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Forgione Now Suggests Closing Becker and Oak Springs Outright
"Repurposing" has turned into "closure."
"...Forgione Now Suggests Closing Becker and Oak Springs Outright Austin Independent School District Superintendent Pat Forgione..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Oak Springs Arson
The Austin Fire Department estimates $20,000 in damages to the school's playground
"...that caused $20,000 in damage to the playground at Oak Springs Elementary (3601 Webberville), rendering it completely off limits..."

May 5, 2017 News Feature by Jessi Cape

The Battle for Barton Springs: A Brief Timeline
Twenty years of progress
" threaten the Central Texas water that nourishes Barton Springs...."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Dripping Springs Keeps Growing, But Can the Dining Scene Keep Up?
Austin real estate pushes restaurateurs beyond city limits
"...about 80 people in my graduating class at Dripping Springs High School in 1990. Back then, about 1,000 people..."

June 9, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Article on Oak Hills Redevelopment Is Off-Base
"...Dear Editor, Kimberly Reeves’ article on Oak Hill Redevelopment has some errors [“Oak Hill Redevelopment: Varying..."

July 3, 2007 Postmarks

Oak Hill Redevelopment: Varying visions for town center
Concept of town center node in Oak Hill looks like it's getting tougher - not easier - as city's neighborhood plan progresses
"...The concept of a town center node in Oak Hill looks like it's getting tougher – not easier..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Hacking Whiskey at Treaty Oak Distillery
What’s a brief moment of Brooklyn in a Hill Country paradise?
"...who’ve been paying attention is Daniel Barnes of Treaty Oak Distilling...."

Feb. 14, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Grinch That Stole Oak Hill
Texas Department of Transportation releases environmental report on the agency's plans for the intersection of U.S. 290 West and Texas 71
"...on the agency's plans for what it calls the Oak Hill Parkway and most of us call "the Y":..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Llano Springs Ranch
The Vandivier family wins the Leopold Conservation Award for their restoration of an Edwards Co. ranch
"...using sustainable land-management practices to turn the ruined Llano Springs Ranch in Edwards County, about 140 miles west of..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place: Queerzy Springs
"'s some kind of unicorn promised land, this Krause Springs. The main pool seems unchanged since we began dipping..."

May 4, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Why Are Some of Austin's Smartest Restaurants Heading Toward Dripping Springs?
The Switch, Pieous, and the League look west
"...Stiles cites Southwest Austin's growth, the lauded Dripping Springs ISD, and a proven development partner as factors in..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Food Feature by Tom Thornton

Elementary School Limbo Continues
Decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools comes down to indecisive 4-4 tie at Monday's board of trustees meeting
"...and class coalesce like clouds over underenrolled Becker and Oak Springs elementaries. "So many parents just need to know..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Watershed Redo
How redevelopment can save the springs ... or not
"...problem – the continued commercial pollution of our Barton Springs Watershed creeks as well as the Edwards Aquifer, a..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Elementaries Spared Axe
Forgione withdraws long-fought-about proposal to close Becker and Oak Springs elementaries
"...came as a huge relief to the Becker and Oak Springs communities, whose long battle for their schools was..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...followed Forgione's proposal to repurpose Porter and two elementaries (Oak Springs and Becker) were crammed with discussions and hearings..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Will AISD Magnetize Eastside Sixth-Graders?
Kealing Junior High may add a sixth grade -- at the expense of its three Eastside elementary feeder schools.
"...grade at three of Kealing's feeder schools -- Campbell, Oak Springs, and Blackshear, which serve the low-income Eastside neighborhoods..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Branch by Branch
CARVER (3.0 stars)
"...DOVE SPRINGS (1.0 stars) 5405 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., at Stassney;..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature

Election Notes
Prop. 2 will shape the way the area develops at a time when the community is trying to decide for itself what sort of neighborhood it wants to be
"...galore – and that's all before you get to Oak Hill, where things are really personal...."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Repurposing Ain't Pretty
Parents lay into AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione
"...forums, Tuesday at Porter Middle School and Wednesday at Oak Springs Elementary, Forgione made the same pitch as he..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

West Side Tour-y
Big Medium lets artists on the other side of I-35 in on the fun
"...Weiss' digital collages drawn from photos taken at Barton Springs last summer, and Shanny Lott's colorful oils of some..."

May 18, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Election Info
Dates, voting locations, and ballots
"...Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd., 10am-6pm Saturday, Oct. 28..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Parkway or Super Highway?
Proposed TxDOT design could force residents out, uproot historic trees
"...Oak Hill residents are gearing up to fight Texas Department..."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Austin Public Library Tightens Belt, Introduces New Branch Hours
The Austin Public Library introduces a staggered branch closures as part of its 2008/2009 budget
"...Yarborough (2200 Hancock Dr.) Closed Thursdays: Hampton Branch at Oak Hill (5125 Convict Hill Rd.) Closed Fridays: Manchaca (5500..."

Sept. 30, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

April 19-26
"...Teresa Heinz Kerry. Book-sale proceeds benefit the Save Our Springs Alliance. Noon. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050. Free."

April 20, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Becker principal David Kauffman to brand-new Perez Elementary and Oak Springs principal Gilbert Hicks to Overton Elementary will likely..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Education Irony
Texas Education Agency gives $10 million to schools slated for closure in AISD repurposing plan
"...Chanukah present are in East Austin – Blackshear and Oak Springs – a rather inconvenient fact for the folks..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...the plan will be adopted at Sims, Blackshear, and Oak Springs elementaries, and at Dobie Middle School. Blueprint calls..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

St. Michael's Passion
Whose truth prevails at Austin's Catholic high school?
" Wallace, an African-American woman and former principal of Oak Springs Elementary in AISD who was a board member..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

AISD Bond Construction Projects
"...A B F 100% Norman $291,630 $266,076 ($25,554) -9% Oak Hill $330,940 $338,485 $7,545 2% Oak Springs $364,464 $374,467..."

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature

AISD Bond Construction Projects
"...Cost Overrun % Grades Mathews $214,425 $239,294 $24,869 12% Oak Springs $364,464 $374,467 $10,003 3% Palm $94,601 $103,661 $9,060..."

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature

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