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Big River
How healthy is Austin's Colorado River?
"...dam, located just south of where Enfield Road meets Lake Austin Boulevard, was built in the 1930s to replace..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Little Hotel on the Prairie
Proposed hotel and golf course would be constructed on city-owned parkland.
"...needed electricity, among other reasons, we have the Highland Lakes. Because the Holly Power Plant needed a cooling pond,..."

March 24, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sand Beach Battle
Sand Beach Reserve on the north shore of Town Lake is the subject of a land-use and legal dispute.
"...A&M alumni center planned for the north side of Town Lake turn out to be just another Aggie joke?..."

Oct. 1, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Safety Net or Dead End?
The politics of Austin animal welfare
"...For nearly 30 minutes, the Town Lake Ani­mal Center volunteer coordinator had been sitting quietly..."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

To the Lighthouse
After 20 years, WTP4 returns to a still unanswered question: Do we need it?
" to process 300 million gallons a day of Lake Travis water. The city and county governments hadn't yet..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

You Call This a Plan?
Seaholm District Master Plan Morphs Into the Lumbermen's Tract Subsidy Program
"...well into their eighties, decided to take a drive downtown. They navigated their way up one street and down..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Protecting the Waterfront (Part 1)
New Waterfront Overlay draft ordinance advances the public good and pleases no one
" a new draft ordinance governing the Lady Bird Lake shoreline that advances the public good while completely pleasing..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Gimme (Animal) Shelter
Swirling city politics, site selection, and – oh yes – animal welfare
"...animal shelter will have no impact on adoptions," counters Town Lake Animal Center Director Dorinda Pulliam...."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Investing in Downtown Parks
"...current needs – all unfunded – in city parks Downtown, and along central Town Lake. Parkland-dedication fees from new..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature

Animal Shelters Should Be 'No-Kill'
"...Dear Editor, Re: Your article on the Town Lake Animal Shelter ["What Happened to the No-Kill Millennium?";..."

March 28, 2007 Postmarks

Planning South Shore Central: The ROMA Report
2000 study of redeveloping the South Shore was a good first effort
"...Design Group worked with a citizen task force, the Town Lake Waterfront Advisory Board, to study the South Shore..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing the pinnacle of SXSW 2006.
"...CALVIN OWENS BLUES ORCHESTRA1pm, Town Lake Stage @ Auditorium Shores This prolific Houston trumpeter/arranger/bandleader..."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature

Transforming a Neighborhood Near You
Since 1985, Austin's Art in Public Places program has placed more than 100 works in 57 facilities, transforming not only the look of the city but neighborhoods and the lives of people in them.
"...likenesses -- Ralph Helmick's Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on Town Lake, Glenna Goodacre's Philosopher's Rock at the entrance to..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Critic's Picks
Architecture & Lodging
"...Best Reminder That Pride Goeth Before a FallDowntown's Abandoned Intel Building..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Tunnel Vision
The New Waller Creek
"...from flooding and turn it into a commercially viable downtown destination -- has hit the table down at the..."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Auditorium Shores: The Next Millennium?
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on hand
"...Recreation Department develop a "long-term plan" for the city's Downtown parks. Daley was in town partly to mark the..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Developing Stories: Private Projects, Public Benefits
Could developers become Austin's new benefactors?
"...expand the fee to all new residential projects, including Downtown condos. Yet many of those same condo projects are..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Close to Outrage
A letter sent to city leadership by Sarah Campbell, who recently retired from a 20-year career with the city's Parks & Recreation Department, where she was a senior planner.
"...which establishes protective development regulations for the land fronting Town Lake and certain tributary creeks. – K.G...."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Feature

Downtown's New Year
"...when we last covered the landscape in 2001 ("Deconstructing Downtown," April 20, 2001). At the time, the sky was..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...better or worse, there's still a heap of new downtown buildings and municipal projects well under way, with several..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

Council Watch
Council divided on Gotham condo project; Jesus Garza gets a big raise; East Austin residents voice concerns about the future of the brown building and flood control.
"...the 120-foot Gotham condominium project to lay stakes at Town Lake and the Congress Avenue bridge arose at last..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Light and Power
The Future of Seaholm
"...From its advantageous siting on the north bank of Town Lake, Seaholm has long been revered for the classy..."

May 8, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?
By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress
"...pound the "pound" – their pejorative term for the Town Lake Animal Center – as a shameful, outmoded "slaughterhouse"..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Architecture & Lodging
"...Okay, so there are other rooftops in town for people to gather upon, and those places might..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Architecture & Lodging
"...or friends of friends, or not-so-close relatives are in town, and for whatever reason, they can't stay with you...."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

It's Not Just a ZIP Code
Neighborhood Associations
"...Boundaries: N-- Town Lake; S -- Oltorf; E -- South Congress; W..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Moontower Comedy: Jen Kober
Hairy lesbian tales on the comedy trail from the Louisiana comic
"...Or your moms. Louisiana-bred comedian Jen Kober is in town for the Moontower Comedy Festival, and she's loaded with..."

April 23, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Before Save Our Springs ...
Big events in Austin's enviro history, pre-SOS
"...1960s: Chemical plant drainage kills "all the fish in Town Lake"... Activist Roberta Crenshaw blocks developer effort to turn..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Will Wynn Still Jumping Off Shit
Mayor takes to the water Monday.
"...Monday, he's slated to leap off a dock into Town Lake, à la his 2005 jump from a bridge..."

April 6, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...wants to close the Green Water Treatment Plant in downtown Austin, which would free up several blocks of city..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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