It takes a Texan

It takes a Texan

  • August 10, 2015
  • News

“On a Saturday morning, we stood with Gary Perez at the edge of what in more recent years has come to be called Aquarena Springs. There was a sense that time had been suspended, or that somehow, all times were happening at once. Preparations were being made for a 4,000 year old ceremony—Gary supervised his son, Camaran, as he bound the deer hide to form the drum. A glass-bottomed tour boat passed by, and the breeze carried the sound of…

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Three SWIFT projects funded in the Texas Hill Country

Three SWIFT projects funded in the Texas Hill Country

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved approximately $3.9 billion in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). The inaugural round of SWIFT financing will be distributed to 21 applicants for approximately $1 billion in projects in the first year and approximately $3.9 billion total over the next decade. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved approximately $3.9 billion in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). The inaugural round…

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Town Hall Meeting on New Groundwater Protection in Hays County

Town Hall Meeting on New Groundwater Protection in Hays County

How will new state law affect your well and your drinking water? Get answers and ask questions at a town hall meeting Monday, Aug. 17, at the Wimberley Community Center, 6-8 p.m. In May, after public protests against a large wholesale groundwater exportation project, the state legislature passed HB 3405, a bill that placed unregulated groundwater areas in Hays County under the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District. The District is now working to implement regulations called for…

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Threat to Tiny Golden-Cheeked Warbler Is Disputed in Texas

Threat to Tiny Golden-Cheeked Warbler Is Disputed in Texas

“These days, the diminutive songbird, which weighs less than an ounce, is at the center of a classic environment-versus-development confrontation over emerging efforts to end its 25-year status as an endangered species. Those who are calling for the delisting maintain that the protections are based on inaccurate data, impede development in the high-growth Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas and restrict training at Fort Hood, one of the world’s largest military installations.” “The warbler showdown is also part of a…

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