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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

Preserving a 'Special Kind of Place'
Scott Swearingen on the ‘environmental city’
"...Scott Swearingen: The SOS [Save Our Springs Alliance] movement in the 1990s ... a..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

"...Austin and its environs – specifically the protection of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer – died Sept. 14..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature

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

Res Publica
Good times for good citizens, May 14-21
"...BARTON SPRINGS TREE TOUR Concerned about the trees that may..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature

Letter to City Council
Reasons why the city should forestall WTP 4
"...WTP4 for many years to come. Doing so will save Austin Water Utility ratepayers tens of millions of dollars..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature

The Making of an Endorsement
"...Austin Democrats, East Austin Republicans, Independent Texans - Austin, Save Our Springs Alliance, South Austin Democrats, South Central Coalition..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Water Use Goals a Joke
"...“green bona fides” as the “architect of redrafting the Save Our Springs Ordinance” [“Spring Training,” News, March 21]? Leffingwell..."

March 25, 2008 Postmarks

Naked City
"...developer wanting to collect a $294,000 judgment against the Save Our Springs Alliance is challenging the group's Chapter 11..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature

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

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

More and More and More Is Too Much
", more toilets, more car traffic in the fragile Barton Springs Watershed? More speculative “grandfathering,” more administrative approvals, and..."

Oct. 30, 2007 Postmarks

Naked City
"...• An amendment to the Save Our Springs Ordinance that would change the terms for..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...• The Crestview Neighborhood Association has called for residents to show up at tonight's..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature

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

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

New South Bathhouse
Needs more scrubbing
" bathhouse immediately up the hill from the beloved Barton Springs Pool at its existing south entrance...."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Council's Got ... Talent?
At intermission, we talk to the headliners
" As the former president of the Austin Firefighters Association, he negotiated one of the contracts currently straining the..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Stalled at the 'Y'? Sounds Familiar
Proposals to move traffic go nowhere
" environmental seat at the table. Fix290 sided with Save Our Springs Alliance, but business and neighborhood interests consider..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
"...Wal-Mart at the former Northcross mall; the Allandale Neighborhood Association executive committee voted Monday to sue the city of..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature

Community Access
The groundbreaking Austin Past and Present archive projects means free museums, movies, music, and more all over town
"...million years ago, connecting its geographical changes to the creek beds and fossil-pocked limestone buildings we recognize today. Meanwhile,..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

Bond Booty: Fantasy and Reality
Striking a balance among the various interests wanting a slice of the city bonds pie
"...Christmas, the last guy to be invited to the Save Barton Creek Association's election night party. Still, Tepper has..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
" year's end. In the meantime, the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods hosted a meeting with Capital Metro and..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Cease-Fire Ends in Southwest Road Wars
Environmentalists charge that Daugherty has been working backroom deals for southwest roads
"...put him at odds with groups such as the Save Our Springs Alliance and Hill Country Alliance. Still, Daugherty..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" Hill Country campus located minutes away from his Barton Creek Country Club home, or a tasteful monument erected..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...venomous attacks on every aspect of these attempts to save Barton Springs and our city processes. Your hysterical rantings..."

May 19, 2006 Column

Shameless Accusations
"...May 5], he shamelessly accuses SOS Alliance, Sierra Club, Save Barton Creek Association, and other supporters of Proposition 2..."

May 10, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: Greens vs. Greens
Charter election rhetoric begins rising all around
"...well intended, would neither protect the Edwards Aquifer and Barton Springs, nor make city government effectively more "open" to..."

March 31, 2006 News Column by Michael King

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