February 2011 News Archive

  • February 28, 2011
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February 26, 2011 Uvalde pipeline bill more trouble than it’s worth A bill has recently been filed to lift the ban on building a pipeline to transport water from Uvalde County. Read more here February 22, 2011 Kerrville seeks rehearing for CREZ route; LCRA scheduling meetings for affected landowners The Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment (SOSHE) continues to monitor developments related to energy, wind farms and transmission lines through the Hill Country. Learn more here. Growth and How it…

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January 2011 News Archive

  • January 31, 2011
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January 31, 2011 Texas firm plans 50 homes on Horseshoe Bay golf course A Texas-based limited partnership plans to build 50 upscale homes in a gated community near two holes of a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Horseshoe Bay, west of Austin on Lake LBJ. And the company plans to acquire other nearby land in an area it says is prime for more growth. Read more from Statesman.com here. Bill Aids Landowners Protecting Texas’ Water Supply A bipartisan group…

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December 2010 News Archive

  • December 31, 2010
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December 28, 2010 Book chronicles struggles of early Texas environmentalists When a famed, elderly Dallas conservationist and mentor suffered a brain embolism 15 years ago, Austinite David Todd thought he ought to document the environmental stories of that generation before they disappeared. “It was kind of a wake-up call that there’s this generation of people that grew up in the post-war era and helped us to create many of the parks we enjoy, passed a lot of laws that fund…

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2010 County Authority News

December 8, 2010 Water, Land Use, Transportation and Economic Development CAPCOG has released the long-awaited Regional Growth Assessment. The report includes an analysis of growth in four key areas – water, land use, transportation, and economic development – then makes policy recommendations about what communities in the region should consider if they are experiencing the challenges identified. Water availability is the most prominent issue for the region. Download the report here. October 20, 2010 Travis County commissioners ban development that…

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2010 Land Stewardship News

December 28, 2010 Texas Land Conservancy announces Llano County easement Joyce Lucas, owner of the Birk-Sommerfeld Heritage Ranch (Llano County), donated a conservation easement on the 444-acre working ranch in December 2010 in order to protect it forever from the damages of land fragmentation and development. Learn more September 14, 2010 $100,000 grant awarded for public trails on Dahlstrom Ranch! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) recently awarded Hays County a $100,000 Texas Recreational Trails Fund grant for public…

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2010 Habitat Conservation News

November 22, 2010 Critics of Habitat Plan are Spouting Nonsense The most important thing the public needs to know about the proposed plan is that it is completely voluntary. No one who doesn’t want to participate would have to do so at any price.” Read SA Express-News opinion piece here. Learn more about Habitat Plans here. View fact sheet. July 13, 2010 Comal County plans for Habitat Conservation Plan A public meeting will be held July 27th in Comal County…

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2010 Conservation Easement News

December 28, 2010 Texas Land Conservancy announces Llano County easement Joyce Lucas, owner of the Birk-Sommerfeld Heritage Ranch (Llano County), donated a conservation easement on the 444-acre working ranch in December, 2010 in order to protect it forever from the damages of land fragmentation and development. Learn more September 14, 2010 $100,000 grant awarded for public trails on Dahlstrom Ranch! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) recently awarded Hays County a $100,000 Texas Recreational Trails Fund grant for public…

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2010 Water Quality News

August 9, 2010 TCEQ Draws Flak for Studies That Might Result in Weaker Water Quality Standards The efforts of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to weaken water quality standards for numerous Texas streams through so-called “recreational use” studies were dealt a serious setback Thursday night in the small community of Kosciusko southeast of San Antonio when over 300 residents of Wilson, Karnes, and neighboring counties turned out to demand better water quality for their local stream, Lower Cibolo…

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2010 Water Planning News

January 25, 2010 Gov. Perry Names Timmerman Chair of Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors Read more here. November 17, 2010 Will Water Rights Be on the Legislature’s Agenda? Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water. Observers say legislative proposals on groundwater rights are probable, given that Texas is just wrapping up a controversial process for planning the…

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