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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Meadows Center to host Wimberley forum on Blanco River, Onion Creek

WIMBERLEY — The San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment will co-sponsor a forum on the Blanco River and Onion Creek at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Behold: More stunning Texas Hill Country photos that resist description

The Hill Country Alliance’s annual photo contest attempts to bridge the disconnect between abstract ideals of environmental conservation and the very real consequences of failing to achieve those goals.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Court accepts donation of land for Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the donation of a tract of land from Wimberley Springs Partners that will add .839 acres to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

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.

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Threadgills file complaint, Ratliff to ask for Rangers

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff said Tuesday morning that he will again ask the Texas Rangers to investigate the June 22 incident in which deputies have been accused of brutality during the arrest of an 80-year-old Woodcreek...

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Threadgills to complain about HCSO treatment

Robert Threadgill, the 80-year-old Woodcreek man arrested during an altercation on June 22, said he and his son will file a formal complaint against the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Major study underway on Wimberley’s Cypress Creek

The River Systems Institute at Texas State University is in the process of coordinating a major study on the Cypress Creek watershed in and around Wimberley.

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