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Lower Colorado River Authority

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Hays County makes bid to buy LCRA utilities

Hays County and its partners in a nonprofit corporation on Monday submitted a bid to buy the Lower Colorado River Authority’s sprawling water and wastewater utilities.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

HTGCD declares Stage 3 water use restrictions

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) has declared Stage 3 Critical drought restrictions.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Drought may be causing rabies spike in Central Texas

The drought is not only scorching lawns and sparking wildfires across Texas. The number of animal rabies cases — particularly among skunks — has more than doubled since this time in 2010 in the Central Texas region.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hays County decides against pursuing LCRA utilities purchase

Efforts to keep the Lower Colorado River Authority’s West Travis County Regional Water System in public hands were dealt a setback on Tuesday when the Hays County Commissioners Court rejected a proposal to join a coalition of...

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Hays County looks to buy local LCRA water system

Concerned that a Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) water system serving a small part of Hays County might fall into private hands, Hays County commissioners are preparing a bid. LCRA officials say they have put $140 million...

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Updated: Brownouts cause Texas State to close

Rolling brownouts ordered across Texas caused Texas State to call off Wednesday's classes as of noon. Later Wednesday, the university canceled classes through 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Because the brownouts will continue for as long as cold weather...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

County protests LCRA water systems sell-off

As the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) attempts to sell off its water and wastewater systems, Hays County commissioners say the LCRA is abandoning its mission to provide such services at low costs to residents in the...

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hays County urges LCRA to delay water systems sale

The Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday petitioning the Lower Colorado River Authority to postpone its plans to sell 32 LCRA-owned water and wastewater systems, one of which supplies water to residents of...

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Dripping Springs passes comprehensive plan

The Dripping Springs City Council voted earlier this month to adopt a revised comprehensive plan. City officials say an overwhelming desire to keep Dripping Springs rural is a cornerstone of the plan.

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