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Austin's Chambermaid
"...wanted to be in charge of a proposed non-profit, downtown development corporation, which would allocate money for development projects...."

June 16, 1995 News Column by Alex de Marban

Mardi Gras 2015: Carnival Digs
Where to laissez lay those bones during Mardi Gras season
"...have a place to crash in a Mardi Gras town or have not yet booked a room, planning can..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Pease Out
New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups
"...businesses that rent kayaks and canoes on Lady Bird Lake, already pay a fee under existing city code regulating..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...arts scene is eager to see just how our town will embrace this cultural spectacle that's now become a..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Saturday Picks
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...19All showcase times subject to changeCALVIN OWENS BLUES ORCHESTRA4pm, Town Lake Stage @ Auditorium Shores Calvin Owens has had..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

Roadside Playboys and Texana Dames
The Hancock Family's long, strange, supernatural musical journey
" a senior housing complex on the shores of Town Lake. Wife Charlene lives out at the lake in..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Our readers talk back.
"...makes for an absorbing 15-minute mystery read in West Lake...."

July 12, 2002 Column

Our Free Radio coverage generates some audio radiance, and more.
"...Capital Metro wants everyone to drive their cars to Town Lake/Zilker Park to view the celebration of our nation's..."

June 29, 2001 Column

Mueller re-development is a rip-off and "affordable housing" is a sham.
"...half will be single-family and parks (including an artificial lake). Without more details, it is difficult to estimate costs,..."

July 7, 2000 Column

Naked City
City Council Members continue to debate the fate of the proposed Congress Ave. Gotham condominiums, with debate now centering on height restrictions and the city's Waterfront Overlay ordinance.
"...spirit of the city's Waterfront Overlay ordinance and the Town Lake Corridor Study, the community planning document that created..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Who has the ego problem?
" of the Kinney Avenue Hill. Austin is my hometown, I am moving and I want to say goodbye...."

Oct. 22, 1999 Column

Wrong John, Wrong Reason
"...remaining open. Second, your article noted that John Wooley, "downtown developer and land owner," was that one person interested..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Column

Save the Music
Power Plays
"...a wacky idea like AMN could work. True, this town is increasingly populated by people who don't know Steamboat..."

Sept. 4, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Walking the No-Kill Tightrope
As Austin's animal welfare center moves to a new building, will the delicate balance of 'no-kill' and resources be maintained?
"...Pets Alive! to occupy and operate the current (soon-to-be-former) Town Lake Animal Center on Cesar Chavez as an overflow..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Developing Stories: Goodie Basket Development
The Grayco South Shore PUD proposal adds public benefits for height
"...seeking PUD zoning for a 20-acre site between South Lakeshore Boulevard and East Riverside Drive, along a stretch of..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Proposed Animal Shelter Move Gets Community Howling
Plan to move ailing Town Lake Animal Center to East Austin creates strange bedfellows
"...the animals – they all oppose moving the ailing Town Lake Animal Center to East Austin. While calling to..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: Where Are They Now?
The latest on this year's big digs
"...which intends to displace Las Manitas and develop the Downtown block on Congress Avenue (between Second and Third) as..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
"...The town of Eldorado, Texas, seat of Schleicher County, flanks State..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Citizen Mary
A Profile of Mary Arnold, Advocate for Austin
"...on a vacant patch of real estate north of Town Lake. For Arnold, the triumph -- though it may..."

April 5, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Monster Duck
The Big Lumbering Tour Boat / Truck Known as Longhorn Lilly Offers a Bird's Eye View of Austin
"...tour boat with a gaggle of wide-eyed tourists in town for the Easter weekend?..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Erica C. Barnett

A plethora of environmental concerns are argued in this week's letters to the editor.
"...of the truth regarding this highly controversial area of town...."

March 31, 2000 Column

"...completed will unleash its waters and submerge the entire town of Northfork underneath a big lake. Homes, businesses, graveyards..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Causing Trouble as We Smiled: A Dusty Story
Playwright Timothy Braun remembers the canine companion who changed his life
"...middle of the road on Cesar Chavez by the Town Lake YMCA after my morning "waddle." If I hadn't..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Feature by Timothy Braun

The Name Game Visits Auditorium Shores
City delays renaming in honor of Vic Mathias
"...hasty actions (but not without some protest) in changing Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake, after the former first..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Res Publica
Civic Events, Aug. 11-18
"...CLEAN LADY BIRD LAKE Register online at and get ready to clean...."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Column

Here We Go Again
Does Austin need a cancer survivors plaza?
"...acre of the 22-acre Butler Park within the larger Town Lake Metropolitan Park area into a cancer survivors plaza...."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Animal Partnership Model: Get Engaged
Spotlighting a handful of the nearly 100 local organizations working together to save Austin's animals
"...chores. Opportunities abound for citizens to volunteer with the Town Lake Animal Center and its partner agencies – in..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Staking Out the Brack Tract
West Austin residents participate in Brack's planning process but question whether their concerns will be taken to heart
"...examined the history of the tract, its relation to Down­town Austin's urban development, and a host of other topics..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Dead Dogs Don't Lie
If your pet escapes, pray for Animal Control
"...The Town Lake Animal Center website instructs owners of injured dogs..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Sinclair Black: Transforming Visions
Sinclair Black – Austin's original New Urbanist
" concentrating new development in four- to six-story buildings Downtown. His models included Paris; Washington, D.C.; and Barcelona, all..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature

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