NEW REPORT SAYS STATE PARKS ARE A BOON TO TEXAS ECONOMY

Parks generated nearly $900 million in sales in 2018 AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation today released a new report about the strong and growing economic role state parks have on the Texas economy. The research showed the parks generated more than $891 million in sales activity, had a $240 million impact on the incomes of Texas residents, … Continue reading NEW REPORT SAYS STATE PARKS ARE A BOON TO TEXAS ECONOMY

Representative Erin Zwiener Files Bill to Strengthen HTGCD and to Protect Groundwater in Hays County

 The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District’s (HTGCD) job is to protect the groundwater that you own beneath your property and all the groundwater resources, like Jacob’s Well, that play a vital role in Hays County’s economy. As a local groundwater conservation district with an elected board, HTGCD provides landowners in Hays County with representation and a voice. Unfortunately, since … Continue reading Representative Erin Zwiener Files Bill to Strengthen HTGCD and to Protect Groundwater in Hays County

TESPA Scores First Win in EP Case!

This week the SOAH Administrative Law Judge assigned to the Electro Purification contested case denied motions filed by both Electro Purification and GoForth Special Utility District opposing TESPA’s request for a subpoena commanding GoForth to produce certain documents relevant to the case.  When evaluating whether to grant or deny a permit, the Barton Springs Edwards … Continue reading TESPA Scores First Win in EP Case!

Texas Land Trends & Conservation Easements

Texas Land Trends & Conservation Easements”Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.” – Aldo Leopold Conservationist, forester and wildlife biologist The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute has just released a fascinating Texas Land Trends Report. Texas working lands are undergoing a fundamental change, one that has implications for rural economies, … Continue reading Texas Land Trends & Conservation Easements