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Is Lady Bird Lake for Sale?
"...rowing on the lake or cruising on the underutilized north and east sides of the hike-and-bike trail. The signposts..."

July 20, 2008 Postmarks

Fantastic Journey
Alejandro Escovedo comes full circle
"...latter-day "Surf's Up." The surfers "crawl up on the shore, roll in the mud and the clay," and behind..."

June 20, 2008 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

The Uneasy Death of Riad Hamad
Investigation continues in the mysterious death of an Austin peace activist
"...found Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot off South Lakeshore Boulevard, on the south side of Lady Bird Lake...."

May 9, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...handful of sand and gravel mines that abut the shore and the waterfront homeowners who'd removed natural forest fringe..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...filed to block the planned Wal-Mart at the former Northcross mall; the Allandale Neighborhood Association executive committee voted Monday..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature

The Hightower Report
Vacation on Warming Island; and A Chocolate Mess
"...bored with the same old trips, whether to the shore or to some exotic tropical island. Been there, done..."

May 25, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
More Corporate War Against Workers; and Slamming the Door on Iraqi Refugees
"...The Chicken Littles are crying that if all new North American Free Trade Agreement-style trade deals are required to..."

May 11, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Developing Stories: Town Lake Trail - Closing the Gap
Town Lake Trail takes aerobic sprint toward reality
"...loop from MoPac to Longhorn Dam, connecting the river's north and south shores – is taking an aerobic sprint..."

April 27, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Day Trips
The year of 2006 was a dry one for day-trippers
"...playground for Austin was at a 42-year low. The shoreline was 25 feet below its average level. The all-time..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Event Menu
Texas Wine Month wraps; chili cook-offs are just heating up
"...(365-8380; www.texaswinerytours.com). The bus will depart from Central Market North and travel to Texas Hills Vineyards and the Fredericksburg..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Food Column

Rock & Roll Books
Summer reading
"...company of mostly blonde, white girl singers – Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney – that accompanied..."

June 2, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...cars, but part of the wide sidewalk on the north side of Riverside has been removed. That's just great..."

April 7, 2006 Column

Dreaming of Buffalo
Prairie preservationists want to turn Austin's eyes – and energies – eastward
"...considers the tallgrass prairie the most endangered ecosystem in North America; groups including Defenders of Wildlife and the World..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Happy Trails to All at Austin Confab
National Trails Symposium comes to Convention Center
"...challenges remain. Even though efforts are being made to shore up the Shoal Creek Trail and work is getting..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Dan Oko

Best Water Boys
Run-Tex
"...locations. There's the familiar flatbed truck stand on the north end of the MoPac pedestrian bridge, and there's the..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Summer Fun
Oh, Galveston
"...SEAWOLF PARK To the north of the harbor, across a bridge to Pelican Island,..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

A Different Shade of Green for Temple-Inland
The firm -- and the mayor -- suggest economic growth merits waiving SOS.
"...the aquifer -- on South MoPac near Barton Skyway, north of Barton Creek Square Mall -- by another 200,000..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Down South Jukin'
The South rises again even if Southern rockers deny it.
"...Hoo-wee, boy! It shore has been a banner year for rednecks...."

Oct. 17, 2003 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Fast, Fresh, Portable, Affordable
Hello, hungry traveler. Welcome to the land of the breakfast taco!
"...in local restaurants, a large immigrant population from the northern states of Mexico, where flour tortillas, dairy products, and..."

March 14, 2003 Food Feature

Maurice Pierce: A Free Man
"...the infamous slaying of four teenage girls at a North Austin I Can't Believe It's Yogurt! shop. In 2001,..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Shadows Over Bergstrom
The economic and security changes of the last two years set off ripples at Bergstrom Airport.
"...bankruptcy and watch the business-travel market collapse. It must shore up local revenues that are down one-third since the..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

TCB
More on the Antone's merger, the noise ordinance, and finally, Abra Moore.
"...a new home base, so jam-friendly bookings may help shore up the bottom line at Antone's until the blues..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

More Than a ZIP Code
In the exhibition "Road to 78704," artists Jill Alo and Tina Weitz pay tribute to the distinctive mood and ambience of South Austin.
"...do is set one foot on Town Lake's southern shore to know that you're a world away from the..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...that's the centerpiece of Zilker Park on the south shore of Town Lake. People call it "The Soul of..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Texas musicians report from NYC and D.C., Nick Cave and others cancel shows, and the Trail of Dead headline a Red Cross benefit at the Mercury
"...(Hogg Auditorium, Sept. 28), the former calling off their North American tour, and the latter postponing his until at..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

EZ Does It?
The city hopes HUD Empowerment Zones will bring in money for East Austin.
"...tax breaks and other incentives designed, in theory, to shore up the economic body and spirit of East Austin...."

Sept. 14, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Local environmentalists and other activists begin discussing how to respond to the Navy's proposal to use land in South Texas as a bombing range.
"...of Commerce, would create a training ground for bombing, ship-to-shore shelling, and amphibious troop landings on about 222,000 acres..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Day Trips
The venerable, towering National Forests of Texas.
"...the coast and up the eastern seaboard as far north as Virginia. For generations the area helped feed the..."

June 1, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Postmarks
Further Lost Austin fallout and enviro-rhetoric from our readers.
"...River Park that is being developed on the south shore of the Colorado River, east of Pleasant Valley Road...."

Feb. 16, 2001 Column

Signs of Other Times
A photographic guide to some of the markers that still point to parts of Austin that have disappeared.
"...sidewalk on Guadalupe Street. In the 4400 block, just north of the Movie Store and directly in front of..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Feature

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