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Republic Square: A Brief History
A Capsule History of Republic Square
"...Austin was born under the oak trees of Republic Square on August 1, 1839, when 306 lots of the..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

Brush With Danger
The obvious martial arts skills of the brother and sister filmmakers, Ken and Livi Zheng, don't compensate for this film's wooden drama.
"...many sales of her “Asian” art in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Luckily (kinda sorta), oily art dealer-cum-forger Justus Sullivan (Newkirk,..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Developing Stories
Getting back to our Wooldridge Square roots
"...Wooldridge Square Park (the right answer) was one of the original..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Vision of a New Republic
Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square
" focus attention on the historic downtown parks (Republic Square, Wooldridge Park, and Brush Square). "That's when we began..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

House Sitting
The Dickinson-Hannig House looks for a home
"...Dickinson-Hannig House patiently waits on the southern side of Brush Square to be moved to its final destination. But..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

A Parting Plan for Austin's Downtown Parks
Dunkerley pushes new plan to preserve Austin's open spaces
"...Austin's historic squares – Republic, Wool­dridge, and Brush – long have needed..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
"...gotten a paltry $6,720. None of Austin's historic Downtown squares – Republic Square, Wooldridge Square, and Brush Square –..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...consolidate its administrative offices in a new $40 million, 150,000-square-foot building at the new Mueller development. For more on..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature

Barbecue Crash Course Kicked Off Interactive for 5th Year
Central Texas barbecue feast greeted Interactive guests on arrival
"...South by Southwest and High Beam Events made the Brush Square Park available to us. Though using the park..."

March 13, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...House Museum (Noon-4pm): Enjoy a cupcake and make a square root spiral fan...."

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave
"...D: Javier PoloScreenwriters: Javier Polo, Sixto Xavier García A square sound engineer employs unusual research efforts to reveal the..."

Feb. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Battle Lines Drawn on Convention Center Expansion
Arguments escalate on how to spend hotel occupancy tax revenue
"...the Mexican American Cultural Center, Capital Metro's Downtown Station, Brush Square, Waller Creek, urban design and walkability, job creation,..."

June 14, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Moves on Convention Center Plans
The 24-page resolution brings together many of the moving parts from last summer’s “Downtown Puzzle”
"...Dis­trict planning process will also gather in efforts at Brush Square (including potential relocation of its fire station), Capital..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

March Against Monsanto
Austinites set to protest GMOs
"...are encouraged! The march will begin at 9:45am at Brush Square Park and will head to the South Steps..."

May 24, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Food Events
May 24-25
"...right in our society are encouraged to gather at Brush Square Park Saturday morning for a march to the..."

May 24, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Culture Flash!
The skinny on selecting public art, Cookie leads Dance/ USA, Conspirare goes worldwide, and a UT playwright's scholarly honors
"...a mock selection panel evaluating proposals for improvements to Brush Square, the park between Neches and Trinity at East..."

July 13, 2007 Arts Column

Naked City
"...A short-term master plan for downtown's historic Brush Square, home of the O. Henry Museum and the..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Investing in Downtown Parks
"...Historic Squares & Structures Wooldridge Square: $500,000 Restore and improve square,..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...unplugged made its open-stage debut this week at Republic Square Park, where Downtown laptop users can gain free wireless..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Price of Progress
Worldly Roots
"...the Fifth Street fire station and O'Henry Museum on Brush Square, one of the original 1839 parks of Austin...."

Feb. 26, 1999 News Feature by Charles Nafus

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...go under the body of water. Additionally, the Republic Square subway platform is being repositioned due to the Texas..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...time, tickets are sold out for Museum Day.) Brush Square Museums..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Council: Can Social Impact Investing End Homelessness?
Catching up with the dais as they bet on success
"...serving them. Another home for those sleeping rough Downtown, Brush Square is slated for a makeover in line with..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Registration O-pun for O. Henry Pun-Off
Contest set for May 18
"...Want to Scope out the competition? Brush up on your best material by watching some of..."

April 16, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Austin Museum Day
Not sure where to start planning your Austin Museum Day?
"...of photos documenting the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Brush Square Museums Virtual Walking Tour Facebook: @susannadickinsonmuseum, Instagram:..."

Sept. 16, 2021 Events Post

Capital Metro Breaks Ground Next Week on New Downtown Station
New station – ETA spring 2021 – envisioned as “public gathering space and mobility hub”
"...its master plan today, Thursday, March 28, for adjacent Brush Square, which among other things calls for the eventual..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature

Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?
Out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of city planning drama... CodeWHAT?
"...Recreation Department is offering the final online survey for Brush Square Master Plan – home of the historic Susanna..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Civics 101
"...O. HENRY PUN-OFF Word. Noon-6pm. Brush Square Park, Fifth & Trinity, 974-6700. Sunday 20..."

May 18, 2012 News Column

Developing Stories: Great Public Spaces Summit
Dancing in the streets, singing odes to streetscapes
"...shoreline areas. Within the Downtown Austin Plan, the historic squares and parks and creekfronts are getting fresh attention. Let's..."

July 10, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Crime and the City Solution
How safe do you feel exiting the Sixth Street/Red River Austin music crucible at 2am?
"...up with a regrettable Texan version of post-Giuliani Times Square, safe but no fun, one boring longhorn of a..."

June 26, 2009 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

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