September 2009 News Archive

  • September 30, 2009
  • News

September 30, 2009 LCRA Encourages Residents to “Stay Involved” Regarding Transmission Line Planning The LCRA met with the Mason County Commissioners’ Court on Monday morning, then returned that afternoon for an open house with the City. Both meetings drew large crowds, and lots of questions, as Mason residents expressed their concern about the possibility of high voltage transmission lines being built through the county. Read full Mason County News article here. September 24, 2009 Intensity of drought surpasses previous droughts…

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August 2009 News Archive

  • August 31, 2009
  • News

August 28, 2009 Conservancy shifts into high gear Scott Storm decided the best way to keep his family’s ranch together was through a conservation agreement that would protect more than 5,000 acres covered in live oak, Spanish oak and native prairie grasses. So he started working with the Hill Country Conservancy to do so. Read full Austin Business Journal article here. August 26, 2009 Drought Decisions Program Scheduled Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service and the NRCS office have planned an educational…

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July 2009 News Archive

  • July 31, 2009
  • News

July 31, 2009 What Roof is Best for a Rainwater Harvesting System? Rainwater harvesting is fast becoming an attractive water supply option in many areas of Texas; some households are even using it as their sole source of water. Although rainwater is generally clean, it can contain chemical and biological contaminants. Some of these contaminants are picked up in the atmosphere, but others are from the roof of a building when rain comes in contact with it. Read full article…

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June 2009 News Archive

  • June 30, 2009
  • News

June 30, 2009 Wind Energy and Transmission presentations scheduled for July 15 in Fredericksburg The public is invited to a meeting where wind energy and transmission presentations will be made by officials from the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA). The meeting will be at 7pm Wednesday, July 15 at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau building at 237 Equestrian Way. Sponsored by Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment (SOSHCE) – Details Where the first raindrop falls John Graves said it best in…

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May 2009 News Archive

May 28, 2009 Hill Country control is denied A Statesman.com Editorial: Land Use Legislation A proposal to authorize county commissioners to exercise more control over land use appears dead — once again the victim of a lethal combination of ambivalence, inertia and bad timing. During the 2007 session, a similar proposal was a victim of a legislative homicide by anonymous perpetrators. This year’s version is dead. It didn’t commit suicide, but there isn’t quite enough evidence yet to rule it…

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April 2009 News Archive

  • April 30, 2009
  • News

April 30, 2009 PEC Election Underway Pedernales Electric Cooperative is conducting its second-ever open and competitive election for members of the Board of Directors. Be sure your voice is heard. Election details here. April 29, 2009 Hearing set for Llano River sand and gravel application The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is being asked to permit the mining of sand and gravel along a nearly one-mile stretch of streambed in the Llano River. Kingsland businessmen Joe Long and Mark…

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2009 Drought News

September 24, 2009 Intensity of drought surpasses previous droughts Despite scattered rainfall, the Colorado River basin remains in a severe drought that is affecting water supply, LCRA staff told the Board of Directors this week. As a result, LCRA is considering whether to take additional drought management actions. Read full LCRA media release here. September 4, 2009 Drought drying Barton Springs The most severe drought in the nation is drying up one of Austin’s most treasured natural resources, the spring-fed Barton…

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March 2009 News Archive

  • March 31, 2009
  • News

March 31, 2009 Statewide Poll Finds a High-Quality Park System is Deeply Valued Among Nearly All Texans A new poll shows that Texans deeply value parks and conservation efforts, and are widely supportive of measures to fund state parks via the existing state sales tax on outdoor sporting goods. The survey also shows solid support for a modest increase in hunting and fishing license fees to fund vital outdoor recreation and natural resources conservation programs. The results of the survey…

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Statewide Poll Finds a High-Quality Park System is Deeply Valued Among Nearly All Texans

A new poll shows that Texans deeply value parks and conservation efforts, and are widely supportive of measures to fund state parks via the existing state sales tax on outdoor sporting goods. The survey also shows solid support for a modest increase in hunting and fishing license fees to fund vital outdoor recreation and natural resources conservation programs. The results of the survey consistently demonstrate that Texas parks and conservation issues have strong support across partisan, demographic and geographic lines.…

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