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City Ordered to Pay Developer for Historic Montopolis Negro School Property
The high cost of history
"...key to the city's effort to turn the historic Montopolis Negro School into a museum...."

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Then There's This: Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool
East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification
"...that used to be known as Poverty Island, the Montopolis neighborhood in Southeast Austin – "Area 5" in real..."

March 28, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

City's Zero Energy Homes Prove Too Pricey for Montopolis
Energy efficient building project proves fiscally impractical for current neighborhood location
"...Drive, on an undeveloped swath of land in the Montopolis neighborhood, one of Austin's most disadvantaged areas. The electrically..."

April 29, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Local Band Montopolis Scores a Multimedia Ode to the Texas Coast
Galveston (and you) will be blown away by this production
"...Montopolis, the classically inflected band led by composer and keyboard..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

City on Montopolis Negro School: Ours, Through Eminent Domain
City must agree to terms with Austin Stowell
"...City lawyers have moved to seize the Montopolis Negro School from KEEP Invest­ment Group's Austin Stowell through..."

July 13, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Montopolis Battle Lines
Neighborhood dispute lingers after council approves housing project
"...the fight over a proposed affordable housing development in Montopolis, La Estancia Del Rio, had the potential to turn..."

Oct. 26, 2012 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Zero-Energy Homes and Hope Break Ground in Montopolis
The city shoots for energy efficiency and affordability in low-income neighborhood
"...on 13 acres of undeveloped land in Southeast Austin's Montopolis neighborhood, the city of Austin has been quietly making..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Montopolis & Zoning
"...Dear Editor, As vice president of the Montopolis Neighborhood Association and Contact Team and occasional Austin Chronicle..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Postmarks

Wake Up Montopolis!
"...morning. Just a question to the sleepy people around Montopolis, wondering if they are all drunk or drugged-up and..."

Jan. 4, 2009 Postmarks

Montopolis Is Gastationopolis
"...Dear Editor, I live in the Montopolis neighborhood, but I think we should change the name..."

July 24, 2008 Postmarks

Radio Coffee’s New, Music-Focused Montopolis Location Opens Today
Radio/East unveils fall concert calendar on indoor and outdoor stages
"...Set up in a renovated Forties house at 3504 Montopolis Dr., the offshoot Radio/East opens today, Oct. 18. Emblematic..."

Oct. 18, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Low and Outside
Playing Ball With the Big Boys in Montopolis
"...corner of Riverside and Vargas, one block east of Montopolis Drive, lies a community soccer field. It is not,..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Man With the Movie Camera
Justin Sherburn & Montopolis' silent film score is a hit!
"...The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, etc. Justin Sherburn & Montopolis, matched to Man With a Movie Camera – which..."

July 10, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Austin’s Accordion Godfather Camilo Cantu Never Recorded, So Johnny Degollado Made an Album in Tribute
The Montopolis Kid records an homage to a conjunto force of nature
"...At 86 years old, Johnny Degollado's still "The Montopolis Kid" and has the address to prove it. The..."

April 15, 2022 Music Feature by Gary Lindsey

Eastside Parents Want Bus Routes Back
Reduced service in Montopolis, Johnston Terrace bad for students, activists claim
"...Remap project, removed stops in the Johnston Terrace and Montopolis neighborhoods, both of which the parents say were widely..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Time Machine: Top Hits of Every Decade for a Century
Montopolis goes multimedia and transtemporal in live concert
"...performed live by composer Justin Sherburn and his all-star Montopolis outfit...."

Jan. 11, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Neighbors With and Without Homes Collide at Roy Guerrero Park
“But then where?”
"...early June, as Southeast Austin residents gathered at the Montopolis Recreation and Community Center to discuss their concerns about..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Council Watch
City Council members award themselves a raise; neighborhood residents protest looser rules governing backyard cottages; and the council approves a convention center parking lot on property whose owner doesn't want to sell.
"...Making Plans for Montopolis..."

May 19, 2000 News Column by Kevin Fullerton

APD Needs More Officers Like Lynch
"...see, I live about a block from the notorious Montopolis crack house on Short Kemp. While I never met..."

Aug. 26, 2012 Postmarks

A Whole New Ball Game
Stakeholders say Colorado River Park can serve a lot of different needs.
"...such preservationist impulses. At a mid-November meeting at the Montopolis Recreation Center, the second of three planning sessions designed..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Dan Oko

The City Forced Their Church's Expensive Demolition
Now the appraisal district wants $100,000
"...named pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Montopolis in 1971, the church was in financial trouble –..."

Feb. 24, 2023 News Feature by Abe Asher

City Council Gets Some Breathing Room on the Budget
Austin bounced back from COVID with what City Manager Spencer Cronk called “spectacular economic growth.” How spectacular?
"...Austin employees took center stage July 15 at the Montopolis Recreation and Community Center in Southeast Austin as their..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: The New Industrial Revolution?
Is Mayor Adler our Teddy Roosevelt?
"...The new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center will be a joint use..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Reporting Needs To Be More In-Depth
"...on the proposed apartment complex and was very disappointed [“Montopolis Battle Lines,” News, Oct. 26]. Nowhere in the story..."

Oct. 30, 2012 Postmarks

Job Training: Boon or Bust?
"...But Montopolis resident Susana Almanza doesn't believe that job training programs..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature

Tamaladas y Posadas
Mexican Christmas Traditions Alive and Well in Austin
"...candlelight procession from the Fairway Village Apartments to the Montopolis Recreation Center. The children from the apartment community participated..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Growing Program Creates Green Jobs, Maintains Underserved Parks
Building a sustainable future
"...A morning chorus of chainsaws greets the day at Montopolis Neighborhood Park in East Austin. A seven-member Austin Civilian..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature by Hannah Uebele

Housing Casts Shadows on Council's Preelection Agenda
The home stretch
" votes on the Kemp Street zoning case in Montopolis that we reported on last week, but after neighbors..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...Montopolis: The Living Coast..."

June 5, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Cactus Rose Supporters Ask for Delay on Rezoning
Mobile home residents to be dislocated for market-rate apartments and retail complex
"...filed the application last year, wants to rezone the Montopolis property where the Cactus Rose Mobile Home Park currently..."

June 17, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

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