City Council unanimously approved increased water rates and rate structure on Thursday, a strong display of confidence in the water utility’s ongoing efforts to diversify the city’s water supply and to encourage greater water conservation. Thursday’s vote follows two years of study, deliberation, and debate over the city’s long-range water future and the Council’s unanimous vote in October 2014 to endorse... Read more
Oak Hill, Austin, TX: More than two hundred great oak trees stand to be damaged or lost if TxDOT moves ahead with the Oak Hill Parkway project as currently designed. An independent tree survey by Oak Hill resident Gerry Powell has documented and photographed 288 oak trees in the path of proposed expansion of US 290 West and... Read more
A new study has, for the first time, estimated the total volume of groundwater present on the Earth. The results show that we’re using up the water supply quicker than it can be naturally replaced, while future research will seek to determine exactly how long it will be until modern groundwater runs dry. Groundwater is an extremely precious... Read more
“Building on lessons learned during the drought, Austin Water is proposing to move to a permanent once-per-week watering schedule. Watering restrictions are our biggest water savings measure and the one-day-per-week restrictions, along with positive community response, were critical in keeping the Highland Lakes above emergency levels during the worst parts of the drought.” Austin is seeking public input,... Read more
Thursday the San Antonio City Council will vote on a new SAWS rate structure being proposed in part to pay for Vista Ridge. “The controversial Vista Ridge water pipeline, if completed, will pump 50,000 acre-feet/year of Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer groundwater from a well field located in Burleson County.” Curtis Chubb takes a hard look while San Antonio’s largest business... Read more
At the end of September, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has supported the creation and maintenance of greenways, trails and other outdoor spaces across the U.S. since its inception in the ’60s, expired. LWCF helps along everything from national parks to community ball fields, and with no definitive word yet on Congressional reauthorization, parks advocates are... Read more
The Texas Land Trust Council is excited to celebrate a milestone, the 20th Anniversary of the Texas Land Trust Conference is set for March 2 – 4, 2016 in Austin. This is an excellent program for everyone interested in land and water conservation in Texas, personally or professionally. Session topics and a schedule-at-a-glance are now available online as... Read more
FORT STOCKTON — Saltcedar, an introduced species choking many Texas waterways, long has been a prime suspect in dwindling streamflows, but a Texas A&M AgriLife team has found that Tamarix, the plant in question, may have been accused falsely of that specific crime. Alyson McDonald, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in Fort Stockton, said saltcedar probably... Read more
Come celebrate the holiday season with Hill Country Alliance and Texas Land Conservancy! HCA is joining TLC for their final partner happy hour of the year and Art Show at Rattle [...]
Come celebrate the holiday season with Hill Country Alliance and Texas Land Conservancy!
HCA is joining TLC for their final partner happy hour of the year and Art Show at Rattle Inn!
Check out the new Hill Country Alliance 2016 Calendars, Nature Photography from a year spent travelling to all 47 National Parks by Scott Cochran, and original artwork from TLC’s Artist in Residence, Maximilian Quéripel!
December 1, 2015
5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Rattle Inn
610 Nueces St, Austin, Texas 78701
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4 (Friday) - 5 (Saturday)
All Day (Saturday)
“The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together an ever-expanding alliance of groups throughout a multi-county region of Central Texas with the long-term objective of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality and the unique character of the Texas Hill Country.” Learn More About HCA