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Day Trips
"...The five parks on the lake have the two main qualities for..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...the Dallas Zoo is one of the oldest animal parks west of the Mississippi River. This may not be..."

July 26, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Friday the 13th Part 3
1982's Friday the 13th Part 3 holds a special place in the hearts of fans: It's schlocky and stupid, yet somehow scary, it's goofy, yet often gory, and it explains the origin of Jason's signature facewear.
"...Dana Kimmell, Richard Brooker, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage, Catherine Parks, Jeffrey Rogers, Larry Zerner, Rachel Howard, David Katims...."

May 3, 2002 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

Governing Post-Boom Austin
Now that the lawsuits are over, we hope the council campaigns will turn to issues.
" can't afford the extra operating costs of new parks, libraries, or miles of roadway. And though the policy..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"Habitat, Habitat, Habitat"
Excerpts from an interview with Robert L. Cook
"...of Robert Cook, newly appointed executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife:..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

Tax and Spend ... and Pave
Travis County voters say yes to more roads.
"...camps. The Travis Co. Republican Party had deemed the parks bond "a hidden tax increase," while other opposition groups,..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Critic's Picks
Outdoors & Recreation
"...Best Parks PatronLady Bird Johnson..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Readers' Picks
Architecture & Lodging
"...3800 Mt. Bonnell Dr., Austin Parks & Recreation:"

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Naked City
Mostly local scuttlebutt, with trips to Cuba and Denver
"...Shades of the Gotham? Parks advocates Mary Arnold and Roberta Crenshaw, along with environmental..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Big events such as concerts and fun runs may soon disappear from Auditorium Shores.
"...the directors of the city's convention center, transportation, and parks departments, "Our departments have begun phasing out activity that..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips
Take a dip in these secret swimming holes.
"...downtown. It's a really nice place, and the city's parks department has cleaned it up and brought some control..."

July 6, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Liquid Proposition
Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands are few and far between: can they do the job they are meant to do?
" location and proximity to existing public holdings, including parks and preserve lands, size, potential for development, and existing..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips
North Texas' Lake Texoma is about more than just fishing for stripers.
"...and green shores. More than 80 resorts, campgrounds, and parks around the lake cater to millions of visitors every..."

June 22, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Everybody talk about: pop music, aquifer protection, police presence, even doggie do and doggie don't.
"...Humans Need Parks Too..."

May 18, 2001 Column

Hyde Park Baptist foofaraw and assorted cultural allegations.
"...Beverly Griffith for proposing to spend more money on parks and green space and less on roads. Buying up..."

March 9, 2001 Column

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
" it a charrette. The Neighborhood Academy and Austin Parks Foundation will kick off a series of free public..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Almost Willie
On the Road Again with the King of the RV Parks.
"...of his winters in South Texas, playing at RV parks packed with Winter Texans. In January, he migrates north..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Music Feature by Melissa Sattley

Greased Wheels?
"...curious remark shortly after receiving permission from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to drill gas wells in Falcon..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Green Queen
Beverly Griffith's populist ideas, once held by a majority of the council, are finding few friends as Mayor Watson turns the council's agenda toward transportation.
"...When Griffith sprung her parks bond package on an unsuspecting council in August, proposing..."

Sept. 29, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The Starbucks Showdown continues; and readers voice their opinions on last week's Best of Austin issue.
"...of the recreation centers because the director of Austin Parks and Recreation Department failed to understand the importance of..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column

Day Trips
Latana Ridge Lodge, an hour's drive north of DFW, sits at the collision point of northern grasslands, eastern forests, and western prairies.
" surrounded by two state park units, six satellite parks, wildlife management areas, wetlands, and waterfowl sanctuaries. The Isle..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Austin Youth Hostel gets a reprieve from the city, which agreed not to evict the hostel in exchange for $1,625 in rent a month.
"...a reprieve from becoming office space for the city's Parks and Recreation Department (PARD)...."

Sept. 22, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Express Success
Sometimes a Round Rock Express game resembles a combination county fair and amusement park : with the baseball game as background more than a sporting event.
"...Dell Diamond ranks as one of the best minor-league parks in the country, and team president Reid Ryan assembled..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Sports Feature by Mike Butts

Naked City
Two weeks ago, the council added an item to the November ballot to "alienate" parkland at Lake Walter E. Long to allow a private developer to build the Prairie Grass golf course and hotel.
"...of a public golf course, operated by the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. The current proposal, which actually grew..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice
Public Notice notes a few great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend by helping a good cause.
"...Tired of flopping around the same gamerooms and play parks Wanna get really wet and wild? Perhaps you are..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

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

July 7, 2000 Column

Day Trips
Rails have been turned to trails at Lake Mineral Wells State Park.
"...The 20-mile path maintained by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife is one of only six rails-to-trails projects..."

June 9, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
A defense attorney claims a police detective held a gun near his client's head to coerce a confession from him in the yogurt shop murder case; a tree in Town Lake Park will be spared the axe; Austin Energy hits record-breaking energy use.
"...west of Palmer Auditorium and in front of the Parks Police office. "It's a beautiful tree, that's the bottom..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Summer Free Lunch Program
Jorge Zapata, supervisor of the Austin PARD's summer free-lunch program, is serious about outreach. He wants the parents of all Austin school kids who qualify for reduced-price or free lunches to know their kids are welcome at the 55 PARD summer free-lunch sites around the city.
"...Austin Parks & Recreation Department..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

Touring plans for the Rude Mechanicals; two two shows for theatregoers to see before they close.
"...anything less than full houses. The script by Suzan-Lori Parks burrows into our national psyche, unearthing the myths we..."

March 17, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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