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Barton Springs Eternal
The reconstruction of Barton Springs Road suffers another delay
News Story  January 10, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...Even the construction workers must wonder if they're making a career out of Barton Springs Road. It was, after all, a long, long time ago -- 18 months to be exact -- when they began work on the much-ballyhooed "improvement" of a stretch of the narrow roadway between Lamar Boulevard and Robert E..."

The Battle for Barton Springs: A Brief Timeline
Twenty years of progress
News Story  August 3, 2012, by Michael King
"...The city reopens Barton Springs Pool after concluding swimming is safe, and plans to clean up nearby pollution sources. The Lower Colorado River Authority moves to provide water for developments along Hamilton Pool Road, extending environmental battles westward..."

Barton Springs Mill Is Changing Austin's Relationship With Grain
Time to start thinking about where your bread came from
Food Story  August 31, 2017, by Jessi Cape
"...Another part of the total utilization plan is finding a place for the byproduct. About five miles down the road from Apis is TerraPurezza, a regenerative agriculture institute and farm started by a young husband and wife team, Tina and Orion Weldon of Austin, with some start-up money from Apis..."

Road Rage
The Barton Springs Road project has encountered more than few speed bumps
News Story  August 30, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...Taking a longer view, Shook's boss, Ken Vaughn, doesn't sound as optimistic. The reason, he says, is right outside the window, where an army of construction workers effectively set up camp on Barton Springs Road more than a year ago -- and never departed..."

Bumpy Road
Neighbors, Businesses Split on Barton Springs Road
News Story  May 15, 1998, by Bryan Mealer
"...Mark Kamburis of Flipnotics favors the left-turn lane option for Barton Springs Road. photograph by Jana Birchum..."

Summer Fun: Into the Mystic of High Road Pool
Plunging back in time with my iPod
DAILY Music  May 13, 2014, by William Harries Graham
"...In the winter when I miss swimming at High Road Pool, Dave Alvin rings in my ears: “Kids are shootin’ fireworks below/ Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July.” I never thought I could love a pool more than Barton Springs until a few years ago when my family joined what was then called the Elks Lodge. As of last fall, it’s now known as the High Road Lodge...."

Rubber Meets the Road
Bond election project breakdown
News Story  October 22, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...$2.3 million: Engineering, design, and potential construction, in partnership with TxDOT, of traffic improvements at I-35/Cameron Road/51st Street..."

Barton Design Options
The Charrette Plan
News Story  May 15, 1998
"...The center turn lane would be made of stamped concrete raised one inch above the pavement. This proposal appears to have the largest support from residents and businesses of Barton Springs Road because it allows the easiest access into restaurants and keeps cars out of the neighborhoods..."

The Road to Ruin
US290: We Built It, and Dammit, They're Coming
News Story  January 19, 1996
"...Hartigan also said that the highway department should better sequence projects so as to expose less slope to erosion at one time, and he noted a lack of maintenance and repair of damaged silt detention devices. (See sidebar for a description of these and other water quality devices.) But TxDOT officials responded that no one had proven that the cloudy water coming out in Barton Springs originated exclusively from roadway construction..."

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
News Story  August 9, 2002
"...Hill Country Foundation issues a report documenting nearly $500 million in public funds spent during the past 15 years on roads, schools, and other development subsidies in the Barton Springs zone, compared to only about $22 million spent to acquire land for conservation purposes...."

Cease-Fire Ends in Southwest Road Wars
Environmentalists charge that Daugherty has been working backroom deals for southwest roads
News Story  September 22, 2006, by Kimberly Reeves
"...Travis County's environmental community used last week's Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting to attack County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, ending a long-standing, but rather uneasy, truce between the county's self-proclaimed road warrior and environmentalists...."

How Many Times Have Bunch and SOSA Saved the Springs?
Postmarks  May 11, 2006
"...Since, according to you and your group, every time someone paves a driveway or builds a house, Barton Springs is destroyed, how many times have you and your group saved Barton Springs? It's so fragile, I imagine it's been brought back from the brink of destruction dozens of times because since I've been here in Austin, according to SOS, Barton Springs has been destroyed at least a dozen times. Pave this road, it will destroy Barton Springs..."

Then There's This: Overlooking the Springs
A planned subdivision and code conflict spawn enviro headache
News Column  January 17, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...But, as is often the case, development proposals with broad opposition are seldom ever black and white, and the Blue Bonnet Hills project is anything but...."

