Oak Park Public Library Celebrates America’s Music

Wide-ranging program of films and discussions continues By: Jim DeRogatis Article Reprint Launched last month but continuing through the end of March, the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, is hosting an ambitious serious of film screenings, discussions and live performances celebrating “America’s Music.” (The temple to literature in

State Rep La Shawn Ford, Advocate for Ex-Offenders, Hopes He Doesn’t Become One

by Mick Dumke Article Reprint State representative La Shawn Ford is trying to stay hopeful. “I love Austin,” he says on a recent drive through the west-side neighborhood at the heart of his district. “If only we could get it right and allow opportunities to be here. Otherwise . .