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Friday, May 1st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court punts on major EAA water case

The murky rules for regulating groundwater pumping aren't going to get any clearer after the state Supreme Court declined to take a case that might have helped clarify when a property owner's right of capture can be restricted.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

San Antonio sees an oasis in private sector water

Frustrated for decades in its search for a new source of water, San Antonio thinks it has finally divined the answer. It will pay a premium to let private companies do the work.

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...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Public input sought on more wild-rice regulation

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold initial scoping meetings and take public comment on the potential designation of a segment of the San Marcos River as a new State Scientific Area to protect federally...

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

As drought’s grip tightens, San Marcos prepares to impose water restrictions

Hays County corridor cities are preparing to enter Stage 1 drought restrictions as early as next week as the lack of rainfall triggers extreme drought conditions across the state.

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