New Braunfels has been changing for years. Now, that change will be coming in earnest with a massive new proposed development north of Loop 337. On Friday, members of the team of developers of the sprawling Veramendi project detailed many ways the project will alter the city’s landscape. The development on the old Word-Borchers ranch is planned to... Read more
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department won’t see $36 million in promised state money over the next two years even as the agency grapples with millions of dollars in backlogged park maintenance. In 2015, state lawmakers passed a law to dedicate 94 percent of sporting goods tax money to the state parks department, but that portion has fallen... Read more
A new Harvard study found that Americans — especially poorer ones — are having a harder time find a suitable place to call home. Texas lawmakers, experts and development industry leaders say there are plenty of reasons why that’s true here, too. It’s becoming harder for urban-dwelling Texans to find an affordable home to buy or decent place... Read more
On Monday, June 12th, volunteers joined staff from the Hill Country Alliance and Native American Seed at the Texas Tech University (TTU) Llano River Field Station in Junction, Texas. There, they set fort an ambitious goal: control the more than 100 Chinaberry trees that are quickly spreading their footprint along the Llano River at the TTU field station.... Read more
U.S. climate officials recently released a series of maps that show just how terrible the Lone Star State’s weather is. The heat maps were created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and used in a study that examines billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the U.S. The study found that since 1980, the U.S. has experienced 203... Read more
Zak Crosby, owner and operator of Tall Drink Rainwater Harvesting, said once the public uses rainwater, it will never want to use well water or city water again. “Rainwater tastes better than any water you can get,” he said. “And once you bathe in it, taste it, wash your clothes in it, you will never want anything beside... Read more
Dozens of cities and towns in Texas have ordinances aimed at protecting trees. During the special legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to change that. Last month, when Dallas resident Cindy Beatty drove to a nearby Home Depot to buy some plants for her home, she noticed something that shocked her: Many of the live oak trees on a... Read more
An ordinance and several agreements allowing for a development to begin in the 189-acre Heritage subdivision passed a substantial hurdle. The Dripping Springs Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a Planned Development District (PDD) ordinance, as well as an annexation and development agreement for the Heritage subdivision by a 5-0 vote. The items are subject to finalizing... Read more
(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
“White-tailed Deer Management in Urban/Suburban Environments: Planning for Success” June 26, 2017 Doors open at 6:30 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm Upper [...]
“White-tailed Deer Management in Urban/Suburban Environments: Planning for Success”
June 26, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm
Upper Guadalupe River Authority lecture hall
125 North Lehmann Drive, Kerrville
Free and open to the public
The public is invited to attend the June meeting of the Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country Chapter to hear a presentation on White-tailed Deer Management. Once considered threatened in Texas due to unregulated hunting, White-tailed Deer are an adaptable species. In the last several decades, their number has increased significantly and they have now expanded into suburban neighborhoods and cities and towns throughout the state. Kevin Schwausch, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Biologist, Kevin Schwausch, will speak on strategies for the management of white-tailed deer populations in suburban and urban areas.
Kevin Schwausch has been employed by TPWD for 21 years in various capacities; for the last 7 years, he has served as a TPWD Technical Guidance Biologist based in Burnet. Mr. Schwausch has both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Wildlife Biology/Biology from Southwest Texas State University.
Contact Craig Childs, Vice-President, (210) 286-2674, for further information.
The application deadline for enrollment in the Texas Master Naturalist Class of 2017 volunteer training ends on June 30, 2017. Class membership is limited to 40 participants. Apply on-line at txmn.org/hillcountry/online-application/.
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All Day (Friday)
(Saturday) 7:30 pm
(Sunday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm
23 (Sunday) - 28 (Friday)
(Friday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
8 (Tuesday) - 10 (Thursday)
(Friday) 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
19th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference September 17-21, 2017 Visit Website The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, in partnership with The San Antonio River Authority, Texas [...]
19th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference
September 17-21, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, in partnership with The San Antonio River Authority, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), and States in Region 6 are hosting the 19th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 S Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
This conference will address and discuss the various issues and challenges of managing municipal stormwater, as well as new and upcoming rules and regulations.
The annual EPA Region 6 Outstanding Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development Project Competition will be judged and awarded during this conference. More information about this competition will be available soon.
17 (Sunday) - 21 (Thursday)
“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