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Council Passes Budget – Minus Mayor's Vote
A $3.1 billion financial package took two days of wrangling
"...court, planning and development review, health and human services, parks and recreation, and libraries. "You'll note that I've excluded..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Unasked Questions
"...There's This,” News, Aug. 31]. The decision of the Parks Board to pass the plan on to the City..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Postmarks

Then There's This: Pool Plan Panned and Lauded
Council to consider grounds for improving Barton Springs
"...Commission approved the scaled-down proposal on Monday, and the Parks and Recreation Board signed off on it Tuesday, with..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Celeste & Jesse Forever
This romantic comedy starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg is far funnier than you’d expect a film about a tortuous split to be – and more deft.
" (lately, she’s played the straight man on NBC’s Parks and Recreation), she’s hand-delivered herself a hell of a..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Point Austin: Big Numbers
A thumbnail look at the proposed 2012-13 city budget
"...and (proportionately) small: 6.4% for public health, 6.9% for parks and recreation, 4.1% for libraries, a catch-all category of..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Council: Follow the Props and the Money
It's a full docket as council tries to set November's bond election
"...proposed a list of cuts (an APD substation, some parks funding) and additions (Austin Studios, Violet Crown Trail, Barton..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

"...Last week's News feature, "Parks, Wildlife, and Racism," incorrectly identified Maj. Danny Shaw as..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Column

The LuvDoc's Celebrity Corner
The LuvDoc chats with Marcus G. Ollington, rock star cartographer
"...I make maps. My favorite maps are of our parks. The entity I work for owns 43 parks and..."

Aug. 8, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

Austin City Limits Goes One Louder
Council considers doubling ACL, plus C3 eyes Auditorium Shores
"...We are in discussions with the Austin Parks & Recreation Department to see if it is possible..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Keep Austin Weird Festival + 5K
Come celebrate our weird city and don't forget to dress up!
"...Keep Austin Weird and keep our parks beautiful by coming out to celebrate the city we..."

June 21, 2012 Chron Events Post by Chrontourage

Safety Not Guaranteed
Love and time travel commingle in this debut feature which stars Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass.
"...I suppose, to sing the praises of Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation; the web series Troopers). Here, as Darius,..."

June 15, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Q: What do you get when you combine the Continental Club, Trophy's, and the Rome Inn? A: C-Boy's.
" called C-Boy's, honoring Wertheimer's friend, the late C-Boy Parks, who ran the legendary Rome Inn here in an..."

May 4, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Hightower Report
SeaWorld profits from exploiting whales and dodges taxes
" captivity as the star attraction at three theme parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. The shame belongs..."

May 4, 2012 News Column by Jim Hightower

Keeping the Golf Division Weird
Hancock neighbors want to keep the golf course open
"...just that – a golf course – while the Parks and Recreation Department installs a new reclaimed water system..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Day Trips
Devils River is the most pristine waterway in Texas and is surrounded by uncompromising rugged terrain
"...The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department purchased the 18,000-acre ranch in 2010..."

April 6, 2012 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Shea's Contracts at Issue
Questions raised about candidate Brigid Shea's work as consultant and lobbyist
"...G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park in return for parks funding was withdrawn by the city after opposition from..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Point Austin: Dick Brown's Hermit Crabs
The outcries of HURF should make Austinites hurl
"...Public safety, parks, libraries, and social services don't come cheap – but..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Column by Michael King

AE Rate Proposal Double-Edged
Ratepayers expense also city income
"...AE's fund transfer to the city for programs like parks, libraries, public safety, and so on -- is in..."

Feb. 6, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Cole Hosts AE Forum at ACC
Panel discusses rate proposal, consequences, possible alternatives
" rate. That tradeoff for fundamental city services — parks, libraries, public safety, streets, and a relatively low property..."

Jan. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Top 10 Notable Theatrics of 2011
Recalling how scoundrels, amphibians, and grace brightened Austin stages in 2011
"...'THE BOOK OF GRACE' (Zach Theatre) Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' searing glimpse of a family's descent into destruction on..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

The Beach Boys
When the album becomes Immersion
"...referred to as "feels." Working with lyricist Van Dyke Parks, he created a distinctly American take on the emerging..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Hancock Not Up to PAR(D)
The Community Engagement Process has begun
"...The Parks and Recreation Department on Tues­day evening kicked off its..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

2011 Thanksgiving Feasts Around Town
"...centers through Nov. 22; check online for more info."

Nov. 18, 2011 Food Feature

Election Night Results
By the numbers: What passed, what failed
"...Prop. 1's transportation money than Prop. 2's cash for parks. Even after a massive 'no' campaign by local Republicans..."

Nov. 9, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Civics 101
Calendar of civic events, Oct. 27-Nov. 4
"...well as other winning community trees. 9am-1pm. Zilker Park."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Column

"...› As the drought continues, all city parks, greenbelts, playgrounds, etc., are again under a burn ban..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature

Run This Letter as Written or Not at All
"...the time to interview me or interview the appropriate Parks & Recreation Department personnel: Column 1, line 13: "…..."

Sept. 27, 2011 Postmarks

I Don't Know How She Does It
Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this comedy about working-mom woes.
"...should have been retired after TV’s The Office and Parks and Recreation brilliantly but fairly definitively maxed out its..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Budget in Plain Sight
Council adopts a budget with the sausage prepared in public
"...Parks and police were the day's biggest winners: Add-backs were..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

"...$1.6 million surplus from Austin Energy, with police and parks emerging as winners. See "City Hall Hustle," and "Budget..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature

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