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Council Watch
The Bradley deal is out in the open but no one seems to have an opinion on it.
"...with developer Gary Bradley drew a grand total of four speakers (Robert Singleton, Karen Hadden, Save Our Springs Alliance..."

Feb. 25, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Los Super Sevenwill be on hand to help the Save Our Springs Alliance celebrate its ninth anniversary on Sunday,..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature

Benign Growth?
The State of Affairs
"...the Real Estate Council of Austin and the S.O.S. Alliance allowing for both land preservation and certain development in..."

April 16, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...expand. The apartments didn't meet the test of the Save Our Springs ordinance, limiting impervious cover to 15%. The..."

July 18, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...the Third Coast. Published quarterly by the Asian American Alliance, the newspaper is designed to foster communication between different..."

Nov. 8, 1996 News Feature

Point Austin: Is There a Lawyer in the House?
Legal opinions abound in the lead-up to November's elections
"'s Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues to prioritize "Aus­tin's Cultural Tourism Indus­try" (i.e., not the Convention Cen­ter). The action (accomplished..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Austin's Political Ecosystem
Swearingen's Environmental City tells the inner history of city politics
"...While the legendary Save Our Springs Alliance battles of the Nineties play a..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Later for Wildflower Commons
Council delays Wildflower Commons development hearing until August
"...Commons, a proposed 37-acre mixed-use project in the Barton Springs Recharge Zone. The project, on a 265-acre site with..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

Cool City: The Leffingwell Lens
One council member's view of the Austin Climate Protection Plan
"...goal of reducing water consumption by 10%, which would save 32 million gallons per peak-use day. That savings, in..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

AMD Not So Clean?
Sediment-laden runoff spotted flowing from Southwest Austin construction site of company's controversial Lone Star campus
"...The Save Our Springs Alliance, long-opposed to AMD's headquartering of its..."

April 6, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

To the Lighthouse
After 20 years, WTP4 returns to a still unanswered question: Do we need it?
"...the location of the plant, but with the Commissioners Court set to reconsider the city's case, there were signs..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
" the editor on Dec. 16 ["Postmarks"] only affirms our membership made the right decision by supporting Sarah Eckhardt's..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Column

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...the waterfall, and when I got out saw a four-foot snake slithering along the rocky creekbed...."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Residents claim crusher threatens Edwards Aquifer and roadway safety
"...The Save Our Springs Alliance's Colin Clark attended last week's meeting..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Lowe's Loses, Once More
The retail giant's now 0-for-4 at the Travis Co. Courthouse
"...Lowe's Home Centers Inc. lost another court round last week, bringing to four the number of..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...I live in the downtown neighborhood, and I helped save East Sixth from clearance for condos in 1979. I..."

March 26, 2004 Column

Naked City
One citizen's report on a curious push-poll from the world's largest retailer
" that even if you were very sure of your personal convictions, unless you thought really hard about it,..."

July 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Sailing Without Anchors
It's been more than two months since Bee Cave officials signed a controversial deal with the developers of a large-scale shopping center project, but peace has hardly returned to the valley in this semi-rural community.
"...seem to have only intensified. Area residents and the Save Our Springs Alliance have stepped up their campaigns against..."

Sept. 13, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
This week at council: The city's proposed agreement with Stratus comes up for discussion; the Pedestrian Plan awaits approval; and Vignette's downtown deal is up for a vote.
"...-- get ready for a fight. Old-school environmentalists like Save Our Springs Alliance executive director Bill Bunch are grimly..."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
Council will appoint nine members to the Mueller Municipal Airport Implementation Advisory Commission; city may implement new septic tank rules; Suzanne Gamboa has left the Statesman; Brigid Shea starts a new consulting firm; UT professor Emerson Tiller has been nominated for the board of ICANN; Triangle project action postponed for a week.
"...process. At any rate, there'll be three neighborhood leaders, four appointees representing various professional fields -- urban design, commercial..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The Texas Supreme Court agrees with the city of Austin that exemptions from water quality regulations for large landowners are unconstitutional, extending Austin’s winning streak in court.
"...Last Thursday, the city continued its winning streak in court when the Texas Supreme Court sided with the city..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
University of Texas employees will be staging a sickout to protest low pay and benefits; citizen planners in the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team are honored for their work; the Dawson Neighborhood Association tries to reach a compromise to keep Southwestern Bell from tearing down homes in their neighborhood; The Save Our Springs Alliance honors Brigid Shea as a "Barton Springs Hero"; Statesman political reporter Dylan Rivera leaves for Portland, Oregon.
"...She may be gone, but Save Our Springs Alliance co-founder Brigid Shea hasn't been forgotten..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...honored for being "soul men" Sunday night when the Save Our Springs Alliance named the pair the recipients of..."

June 11, 1999 News Feature

Climate Change Crosses County Lines
Study predicts how climate change will affect Texas' future water needs
"...a new study released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council brings the problems created by climate change..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

'Y' Can't We Be Friends?
The Fix290 Coalition provides a test case for highway and community compatibility
"...will work in a way that can meet all our goals," Daigh said. "We do, however, have a U.S...."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" a Christian nation. … We pledge to exert our influence toward a return to the original intent of..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature

SOS Electioneering
"...employees out of East Austin and into the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Watershed [“Back to the Trenches,” News, Dec...."

Dec. 21, 2005 Postmarks

SOS' Clark Responds
"...the community give up and let AMD pollute Barton Springs and abandon East Austin because the corporate giant made..."

Aug. 8, 2005 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...When our elected transportation officials receive an unprecedented 6,000 public comments..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Column

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