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Naked City
Austin Stories
News Story  June 27, 2003
"...The Wal-Mart Supercenter planned at the corner of MoPac and Slaughter -- you know, the Supercontroversial, Superimpervious-cover Wal-Mart that would reside in the Barton Springs Recharge Zone -- is still on the table, and southwest Austin neighborhood associations have steadily gone about organizing against it. On Wednesday, July 2, from 7 to 9pm, residents of Sendera Estates, New Villages at Western Oaks, Circle C Ranch, and Deer Park (and perhaps others) will join the Save Our Springs Alliance and the Save Barton Creek Association in sponsoring a community meeting on the Wal-Mart at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave..."

Naked City
Headlines
News Story  April 25, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison


Naked City
Austin Stories
News Story  November 8, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...GOP U.S. Senate candidate John (Candy) Cornyn was supposed to do a little block-walkin' through Circle C Ranch Halloween night, but he didn't make it back from DFW in time..."

Bradley Bonks
News Story  July 26, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...At press time, his secretary said he was wrapped up in meetings and unable to return our phone call. Bradley is one of Austin's most controversial characters, with many of his headline-grabbing escapades stemming from his Circle C Ranch development in Southwest Austin..."

Naked City
Raul Alvarez wins by 201 votes over Rafael Quintanilla, confirming that Austin's green machine is only weakened, not defunct.
News Story  June 9, 2000, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Local Republicans and developer Gary Bradley, however, clearly saw a friend in Quintanilla -- or at least an enemy in Alvarez. Bradley placed a letter urging support for Quintanilla in the Circle C Ranch newsletter, and Republican-sponsored phone banks cranked up just before the election promoting Quintanilla as the conservative candidate in the race...."

Landmarks of the Nineties
News Story  January 7, 2000, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...3. Circle C Ranch..."

Austin Tomorrow
Building on the Past
News Story  October 23, 1998, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...If you want the new soccer fields demanded by Austin Today, you have to vote for the "destination parks" of Austin Tomorrow. To replace Austin Today's storefront branch libraries, you need to okay Austin Tomorrow's Mexican-American Cultural Center..."

Election Snapshot
Voting Trends Stay the Course, With a Couple of Quirks
News Story  May 8, 1998, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Now, some Northwest and Southwest boxes did match Central Austin's effective 19% turnout - the ones in newly annexed areas (see chart immediately below). Foremost among these was at Circle C Ranch (box 304, Kiker Elementary), which saw a whopping 43.8% turnout and delivered over 1,000 "no" votes on all three bonds...."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  February 6, 1998
"...Motorola is looking to expand its facilities on property within the Circle C Ranch development. The chipmaker plans to build a 940,000 square-foot facility at the southeast corner of FM 1826 and Hwy 45..."

Environs
illustration by Doug Potter Five Predictions for the Coming Year:
News Story  January 9, 1998, by Robert Bryce
"...2) Gary Bradley takes bankruptcy. Bradley, the flamboyant developer of Circle C Ranch, whose bad debts have cost federal taxpayers more than $90 million, with legal bills and other obligations strangling his cash flow, will take refuge in Chapter 11...."

Downtown Bound
City to Lease Downtown Lots to Residential Developers
News Story  November 28, 1997, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Take, for example, John Wooley, who in a former life was Gary Bradley's partner in Circle C Ranch, but who today -- in addition to overseeing the Schlotzky's empire -- owns a big chunk of the Warehouse District, which has been, shall we say, a little bit more successful than Circle C. The city is only too happy to let Wooley -- who set the ball rolling on the Downtown Initiative in the first place by asking the city to lease him some underutilized property -- take the lead on its residential partnership..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  August 27, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...bankruptcy judge provides an answer, says Ron Ingalls, the bankruptcy trustee whose role is similar to that of a collection agency for creditors. Bradley's largest debt is owed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., for failed loans he took out to build the Circle C Ranch subdivision in the Eighties..."

Naked City
Bradley Loses the Ranch
News Story  June 27, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...Gary Bradley's legal battle to develop more than 1,300 acres of the old Heep Ranch lost ground last week in a ruling that effectively invalidates the bankrupt developer's claim to the property. U.S..."

Naked City
Hays County environmentalists and other area residents applaud a recent LCRA decision to delay building a water pipeline to Dripping Springs until an Environmental Impact Statement can be completed.
News Story  January 7, 2000, by Rob D'Amico
"...While the EIS process lumbers along, Hays residents could face bigger changes in the near term. For example, although officials with the Newhall Land & Farming Company abandoned plans to put in thousands of homes at a site known as Rutherford Ranch in northern Hays County, the land is still ripe for development..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  August 19, 1999
"...Is bad boy developer Gary Bradley a man to be trusted? Not if you count the times he's spearheaded various Austin-bashing shenanigans at the Lege. This time around, though, Bradley says he's ready to play nice if the city agrees to sell wholesale water/wastewater service to his Spillar Ranch, a 1,000-plus acre expanse just south of his Circle C Ranch development in Southwest Austin..."

Naked City
Austin Stories
News Story  December 20, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Bradley detractors welcomed the decision as a sign that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is taking its charge seriously, in trying to prove that Bradley fraudulently obtained loans in the Eighties to build Circle C Ranch..."

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For regional planning, it's a great day to go back to the future
News Column  October 10, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Scenario B, which focuses development in corridors along new and existing roadways, would have been the status quo model if Austin's previous fitful efforts at growth management had actually been heeded; this is the vision that undergirds Austin Tomorrow, the city's decades-old but still official comprehensive plan. Back in the day, progressives thought this sort of model was itself too extreme, since it allowed under the rubric of "managed growth" things like Circle C Ranch and the Loop 360 corridor and made new highway building not only attractive but essential..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  August 15, 1997
"...At the August 7 public hearing on site selection, an all-star cast of central city progressives, including reps from the Save Our Springs Alliance, Save Austin Neighborhoods and Environment (SANE), El Concilio, Save Barton Creek Assoc., and the Austin Neighborhoods Council, urged the board to eschew the sprawl-promoting, developer-pleasing and environmentally damaging (in their view) western sites. Conversely, a sizable detachment of Southwest Austin parents urged the opposite, with their favorite site being at Slaughter and FM 1828, hard by Circle C Ranch...."

Pease Out
New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups
News Story  December 2, 2011, by Laurel Chesky
"...Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park..."

Invasion of the Water Snatchers
Pittsburgh Utility Snapping Up Area Companies
News Story  April 3, 1998, by Robert Bryce
"...Mid-Tex was formed last October in anticipation of a large development near Driftwood that is being planned by Austin developer John Lloyd. The project could include several parcels including the Spillar Ranch south of the Circle C Ranch development..."

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