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Thinking Through Disc Golf and City Parks
"...which included 25 acres to be zoned for housing and general office-mix use. Now the city of Austin Parks..."

Oct. 6, 2010 Postmarks

Then There's This: Pool Plan Panned and Lauded
Council to consider grounds for improving Barton Springs
" panels is better than the much more elaborate and expensive plan that was initially kicked around...."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

City Budget: More Cuts and Hikes on the Way
Austin Energy, Austin Water both proposing fee increases
"...helping close a nearly $10 million gap between revenues and expenditures in the city's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget...."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Fire Relief and Threat Become Daily Occurrences
Burn bans are now a fact of life
"...Central Texas firefighters brace for another outbreak of blazes and fire victims continue their day-to-day struggle. Here's a brief..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Anne Harris

Can MACC and 70 Rainey Coexist?
Will the development of the Rainey Street District squeeze the MACC?
"...existence might be in jeopardy, given the lack of parkland designation for the museum complex, which would protect it..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Public Notice: And on the Seventh Day ...
City planning never stops
"...budget last month (see "Follow the Money," Oct. 23), and then last week dealt with some major hot-button issues..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Which Way Will Austin Swing? Ninth Inning, 3 and 2
Home By the River
"...Colorado River Park. But while supporters - including Reynolds and Mayor Bruce Todd - have hailed the stadium as..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

Council: Coyotes, Garages, and Manure
Old zoning cases never die; they just reincarnate as amendments
"...various pieces of the Champion Tracts since the mid-Nineties, and this latest variation – concerning Tract 3 of the..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...
Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget
"...of work around a midday meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee. They're scheduled for Friday as well, although..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Of Public Power and Inside Chess
Council takes up the MACC, TXI, etc.
"...week's City Council subject most likely to generate public sparks is a triplet: Items 24, 25, and 26. All..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Hike-and-Bike Trail Bait and Switch
"...Dear Editor, An ideal opportunity to run the hike-and-bike trail along the river just east of I-35 is..."

July 25, 2007 Postmarks

Public Notice: Live and In Person!
The Austin Music Awards presentation is comin’ at ya
"...The pandemic can't stop us. The historic ice storm? See below..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Threat to NEA Funding and Austin
How would the proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts hit Austin? Hard.
"...Endowment for the Arts has supplied money to artists and organizations all over the U.S., the Texan art scene..."

April 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Katarina Brown

A Drag Tribute, Eclipse Events Galore, and More Local Happenings
Get your glasses and find your totality
"...I’ve analyzed the projections and looked at all the research: My conclusion is rock..."

April 5, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Pocket Parks Popping Up All Over Town
Miniparks stake out green space in a crowded city
"...Austin, is part of an encouraging trend by the Parks & Recreation Department to open new "pocket parks" in..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Who Will Preside Over Parks?
Austin Parks and Rec searches for a visionary new director
"...Austin's national search for a new director for our Parks & Recreation Department has been extended to mid-July, to..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by James Scott Bankston

'Service Reductions' and 'Unmet Needs'
What the numbers show
"...Each General Fund department was asked to propose potential cuts to departmental budgets..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
" Be prepared by getting reacquainted with these springs and natural pools. Ignore them at your own risk...."

May 17, 2019 Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Downtown Puzzle: Waller Creek’s Chain of Parks
What’s happened already with the ambitious park and trail project, and what might happen next
"...The Waller Creek park and trail project stretches from 15th Street to Lady Bird..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Texas Parks in Harm's Way
New report sounds alarm that Texas parks are being financially starved, warns that many of the state's open spaces and parks are under immediate threat
"...from our daily routines, to seek peace of mind and reconnect with nature – whether at Austin's Barton Springs..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Parks Board Supports Shrinking Off-Leash Area
Suggested plan would require new Downtown housing to provide dog play areas
"...park's off-leash dog area won the approval of the Parks and Recreation Board Tuesday night. The board voted 5-1..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Improving Safety and Access on the Lakeside Hike and Bike
Caring for the trail
"...With around 4.5 million yearly visits, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail offers many Austinites a relaxing..."

March 26, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

'Chronicle' Endorsements and Election Info
Our recommendations for the Nov. 8 election
"...board's endorsements for the Nov. 8 state constitutional amendments and Travis County bond proposition elections, for which early voting..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature

Will Lege Rescue Starving State Parks?
Legislators claim help is on way for suffering parks system
"...last in per-capita spending on our state park system, and it shows. More than 70 staff positions were eliminated..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Council: Knocked Down and Drug Out
City Council, on into the 12th round
"...the meeting everyone involved deserved a good breather – and maybe a Friday morning yoga session. There were plenty..."

May 18, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Crosstalk: EQ Austin Hosts Discussions on Creative Hubs, and More Music News
Global Jazz World Jam relaunches, plus Jimmy Buffett's ATX connection
"...incubators." The city funding homes in on three Austin Parks & Recreation Department-run facilities, which could potentially be revamped..."

Sept. 8, 2023 Music Column by Genevieve Wood

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
"...Click! The Houston and Texas Central Railroad depot, bringing the Iron Horse to..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

APD Cracks Down on Spillway Swimmers and Dogs
APD began enforces ban on swimming and off-leash dogs at the spillway, after years of turning a blind eye
"...the Barton Springs spillway with his two dogs, Ranger and Skip-Bo, on Friday, Aug. 1, he was surprised to..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Clear-Cutting at Parks & Rec
Budget Pruning Kills Horticulture Unit
"...over a mulch pail, scooping out the rich peat and bark onto the base of one of Congress Avenue's..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
"...Gus Garcia. He has a long list of accomplishments and a lot of people know it, but somehow the..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

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