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Your Plan for Pools
First, let's all chip in $124 million
"...The system boasts 51 facilities, including seven municipal pools, 28 neighborhood pools, three wading pools, and 11 splash..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

A Plea for Pools
"...for highlighting the issues facing Austin’s aging but beloved pools ["Shall We Dive In?" News, June 1]. Just like..."

June 4, 2018 Postmarks

Forklift Danceworks' My Parks, My Pools, My City
With Bartholomew Swims, Allison Orr's dance company plunges into Austin's pool problem
"...old, which is about the average age of Austin's pools but well beyond the expected life span of a..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

City Pools by City Council District
"...50 public pool facilities – among them seven Municipal Pools, including Barton Springs, and 29 Neighborhood Pools...."

May 15, 2015 News Feature

Leave Neighborhood Pools Free
"...16]. One proposed change would close the free neighborhood pools and replace them with municipal pools. Around 30% of..."

Aug. 19, 2013 Postmarks

Austin Pools Opening Soon
Find the nearest one to you and beat the heat
"...assistance, consider one of the city's neighborhood or municipal pools for a quick dip. Some are open year-round (Barton..."

May 30, 2018 Chron Events Post by Danielle White

Eight Swanky Hotel Pools in Austin That Are Open to the Public
Barton Springs not posh enough? We have some options for you.
"...With transparent panelling all around the poolside, visitors to the Westin will get to swim above..."

April 4, 2018 Chron Events Post by Mae Hamilton

... Until Your Pool Runs Dry
Austin's swimming pools are leaking – and that may be the least of PARD's problems
"...2) determined that 25 of the city's 36 swimming pools (average age, 50 years) are leaking, some seriously; and..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: Swimming Upstream
Families' access to city pools depends on where they live
"...It's common knowledge that municipal swimming pools – once a neighborhood staple and valued community space..."

June 21, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Plugging the Eastside Leaks
PARD looks for solutions to keep Mabel Davis and Metz pools open
"...the summer. Officials announced Tuesday that they believe the pools can be repaired and opened for summer...."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Council: Because We're Happy!
Council dances, hires, and lives the Life Aquatic
"...approve (but not fund) a Master Plan for city pools...."

Feb. 6, 2018 News Post by Michael King

This "reality thriller" is a sour cautionary tale about social media.
"...the new social media can develop into stagnant reflecting pools clogged with the undigested remnants of our hopes, dreams,..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brooklyn's Finest
Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle star in this clichéd police drama that's capped by an outlandish third act.
"...storylines move steadily forward until they congeal into voluminous pools of blood in the film’s preposterous finale. “There’s only..."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
This adventure fantasy about a boy's involvement with a mysterious animal is also a period story about childhood anxieties.
"...sprawling country estate, while he skitters around the tide pools digging up neat stuff. Unable to swim and thus..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A History of Violence
Cronenberg's new horror film implicitly tackles the old question of nature vs. nurture: What are we born with and what do we acquire from our environment?
"...violent imagery: We see faces blown off with shotguns, pools of blood, violent sex, and other disturbing images with..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Panama Deception
"...patriotism and their having been herded into military-controlled press pools) did such a shabby job of reporting at the..."

Oct. 9, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Fun
The H2Hos take their renegade feminism to Austin's pools and beyond
"...their mouths, and serving Tecates and fish sticks at poolside...."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...Austin pools are old; most were built between 1930 and 1990,..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

2001 Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...summer vacation is May 24. Most of the neighborhood pools open that week or the next, and stay open..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature

2004 Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...vacation is Thursday, May 27. Most of the neighborhood pools open that week or the next and stay open..."

May 7, 2004 Features Feature

SwimATX Tackles Lifeguard Shortage
Learn-to-swim program educates Eastside kids on water safety
"...has struggled to recruit the staff needed to keep pools and programming operational. Last year, the city was about..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Katarina Brown

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...last Thursday to spend over $123,000 to keep nine pools, slated to close on August 10, open until Oct...."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature

Public Notice: More and Cheaper Housing
Demographer's report offers new perspectives
"...the 2017 summer pool schedule, for some 46 neighborhood pools, wading pools, municipal pools, and splash pads. For the..."

April 14, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Day Trips
Texas has many spring-fed pools to keep you cool despite the heat
"...Spring-fed pools lower the body temperature like no air conditioner can...."

July 15, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Deep End: New Works by Sonya Berg
Large graphite waterfalls and little empty swimming pools compel the eyes here
"...There are more empty swimming pools in the Champion Gallery than in an entire volume..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Notice: Shared History
Art and Journalism: Incubator 1.0
"...Planning: As of last weekend, all city of Austin pools are operating on their normal schedule. But that wasn't..."

July 8, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Crash-Scene Budget
The budget balances, and stitching is transparent
"...for park upkeep. Slashing unfilled positions and closing seven pools make up most of the remaining savings...."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...the U.S. (after three previous nominations). In 2006, the pools program received a NRPA Excellence in Aquatics Award. PARD..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

2005 Kids Summer Camps
An annotated list of several places where kids could be going this summer to enjoy physically and mentally invigorating activities
"...Division operates 47 public pool facilities – 27 neighborhood pools, 12 wading pools, six municipal pools, the Emma Long..."

April 29, 2005 Features Feature

Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...for school to let out and all the neighborhood pools to open, our beloved Barton Springs Pool is, of..."

May 26, 2000 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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