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Monrovia, Indiana
Frederick Wiseman's passive observation gets mired in rural life
"...quotidian rhythms of such wildly varied institutions as a state mental hospital (1967’s Titicut Follies), Lord’s Gym in Austin..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Things to Do Downtown During the Texas Tribune Festival
Take a break with these hot spots within walking distance of the Capitol
"...of Austin’s architectural marvels is the recently opened Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez St.). With its sunny atrium,..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

Affordability: Everywhere But Here
Council parses contracts, buys CD’s, and postpones housing
"...The Central Library staff came in for a scolding again: This time..."

Aug. 8, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: April Is the Coolest Month
Council staffs up, swings into committee action
"...a backdrop, Mayor Steve Adler is giving his first State of the City address this Monday, April 13 at..."

April 10, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Civics 101
"...MUSIC FOR KIDS Austin Music Division and Austin Public Library present a six-week summer concert series. This time: Lucas..."

June 29, 2012 News Column

Civics 101
Calendar of civic events, Sept. 22-29
"...DEFENSE PROJECT Celebrate nine years with guest, El Paso state Sen. José Rodrí­guez. 6:30-9pm. Mexican Amer­ican Cultural Cen­ter, 600..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Column

'Completing Communities'
A conversation with Kathie Tovo
"...Kathie Tovo: Educational impact statements – that will be one tool to measure how..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Arrested Development?
Young-at-heart Austin is home to a booming Young Adult literature scene
"...readers and their grownups traveled from all over the state to attend Austin's fledgling event...."

Dec. 24, 2010 Books Feature by Melanie Haupt

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 26-Sept. 2
"...with free museum admission and birthday cake. 9am-5pm. LBJ Library, 721-0200. Free. Saturday28..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature

'Service Reductions' and 'Unmet Needs'
What the numbers show
"...Police 3,391,000 3,382,500 Fire 2,104,000 1,846,500 EMS 674,000 2,496,000 Library 993,000 518,500 Municipal Court 120,000 257,500 Planning & Development..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, May 20-27
" (see; after work, stop by a participating library to grab a snack (for locations: 974-3625 or"

May 21, 2010 News Column

Res Publica
"...STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE HEARING Schools vie this afternoon..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Hustler's Diary
While you were watching your 401(k)
"...spoke to remarks he made at the previous evening's State of the City dinner, where he spoke about "the..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Saying Goodbye to Lady Bird
"...Luci Baines Johnson down the stairs of the LBJ Library, where her mother, Lady Bird Johnson, lay in state..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...development of the Simon Property Group and Endeavor Real Estate Group. Despite some complaints about city subsidies granted the..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

Community Access
The groundbreaking Austin Past and Present archive projects means free museums, movies, music, and more all over town
"...Most of us spend little time in the library, much less in one like the Austin History Center,..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Long Way Home
Considering the art of the map, as inspired by two local exhibitions and a housewarming party
" old friend Sylvia Davis at the Faulk Central Library the other day – I was returning Borges' Ficciones,..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Martin Scorsese needs to keep his mitts off the blues. You need to mark your calendars. I don't need a drink.
"...was speculated by the former at the Austin Public Library Foundation's Texas Tales fundraiser recently to run around naked..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

Changing Places
The new Pickle Elementary School is a crucible of the changing St. Johns neighborhood
"...Johns neighborhood in 2001, which also includes a public library, a health center, a public gym, a police substation,..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Learning One's Letters
Why was Oscar Wilde's 'Letter to Momma' lurking undiscovered in Texas?
"...the letter for a transatlantic journey to the British Library, where it became the acclaimed centerpiece of an exhibit..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Blacks & whites & various Blues
"...McBee to the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library. I am the Wired for Youth Librarian at Carver,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Column

Readers weigh in on the criminality of musicians, the integrity of neighborhoods, and more.
"...cater to the auto and oil industries, the United States will become more and more isolated, socially dysfunctional, environmentally..."

July 6, 2001 Column

The Future's So Bright ...
Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?
"...have earned the school a low-performance rating from the state two years running; lagging TAAS test scores; seemingly endless..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Last week's Summer Smut Issue gets a whuppin' from some prudent readers.
"...Wait a minute ... that's your complaint about the Statesman ... go figure...."

Aug. 18, 2000 Column

A Beloved Birthday, Dragon Boats, and More Recommended Events for the Week
Get out before the heat descends
"...over 175 vendors from all over the Lone Star State to the air-conditioned corridors of Distribution Hall for the..."

April 26, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Carnaval to Chili Cook-Off: This Week's Recommended Community Events
A kickoff for Black History Month, Mean Girls trivia, a farewell to boobies, and more
"...Rodeo Austin raises funds to benefit kids around the state with live entertainment from the legendary Robert Earl Keen..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Austin at Large: Making Good Trouble on I-35
America’s infrastructure systems are broken, but TxDOT has gone the extra mile
"...wins as a campaign operative – the 2006 Central Library bond and the 2012 Central Health/UT Dell Medical School..."

Jan. 28, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Troxclair (Still) for Texas: Former City Council Member Ellen..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
"...The Lone Star State's annual bibliophilic extravaganza is set for Sat., Oct 27..."

Aug. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

City Council: 'All Free Men ... Have Equal Rights'
Gay rights, public school finance, cab franchises, endangered species, and more
"...Item 77, an endorsement of marriage equality in the state of Texas. Sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

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