April 2010 News Archive

  • April 30, 2010
  • News

April 30, 2010 Workshop gives landowners new tool to control their properties’ future uses LCRA is sponsoring a free conservation easement workshop on Friday, May 14. Learn how conservation easements can help you plan ahead to conserve land, about the potential tax benefits of conservation easements, the role of land trust organizations in conservation easement agreements and more.Click here for details. April 27, 2010 Negotiating Transmission-line Easements in Lieu of Condemnation Save our Scenic Hill Country Environment (SOSHCE) will be…

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2010 Drought News

December 17, 2010 Central Texas in drought again Scarcely a year after one drought ended, another has gripped Central Texas. Parts or all of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties are in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a federally funded service that tracks conditions across the country. Read full Statesman.com article here. December 9, 2010 Experts fear Texas heading into another drought State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon told the Houston Chronicle that continuing dry weather is likely…

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March 2010 News Archive

  • March 31, 2010
  • News

March 30, 2010 EARIP and USFWS to hold a series of public meetings throughout the Hill Country The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (EARIP) and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are seeking public input regarding the effects of certain actions on federally protected species associated with the Edwards Aquifer. The two entities will hold seven public meetings across the Edwards region in April. People are invited to attend the meetings to learn more about the EARIP activities…

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February 2010 News Archive

  • February 28, 2010
  • News

February 28, 2010 State aims to make groundwater rules more uniform With just about every drop of river water already spoken for, suppliers, especially in Central Texas, are turning to underground water in counties to the east as the next big source. But they face a problem because groundwater districts, set up as individual fiefdoms meant to reflect local histories and philosophies about water and land use, have different permitting rules and sensibilities. Read full Statesman.com article here. February 24,…

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January 2010 News Archive

  • January 31, 2010
  • News

January 29, 2010 Texas Water Development Board earns “Atta Boy” Preserve Our Water commends the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for its decision regarding the protest of the Groundwater Management Area 9 Desired Future Condition (DFC) for the Edwards/Trinity aquifer component. Read full Preserve our Water release here. January 28, 2010 Garner State Park to Add 177 Acres in Land Purchase One of Texas’ most beloved outdoor recreation destinations — Garner State Park near Concan — will be adding a…

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December 2009 News Archive

  • December 31, 2009
  • News

December 30, 2009 TCEQ public hearing this Thursday, Jan 4th at 7pm – Wastewater discharge into Lake Travis The Protect Lake Travis Association newsletter covers all the details. Concerned landowners, lake business owners and residents should attend and make comments. Read more here. December 29, 2009 Native Plant Society – Kerrville Chapter Check out the latest newsletter from the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society. “Dedicated to the understanding, preservation, and enjoyment of the native flora of the Texas…

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2009 County Authority News

December 19, 2009 Travis County commissioners ponder quarry project If recent history is a guide, the Travis County Commissioners will approve plans this week for a quarry just east of Austin that would pull gravel from the ground just a few hundred feet from homes. But as the Tuesday vote approaches, commissioners say the proposal — brought by Texas Industries Inc., known as TXI, the state’s largest cement producer — has raised new questions. And this time commissioners say they…

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2009 Native Landscape News

April 20, 2009 Hill Country Cruising Spring in the Texas Hill Country is the perfect time for motorcycle enthusiasts to take to the open road and enjoy the wilflowers and bluebonnets in full bloom. “Hill Country Cruising”, a website dedicated to motorcycle riding in the Texas Hill Country is a terrific resource for information and links about wildflowers and scenic drives. View website April 15, 2009 Green building and landscaping a growing local trend About a dozen designers, architects and…

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2009 Local/Sustainable Agriculture News

July 24, 2009 Market to menu State agriculture program links farms, farmers markets and restaurants. Read full Austin Business Journal article here. July 11, 2009 Well of Controversy: Water Hogs Threaten Farm Local organic grower Tecolote Farm may be forced out of business if the current climate – political and meteorological – doesn’t change soon. The farm needs water, and when it doesn’t come from the hot skies, it must be pumped from the ground. Unfortunately, the state’s lack of…

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