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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 Aquifer near Wimberley.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

New officers emerge from GBRA board shuffle

A Kendall County engineer will preside over the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s board of directors beginning Jan. 1 following a reorganization of officers initiated this month.

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.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

State casts doubt on San Antonio’s ‘bed and banks’ wastewater reuse plan

Several months after San Antonio Water System's bold move to secure ownership of its treated sewer water even after it gets released back into a public waterway, state regulators are saying they doubt that’s possible.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Two Hays County high school grads awarded GBRA scholarships

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority officials recently awarded 12 academic scholarships to graduates of eight area high schools, including two from Hays County.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

San Antonio seeks ‘bed and banks’ ownership of wastewater discharge

Purified wastewater discharged into the San Antonio River eventually ends up is San Antonio Bay. PHOTO by CLINT ROBERTSON by NEENA SATIJA A bid by San Antonio’s water utility to declare ownership of the sewage it treats...

Friday, December 30th, 2011

EAA approves plan for San Marcos endangered species

Implementation of a multi-million dollar regional plan to protect endangered species in San Marcos and New Braunfels passed a major milestone Wednesday and now awaits the approval of the federal government.

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Kyle inks deal for last of Canyon Lake water rights

Maneuvering to provide for future growth, the city of Kyle has signed a deal that greatly expands the amount of water it gets from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

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