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City of the Dead
Journeying through the graves of Austin's oldest cemetery
"...I see you standing on the other side...."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Summer Free Lunch Program
Jorge Zapata, supervisor of the Austin PARD's summer free-lunch program, is serious about outreach. He wants the parents of all Austin school kids who qualify for reduced-price or free lunches to know their kids are welcome at the 55 PARD summer free-lunch sites around the city.
"...Austin Parks & Recreation Department..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

The Lewis File
Park Police personnel record casts a harsh light on small law enforcement agencies
"...January 24, 2005, Warren Struss, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, wrote a three-paragraph memo to Darryl..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The West Austin Park, for years an unofficial off-leash "dog park" for neighborhood residents, gets an unexpected makeover into a T-ball field.
"...up in arms over a decision by the city Parks and Recreation Dept. (PARD) to turn the park into..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City's Urban Ag Effort Struggles to Take Root
Bureaucracy may be reason for program's stunted growth
"...at the potential impact of the local food economy and its importance, Council Member Laura Morrison picked up on..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

You Can't Touch This
The budget battles, Round 2: Citizens rally to save community services
"...her proposed fiscal 2004 Austin city budget. By this standard, the Aug. 14 budget hearing on community services --..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: No Picnic for PARD
Parks & Recreation downsizes, shedding functions that perhaps it never should have had.
"...Austin loves its parks, and consequently Austin loves its Parks and Recreation Department...."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

First-Ever Comprehensive Plan Looks at Zilker's Future
The Zilker Park Vision Plan starts rolling
"...Last Tuesday, June 29, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department hosted its first community meeting to..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Commercial Use of Dedicated Parkland Again Under Review
The city program that charges for classes in parks gets its six-month review
"...The city's Parks and Recreation Department is holding a public input meeting..."

June 15, 2012 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Common Ground on the Colorado
The new Eastside Colorado River Park begins to take shape.
"...ground creates community," says Ted Siff of the Austin Parks Foundation, who has been helping marshal the latest efforts..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

A Whole New Ball Game
Stakeholders say Colorado River Park can serve a lot of different needs.
"...River from David Moriaty's porch makes it easy to understand why he has spent the past 20 years lobbying..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Dan Oko

What's Up With Hancock Golf Course? Good Question.
Parks and Rec considers turning golf course into parkland
"...Golf Course on the Block?," Oct. 28), the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has undertaken a "Community Engagement Process..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Poison in the Park
Plants and trees in Stacy Park began to die after a Parks and Rec volunteer sprayed herbicide
"...neighbors say they don't know is why the city's Parks and Recreation Depart­ment would agree to allow White, as..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Nov. 18-23
"...For more details and events, see Community Listings. Thursday18..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Column

Wild, Wild Wildlife
Texas Parks & Wildlife's Andy Sansom
"...photograph by Alan Pogue Andy Sansom must long for some peace and quiet. Since..."

May 9, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Election Results: Austin Can Save Itself, Thanks
Pro-policing GOP-aligned campaigners crash into city’s fiscal reality on Election Day
"...police hiring binge (an increase in the Austin Police Department budget, already at historically high levels, of 10-25%, which..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Council Backs Parkland Preservation in Vote for New Dougherty Arts Center Site
Austin's oldest community arts venue would relocate to new facility in Butler Shores' southeast corner
"...Council approved the DAC's relocation to the nearby city-owned parkland, a high-profile site off of Lady Bird Lake that..."

May 28, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Pease Out
New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups
"...At a Nov. 18 public meeting, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department rolled out a City Council-approved program..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

New 'Action' Park Rolls Closer to Reality
Skaters, BMXers collaborate on new digs
"...School District's House Park Athletics Facility at Shoal Creek and 12th, there's an abandoned tennis court with a few..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Planting a Place in the Shade
Volunteers help Pease Park turn new leaf
"..."is being loved to death." Heavy use by hikers and runners, disc golf and volleyball players, dog owners in..."

Nov. 12, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Developing Stories: The Norwood Posse Wants You!
Travis Heights neighbors have revived the Norwood House restoration effort – are they too late?
"...hill by the dog park, just west of I-35, and you'll notice a derelict, boarded-up old house surrounded by..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Eastside Vibes: Come Experience the Culture
Celebrations, food joints, & moves to make on the Eastside this summer
"...east of Highway 35 – a place where African-Americans and Mexican-Americans were once forced to live. Austin’s Black and..."

May 24, 2017 Chronolog Post by Montinique Monroe

The Secret's Out
City bans Eastside tubes & swimmers
"...And in its sinking – following the nautical tradition established..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Open House Meeting for Town Lake Park Master Plan
The first in a series of public meetings
"...Austin's Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public open house..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Developing Stories
Two city boards and commissions take opposing stands on corridor preservation
"...Two city boards and commissions have taken opposing stands on Capitol View Corridor..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The One-Man Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Park Conspiracy
“Do you see it? Cuz if you don’t, then I’m crazy.”
"...Chronicle’s gravel parking lot just as the paper’s founder and publisher, Nick Barbaro, exited his dog-shaped station wagon. With..."

Dec. 23, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The New Republic
The Downtown square will get a face-lift and new management
"...or lunch at an on-site concession building, wash their hands in a new restroom, enjoy their repast gazing over..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Auditorium Shores: The Next Millennium?
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on hand
"...Austin. This week featured an informal Tuesday afternoon "meet and greet" with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Developing Stories
Getting back to our Wooldridge Square roots
"...of Austin. Like its remaining historic sisters Republic Square and Brush Square, Wooldridge Square has a way to go..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...perfectly clear: I oppose HJR 6. It is unnecessary and doesn't even do the one thing that its supporters..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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