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Catching Up with City Council
Council enters holiday break bearing a handful of presents
"...The Parks and Recreation Department carried a couple of hotly contested..."

Dec. 17, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Council: Dem Ol' Railroad Blues
City takes on Project Connect but punts on Auditorium Shores
"...agenda as well as some hot-button items that struck sparks at Tuesday's work session. The morning briefing (Item 87),..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Don't Alter Dog Park
"...also come from a city with very small dog parks, one in which the number of incidents in the..."

Dec. 10, 2013 Postmarks

Delivery Man
Vince Vaughn stars in this remake of a sweet Canadian film about a prolific sperm donor whose contributions catch up with him 20 years later.
"...with orders from his attorney and best friend Brett (Parks and Recreation’s Chris Pratt) to keep it sealed, David,..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Studio Visits: Lauren Klotzman
A voracious consumer of Net culture considers her studio an office
"...who you share space with: Raymond Uhlir and Kevin Parks Hauser ......"

Oct. 25, 2013 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

The New Girls of Comedy
'Mom' and 'Trophy Wife' signal the next era of television
"...sitcoms like Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks and Recreation (and on cable, It’s Always Sunny in..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Aleksander Chan

Park, Pond, or Ballfield?
Three rivals vie for a stretch of city land
"...The resolution says that recent numbers from the city's Parks and Recreation Department show "a substantial number of youth..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

There's No Escape From Tomorrow
Director Randy Moore on fair use and Disney princess culture
"...he has an emotional and visceral relationship with the parks. As a child, he would visit his father during..."

Sept. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Afternoon Delight
A woman creates a tempest in her domestic teapot when she invites a lap dancer to stay with her family.
"...her supporting roles on TV’s Crossing Jordan, Girls, and Parks and Recreation – is a lot of fun to..."

Sept. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Council: Here's Your Budget!
Council holds line on tax rate, juggles many line items
"...• Boosted the Parks and Recreation budget by an eventual (phased-in) several million,..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

"...Richard M. Daley, in town to consult on Downtown parks. See "Auditorium Shores: The Next Millennium?"..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

News Ticker: July 11
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• Austin Parks and Recreation has issued a burn ban for all..."

July 11, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

The Heat
In his follow-up to Bridesmaids, Paul Feig re-employs Melissa McCarthy and teams her with Sandra Bullock for a comedy about a mismatched law-enforcement duo.
"...first-time feature screenwriter Katie Dippold (a writer/co-producer on TV’s Parks & Recreation) has no knack for dramatizing police work...."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Kings of Summer
This Sundance favorite is a perfect yet offbeat summer movie about teens who ditch their families and try to live like men in a ground-level treehouse in the woods.
"...performance – it’s his gruff, meat-loving character from television’s Parks and Recreation with a dollop of paternal menace. The..."

June 7, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

News Ticker: May 16
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• We were pumped to hear that Texas Parks and Wildlife has created a new Marine Investigations Unit,..."

May 16, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Summer Fun: You Might Wanna Schlitt Down for This
Our Summer Fun extras begin with 'the hottest, coolest time in Texas'
"...Save for a few infrequent trips to Mustang Island,..."

May 13, 2013 Chronolog Post by Andy Campbell

Nick Offerman Loves All His Bitches
Ron Swanson meets Miley Cyrus
"...You love him in Parks and Recreation, you loved him in Somebody Up There..."

May 10, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Playback: The Boxing Lesson Goes Rambo
Boxing Lesson's not afraid of 'Big Hits'
"...We want a nice park and we believe in parks investment, but we feel like there are ways where..."

May 10, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

News Ticker: April 23
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution..."

April 23, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

News Ticker: April 19
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• Austin Parks and Recreation has lifted the burn ban in all..."

April 19, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Quentin Dupieux, the director of Rubber, is back with another film brimming with encounters with the bizarre and surreal.
"...every day to a clock that reads 7:60 and parks in a handicap space at the bizarro travel agency..."

March 29, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

April in Austin (Part 1)
Thought Austin would slow down after SXSW? Think again.
"...Film festival. Presented by National Geographic, The North Face, Parks Canada, and brought to you by Whole Earth Provision..."

March 26, 2013 Chron Events Post by Alayna Alvarez

Starring Nicole Kidman, this first English-language outing of Korean fave Park Chan-wook is stylish but wanting.

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Budget Games
As the economy improves, Council looks toward next year's budget
"...several years now. They're way underfunded for maintaining our parks – not for new acquisitions, but just maintaining. That's..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Gay Place
Rihanna and Beyoncé don't think you can handle this
"...IS ME: MOMENTS IN MY MIND Alien She-sir Kevin Parks Hauser shows his werq circa 2006-2013. Think: love, gender,..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Goodbye to This Millennium's Must-See TV
How '30 Rock' reshaped the sitcom for the digital age
"...(its prospects dimming after showrunner Dan Harmon's ousting), and Parks and Recreation – rose mightily to the challenge of..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Screens Feature by Aleksander Chan

Top 10 Election Stories
This year wasn't just about the November ballot, but that was a very big (literally) part too
"...housing – failed. But Austinites endorsed funding for transportation, parks, public safety, open space, and libraries – bucking state..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by the News Staff

Propositioning the City
Vote! Then go climb a tree
" watching school children at play in our beautiful parks. The obvious concerns that we see in our neighborhood..."

Nov. 6, 2012 Music Post by William Harries Graham

'Design Waller Creek: A Competition'
Winning design for Waller Creek Conservancy's contest creates civic spaces amid greenery
"...Partners christened the individual links in the chain of parks it proposes along the 16-plus blocks of the Waller..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Then There's This: Giving Props to Austin
There's more to the bonds than meets the jerky knee
"...about bundling popular items with the less popular. The Parks and Recreation proposition, for example (Prop. 14) includes about..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

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