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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

LCRA cuts big check for Woodcreek’s first public park

The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded the city of Woodcreek a $21,325 community development grant to build the first public park in this bite-size golf course community.

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...

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.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

LCRA draws criticism over proposed water rate increases

The Lower Colorado River Authority is proposing significant rate increases for Central Texas cities and Gulf Coast-area rice farmers, saying its operating costs aren't being covered. Critics say the agency should focus on cutting costs.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

In Central Texas, drought threatens LCRA’s hydropower

The ongoing drought in Central Texas is claiming an innocent bystander: hydroelectricity. As the Lower Colorado River Authority limits water releases downstream, hydroelectricity — a power source that spurred the LCRA's creation almost 80 years ago —...

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

TCEQ cuts off rice farmers, but Central Texas water supply worries persist

Most rice farmers in the lower Colorado River basin won't get irrigation water deliveries from the Highland Lakes this year, but Central Texas cities still worry that drinking water supplies could be depleted.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

TCEQ defers decision on Colorado River rice farmers

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has decided not to take action yet on a controversial plan that would almost surely cut off water from rice farmers in the lower Colorado River basin for a third straight...

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

TxDOT chief named next LCRA general manager

Phil Wilson, the Texas Department of Transportation's executive director, will become the new general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, LCRA's board decided Wednesday. Wilson will replace Becky Motal, who is stepping down at the end...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Much at stake as LCRA chooses new leader

To understand the level of crisis facing the Lower Colorado River Authority, look no further than the three-page job description the agency has drafted in its search for a new general manager.

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