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Roy Butler, 1926-2009
Two former mayors die within two days
", Thursday, Nov. 19, at the LBJ Library, for Roy Butler, Austin's mayor from 1971 to 1975. Butler, a..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature

City Council: Butler Honors and Charter Foresight
Council on the trail to honor the Butlers and revise the charter
"...Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail the "Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail." Providing a history lesson..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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
" pad is one step closer to its long-awaited Butler Shores Park homecoming, following City Council's unanimous approval of..."

May 28, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Public Notice: Echoes of History
From the 23rd Street Mural to the Police Academy, in only 50 years
"..."hippie mayor," Jeff Friedman, had just been elected, succeeding Roy Butler, an icon of the right-wing establishment; that put..."

March 31, 2023 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Chain Reaction
Downtown construction projects raise fears that Austin will lose its charm.
"...due in large measure to two people: former mayor Roy Butler, who sold off a bunch of his property..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Sharpening Teeth
Remedial dentistry in order for Police Monitor
"...the words of retiring CRP chair and former mayor Roy Butler, "get some teeth." As things stand now, the..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Column by Michael King

The Luv Doc: Juke, Bob, Weave, and Sidestep
Not even Obama has good enough Obamacare to run that gauntlet
"...official name of the trail is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. It's named after former Austin mayor/car..."

Nov. 17, 2023 Column by The Luv Doc

Cop Watch
With two months to go, the Austin police oversight focus group starts finalizing its recommendations for auditing internal APDinvestigations.
"," said former Austin mayor and focus group member Roy Butler. Some members feel that if APD strengthened its..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Daily Hustle: 2/1/11
Troubled waters at utility?
"...opening of new public safety training facilities, namely the Roy Butler Building. Take it away, press release:..."

Feb. 1, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Improving Safety and Access on the Lakeside Hike and Bike
Caring for the trail
"...With around 4.5 million yearly visits, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail offers many Austinites a relaxing escape..."

March 26, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

One Family Won't Abandon Ship: The Last Holdout
"...According to Riojas, real estate developer Roy Butler has been trying to do just that for..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Feature

Mayor's Race Contribution & Expenditure Reports
"...$500; Dripping Springs builder John Talbot, $500; Landscape designer Roy Bechtol, $500; former mayor Roy Butler, $500; Jack Holford,..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature

Night Bikes: First Step to 24-Hour Trails?
Council approves overnight bike use of city trails
" long as they stick to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, the Johnson Creek Trail,..."

March 1, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Top 9 Final Exits
"...1) ROY BUTLER The former mayor engaged his city until the..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Feature

APD Chief Says Farewell
Afghanistan-bound Stan Knee given an Austin send-off
"...Cathy Ellison, a host of neighborhood leaders, former Mayor Roy Butler, and many others. Introduced by Cornerstone pastor Rick..."

May 26, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

The Roots of the Left
The South Texas (Nuclear) Project isn't quite lost -- too bad.
"...Austin in the first place. Seven years earlier, then-Mayor Roy Butler and city electric officials had basically begged Houston..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Much of Zilker Park Can Austin Return to Nature?
Balancing ecological preservation and the human element in city's Zilker Park Vision Plan
" within the park that would also connect the Butler (lakeside) and Violet Crown (greenbelt) trails, and a shared..."

Oct. 29, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

How to Get to and From ACL Festival
Free shuttles, pricey rideshares, and more
"...ACL Festival website recommends taking the scenic Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Hike-and-Bike Trail to get to and..."

Oct. 4, 2023 Music Post by Oscar Rodriguez

Fungus Remains Defiant
"...calming measures as restricting scooters from the Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail, but the fungus remains..."

March 29, 2019 Postmarks

New Data and Rules for Dockless Scooters
Open data on 2 million dockless trips, plus new rules for riding on trails
"...Creek Trails, as well as on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and the Boardwalk along..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Five Austin Activities for the Whole Family
Got a house full of guests this holiday? Here’s how to entertain ’em.
"...on a scooter – hop on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail for a stunning view..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

Community Gardens to Fulfill Your Secret Farmer Fantasy
Local veggie spots and how to get a plot of your own
"...Deep Eddy Community Garden Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail Founded in 1983, the..."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Melanie Laporte

City Hall Hustle: The Mystery of the Mayor's Desk
Wherein many questions are asked ... and zilch are answered
"...campaigns of everyone in here – every mayor from Roy Butler, back in the Seven­ties, to Will Wynn, has..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Halloween Masks
Everyone had a role to play, and some performed better than others
"...Although CRP chair and former mayor Roy Butler lamented the panel's lack of enforcement power, some..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Jesus Garza goes out on top, but not necessarily to universal acclaim.
" conference, including Davidson, former mayors Bruce Todd and Roy Butler, and former U.S. Rep. J.J. "Jake" Pickle. "There..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The city's new police review panel isn't as apolitical as it was supposed to be.
"...-- Dr. Sterling Lands II, Celia Israel, Robert Mendoza, Roy Butler, Ashton Cumberbatch Jr., Tony Diaz, and Flynn Lee..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Voter Turnout Timeline
"...first to feature a direct mayoral race (won by Roy Butler), had the highest turnout on record -- 57%..."

June 25, 1999 News Feature

The Gift of Giving
Contribution & Expenditure Reports: July-December, '95
"...Notable Contributors: Former Austin mayor and current beer distributor Roy Butler of Capitol Beverage, $250; Shannon Ratliff, McGinnis, Lochridge,..."

Feb. 2, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

The Joy of Bicycling in Austin
A one-person sociological study of springtime biking where every ride is his favorite
"...the heaviest bike on planet Earth – a 1960s Royal De Luxe three-speed that's so classically Dutch it looks..."

April 21, 2023 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

News from Austin, Texas, and beyond
"...Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail after Ann and Roy Butler, and more. Council meets again next week, Nov...."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature

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