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”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
A mandatory public hearing of the Texas Water Development Board was held by the City of Wimberley on January 10th and because of the high level of concern and engagement by Wimberley Valley residents, there was an audience of nearly 300 citizens. Ninety Five Wimberley Valley residents signed up to speak, but only twenty seven … Continue reading Wimberley Waste Water Update
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
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
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
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
By: Thom Woodruff – The World Poet WHEN THE CITY SQUEEZES ME TOO TIGHT I seek access to water as respite, Springs, wells, rivers, creeks, waterfalls All are medicinal in their ways of accessing space and slowing time and sharing their liquidity . Flow and depth are human facilities, too – and who can deny … Continue reading For the Love of Water