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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February 2009 News Archive

  • February 28, 2009
  • News

February 24, 2009 Corridor Council seeking TXDOT traffic study of U.S. 281 “The Greater Austin San Antonio Corridor Council wants to see a study conducted on possible improvements along the US Highway 281 corridor between San Antonio and Lampasas,” reports the Austin Business Journal. “Ross Milloy, president of the corridor council, said the counties along the 281 corridor, particularly Blanco and Burnet, have experienced tremendous population growth. That growth and the resulting increase in traffic have contributed to increased vehicular…

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January 2009 News Archive

  • January 31, 2009
  • News

January 26, 2009 San Antonio Water System’s hopes evaporating “The Colorado River may be drying up as a potential source of drinking water for San Antonio,” writes Jerry Needham for the San Antonio Express-News. “The San Antonio Water System is spending millions of dollars looking into bringing Colorado River water to the Alamo City, but scientific studies, and now maybe policy decisions by the board that oversees the river, continue to shrink the amount of water available and cause the…

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