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Little Hotel on the Prairie
Proposed hotel and golf course would be constructed on city-owned parkland.
"...Around the Central Texas landscape, where there is water, there is power. Electric power,..."

March 24, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Homeless Campground: South Austin Dilemma
Larger issue still unaddressed
"...of homeless Austinites camping on 18.2 acres of undeveloped land in South Austin were forced to find another place..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Council Preview: Only Reconnect
Agenda weighed down with zoning
"...Energy board of directors (remember that argument?), with a handful of briefings on the agenda and perhaps even a..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

City Deflates Tube Business After Blowup
Code Compliance shuts down Eastside Tubes' walkway
"...plan. But last Friday, Code Compliance visited the property and determined the walkway down to the Colorado River had..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Developing Stories: Private Projects, Public Benefits
Could developers become Austin's new benefactors?
"...to provide public benefits that go far beyond a handsome facade (as developers long have been expected to do..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Beverly Sheffield, the longtime director of the Parks and Recreation Dept. and a local visionary and civic leader, has died.
"...Austin Aquatics in 1935, went on to run the Parks and Recreation Department until 1973, and stayed active in..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Marshall Frech

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Five more Parks Police officers will be added to the undermanned Parks..."

Sept. 26, 1997 News Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Spring has sprung, and here's 100 ways to celebrate
"...Spring is finally here with warmer temperatures and lots of music festivals, Renaissance festivals, and reasons to..."

April 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...him the prospect of patronizing local businesses, amplifying city and state sales taxes, and other ancillary coffer-filling actions. As..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 10-16
"...city has in store for infrastructure improvements, open space, and land use along this corridor. Call to RSVP. 6-8:30pm...."

March 11, 2011 News Feature

Running the Numbers
The Oct. 14 agenda, from briefings to land swaps
"...Amount of Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and other federal grants ready to be accepted by Austin-Bergstrom..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Plans in Play
The Big Eight
"...help citizens track all the plans, get up-to-date information, and participate in public processes. Toward that end, here's the..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Toby Futrell's Budget
The staff-proposed city budget goes to council, with both breathing and wiggle room
"...City Council, noting that the local economy is improving and that her proposed budget "continues to rebuild our services,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Week "You can say one thing for the governor and legislative leadership – once they latch onto a bad..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature

SwimATX Tackles Lifeguard Shortage
Learn-to-swim program educates Eastside kids on water safety
"...January 2015, when the Aquatics division of the city's Parks and Recreation Department faced down yet another summer of..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Katarina Brown

Disc Golf Face-Off Moves East
Opponents say disc golf would destroy nature preserve
"...Austin battle over public spaces was between disc golfers and the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Now, the golfers..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The New M.O. at City Hall
City Manager Marc Ott opens up on his new job, his new city, and his philosophy of governance
"...his enormous new job: managing 12,000 city employees, 25 departments, and a budget of approximately $2.8 billion. Then in..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Where Are They Now?
The latest on this year's big digs
"...extended by 30 days – the Enchilada Sisters Lydia and Cynthia Pérez had been at an impasse in negotiations..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of the disagreeing voter." -- Federal judges Patrick Higginbotham and Lee Rosenthal, in their opinion upholding the GOP's new..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Give It a Rest
Homeless people still get tickets for public sleeping, even though city law no longer bans it.
"...homeless advocate Richard Troxell set out to answer recently, and he was "flabbergasted" to learn that little has changed..."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...know, when I was raised, I didn't have insurance, and my family did just fine." – Rep. Robert Talton,..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Sparks fly over property tax rate
"...a proposed tax increase, which please few but the grandstanding legislators who pen the proposals and the libertarian cranks..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Forest for the Trees
The Austin Arts Commission has never been a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but this year it seems to have become a big cliché in action, a body so focused on procedure and minutiae and the concerns of the moment that it can't see the forest for the trees. It's compounding the problems in Austin's profoundly flawed public arts funding system and demonstrating just how poorly that process serves not only the city's artists but all its citizens.
"...quibbling over something totally unrelated to the matter at hand, particularly something as trivial as the accuracy of the..."

July 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Merriment & What-Not
Will Eeyore Be Banished From the Hundred Acre Wood?
"...afoul of the grumpy old donkeys who live near and/or manage the Hundred Acre Wood -- Pease Park, on..."

April 11, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Will This Seaholm Intake Plan Take?
Austin eyes a new redesign for the Downtown intake facility
"...Austinites have been considering possibilities for the redesign and reuse of the Seaholm Intake Facility – just below..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Keeping the Golf Division Weird
Hancock neighbors want to keep the golf course open
"...seems to be a growing consensus between city staff and neighbors that the Hancock Golf Course should and will..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

First Generation
The 2011 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...scores of small independent arts companies generating original work and none of the ubiquitous festivals that pack our calendar..."

June 3, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Daily Hustle: 9/14/10
Council makes amends, amendments
"...to trim Austin Energy's funding of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office. While really tinkering around the edges..."

Sept. 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

In Memoriam
Bil Pfuderer, an actor, director, and designer in Austin theatre for 20 years and producer of the Zilker Summer Musical from 1980-1995, died in Canton, Ohio, on June 4
"...the summer musical has passed. Bil Pfuderer, who produced and directed the annual free production in Zilker Park throughout..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
The city's SMARTHousing initiative gets its first concrete proposal for affordable housing, a 55-unit complex for lower-income seniors.
"...does almost everywhere else. But a gift of free land from the city may finally turn things around for..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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