Drill, Balcones Road, Drill
Out in West Austin, they're drinking your milkshake
DAILY News  July 2, 2011, by Ramon Martinez
"...As the greater Austin area progresses into one of the driest summers since Texas joined the union, residents near Balcones Road in West Austin have reportedly begun drilling residential wells. Heavy-duty boring equipment has appeared in the neighborhood, along with chatter about who's doing what with a 300-hundred-foot hole in their backyard..."

Another Springs/Aquifer Development Fight
Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District finds itself on wrong side of environmental fight as its board continues determining whether it should build new headquarters on donated parcel inside aquifer recharge zone
News Story  July 6, 2007, by Kimberly Reeves
"...District manager Kirk Holland presented a list of criteria the proposed building met for the district, which has outgrown its small lot on Manchaca Road in far South Austin. Among his requirements for the tract: a location that would not promote growth that would not already be happening; a small office that could be built without a negative effect on the recharge zone; a master plan that would produce less impervious cover than the SOS Ordinance allows; a site that would provide for low-impact, sustainable construction; a location that's convenient to stakeholders and employees; and an opportunity to educate builders and others on low-impact development...."

Road Shows
Are County Bond Proposals Good for the Long Haul?
News Story  October 17, 1997, by Nate Blakeslee
"...illustration by Jason Stout Driving west out of Austin, it used to be easy enough to tell when you had reached unincorporated Travis County -- the road narrowed to the two-lane farm-to-market variety, white-tail deer and buzzards became the dominant social groups (though they never voted as a bloc), and, of course, you encountered the wavy sea of limestone and cedar trees and the unmistakable smell of the Hill Country breeze blowing through your unbattened hatches. These days, determining whether you're on a county road or a city road -- as you head, for example, out Anderson Mill Road or FM620 -- is more a matter of determining when the endless succession of subdivisions and strip malls switches from incorporated sprawl to unincorporated sprawl, which is no easy task (especially if you're still going by the smell of the breeze)..."

Presidential Visit Causes Road Closures
Capital Metro bus routes to be detoured
DAILY News  May 8, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Barack Obama for everything from declining morals to New York's apocalyptic cicada population can add a new calamity to their lists. Tomorrow the President's visit will cause downtown road closures and bus detours...."

Wheels Finally Turn on Bicycle Road Map
City releases updated Bicycle Master Plan
News Story  February 20, 2009, by Daniel Mottola
"...2) Public Education: Based on the recommendations of the Street Smarts Task Force, such a program would provide information on existing bike routes and educate cyclists and motorists on road safety, among other topics...."

Public Notice: Are We on a Road to Nowhere?
CodeNEXT – what a buzz kill!
News Column  March 14, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...Too much South by Southwest to have much of a column this week, but before I let you go on your way, I must command your attention to the bit of whimsy in this issue, "The Road to CodeNEXT," explaining City staff's putative schedule for how the current draft of CodeNEXT, the massive land development code rewrite, will be proceeding through public hearings, commission review, and on to City Council...."

Traveling Barbecue Road
Visiting from Germany, Central Texas barbecue has won me over
DAILY Food  October 3, 2012, by Takis Würger
"...The path I traveled was covered with butcher paper and grease, the places I passed were littered with bones. In the end, my road took my straight into meat heaven..."

On the Road Again
Ballet East's Paths traces some of the many passages through life.
Arts Story  December 5, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...Robert Frost wrote about "the road less traveled." Joseph Campbell described the path down which the mythic hero journeys. At some point, most of us leave home to make our way in the world..."

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
News Story  May 2, 2014, by Michael King
"...Anchored in the Southeast/Dove Springs, District 2 ranges as far west as South First Street (below Stassney) and as far east as Wolf Lane. It incorporates the Burleson Road industrial area, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Circuit of the Americas, and is one of three Hispanic opportunity districts (2,3,4), although turnout in a nonpresidential year will likely be a factor...."

Naked City
Barton Springs Road Opens
News Story  May 2, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...You may want to sit down for this: By week's end, the long-running construction nightmare on Barton Springs Road will have faded into a newly paved, landscaped roadway with (gasp!) all four lanes open to traffic...."

Bubba Likes It
Barton Springs and Riverside: A Separate Place
News Story  December 6, 1996, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...photograph by Rita Debellis South Austin, Texas, 78704." A separate place. So says the sign above the new Threadgill's "World Headquarters," at the obtuse southern corner of Barton Springs Road and Riverside Drive..."

Then There's This: Pool Plan Panned and Lauded
Council to consider grounds for improving Barton Springs
News Column  August 31, 2012, by Amy Smith
"...There's still the question of why we'd change anything on the south grounds – the unpretentious back entrance from Robert E. Lee Road that leads to a tree-covered hillside overlooking the pool..."

