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"...have discovered the tranquil beauty of the lake's seven parks. Construction of the dam on Yegua Creek, 20 miles..."

March 13, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Out of Town Closures Due to COVID-19
Here are the latest updates
"...not prohibit people from visiting grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks. All critical infrastructure will remain operational and..."

March 24, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Find fall foliage in Texas and stop and smell the roses
"...to know when and where to look. Texas state parks are one of the best places to see dynamic..."

Oct. 3, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Fall into fun!
"...Sept. 1, six historic sites will move from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department management to the auspices of the..."

Aug. 31, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Dip, Sip, & ’Que: A Texas Trilogy
Day Trips on the best barbecue and swimming holes in Central Texas
"...cold river water winds through San Marcos with public parks lining most of its course. Rent an inner tube..."

June 30, 2016 AAN Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Then There's This: Turf Fight at Auditorium Shores
Dog owners challenge city's plan to shrink off-leash play space
"...behind a national shift toward creating more off-leash dog parks – what the Trust for Public Land has called..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Budget Stretch Run
City money season at full speed – and the dollars are chasing the needs
"...are going to be rewarded. She mentioned both the Parks and Recreation budget and the Library as areas that..."

Aug. 2, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW 2013: Fee Waivers
"...$15,000 Event day fees for Auditorium Shores (Parks and Recreation)..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...of what's envisioned – a "greenprint" is to new parks and conservation lands. The greenprinting process identifies high-priority areas..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Holiday Rambles
Here's a list for exploring Austin's precious parkland
"...Contact: 512/303-5073, www.lcra.org/parks/developed_parks/mckinney_roughs.html Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature

Developing Stories
Two city boards and commissions take opposing stands on corridor preservation
"...chairs the Downtown Commission and also serves on the Parks and Recreation Board, in the controversial middle...."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Hightower Report
Light rail – it's not just for lefties anymore; and parks officials are forced to be Bush spokesmen
"...POLITICIZING AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS..."

July 16, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

Women Dig In
The contractors' boycott against Planned Parenthood won a battle, but it's a long war.
"...an outpouring of support since this happened," said Glenda Parks, the organization's chief executive officer. What happened is the..."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Day Trips
"...bonus: free parking and no admission fee to state parks and historic sites...."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Austin parks are getting a much-needed infusion of cash in the latest city budget.
"...Austin's parks are getting a long-needed infusion of cash. This week,..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Reclaiming the Land
"...says Dave Simon, Southwest regional director of the National Parks and Conservation Association, discussing the potential for private developments..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

A Whole New Ball Game
Stakeholders say Colorado River Park can serve a lot of different needs.
"...and his nature-loving neighbors to be pleased. After all, parks advocates see this project as a way to expand..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Statewide updates since Gov. Abbott's "Open Texas" order
"...All Cameron County parks and boat ramps around Brownsville are open from 7am..."

May 5, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Spring is the season for Texas travel
"...The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is taking public comments on proposed..."

Feb. 29, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The Past, Present, and Future of Waller and Shoal Creeks
Finally doing right by Austin's waterways
"...Austin considers itself very parks-proud and parks-forward, though we're kinda middling among the major..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Waller Creek Comes to Life
Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown
"...can move forward on its plans to build world-class parks – if it can engage the hearts and wallets..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Hightower Report
Political insiders are stealing from America itself
"...Parks & Wreck..."

April 6, 2012 News Column by Jim Hightower

You Can't Touch This
The budget battles, Round 2: Citizens rally to save community services
"...the Aug. 14 budget hearing on community services -- parks, libraries, health and human services -- must not have..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Day Trips
"...National parks in Texas tend to be overshadowed by the more..."

June 14, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
A Paucity of Parkland
"...to put it -- Texas has a lousy state parks system. Sure, there are some beautiful parks, and some..."

Sept. 10, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

A Day of Dickering
Bonds Take Center Stage Over Budget
"...preservation of green space and its development into city parks...."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Column

Day Trips & Beyond: Pandemic's Effect on Travel
Out of town closings due to the threat of COVID-19
"...Texas State Parks are all open as of March 13. Most events..."

March 17, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Hancock Golf Course on the Block?
Not enough revenue, they say
"...Among the items on the city Parks and Recreation Board agenda Tuesday night (Oct. 25) was..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Yoga Drama
For a year, Austin will be practicing daily public acts of creative expression through the national festival 365 Days/365 Plays
"...The playwright Suzan-Lori Parks also practices yoga. She knows about breath, observation, repetition,..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Anger at Water Plant Plan Boils Over
City planners and residents at odds over future use of Guerrero Park
"...for nearly four solid hours at a special called Parks and Recreation Board public meeting held Monday night. Nearby..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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