Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata
"...There are three TCEQ-related issues in play, which seem to blend into a single case: One is the contested case of the Belterra development in Hays Co. This was a battle before two TCEQ administrative law judges, with each side arguing whether or not to discharge treated effluent from Belterra into Bear Creek, which feeds the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer..."
"...One a the first things I did gettin' home was rock climbin' at the Greenbelt. When I was here last, Barton Creek was finally up and roarin' after a two-year dry spell, and hundreds a peoples was hittin' it every day..."
"...She learned the three R's in the one-room wooden schoolhouse that served on Sundays as the Friendship Baptist Church. Back then, Bear Creek, a natural spring, ran year-round alongside the church, and parishioners would stand on the grassy banks singing, "We Shall Gather at the River" when one of their own was baptized in the clear, cold water..."
"...Just as crucial, for a lot of folks, is the nearly pristine Barton Creek, and the Barton Creek Greenbelt, a winding city park and hike-and-bike trail that follows the last eight miles of the creek before it flows by Barton Springs and into Town Lake...."
"... The Bag the Bags Coalition wants the all-too-common sight of plastic grocery bags strewn throughout trees in local creek beds to be a distant memory. The coalition also wants people to know that petroleum-based sacks cost taxpayers an estimated 17 cents each in waste-management costs..."
"...Camp has long been involved in environmental issues. He helped found Texans for Aquifer Protection in 1986, a drive that led to the formation of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, and he later helped form the Save Bear and Onion Creeks Association...."
"...BEAR CREEK STABLES Beginning to advanced riders aged 7-16 are welcome at Bear Creek's horse program. Individualized riding programs culminate with a camper horse show as the camp's finale..."
"...Best Place for an Old Lady to Learn to Ride an Old HorsieBear Creek Stables..."
"...A contested case hearing between representatives of a Hays County subdivision and stakeholder opponents, including the city of Austin, ended on Friday after a week of testimony before two administrative law judges. At issue is a proposal by the Belterra subdivision to discharge up to roughly 350,000 gallons of treated effluent into Bear Creek, which ultimately feeds Barton Springs..."
"...Arnold was one of eight stakeholders representing the environmental community in negotiations with Stratus. Now she's one of four ex-stakeholders aligned against the deal, along with SOS Alliance Executive Director Bill Bunch, Save Barton Creek Association board member Steve Beers, and environmental engineer Lauren Ross..."
"...Deep in the heart of the Fall Creek Vineyards is a set of massive wooden doors. They're obviously far older than the rest of the structure, and they bear a small brass plaque that reads, "Original Stable Doors, Louis Pasteur Hospital, Paris, France." There's also a quote from Pasteur, the 19th century scientist who discovered the nature of fermentation: "Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."..."
"...For those of you readying the popcorn for the Big Showdown at Shoal Creek – aka the Grove at Shoal Creek PUD – you’ll have to wait at least another month. Thursday’s City Council expects to punt the PUD down Bull Creek Road once again, postponing the approval decision at least until September...."
"...BEAR CREEK STABLES has two, count 'em, two summer camps in one. Kids can attend the summer swim camp, the horse camp, or both in the all-day camp; and the instruction is equally as good..."
"...A real estate broker and former mayor of the Village of Bear Creek (a subdivision she helped get out of the Austin ETJ to incorporate), Foster also sued the Austin Community College District for its attempt to put a campus over the aquifer. And she joined the Save Our Springs Alliance board for a stint after the group joined her in the ACC lawsuit..."
"...9:30am-12:30pm. Austin School of Herbal Studies, 8803 Bear Creek, 301-5838..."
"...The science is clear: more pavement = more pollution. For a fraction of the $700 million proposed to pour concrete and asphalt above Barton Creek, Williamson Creek, Slaughter Creek, and Bear Creek, we could purchase land, easements, and development rights that would ensure permanent protection of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer and erase the new traffic these toll road lanes are meant to serve and profit from...."
"... The science is clear: more pavement = more pollution. For a fraction of the $700 million proposed to pour concrete and asphalt above Barton Creek, Williamson Creek, Slaughter Creek, and Bear Creek, we could purchase land, easements, and development rights that would ensure permanent protection of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer and erase the new traffic these toll road lanes are meant to serve – and profit from..."
"...2 lands ... would have to be compatible with the primary objective of water quality protection." Siff says the management plan will probably be broken down into the four watersheds where land has been purchased: Bull Creek, Bear Creek, Barton Creek and Slaughter Creek..."
"...And when it’s all said and done, there’s the indoor circuit to walk off the hard-to-pass-up desserts (seriously, the berry shortcake is amaaaaaazing). A few laps around Barton Creek, with a happily full toddler dozing off in the stroller, is a perfect wind down from the meal..."
"...The court has allocated roughly half of the $30 million approved by voters and has earmarked a minimum of $11.5 million of the remaining sum to be specifically directed toward open-space projects. The county has funded parks at Blue Hole in Wimberley, Stagecoach Park in Buda, a park in Dripping Springs along Little Barton Creek, the North East Regional Park in Kyle, and the development of a habitat conservation in San Marcos..."