Residents of Hill Country town upset about wind farm plan

Residents of Hill Country town upset about wind farm plan

  • September 9, 2015
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They first started appearing in West Texas, where the wind howls through oil rigs. Then it was the Panhandle, and small towns along Interstate 20, like Sweetwater, where cattle farms have given way to giant, white spinning blades. Now the wind turbines are getting closer. Too close, in the minds of many of the 4,000-some people who live in and around Mason, about two hours northwest of Austin in the northern reaches of the Texas Hill Country. An Italian-owned energy…

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Transportation the Talk of Austin-San Antonio Growth Summit

Transportation the Talk of Austin-San Antonio Growth Summit

  • September 6, 2015
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“A key area for improving connections, he said, is transportation. Raising the opportunity to finally plan and build commuter rail service between the two cities with stops all along the way, Adler said, “Austin is ready to have those data-driven conversations. Imagine what it would be like a hop a train in downtown Austin and in an hour be standing in front of the Alamo?”    Transportation the Talk of Austin-San Antonio Growth Summit by Robert Rivard, The Rivard Report If…

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Join GEAA protecting landowner rights and water

Join GEAA protecting landowner rights and water

  • September 6, 2015
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TCEQ recently approved a plan by the Johnson Ranch subdivision in Comal County to dump approximately 350,000 gallons per day of treated sewage effluent on their neighbors’ land. Neighboring families have spent the last year and hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting to keep their land from being taken for use as sewage infrastructure for a neighboring housing development. A petition is being circulated to support these landowners. Read more from GEAA:   How would you feel if your neighbor…

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Texas Farmers Brace for New Clean Water Rule

Texas Farmers Brace for New Clean Water Rule

  • September 2, 2015
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In the 65 years that Tommy Calvert has grown hay and raised cattle in Denton County, he’s never applied for a federal permit. But with a new national clean water rule in effect, he’s not sure if it’s something he needs to think about. After heavy rains, runoff from his fields sometimes reaches a creek near his 300-acre farm, and Calvert doesn’t know if that tenuous connection to the drinking water supply might be enough to bring him under federal…

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