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Funding Texas' Parks and Wildlife: No Walk Through the Park
Parks may finally get more funding, but advocates are wary of shifting some assets to the Texas Historical Commission
"...Texas' parks last week came one step closer to seeing..."

May 8, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...year that when he was growing up in West Texas, he was sometimes called a "good minority" -- the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Preserving Planet Texas
Outdoor-loving Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the next decade.
"...parks planning over the next decade. Last week the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. released a draft of the..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

Texas Should Really Care About Parks and Wildlife
"...dedicated state employees (yes, they do exist!) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have soldiered on, managing Texas’..."

Feb. 21, 2007 Postmarks

Texas in Bold, Dark Strokes
Artist/Historian Jack Jackson
"...included Gilbert Shelton, who worked at the University of Texas humor magazine, Texas Ranger. In 1964 Jackson published what..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

'It All Leads Back to Texas'
Robert Bryce on the Texas-Washington-international crony network
"..."the long history of cronyism that has bound the Texas energy business to the Texas political system and the..."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
"...Finding North As in previous years, South by Southwest..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Texas Treasures
Moody Anderson and His Western Warehouse
"...he looks like his backstory, which is ex-U.S. Army, ex-Texas National Guard. He's 72 years old...."

Nov. 3, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

1997 Texas Legislature Press Bills
"...or contractor wishing to prove its status as a historically underutilized business. SB454: Creates an open records act exemption..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Column

Out of Commission
The curious saga of 20 portraits of British literary greats that UT paid Feliks Topolski to paint, then didn't show for decades
"...scene at a university deep in the heart of Texas. And yet, there they are, and not just at..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Performing Arts and Fusebox Make Space to Create
The two organizations partner on a residency program to support Austin artists making adventurous new work
"...The "someone" was Texas Performing Arts and Fusebox Festival working in partnership, and..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Good Earth
TEA for Texas
"...Act for the 21st Century to you) money. The Texas Department of Transportation doles out the money, which this..."

July 23, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Day Trips: San Felipe de Austin Historic Site
Original Texas capital returns through new museum
"...the town that was once the center of colonial Texas civilization with a new state-of-the-art museum...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Queen of the Hill: 3805 Red River Stands Another Day
Demolition efforts are delayed by the HLC
"...Entering Room 325 of One Texas Center on Monday night, one had the idea that..."

July 30, 2014 News Post by Anne Harris

On the Funding Front
The governor puts a hit out on the Texas Commission on the Arts
" last week's State of the State address. Here's Texas facing a $27 billion shortfall over the next budget..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Baby sea turtles, Elvis Fest, and more!
"...your tan. Festival season is just warming up around Texas, so there is lots to do and see...."

May 5, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: October Travel Updates
A true beer cave softens the blow of pandemic cancellations
"...October weather is why we live in Texas. Time to take a drive out west or find..."

Oct. 1, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

On the Lege
Texas and Sudan: In or Out?
"...Should the proposed policy also extend to the governor's Texas Enterprise Fund, which last week awarded an $8.5 million..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Summer Reading
In Texas
"...The Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the Peopleby Philip Parisi..."

May 28, 2004 Books Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

T.R. Fehrenbach Dead at 88
Historian celebrated for 'Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans'
"...Noted Texas historian and journalist T.R. Fehrenbach died yesterday morning from..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Over Their Dead Bodies
The Texas Rangers want to expand – the dead will just have to move
"...In Texas, property and development rights trump even the dead. Sure,..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Silent Partner
You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.
"...portfolio of firsts: first state restoration architect with the Texas Historical Commission; first chairman of the Historic Landmarks Commission;..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Arts and History: The Way the Culture Crumbles
Cuts run deep for arts, historic preservation, and libraries
"...Gov. Rick Perry proposed suspending all funding for the Texas Historical Commission and the Commission on the Arts for..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Capitol-View Corridors Conundrum
Downtown Commission gearing up for battle as it begins process of assessing status of city's 35 Capitol-view corridors
"...The Downtown Commission is girding itself for a fight as it begins..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The De-Railers
RR Commission Challengers Say the Office Is Off-Track
"...Is it time to derail the Texas Railroad Commission? Three of the four candidates running for..."

Nov. 1, 1996 News Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

History vs. "Progress"
I-35 expansion opponents from Eastside neighborhoods plan to apply for national historic area designation and promise to fight TxDOT along the way to salvage historic structures in their neighborhood.
"...just about anything in their path -- and the Texas Dept. of Transportation earned a reputation for doing just..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Day Trips
"...County courthouses in Texas are some of the most beautiful and god-awful ugly..."

March 27, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
History Ahead: Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers is part travel guide and part history book
"...History Ahead: Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers by Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J...."

March 26, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
With the addition of Monica's 701 Georgetown's culinary reputation keeps improving
"...the Chisholm Trail with a new brochure from the Texas Historical Commission, the 10th in a series of Heritage..."

April 30, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
"...a UT professor, he established the master's program in historical preservation at the School of Architecture and for three..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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