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Two by Pratibha Parmar: A Place of Rage, Khush
"...leadership of women like Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks, the women-dominated force of the black church which provided..."

Feb. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

County Bonds Set for November
$93.4 million for transportation, $91.5 million for parks
"...less costly bond package asks for $91.5 million for parks and open spaces to help the county's "overall acreage..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

ATX Television Festival Gets an Alias
Plus Parks and Recreation special screening
"...entertainment is holding a special themed community screening of Parks and Recreation as part of the next wave of..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
Nick Offerman's book of essays about 21 personal heroes is funny, thought-provoking, and mostly interesting

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Melanie Haupt

X Games Austin: What To Do Before, During and After
Your cheat sheet for the very first X Games Austin.
"...1,500 food trucks that frequent the street corners and parks. It's an easy way to get gourmet food that..."

June 4, 2014 Chron Events Post by Adam Gestwicki

More Aziz, Please
Aziz Ansari launches comedy fest with killer set at Bass
"...kicked off last Friday night with comedian Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) killing it at Bass Concert Hall in..."

April 21, 2014 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Going on an Adventure With Banff World Tour
Adrenaline junkies, artists, and film fans unite for a great cause
"...night, sponsored by National Geographic, The North Face, and Parks Canada...."

April 16, 2013 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

Wild Game Cooking Videos Debut
Chef Jesse Griffiths appears in Texas Parks & Wildlife video series
"...The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has a YouTube series called Eat..."

Oct. 16, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

McCracken Hits the Campaign Circuit
Mayor Pro Tem announces run at solar panel plant, but Leffingwell supporters still wax sunny
"...“Draft Lee Leffingwell For Mayor”was unveiled today by longtime parks and open space dude Ted Siff; a website, public..."

Dec. 8, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

We Don't Need No Stinkin' De-Icer
City trumpets response to the great storm of aught-7
"...noon Jan. 18, AFD responded to 887 calls Austin Parks & Recreation Department: PARD coordinated with local service agencies..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Under Consideration
County parks and open spaces
"...citizens bond advisory committee is considering $45 million of parks and open space projects for a possible November 2005..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...Council Member Randi Shade wasn't suggesting that Austin's new Parks & Recreation Department director should leap onstage in a..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Pease Out
New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups
"...At a Nov. 18 public meeting, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department rolled out a City Council-approved program..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Vision of a New Republic
Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square
"...was determined to focus attention on the historic downtown parks (Republic Square, Wooldridge Park, and Brush Square). "That's when..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

Day Trips
The first Lone Star Legacy Weekend allows daytrippers free access to state parks.
"...Lone Star Legacy Weekend is the state parks system's first open house. Most of the state's facilities..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

No Green Acres
Crumbling Landmarks
"...the Texas Historical Commission (THC) studied 42 state historical parks and found them to be in a downward spiral..."

April 16, 1999 News Feature

'Statesman' Demagoguery on SXSW and Special Events
"...C3 "contributed $440,548 to charitable causes, including the Austin Parks Foun­da­tion. By contrast, SXSW made no charitable contributions to..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

On the Waterfront
As development accelerates along Town Lake, Austin faces urgent choices
"...roll here," said Stuart Strong, assistant director of the Parks and Recreation Department and a 30-year veteran of Town..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Day Trips
" a state park, 16 years before the state parks department was formed 75 years ago. The monument is..."

March 6, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

To C-Boy, With Love
Continental Club maverick Steve Wertheimer pays tribute to his mentor – with a nightclub
"..."If it wasn't for C-Boy Parks, I wouldn't be in the music business," he told..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

Day Trips
Seven state parks to be closed or transfered
"...The transfer or closing of seven state parks will reduce the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's budget..."

June 24, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 3-10
"...PARKS AND REC COMMUNITY MEETING Help improve city parks. 6:30pm...."

March 4, 2011 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Feb. 24-March 3
"...PARKS & REC MEETING Help improve city parks. 6:30pm. McBeth..."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Column

Preserving Planet Texas
Outdoor-loving Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the next decade.
"...for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the next decade. Last week the Texas..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

Going Public
A new Sunset Commission report recommends opening Texas' public lands to use by the public as parkland.
" by the Sunset Review Commission on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It's no secret that Texas has..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Can't Handle Scamming
"...dramatic increase in arrests and citations issued by the parks police ["Environs"]. Obviously, the increase in city park citations..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Column

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...of 2008 when a pool maintenance staffer with the Parks and Recreation Department made a routine visit to the..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Day Trips
"...west of Three Rivers was one of the first parks donated to the state. photograph by Gerald E. McLoud..."

April 23, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Don't mess with Texas, unless it comes to per capita spending on parks, where we are ranked 49th in the country
"...registration for this fashion statement goes to our state parks. Or at least that's what I was led to..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Outdoors & Recreation
"...Alamo Rec. Center, 2100 Alamo; PARD, 474-2806"

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

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