Public Hearing and Council Agenda item about San Antonio’s water policy Thursday evening

Public Hearing and Council Agenda item about San Antonio’s water policy Thursday evening

  • November 11, 2015
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San Antonio City Council will discuss the findings of the highly publicized water policy report this Thursday November the 12th during City Council which begins at 9am. Agenda item number four will be a briefing on the San Antonio Water Policy Study commissioned by the city to study the various aspects of the city’s future water planning and policy including the Vista Ridge project. A public hearing will begin at 6pm on that same report.  The public may register to…

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National Retailers Initiate #OptOutside Campaign

National Retailers Initiate #OptOutside Campaign

  • November 9, 2015
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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with it comes one of the busiest shopping days of the year- Black Friday. This year, several national retailers have decided to close on the Friday following Thanksgiving and are encouraging shoppers to “opt outside” instead of cramming into shopping aisles. REI is one such retailer, and the hashtag #optoutside is making its way through social media sites. If you’re interested in trading in crowded malls for the great outdoors, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife…

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The Rain Barrel Art Auction has been extended to December 1

The Rain Barrel Art Auction has been extended to December 1

  • November 8, 2015
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There is still time to get your bid in for your favorite artist-painted rain barrel. The Rain Barrel Art auction has been extended until December 1st!  Beautify your garden with a one-of-a-kind artist-painted rain barrel and help raise funds for Hill Country Schools. Winning bids fund grants to Hill Country Schools to be used toward rainwater harvesting projects and water conservation education. To learn more about the grant program and past award recipients click here. Place your bid here: www.rainbarrelauction.com 

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Settlement reached in Wimberley wastewater discharge permit application

Settlement reached in Wimberley wastewater discharge permit application

  • November 8, 2015
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On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the City of Wimberley, the Blanco River Cypress Creek Water Association, the Paradise Valley Property Owners Association, Rocky River Ranch, and KKP3237, LLC reached a settlement agreement in the contested proceeding on the City’s proposed wastewater discharge permit application pending before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  With the settlement, the parties will be able to dismiss the case, allowing the City to move forward with financing and constructing the proposed wastewater treatment plant and…

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An Evening of Art and Science, November 14 in Johnson City

An Evening of Art and Science, November 14 in Johnson City

  • November 8, 2015
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If you’ve been wanting to check out the Hill Country Science Mill – Saturday is a great opportunity! The Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City invites you to “An Evening of Art and Science,” November 14 from 6:30-9:30 pm.  A one of the features of the event will be the grand opening of their newest installment, a old 40-foot grain silo transformed into an art installation of beauty and wonder. Be among the first to experience “Silo of McKays,” an…

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UBarU Camp and Retreat Center Named Dark Sky Park

UBarU Camp and Retreat Center Named Dark Sky Park

  • November 7, 2015
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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named the UBarU Camp and Retreat Center in Texas an International Dark Sky Park. “The designation of UBarU is another great stride forward in the protection of dark skies in the Texas Hill County,” said IDA Executive Director J. Scott Feierabend. “The new Dark Sky Park also demonstrates a new model for night sky protection by working with a private foundation to achieve a common goal.”  UBarU is a 57.5-hectare (142-acre) property in southwest…

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Mason Residents Resist Unwelcome Wind Project

Mason Residents Resist Unwelcome Wind Project

  • November 6, 2015
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Adding a wind farm to its Lone Star energy portfolio in the scenic Texas Hill Country is proving to be much tougher than setting up shop on the high Texas plains for Enel Green Power North America. Folks in Mason, where construction of the wind project is proposed, believe that wind turbines just don’t belong here. The Italian energy giant has plans for development of the Mason Mountain Wind Project (MMWP) not far from the historic community of 2,077 that…

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Highly Anticipated Water Report Released

Highly Anticipated Water Report Released

City officials, community leaders, and any interested citizen can now download the final version of a controversial Water Policy Report from the Texas A&M University’s Institute of Renewable Natural Resources that analyzes projects and policies related to water supply and water security for the City of San Antonio and City of Fair Oaks. Click here to download the report, which was released Thursday afternoon on the IRNR and City websites. “I’m pleased that the analyses are now made public, fully, and…

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Texas Water Symposium: Stories about Water, November 12 in Kerrville

Texas Water Symposium: Stories about Water, November 12 in Kerrville

  • November 5, 2015
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Join us November 12 at Schreiner University for the next Texas Water Symposium. The topic of this very special water symposium will be Stories about Water: Narratives that Remind us of our Personal and Collective Connections to Water. The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Charlie McCormick, Provost & Folklore Scholar at Schreiner University with stories told by Dr. David Tailor of Stony Brook University, Dr. Fred Stevens of Schreiner University and Joe Herring, Jr., Columnist and Hill Country historian.…

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The 6th Annual Rainwater Revival is this Saturday – Rain or Shine!

The 6th Annual Rainwater Revival is this Saturday – Rain or Shine!

  • November 4, 2015
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The Rainwater Revival is back in Dripping Springs for its 6th anniversary to be held on Saturday, Nov 7, at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. The popular, annual event is part festival, part educational series, and always a celebration of the ease, sweet taste, and wisdom of harvesting rainwater. The free, daylong event features a main stage where rain harvesting experts and practitioners will speak throughout the day. Speakers include Richard Heinichen, Mayor of Tank Town, John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener, and…

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