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Silent Partner
You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.
"...Sites and Restoration branch of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife; initiator of the master's degree program in..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Readers: Outdoors & Recreation
"...Local Female Athlete (tie): Suziann Reid; Demetria Sance (1999)Austin Parks & Recreation (8)Best Elaborate and Enchanting Display of Male..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

"...Austin PARD, 499-6700"

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Texas Our Texas loves Texas; Neighbors for Neighbors hate strip-mining; Justin B. Andrews returns; and other delighted and dismayed letters from readers.
" "lousy," we think Texas has a good state parks system that is being "loved to death" because it..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Column

Puzzled by Oppel
"...Why do planners strive to fill parks with people without considering how these people are going..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column

Hitting the Books
Budget Schedule
"...approve two-year bond sale schedule; discuss housing initiative, Library, Parks and Recreation and related departments; public hearing on proposed..."

Aug. 13, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Day Trips
"...1960s. It was about this time that the state parks began charging admission fees to be used for land..."

July 9, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...The natural area is indicative of how new state parks will be built, with an obtrusive interpretive center, primitive..."

May 14, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Among the 123 state parks scattered across Texas, Blanco State Park has a mystic..."

April 16, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Further Reflections
"...Dir/scr: Florrie Laurence; Prod: Brad Hall & David Parks; DP: David Parks; Exec Prod: Howard Kazanjian; Ed: Peggy..."

March 26, 1999 Screens Feature

Divine Intervention
What Price Salvation?
"...such as Planned Parenthood of Austin executive director Glenda Parks, Austin Bishop John McCarthy, and other community activists and..."

March 12, 1999 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

A Groovy Kind of Love
City, Community Reach Accord on Race Issue
"...the original case (in which U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ordered a retrial because his bailiff had used racial..."

July 31, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Day Trips
"...obtained by the state. At the time, the state parks department was considering 600 acres of riverfront real estate..."

May 1, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...say it's cleaner, greener, and quieter [than the county parks]," Barstow says. Barstow's cut of the peninsula is just..."

April 17, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Niagara, Niagara
" Bob Gosse. Starring: Henry Thomas, Robin Tunney, Michael Parks and Stephen Lang. Call it “grunge cinema,” “scuzz cinema,”..."

April 3, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Day Trips
"...North of downtown are two of Georgetown's best parks. Blue Hole Park on the south bank of the..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Analyzing Annexation
"...or fire service, while others cite wastewater service and parks maintenance. Regardless of specific gripes, however, the issue uniting..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature

Poison Little Pills
"...recently entered into several long-term contracts for maintenance of parks and for garbage pick-up, which the city contends are..."

Oct. 31, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Million Man Mayhem
A Day Of Atonement Turns Into Protest
"...that the proposal had not been approved by the Parks and Recreation board, which oversees the project, and the..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

No Pity for Our City, Our Choice
The Shortest Slam-dunker
"...the face of challenges on financial grounds from the parks board and challenges on equal opportunity grounds from the..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Affordability Restructuring
"...UNDER: MOVED TO: WHICH IS UNDER: Facilities & Maintenance Parks & Rec. Building Services Division Financial & Administrative Services..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature

Boom and Gloom
Austin's Budget Struggles to Keep Up
"..."Affordability Strategy" -- promises modest but important changes for parks and libraries. But these are baby steps, considering that..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...other is earmarked for "additional basic service projects" - parks maintenance, traffic-calming measures, library enhancements, and year 2000 computer..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Feature

Medieval Madness
O! The Folly of Council in Middle Ages
"...Homeowners Association, had worked out an agreement with the Parks Department that would allow the show to go on,..."

April 18, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

day trips
"...The Conservation Passport to state parks was raised to $50 from $25 in May 1996...."

Jan. 10, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Mountain Biking in State Parks guide brochures are available from state parks and REI,..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Book Smart
"...and urban designer I recognize fully the importance of parks within the urban tissue. However, although parks can serve..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Column

"...on your list and especially anyone who treasures Austin's parks, greenbelts, trails, preserves and swimming holes: Proceeds from the..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Food Column

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...he rarely neglects to mention in his stump speeches.) Parks: Cancer and Baseball Despite his broad support, Reynolds undoubtedly..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Austin Trails: New and Proposed
"...I-35 to Pflugerville Park. The trail would connect two parks, three schools, and a baseball field to residential areas...."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

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