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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

Public Notice: What Have They Done to Our Park?
What's left of Waterloo can't even be called a park
"...that included a massive drainage tunnel project below Waller Creek. And ... Oh. My. God. What's left isn't a..."

Sept. 3, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Trade-Offs and Throughput
Oak Hill tree removal halted; Project Connect “15%” done
"...Several local residents and groups including the Save Barton Creek Association have sued TxDOT, asking for them..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone
Back to the soil
"...greenhouses, hoop houses – and some were able to save certain products. Others' hoop houses broke under the weight..."

March 5, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

As Wastewater Plants Fail, TCEQ Fails to Regulate
Local conservationists seek to boost "beneficial reuse"
"...In October, Save Barton Creek Association released a "Hill Country Sewage Scorecard"..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

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

Faster Than Sound: Taylor Wallace Takes Over KUTX Morning Show
KUTX replaces morning show mainstay John Aielli with Taylor Wallace after the iconic ATX deejay suffers a stroke.
"...As a Hot Topic employee at the Barton Creek Mall, she reached out to her old boss..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...noon - 4pm Dougherty Arts Center1110 Barton Springs Rd., (512) 974-4000, www.austintexas.gov/jcbgallery..."

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

Controversial Pipeline to Cross the Hill Country
The PHP presents potential risks to Edwards Aquifer, and there is little Austin can do about it
"...Austin, those opponents include San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Hays Trinity Groundwater Conserva­tion District,..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

City Staff Reports on Risks of Natural Gas Pipeline Through Edwards Aquifer
Council hears from Environmental Officer on Permian Highway Pipeline
"...that includes (among others) San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District,..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Post by Michael King

To Expand the Convention Center or Not?
Despite unanimous support from City Council, voters will decide the answer
"...within the Palm District, especially along Second Street, Waller Creek, and Palm Park";..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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

With Little Enthusiasm, City OKs Opting Into Oak Hill Parkway Project
Plus more items from City Council's first substantive meeting of the year
"...Concerned residents from the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods, along with the Save Barton Creek Association,..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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
"...negative public response. "They know we are trying to save our heritage oak trees and Williamson Creek," said Cespedes...."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Land for Water
The city is asking voters to send more money to a little-known program that protects Barton Springs
"...morning, I stand in the dry bed of Onion Creek in Hays County and watch as Kevin Thuesen lowers..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

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

Hold That Wastewater!
Effluent flows could cripple three local endangered species
"...per day of treated wastewater into currently pristine Onion Creek, the local fight against the permit continues. The City..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Which Comes First?
CodeNEXT or the transpo bond? Or both?
"...the elections as well. Most currently, it's the Bull Creek Road Coalition vs. Friends of the Grove in Council..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Reasonable Doubt
Did misleading DNA analysis land an innocent man on death row?
"...to run a welfare check on Barz's house in Barton Hills...."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

‘Martinez for Austin’ Kicks Off Campaign
Council member opens all-city tour at Barton Springs
"...a crowd of supporters on the hillside across from Barton Springs, incumbent City Council Member Mike Martinez formally kicked..."

April 5, 2014 News Post by Michael King

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

Rivalry Revs Up for Pct. 2
Three Dems vie to replace Sarah Eckhardt
"...Action. She co-founded the now legendary local advocacy group Save Our Springs Coalition, which succeeded in passing a 1992..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Taco PUD Overcomes NA 'Karaoke'
Against opposition from several neighborhoods, Council gives condo tower first nod of approval
"...healthy assortment of neighborhood groups, with the Zilker Neighborhood Association joined by the Bouldin Creek NA, the Barton Hills..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...2013 president of the statewide Mexican American School Board Association. He argues that his hard-won experience will make it..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record
"...The cases can be brought in Travis County, which saves our travel. The investigators from the EPA [Environmental Protection..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

First Project Under New Ordinance Gets Nod
Project in Barton Springs Zone wins unanimous council approval
"...rules for old or abandoned building sites in the Barton Springs Zone. In this case, Cypress Real Estate Advis­ors..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

Disgusted With Council's Descision On Park PUD
"...the site of the former Filling Station restaurant on Barton Springs Road. This project is opposed by an impressive..."

March 1, 2011 Postmarks

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