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Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The plaintiffs, including the city of Sunset Valley, the Save Our Springs Alliance, and the Save Barton Creek Association,..."

Sept. 10, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Rick Green and Ken Armbrister push a flurry of bills creating special water and development districts -- including the reviled, though much-revised, "Bradley bill" -- through their respective chambers at the Legislature.
"...Local and Consent Calendar over rising objections from the Save Our Springs Alliance, Hays County Water Planning Partnership, and..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...(RECA) members and Chamber of Commerce leaders to hard-core Save Our Springs Alliance (S.O.S.) officers and neighborhood representatives --..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

No Dripping Sewage!
"...he doesn't want to put treated sewage into Onion Creek – but still seeks permission to dump nearly a..."

Feb. 6, 2018 Postmarks

Naked City
SOS sues the EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to do enough to prevent runoff pollution from despoiling Barton Springs.
"...say the "check here if you won't endanger the Barton Springs Salamander" approach to pollution prevention will no longer..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Neighbors and Green Advocates Slow TxDOT’s Roll
“Parkway” no more?
"...Council and Commissioners Court, along with environmental groups like Barton Springs Conservancy, Clean Water Action, Environment Texas, and Save..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Then There's This: Aquifer Angst
Will the city poop out on its fight to block a wastewater permit?
"...irrigate treated sewage in the recharge zone of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer...."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Breaking stories from Austin and beyond
"...president and general counsel for the Texas Police Chiefs Association, his inquiry is – drum roll, please – "inconclusive."..."

April 23, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Temple-Inland Reads the Writing on the Wall
The Fortune 500 firm abandons its SOS-busting, job-boosting plans
"...the aquifer, the T-I headquarters campus at MoPac and Barton Skyway has no grandfathered claims that would allow for..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Curtains Closing on Stratus Deal?
The Stratus Properties development deal heads for a third and final City Council vote, just as environmental and neighborhood opponents step up demands for a referendum.
"...question for the ballot. About 20 representatives from the Save Our Springs Alliance, the Sierra Club, and various neighborhood..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Hitting the Trails
City Trails Vision Provokes Suburban Wrath
"...than 400 miles of new hike- and-bike trails along creeks throughout Travis, Hays, and Williamson Counties. City dwellers could..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

Back ~ In Black?
SOS Is Arisen: Let the Confetti Rain Down
"...ruling in a Hays County court that invalidated the Save Our Springs (SOS) water quality ordinance. The original lawsuit..."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

The SOS Ordinance Turns 20
Remembrances of an election that changed Austin's political environment
"...ago, on Aug. 8, 1992, voters overwhelmingly passed the Save Our Springs Ordinance – a voter-driven initiative to protect..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The Save Our Springs Alliance and Save Barton Creek Association have..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice
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"...an Austin landmark and get the word out that Barton Springs Still Needs You to Protect Her. This holiday..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Down to the Wire
SOS, Bradley, and the city try to work out their differences and come to an agreement they all can live with on the Bradley Settlement.
"...listened to their concerns. Among those concerns is what Save Our Springs Board Chair Robin Rather has called one..."

March 10, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Hays County environmentalists and other area residents applaud a recent LCRA decision to delay building a water pipeline to Dripping Springs until an Environmental Impact Statement can be completed.
"...promoting new development, and its effect on the endangered Barton Springs Salamander...."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Naked City
Enviros question whether employees would really drive fewer miles to new campus
"...to move to a new corporate campus in the Barton Springs watershed, environmentalists are still peeved, and still raising..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...2004, PARD received a prestigious National Recre­a­tion and Park Association Gold Medal Award – recognizing it as a top-tier..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Serious Concerns Over Amending SOS Ordinance
"...Council Member Lee Leffingwell’s proposed amendment to the voter-approved Save Our Springs Ordinance would make it easier for redevelopment..."

Nov. 6, 2007 Postmarks

A Big Box Full of Big Boxes
The latest on the Wal-Mart, Lowe's, and Eckerd's controversies
"...Wal-Mart: Up the Creek..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the National Register of Historic Places. The Teachers State Association of Texas Building at 1191 Navasota, the George Washington..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...here five years ago from a house across from Barton Springs to escape the madness that emboldens that neighborhood..."

July 1, 2005 Column

Lowe's Loses Again
The Brodie Lane big-box project remains shut down until a September trial
"...Council's approval of the Lowe's project probably violated the Save Our Springs Ordinance. In a July 2 ruling, Jenkins..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The Austin Police Association has cooled off a bit, but remains unwilling to..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around Austin and beyond
"...town. What you say goes." -- The Texas Medical Association, firing up the troops to pass Proposition 12. The..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Lowe's Gets More Complex
The retailer wants the county to be a co-defendant in its SOS lawsuit
"...over the aquifer that doesn't comply with the city's Save Our Springs Ordinance. Under SOS, such a development would..."

Sept. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

It's A Gas, Gas, Gas For Longhorn
Looks like the Longhorn Pipeline is about to begin pumping gas.
"...by the city of Austin, two landowners, and the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District that called for a closer..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Laws of the Land
Hatfield and McCoy Drama Unfolds Over Aquifer
"...Bill Couch, manager of Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, is try to fend off..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...of the water/wastewater system of FM Properties' developments on Barton Creek. Neither the Sierra Club's Austin Regional Group nor..."

Jan. 24, 1997 News Feature

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