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The Starbucks Showdown continues; and readers voice their opinions on last week's Best of Austin issue.
"...enough to have met her a number of times; and Margaret Moser did a fine job of capturing the..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column

Naked City
Austin Youth Hostel gets a reprieve from the city, which agreed not to evict the hostel in exchange for $1,625 in rent a month.
"...Noah, a Ugandan living in Vancouver, stopped by during his two-week holiday..."

Sept. 22, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Chain-Saw Frenzy
Fear of a Springs PARD massacre is about trust as well as trees
"...The city's Parks & Recreation Depart­ment climbed out on a dangerous public..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...state in the nation. These ... exonerations are clear and convincing evidence that our criminal justice system is broken."..."

May 2, 2008 News Feature

Game, Set ... Match?: Tennis Battle Rages
Galindo neighbors want South Austin Park kept as open space
"...Although Austin's Zoning and Platting Commission voted very late Tuesday night – actually..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...South Austin Tennis Center is not a neighborhood park and identified it as a "semantic" distinction, noting that some..."

May 13, 2005 Column

Tug of War
Changing Chamber Funds
"...Austin will now be coordinated by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, rather than by the city's several minority..."

Aug. 6, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...What if they gave a charrette, and nobody knew about it? ... If you missed Tuesday..."

April 16, 1999 News Feature

Election Notes
District 6, mobility fits, and complaints of campaign thrift
"...50. On Oct. 24, Ruiz sent journalists an email demanding Israel spend more money to beat him. He claimed:..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Then There's This: Turf Fight at Auditorium Shores
Dog owners challenge city's plan to shrink off-leash play space
"...behind a national shift toward creating more off-leash dog parks – what the Trust for Public Land has called..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Development Plan Goes Nowhere Fast
Hancock Golf Course plan stokes outrage
" guide to getting Austin residents riled up, the Parks and Recreation Board on Tuesday tackled a proposal to..."

Aug. 30, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

The Daily Hustle: 11/15/10
No time like the present(ation)
"...there be no more than two presentations per meeting, and the one scheduled for Wednesday is a real doozy:..."

Nov. 15, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Former City Forester Charges Harassment, Sex Bias at PARD
Susan Murray alleges her career as Austin's urban forester fell apart after she complained about her boss' conduct.
" of several remarks allegedly made in late 2000 and early 2001 to Susan Murray, the city's former urban..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

"...of the revised Green Water Treatment Plant development proposal and the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, which should arrive in..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature

Hancock Not Up to PAR(D)
The Community Engagement Process has begun
"...The Parks and Recreation Department on Tues­day evening kicked off its..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the state, and beyond
"...a $20 million General Fund shortfall, the city's financial department unveiled $20 million in proposed cuts at a special-called..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature

The Canoe Conundrum
Longtime proprietors of Town Lake's canoe rental franchise get sent up the river without a paddle
"...Hippies, naturalists, and trail-mix munchers, take note: Today, City Council is expected..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

It's a Good Economy, Stupid
Austin Plays Weak Catch-Up in Boom Times
"...time on the road, it is on the road and coming. I tell thee it never retreats, and never..."

Aug. 23, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Your Tax Dollars at Play
The Rosewood Entertainment Center
"...16 bowling lanes, a roller- skating rink, food court, and live performance stage, paid for entirely by the city...."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

The Next New Neighborhood
City and residents plan a sustainable Colony Park
"...Dressed in yellow T-shirts and carrying clipboards, three UT students approached the house on..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Then There's This: Swimming Upstream
Families' access to city pools depends on where they live
"...that municipal swimming pools – once a neighborhood staple and valued community space in most towns – are always..."

June 21, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Then There's This: Showdown at the Springs
Is the pool's south side in need of a makeover?
"...dirt parking lot, a pathway leading to a gate, and a small ticket booth where one gains entry to..."

July 6, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Civics 101
This week's opportunities for public engagement
"...recall the 27th anniversary of the Bhopal, India, disaster and call on the London Olympics to drop its Dow..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Column

Embracing Code Compliance
New director Carl Smart discusses his goals for a more user-friendly department
"...only the second ever director of Austin's Code Compliance Department. The former director of Code Compliance for the city..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Waterloo Disc Golf Club Very Dissatisfied With the City
"...Austin. It’s a story of broken promises, backroom decisions, and an emerging policy of converting parkland to preserves. Early..."

April 5, 2011 Postmarks

Nothing Less Than Magical
Veterans of the Zilker Summer Musical recall enchantment on the hillside
"...least two things: It'll be hotter than Beelzebub's armpit, and there will be a musical you can see for..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

We Don't Need No Stinkin' De-Icer
City trumpets response to the great storm of aught-7
"...from the city trumpets their response to the storm and all its subsequent mayhem. Here's some highlights: "City of..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...into the Iraqi desert, rolled onto its bristly back, and died." –'s Andrew O'Hehir Headlines• Get your tissues..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Bottom of the Budget Barrel
City Hall scraped to the bone; now it cuts into it.
"...The third and final episode of "Budget: How Low Can You Go?"..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Liquid Proposition
Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands are few and far between: can they do the job they are meant to do?
"...emblem emblazoned on its side. Dressed in Wrangler jeans and a pale straw cowboy hat, wearing a sizeable mustache..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

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