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Will Lege Rescue Starving State Parks?
Legislators claim help is on way for suffering parks system
"...Texas is among the nation's Top 5 fastest-growing states, but we rank second to last in per-capita spending..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Day Trips
"...of the year, and with a beautiful bonus: free parking and no admission fee to state parks and historic..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Preserving Planet Texas
Outdoor-loving Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the next decade.
"...Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

Bell Blasts Perry for Underfunded Parks
Crisis predates current administration, but Dem says guv could have prodded Lege
"...On most days, the Smith Visitor Center at McKinney Falls State Park is as dark and silent as..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Fun in the Sun: Outdoor Activities in Austin
Where to hike, bike, and wade into cool water
"...check those off your list, plan an overnight at McKinney Falls State Park (5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.). It's located..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Features Feature by Ashley Moreno

Five Austin Filming Locations to Make You Feel Like a Star
Get your cameras out for the most memorable Austin movie moments
"...Austin for college, you'll be walking across the same parking lot where Linklater himself (playing a new arrival in..."

Aug. 17, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tunnel Vision
TxDOT Sees No Evil in Williamson Creek Tunnel
"...been fighting the department tooth-and-nail to stop it. "The state never thought about what would happen downstream," says Creekbend..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Water Parks, Swimming Holes, and More Options to Keep You Cool
Beat the heat with these H2Options
" choose from. From floating obstacle courses to nude parks and scenic swimming holes, we’ve gathered all the fun..."

July 18, 2018 Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
"...fee for this pool – the oldest in the state, built in 1915 – ranges from $2 to $9...."

May 17, 2019 Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
It’s time for chili cook-offs, festivals, and all sorts of November fun
"...High-water mark. The Smith Visitor Center at McKinney Falls State Park has reopened after being hit by..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Park is home to famous tree
"...McKinney Falls State Park on the southeast outskirts of Austin..."

June 7, 2013 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Off-road biking trails of the Lone Star State.
" a hair-raising, white-knuckle experience. Several public and private parks around Texas offer a wilderness experience on two wheels...."

May 18, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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

Green Events: Sept. 28-Oct. 3
"...of transportation will be duly rewarded. 11:30am. Wooldridge Square Park, Guadalupe between Ninth & 10th. Saturday, September 29..."

Sept. 27, 2007 Columns Post

Day Trips
"...McKinney Roughs between Austin and Bastrop gives area residents more..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

TxDot's Retention Detention
The I-35 / Ben White drainage tunnel may be adequately filtered -- someday
"...Austin neighborhood groups and city officials against a monolithic state agency's massive public works project (See Tunnel Vision, Oct...."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Squirrel Fest, a Bidi Bidi Birthday, and More Community Events
Plan your week with some of our recommended happenings around town
" face-to-face with over 100 employers from city and state departments, temp agencies, and lots more. Parking is free..."

April 12, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Kevin Curtin Hung Out With All of Austin’s “Tree of the Year” Winners
A socially distanced journey through the city’s green spaces
"...was hiking with my girlfriend and our baby at McKinney Falls State Park, and we came across a magnificent..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

Summer Fun: Obviously, It's Not Summer Without Them…
No, we didn't forget these perennial faves
"...Hamilton Pool This is the swimming hole we probably..."

May 20, 2014 Chronolog Post by David Estlund

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Mayor Kirk Watson may challenge Gonzalo Barrientos for his state Senate seat, but Watson says he hasn't decided. Barrientos..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...for an eight-day trial run between downtown and Cedar Park. All aboard for a free ride Feb. 14-21. The..."

Jan. 24, 1997 News Feature

Happy Trails on the Horizon?
AMTC's Vision Quest
"...projects - that was up for bids in a statewide competition. As several local organizations began drawing up proposals..."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: December Travel Roundup
Central Texas holiday lights, digital Dealey Plaza, and more
"...of the site, interactive maps, and histories of the park and the assassination. Using photographs, oral histories, and film..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Lively Crowd Seeks the Open House District 51 Seat
The Southeast Seven
"...District 51. It's a race without an incumbent, as state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, who has represented this swath of..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Salvaging Our Parks
Texas State Parks Advisory Committee releases list of recommendations for saving long-neglected state park system
"...a bill that would have shored up funding for state parks drew little notice and died quietly in a..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Day Trips
"...The International Sculpture Park on the grounds of Liberty Hill High School exudes..."

July 31, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

"...No.4], depicting the plight of homeowners in the Deer Park area. Sadly, Deer Park is not the only area..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Column

"...out of aviation and many others to Austin Executive Airpark, whose uncontrolled, already crowded pattern is surrounded by burgeoning..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Column

Day Trips
"...Center in Athens is no ordinary aquarium. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TP&WD) state-of-the-art facility gives visitors and..."

May 2, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

HBO's The Leftovers Finds New Life in Austin
The second coming
"...strong crew base and filming incentives offered by the state of Texas added to the allure. The decision was..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

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