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The Once and Future Library
New library committed to creating community gathering space
"...home in." In an early October conversation, Austin Public Library Director Brenda Branch was summarizing the goal that planners..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Library Cuts Run Deeper Than They Appear
Public schools, libraries, and even the attorney general could lose access to services
"...Budget Board adopts an alternate recommendation from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission – the next state budget..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Campus Hacks: Texas State University
Learn the (Texas) state of all things university with these hacks
"...and San Antonio only a stone’s throw away, Texas State University offers students a unique backdrop for their college..."

Aug. 23, 2017 Chronolog Post by May Olvera

Connor Clegg Impeached at Texas State
A student government showdown in San Marcos
"...Texas State’s student government voted to impeach Student Body President Connor..."

April 17, 2018 News Post by Austin Sanders

State Supremes Consider Bag Ban
Laredo law banning single-use bags goes to court
"...Appeals, on the grounds that the ban violated a state law pre-empting such local ordinances passed for "solid-waste purposes."..."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

The Growing State of Downtown
Downtown Austin Alliance releases status report on development
"...Future of Downtown held Tuesday afternoon at the Central Library, the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) presented its first ever..."

April 30, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...The TIF is often called a "telephone tax," which understates its significance. Imagine if the state's big energy and..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Library Fails to Carry
Commission Votes for Local Over Regional
"...turned out to speak their minds at last month's Library Commission hearing. One after another they lined up to..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Walter Cole

Top 8 Reasons to Vote for a New Main Library
"..."$90 million for constructing and equipping a new central library facility," as part of the city of Austin Bond..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Booking Austin's Library Future
City hopes new Central Library will be global trailblazer
"...9, the physical foundations were laid for Austin Public Library's future, a seven-story, riverfront Central Library that the city..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Central Library Project Update
Price tag at three times that of City Hall.
"...the city's list of potential bond projects, the central library was the biggest, and this week the Bond Election..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Library: More Working Room
For a change, the libraries get a little more money
"...In the last few recessionary years, the Austin Public Library (like Parks and Rec) was among the first departments..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Top 10 State Stories
"...would take another couple of electoral cycles, but somehow state Democrats made three straight elections of gains, taking 74..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Fine Print of Library Construction
City bond money comes into play
"...Chatter surrounded construction of a new central library at last week's development-heavy meeting of the City Council...."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Paramount and State Theatres: Archives to UT
Some 3,000 items – from playbills and posters to contracts and correspondence – from the Paramount and State theatres are being donated to the UT Fine Arts Library
"...to contracts and correspondence – from the Paramount and State theatres. These items of the two theatres' business dealings..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Cheese Library
Virginia B. Wood checks out the cheese library.
"...recipes and a must-have for any serious culinary reference library...."

Oct. 18, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Council Wrap: State of the City
Austin maintains its relative sanity
"...dais. Saturday evening featured Mayor Steve Adler's third annual "State of the City" oration, focused primarily on welcoming but..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Beside the Point: A Vegetative State
The City Council tries to move the budget beyond meat and potatoes
"...Showing that Statesman flames wouldn't drive them out of the kitchen, council..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Culinary Library
Worthwhile gift choices from Santa's book bag
"...well as at regular sold-out cooking classes around the state. This lovely new volume features dishes known to delight..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Living Library
Grassroots historians team up with local agencies to bring past and future history to light
"...the Texas Past pairs groups of graduate students with state historic sites (such as the Jourdan-Bachmann Pioneer Farm in..."

July 4, 2003 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

The Culinary Library
Worthwhile gift choices from Santa's book bag
"...way through the incredible recipes, you'll reach that Zen-like state of total enlightenment...."

Dec. 13, 2002 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Art of the State '98
Art & Theatre to See Around Texas This Summer
"...Windows of Remembrance at Josef and Edith Mincberg Gallery,..."

May 29, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art of the State
Art:
"...FINE ARTS, HOUSTON presents "Masterpieces From the Pierpoint Morgan Library," through January 5; "Masterpieces From the Mr. and Mrs...."

Nov. 22, 1996 Arts Feature

Who Owns the Legislature’s Archives?
State Library Sunset bill lets lawmakers hold the keys
"...Stan Lambert, R-Abilene) is the reauthorization of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, following the agency's Sunset review...."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

W.'s Paper Chase
Bush attempts to have his state papers declared federal property.
"...U.S. presidential election, a convoy of trucks left the state Capitol complex in Austin. The trucks were on a..."

Sept. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Austin's Active Shelf Life
Can Our Public Library Keep Up the Pace?
"...As American urbanites, we expect a public library at our disposal, just as we expect streetlights and..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
"...of Austin or Texas libraries. (I went from the State Library, to the Texas Library Association, to the city..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

From Baby Beef to Beyond
Rodeo Austin mooooves into the history books with its own history book.
"...To commemorate their place in the pantheon of Texas state/county fair culture, the group has released a book. Here's..."

April 19, 2012 Books Post by Kate X Messer

Closing Open Records
Rick Perry and George W. Bush treat open records law as an obstacle to be gotten around, not a cornerstone of democracy.
"...governor tried to help the new president keep his state papers out of the hands of journalists and scholars...."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Find fall foliage in Texas and stop and smell the roses
"...It’s time for pumpkin-spiced October events all over the state and beyond...."

Oct. 3, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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