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The Trouble With Tank Farms
East Austinites who saw the health impacts of a tank farm in the 1990s push back against new proposal
" their memories of the gruesome effects of a tank farm that for decades was located in East Austin..."

April 1, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Visualize Whirled Tank Farms
An update on the continuing controversy over the future of the tank farms
"...week's inaugural planning workshop on the former East Austin tank farm had barely started before the audience hit city..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Neighbors of Proposed Fuel Tank Strategize Against Relocation
Southeast Austin residents met in an effort to stop the construction of a new fuel facility
"...the issues caused for decades by the notorious gasoline tank farm on Springdale Road before it was shuttered in..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Why Farm-Raised Fish Are a Good Idea for Austin
Demystifying the process and why it makes sense for our landlocked city
"...a huge concern, are people so opposed to consuming farmed fish? "I know there's a bad rap about the..."

June 1, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

Thinking thinkEAST
How Fusebox has engaged stakeholders in the planning process
"...for the 24-acre site that once housed a fuel tank farm in East Austin. With no previous experience doing..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

After The Fall
Tank Farms: What Now?
"...than a dozen maps, showing pollution plumes, pipelines, and tank locations, lay against a wall. Two dozen boxes of..."

Feb. 23, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Communication Breakdown
Does the closure of HausBar Farms spell trouble for the urban farming movement?
" revisit what it means to be an urban farm. For everything from increased access to locally produced foods..."

April 12, 2013 Food Feature by Anna Toon

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...• Eastside Tank Detox It's hard to believe that just 15 years..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature

Design for Living
Fusebox Festival creates a pop-up village as part of its thinkEAST Living Charrette
"...tract in East Austin that had once been a tank farm for jet fuel storage before neighborhood activism shut..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Growing Pains
HausBar dispute shadows city's urban farms
"...reactions to initial reports of the closure of HausBar Farms (see "Com­mun­ication Breakdown," Food, April 12) have ranged from..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Anna Toon

Public Notice
Buff Stuff Rebuff
" La Casita, 1009 1/2 Cherico bordering Boggy Creek Farm. Happy Birthday, Lourdes! [email protected] or 442-5986...."

Feb. 13, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

Top 20 Austin Breweries
Gird your liver for our annual Central Texas brewery power rankings
"...contemporary like a West Coast IPA at the Copper Tank: San Bernardino...."

Nov. 12, 2019 Food Post by Eric Puga

Heavy Mettle
Fact of Life
"...Power Plant is one. The now-closed and lately down-zoned tank farm is another. (Down-zoning the tank farm was seen..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Now or Never
"...enviros alike when he successfully fought to close the "tank farm," a 52-acre storage site housed in residential East..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...complaining of noxious emissions from the six gasoline storage tanks in their neighborhoods. Led by Susana Almanza, executive director..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Eastside Community Organizations
"...into existence) during the battle over the now-defunct Govalle tank farm, and held down the minority end of the..."

July 21, 1995 News Feature

As the City Strives for Zero Waste, Where Does Food Fit In?
Bringing farm-to-table back to the farm
"...and bunches of herbs. Schroeder isn't preparing for the farmers' market, but rather his weekly delivery to Casa Marianella,..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Aleshire the Agitator
Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Limelight
" 1991, and in 1992 protested against the gasoline tank farms in East Austin that have since shut down...."

Aug. 28, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Early Data Shows Progress at Four High-Crash Intersections
Number of accidents dramatically drops at intersections outfitted with new safety controls
"...working to establish a transportation and urban planning think tank, Farm and City, said the results are a great..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Our readers talk back.
"...with themselves? This is a water-treatment plant, not a gasoline-tank farm. By Tom Cuddy's curious split-city logic, there are..."

May 5, 2006 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...After getting burned in similar circumstances on the Hog Farm, the commission carefully linked its action to specific sections..."

April 17, 1998 News Feature

Council Considers Fuentes’ Call to Slow Down AUS Fuel Project
New tanks to be located directly opposite Southeast neighborhood
"...slow the construction of four 1.5 million-gallon jet fuel tanks along the U.S. 183 frontage of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport,..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: “No Significant Impact”
On unforced errors, ugly legacies, double standards, and loving thy neighbor
"...The 1.5 million-gallon fuel tanks are not very floof-y, but when AUS runs low..."

April 8, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Looking for Solutions for Residents Feeling Extreme Heat
UT-Austin partners with city, community orgs to mitigate local "heat island" effect
" the city's industrial zone, home to the former tank farm and the Holly Power Plant. Certain communities are..."

Sept. 17, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: The Way We Got Here
On the journey to today’s Austin, Ron Davis helped make the road by walking
"...really comprehended such depredations as the massive Govalle gasoline tank farm that poisoned the soil and water of thousands,..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Strategy Team (EAST), which helped shut down the gasoline tank farm in Govalle in the Nineties, among other achievements...."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature

Austin Creative Alliance's Summit Report
The service organization moves beyond talk with four ideas on how the city can expand its cultural infrastructure
"...The project on the site for the former fuel tank farm is being developed with an eye toward combining..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...District PUD, a 24-acre site on a former gas tank farm that Eastside activist group People Organized in Defense..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

All Over Creation: Site Specifics
Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST
"...Robert Summers purchased the notorious property – a onetime tank farm for jet fuel storage that took years of..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Road to Freedom
The Cost of Art III: How the Fusebox Festival liberated itself from charging admission
"...Austin acres once home to a jet fuel storage tank farm. But our conversation focused on what "Free Range..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

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