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Our readers talk back.
"...Many, many thanks for your fine pieces about that rotten outfit Wackenhut ["Beaten by..."

July 12, 2002 Column

Stratus Sparks Citizen Uprising
Hundreds of citizens turn out to denounce the proposed Stratus deal.
" a settlement that came together through community consensus, save for a few environmental extremists. But a majority of..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Stratus Status
"...up to a demonstration and march organized by the Save Our Springs Alliance from Barton Springs to Tuesday night's..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...for. Every time I swim a mile in Barton Springs, stroll into Antone's for some world-class blues on a..."

May 10, 2002 Column

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

Hold That Wastewater!
Effluent flows could cripple three local endangered species
"...Despite a pending application by the City of Drip­ping Springs to the Texas Commission on Environ­mental Quality for a..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: City May Buy Aquifer Land Slated for Sewage
Judge's order offers only clue that talks are in progress
"...26,000 protected acres the city manages in the Barton Springs recharge and contributing zones. Funding for the property would..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: More Water Under the Bridge
Reading the political currents flowing through WTP4
"...the other side, inevitably arrayed against the plan, were Save Our Springs Alliance firebrand Bill Bunch (alongside SOS spokesman..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Letter to City Council
Reasons why the city should forestall WTP 4
"...more than 20 million gallons per day (MGD) over our all time record peak day use of 240.3 MGD..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature

Beside the Point
Council takes long, slow journey into night
"...yesterday, bid time return!" Or, in the parlance of our times, WTF?..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Headbutting Over AMD Development Continues
Were traffic study's numbers dishonest?
"...the "major employers shalt not locate in the Barton Springs watershed" commandment – by moving about 2,000 employees into..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

More Needs To Be Done
"...Dear Editor, We very much appreciate your coverage of AMD CEO Hector Ruiz’s proposal to move..."

May 4, 2005 Postmarks

AMD and the Edwards Aquifer
SOS says mitigation offers aren't enough
"...guilt-tripping major employers to stay out of the Barton Springs watershed could suffer a big upset if Advanced Micro..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Worlders will live, and what they'll do, are of course closely guarded secrets. Presumably, the affordability of those "cool..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Building a Better Hill Country Suburb?
Developers Dick Rathgeber and Terry Mitchell say
"...can go anywhere, including the approval of the Dripping Springs City Council (the property is just east of the..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the 2003 data at this year's standards, we find our students and teachers showing strong academic growth. The new..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Backroom Is Open
" new, you ask? For residents living in Dripping Springs' sprawling ETJ southwest of Austin, the legislation -- HB..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...holiest parking garage will gather at the Travis Co. Court House today (Thursday) at 2pm for the latest legal..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

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

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

Naked City
Despite an expected cancellation of the scheduled public hearing on the city's settlement with Stratus Properties, two council members have put forth a motion to start negotiations on a land or development rights swap between Stratus and the city's land at the former Mueller airport.
" to build a massive development in the Barton Springs watershed, were disappointed on Nov. 30, when the first..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Off the Desk:
"...mail to cereal boxes to more plastic stuff into our recycling bins......"

Sept. 13, 1996 News Feature

Off the Desk:
"...Citizen Action, a consumer watchdog group that promises an in-your-face campaign to bring utility issues to the forefront on..."

Sept. 6, 1996 News Feature

'Shoddy' and 'Rushed'
Spicewood neighbors blast WTP4 water line plan
"...of burrowing out the plant's transmission lines. The Spicewood Springs Road Tunnel Coalition has formed not to reignite debate..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Centex Brigade
From San Antonio to Austin and back again
"...Five years ago, the staff at Austin's Save Our Springs Alliance was scrambling not only to maintain..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature by Greg Harman

Our readers talk back.
" mention sorting these based on federal privacy laws). Your pal would laugh hysterically because that would be the..."

April 21, 2006 Column

Naked City
Enviros question whether employees would really drive fewer miles to new campus
"...Four months after Advanced Micro Devices announced its plans to..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Enviro group launches Web site opposing Hill Country Development
"...Last week, the Save Our Springs Alliance launched a new Web site,,..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Bee Cave Mall Back on Fast Track?
Developers try – quickly – to get reapproval for a controversial big-box project
"...that the nip-and-tuck timeline, if successful, would run its course just days before a May 15 election that could..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...Of course the state's proposal to stop building frontage roads failed..."

June 14, 2002 Column

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