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"...And last but not least, we should consider profiling all illegal immigrants and allow..."

April 21, 2006 Column

We Got Gators in Austin. Now What?
Fearsome invaders or frightened longtime residents facing displacement?
" investigate an alligator sighting. He concluded that at least one lives in the Berdoll Farms pond; he suspects..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Austin Restaurants With Killer Views
Eat with your eyes (and your mouth)
"...tucked safely across the lake next to Butler District Park in South Austin, is a lovely refuge from Downtown’s..."

Aug. 21, 2021 Food Post by Hannah Williford

Shea's Contracts at Issue
Questions raised about candidate Brigid Shea's work as consultant and lobbyist
"...lost the bid, Shea says, it would have looked east for alternatives. (In 2006, a proposal to site the..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

COPA 1260 Soccer Tourney to Be Held Sunday
"...of Highway 71 and FM 973 take Highway 71 East approximately 1.5 miles. The park entrance is on the..."

June 6, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

"...and catalyst of progressive politics in Austin. His namesake metropolitan park is on FM 969 in East Austin...."

April 7, 2017 News Feature

Give Pool a Break
"...farthest reaches. Located just north of the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and bounded to the north and east by..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Postmarks

Naked City
"...a proposed 75-foot expansion to the BFI landfill in Northeast Austin piled into the chambers for a public hearing...."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature

Happy Trails on the Horizon?
AMTC's Vision Quest
"...can seize the moment, say leaders of the Austin Metropolitan Trails Council (AMTC)...."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

Hitting the Pavement
Building SH 130 is still being considered in terms of costs, routes, and whether it will be a toll road.
"...holds -- the lack of a decent north-south highway east of I-35 has helped force that growth into the..."

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

Under One Roof
Can the City Make Good on Its Affordable Housing Promise?
"...that same developer had proposed for lower-income tenants in East Austin. "They could help me, too, if they decided..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

All Roads Lead to Bergstrom
Light Rail Ignored as City Airport Planners Encourage Vehicle Use
"...Perez calls it "living under the belly of the beast." Perez is president of the Patton Avenue Neighborhood Association,..."

March 7, 1997 News Feature

Don't Dissolve District
"...a middle school much farther south and a little east of the site chosen. Mr. Jack received reams of..."

May 1, 1998 Column

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...heralded for jump-starting downtown growth. CSC will sublease at least 100,000 sq. ft. of the overall 215,000 sq. ft...."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

Austin Contemplates How to Make I-35 Suck Less
The past, present, and future of the man-made barrier through the heart of our town
"...Built along the path of Austin's old East Avenue – already the city's color line – I-35..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The City Council moves forward with Austin's regional transportation plan, but assures neighbors of road-widening projects proposed in the plan that they, not the state of Texas, have the authority to decide what gets built and when.
"...the heart of road-widening projects proposed in the Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan -- essentially the same one written..."

June 15, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...Fernandez, Jr., a leader of a coalition of Hispanic East Austin neighborhood groups called El Concilio, met with Parks..."

Nov. 3, 1995 News Feature

Riding the Rail
The challenge for Capital Metro: convincing voters that the new light rail isn't the old light rail that they rejected last year
"...businesses along South Congress and the neighborhoods near the Eastside railyard -- argue that the A-Train is really a..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
" a neighborhood-planning listserv. The e-mail also described on-street parking management programs proposed or already under way in Austin..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin Leans in Hard to Change TxDOT’s Mind on I-35
The road not taken
"...the 8-mile center stretch of I-35 from U.S. 290 East (the Manor Expressway) to U.S. 290 West (Ben White..."

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
"...public transit as a poor kid growing up in East Austin while her mom struggled to keep a busted-up..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

Fighting to Stay
As Austin's housing market booms, its poorest residents fight to exist
" supply the heavy demand for housing in the metropolitan area. Many have been displaced in the wake of..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Naked City
"...• The fight over McMansions in Central East Austin has spawned a takeover attempt by the "Council..."

March 14, 2008 News Feature

Who Does What
"...and commissions appointed to advise the City Council, at least five weigh in routinely on transportation projects...."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...of the subdivision in 1971. "Most everybody owned at least one acre of land. All the neighbors knew everybody...."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Low and Outside
Playing Ball With the Big Boys in Montopolis
"...On the corner of Riverside and Vargas, one block east of Montopolis Drive, lies a community soccer field. It..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Here Comes the Train
Can city staff, citizens, and neighborhoods realize – and build – a more livable city?
"...down, the next generation of rail still carries major metropolitan ambitions – and when one studies the proposed Transit-Oriented..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Collision Course
Competing Visions
"...of suburban sprawl, not to relocate it into the Eastside Blackland prairies...."

June 11, 1999 News Feature by Bryan Mealer

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...'em. At press time Tuesday, Federal District Judge Sam Sparks was hearing the pleadings of bar owners, including the..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature

More Money, More Options for I-35
The decades-long plan to rebuild Interstate 35 through the heart of Austin is picking up speed
"...Downtown – less of a scar and barrier between East and West Austin with what's been dubbed a "cap-and-stitch"..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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