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Local Critters Struggle Through Wet Weather
Austin, Hill Country's animals getting hammered by rains, other harsh conditions
"...said Vernon Bevill, small-game program director for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. But it hasn't just been the..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Capitol Briefs
"...meant to address major funding shortfalls at the state's parks is set for debate on the House floor at..."

May 4, 2007 News Column

365 Days/365 Plays: Over the river, but in the River of Spirit
The local launch of the 365 Days/365 Plays project saw hundreds of people, including playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, crowd onto the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge for a dramatic spectacular
"...performing all 365 plays that Pultizer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks wrote from Nov. 13, 2002, to Nov. 12, 2003,..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Developing Stories
A developer offers to extend the Town Lake trail in exchange for a variance to build closer to Town Lake. Is it worth it?
"...the Waterfront Overlay Ordinance goes first to the city's Parks and Recreation Board, then to the Planning Commission. (It..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Hightower Report
Professor Bush's Economic Nostrum; and Fran's Travels
"...Florida, where she had been head of brother Jeb's parks division. In her five-year tenure at NPS, she has..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Our readers talk back.
"...We are all parks, trails, open-space, and clean-water advocates who have worked for..."

May 12, 2006 Column

Props 1 and 2 Will Hurt, Not Help
"...Editor, We are all parks, trails, open-space, and clean-water advocates who have worked for..."

May 10, 2006 Postmarks

Game, Set ... Match?: Tennis Battle Rages
Galindo neighbors want South Austin Park kept as open space
"...the number of new tennis courts proposed by the Parks and Recreation Department for construction in South Austin Park's..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Bottom of the Budget Barrel
City Hall scraped to the bone; now it cuts into it.
"...Between them, the parks, library, and health departments use up less than one-quarter..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our own little Gaza Strip, and the Halloween (Gas) Mask is taken to task.
"...Thank you for your endorsement of the Travis County parks bonds, Proposition 2 [Oct. 26]. These bonds will support..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Column

Naked City
Despite the many good arguments in their favor, Beverly Griffith's parks bonds and Raul Alvarez's housing bonds get shot down at council; meanwhile, Kirk Watson's $150 million transportation proposal glides through with nary a hitch.
"...Council Watch: Parks Pogrom..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Bahn, Bahn, Bahn ...
Apparently, most Austinites don't know that New Braunfels' Schlitterbahn Waterpark has a resort.
"...the original Schlitterbahn, one of the country's first water parks, was built in 1979. The Henry Haus is actually..."

May 26, 2000 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Day Trips
"...LCRA parks are the first parks outside the state parks system..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Over the last four years, the Travis County Parks Department has been working to protect and preserve the..."

May 9, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Preserve Town Lake
"...This is why the Parks Board, the Arts in Public Places Panel, and the..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Column

It's a Good Economy, Stupid
Austin Plays Weak Catch-Up in Boom Times
"...will we be able to start planning for the parks and libraries and fire stations we'll need tomorrow, instead..."

Aug. 23, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Low and Outside
Playing Ball With the Big Boys in Montopolis
"...To be fair, there are other parks in Montopolis, about five acres total in two chunks,..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Day Trips
"...Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Wendy LaGrone, the parks and lake begin their busiest period after church lets..."

June 23, 1995 Column

A Rough Start to Summer for Austin’s Beloved Pools
Can we swim yet?
"...delayed their reopening until June, a decision which Austin's Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) attributes to continuing health risks...."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Stay home, stay safe, and still scratch that travel itch
" On April 7, Gov. Abbott directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission to close..."

April 8, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Public Notice: The Beat(ing) Goes On
Never a dull moment on the Land Development Code front
"...Sat., Nov. 2, is It's My Park Day, Austin Parks Foundation's semiannual citywide volunteer event; find a project to..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
"...If you're into aquatic workouts, or just like watching..."

May 17, 2019 Chron Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Public Notice: Earth Day Redux
Early showers stretch timeline for Earth Day celebrations
"...pillows. Free to attend, but RSVP at Meanwhile, Parks..."

April 26, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year
"...stocked in waterways around the state by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. There are at least 11 stocking..."

Dec. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Bracken Cave and Other Bat Caves
The bat colonies around Texas are swollen with mothers and their pups emerging for the nightly feeding frenzy, making for spectacular shows
"...Old Tunnel State Park, Fredericksburg,;..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Council: Not According to Code
Parks, plumbing, and miscellaneous
"...that raised some rhetorical dust. On a request by Parks & Rec for approval to negotiate a contract for..."

June 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
"...of what Austinites consider "city services": police, fire, EMS, parks, libraries, health and human services, etc...."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Travel
A trip planner for the month of March
"...With the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s updated Great Texas Wildlife Trail driving..."

March 9, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The Hateful Eight
Tarantino's latest opus screens in 70mm this week at two Austin venues
"...Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, James Parks and Zoë Bell...."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's Blanco, Beeeyotch
A state park comeback at the crossroads
"...repairs, according to a press release issued by Texas Parks & Wildlife. As before, visitors will again be allowed..."

July 31, 2015 Chronolog Post by Alexa Harrington

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