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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Abundant whitetail deer threaten Bastrop State Park’s rebirth

As shrubs and seedlings take hold in the scorched Bastrop State Park, park officials face a new quandary: An abundance of whitetail deer is threatening the new growth.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Texas Beef Council turns focus to younger eaters

To attract young families, the Texas Beef Council is turning to food and recipe apps, its website and tailored cooking events

Friday, October 31st, 2014

San Antonio approves historic water project

The San Antonio City Council on Thursday unanimously voted in front of a packed chamber to approve a controversial pipeline that would bring in groundwater from 142 miles away.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Carrizo-Wilcox pipeline weathers first public hearing in San Antonio

At a San Antonio City Council hearing on a $3.4 billion contract that would pipe 16 billion gallons of water a year into the city, residents called for more time before a vote to buy some of...

Monday, October 6th, 2014

San Antonio a step closer to controversial pipeline

San Antonio is one step closer to buying some of the most expensive water ever sold in Texas. The city's water utility says the $3.4 billion deal is right for the growing region, but critics say it...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Antonio mulls $3 billion water supply project

San Antonio's water utility is negotiating to eventually pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from Burleson County in Central Texas. Officials say the plan is key to securing future water needs, but several questions...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

National foundations pledge $488K for Bastrop art center, sculpture garden

A collaboration of national nonprofit organizations has awarded the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild a $488,800 grant to help covert the century-old Powell Cotton Seed Mill into the Lost Pines Art Center & Sculpture Garden.

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