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TCEQ Paves the Way for Shit Creek(s)
State environmental agency rejects science in favor of allowing sewage in creeks
News Story  December 5, 2008, by Jacob Cottingham
"...In a lengthy explanation to the Chronicle, Barrett essentially touched on three points: that there was no way a development the size of Belterra could adequately dispose of its wastewater without having to resort to some of it entering the stream; that even on the occasions where the stream would be flowing with effluent, such an outcome was better than letting it flow intermittently; and that the treatment of the effluent was of such a high quality that it would not trigger eutrophication. "Treating high-quality effluent and discharging a clean treated effluent into the creeks is beneficial," he said..."

Country Club PERCs
Political Economy Researchers Preach Laissez Faire
News Story  February 21, 1997, by Robert Bryce
"...For two days, in a plush conference room just down the hallway from Jim Bob's bar at the Barton Creek Resort, representatives from the Political Economy Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana, extolled the virtue of market-based solutions to environmental problems. For example, in areas with water shortages, PERC suggests that there be a market for water and water rights..."

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
Features Story  December 15, 2006, by Meredith Barnhill, Kate X Messer, Stephen MacMillan Moser, Matt Patin and Meghan Ruth Speakerman
"...Lake Austin Spa Resort, 1705 S. Quinlan Park, 372-7300, www.lakeaustin.com...."

New Year's Eve Events
Features Story  December 26, 2003, by Wells Dunbar
"...Never too busy mixing metaphors to work for the public good, our own Wells "Gin & Juice" Dunbar has corralled quite a few snazzy options to help you decide where you're going to 1) dance, 2) imbibe, 3) dine, 4) generally celebrate, 5) get your chrome-studded freak on, or 6) all of the above, as Austin keeps itself just as weird as ever even though the numbers on the calendar continue to change. -- Wayne Alan BrennerHotels & ResortsAUSTIN MOTEL | HOTEL SAN JOSE The two things closer to you than the bars in either of these south-side sluggers are Jo's Coffee & El Sol y la Luna, providing the pick-me-up you will so desperately need upon awaking five minutes to checkout..."

A New Gig for Janina O'Leary, a New Shop for Nicole Patel
More daily Austin food news
DAILY Food  November 6, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Monday, Nov. 23, 6-9pm Calling all gingerbread architects! The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has announced details for their annual gingerbread house contest..."

Gingerbread Austin
PHOTO GALLERY  December 14, 2015
"...The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa held their annual gingerbread house contest and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2..."

Second Helpings: Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday, May 13
It's your dime – make it count for your momma
Food Column  May 4, 2012
"...Barton Creek Resort & Spa Let Mom rock out to a live pianist and strolling musicians, 10:30am-2:30pm. $58.95, $21.95 for children..."

Happy Holidays!
A Chron Events guide to the holidays
DAILY Chron Events  December 1, 2015, by Tamar Price
"...Omni Barton Creek Resort Twinkling lights and the scenic hill country over look make this a unique ice skating experience. See what we're up to this holiday on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram...."

The Texas Hammer: Save Our Springs (If They’ll Let Us)
Austin's environmental values are in perennial conflict with the legislators
News Story  March 16, 2017, by Michael King
"..."There's almost always dollars from [political] donors that explain what's going on," said Tom "Smitty" Smith, retiring director of Public Citizen and a veteran of the SOS campaign and many similar battles. He cited what is now Barton Creek Resort (originally a project of former state pols Ben Barnes and John Connally) as the background of the SOS battle..."

An S-O-S for SOS
What will the Stratus deal mean for the Springs?
News Story  August 9, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...Stratus still holds a large piece of undeveloped land -- known as Tract N -- on its Barton Creek Development property, north of Southwest Parkway. There Stratus wants to build a multi-use development of apartments, office and retail space, and a resort golf course..."

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  December 12, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...13, 10am-10pm and Sunday, Dec. 14,10am-4pm Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (8212 Barton Club Dr.) The Holiday Lights & Ice rink is once again in the hotel's pavilion and tickets can be purchased at the coffee market in the hotel lobby, $20 for kids, $25 for adults..."

Naked City
Algae blooms near development previously cited for construction runoff, but LCRA says growth is normal
News Story  March 11, 2005, by Daniel Mottola
"..."We're all puzzled and confused about [Hegemier's] comments." After a series of public meetings with other area residents, Morris said, no one has corroborated other significant algae blooms in the region. "To us it is very obvious where the algae is coming from." The Guardians have also filed a federal lawsuit against WCH under the Clean Water Act, what Morris calls a last resort effort to get their creek back..."

Conventional Wisdom
Is It Wise To Expand Austin's Convention Center?
News Story  January 30, 1998, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Clark, it has no jazz, no Eastside venues, and no other visible black people). Then Daryl Slusher added his qualms about the video's promotion of the Barton Creek resort and conference center, which is famously outside the city limits and doesn't pay the bed tax that supports ACVB and paid for the video..."

Central Texas Bee Rescue Inks Honey of a Deal
No-kill bee removers become of one hive mind with Omni Hotels
DAILY Food  February 20, 2014, by Claire Gordon
"...Building on the success of the program, Schumacher confirmed earlier this week that CTBR is entering into a partnership with Omni Hotels. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is having 100 hives installed over the next month, to be stocked with bees in late April, once the weather is warm enough..."

Playing Through
While only a freshman at Westlake, Brenden Redfern is already putting adults to shame on local golf courses
Columns  December 28, 2007, by Thomas Hackett
"..."I know a lot of guys can hit the ball as good as I can," says Brenden, who will be playing this weekend at the Texas Junior Golf Tour Holiday Classic, at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa. "But what separates great golfers from really good golfers is the mental game – the ability to leave bad shots behind, to stay in the present..."

Food Events
Food Column  April 23, 2015
"...Silver Oak Wine Dinner Sat., April 25, 7pm. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, 8212 Barton Club Dr., 512/329-4527..."

Mike & Charlie's Memories
Recent deaths of old friends has former mid-town mainstay on my mind
DAILY Food  November 2, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Michael Devine moved on to the kitchen at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa and worked there for 20 years, until he passed away this past summer at the age of 56. I hadn't seen Mikey in years but was genuinely surprised and saddened by his passing..."

City Council Notebook
What's council jamming out to this week?
DAILY News  May 21, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...Thursday, May 24, 2007 Item 4: Up to $100,000 for Holly Street Neighborhood park and rec projects from Austin Energy – this for shitting on them for so long, we presume. Item 5: This can't be good: Lost Creek Country Club, Barton Creek Resort, Stratus Properties, treated effluent, golf course irrigation purposes..."

TopGolf is Austin's Newest Sports Entertainment Phenomenon
Everything is interactive, even the food
DAILY Food  August 13, 2013, by Carly Yansak
"...The wait for the bar, however, was non-existent despite being packed to the brim. After only a month of operations, TopGolf shot into the top five of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sales list for Austin behind places like the Circuit of the Americas, the W Hotel, and the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa..."

Chado Tea Market
An infatuation becomes a market dedicated to the art of tea
Food Review  June 22, 2007, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Tony Ingargiola came to Austin with a team of Dallas hotel professionals who took over management of the venerable Driskill Hotel in the 1990s. After several years at the Driskill concierge desk, he was recruited to create the same position at the Barton Creek Resort..."

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