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'Play Ball'
Allison Orr finds dance at the diamond, choreographing baseball moves in a tribute to Downs Field
"...taking those routine movements and rituals at the ball field, from tossing the horsehide in warmups to high-fives after..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jackie Robinson's Austin
The All-American, Major League star and human rights hero spent a few youthful months on the east side of our city's 'Mason-Dixon Line'
"...knew of him through his friend the Rev. Karl Downs, president of Samuel Huston College and Robinson's pastor as..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Get Your Art Fix and Stay Outdoors With These Local Works
There’s a whole city filled with things to do and see outdoors
"...TAKE YOURSELF OUT TO DOWNS FIELD to see Forklift Danceworks’ presentation of Take Me..."

Nov. 19, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Reckless Kelly’s Fields of Dreams
Everybody wins at the Braun brothers’ celebrity softball jam
"...Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam takes the field on Sunday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. This..."

May 29, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Aggies Show Their Youth in Home Loss to LSU
Age before beauty
"...expected Texas A&M to beat LSU Saturday at Kyle Field, right?..."

Oct. 23, 2012 Sports Post by Emily Bevan

Forklift Danceworks Goes "On the Job" With Essential Workers
The company's new audio series gives voice to city employees and what they're doing during the pandemic
"...celebrating the storied history of baseball at East Austin's Downs Field – Marty suggested, "Let's make this our project."..."

May 22, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Jump on It
Eastside hip-hop summer series moves to the Expo Center; plus, musical robots with personality disorders and more music news
"...Jump on It has occupied various Eastside parks, football fields, vacant lots, and nightclubs. There's also been long stretches..."

June 15, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

It's Old World Order vs. New in this week's news blast
"...Downs Field will see $200,000 in improvements, the African American..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature

Soup Is Good Food
"...filled McNabb’s temporarily-vacated hero role by tossing three critical touchdowns and meticulously leading his team on an eight-and-a-half minute..."

Oct. 16, 2006 Sports Post by Robert Gabriel

United States vs. Jamaica Preview: World Cup Qualifying Madness Arrives in Austin
Q2 Stadium hosts first-ever World Cup qualifier in Texas
"...Austin FC capped off an exhausting but profitable trio..."

Oct. 5, 2021 Sports Post by Eric Goodman

ACL Review: Lemon Twigs
New school Sixties/Seventies pomp and circumstance
"...ACL Fest stage on Friday afternoon in slacks and button-downs, as if Mom dressed them for the gig. “Now,..."

Oct. 7, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...The district is also working on preservation projects at Downs Field and three African-American cemeteries...."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Morrison Breaks on Through to Run-Off
Morrsion celebrates inclusion in run-off with Galindo; this is the end for other Place 4 hopefuls
"...Morrison a commanding lead of 37% in the six-person field, which held all night – ultimately swelling to 12,882..."

May 12, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
"...1981, 1982, 1983, and 1985 at horse-racing track Manor Downs...."

July 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

AFL Rules
"...Field and Equipment The AFL field is 50 yards long..."

May 4, 2007 Sports Feature by Jeremy Martin

Spoiler Alert
Jim Parsons gets his Love Story moment in this wonderful tearjerker
" Michael Showalter. Starring: Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Sally Field, Bill Irwin and Nikki M. James...."

Dec. 9, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

12 Mighty Orphans
Historical football drama can't get past first down
" a line that is shouted on the football field in Ty Roberts’ Texas sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans...."

June 11, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Horns Upset Tech 31-22 in Lubbock
Could maligned Texas defense stop Seth? Yeth, yeth yeth!
"...The crucial play was a blocked field goal by a possessed Carrington Byndom that kept Texas..."

Nov. 4, 2012 Sports Post by Michael Corcoran

The Deep Dig: Longhorns Offensive Line
Digging deep on NFL and Longhorn football subjects
"...working another group on the opposite side of the field. He would bark orders and everyone listened...."

May 22, 2013 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Turkey Day Game for the Texans
Sneak by Jags in OT
"...“In the fourth quarter, we had 14 first downs on offense and they had one. I mean, the..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Sports Post by Barrett Walton

Go, Girl! Go!
A father beams as her records his daughter's first season as a middle school football player.
"...long car ride home. We talk about ups and downs, catches and bobbles. Lessons of life learned from football...."

Nov. 19, 1999 Features Feature by Phillip Schmandt

No Prozac for the Wicked
The Cool Capers of Donald Westlake
"...seems to be everywhere all at once. In the field of crime literature, Westlake has few peers, a legion..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Aggies Sleepwalk Through Rout Over Sam Houston
No bye week, no worries
"...8, when A&M hosted the Florida Gators at Kyle Field, and the matchup with La. Tech was slotted for..."

Nov. 20, 2012 Sports Post by Emily Bevan

Hey armchair QBs – shut your fajita holes
"...bounds, Tech still would have won with a 20-yard field goal, so that TD was not even essential.) Point..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Sports Column by Michael Corcoran

Day Trips
Jeannie Ralston's new book, The Unlikely Lavender Queen, is all about life, and love, and lavender, of course
"...have been the first to consider turning his hay field into a lavender field, but the couple's Hill Country..."

June 6, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Public Notice: The Zilker Master Plan Is Back
And so is the Community Advancement Network report
"...Similarly, the road and parking lots around the rugby field on the south side of Barton Springs Road would..."

Nov. 18, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Aggies Get Back on the Horse
Texas A&M resets with easy win over SMU
"...The Mustangs managed only two field goals in the first three quarters of play, something..."

Sept. 23, 2013 Sports Post by Rod Machen

The Aggie Defense Rests
Johnny Manziel's big day can't overcome Texas A&M's defensive woes
"...The first series saw Mike Evans dominate Alabama's defensive backfield, something he would do all game long, on the..."

Sept. 16, 2013 Sports Post by Rod Machen

UT plays the role of Ned Beatty. Where's our Burt Reynolds?
" the Alliteration Bowl in Dallas, Oklahoma scored three touchdowns on defense- from a David Ash interception, and fumbles..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Sports Column by Michael Corcoran

Horns Lose At Home Against John Denver Fans
West Virginia beats Texas 48-45 as Geno's Passeria delivers on foot
"...kid did everything, even tackling himself in the open field just before halftime. Team of Destiny rule: unexpected heroes..."

Oct. 7, 2012 Sports Post by Michael Corcoran

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