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
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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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February 2009 News Archive

  • February 28, 2009
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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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