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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

Save as We Pave?
The latest trend in environmentally sensitive planning tiptoes into Travis County
"...rules in ways that will result in pollution of creeks, drinking water, and Barton Springs...."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Imminent Harm
The city plays a high-stakes, high-risk game with Stratus Properties, while the citizens look on
"...on the challenges we all face in trying to save Barton Springs."..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Grease ...
The Fish & Wildlife Service faults the EPA for failing to protect the Barton Springs Watershed.
"...the federal government -- for diametrically opposed reasons: The Save Our Springs Alliance sought stiffer development regulations in the..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: The Toxic Agenda
The Statesman's sensational report on Barton Springs is much less than meets the eye.
" survey was "Do you feel safe swimming in Barton Creek?" The choices were "I haven't felt safe swimming..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Making Waves
Barton Springs Pool in line for a fixer-upper
"'s website devoted to an ambitious master plan for Barton Springs Pool states that the project's goal is to..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

An S-O-S for SOS
What will the Stratus deal mean for the Springs?
"...not for Stratus Properties, the 10th anniversary of the Save Our Springs Ordinance might have come and gone with..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

One in a Crowd
Barton Springs history needs your crowdfunding help
"...and Recreation Department Director Beverly Sheffield made toward preserving Barton Creek and Barton Springs in the decades after World..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Screens Column by Savannah J Salazar

Enviro Advocates Honored
Save Barton Creek Association hands out awards and barbecue
"...awards dinner Monday at the Zilker Park Clubhouse, the Save Barton Creek Association honored several city of Austin staff..."

March 25, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Did SOS Matter?
The battle for Barton Springs has been a struggle over the soul of the city.
"...member of today's City Council -- voted for the Save Our Springs Ordinance and, it can be fairly said,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The LCRA Means Business
Authority's Plans to Expand Threatens Austin's Control Over Growth
"...series of windows overlooking the river, members of the Save Barton Creek Association (SBCA) pleaded that the board ensure..."

Feb. 7, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Trench Warfare
Federal judge rules for LCRA on the Dripping Springs pipeline project, but the SOS lawsuit proceeds
"...requested in a lawsuit filed in December by the Save Barton Creek Association, Save Our Springs Alliance, and the..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...Save Our What?..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
The Save Barton Creek Association tries to force the TNRCC to listen.
"...The Save Barton Creek Association heads to the courthouse on Wednesday..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Oh No, It's Mr. Bill!
Do Bill Bunch's Tactics Hurt the Springs He Loves?
"...Bunch faces daily, surely when he's sitting on the Barton Springs hillside, as he often does, overlooking the once-immaculate..."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

SOS Sues Over Stratus Plan
Stratus Properties plans to develop 1,253 acres in the Barton Springs watershed, but the Save Our Springs Alliance believes state law prohibits their lofty plans.
"...A Save Our Springs Alliance lawsuit against the city and Stratus..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Enviro Groups Oppose Plans for Violet Crown Venue
20,000-seat venue would sit amidst Barton Creek preserve
"...The development, which is surrounded by the Nature Conservancy's Barton Creek Habitat Preserve and the creek itself, has plans..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

311 Story in Error
"...Max Woodfin Barton Springs Eternal... To the Editor:..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Column

Stratus Busted for Runoff Pollution at Future AMD Site
Activists say early problems foretell future of construction over aquifer
"...Pollution of the Barton Springs watershed has already occurred due to development on..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...rights for a chunk of land Stratus owns along Barton Creek. Stratus is one of the companies that has..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Last Call for Lowe's? Council Ready to Split
It's still 4-3 and holding as the controversial big-box deal goes up for final approval
"...George Cofer, Robin Rather and Brigid Shea, or the Save Barton Creek Association. But the newest arrival on the..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Opinion: Oak Hill Road Plan Is Taxpayer Abuse
The argument against TxDOT's plan for a freeway flyover at the intersection of U.S. 290 and Texas 71
"...down through limestone rock, above the aquifer that feeds Barton Springs..."

Sept. 17, 2021 Column by Carol Cespedes

Back to the Trenches
AMD tightens its hold on Lantana – and the enviro opposition digs in
"...Simply put, AMD's plan to lay stakes in the Barton Springs watershed has reignited an old, ugly development fight,..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...relief as Temple-Inland abandoned its quest to bust the Save Our Springs Ordinance and expand its headquarters over the..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Battle of the Big Box
Enviros and Southwest neighbors find a common cause: fighting Wal-Mart and its plans for a Supercenter on the aquifer
"...Wal-Mart Supercenter planned for a 29-acre tract in the Barton Springs Recharge Zone. Moderating the proceedings was former Mayor..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Coalition Fighting Another Proposed Amphitheater Near Dripping Springs
Environmental groups call on TCEQ to reject wastewater permit
"...the proposed 66.45% impervious cover, which "will likely degrade Barton Creek and local groundwater quality in violation of the..."

March 3, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Public Notice: More to Be Thankful For
An overdue (if tentative) win in Southwest Austin
"...The Save Barton Creek Association says they've "scored a major victory"..."

Nov. 27, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
Gary Bradley presented his latest land-swap deal to the Save Barton Creek Association this week and received mixed reviews from environmentalists, many of whom are wary of trusting the megadeveloper.
"...on the first floor," Bradley told a gathering of Save Barton Creek Association (SBCA) members Monday night. So Bradley..."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature

Taming the 12-Lane Monster
Task Force Finalizing Plan to Limit Environmental Damage From Aquifer Freeway
"...Can Barton Springs and the community of Oak Hill survive the..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Feature

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