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Chronicle Endorsements: Austin City Council
Five districts up for grabs
"...We find the race between incumbent Sheri Gallo and parks advocate Alison Alter more a question of emphasis than..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

My Blind Brother
Indie romantic comedy has plenty of bite
"...internet’s boyfriend, a pop-culture-now! meme that arrived after Scott’s Parks and Recreation run as dream-dork Ben Wyatt. But let’s..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Playback: No Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2016
Fun Fun Fun Fest won't happen this year and here's the exclusive on why
"...Moody Theater. "The city – the mayor and the Parks department in particular – have been very supportive and..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician
"...Clifford Antone, C-Boy Parks (6/15/84)..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Meet the Candidates for City Council
Five incumbents fight for their seats at the dais
" spending, easing traffic gridlock and improving infrastructure, improving parks and libraries, and prioritizing spending on city services including..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Public Notice: Inconvenient Details
Council aims for the stars, stuck in the dirt
"...the drainage and green-space concessions that led both the Parks Board and the Envi­ron­mental Commission to deem the project..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin’s Popular Gallery of Graffiti Searches for a New Location
Keeping HOPE alive
", parking, water fountains – the features of public parks...."

Aug. 5, 2016 Arts Feature by Robyn Ross

Point Austin: Homestead Exemption Still Burning
How many votes can $2 a month buy?
"...hindering our ability to provide the quality services like parks, libraries, and health and human services that our residents..."

July 22, 2016 News Column by Michael King

The Common Law
Drone rules – the basics
"...Texas, you must receive authorization to fly within state parks, while there is a complete ban on flying in..."

May 6, 2016 Column by Chris Perkins

Day Trips & Beyond: Gulf Shores Peninsula, Alabama
Gulf Coast vacation destination only feels like an island
"...The Alabama State Parks department is fighting back the rising tide of development..."

April 27, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Barbershop: The Next Cut
Cutting hair and cutting up
"...irascible, trading the character’s politically incorrect opinions about Rosa Parks and Rodney King in the original film (remember the..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Page Two: Let Us Pray and Play Guitar
The revolution is ongoing, the revolution is daily
"...Before the show I had dinner with Linda Parks and her friend Sylvia Reed, by then divorced from..."

April 22, 2016 Column by Louis Black

This Land Is Not Your Land
APD officer fired; faces felony for illegally hunting
" state felony and five misdemeanor charges after Texas Parks and Wildlife and APD learned of his alleged insistence..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

City Theatre's Bus Stop
Director Tracy Arnold stages William Inge's drama with humor and charm, but seems to fight against the script's darkness
"...mentor role and shining. Christina Little-Manley (Grace) and Jesselyn Parks (Elma) also inhabit their characters naturally, each with her..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Public Notice: Amnesty Now!
Council expected to tackle the issue of small-lot amnesty
"...The city Parks & Recreation Department is early in the process of..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: The New Industrial Revolution?
Is Mayor Adler our Teddy Roosevelt?
"...inspection, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and national parks, among many other innovations that began to define the..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Day Trips: San Angelo State Park
Desert playground is home to state bison and longhorn herds
"...the horizon. For more info, call 325/949-4757 or see"

Jan. 8, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wistfully party like there's no tomorrow
"...all that before on another essential NBC sitcom, Poehler’s Parks & Recreation (well, essential to everybody but NBC, it..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...The Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the nonprofit Barton Springs Conservancy..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature

Art in Public Places' TEMPO Program
The city of Austin gets into temporary sculpture in a big way, debuting 10 new works around town this fall
"...will pop up on our streets or in our parks without notice, enliven our urban space for a period..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: ACL Fest Then & Now
What's changed and remained the same for ACL Fest over its 13 years
"...C3's most valued business relationship may be with Austin's Parks & Recreation Department, which remains ecstatic about ACL's continued..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Council Wrap-up
Staff not amused by some CMs' ideas on how to cut the budget
" Mayor Steve Adler and Council a letter from Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley, with the support of..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Words to the Wise
You have to know the rules ...
"...On Aug. 28, Parks and Rec­reation Depart­ment Direc­tor Sara Hensley sent a memo..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Unmet Needs
As Council wrangles the budget, groups push for more funding to breach inequalities
"...myriad needs – public safety, health and human services, parks and libraries, housing, affordability ... – with the currently..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs
It's not too soon to aim for green space
"...for "a connected network of tree-lined streets, urban trails, parks, and open spaces." There are Walk & Draw "walkshops"..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

What Do Austinites Want?
10-1 City Council wrangles its first budget
" the wide range of city services: Emergency Response, Parks and Libraries, Streets and Infra­struc­ture, and so on. Hundreds..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Reckless Kelly’s Fields of Dreams
Everybody wins at the Braun brothers’ celebrity softball jam
"...the city cut back on funding the little league parks,” explains Braun. “A lot of these older parks are..."

May 29, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Seeming more like a calculation than a flight of fancy, this adventure tale has both hits and misses
" might be, a feature-length commercial for Disney amusement parks (wait for the next Pirates of the Caribbean adventure,..."

May 22, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Plugging the Eastside Leaks
PARD looks for solutions to keep Mabel Davis and Metz pools open
"...the City Council's Open Space Committee, officials released a Parks and Recreation Department report that found city pools leaked..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Point Austin: Budgets Is Hard
Council begins digging into the budget details, and it ain't easy
"...state law or best practices. A few days later, Parks & Rec announced that its budget is overstrained, and..."

May 8, 2015 News Column by Michael King

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