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"...we have been building roads faster than any other metropolitan area in the country except Tucson; these roads have..."

July 23, 2004 Column

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"...impact of motor-vehicle air-pollutant emissions. The five-county Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has violated the EPA health standards for..."

June 20, 2003 Column

Which Way Will Austin Swing? Ninth Inning, 3 and 2
Home By the River
"...tract adjacent to the Pleasant Valley Sportsplex, near Riverside east of I-35, to be called the Colorado River Park...."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

Public Notice: Planning for Affordability
Council tackles thorny zoning cases
"...to tear down the current Cactus Rose Mobile Home Park in Montopolis to build a new mixed-use development –..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin Comp Planning: A Brief History
Moving forward sometimes requires looking back
"...It recommended a plan to move "the negro population" east of East Avenue, where I-35 is today. (Council Member..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Day Trips
Two new guides lead the way to some hidden Central Texas jewels
"...special. The Heart of Texas Wildlife Trail West and East maps are based on the popular Texas Coast Birding..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The South Bank
"...and ages and uses, from the tiny, 80-seat Hyde Park Theatre to the massive, 3,000-seat Bass Concert Hall, from..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cast Away
Pure Castings, Zavala Elementary, pollution, jobs ... and the neighborhood
"...molten metal at its site on Fourth Street in East Austin. The owners have paid their taxes, kept up..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Policy Board, told participants of a..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

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Our readers talk back.
"...make it difficult for reporters and readers to stay abreast of current developments ["Can the Y Be Fixed?," News,..."

June 16, 2006 Column

Naked City
Applications for the state's tax-credit housing allocations are in, and once again, Austin will have to compete with surrounding bedroom communities for affordable housing tax credits.
"...for state-administered affordable housing. Outlying areas such as Cedar Park, Leander, Lockhart, and Kyle have attracted more proposals than..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Seeing the Light
Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.
"...by which time Cap Met's plans will be at least refined, if not changed entirely. Even if you all..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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Benefits of Frankenfoods
"...big employers and other functions. Round Rock has a ballpark, and a big Dell factory. The rail must include..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Column

Building a Neighborhood
Images of Transit-Oriented Development
"...Proposed Passenger Rail Network in Austin Metropolitan Area circa 2020s Photo courtesy of Capital Metro and..."

Nov. 28, 1997 News Feature

Tied to the Tracks
"...Over the next 18 months or so, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will undertake two studies -- one on..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice
Happy Trails to Us
"...Happy Hour (informally before dusk every night at Pease Park near the 29th Street access) will attest, the local..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

New Rail Options for Capital Metro
"...Austin & Northwestern line, which runs from Leander to East Austin, where it connects to downtown along East Fifth..."

Dec. 22, 1995 News Feature

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...run a total of 9.5 miles, from Riverside/Grove on East Riverside, across a proposed new bridge over Lady Bird..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, May 20-27
"...Constable Danny Thomas, Judge Richard Scott, and others. 6:30-8pm. Metropolitan AME Church, 1101 E. 10th...."

May 21, 2010 News Column

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere.
"...• The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved its $22 billion 2030 transportation plan..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Bergstrom, Loop 360 along its entire length, U.S. 290 east to its junction with (under construction) SH 130, both..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...to MoPac. Funded by mobility bonds and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the project is expected to be completed..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature

Swoop House’s Hospitality Honcho Has All the Luck
Stephen Shallcross carries on with Happy Foods and De Nada and more
"..."I wish I could say, 'I Could See the Eastside's Potential, So I Invested in Commercial Real Estate!' But..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Where the Sidewalks End
Austin's patchwork sidewalk system has a history – and just maybe a better future
"...Neighborhood Connectivity Project Manager John Eastman notes that, before World War II, being a pedestrian..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playing for the People
More from director Steven Sebring on Patti Smith
"...Arthur Rimbaud's birthday or she'll do something at the Metropolitan Art Museum, she'll do a thing on Rimbaud, or..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Working on the Railroad
The regional Transit Working Group is poised to make progress on passenger rail
"...The Transit Working Group convened by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is going boldly where the region has..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Hatching a Plan
Austin's emerging culinary creative class is sharing talent and resources to find the right recipe for success
"...not to create a local Food Entrepreneurship Center in East Austin. The facility was to include a commercial kitchen..."

June 18, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

This Week in Council
After a break, the Council has a full plate.
"...Finally seeing off the Hyde Park neighborhood plan over the objections of Hyde Park Baptist..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature

Public Notice
Haute Kid-ture
"...are at a many different area locations (Great Hills Park, Allison Elementary, Johnston High, South Austin Rec Center, to..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

Star-crossed Planners
"...the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority. When the managers of the Convention Center,..."

Nov. 28, 1997 News Feature

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