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Debate over groundwater and property rights

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Lack of fire hydrants hampered response to Loop Street fire

The city’s engineering and capital improvements department plans to install fire hydrants on Loop Street sooner than previously planned after firefighters were forced to truck in water Wednesday evening to battle a house blaze.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Audio: Bill renews debate over groundwater rights

Upping the stakes in a long-running debate over groundwater and property rights, state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, filed a bill this week that would give Texas landowners ownership of the groundwater beneath their property. As Erika...

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