If talk of the “miracle at the springs” contains a touch of hyperbole, perhaps those whispering of it in the offices of City Hall can be forgiven.
After more than two years of debates in which tempers occasionally flared — Barton Springs sometimes has that effect on Austinites — peace was declared between competing tribes of nature enthusiasts, and as Thursday night ticked toward Friday morning the City Council unanimously approved a plan to refurbish the grounds around Barton Springs Pool. Work is scheduled to start in October on a project that virtually everyone who’s taken an interest says has at least some good points.
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