Historic One Water campus project is officially underway

Historic One Water campus project is officially underway

Wimberley, Texas, July 29, 2019— Wimberley ISD Board of Trustees celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the District’s future primary campus on the corner of Ranch Road 12 and Winters Mill Parkway on Monday, July 29. The new, approximately 90,600-square-foot campus is slated to open in the summer of 2020 ahead of the academic year. The $31.3 million bond project, given the go ahead by Wimberley residents in May 2018, has a capacity for 800 students in pre-k through second grade…

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Confluence Park Awarded Country’s Highest Architectural Honor

Confluence Park Awarded Country’s Highest Architectural Honor

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized Confluence Park with a “2019 Institute Honor Award for Architecture”! The award is one of the highest honors in the architecture profession, celebrating the best contemporary architecture which highlights the many ways building and spaces can improve lives. AIA’s nine-member jury selected submissions that demonstrated design achievement, including a sense of place and purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability and history. Confluence Park was among nine projects honored ranging from an elementary school in Tacoma, Washington…

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October Director’s Notes: FESTIVAL, Rainwater Raffle and more!

October Director’s Notes: FESTIVAL, Rainwater Raffle and more!

The recent rains that have fallen across the Hill Country have me looking forward to HCA’s Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival FESTIVAL, which is right around the corner! One of the things that I am most proud of at the Hill Country Alliance is the work we do to bring events to our region that are FUN, educational, and FREE to the public. The FESTIVAL is just that—it will be a full day of learning from 100+ vendors, exhibitors…

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Festival in Dripping Springs celebrates Hill Country living

Festival in Dripping Springs celebrates Hill Country living

  • October 8, 2018
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The Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival FESTIVAL returns to the Dripping Spring Ranch Park on Saturday, October 20, from 10am to 5pm. This free, one-day event promises something for everyone who loves the Texas Hill Country – whether you live there now, plan a move in the future, or visit often. The Hill Country Alliance (HCA), FESTIVAL planner, has packed the day with fun things to do and good things to learn about living lightly in our precious Hill…

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Blanco distillery uses one hundred percent rainwater

Blanco distillery uses one hundred percent rainwater

“One of the distinctions of our whiskey is the rainwater exclusively used in the distilling process,” Erwin said. “We put in a 56,000-gallon rainwater collection tank to tap into the best tasting water which also helps us conserve water.” Andalusia’s water tank harvests 3,700 gallons of water for every one inch of rain. They buy potable water from the city of Blanco for non-distilling use at the property because they’re outside of city limits and well water is not drinkable……

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Festival Brings Together Good Things to Know and Fun Things to Do

Festival Brings Together Good Things to Know and Fun Things to Do

  • October 31, 2017
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The Hill Country Alliance brings its eighth annual Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival to the Dripping Springs Ranch Park on Saturday, November 4. The Festival is a combination of fun things to do, like live music, wine tasting, food trailers, tiny homes—and good things to know about, such as water conservation, dark night skies, land stewardship, and wildlife management. More than 75 vendors will share their products, services and information on rainwater harvesting, sustainable energy, green building, home…

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Festival Will Celebrate the Joy and Beauty of Hill Country Living

Festival Will Celebrate the Joy and Beauty of Hill Country Living

  • October 19, 2017
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The Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival, an annual event of the Hill Country Alliance, returns to the Dripping Spring Ranch Park on Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 5pm. The festival is free, family friendly, and promises plenty to do and see for all ages and all who love the Hill Country. This event is a major expansion from the past seven years of the Rainwater Revival, now with a broader focus on living lightly, recreating responsibly, and…

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SAWS offers its customers discounted rain barrels

SAWS offers its customers discounted rain barrels

  • October 10, 2017
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  Many of us have watched the rain pouring from our rooftops and wished we could save it for a drier day. Now you can! SAWS is offering coupons towards the purchase of a rain barrel for residential water customers. Distribution Event Order by Oct. 20 – Distribution on Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road. The distribution event option includes an electronic coupon code via email to purchase a rain barrel online at reduced price…

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Rainwater Revival Calls for Grant Applications from Hill Country Schools – Deadline Extended

Rainwater Revival Calls for Grant Applications from Hill Country Schools – Deadline Extended

  • September 12, 2017
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For the seventh consecutive year, the Hill Country Alliance’s Rainwater Revival offers funds to help students learn about rainwater catchment and water conservation. As Texas Hill Country residents and businesses look for ways to conserve water, the Hill Country Alliance’s Rainwater Revival School Grant Program lends a helping hand to schools throughout the 17-county region. HCA is now taking applications from schools that want to implement or enhance rainwater collection and water conservation programs on their campuses. So far our…

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Spicewood company fills niche in Central Texas rainwater harvesting needs

Spicewood company fills niche in Central Texas rainwater harvesting needs

  • June 14, 2017
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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 rainwater for the rest of your life. It’s hands down the very best quality of water. Once the system is in, your…

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