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" of Austin, such as the bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge and the less well-known, such as the..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Map 1: "Recommendation: Initial Phase"
"...shelved after Cap Metro discovered (or re-discovered) that the Congress Avenue bridge can't hold rail vehicles and that rebuilding..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature

Giving It Up
"...action that begins with a silent walk from the Congress Avenue bridge to the Texas State Capitol, then has..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

McLeese's Pieces
Statesman Columnist Vents Spleen on Greens
"...and from there, it's a quick walk across the Congress Avenue bridge to the Statesman offices...."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

Dancing About Architecture
Commissions, Committees, and Comments
"...or not he's been spending any time under the Congress Avenue bridge. Mixed Notes I don't have a confirmation..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Downtown's New Year
"...COMMERCIAL UNDER CONSTRUCTION1. Congress at Fourth..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
" in museums and across the entire First Street Bridge. The first three hours are designated a family festival,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critic's Picks
Architecture & Lodging
"...anticipation mounted as the construction site on MLK & Congress evolved from a tower of scaffolding to a grandiose..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Downtown Developments
"...Avenue Lofts (née O'Henry Lofts; 3)..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

Postmarks Scandal!
"...any better if industry lobbyists have their way in Congress. Polluting industries are using scare tactics and lies to..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Column

I Plan, Therefore I Am
A Downtown Planning Timeline
"...opens in 1883 across the street at 11th and Congress. It would relocate the next year to the Forty..."

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

Condo Clash
The Gotham Has Neighbors Up in Arms
"...condominium developer Randall Davis has proposed for 200 South Congress, brings to mind Austin's rodent mascots. Quite the contrary...."

Oct. 1, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
"...we created the Business Retention and Enhancement Program, on Congress Avenue and Sixth Street, BRE. And we used seed..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Happy Trails on the Horizon?
AMTC's Vision Quest
"...of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) by Congress in 1991, and the creation of the Enhancement funds..."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

All Eyes on First Night
Fireworks rule, parades with kids and bikes rule, giant art rules ...
"...fireworks over Town Lake and a Grand Procession down Congress. Pyrotechnics and parades give us a chance to fully..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Gone and Quartered
Stiffed on Capital Metro money, the city scrambles to fund another $51 million in transportation projects
"...began.) Also categorized under Great Streets are the Pfluger Bridge extension, which adds to bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure; the extension of..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Five current projects work for Austin-centric synergy
"...Corp.) to give a damn about what Las Manitas Avenue Cafe represents for Austin, it can seem that every..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Controlling Their Own Destiny
So many questions for the gaming industry, so many Austin game developers to answer them
"...and Robert Garriott, late of Origin Systems, to the Congress Avenue-based Aspyr Media Inc., which takes PC and console..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
"...piece regarding the Seaholm District Master Plan and Pfluger Bridge completion permutations. The following thoughts clarify what may have..."

June 21, 2002 Column

Who has the ego problem?
" father, his father and his father's father. Kinney Avenue was named after my family, and my father grew..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Column

A Long Time Coming
Why Now?
"...renovated Palmer Auditorium, a new Civic Center, a pedestrian bridge, and enhanced parkland. Courtesy of City of Austin All..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

After a Fashion
Stephen is hitting the holiday-party circuit with a vengeance and a few hotties on his arm
"...pathetic display of holiday lights on the Ann Richards Bridge and Congress Avenue and how, as the grandest avenue..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

First Night Austin
First Night Austin gets ready to ring out the old year in a big way, with a cultural extravaganza on a scale the city has never before seen
"'s longest chalk drawing across the entire First Street Bridge. An unpublished O. Henry story read aloud. An 8-foot-long..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our readers talk back.
"...chance to attend an anti-war rally, blocking off the Congress bridge downtown. I couldn't manage to get there until..."

April 4, 2003 Column

Land Rush
The Early Days
"...Center, an enormous shopping/hotel complex at the foot of Congress Avenue and overlapping the Annex site. That plan went..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
"...and carat. But Wendy Nolin, general manager of Ben Bridge Jewelers at Barton Creek Square, says the most important..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature by Meredith Barnhill

All Together Now
City makes some headway on synchronizing traffic lights
" Carrie Keith steers her bronze Chevrolet truck down Congress Avenue during a recent Tuesday afternoon rush hour. "You..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Jonathan David Carroll

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...a general contractor to begin construction on the Lamar Bridge. The three make a great team -- all want..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature

Sculpting a School
David Deming on the Art of Being a Dean
"...evicted from the front of First City Centre on Congress Avenue.) Further evidence of Deming's place on the national..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pagan Cheer
"...Similarly, if 20,000 single-occupancy cars cross a bridge between 12 and 1 one afternoon, the government and..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Column

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