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Public Notice: Department of Unintended Consequences
Could the new land development code actually make Austin less affordable?
"...In the ongoing debate about Austin's Land Development Code rewrite, there's usually a point when someone..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Start Your Engines
Council gearing up for land use discussions?
"...supposed to be the Council That Gets Things Done – in particular on land use and the stalled-out land..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits
Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language
"...Late Monday, the Texas Supreme Court rejected lawsuits – literally, requests for “writs..."

Aug. 28, 2018 News Post by Michael King

CodeNEXT and Compatibility
News and tidbits from the land of the land use rewrite
"...last week. Fregonese was a major consultant on Austin's land use rewrite, and Adler said he will be sorely..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Day Trips: DuPont State Forest
How a Texas governor tried to help save a forest in North Carolina
"...south of Asheville, DuPont State Recreational Forest is an island of public land with majestic waterfalls and 100 miles..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Travel Post by Gerald McLeod

Guardians Sue DADS
Families head to court in a last-ditch attempt to keep loved ones at Austin SSLC
"...guardians of disabled Austin State Supported Living Center residents – ordered to transfer their loved ones from the place..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

How to Build Neighborhoods
Erin McGann is the sole newcomer in a race dominated by incumbents
"...they currently sit one seat apart from each other – the last ever "Place 1" and "Place 3" Council..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Revisionaries
When it comes to choosing public-school textbooks, what happens in Texas is of national concern – and this documentary captures these culture wars in full bloom.
"...As goes Texas, so goes the nation – at least that’s true..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wild Horse, Wild Ride
In this documentary, nine horse trainers have 100 days to transform their mustangs from wild creatures to trusting companions before competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
"...are being rounded up and removed from public range land. (In brief: It’s because the population outpaces what the..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Christmas in September
General Land Office transferring Christmas Mountains to TSU
"..."Jingle bells, baby!" Texas State University System chancellor Brian McCall was all smiles..."

Sept. 15, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Best-Laid Plans
How does the patchwork of separate plans for the future of Central Texas fit together? No one knows.
"...In Central Texas, right now, there's a whole lot of planning going..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Staking Out the Brack Tract
West Austin residents participate in Brack's planning process but question whether their concerns will be taken to heart
"...halfway point. On Nov. 3, representatives from Cooper, Robertson & Partners and other stakeholders conducted an opening presentation to..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Thoughts on land use, social justice, and making Austin look, feel, and work better.
"...of city-beat ink and airtime has been consumed by land-use quarrels -- the staple food of Austin politicos and..."

July 25, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Name of the Game
Raising deer, oryx, antelope, and more on central texas ranches
"...Hill Country fences. It's called raising game, and Central Texas is one of the world's hot spots for this..."

June 7, 2002 Food Feature by MM Pack

Tiger, Tiger
Creatures Great and Small Live Together on Noah's Land
" a pasture, it was adopted by a Scottish Highlander Cow named Bossie who not only took great care..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Media Clips
Although he's catching heat in the national media, here in Texas, Bush has been given kid-glove treatment by the media.
"...back then -- the press loved him here in Texas. He'd kid around with the reporters and address them..."

May 12, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

SOS Dooms City, Part II
Ordinance Swallows City, Millions Perish
"...the overpaid CEO who predicted that no Fortune 500 company would move to Austin because of its land-use policies?..."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

At Close Range
The Men Behind the Texas Militia Myth
"...40,000 militia members nationwide training to use this weapon. Texas' largest militia, the Texas Constitutional Militia, claims 2,000-6,000 members..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Solar-Powered Suds
Texas breweries reducing beer's carbon footprint
"...Bud, Miller, and Coors, you know, took over the Amer­i­can beer industry, there used to be a brewpub in..."

April 23, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Booze News & Reviews
Seven Things to Know In the World of Spirits
" much happening in Austin and the rest of Texas, especially, everything starting to open back up as these..."

April 15, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Perry Gonna Make it Rain
Governor picks prayer over investment in firefighters
"...declared this weekend Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas. Well, that's cheaper than coming up with real water..."

April 22, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Ike's Lessons
Galveston's land-use decisions exposed by storm's wrath
"...was incorporated on the shifting sands of a barrier island...."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Tom Curtis

Public Notice: Showdown on Main Streets
Applying the kinder, gentler Land Development Code rewrite to transit corridors
"...on your plate today. Aside from a typical agenda – that is, packed with 95 items that are either..."

May 20, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Proposition B Swaps Parkland for ... More Parkland
City seeks voters OK of land swap proposed by Oracle
" should agree to lease a 9-acre plot of parkland, currently home to the Parks and Recreation Department's Central..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

People, Not the Place, Make This Festival a Utopia
UtopiaFest's triumvirate of land, music, and people takes shape
" the future site of UtopiaFest. It's early October – more than a month out from the 11th annual..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: The Battle Is Joined
Land use policy will define the November Council election
"...When it comes to City Hall politics, there's land use, and then there's everything else. That "everything else"..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court
Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners
"...City Council concerning the "efficiency audit" and the comprehensive land-use code revision (e.g., CodeNEXT), filing directly with the Texas..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT: Still Stuck
Draft two brings growing pains for the land use rewrite
"...draft two improves upon the first version of the land use code rewrite – and, more importantly, is not..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Virginia B. Wood on the good news coming out of the Austin restaurant scene this week
"...just been pouring in around here this week! Food & Wine magazine has named Austin chef Will Packwood one..."

April 13, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Moto Guzzi Rules
An online discussion group leads to a pair of Bonneville Land Speed Records for Austin motorcycle enthusiast Russell Duke and the Moto Guzzi.
"...motorist can do on, say, a good stretch of Texas highway -- but the wide-open expanse, the tradition, and..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Sports Feature by Nick Barbaro

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