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Day Trips
"...Colorado River Trail Arts & Crafts Show one mile west..."

April 25, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The South Llano River State Park has something for just about everybody
"...South Llano River State Park, outside of Junction, Texas, has something for..."

April 11, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Trout Unlimited, along with residents of Canyon Lake, petition the TNRCC to stop the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority from taking more water from the lake, reducing river flows and potentially harming trout and the environment.
"...Country. But as the 3,000-plus members of the Guadalupe River chapter of Trout Unlimited (GRTU) will attest, it can..."

May 18, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Going With the Flow
The next life of Waller Creek
"...crossing under the traffic-laden I-35 and entering the Red River district, home to music clubs – Stubb's, Beerland, Mo­hawk,..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Ari Phillips

7 Central Texas Destination Restaurants Worth the Trip
Travel guide-worthy dining and tucked-away spots near Austin
"...located near the town square, minutes from the Blanco River. Their tasting taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday, with..."

May 17, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

What's on Tap?
"...difficult to forecast what the future holds for the Colorado River, but a recent report card on Austin released..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project Could Mitigate Effects of Climate Change
Council approves phase 1 of project that could store 60,000 acre-feet of water underground by 2040
"...Currently, Austin gets its water from the Colorado River and the Highland Lakes. With the ASR project,..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin’s Steady Strides Toward Climate Sustainability
How are we doing and how effective can local policies be at mitigating a worldwide crisis?
" finally closed by Austin Energy and the Lower Colorado River Authority; 3) that the state declare "a climate..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
"...the beach is to arrive at Roy G. Guerrero’s Colorado River Park, park in the Montopolis Youth Sports Complex..."

May 17, 2019 Chron Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Local Fallout From Unusually Heavy Rains
One dead; Zilker Zephyr closed indefinitely in flooding aftermath
"...residential areas in Austin have not flooded. The Lower Colorado River Authority opened seven floodgates within the Highland Lakes..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
"...into tributaries of Walnut Creek, which flows into the Colorado River, and Gilleland Creek, which feeds into popular East..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Day Trips: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood
Popular mountain biking park shouldn’t be overlooked for its swimming and camping
"...On the upper reaches of Lake Travis, the Lower Colorado River Authority park is a scenic mixture of open..."

July 7, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Music Lover's Guide to Austin
The essential sounds, sights, and settings of Austin music
"...oversized bronze likeness on the south shore of the Colorado River (near South First & Riverside) in 1994. When..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

The Common Law
You can't do what on Lady Bird Lake ...?
"...fact that there are way too many lakes and rivers for the state to regulate leaves considerable room for..."

June 3, 2016 Column by Luke Ellis

Levitation 2016 Cancelled
Stormy forecast pulls plug on weekend fest
"...tornado warnings, combined with high water levels along the Colorado River from recent heavy rain and flooding...."

April 28, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Council Approves Three Homestead Preservation Districts
Impoverished parts of East, North, and Southeast Austin receive affordable-housing protection
" I-35 and Parker Lane to the west, the Colorado River to the north, U.S. 183 to the east,..."

Dec. 25, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: Bridges to Forever
The theme for the coming week is public input
"...23, noon-1:30pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. Learn more about FBCs, and RSVP for the event,..."

June 19, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Affordability Key to Climate Plan Goals
City task force makes its recommendations for 2024 climate change protection goals
"...coal-fired Fayette plant, but given co-ownership with the Lower Colorado River Authority, the city has yet to figure out..."

July 18, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Council Endorses EPA Emissions Rule
Supporters hope to set precedent for Texas
"...Fayette Power Project. Co-owned by Austin and the Lower Colorado River Authority, the coal plant is the sixth-largest source..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Two Proposals That Will Devastate Traffic
"...crossed are limited in number. These features are the Colorado River, which cleaves the city from east to west,..."

Feb. 8, 2014 Postmarks

City Deflates Tube Business After Blowup
Code Compliance shuts down Eastside Tubes' walkway
"...Amid debate on whether river tubing belongs on the Eastside, last week the city..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

LCRA Treads Water in Dry Times
The LCRA emerged from the 83rd relatively unscathed, but still no one is particularly happy
"...of a handful of Highland Lakes-region legislators, the Lower Colorado River Authority emerged from the 2013 regular session of..."

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

LCRA Wins One
A judge has ruled that LCRA didn't breach its contract with wholesale rates
"...The Lower Colorado River Authority earned a victory last week in the..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Then There's This: The Irony of Conservation
Austin's water-saving habits will delay need for WTP4
" seven years its "trigger payment" to the Lower Colorado River Author­ity – a savings of about $95 million,..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

LCRA and Utilities Fight Over Contracts
River authority could lose half of its electric revenues
"...This summer, the Lower Colorado River Authority has seen the costly departure of some..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Then There's This: No Drought Here
So what if the lakes are half full – it rained, didn't it?
"...of the city's long-term water-supply contract with the Lower Colorado River Authority. "I think we've got to seriously re-evaluate..."

July 27, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Clear as Smoke: LCRA May Face Lawsuit Over Fayette Emissions
Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over emissions at Fayette
"...seemed quite so dirty since AE and the Lower Colorado River Authority spent $400 million on new "scrubbers" intended..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Shea's Contracts at Issue
Questions raised about candidate Brigid Shea's work as consultant and lobbyist
" site the new plant at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park in return for parks funding was..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

West Lake Waterworks
City to offer $16 million for control of its wastewater system
"...wrest control of its wastewater system from the Lower Colorado River Authority. The city council authorized an offer of..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

LCRA Close To Capping Utility Sales
River Authority moves to begin unloading water/wastewater utilities
"...Lower Colorado River Authority board Chair Tim Timmerman is in the..."

Nov. 25, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

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