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Battle Lines Drawn Over Convention Center Expansion
CM Jimmy Flannigan and AIBA ED Rebecca Melançon don't see eye to eye
"...Council resolved to move forward with expanding the Austin Convention Center than a petition was created to halt that..."

June 5, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Petitions Filed to Force Vote on Convention Center
“Unconventional Austin” PAC submits signatures to city clerk
"...On Friday afternoon, July 12, Unconventional Austin – a group formed to oppose the city’s..."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Whose Money Is Behind the Convention Center Election Battle?
Local PACs raise and spend for and against Prop. B
"...dropped this week, and the Hotel Occupancy Tax and Convention Center expansion question (Proposition B) has gathered some predictable..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Political Action Committee Proclaims Support for Convention Center
PHAM says expansion means millions in community benefits
"...on raising the Hotel Occupancy Tax to expand the Convention Center — community groups representing the Palm School, homeless..."

Aug. 8, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Council Gives Green Light to Convention Center, Scooter Riders
May 23 meeting tackles "Downtown puzzle," "micro-mobility"
"...items of the day: a plan to expand the Convention Center while preserving nearby Palm School, and new regulations..."

May 24, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Third Court of Appeals Rejects Convention Center Ballot Language
Unconventionalists win a round against Council
"...language recently adopted by the City Council concerning the Convention Center and the Hotel Occupancy Tax...."

Aug. 26, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Convention Center Opens As “Alternate Care Site” For COVID Patients
Downtown field hospital, readied in July, now needed as cases surge
"...The Alternate Care Site at the Austin Convention Center opened this morning to take in COVID-19 patients,..."

Jan. 12, 2021 News Post by Beth Sullivan

City Council Considers the Convention Center
Plans big and small for the city center
" the Central Library) to ponder the ever-fascinating Austin Convention Center. The occasion was the official presentation of "Frameworks..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

UT Releases Convention Center Study
Council to consider “alternative futures” for Southeast Downtown
"...formal presentation of “Frameworks for Placemaking,” prepared by UT-Austin’s Center for Sustainable Development. The 295-page report, released March 29,..."

April 1, 2019 News Post by Michael King

To Expand the Convention Center or Not?
Despite unanimous support from City Council, voters will decide the answer
" expand and redesign the Neal W. Kocurek Austin Convention Center, along with additional investment in and redesign of..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

A Bigger, Better Convention Center
"...spoke for everyone in his remarks at the Austin Convention Center ribbon-cutting Saturday: "I know this has been a..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Faster Than Sound: Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds
Can the commercial music industry finally get a cut of the HOT action? Also: City protects venue employees from receiving sound citations and Austin rapper Hella Sketchy dies of overdose.
"...Long before the concept of expanding the convention center became the hotly debated civic issue it is..."

July 5, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Battle Lines Drawn on Convention Center Expansion
Arguments escalate on how to spend hotel occupancy tax revenue
"...Both friends and foes of an expanded Austin Convention Center sought to escalate the conflict this week, prompted..."

June 14, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Convention Center Director Canned
Director of Convention Center dismissed amid allegations of mismanagement.
"...wires: "Statement of City Manager Toby Futrell regarding Austin Convention Center “Effective April 1, 2007, Bob Hodge has been..."

April 2, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Hodge Indicted for Altering Convention Center Surveys
Travis Co. grand jury indicts former Austin Convention Center director on 16 counts of tampering with a government record
"...speculation, a Travis Co. grand jury indicted former Austin Convention Center Director Robert Hodge on 16 counts of tampering..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

Council Moves on Convention Center Plans
The 24-page resolution brings together many of the moving parts from last summer’s “Downtown Puzzle”
"...A new Austin Convention Center, a preserved Palm School, and a safer Rainey..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Questions About San Marcos Convention Center Research
"...look at the research San Marcos is building a convention center on, if you can find it. The mayor..."

July 15, 2004 Postmarks

International QuiltCon Returns to the Austin Convention Center
It's the Modern Quilt Guild’s biggest celebration & display of craft
"...Austin in 2013 and was a knockout success, the Convention Center flooded with people ogling the vast array of..."

Feb. 18, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hospital Overflow at the Austin Convention Center
"...County COVID Alternate Care Site (ACS) at the Austin Convention Center will be used to help alleviate the burden..."

July 27, 2020 Photo Gallery

'Reassuring' the Convention Center Whistle-Blowers
Would meeting with the city boss make you nervous or reassured?
"...the city auditor to the funny-money shenanigans at the Convention Center, leading to longtime director Robert Hodge's dismissal, are..."

April 13, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Face Shield Project at Austin Convention Center
"...Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Austin Convention center on April 16, 2020 for the second day..."

April 21, 2020 Photo Gallery

Musicians Demand Fair Compensation From SXSW at Convention Center Rally
National union pushed for increased $750 artist payout on Thursday
"...after a morning rally in front of the Austin Convention Center. District 9 Council Member Zohaib "Zo" Qadri spoke..."

March 17, 2023 Music Post by Lina Fisher

First We Take the Convention Center
Texas Rollergirls explode into the 2011 season
"...This year, in their new home at the Austin Convention Center, they better than doubled that figure...."

Feb. 25, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Art of War 2 Invades Convention Center
"...takes place Friday, May 11, 7:30pm at the Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez). Tickets, ranging from $25..."

May 10, 2007 Sports Post by Jeremy Martin

Convention Center Searched
The Austin Convention Center investigation continues
"...the city executed a search warrant on the Austin Convention Center this morning, but that's about all they're saying...."

April 5, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Harvey Evacuees Not Going to Convention Center After All
Downsized arrivals will now head to 7000 Metropolis
"...Austin’s Convention Center will not serve as a “mega shelter” for..."

Aug. 31, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Photo Gallery: The Face Shield Project at Austin Convention Center

April 24, 2020 News Feature by David Brendan Hall

Sunday Afternoon at the Convention Center

Dec. 23, 2006 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Downtown Puzzle: Convention Epi-Center
Is expanding the Convention Center a smart investment?
"...The Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center and the rebirth of Downtown Austin are intertwined...."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc Recommends: Ink Fest Tattoo & Piercing Convention
Austin Convention Center, Friday, September 21, 2007
" some further investigation this weekend at the Austin Convention Center. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday illustrators and the illustrated..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

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