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The Hightower Report
The Texas Lege comforts the comfortable and afflicts the afflicted; and Nevada proves to be a poor dumping ground.
"...toxic chemical leached from the factory into the nearby Colorado River, which then carried it miles away through farmlands..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Rainbow Materials says its massive concrete spill near its Del Valle plant was an oversight, but a former Rainbow employee attests it was no accident.
"...community peeks out of a wooded hillside above the Colorado River. There are large shade trees, bushes heavy with..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Coal Hard Cash
Alcoa has applied for a mining application in Elgin, near Austin.
"...thousands of wells in a huge swath from the Colorado River to the Brazos, endangering a whole way of..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature

Getting Dumped On?
Todd, Goodman Lead Charge for Davenport MUD
"...Austin Country Club decorates the southern bank of the Colorado River. Further up is a thick plateau of evergreens,..."

March 21, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

Water Parks, Swimming Holes, and More Options to Keep You Cool
Beat the heat with these H2Options
"...has more than 11 attractions, ranging from a lazy river to a zip line. Daily admission upon arrival costs..."

July 18, 2018 Chron Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Playback – Sike Fest: Levitation Canceled
Levitation 2016, a bitter pill for all
"...hail, tornado warnings, and high water levels in the Colorado River...."

May 6, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: April Is the Coolest Month
Council staffs up, swings into committee action
"...The 5th Annual Family Water Festival and River Ramble connects Austinites with their water source on the..."

April 10, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Then There's This: Water Talk Bubbles Forth
Exploring the unknown future of Austin's water supply
"...Tom Mason, a former general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority...."

May 16, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Top 10 Environmental Stories
The state dealt with a drought as the city took on some prickly issues
"...6) You Call This a Drought Plan? The Lower Colorado River Authority – not exactly a regional leader on..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Playback: Screamadelica
Austin Psych Fest 2014 drops its lineup
"...the previous year's venue, once again occupying the 58-acre Colorado River-fed Carson Creek Ranch down by the airport, which..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips
Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park in Burnet makes camping easy
"...added dimension to the enjoyment of the 940-acre Lower Colorado River Authority park. Guests can take advantage of the..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Questions for ISWMMP
"...a landfill within a mile or two of the Colorado River on the bluff with views of the river..."

July 31, 2009 Postmarks

Day Trips
The spectacular Bright Leaf nature area is open for guided tours on the second Saturday and Sunday mornings of each month
"...of the earth's surface that runs from the Red River to the Rio Grande makes the nature preserve a..."

July 25, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
"...intersection with Boswell, who was wearing a helmet. The driver stayed at the scene; Boswell was taken to Brackenridge..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature

More Places to Splash Around
More lakes to re-open after flooding.
"...More good news for water lovers: The Lower Colorado River Authority has announced that Lake Marble Falls is..."

July 7, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Boomtown Dining
Eleven more reasons to make a trip to Marble Falls
"...Marble Falls was a tiny quarry settlement on the Colorado River, people have been drawn here by the attractive..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Water Gushes Forth From LCRA
The utility wastes no time inking deals to moisten Hill Country sprawl
"...Nimble-footed Lower Colorado River Authority officials moved quickly last week to ink..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Trouble on the Longhorn Pipeline?
Pipeline work proceeds in Bastrop Co. following rumors of a leak, extensive reconditioning
"...a rocky hill descending to a bend in the Colorado River. The gravelly soil's tendency to allow rapid leaching..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
The LCRA shuts down – again – the controversial West Cypress Hills project
"...ordered to shut down construction last week after Lower Colorado River Authority inspectors spotted a completely nonfunctioning riser pipe..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
North Austin neighbors protest the utility's tree-cutting plans
"...The Lower Colorado River Authority is prepping a North Austin park for..."

March 12, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

From 380 Angles
Karen Kocher's multimedia 'Austin Past and Present' tells hundreds of stories in almost as many ways.
"...rise and fall of the first dam on the Colorado. Pull-down menus along the top of the screen provide..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Screens Feature by Michael May

Naked City
Hydrilla
"...The Lower Colorado River Authority has signed off on an "integrated pest..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Controversy over the environmental record of Rainbow Materials Inc. costs the company a renewal of its city projects contract.
"...Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission have cited as a Colorado River polluter. Rainbow was the lowest of three bidders..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Austin freshman Ann Kitchen proves a quick study in her first session at the Texas House of Representatives.
"...Longhorn matter in the next session. While the Lower Colorado River Authority recently settled its differences with the company,..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Postmarks
Further Lost Austin fallout and enviro-rhetoric from our readers.
"...Save the Riverside Golf Course!..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Column

Bullish on Protection
"...The Colorado River may stand as one of the last bastions..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips
Eat barbecue for breakfast at Zimmerhanzel's BBQ in Smithville.
"...BBQ occupies a small, red tin building between the Colorado River and the historic business district of Smithville. Out..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...area of pristine woods, meadows, and canyons along the Colorado River. An eight-mile hiking and equestrian trail winds through..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Going With the Flow
The LCRA Connection
"...improve water quality and flood management in the Lower Colorado river basin, it clearly falls within LCRA's mission, although..."

Sept. 4, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Green Acres
Prop. 2 Seeks to Protect Water Quality - but at a Price
"...gets the vast majority of its water from the Colorado River, Cooley says the benefits of protecting the aquifer..."

April 10, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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