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Friday, February 19th, 2016

GBRA to buy ‘vintage’ San Marcos River water rights from Thornton family

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) directors approved the purchase of vintage San Marcos River water rights from the family of the late Ed Cape, who was a former GBRA general manager and instrumental in getting Canyon Reservoir constructed in the early 1960s.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

FEMA schedules open house on new San Marcos area floodplain maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hosting an open house later this month to discuss newly updated floodplain maps with property owners and residents in San Marcos and elsewhere in Hays County.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

New law won’t necessarily stop Electro Purification drilling

A bill that passed late in the legislative session gave some residents and officials hope that they can kill a controversial water-pumping project in western Hays County. But there's no guarantee that Houston-based Electro Purification won't ultimately...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of surplus water from the cities of Kyle...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hays County ‘actively reviewing’ FEMA’s sweeping expansion of floodplain maps

Newly redrawn floodplain maps for the Blanco River basin in Hays County substantially expand the number of properties on which federal and state agencies say it is unwise to rebuild homes and businesses before weighing the probability...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

San Marcos files lawsuit to invalidate fluoridation petition

The city of San Marcos has sued an activist group pushing for a citywide election to prohibit fluoridation of the municipal water supply.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

No deal yet between Kyle, Mountain City on Anthem development

Two Hays County municipalities are looking for “mutually beneficial” terms under which Mountain City would yield more than 675 acres of current and future extraterritorial jurisdiction to the city of Kyle.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Making a play for key EP customer, Kyle agrees to sell water to Anthem subdivision

WITH VIDEO | The city of Kyle has officially offered to take the troublesome Anthem residential development off the hands of its tiny neighboring municipality, Mountain City.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Lawmakers look to Gulf to meet state’s water needs

Texas lawmakers on Monday began looking at a seawater desalination bill proposed by state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa that advocates say would offer "drought-proof" means of supplementing withering state water supplies.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Mass meeting planned on Trinity Aquifer commercial pumping

The Hays County Commissioners Court has invited representatives from more than a dozen cities and regulatory agencies to what promises to be a packed public meeting Thursday on groundwater, particularly a commercial well field in the Trinity...

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