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A Capitol Idea? The Capitol Complex Meets the Downtown Austin Plan.
Texas Facilities Commission takes another look at Capitol redevelopment
"...dullest swath of Downtown Austin – the state Capit­ol complex – could become a whole new urban district. TFC..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Council Considers Expanding Capitol Complex
Life between 15th Street and MLK may change a bit in the near future
"...TFC moving forward with Phase One of the 2016 Capitol Complex Master Plan, which in (very) brief backup summary..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Hidden Capitol Kitchens
Living life on the Lege is difficult enough without having to figure out what's for lunch
" places to hide from the party whip. Texas Capitol GrillLevel E1, Texas State Capitol Extension, 472-5451 Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5pm..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Food Feature by Richard Whittaker

Capitol Dome to Get a Face-Lift
State Preservation Board announces a year of renovations
"...The dome on the State Capitol may look impressive, but, as with any tall room,..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What's in the Capitol Bins?
Legislators are recycling more than ever
"...the Blind and Handicapped. In total, across the entire Capitol complex, the two TFC collection staffers on this route..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Women Are Targeted at the Capitol on Saturday
A silent protest in support of Planned Parenthood begins to grow
"...there's a big rally happening at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Seems a bunch..."

Aug. 23, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Capitol Chronicle
The state gridlock persists on public school finance.
"...While the Republican re-redistricting marathon has dominated the Capitol headlines throughout the summer and now the fall, the..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Will Victor Morales' pickup take him to the U.S. Senate this time?
" for it, just taking care of the military-industrial complex. On crime: All they believe is in locking people..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Despite the hopeful numbers, the economic outlook on Main Street remains glum.
"...or so -- this year -- into the military-industrial complex is bound to create a few good-paying jobs...."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Proposed New Air Pollution Rules for Houston Cover a Multitude of Industrial Sins
"...estimates]. ... The [petrochemical] plants are so big and complex, and there's just not enough monitoring."..."

June 7, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Texans With Disabilities Physically Barred From Policymakers
The inaccessibility at the Capitol is emblematic of the city at large
"...Kenneth Semien Sr. stands on the Texas Capitol steps in early April. This is not the government..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Taylor Jackson Buchanan

Cap Metro Quits Congress
Buses re-routing to Guadalupe-Lavaca corridor
"...Avenue, get ready for a walk. As of today, Capitol Metro is moving the bulk of its routes from..."

June 3, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Roped-Off Governor
Temporary barrier part of permanent changes to capitol
"...Wednesday: The hallway on the second floor of the capitol was sealed off with the same kind of barricades..."

March 4, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'Let Her Speak!'
Abortion hearing erupts into an emotional match
" at the John H. Reagan building in the Capitol complex when all hell breaks loose...."

June 21, 2013 News Post by Dan Solomon

I Plan, Therefore I Am
A Downtown Planning Timeline
"...1880s: The new State Capitol -- the state's third -- goes up between 1882..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Downtown Developments
"...unique project just around the corner. The 250-unit residential complex might include a ground floor with "flex space." That..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

Developing Stories: The State Eyes an Eastern Campus
And about that regional plan …?
"...Johnson says would supplement (not reduce or replace) the Capitol Complex Downtown and allow for long-term state office expansion...."

May 15, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Hail, Caesar!
The Coen brothers celebrate and eviscerate old Hollywood
"...a sizable chunk of the Bikini Atoll. Over at Capitol Pictures, however, life is even more complex for overworked..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Why Rail?
The city is pushing for a 2012 vote to build urban rail. The critics are asking, 'Who needs it?'
"...employment centers of the University of Texas and the Capitol complex, something the Red Line – which terminates at..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Downtown's Promise
"...1. CAPITOL COMPLEX Downtown’s biggest tenant, but a poorly used space;..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Local Group Has High Hopes for Plan-it-arium
Stars aligning for an Austin science museum
"...attraction as part of a mixed-use development near the capitol...."

June 15, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council: Austin, Can You Spare $7 million?
CodeNEXT, budget, and the long shadow of the state
"...for city support of the planned redevelopment of the Capitol Complex ( The ask was for Phase One (of..."

June 26, 2017 News Post by Michael King

State & City Redevelopment? Hold That Thought ...
The TFC wants to redevelop state land in Austin – Austin's not so sure
"...covers six large and valuable tracts under the state's Capitol Area Development Strategy:..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry the Executioner
Texas leads the country in executions, and Rick Perry holds the record tally
"...and headed out, walking from his office toward the Capitol complex. He was going to the BPP office to..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Planetarium, AISD PAC: Two Dreams to Come True?
Austin moves closer to having a planetarium and an AISD performing arts center
"...Facilities Commission. With the commission working on its new Capitol complex (see "A Capitol Idea? The Capitol Complex Meets..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Developing Stories: A Long Route to Go
Will we vote on urban rail in November 2010?
"...voter support.) The first stage would serve Downtown, the Capitol complex, and the University of Texas area; it would..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Lay of the Land
Timing Is Everything
"...intervening months, the city has learned for itself how complex downtown development actually is...."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

To Build a Courthouse
Current civil courthouse leaves a lot to be desired
"...for a new Travis County Civil & Family Courts Complex – to be constructed, as it happens, on the..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd.; and in the State Capitol Complex lots. Capital Metro 'Dillos will ferry First Nighters..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Welcome to Texasland
Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas State History Museum, won't have many historical documents, but it promises to be entertaining.
"...had been created to oversee the restoration of the Capitol building and grounds. The board had done a good..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Bill Crawford

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