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New Plan Reimagines Walter E. Long Park
New plan reimagines Austin's largest park
"...Austin's largest park is slowly getting closer to a long-promised makeover, with..."

June 28, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Disc Golf Face-Off Moves East
Opponents say disc golf would destroy nature preserve
"...public spaces was between disc golfers and the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Now, the golfers and PARD have..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Don't Alter Dog Park
"...Texas, just last month from the progressive and prosperous East Coast state of Maryland. I work for a business..."

Dec. 10, 2013 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...up Tuesday; a ruling is not due for at least a couple of weeks. Schroeder is seeking reinstatement to..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...& OtherRegistered VotersEst. 2012 TurnoutEst. 2012 Voters DISTRICT 1 (East/Northeast)23.3%28.2%37.5%2.6%42,15244.0%18,547 DISTRICT 2 (Southeast)20.3%8.0%69.0%2.7%33,25639.9%13,269 DISTRICT 3 (East/Southeast)26.6%8.0%60.8%4.6%40,14537.9%15,215 DISTRICT 4 (North/Central)20.8%9.5%65.2%4.5%27,44041.9%11,497..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Well of Controversy: Water Hogs Threaten Farm
Water shortage in East Travis County growth corridor threatens Tecolote Farm
"...near Manor, in Austin's extraterritorial jurisdiction. The farm, just east of FM 973, has weathered all manner of drought..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

A Whole New Ball Game
Stakeholders say Colorado River Park can serve a lot of different needs.
"...A band of trees hides the softball fields and parking lots from view, so that the only visual cues..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Dan Oko

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...the water-starved Tecolote Farm, a popular family-run organic grower east of Austin. Katie and David Pitre have been rallying..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Catfish, outlaws, and armadillos
" head to the lake for a lifetime. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department increases the chances of landing a..."

May 2, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year
"...of McAllen for the bloodless contest between man and beast. The matador plucks a flower from the bull’s head..."

Dec. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...two massive water pumps were installed at the county's East Metropolitan Park, just down the street from Tecolote. Nevertheless,..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature

Hitting the Trails
City Trails Vision Provokes Suburban Wrath
"...about a long, scenic trail along Walnut Creek that East Austinites could hike or bike up to northwest Austin..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?
One policy wonk's view of how we got here
"...Mueller to be more oriented toward mass transit. Hyde Park also has many urbanist features, although it has too..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Then There's This: Bond Election Crib Sheet
Here's a thumbnail of the seven bond propositions, from transportation to film
"...on areas of Interstate 35, MoPac, North Lamar/Burnet Road, East 51st Street, and East Riverside Drive. Some of these..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Public Notice: How Austin Ranks
What a new report about racial segregation says about our city
"...200,000 on a scale of most racially segregated to least racially segregated. A bit surprisingly, the city of Austin..."

June 25, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: Too Little Affordable Housing, or Too Much?
Two southeast projects divide dais; APD's state grants OK'd
"...cases. Both would take single-­family greenfield lots in low-income East Austin neighborhoods and upzone them for modest increases in..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

SH 130 Hot Spots
"...The Texas Turnpike Authority has looked at western and eastern SH 130 alignments in three different segments, thus producing..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Wrong Side of the Tracks?
Light Rail May Be a Heavy Burden for East Austin
"...congestion, curb pollution, and rein in urban sprawl, several East Austin residents fear that they'll find themselves on the..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Plenty of fun still to be had in 2019
"...Get ready to catch your dinner as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department stocks delicious rainbow trout in 185..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: May Travel Roundup
Flowers, birds, and more to spy on spring road trips
"...Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge about 20 miles east of Biloxi, Miss., and a handful of miles off..."

May 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Trail Projects Coming Up Roses?
New hike-and-bike trail on the horizon
"...below). The Walnut Creek Trail will pick up in East Austin at Govalle Park (giving it easy access down..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Pfurious in Pflugerville
Pfillies or pfamily pfun for the NE Travis suburb?
"...Club's bid to bring a horse-racing track to the northeast Austin suburb. Predictably, the quest to bring a herd..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Common Ground on the Colorado
The new Eastside Colorado River Park begins to take shape.
"...ground creates community," says Ted Siff of the Austin Parks Foundation, who has been helping marshal the latest efforts..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

"You Can't Stay Here": Austin's Unhoused Population Faces an Uncertain Future
Council, police, and providers confront camp challenge
" under U.S. Highway 183 at Cameron Road in North­east Austin. "Telling someone you can't stay here, but not..."

May 21, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Defers on Decker, Approves Onion Creek Buyout
Golf project goes to committee, and Garza Ranch put to bed
"...The Long Metropolitan Park/Decker Lake golf proposal, which after quite a bit..."

March 10, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Visiting Austin on a Budget
See the city and still afford your flight home
"...Spend the day at Zilker Park..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Chronolog Post by Cody Song

Public Notice: City Hall Shark Tank
Council might be no fun, but there's lots of cool stuff going on this weekend
"...stalemated 3-3 votes in a row – on abolishing parking requirements for microunits, and on overruling city staff and..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Under Consideration
County parks and open spaces
"...citizens bond advisory committee is considering $45 million of parks and open space projects for a possible November 2005..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature

Chamber of Avarice
Developers Costing City Its Future
"...the poor - and in particular the residents of East Austin - but city subsidies to wealthy enclaves outside..."

July 7, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Public Notice: Something at Lake Long?
If not golf, what?
"...Council unwilling to mortgage the future of the public parkland at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park to private developers,..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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