"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...3. Circle C Ranch..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park..."
"...The FDIC alleges Bradley transferred two promissory notes, gave his fiancée jewelry and money, sold or transferred property, and then failed to list these transactions on his Chapter 7 filings. The Save Our Springs Alliance, a longtime Bradley foe, says the FDIC is taking the easy way out; SOS attorney Brad Rockwell wants the agency to pursue fraud charges over the loans Bradley obtained in 1985 to build Circle C Ranch..."
"...The alliance, along with many others, wants the feds to force Austin developer Gary Bradley to pay the $73 million he still owes on loans he obtained in the 1980s before the S&L meltdown. Bradley took out the loans to build Circle C Ranch but hopes his subsequent bankruptcy filing will erase the debt..."