naked City
Nonprofit director vows to continue promoting green space
"...Ted Siff has resigned from the Austin Parks Foundation to return to his publishing roots, a..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Here We Go Again
Does Austin need a cancer survivors plaza?
"...The proposal, by the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, is to convert the existing pond and about an..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dedicated to the Ones They Love
Dedicated nonprofits become more strategic about sponsorships
"...Dedicated nonprofits like the Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Public Library Foundation aren't..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
" on the stress-o-meter, when the weekend finally comes, Austinites head to their neighborhood parks for a green respite...."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Past, Present, and Future of Waller and Shoal Creeks
Finally doing right by Austin's waterways
"...Show installations activate a stretch of Waller (under the Austin Water headquarters, past the Sheraton that used to be..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...Monday press conference at the Capitol brought together liberal Austin Democratic Reps. Ann Kitchen, Glen Maxey, and their Houston..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

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