Brewery Update
Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse to undergo extensive renovations
DAILY Food  July 2, 2014, by Anna Toon
"...There are some major upgrades under way at Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse. Since 2007, the Barton Springs Road brewpub has been brewing craft beer and slinging barbecue..."

Land for Water
The city is asking voters to send more money to a little-known program that protects Barton Springs
News Story  October 25, 2018, by Lindsay Stafford Mader
"...Even when the program has successfully purchased land to protect, there are often larger forces at play. Take the State Highway 45 toll road, which is being extended to FM 1626 near Manchaca..."

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
News Column  April 21, 2006, by Michael King
"...Each adversary is certainly capable of better work. Faced with both official and broader public opposition to its decision to build at Lantana, AMD has indeed done its best to plan a facility that will use the latest technology and sustainable-building techniques to minimize environmental destruction and threats to the aquifer, and those plans have become its best public-relations weapon..."

Redd Volkaert Headlines Opening Bash Saturday Night
Great live music in a comfortable new outdoor venue
DAILY Food  August 17, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...[image-1] Angle took over an underdeveloped and unappealing food trailer lot earlier this year and invested lots of time, money, and energy in cleaning it up and adding the kind of amenities that would make both trailer vendors and hungry diners comfortable. Now the shady spot just off Barton Spring Road offers substantial picnic tables, tented bar seating, chairs around a cool weather fire pit, a small stage, and even a dance floor..."

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Elaine Martin
Chef, restaurateur helped pioneer Eastside treasure
DAILY Food  February 18, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...When Elaine Martin, Dorsey Barger, and James Lance opened a restaurant on Manor Road in 1988, they had no grand designs about becoming the anchor tenant of a busy restaurant row or pioneering the local garden-to-table movement. They did both..."

Sticking It to the Hyde Park Fork
Dale Whistler celebrates the grill's 30th anniversary
DAILY Arts  January 3, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...That fork in the road, that gigantic silver utensil, like something stabbing through the meat of our neighborhood dreams...."

Opportunities Approaching for Cyclists to Voice Their Opinions
DAILY News  March 14, 2008, by Daniel Mottola
"...Hey pedal pushers: Have you ever found yourself saying, “This road needs a gosh-darn bike lane” or “Golly, I wish parking wasn’t allowed in this confounded bike lane!” Well, your voice shall be heard. The city of Austin Public Works Department’s Bike and Pedestrian division is kicking off the first major update to the city’s Bicycle Master Plan in 10 years and wants your input at one of four upcoming public meetings around town..."

Good Restaurants Make Good Neighbors
Food Story  November 20, 1998, by Virginia B. Wood
"...For 25 years, Shady Grove BBQ was an unassuming little family joint nestled beneath sheltering trees on a quiet two-lane road near the edge of Zilker Park, and veteran restaurateur Bobbie Covey (El Metate, Chuy's, Salsas) was one of its many frequent customers. But in 1982, the owners confided in her that an illness in the family would make it necessary for them to put the property on the market..."

It's Not Just a ZIP Code
Neighborhood Associations
News Story  December 4, 1998, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Boundaries:N -- Intersection of Barton Springs Road and Robert E. Lee; S and W -- Barton Creek; E -- Robert E..."

Postmarks
Speaking With Authority
Columns  May 29, 1998
"...Oops! We all make mistakes, but when I stumbled across the opening lines of Nate Blakeslee's toll road story ("Pete's Principle" Vol.17, No.37), my confidence in the credibility of the whole article was badly shaken. I'm referring to Blakeslee's reference to the TTA as "the newly formed Texas Turnpike Authority."..."

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
News Story  April 26, 2018, by Kate Groetzinger
"...They say they keep all amplified music indoors and shut it off by 11pm. They even bought property with access to the main road in front of the Creek Haus so they wouldn't have to use the road that runs through the neighborhood..."

ACL Festival Transportation Guide
Minimize the hassle of getting to and from the fest
DAILY Music  October 3, 2017, by James Renovitch, Tucker Whatley and Bailey Shelden
"...These people-powered conveyances can get small groups back to the car or back Downtown. Find them parked near the corner of Barton Springs Road and Robert E..."

ACL Fest Transportation Guide
Minimize the hassle of getting to and from the fest
DAILY Music  September 21, 2016, by James Renovitch and Tucker Whatley
"...These people-powered conveyances can get small groups back to the car or back Downtown. Find them parked near the corner of Barton Springs Road and Robert E..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around Austin and beyond.
News Story  September 19, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has jumped into the economic revival fray, unveiling the "road map to recovery" produced as part of its Opportunity Austin effort; see p.19...."

