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

Wastewater Woes


Cities across Texas are dumping wastewater in our rivers and the effects are obvious. In 2018, the City of Blanco requested a permit from TCEQ to discharge 1.6 million gallons of treated wastewater daily into the Blanco River. If approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), this would be a 7 fold increase … Continue reading Wastewater Woes

Skull Creek Disaster Exposes Inadequate Regard for Texas Water


A disturbing report published by the Texas Tribune on April 17 demonstrates the colossal effect that one’s actions and negligence can have on their neighbors downstream, and highlights the absolute necessity to be hyper vigilant about what we introduce to our waterways. The Tribune’s article details the upsetting story of a family who lives on … Continue reading Skull Creek Disaster Exposes Inadequate Regard for Texas Water

Feral Hog Management Program to Continue in Hays County


Hays County will be continuing countywide feral hog management efforts in 2019 after receiving a $13,100 grant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Wildlife Services. The Hays County program will include a feral hog workshop and three webinars, aerial control services, a damage assessment and free trapping equipment for a limited number of local participants. … Continue reading Feral Hog Management Program to Continue in Hays County

Hays County, City of Kyle join lawsuit against Kinder Morgan, Texas Railroad Commission


KYLE, Texas, April 22, 2019 – The consistent failure of the Texas Railroad Commission to oversee the routing of oil and gas pipelines leaves Texans vulnerable to abuse, landowners and officials from the City of Kyle and Hays County said today. A coalition of landowners, joined by the City of Kyle and Hays County, today … Continue reading Hays County, City of Kyle join lawsuit against Kinder Morgan, Texas Railroad Commission