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Barton Springs Underwater
Photographer Martha Grenon dives deep into Austin's beloved swimming hole
"...Austin for Martha Grenon to be baptized into the Barton Springs faithful. She says she's sorry that it took..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Preserving Austin's Natural Mecca
Interactive documentary project Living Springs celebrates Barton Springs
"...on any recent summer day, the line of swimsuit-clad Barton Springs Pool hopefuls wraps around the bathhouse. Perennially listed..."

July 31, 2015 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

The Unforeseen
Executive-produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, Dunn's award-winning documentary looks at the history of Barton Springs, Gary Bradley's role in development issues, and the relationship of Austin's environmental activism to the world at large.
"...community organizers out to save the city’s “spiritual center,” Barton Springs, from degradation. In the other corner, weighing countless..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Slimed!
Is Barton Springs Pool Losing Its Soul to Algae?
"...The waters of Barton Springs Pool are still cool and inviting, but they..."

April 21, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Summer Fun
This year's Summer Fun sings a love song to Galveston Island
"...In Austin, we have the women's changing room at Barton Springs, and I believe it rivals the best of..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

1,400-Acre Development Near Hamilton Pool Ignites Push to Protect Salamander
Environmentalists petition to list Pedernales River springs salamander as endangered species
"...Austin's Save Our Springs Alliance and a group of environmental scientists have filed..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Postmarks
Run, Max, Run
"...That Underwater Lizard..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...hall meeting regarding the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter over the Barton Springs Recharge Zone at South MoPac and Slaughter Lane,..."

July 25, 2003 Column

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...Scottish Woods entrance to the western edge of the Barton Creek greenbelt, and descended the long, rocky slope known..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Postmarks
The Sweet Science
"...I attended a meeting of winter swimmers at Barton Springs Pool on Sunday, January 31. Some very invasive..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...week at a hearing on proposed rule changes at Barton Springs Pool. The adjectives were varied: "Outrageous," "ludicrous," and..."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Feature

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...The city constructed the dams that created Barton Springs Pool in the Twenties, but its pool system..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

'Water Works'
The charming and fun aquatic ballets at Barton Springs Pool return on video
"...time, one of the best stages in town was Barton Springs Pool. That's because every three or four years,..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critic's Picks
Kids
"...Best Turtle NestBarton Creek Inlet..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Day Trips
Take your chum to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.
"...collection, the aquarium takes visitors on a tour of underwater worlds circling the globe. It is a fascinating journey..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Deep End
A refreshing, loving look at summer culture from photographer Will van Overbeek and watercolorist Melissa Grimes
"...We are blessed with many options for swimming, from Barton Springs to Galveston...."

Aug. 8, 2008 Arts Review by Rachel Koper

'Oceana'
Beat the heat with a cool dip in the new Vortex show, and swim with mermaids and selkies
"...Barton Springs. Deep Eddy. Hamilton Pool. Blue Hole. Krause Springs...."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Margaritaville
Live Shot of Jimmy Buffet at the Moody Theater
"...born on Christmas, followed his big screen entrance carousing underwater with mermaids by bounding onstage last, kicking off his..."

May 31, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

TDH: 8/16/11
Wind power, Downtown parking debate and other renewable resources
"...acres of open space over the Edwards Aquifer and Barton Springs recharge zone...."

Aug. 16, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

T-Mobile City Chase
Urban adventure race invades Austin
"...Race and Fear Factor," with past ChasePoints including an underwater relay race, completing a Marine boot camp drill, and..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Sports Feature

Happenings
September 6-12
"...LAKE TRAVIS UNDERWATER CLEANUP brings 1,000 divers together to clear the lake..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature

For Their Eyes Only
TWP says there isn't enough money to give them all canes
"...are also endangered. As rapid urbanization degrades the salamander's underwater habitat – primarily caves southwest of Austin, near San..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Esther's Follies
Using inventive props, puppets, costumes, and live music, the gang at Esther's Follies stuffs fast-paced skits, political satire, and illusions into a tightly compacted show
"...The theatre space is decorated with a fantastically tawdry seaside-underwater mural complete with a sunken ship, fish, and a..."

April 16, 2004 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Going Public
A new Sunset Commission report recommends opening Texas' public lands to use by the public as parkland.
"...Commerce, has begun looking at land acquisition in the Barton Springs watershed. The Texas Nature Conservancy has launched an..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Our Murals, Ourselves
"...and Greg Jones adding their brushstrokes to streets from Barton Springs Road to Red River. For whatever reasons ñ..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

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