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

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature

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

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

How Did Legendary DJ and Londoner Paul Oakenfold Land in Bastrop?
The Londoner finds his way to a Texas ranch
"...Guetta, Deadmau5, or Calvin Harris without Paul Oakenfold, at least not to their ultimate extent...."

July 30, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...that limit heights around single-family homes, and reduced on-site parking requirements – and to do this in conjunction with..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

"Post-Apocalyptic Harvest" at Atelier 1205
Artists Erika Huddleston, Tammy West, and Amy Scofield salvage beauty from a sundered world
"...any less tidy, than its lovely exterior there on East Cesar Chavez. It's that the exhibition of visual art..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

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

"...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

Public Notice: Planning for Affordability
Council tackles thorny zoning cases
" 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

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...
Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget
"...• $3 million: Spirit of East Austin Initiative..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

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

We're Still Here
Assessing the continuing black Austin experience
"...things that I used to say is that Central East Austin used to be downtown black East Austin. For..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

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

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

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

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