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Tag Archives: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Monday, February 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Board, public debate may slow approval of MACC master plan

City and community leaders hope to move forward with a spring approval of a new master plan for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center despite a frequently contentious meeting of the center’s advisory board last week marked by…

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Dispute continues over program to expand artists’ access to cultural centers

There appears to be little progress in a dispute between a group of Austin arts organizations who claim they’ve been mistreated and marginalized by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department in its work to expand operating hours and access at…

Friday, January 12, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Parks department mired in drama over cultural center access program

The Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board voted Wednesday night to ask for the indefinite suspension of a new program that would keep the city’s various cultural arts centers open in the late-night hours.The move came after three performance groups…

Friday, July 7, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Boulevard eyed as solution to Rainey Street traffic

A major revamp of the Rainey Street neighborhood is one of the options in front of business and community leaders looking to solve an anticipated spike in traffic over the next decade.Members of the advisory board for the Emma S.…

Friday, June 23, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

New master plan to pave the way for MACC expansion

Few could have imagined when the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center was originally proposed in the late 1990s that the area around the center would look anything like it does in 2017. When the MACC was completed in…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Mayor sees collective effort in revitalizing east downtown

Just before the new year, Mayor Steve Adler wrote a lengthy post on the City Council Message Board, titled: “Possible solution to downtown puzzle.”He later said it wasn’t so much a puzzle, but that there were a lot of pieces…

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Future of 64 Rainey remains unknown

The future use of a small city-owned plot of land butting up against the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is no closer to being known.Members of City Council’s Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Committee heard from neighbors and…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Parks Board says ‘no thanks’ to Rainey house

The Parks and Recreation Board voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council “politely decline” the donation of a small historic house for use as the Rainey Street History Center. The vote came after the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center…

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