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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New restrictions as Edwards Aquifer at near-historic low

With San Antonio’s major water source at near-historic lows and no rain in the forecast, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is announcing Stage III pumping restrictions Wednesday for the second time ever. Unless the weather changes, the city may have to soon follow suit and restrict its residents to watering their lawns once every two weeks, which it...

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Texas ranks high for electric grid improvement

Texas ranks first out of 41 states for modernizing its electric grid, according to a new report — although that doesn’t mean Texans pay significantly less for electricity, or that the grid is safe from strain due...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Audio: Water plan goes to Texas voters

Spending money to increase water capacity in Texas took a few bills this session, including one that generated a constitutional proposition and much legislative debate.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Updated: C.M. Allen lanes closed for sewage spill fix (video)

Both southbound lanes of C.M. Allen Parkway at University Drive are closed today as contractors patch up a wastewater system failure that caused as many as 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage to spill into the San Marcos...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Perry hails water bill, is evasive about his future

Gov. Rick Perry hailed legislation aimed at securing future water supplies on Tuesday, but he was far less forthcoming about his plans for a newly called special session or his next political moves.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Central Texas water fight could have statewide implications

The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District on Wednesday heard from a coalition of residents and businesses opposed to new water permitting. The dispute, some say, foreshadows fights the rest of the state will face in the future.

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