Sara Announces Inaugural Environmental Film Fest

  • June 10, 2014
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Free festival to showcase award-winning nature films in honor of National Rivers Month The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has announced it will host the agency’s first Environmental Film Fest to help commemorate National Rivers Month in June. The festival will take place June 19 at Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is a free event; however, seating is limited to the first 200 attendees. SARA is partnering…

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Our Texas Drought, What’s Happening?

“If we want to have a Texas similar to the one our parents enjoyed, with good clean water, reasonably priced food, healthy rivers and quality bays, we are going to have to do the right thing starting at home and then carry those ideals to our counties, towns, and to Austin in particular. WATER IS LIFE!” Read more from Mike Mecke, published in Ranch & Rural Living Magazine.

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Severe drought calls for conservation throughout basin

We all have a role to play in preserving our water supply June 9, 2014 By Timothy Timmerman Chair, LCRA Board of Directors There is nothing more important to our communities than a reliable water supply – our homes, our businesses, our very lives, depend on it. As we enter the seventh summer of this severe drought – and despite the recent rain in Central Texas – it is more essential than ever that everyone in the lower Colorado River…

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Debate over Substation near Fredericksburg

“(Public reaction) is ranging from really high negative feelings, just outrage. I’ve talked to some landowners that were in tears,” Katherine Peake, an area landowner who also serves as president of the Hill Country Land Trust, said. “I’m convinced it’s needed. It’s just how can we minimize the impact of the lines and the substation?”  Read more from the Fredericksburg Standard.

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Guarding San Antonio’s Eternal Water Future

“The path to a secure water future – and thus, our economic prosperity – was largely written when this area was first settled over the Edwards Aquifer centuries ago. Sound planning will be necessary to ensure clean and abundant water for generations to come and to maintain the aquifer as a primary strategic economic and environmental asset.” Read more from San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg published in the Rivard Report.

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ASR and Texas water resources: A tool whose time has come?

With booming water demands and shrinking supplies, water resource managers in Central Texas and beyond are increasingly considering ASR — aquifer storage and recovery — as a tool for generating reliable groundwater supplies. While ASR is becoming more common throughout the rest of the U.S. and around the world, Texas has been slow to adopt the technology. Is it time for that to change? Read more

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Milan J. Michalec elected President of the Cow Creek GCD

CCGCD installs new director; reassigns board positions May 29, 2014 By Carline Schwartz, News Editor, The Boerne Star Three Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District directors were officially sworn in by Kendall County Clerk Darlene Herrin during a regular meeting Tuesday, May 13. Current directors Don Dietzmann and Bob Webster and new director Curt Campbell, who replaced outgoing president Tommy Mathews, all ran unopposed and were declared elected in March after the district canceled its May 10 election.  During the meeting,…

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Award-winning rainwater capture system crowning achievement of retiring Bandera High teacher

Congratulations to Brad Flink, who’s RWH project was honored by the Texas Water Development Board with its Texas Rain Catcher Award. HCA’s Rainwater Revival grant program provided support to document this project and create a model for other campuses. The stormwater retention and reuse system created by students is capable of holding 84,000 gallons for irrigating the Bulldogs’ baseball field. Read more from Zeke MacCormak and the SA Express News.

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Meet Andrew Murr

Andrew Murr will face a Libertarian challenger in November to represent District 53 in the Texas House of Representatives. This District includes Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton counties. Texas House of Representative, House District 53   Texas is in his blood Texas is in Andrew Murr’s blood – an 8th generation Texan, descendant of a pioneering family of one of our brave defenders of the Alamo, and grandson of former Governor Coke R.…

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Managers Discuss Hill Country’s Water Resources and the Drought

Livestock Weekly May 22, 2014 By Colleen Schreiber SAN ANTONIO – The Trinity Aquifer and the Upper Guadalupe River are major components of the hill country’s available water supply. While these water resources typically do not receive as much attention as the more prominent Edwards Aquifer, for example, with the rapidly growing population in this part of the state their importance has never been more crucial. Ray Buck has served as the general manager for the Upper Guadalupe River Authority…

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