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Batfest Flies to South First Street
Fest schedule resolved; reservations about Downtown closures continue
"...the outdoor Labor Day festival scheduled at Ann Richards Bridge, will be moving one bridge west, to the South..."

Aug. 13, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...The last night of 2005 will be the first night of First Night Austin, and the arts scene..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Hall Hustle: A Bridge Too Far?
Street closure debate comes to a head over Batfest
"...rock out on the winged-mammals' roof, the Ann Richards Bridge. In my eyes (and ears), that's not support; that's..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era
With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint
"...or even a felony carrying a prison sentence. So street artists painting illegally will often get out at night...."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

First Night Austin
Austinites turned out by the thousands to enjoy the first First Night Austin on New Year's Eve, as one 'Chronicle' writer saw for himself
"...family had been given an opportunity to experience Austin's first First Night in a very special way: The bread..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Crossing That Bridge
Council approves a separate bike and pedestrian bridge over Town Lake near the existing Lamar Street Bridge, and hears neighborhood concerns about moving central booking to the new criminal justice center downtown.
"...the wee hours yet again, and the pesky Lamar Bridge issue remained unresolved. In a valiant attempt to get..."

April 21, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

First Night 2009 Schedule
"...HBMG Theatre, under the First Street Bridge (south end)..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature

All Eyes on First Night
Fireworks rule, parades with kids and bikes rule, giant art rules ...
"...All that comes together in First Night Austin, a celebration of art on the final..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

First Night Schedule
"...Colorado. Decorate an original spirit kite to fly in First Night Austin's Grand Procession. 2-5pm...."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Feature

First Night Austin
First Night Austin gets ready to ring out the old year in a big way, with a cultural extravaganza on a scale the city has never before seen
"...wheels. The world's longest chalk drawing across the entire First Street Bridge. An unpublished O. Henry story read aloud...."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Seeing Life’s Brevity in the Art Poles of South First
Street art goes vertical in South Austin
"...At first, you think: Did someone die here?..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

First Night Austin
This New Year's Eve, why not join the throngs at this free arty party on the streets?
"...on your eggnog, why not join the throngs at First Night Austin? The free New Year's Eve street party..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Respectable Street
As Austin Pride revs up, will its soul get lost on the roadside?
"...or Chicago or even our just-three-hours-away neighbor Houston, where street parties and festivities cause uptight suburban haircuts to quake,..."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Kate Getty

The Lovers on the Bridge
Carax's stridently anti-romantic romance is curiously full of extravagant visual panache.
"...greatest films not seen in America, Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont Neuf) has been lauded by..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day Trips: O. Henry’s Bridge, San Antonio
Iron bridge spans the San Antonio River and 138 years of literary history
"...O. Henry's Bridge spans an idyllic bend in the San Antonio River..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Congress Avenue Bridge Named for Ann Richards
"...was a vaguely worded ordinance naming the Congress Avenue Bridge – yet for who or what, it didn't say...."

Nov. 15, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Over a Troubled Bridge
Neighborhoods Battle Plan to Widen Lamar Bridge
"...Works and Transportation outlined options for widening the Lamar Bridge over Town Lake at a public hearing on September..."

Oct. 11, 1996 News Feature

Unhoused Moved to "Bridge Shelter" As City HEALs Its First Encampment
20 people living outside Terrazas Library relocated
"...Branch Library in East Austin have been moved into “bridge shelter,” in the first effort to relocate people and..."

June 17, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

What Kind of Rail Bridge Will Austin Build Across Lady Bird Lake?
Project Connect offers options for the transit expansion
"...Downtown near Republic Square Park and emerge onto a bridge crossing Lady Bird Lake, before hitting the proposed Waterfront..."

April 26, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

A Sister Bridge
Bicyclists, Peds to Have Own Path Across River
"...The proposed "sister bridge" is designed to facilitate bike and foot traffic from..."

June 12, 1998 News Feature by Bryan Mealer

Gridlock Lifts on Lamar Bridge
Councilmembers Demand a Second Look at Alternative Routes
"...recent tumult over the expansion of the 54-year-old Lamar Bridge, a proposal that has area neighborhood reps up in..."

Nov. 8, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

The Eighth Street Survivors
They came out to protest police brutality. They were met by a life-altering wave of police violence. Eight months later, they still await justice and change.
"...rows of police guarding Austin's police headquarters on Eighth Street and streaming onto the adjacent Interstate 35 – the..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

“I Want Peace, but I Want Justice First
Austinites protested against police brutality. Police responded with brutal force.
"...while the city sheltered from the COVID-19 pandemic, the streets of Downtown Austin have been filled with pain and..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Night Bikes: First Step to 24-Hour Trails?
Council approves overnight bike use of city trails
"...some of the more popular Downtown roadways. For the first time, beginning June 1, people who choose to avoid..."

March 1, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Magic Time
Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin
"...need to see it on Dec. 31. That's when First Night Austin unleashes dozens of area artists on the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Celebrate This City
Dave Sullivan provides new direction for First Night Austin
"...If anyone understands First Night – its potential for bringing a city together..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Project Connect: Phases and Stages
Advisory group gets closer to official Council recommendation
"...to connect an East Riverside Drive route to Trinity Street. (The briefing also featured 15 proposed station locations.)..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Postmarks
"...dog and I could have died on the Lamar Street bridge over Town Lake. We had run the Austin..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Column

Art City Austin: A new kind of art fair
Art Alliance Austin is calling on artists and architects to make work that will reinvent its annual art fair
"...• First Street Bridge (845-foot-long, 53-foot-wide project that builds up energy..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gay Place: Austin Pride Parade
A look back at the 2009 Pride Parade as we prepare for 2012
"...a few hundred of us gathered under the South First Street Bridge in pink evening light. The parade had..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

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