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Council Watch
Important Council actions in 1999 and what's on the agenda for 2000.
"...1. LCRA Water Deal. Chinatown it wasn't, but the collaboration of all the powers..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

"...just beckoning all passersby: the biggest, baddest, slide in town. It is fast and so, so high. To enhance..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Double Vision
When in Doubt...
"...Commons Ford, a city park with picnic facilities and lake access, the developer feared that wayward swimmers would be..."

July 30, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Over a Troubled Bridge
Neighborhoods Battle Plan to Widen Lamar Bridge
"...Transportation outlined options for widening the Lamar Bridge over Town Lake at a public hearing on September 10, their..."

Oct. 11, 1996 News Feature

All Aboard the Soccer Train!
Major League Soccer and urban rail take city by storm
"..."Soccer: It's About Time!!!" – noted that the literally lake-based stadium is a perfect capstone (or "cap-island") for the..."

March 28, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...urban pedestrian traffic, but running local businesses out of downtown and clearing room for big box retailers isn't "Smart..."

July 26, 2002 Column

"...After reading the review of the Travis Room at Lakeway in the Chronicle [Vol.18, No.3], I was a little..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Column

Septic Overload?
LCRA Waits in Wings While City Ponders Sewer Service
" provide sewer service to the city of West Lake Hills that would ensure water quality protection without spurring..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Five Years of No-Kill in Austin
What has the city learned about animal welfare, and how far does it have to go?
"...Pets Alive!, she and her husband walked into the Town Lake Animal Shelter in search of a new pet...."

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Meet and Greet the Mayor
No not that one: former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
"...Recreation Department develop a “long-term plan” for the city’s Downtown parks. Daley is in town to mark the release..."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Shanty Town Lake
ColdTowne as Sketch Central? With this comedy show, the club is halfway there.
"...Shanty Town Lake..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Developing Stories: Protecting the Waterfront (Part 2)
Council vote to determine future of waterfront
"...Strict protectionists – personified by Jeff Jack representing on the task force – see the proposed board's..."

May 1, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Winograd Fixes Austin: NKE Knows Best
Nathan Winograd makes his case for 'taking back' the animal center
"..."companion animals." "Your shelter," he said, referring to the Town Lake Animal Center, "is nothing more than a 19th..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Death by a Thousand Waivers: Variances granted here
Many projects on the waterfront are asking for exceptions to the rules
" position to serve as the "keepers" of the Town Lake Corridor. Yet with multiple large projects requesting variances..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Remember the Folks East of I-35
"...have been recent articles in both the Chronicle ["The Town Lake Variance Shuffle," News, Nov. 24] and the Austin..."

Nov. 26, 2006 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...To put it in perspective, the whole of my hometown of Washington, D.C., in my lifetime, has not done..."

June 16, 2006 Column

Follow South Austin Master Plan
"...Dear Editor, Along the south shore of Town Lake, from Zilker Park to South Pleasant Valley Road,..."

June 14, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Moriarty flings more poo at the city
"...on Item 23, to approve $4.2 million for the Downtown Wastewater Tunnel project. Former Austin Clean Water Program director..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...The Tom Green Water Treatment Plant on Town Lake actually supplies 15 to 20% of the city's..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Column

Dispute Over Percentage of City's Drinking Water
" "fact." The Tom Green Water Treatment Plant on Town Lake actually supplies 15 to 20% of the city's..."

Jan. 5, 2006 Postmarks

Council Notes
Narrowing the drive through Town Lake Park has been studied to death ... so let's give it more study
"...The city has big plans for Town Lake, and no, it didn't stop with the removal..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Summer Fun
Where one might rent a boat or other watercraft in Austin should one wish to do so
"...Airscape Parasail Lake Travis and Lake LBJ, 257-9675"

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Meiling Guentzel

Naked City
"...national-circuit boat racing event (drawing as many as 6,000 out-of-towners among 45,000 attendees) would spur more than $4 million..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The council member appeals to history to keep Town Lake Park alive and the boat races dead.
"...controversial proposal to revive high-speed performance boat races on Town Lake, which Slusher slammed in a brisk press release..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Out Into the DAMP
The Downtown Mobility Plan has critics from both the right and left, and that could be its undoing.
"...path to the statehouse for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of RFK and the first Kennedy woman to..."

June 14, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

South Austin Secede!
Our second installment in a series about South Austin explores the roots of "Bubba" and the rivalry between North Austin and south of the river.
"...down how things have changed in his part of town near Manchaca (pronounced man-shack, for newcomers) since 1978...."

April 13, 2001 Features Feature by Rob D'Amico

Naked City
Council approves the to-be-redesigned Gotham on second reading; the Chestnut neighborhood plan becomes the first to win zoning changes from the council.
"...Gotham condominium project that terrorized the South Shore of Town Lake last year is gone, site planners say, but..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Plotting a Park
"...After a three-day charrette, Town Lake Park stakeholders agreed upon a tentative plan that..."

April 23, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...and Wednesday's little-publicized design workshops on the future of Town Lake Park, there's still time to catch today's sessions,..."

April 16, 1999 News Feature

Austin Trails: New and Proposed
"...north of 12th Street in East Austin to the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail via Zaragosa Park. The city is..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

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