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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

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

Local Roller Derby Community in a Jam Over Extreme Heat
A shade covering could cost more than $100,000
"...eighth in the world), Austin Anarchy, Bat City Rebellion, and Violet Crown Roller Derby, each consisting of between 50..."

Aug. 5, 2022 News Feature by Hannah Uebele

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

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

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

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." – Salon.com'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

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

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

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

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

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
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: December Events Roundup
Texas travel tips from Llano lights to Kerrville craftsmanship
"...Happy holidays to one and all; now get out there and start daytrippin’...."

Nov. 30, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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

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

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

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

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

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

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