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Essential Pool Services
"...Dear Editor, Barton Springs Pool is not a luxury. For me, Barton..."

Aug. 29, 2020 Postmarks

“Marianne Levy: Grimm Re-Articulated” at the Dougherty Arts Center
This exhibition of ceramic sculptures recasts fairy tales with animals who are more human than the people in the originals
"...hang long lilac strings that reach the floor and pool there – the picture of a steady shower. More..."

July 10, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pools Please!
"...Dear Editor, The closure of Barton Springs, Deep Eddy, and their brethren is akin to..."

July 8, 2020 Postmarks

Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Officials fear holiday weekend will give virus a transmission boost
"...Austin announced today it would scale back park and pool access due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases..."

June 29, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Pools Reopen, but With New Rules
Expect temperature checks, required masks, and sign-ins when you return to city pools
"...Starting June 1, the city began reopening select pools to the public. Due to lifeguard shortages – the..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

What to Expect at Austin's Newly Reopened Pools
New policies, fewer pools, and how to navigate them
"...This week marks the first public pool activity in months – and, for some neighborhoods, their..."

June 2, 2020 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

Austin Reopens Some Public Services and Private Businesses
Here's what you need to know before you head out
"...Abbott is not responsible for the reopening of Austin’s pools. That’s all the city, which plans to begin opening..."

May 30, 2020 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

A Rough Start to Summer for Austin’s Beloved Pools
Can we swim yet?
"...Although Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order permitted public pools to reopen on May 8 at 25% capacity, Austin..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Keep Date Night Alive With Our Al Fresco Dining Checklist
You have the time, why not make it special?
"...and house-made curry bases to simmer proteins and veggies. Barton Springs Mill offers just about any kind of baking..."

May 29, 2020 Food Feature by Alex Detmar

Opinion: To Prepare for Future Shocks, Austin Must Get Weirder
Becoming truly weird means becoming a futurist, argues Jake Dunagan
"...local businesses against the incursion forces of national chains. Pooling research resources with the Office of the Weird, and..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Jake Dunagan

We Have an Issue: Love Letters to Austin
Send us your stories about what you love and miss most about our city
"...the woman who sculpted the beloved Philosopher’s Rock outside Barton Springs Pool; Wayne Alan Brenner’s remembrance of another well-loved..."

April 24, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

In Memoriam: Glenna Goodacre
Sculptor of Austin's beloved Philosophers' Rock has died
" is with Philosophers' Rock, which has stood outside Barton Springs Pool for 26 years. And now its maker,..."

April 21, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

UT Modeling Shows Stark Future Without Social Distancing
Without strict shelter-in-place, local hospitals overwhelmed by May
" enforcement to turn up on fools flocking to Barton Springs et al., but also pleading for communities and..."

March 27, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?
One policy wonk's view of how we got here
"...(7 to 4, with Council Members Kathie Tovo, Leslie Pool, Ann Kitchen, and Alison Alter voting against). This calls..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

In 1990, We Predicted What 2020 Would Look Like. Did We Get Anything Right?
And since we're here, why not place some bets on 2050?
"...1990, sci-fi writer Howard Waldrop imagined undrinkable water and Barton Springs Pool all dried up. He also declared with..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Features Feature by Kimberley Jones

New Year's Day Polar Bear Splash at Barton Springs Pool
"...the first day of 2020 as they leapt into Barton Springs Pool to brace themselves for what the year..."

Jan. 2, 2020 Photo Gallery

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...bloomed along Red Bud Isle, Auditorium Shores, and in Barton Creek between Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake...."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

The Future Is Transhuman
Inside GenEnCo’s new production The Future of Ismael
"...nonbinary actors does not come without challenges. As the pool of artists you want gets narrower and narrower, finding..."

Nov. 13, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Charlie Mangan

Top 20 Austin Breweries
Gird your liver for our annual Central Texas brewery power rankings
"...Services of Austin, Austin Pets Alive!, and Friends of Barton Springs Pool. That's something worth drinking for. 4) St...."

Nov. 12, 2019 Food Post by Eric Puga

30 Years of “Best of Austin”
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...Barton Springs Pool (66) *..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

"...Pool Scrub: No regular City Council meeting today (Oct. 24)..."

Oct. 25, 2019 News Feature

Multicultural Refugee Coalition Celebrates 10 Years of Growing Roots in Austin
Texas transplants find space to grow
"...water was flowing and where it was going to pool," said MRC CEO and co-founder Meg Erskine. "We did..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Controversial Pipeline to Cross the Hill Country
The PHP presents potential risks to Edwards Aquifer, and there is little Austin can do about it
"...for export. The resolution, authored by Council Member Leslie Pool and carrying the maximum four co-sponsors, passed unanimously on..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Qmmunity: The Gay Gene
Plus events, cyber babes, and local queerlebrity book release!
"...look for the trans flag. Thu., Sept. 5, 9-10pm. Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd. Free...."

Sept. 6, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

"...Red Bud Isle, Auditorium Shores, and the water along Barton Creek between Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History
Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend
"...Night Austin Music Video Festival is bringing back their poolside music video party. Catch world premieres from the W's..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Some of the Best Texas Hill Country Swimming Holes, Restaurants, Breweries, and More
Take a dip, then fill your piehole
" submerge ourselves in liquid, inside and out. Neighborhood pools and Barton Springs guarantee a nice quench for thirsty..."

July 26, 2019 Food Feature by Jessika Roth

Our 2019 Guide to Central Texas Breweries
A comprehensive list of places to grab a craft beer in and around Austin
"...Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse 1530 Barton Springs Rd., 78704,"

July 12, 2019 Food Feature

Austin at Large: What the Market Will Bear
From the creeks to the streets, Austin gets clear on what it wants
"...the next round of 350 or so homes at Barton Creek are going to be smaller than the modern..."

June 28, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
"...remind you. Be prepared by getting reacquainted with these springs and natural pools. Ignore them at your own risk...."

May 17, 2019 Chron Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

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