Texas Land Trends report shows changes in rural working lands, operators

By: Paul Schattenberg  |  September 25, 2017

Fragmentation of rural working lands, an increasing population and changes in landowner age, residency, land-use preferences and other factors are addressed in the new Texas Landowner Changes and Trends report.


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Sustainable Urban Water Systems: A View from the Tap

By: Anisha Anantapadmanabhan | September 8, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey floodwaters recede, and Houston begins the long, expensive road to recovery, its civil engineers and city planners can learn from other cities that are embracing a sustainable water movement.


How flood insurance works: 6 questions answered

By: Robert W. Klein | September 7, 2017

Homeowners generally rely on insurance provided by the federal government to cover the costs of rebuilding their lives after a flood. We asked an insurance expert to explain the government program and its challenges.


Plans Scrapped for Cell Towers in Vanderpool and San Antonio

By: Gretchen Green |  Updated August 22, 2017

After encountering opposition from local residents, the company planning to construct a cell tower near Lost Maples State Natural Area has decided not to build the 250-foot structure, choosing instead to use an existing tower in the vicinity.


 

Land stewardship conference offered for women Oct. 2-3 in Fredericksburg

By: Kay Ledbetter  |  August 20, 2017

Poultry, birding, wildlife – all offer potential revenue if the land is taken care of first. And an upcoming two-day conference will help women in the Edwards Plateau region determine the best management practices to make that happen. Continue reading. ..


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Boerne workshop will provide landowners with information on conservation easements

By: Hill Country Alliance | July 27, 2017  

The Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust, in partnership with the Hill Country Alliance, is hosting a landowner workshop that will focus on conservation easement- a tool available to help landowners steward and protect their land investment in the long term.


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HEART OF THE HILL COUNTRY: JACOB’S WELL

By: The Power of Community  |  Jul 18, 2017

Jacob's Well, an artesian spring a few miles north of Wimberley, isn't your average dip in the pool. The crystal-clear water of this popular swimming hole has been drawing Central Texans for at least 150 years.


The Blanco River/ Onion Creek Water Forum Brings Neighbors Together to Collaborate on Water Issues

July 18, 2017

This forum presented an opportunity for these “neighbors” to meet one another and create a dialogue to resolve and react to current and future water issues.


Updated Technical Note on Cypress Creek Collapse Feature

By: Jeffery Watson, Doug Wierman, Michael Jones | July 17, 2017

A collapsed dam at Cypress Creek was reported to have formed July 3rd. Through observations, it is infered that the water flowing into the collapse feature is emerging downstream of the dam and is unlikely to be recharging the Trinity Aquifer.


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Summertime Watering Tips (Part 1 of 3)

By: TreeFolks | June 13, 2017

Sure, it’s getting hot out there, but please don’t forget about those new trees you worked hard to plant this fall and winter! The first two years after planting is the most critical time to water your trees, especially during our hot, dry summers. 


Invasive Zebra Mussels Discovered in Lake Travis

News Release | By: June 27th, 2017

Zebra mussels have been positively identified for the first time in Lake Travis in the Colorado River Basin in Central Texas, just weeks after biologists confirmed the aquatic invasive species had also spread to the Guadalupe River Basin.


Mussel woman: Researcher looks into declining Texas mussel populations

By: Gabe Saldana | June 4, 2017

An ongoing effort at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas address declining freshwater mussel populations across the state – a trend that could signal declining health in Texas’ river systems


St. Elmo Brewing Co. and Richard’s Rainwater Collaborate on Ale Made with Rain Water

By: Brewbound | May 22, 2017

Rainwater harvested from the Dripping Springs area used to brew local beer!


Conservation License Plates

By: Texas Parks and Wildlife  |  2017

This spring there's a new way to help keep Texas rivers healthy and flowing. By purchasing a new Texas Rivers conservation license plate, you'll be supporting a vast array of projects that help conserve Texas rivers, protect the diverse fish and wildlife species they support, and increase access to our Texas waterbodies.


Water Weekly Report

By: Texas Water Development Board  |  June 19, 2017

Learn what this weeks water and drought conditions look like in Texas, as well as the overall drought conditions in the US.


Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

By: Jennifer Hermes  |  May 22, 2017

Commercial enterprises are increasingly installing various rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation purposes. Harvesting can also reduce stormwater runoff and fees, and helps solve potable, non-potable, and energy challenges.


The Water UpdatE: May

By: Tribe+Water | May 2017

The Water Update is a collaboration between the Texas Tribune and Texas Water Journal covering key upcoming meetings and events, important personnel moves, and significant developments with regard to water at the Texas Legislature and water agencies


New Flood App Eases Access to Critical Water Data

By: The United States Geological Survey | April 10, 2017

USGA has releases a new app that makes getting critical water data in a snap, no matter how bad or good the weather- and it might even save your life. The web app uses your location to pinpoint and display data about nearest waterways like corresponding stream information and flow rates.


The Water UpdatE: April

By: Tribe+Water | April 2017

The Water Update is a collaboration between the Texas Tribune and Texas Water Journal covering key upcoming meetings and events, important personnel moves, and significant developments with regard to water at the Texas Legislature and water agencies


 

Blue Hole Discounts for Wimberley Residents

By: City of Wimberley  |  March 16, 2017

For a limited time, the Blue Hole Regional Park is offering half-price punch passes to Wimberley Valley residents who reside within the 78676 Zip Code.


Advance Septic Nitrogen Challenge

By: InnoCentive |  Feb-March 2017

Win up to $20,000 in the challenge by identifying and developing a technology to monitor nitrogen concentration in effluent from advances Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems.


National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 5-11, 2017

National Groundwater Awareness Week is an annual campaign that will be held this year from March 5 -11, 2017.  The purpose of the week is to educate and increase awareness about the importance of groundwater resources.


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Texas Water Symposium planned for February in San Marcos

January 24, 2017

The Texas Water Symposium is free and open to the public. Watershed protection plans: creating and maintaining healthy waterways at the community scale.


Landowners, Aquifer Alliance win battle over TCEQ permit

by David Barer |  January 18, 2017

Landowners win against a state's agency permit allowing a nearby subdivision to realease treated wasterwater into area land.