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Save Our Speck Alliance
Larry Speck is the main architect of the Hill Country Galleria. He's also a member of the Save Our Springs Alliance board, which opposes the Galleria. This is what you call, "walking the tightrope."
"...By all accounts, the Save Our Springs Alliance considered Larry Speck one of its..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Save Our Springs Chiefs Savage Shade
Barton Springs activists, former mayor and state rep criticize Shade comments
"...her side, now she seems to have added some Save Our Springs heft to her attempt to stave off..."

April 28, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Before Save Our Springs ...
Big events in Austin's enviro history, pre-SOS
"..."Environmental councilman" Lowell Lebermann helps establish Office of Environmental Resources Manage­ment (putting environmental considerations into the zoning process) and..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Environmental Group’s Push to Spare Barton Springs Tree Ain’t Happening, City Says
No, Parks and Rec says
"...Flo, a beloved 100-year-old pecan tree leaning over Barton Springs Pool, is on her last roots. She’s scheduled for..."

Oct. 4, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

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

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Save as We Pave?
The latest trend in environmentally sensitive planning tiptoes into Travis County
"...500-acre ranch could become both – letting us have our natural open space and build on it, too?..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Barton Springs Reopens, With Great Pleasure
The Statesman-spawned toxics crisis is finally over, but threats to Austin water quality remain.
"...federal health agencies that no, the water in Barton Springs Pool is not liquid cancer, City Manager Toby Futrell..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

The Pain of Change at the Springs
Debate centers on a paved parking lot and pathway to the pool's south side
"...It's hardly a secret that making changes to Barton Springs Pool is no easy task. For context – repairs..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Another Springs/Aquifer Development Fight
Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District finds itself on wrong side of environmental fight as its board continues determining whether it should build new headquarters on donated parcel inside aquifer recharge zone
"...The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District finds itself on the wrong side..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Can't We Preserve Our Preserves?
"...for new toll roads in the Barton Creek, Barton Springs, and Edwards Aquifer watersheds? That's the question we asked..."

Sept. 27, 2006 Postmarks

Groups Plan To Sue To Save Salamander
WTP4 threatens survival of the Jollyville Plateau Salamander, eco groups charge
"...The Center for Biological Diversity and the Save Our Springs Alliance notified the U.S. Fish & Wildlife..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin at Large: The Pigs Inside Our Python
Austin takes a looooong time to digest what it swallows
"...front gate of the Violet Crown Trail, the Barton Springs Bathhouse, the Zilker Clubhouse, the cafe outside the swimming..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: Showdown at the Springs
Is the pool's south side in need of a makeover?
"...The decades-long battle over the Springs has moved to the south side – that is,..."

July 6, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

AMD Tricks Won't Protect Springs
"...coverage of the proposed AMD move into the Barton Springs Watershed [“Point Austin,” News, Dec. 30]. While the Statesman..."

Jan. 4, 2006 Postmarks

Council Should Do the Right Thing for Barton Springs
"...Jeremiah Venture spray irrigation of sewage on the Barton Springs recharge zone and the city legal's last-minute push to..."

Oct. 9, 2012 Postmarks

Shape Our Future
"...million people in the next 20-40 years? The Shape Our Future Coalition wants to make sure your voice is..."

Oct. 7, 2003 Postmarks

Use Common Sense With Springs
"...Dear Nick and Louis, Our safety is at risk. Therefore, the solution is obvious:..."

May 5, 2009 Postmarks

City vs. Statesman: Futrell Comes Out Swinging at the Springs
City and state experts contest the Statesman's hair-raising allegations of toxic pollution at Barton Springs.
"...A shimmering Barton Springs Pool created an incongruous backdrop to a somber press..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Barton Springs Pool Doesn't Need Renovation
"...Dear Editor, As someone who swims at Barton Springs Pool every day and cares for preserving its natural..."

Oct. 17, 2012 Postmarks

Who's Polluting Barton Springs?
"...track down and expose the biggest polluters of Barton Springs as part of an overall plan to clean up..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Saving Our Salamander
"...It's back to square one for the Save Our Springs Alliance and two federal agencies charged with..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature

SOS Alliance Parsing Words, Twisting Facts
"...[“Postmarks,” July 1]. Once again, Mr. Bunch and the Save Our Springs Alliance are parsing words and twisting facts...."

July 13, 2005 Postmarks

Coalition Fighting Another Proposed Amphitheater Near Dripping Springs
Environmental groups call on TCEQ to reject wastewater permit
"...the project as it it lies outside both Dripping Springs' and Austin's extraterritorial jurisdictions...."

March 3, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Then There's This: Overlooking the Springs
A planned subdivision and code conflict spawn enviro headache
"...staff – is the potential environmental risk to Barton Springs. The property sits on a sharp slope leading directly..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Quote of the Week: Bill Bunch
Save Our Springs Alliance executive director gets it a little twisted
"...– Save Our Springs Alliance executive director Bill Bunch, seeming to..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Column

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

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Trench Warfare
Federal judge rules for LCRA on the Dripping Springs pipeline project, but the SOS lawsuit proceeds
"...Storage Tank on the outskirts of Austin to Dripping Springs, the biggest town in northern Hays County. Four feet..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

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

SOS Files for Bankruptcy
The stalwart defenders of Barton Springs reorganize in face of court loss.
"...Unwelcome news, but not surprising following the Save Our Springs Alliance's recent blow in court. Here's SOS'..."

April 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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