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New Website Lets You Dip Into the Barton Creek Timestream
Drifting in the history of Barton Springs
"...wondered who Gus Fruh is? Love to swim at Barton Springs but never heard of Beverly Sheffield, once known..."

April 22, 2022 Screens Feature by Ellen Daly

Farming Local Connections With Barton Creek Farmers Market
Austin’s longest-running farmers’ market continues to support small farms from a mall parking lot
"...– every Saturday from 9am until 1pm in the Barton Creek Square parking lot. Barton Creek Farmers Market has..."

March 1, 2024 Food Feature by James Scott

Surf Barton Creek!
"...longer. After locally heavy rains the past few weeks, Barton Creek is currently running and tubeable! With water levels..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature

City Confirms “Non-Concerning” Levels of Toxins in Algae in Barton Springs; Pool Still Open
Toxins found at many local waterways due to rising temperatures
"...presence of toxic algae in several local waterways, including Barton Springs, but analysis by Austin Water shows these are..."

Aug. 17, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

News Roundup: Barton Springs, the Eastside, and Science
Barton Springs reopens, while activists take sides on East Side Hotel
"...this week's News Roundup, summer can officially begin, because Barton Springs has reopened; development of the Eastside continues to..."

June 8, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The Battle for Barton Springs: A Brief Timeline
Twenty years of progress
"...1974-1980: Burgeoning highway construction and unregulated development in the Barton Creek watershed and the recharge zones of the Edwards..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Barton Blues Again
"...yet another city settlement deal with developers in the Barton Springs watershed supports Einstein's theory that time is not..."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

City Hall: Yes, Austin, Barton Springs Is Still Safe
One more time: City, state, and federal experts refute rash Statesman claims about Barton Springs pollution
"...calls last Thursday's community forum on the safety of Barton Springs Pool "a little healing." Last week, the Austin..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

TCEQ Paves the Way for Shit Creek(s)
State environmental agency rejects science in favor of allowing sewage in creeks
"...familiar government entities and environmental groups, such as the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, the city of Austin, Hays..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Rock Creek Rolls Forward
Cypress' Rock Creek project moves along after Fish & Wildlife approves its permit.
"...U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The proposed Rock Creek residential community -- a part of the old Rutherford..."

March 29, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Showdown at Lick Creek
As once clear water runs dark, a community defends its natural heart
"...any good that has come out of the Lick Creek pollution disaster, it's that Warren Stinson successfully contested his..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Barton Springs Reopens, With Great Pleasure
The Statesman-spawned toxics crisis is finally over, but threats to Austin water quality remain.
"...and federal health agencies that no, the water in Barton Springs Pool is not liquid cancer, City Manager Toby..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Barton Sees a Building
"...Ah, the solace of the Barton Creek Greenbelt: the trails, the creek, the canopy of..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Mastering Barton Springs
" News reporter Daniel Mottola, reactions to the new Barton Springs Master Plan were mixed a few weeks ago..."

Aug. 8, 2007 Columns Post

It Came From Barton Springs!
"...a controversial 870,000-square-foot office park over Austin’s environmentally sensitive Barton Creek Watershed. To ensure their good name during the..."

Oct. 2, 2007 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Waller Creek Comes to Life
Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown
"...came on with the setting sun, sinking into Waller Creek and seeping into coats, hats, and the fingertips of..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Are the Waters Rising at Bouldin Creek?
New FEMA floodplain maps raise neighborhood questions about proposed developments
"...noting the specific attention paid to lots along Bouldin Creek in south central Austin. "The new maps are quite..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Council Defers on Decker, Approves Onion Creek Buyout
Golf project goes to committee, and Garza Ranch put to bed
"...the buyout of 240 more homes in the Onion Creek 100-year floodplain, 140 of which were considerably damaged in..."

March 10, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Lakes Latest: Barton to Open, Travis Stays Closed
Will Lake Travis be open for the weekend?
"...and Narrows. Travis County has closed Bob Wentz, Cypress Creek and Pace Bend Parks, plus the Loop 360 park..."

July 11, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Seven Decades and One Wall Apart: Finding Friendship on Either Side of a Bouldin Creek Duplex
Two women at different stages of life keep company during a pandemic
"...found a listing for a 1930s duplex in Bouldin Creek – without central air conditioning or a dishwasher, but..."

July 16, 2021 Arts Feature by Ali Montag

No Trespassing
illustration by Doug Potter TNC Goes Overboard in Protecting Barton Creek
"...and a couple of friends were planning to float Barton Creek. But as they were preparing to put in..."

July 11, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Farmers Market Report: June 22-23, 2013
Melons, corn, peppers!
"...bringing the first cantaloupes of the season to the Barton Creek Market and the Cedar Park Market this Saturday...."

June 21, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: June 29-30, 2013
Watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, jalapeños
"...last all day. They will also have seedless watermelons (Barton Creek Market and Cedar Park Market)...."

June 28, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers' Market Report: April 19-20, 2014
The first summer squash, chocolate bunnies, and iceberg lettuce
"...have more to bring this Saturday (Sunset Valley and Barton Creek)...."

April 18, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Update: Greenbelt Closure Continues
Barton Creek Greenbelt closed due to weather concerns
"...Recreation Department announced this afternoon the continued closure of Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail following the last few days' heavy..."

May 12, 2015 News Post by News Staff

Farmers Market Report: Oct. 19-20, 2013
Apples, miracle sweet corn, pumpkins, lettuce, and pastrami
"...this spectacular: Apples! Texas-grown apples have arrived at the Barton Creek Farmers Market, courtesy of Top O’ Texas Orchards...."

Oct. 18, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: May 18-19, 2013
Summer fruit and flowers come to the markets
"...will be bringing a few early peaches to the Barton Creek Market this Saturday, and Caeda Farms will be..."

May 17, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Keep Off Barton Creek
"...the difference. There are plenty of other areas of Barton Creek for people to use. Can we not afford..."

July 18, 1997 Column

SOS Files for Bankruptcy
The stalwart defenders of Barton Springs reorganize in face of court loss.
"...and for future generations. This will include protecting Bee Creek, Barton Creek, and Lake Travis from the misnamed ‘Sweetwater’..."

April 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Snapshot: Cirque Italia
Water circus splashes down at Barton Creek Square mall
" hand during the traveling show's opening weekend at Barton Creek Square...."

Feb. 1, 2019 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

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