Be Our Guest
Local attractions wish to welcome Hurricane Ike evacuees with deep discounts.
DAILY Emergency  September 18, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...Peter Pan Mini-Golf 1207 Barton Springs Road, 512/472-1033 Peter Pan Mini Golf, a bring-your-own-beverage putt-putt course, is offering group discounts including $1 entrance fees for groups of ten or more...."

Trench Warfare
Federal judge rules for LCRA on the Dripping Springs pipeline project, but the SOS lawsuit proceeds
News Story  May 11, 2001, by Rob Curran
"...Phase I will serve 7,600 connections: 2,500 existing rooftops, 2,100 platted and approved lots, and 2,970 lots as yet neither platted nor approved. In Phase II, a second line would run west along Hamilton Pool Road, also from the plant at Bee Cave..."

Postmarks
Puzzled by Oppel
Columns  August 26, 1999
"...Well get in line with Austinites who have been saying that for the last two decades. Bushwhackers take note, blur the issue with road congestion all you want, cities with light rail are still congested...."

Food and a Movie
Strategic local restaurant suggestions to enhance your SXSW Film Festival schedule
Food Story  March 11, 2011, by Kate Thornberry and Virginia B. Wood
"...Like most of the other hot spots in town, the emphasis is on seasonal and local ingredients; the HighBall is also, owing to its stellar bartending staff, the most popular cocktail spot in town. – Kate Thornberry Rollins Theater at The Long Center: Barton Springs Road..."

Reinventing theTriangle
Will the Stakeholders Ever Achieve Consensus?
News Story  October 31, 1997, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...But Austin's best example of a real community charrette -- held last year to tackle intractable stakeholder conflicts around Lamar and Barton Springs Road -- proved so popular and successful that Griffith wishes to repeat it over the Triangle. At a meeting on October 21, Griffith gathered participants in the Barton Springs charrette to explain and/or tout the exercise to their counterparts at the Triangle, all of whom listened with apparently open minds..."

Concrete Carpet Ride
Jim Bob's Road to Nowhere
News Column  December 27, 1996, by Alex de Marban
"...Austin's velvety evergreen hills are now rough-hewn with the defoliated thickets of winter, but the long and winding road through the middle of them -- the Southwest Parkway -- remains as it has season after season...."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  June 2, 2006
"...A tentative zoning hearing on a 12-story condominium project, Arboretum Towers, is on next week's council agenda. The project, developed by Paul DeNucci, would sit on Pavilion Boulevard between Highway 183 and Jollyville Road, next to a single-family neighborhood..."

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited
Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'
News Column  May 22, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...As last week's resolution passed by City Council makes clear in so many "whereases," there has been no comprehensive, fully inclusive study of how all the puzzle pieces will fit together should the toll road actually materialize. Nor has there been a thorough vetting of the traffic, environmental, and financial impacts of the road, which would travel across the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer to link the southern tip of MoPac to FM 1626 in Hays County...."

Happy Trails on the Horizon?
AMTC's Vision Quest
News Story  July 28, 1995
"...The AMTC is a coalition of representatives from 25 area organizations and government agencies that came together in 1993 to form a trail advocacy group. At the time, a new federal law had just created a special category of transportation funding called "Enhancements" - dedicated to non-roadway, alternative transit projects - that was up for bids in a statewide competition. As several local organizations began drawing up proposals to capture Enhancements funds to add to Austin's trail system, they found themselves competing with each other, and decided to join forces instead. The result was the AMTC, and the winning of almost $7 million in federal and local funds for Austin trails in the first two years of Enhancements funding, approved in the Spring of 1994...."

Gypsy Italian Bistro
New Italian bistro on Barton Springs Road restaurant row
Food Review  April 18, 2008, by Barbara Chisholm
"...Barton Springs Road west of Lamar has the feel of a beach boulevard: casual restaurants, where flip-flops are de rigueur, line the entry to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. East of Lamar, the vibe is almost as casual, if more workaday, with small businesses, convenience stores, and office buildings dotted amid the restaurants..."

Watershed Redo
How redevelopment can save the springs ... or not
News Story  November 2, 2007, by Katherine Gregor
"...As is its hard-line wont, the SOS Alliance led the opposition against the ordinance as written; it would strongly prefer no new (re)development or construction whatsoever over the watershed. Before enacting any new ordinance, said SOS, the city should first perform a "holistic analysis" of all potential Barton Springs Zone watershed pollution that could result from the redevelopment of about 200 eligible sites – including construction, vehicle, road, sewage, and other impacts..."

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