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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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City plans Step Into Spring festival
It will either be a late celebration of New Year’s Eve or an early celebration of the arrival of spring — take your pick. The city was forced to cancel its annual New Year’s festival because of bad weather, so officials are planning a three-day series of alcohol-free, family-friendly events to celebrate the change of seasons. The “Step Into Spring” series, set for March 22, 25 and April 1, will feature bands, performers and hands-on activities. All events will take place at Mueller Lake Park in East Austin. Many of the performers had been scheduled for the New Year’s celebration. For more information, click here.
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