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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

San Marcos inks deal for power from new LCRA plant

The city of San Marcos will be a minority partner in a new 540-megawatt power plant on Lake LBJ under construction by the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Audio: Plans for new reservoir could end long-running battle

The Lower Colorado River Authority this week approved a plan that should ease the strain on the Highland Lakes, the Central Texas water source that has long pitted rice farmers against municipalities.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Five from Hays appointed to LCRA committee

STAFF REPORT The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has appointed five Hays Countians to its Central Basin Regional Council for terms beginning Jan. 1. The Central Basin includes Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. The new...

Friday, August 10th, 2012

San Marcos wants to buy into LCRA power plant

The city of San Marcos plans to invest an estimated $18 million to buy 3.52 percent of a natural gas- and steam-powered electric power generation plant being built by the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

LCRA chooses Corix as buyer for 18 water/sewer systems

A water/wastewater system serving an estimated 7,000 users in northern Hays County may yet go to a Canadian firm if negotiations with the county's coalition fall through.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Breaking news: Hays County affiliate tabbed to buy LCRA water system

LCRA wants to sell a water system into which it invested about $140 million to a group including Hays County.

Monday, September 26th, 2011

LCRA utilities closer to private sector hands

Publicly-controlled infrastructure providing potable water to thousands of northern Hays County customers was offered for sale to two private companies last week.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

LCRA, rapidly losing customers, reorganizes

A reorganization is underway at the Lower Colorado River Authority, a major wholesale supplier of water and electricity in Central Texas.

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

LCRA delays decision on utilities sell off

On Tuesday, a Canadian bank working for the Lower Colorado River Authority recommended that the authority sell 24 water and wastewater systems in Texas to a Canadian company. The LCRA board on Wednesday put off making a...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Hays County rebuffed in bid for LCRA utilities

If the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors takes a recommendation from its staff, Hays County and other central Texas governments and water suppliers will be out of the running to purchase the authority’s water and...

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