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Vision of a New Republic
Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square
"...was determined to focus attention on the historic downtown parks (Republic Square, Wooldridge Park, and Brush Square). "That's when..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

This Is Your City Budget
More police, vanishing grants, rising costs, and ... Jazzercise?
"...manager's proposed budget – that annual assessment of local revenues and expenses, timed to coincide with the city of Austin's..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

... Until Your Pool Runs Dry
Austin's swimming pools are leaking – and that may be the least of PARD's problems
"...On April 24, Parks and Recreation Depart­ment Director Sara Hensley issued a foreboding..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Town Lake Variance Shuffle
The hike-and-bike trail, questionable developer tactics, and a potential windfall for urban parks all flow together on East Riverside Drive
"...the water – is pointing up some fascinating twists and turns, as well as loopholes and inequities, in the..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Bikes in the Mud
Parks & Rec cancels, then delays, Cyclo-cross event
"...competition that thrives on bad weather, including mud, sleet, and snow. So there was little surprise that participants were..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Developing Stories: May's Plan-a-Thon
Public meetings on Downtown plans produce mixed – or uncertain – results
"...On the urban design, master planning, and parks circuit, May has been a public-meetings whirl –..."

May 29, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Public Notice: 'Tis the Season
Tailgaters and fundraisers: It must be fall
"...that means a heavy dose of UT football (men's and women's; see "Soccer Watch"), and candidate fundraisers and forums..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Dedicated to the Ones They Love
Dedicated nonprofits become more strategic about sponsorships
"...Dedicated nonprofits like the Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Public Library Foundation aren't intended..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Clowns to the Left of Us, Jokers to the Right
The overwhelming hubris and audacity of Uber continues
"...few of my favorite topics today: the overwhelming hubris and audacity of Uber, and the unholy alliance between charter..."

June 10, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Musical Chairs
Re-shuffling the Deck at the City's Enviro Department
"...we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing: And a wonderful method it can be for creating the..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

News Ticker: April 23
All the news that's fit to blog
"...history lesson, Larry Klayman goes on a witch hunt, and John Carona has some labor pains. Responsibility is on..."

April 23, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction
"...a few of us held back in the lobby and continued conversations we'd been having all the way through...."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era
With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint
"...It's 2pm, broad daylight, and a young man with a bandanna masking his face..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Naked City
With plans for the Colorado River Park nearly complete, a process that looked ugly at its outset has produced a blueprint that nearly everyone can live with.
"...process that looked to be filled with interminable wrangling and name calling at its outset has evolved under the..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Plugging the Eastside Leaks
PARD looks for solutions to keep Mabel Davis and Metz pools open
"...Tuesday that they believe the pools can be repaired and opened for summer...."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

The Daily Hustle: 10/26/10
Sussing out a so-so agenda
"...But when nearly half your zoning items are postponed, and items from council are barely more interesting than parade..."

Oct. 26, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Kids Summer Fun Guide
Austin Pard and Public Libraries
"...offerings of camps, carnivals, socials, dances, sports, classes, tournaments, and clubs are so immense that we could take up..."

May 5, 2000 Features Feature

Austin City Limits Goes One Louder
Council considers doubling ACL, plus C3 eyes Auditorium Shores
"...will be musing that at this week's regular session, and may instruct City Manager Marc Ott to start the..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Par For the Course [Updated]
Smoking while golfing kept controversy putting along
" approval to a ban on smoking in city parks, basically excluding golf courses. But a comedy of errors..."

Dec. 20, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Town Lake Setback Variances Non-Starters for Martinez, Leffingwell
CMs already against variance request coming before boards and commissions starting tonight.
"...Lake begin to wind their way through the board and commissions system, City Council members are taking preemptive measures..."

Aug. 28, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Farmers Market Report: June 8-9, 2013
Seasons overlap: strawberries and blackberries at the same time!
"...The summer fruits and vegetables are arriving, yet there are a few remnants..."

June 7, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Council Gives Green Light to Convention Center, Scooter Riders
May 23 meeting tackles "Downtown puzzle," "micro-mobility"
"...up what Mayor Steve Adler called a “pretty hard and big May” yesterday (May 23) with unanimous votes on..."

May 24, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

No Trail of Lights
City announces Zilker Tree Holiday Festival instead of traditional illuminated promenade
"...Lights (complete with massive electricity bill) at Zilker Park and charge up to $5 a head; b) no Trail..."

Nov. 12, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: No Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2016
Fun Fun Fun Fest won't happen this year and here's the exclusive on why
"...Armstrong, whose company gained ownership of the FFF Fest brand as a debtor's asset when Stratus acquired former partner..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

City Kiboshes Cycle Championship Because of Rain
Update: Did Lance Armstrong save the day?
"...In another one for the "You know it's cold and wet in Winter, right?" files, this morning the city..."

Jan. 11, 2015 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Changes in Store for Duncan/BMX Park
BMX riders meet with Parks and Rec
"...Last Thursday, two BMX riders – Mike Esparza and Todd Wood, who were instrumental in the 22-year development..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Decision Reached on Fate of Oakwood Cemetery's Unidentified Graves
City will exhume and re-inter 25 bodies discovered in former "colored grounds"
"...The city's Parks and Recreation Department reached a final decision regarding the..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Montinique Monroe

Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?
Out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of city planning drama... CodeWHAT?
" we move out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of the ongoing city planning..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: 'Tis the Season
Parties nightly, and events in pairs
"...five nights, celebrating a range of great local service and advocacy groups...."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Contemporary Austin Goings & Comings
Judith Sims retires, Deming sculpture Mystic Raven returns
"...Gloria Art Museum to the Austin Museum of Art, and that was in 1992. Now, 44 years after signing..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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