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Affordability: Everywhere But Here
Council parses contracts, buys CD’s, and postpones housing
"...adjourned at the fairly unheard of hour of 5:30pm, and proceeded with relatively little melodrama. There was the ongoing..."

Aug. 8, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: The Cost of Community
The city budget is where Austin decides how to live
" is the middle of budget season, with the departmental presentations beginning this week, and I've barely managed to..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Michael King

The Revolution Will Not Be Motorized
Will the city create a path to give bicyclists a little respect?
"...are choosing to ride bikes for more than just recreation, and it is becoming very clear that the streets..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...Rosewood Apartments resident Heather Moore is babysitting her niece and nephew Ciara and DeMontre Wilkerson when it's time to..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Top 10 Hits
Proposed Budget Cuts Have Some Singing the Blues
"...season is not marked by greeting cards, supermarket decorations, and beer specials. Instead, dark circles under tired eyes and..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Day Trips
Looking back at 2009, it was a year of drought, change, and some exciting new opportunities for day trippers
" 2009, it was a year of drought, change, and some exciting new opportunities for day-trippers...."

Jan. 1, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 24-27
"...For more details and events, see Community Listings. Thursday24..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature

Day Trips
Rails have been turned to trails at Lake Mineral Wells State Park.
"...Park has it all. A lake with good fishing and a small, sandy beach for swimming take up a..."

June 9, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Raising the Roof
Major donors to the Deep Eddy project
"...the Historic Preservation Plan created by Hannah Swenson Vaughan and Laurie Limbacher, was supported by grants from the Texas..."

June 1, 2007 News Feature by Michael King

A2K Meets 'ACL'
The rise of Charlie Jones, local promoter extraordinaire, ACL Fest main man.
"...set to a widely varying soundtrack, from Ray Charles and Weezer to B.B. King and the Insane Clown Posse...."

Sept. 20, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Run, Max, Run
"...You call Max's difference with Ronney (aka "Ratso") Reynolds and Kirk Watson on the charter amendment for campaign finance..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Column

Day Trips & Beyond: May Travel Roundup
Flowers, birds, and more to spy on spring road trips
"...May flowers are lining the highways and the number of fun events are increasing around the..."

May 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Budget Games
As the economy improves, Council looks toward next year's budget
"...last Tuesday, during a discussion of the Austin Police Department's sudden need for additional forensic analysts. Council members had..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Back to the Drawing Board
Council rejects proposals for the creation of city music and arts departments
"...Council supporters of the Live Music Task Force – and its chief recommendation, creation of a city music department..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
This week's civic duties: Aug. 21-28
" for admission. 8pm. The Lap, 2823 Manor Rd. halvesand[email protected]...."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature

Post Marks
Park and Ride
"...The Austin Parks Foundation endorses and supports Proposition 2 and Proposition 4..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Column

Day Trips
" resource collections ever assembled of the who, what, and where of outdoor recreation in a 100-mile radius of..."

March 7, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

ARC Done a Disservice in PARD Article
"...Editor, I was enjoying the article about Sara Hensley and the Parks & Recreation Department ["Sara Hensley Turns Over..."

July 28, 2009 Postmarks

Happy Trails to All at Austin Confab
National Trails Symposium comes to Convention Center
"...way, you could start at the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail and keep on walking on shady footpaths..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Dan Oko

Austin PARD Skatepark
" an arena where their perceived manhood is tested. And nothing tests a 17-year-old's manhood like seeing a girl..."

April 7, 2000 Features Feature by Inga M. Muscio

Imagining Austin
Austinites begin a new comprehensive plan for the city's future
"...plan that has a profound influence on our generation and the next."..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Day Trips
"...the Sierra Club's Lone Star chapter outlines the scenic and wild spaces that the state is in danger of..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Staff Stands Up
Ott memo to Council says city staff feels “under attack”
"...In an Aug. 31 memorandum to City Council from City Manager Marc Ott, Ott..."

Sept. 1, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The Big Picture Map
A comprehensive map of Town Lake Corridor public and private development projects
"...Parks & Recreation Department list, updated Jan. 5 Additional information..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature

Public Notice
It Only Takes a Spark
"...attend the National Youth Conference at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Here's where you come in. The kids need..."

June 12, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

Diminishing Returns: Budget Cuts Under Future Consideration
"...cuts, both for the originally contemplated 20% annual exemption, and this more modest, "phased-in" exemption. Moreover, not all Council..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

North Central Blues
APD's new North Central Area Command force is bringing community policing to blighted north central neighborhoods
"...A short line of duplexes and fourplexes, each in various states of disrepair, lines John..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Public Notice
Slow-Motion Commotion
"...Baywatch's Kimm Collinsworth Yummy Baywatch hunk and hunkarino Jose Solano (Manny Gutierrez on the show of..."

April 30, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Day Trips
"...million fish every year that go to stocking federal and multi-state waterways from Mississippi to Arizona. Without aquaculture programs..."

July 25, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Makes Me Wanna Shout!
"...look at the last 40 years of British theatre and is pulling out all the stops for it. Titled..."

Oct. 4, 1996 Arts Column

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