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Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, July 22-28
"...a sign you're receptive to a breakthrough insight you weren't previously open to. If you dream of a baby..."

July 22, 2022 Column by Rob Brezsny

We Got Gators in Austin. Now What?
Fearsome invaders or frightened longtime residents facing displacement?
"...remove the alligator. "I wanted to make sure they were heard," she explained, alluding to a history of inequitable..."

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

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly June 25 - July 1
"...and everything has a story, including people, animals, trees, lakes, rivers, and rocks. Inspired by these thoughts, and in..."

June 25, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

An End to Pot Prosecutions?
Council considers resolution to effectively decriminalize low-level possession
"...of marijuana exceed felony-level weights. For instance, if someone were arrested for carrying edibles: "Let's say you have a..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Plenty of fun still to be had in 2019
"...sunset while they are roosting at the refuges’ playa lakes. Established in 1935 for migratory birds, Muleshoe NWR is..."

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

The Luv Doc: A Surreptitious Grope
Not exactly the Kama Sutra of hugs
"...I love the food, I love the parks, the rivers, the lakes, and yes, I love the people –..."

May 18, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Kelcy Warren Takes a Meeting
Talk of Standing Rock overshadows Texas Parks & Wildlife's pipeline easement dispute
"...at the Parks & Wildlife Commission meeting said they were prepared to use direct action to stop pipeline projects..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

Jennifer Sherburn's Riverside
With her new site-specific dance Riverside, choreographer Jennifer Sherburn says, "Come on in, the water's fine!"
"...pool at his Tarrytown home for the site of Riverside, a new movement piece she was developing that would..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mike Osborne: Man of the Moment
Photographer Mike Osborne is looking for the bigger picture in the world we share
"...the Monopoly game board as popularized in the Thirties were named for the streets of Atlantic City, N.J., and..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Feature by Sean L. Malin

Touring the Tour
A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin
"...an interested, focused group of attendees (many of whom were known financial supporters of the arts) was enough to..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Vibrator Play, with eight nominations. Receiving five nods apiece were the Mary Moody Northen Theatre’s staging of the Sondheim..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive
This photography exhibition at the Ransom Center demonstrates the life of archives
"...of the exhibition space and its archive. The Austin-based Lakes Were Rivers photographic collective stocked the exhibit with "a..."

July 19, 2013 Arts Review by Matthew Irwin

Studio Visits: Elizabeth Chiles
This Austin photographer's studio space is her gateway to the natural world
"...vocal cat). She is also a member of the Lakes Were Rivers collective, a group of 11 artists working..."

April 19, 2013 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

The AggreGAYtor: January 4
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...Baldwin does some swearing. Today's AggreGAYtor sticks to the rivers and lakes that it's used to...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Can the Earth Be Saved?
Walter Cronkite and the creation of Earth Day
"...to cover the first Earth Day as if it were a World Series game, it's unclear whether the environmental..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Douglas Brinkley

Arts Awards
Area visual artists win support for 2012 projects
"...Lakes Were Rivers for (Re)Collection, an exploration of the way..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best Lens Crafters
Lakes Were Rivers
"...the Rude Mechanicals, Okay Mountain, Austin Video Bee.) With Lakes Were Rivers, 11 of Austin's sharpest, most industrious artists..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

I Shutter To Think
Six photographers offer a snapshot of the state of the art
"...Art included six photographers. Five of them belong to Lakes Were Rivers, a collective of 11 artists working in..."

May 20, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Food-o-File
How quickly can you make an online reservation for Uchiko?
"...a flying start with plenty of water in area rivers and lakes, festive holiday celebrations, and eagerly anticipated restaurant..."

July 2, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Saving Water in Big Stacy
City opens public first rain garden
"...the water." Actually, most of the pollution in streams, rivers, and lakes comes from storm water. The rain garden..."

May 7, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Preserving a 'Special Kind of Place'
Scott Swearingen on the ‘environmental city’
"...Austin Chronicle: What were your goals when you started this book?..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Day Trips
Paddling the Colorado River from Little Webberville Park to Big Webberville Park is about as easy of a canoe or kayaking trip as you can imagine
"...Downstream from the Highland Lakes, the Colorado River is a wide ribbon meandering through..."

July 18, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir
'Austin, 1972,' an excerpt from Joe Nick Patoski's new tome, Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
"...but with a modicum of cool, although they sure weren't hippies like she was. And yet, the aroma of..."

April 25, 2008 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Day Trips
Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area has so many animals that they give you a scorecard at the front gate to keep track
"...At one time, the upper elevations of the region were covered with tall grasses and stands of hardwood trees...."

June 15, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Leffingwell's Got It in the Bag
City to look at sacking petroleum grocery bags.
"...for the future of our global environment if it were followed by other cities and states around the country."..."

April 16, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Luv Doc Recommends: Keepin' It Weird
Topfer Theatre at Zach, Thursday, September 14, 2006
"...dates. Hopefully we will be as accommodating as we were last weekend with the Buckeyes, both on and off..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

Day Trips
The Rio Chama is a beautiful day-trip destination in nearby New Mexico
"...the more spectacular the scenery got. The sandstone cliffs were a gallery of shapes and colors that only nature..."

July 21, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Common Law
Boating on Town Lake – what's the law?
"...issues. The fact that there are way too many lakes and rivers for the state to regulate leaves considerable..."

March 17, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

Day Trips
"...The Lighthouse Lakes Trail through the tidal wetlands between Port Aransas and..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Coach's Corner
On a drive through the Hill Country and up to West Texas, Coach falls in love with the land all over again.
"...French Empire: Quebec City, Montreal, and the chain of rivers and lakes that Samuel Champlain knew in his heart..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

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