American Dream and the Economic Myth

  • March 6, 2014
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Property is a thing. Happiness is an ideal, a story of the future created by the imagination. The American dream, even when it takes material form, is a wish the heart makes in its pursuit of happiness. It is an act of the imagination made vivid by the life and liberty that allow us to pursue it with hope. Read and share one of our timeless favorite pieces by Betty Sue Flowers.

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Hill Country Water: Myths and Truths

Cow Creek Groundwater District Directors Milan J. Michalec and Bob Webster will present a program about Groundwater in the Texas Hill Country on Thursday evening, March 20. The program is titled “Hill Country Water- Myths and Truths”. This informative program focuses on the many misconceptions people have about our groundwater, the aquifers that contain it, and the laws that regulate it’s withdrawal and use. The knowledge that most people have about groundwater is often based on the Edwards aquifer, which…

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Gravel pit proposed near Guadalupe River

  • March 4, 2014
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Commissioners seemed to agree they don’t have much chance of preventing the pit, even though it is in the 100-year floodplain, where land modifications require the county’s approval. The county must approve the proposal if the company submits plans to the county indicating the new pit won’t cause sedimentation in the river. Read more from Sean Batura at the Kerrville Daily Times.

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California’s Drought: Cheap Water, But No Free Lunch

Droughts are too often viewed as local disasters. The historic drought gripping California, which grows more than 90% of the country’s almonds, broccoli, grapes and tomatoes, reminds us that in today’s global economy, the economic repercussions of water scarcity ripple far beyond any single state. In California, as in Texas, drought has provoked a conversation on how to invest in more secure water supplies–but for both states, drought is just a preview of water shortages that are likely to persist,…

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Symposium Will Explore Issues Facing Iconic Pedernales River

  • March 3, 2014
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Download FlyerPhoto:Rusty Ray The first Texas Water Symposium of 2014 will feature a conversation between Hill Country landowners and water experts about the Pedernales River. The symposium, which will take place from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 20, at the Hill Country University Center, 2818 Highway 290 East, Fredericksburg, is free and open to the public. The moderator will be Dr. Andrew Sansom, Director, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University. Panelists will include Tim…

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Scenic America Announces 2014 Conference in Houston on April 11

  • March 2, 2014
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Scenic America Scenic America is proud to announce that their 2014 Conference will take place on Friday April 11 at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Houston. For a draft agenda and to register go to:http://www.scenic.org/houston2014. Hosted by Scenic Texas and Scenic Houston, the theme of the conference is: How scenic beauty supports economic development, livability and tourism. Featured speakers include Houston Mayor Annise Parker, developer Gerald Hines, sociologist Stephen Klineberg, multimedia artist Barnaby Evans and many other accomplished individuals. Speakers…

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