Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City to close some swimming pools, reduce hours

Citing budget shortfalls, water conservation issues and a lack of lifeguards, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department says it will close two pools and cut back pool operating hours this summer. The department says it would cost the city $41…

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Urban Forestry Board critical of USA Cycling report

Members of the Urban Forestry Board are highly critical of the methods used in a report by USA Cycling that claims the city, not the cycling organization, caused most of the damage done to 57 trees in Zilker Park during…

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Jo Clifton

May vote possible on Decker Golf proposal

City Council Member Ellen Troxclair, chair of the Council Economic Opportunity Committee, said she intends for her committee to vote on the Decker Lake Golf proposal at its next meeting May 11. Troxclair outlined some options for her colleagues at…

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Open Space panel urges better communication

At its first official meeting, the Council Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Committee urged city departments to keep residents better informed of changes to the Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Parks and Recreation Department project manager Marty Stump gave…

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Parks Board asks for moratorium on naming parks

Without rules, they won’t name. That is what the Parks and Recreation Board decided Tuesday night when members considered an item to rename the Quick Start Tennis Courts on Johnny Morris Road. The board voted not to recommend the item,…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Council weighs in on Parkland Events Task Force

Some City Council members say the naming of a public parks task force will finally bring action on discussions the city has been having for years about the strain special events place on the city’s parkland. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie…

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