"...Some land was bought outright, where the city fully owns it, and some was purchased through conservation easements, where the city pays the landowner about 50% of the property's value to own the development rights. This, Slusher says, allowed the city to stretch its funds and the families to retain their ranches and heritage while also making some money..."
"...Shaffer is an heir to the Heep Ranch, which consists of several tracts of land adjacent to Onion Creek and the I-35 corridor north of Buda. The two other Heep heirs -- Shaffer's half sisters, Betsy Urban of Dallas and Kathleen Adkins of Houston -- are also considering lawsuits against Bradley...."
"...The land, southwest of his proposed commercial development, is the site of a proposed extension of Escarpment Boulevard. Since a proposal to extend MoPac was stopped by Hays County environmentalists, the boulevard would be the only access point to thousands of acres of land slated for development on the Rutherford Ranch tracts to the south..."
"...City of Austin v. Horse Thief Hollow Ranch et al..."
"...Whether or not one agrees with Marshall E. Kuykendall, Sr., the flamboyant, country-talking, stetson-wearing Son of the Republic has hit a nerve among hundreds of ranchers, farmers, and landowners throughout the state who say they are fed up with government regulators whose actions imperil their land values. Kuykendall, 60, galvanized that frustration into Take Back Texas, Inc., an organization dedicated to pushing for property rights..."
"...The HCWPP says roads on the county's 2025 Multi-Corridor Transportation Plan were altered after the final public vote on the plan May 16. One of those alterations could benefit another development made public on May 26, the purchase of 2,700 acres in the Rutherford Ranch tract by Cypress Realty of Houston...."
"...It turns out developer Gary Bradley struck first in the war over the Heep Ranch, but it's unclear if anyone knew about his attack...."
"...More than seven wildfires in the Greater Austin area were reported on Sunday, including those in Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Spicewood, Steiner Ranch, and Bastrop. Forecasts of continuing wind gusts of up to 30 mph through Monday, and ongoing dry conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Watch for Labor Day...."
"...The three-fold proposal would eliminate administrative approval of water and wastewater extensions, require a council 5-2 majority approving an extension, and call for a public hearing prior to council's vote. Had the measure been on the books a year ago, Davenport Ranch would likely have been up a creek without the city's water and wastewater services..."
"...Sadly, Deer Park is not the only area where Kaufman & Board's intrusion has lead to devaluation of housing. Homeowners in several subdivisions in North Austin, Cedar Park, Leander (such as Cypress Bend, Ranch at Cypress Creek, etc..."
"...Following a Friday meeting with the SOS Alliance's Robin Rather and John Scanlan, the Save Barton Creek Association's George Cofer, and Council Member Daryl Slusher, Bradley agreed to sell to the city all of Pfluger Ranch, about 70 acres of Spillar Ranch, and 75% of the Edwards Crossing tract (which is zoned for single-family development), for $7,000 to $10,000 an acre -- said to be last year's market price. Should the acquisition materialize, the properties would abut much of the city's Prop..."
"...The issue of access is rumored to be bubbling up in other residential areas as well. In Steiner Ranch, a residential subdivision in northwest Travis County, for example, developers are also participating in the BCCP habitat program, by setting aside preserve land in exchange for development rights elsewhere in the habitat..."
"...City of Austin v. Horse Thief Hollow Ranch, Ltd..."
"..."I've been through five downturns in the last 35 years here in Austin," he said. He bases much of his experience working on megasubdivision projects like Circle C, Barton Creek, Steiner Ranch, and other master-planned communities..."
"...Meanwhile, HCWPP members were scheduled to meet Tuesday with Austin Assistant City Manager Toby Futrell regarding the city's negotiations with Gary Bradley over the Spillar Ranch proposal. The proposed development would put at least 700 homes, a golf course, and a hotel at the site, which lies just east of Circle C near the northern Hays County line..."
"...The Lakeway natives opened their first location of the League Kitchen and Tavern in 2011 near friends and family. They've since opened Tony C's pizza in Bee Cave and another League location in Avery Ranch..."
"...On the hot afternoon of July 17, 1980, a 24-year-old retarded man named Daniel Fogg vanished from the Marbridge Ranch in Manchaca south of Austin. There were only a few possible sightings of him the next couple of days, but nothing was confirmed..."
"...There was at least one East Austinite celebrating a victory that day: Community activist Ron Davis of the East Austin Strategy Team, which has been working for the reconstruction of an Eastside branch of Austin Community College for eight years. Just after the angry protesters exited chambers, Davis -- who challenged Mitchell in the 1994 election and is on the outs with Mitchell's followers -- cleared the final hurdle to start construction on the college by securing a rezoning of the land at the Thursday meeting...."
"...The growth began three years ago with the opening of Newland Communities' Teravista. In Houston, Newland is known for master-planned communities on the scale of Cinco Ranch, a subdivision so large that it is served by not one, but two, Katy high schools..."
"...Thanks for your mention of the September opening of the Austin branch of the Paul Green School of Rock Music ["TCB," Music, June 17]. We are very excited to bring our program to the Live Music Capital of the World...."