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Friday, March 4th, 2016

Barton Springs conservation district drafts new Trinity Aquifer pumping rules

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District officials have established guidelines for groundwater pumping in a previously unregulated portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Electro Purification seeks permits to pump far less than feared from Trinity Aquifer

Electro Purification LLC, the Houston-based company whose groundwater pumping plans have roiled Hay County politics, has applied for a permit to pump 100 acre-feet annually from the Trinity Aquifer — far less than feared by the project’s...

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Paper trail: Did Kyle pay $1M too much for sewage?

The City of Kyle and Aqua Texas are involved in litigation over more than $1 million in sewer treatment bills.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

HTGCD declares Stage 3 water use restrictions

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) has declared Stage 3 Critical drought restrictions.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hays County decides against pursuing LCRA utilities purchase

Efforts to keep the Lower Colorado River Authority’s West Travis County Regional Water System in public hands were dealt a setback on Tuesday when the Hays County Commissioners Court rejected a proposal to join a coalition of...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Rose, Backus exchange barbs in league debate

Democratic primary challenger Andrew Backus charged at this month's San Marcos League of Women Voters debate that State Representative Patrick Rose is beholden to special interests. Rose replied that he has broad-based support and suggested that Backus...

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Legislators, HTGCD to try it again

While it remains to be seen if the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) and Hays County legislators can iron out their differences, a process began last week with a plan to bring together stakeholders selected by...

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