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Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Plus dispatches from SandFest, farewell to Gary Oliver, and more
"...It’s time to enjoy the May weather and rediscover two recently restored historic sites, plus lots of..."

May 3, 2024 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Drag Tribute, Eclipse Events Galore, and More Local Happenings
Get your glasses and find your totality
"...I’ve analyzed the projections and looked at all the research: My conclusion is rock..."

April 5, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

T.C. Broadnax Selected as Austin’s Next City Manager
City Council to initiate hiring process next week
"...The search for Austin’s next city manager has come..."

March 29, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Manager Search Down to Two Candidates
Finalists will address public at March 25 forum
"...after City Council fired former City Manager Spencer Cronk and hired Jesús Garza to do the job on an..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Total Solar Eclipse to Draw Crowds of Tourists to Town
The once-in-a-lifetime darkness is coming to Central Texas
"...1:36pm on Monday, April 8, the sun will disappear, and the sky over Austin will go dark...."

March 8, 2024 News Feature by Robyn Ross

PARD Considers the Future of Historic Home on Lady Bird Lake
Travis Heights citizens have fought to get it rehabbed for 40 years
"...brick siding, large windows, hardwood floors, a low-pitched roof, and a pergola raised on pyramidal columns of river rock...."

Feb. 9, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Texas travel news and more
"...February means Mardi Gras parades, Valentine's getaways, and hints of spring..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...from reaching the river in Eagle Pass, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security doubled down last week, sending a..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature

Austin Plans Its First All Abilities Playground on Onion Creek
The right to play
"...creating its first universally accessible playground, geared toward kids and their caregivers with disabilities and special needs. The Austin..."

Jan. 12, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...has concerns about the growing presence of autonomous cars and the city's inability to regulate them due to a..."

Dec. 1, 2023 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...multiple reproductive rights organizations, including Planned Parenthood Texas Votes and Lilith Fund, to launch the Texas Abortion Advocacy Network..."

Nov. 3, 2023 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Musk Slapped With Slander Suit Attorney Mark Bankston is suing Elon Musk for..."

Oct. 6, 2023 News Feature

Environmental Group’s Push to Spare Barton Springs Tree Ain’t Happening, City Says
No, Parks and Rec says
"...that the tree’s fatal fungal infection left her deteriorating and posing a threat to pool visitors, so they would..."

Oct. 4, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

As Austin Grows, Parkland Will Shrink, Per New State Law
PARD is working to draft a new ordinance to comply with the law
"...Austin is supposed to come with a chunk of parkland, and when that’s not possible, developers must pay “parkland..."

Oct. 3, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...from decreased donations while the need at area hospitals and medical centers is at a record high. In order..."

Sept. 15, 2023 News Feature

Crosstalk: EQ Austin Hosts Discussions on Creative Hubs, and More Music News
Global Jazz World Jam relaunches, plus Jimmy Buffett's ATX connection
"...incubators." The city funding homes in on three Austin Parks & Recreation Department-run facilities, which could potentially be revamped..."

Sept. 8, 2023 Music Column by Genevieve Wood

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Catch up on news from around Texas and travel destinations for fall
"...It’s time to get out and try some international food, dance at a music festival,..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Not Vibin' With the Vision
"...Aug. 11 [“Zilker Revamp Plan Dead in the Water(shed)”] and Lina Fisher’s Aug. 18 [“No Plan, No Action on..."

Aug. 24, 2023 Postmarks

The Summer Heat Has Been Brutal, but at Least You Can Swim for Free in These City Pools
City waives pool fees through Sept. 30
" today, just like it was super hot yesterday, and it’s going to be super hot for the next..."

Aug. 10, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
" pass a resolution directing staff to work on Land Development Code amendments that could allow up to three..."

July 14, 2023 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...announced his immigration platform for his 2024 presidential campaign and implied that Donald Trump's plan under-delivered. DeSantis was introduced..."

June 30, 2023 News Feature

Parks Board Recommends Zilker Plan Despite Misinformation-Fueled Outrage
Stakeholders respond to 5,000-seat amphitheater concerns
"...The Zilker Park Vision Plan has cleared its last..."

May 26, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Too Hot to Handle: Seeing more baby felines around the neighborhood? That's likely..."

April 21, 2023 News Feature

Public Notice: Drowning in Paperwork
City’s lifeguard hiring program may be leaking applicants
"...It's that time of year when the city Parks and Recreation Department is traditionally filling the mailboxes and..."

April 14, 2023 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Common Law
Off-leash dogs take over Central Austin park?
"...I live in Central Austin and my kids and I often go to the West..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Column by Luke Ellis

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Nature, history, and more to explore in 2023
"...month starts the yearlong centennial celebration of our state parks; there’s also a Renaissance festival in Kerrville, Lunar New..."

Jan. 4, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Community Advocates Worry Commercial Interests Dominate Zilker Park Vision Plan
Zilker Park or "Park Zilker"?
"...After two years of discussion and stakeholder input, the city's final draft of the Zilker..."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: What’s Public, What’s Private
Power and parks: My conflicting views of privatizing public services and spaces
" I'm going to try to synthesize them here and see if any of you share in my cognitive..."

Dec. 2, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Opinion: Flawed Cemetery Rules Process Violates City Council Resolution and Betrays Public Trust
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is trying to force new rules that could result in the desecration of hundreds of graves
"...vibrant, brilliant 13-year-old niece, Shoshana, died suddenly of myocarditis and was buried in Austin Memorial Park (AMP). While visiting..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Column by Sharon Weintraub

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