According to NASA, there are 40 million acres of turf grass in the United States — lawn, in a sense, is our largest crop. Individually we spend, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 hours a year mowing our lawns; and as a nation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, we pour 9 billion gallons of water daily on... Read more
Money is flowing into a local water business to make more drinking water available and plug projected shortages as the Texas Hill Country’s population swells. A new company launched by a prominent rural Texas land broker in San Antonio, Harold Trip DuPerier III, secured significant capital from a New York City-based private equity investment firm, the companies announced. Local water... Read more
Hays County Commissioner Will Conley is stepping down from his post to seek the Republican nomination for county judge, he announced Tuesday night at a press conference. County Judge Bert Cobb has been on leave since August as he battles cancer. Cobb is not seeking re-election when his term expires in 2018, Conley said. “These are critical times and... Read more
Ninety-seven percent of the land in Texas is privately owned. It is regularly acknowledged that increasing fragmentation of private lands is one of the greatest threats to the sound management of our natural resources, including ground and surface water, wildlife habitat, and the farms, rangelands, and forests that produce our food and fiber. Landowning families experience intense pressure... Read more
Video: A geoscience team from Southwest Research Institute recently completed a study on the long-term effects of groundwater pumping near Devils River, one of the state’s last pristine rivers. They found that the river relies heavily on natural springs from the Trinity-Edwards Aquifer in Southwest Texas. The headwaters moved 10 miles downstream since the 1960s. Watch video at KLRN.com Read more
High-speed passenger rail connecting Texas cities, a promise that seemed to have died after decades of discussion, is back in the conversation as San Antonio squares off against growth and congestion with talk of light rail as a solution that needs only voter support. If you sat in traffic this morning, waited for a bus, or wished for... Read more
This fall, San Antonio Water System is helping customers save money and water by offering coupons toward the purchase of rain barrels (limit 2), and the Trinity Glen Rose District is hosting the Nov. 4th rain barrel pickup event. SAWS customers can sign up for the coupons online at saws.org/rainbarrels, where you’ll select your preferred pickup method: from... Read more
Imagine driving across Texas and seeing billboards suddenly stretching twice as high, marring your view of the landscape. A scenic advocacy group fears this could be the result of proposed new rules from the Texas Department of Transportation. For decades, the maximum height for billboards has stood at 42 1/2 feet. But the proposed rules state that “a sign existing... Read more
To Protect & To Explore: A Celebration of Texas Rivers and Film Screening at Patagonia Austin October 19 at [...]
To Protect & To Explore: A Celebration of Texas Rivers and Film Screening at Patagonia Austin
October 19 at 6 pm
Hosted by Texas Living Waters Project, Ft. Lonesome and Patagonia. Share your Texas river story and learn from others’ stories as you enjoy the Living Waters short film premiere, Q&A fireside with river specialists and special river-themed song by Dana Falconberry.
Spread the river love by entering our River Kit raffle and bringing your bandannas, jean jackets or other sturdy textiles to get some river-themed stitches designed by the Ft. Lonesome artists.
Free and open to the public.
PARKING is available just south of the store at 302 N. Congress Ave (3rd & Congress). Please call the store for a validation code when you arrive (512-320-8383).
(Thursday) 6:00 pm
20 (Friday) - 22 (Sunday)
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
(Monday) 8:00 am - 9:30 am
“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
Purchase online today!
Wild & Scenic Film Festival:
Eight stunning films highlighting iconic scenery, conservation efforts, and remarkable adventures!
Kerrville – Sept. 28
Mason – Oct. 12
Fredericksburg – TBD
Rainwater Revival +
Hill Country Living Festival:
Bigger, Better, More Fun!
Join us, November 4 in Dripping Springs! Details
After the Storm:
Letting the River Heal