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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Plan to preserve San Marcos, Comal springs honored by the feds

A plan meant to balance the needs of the Edwards Aquifer's 2 million water users with those of threatened species will receive a national award Thursday, but the state's severe drought could hinder the proposal's success

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Construction of Windemere subdivision still months away, developer says

After years of delays, construction on the Preserve at Windemere single-family neighborhood could still be six to eight months off, one of the property owners said this week.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Public input sought on more wild-rice regulation

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold initial scoping meetings and take public comment on the potential designation of a segment of the San Marcos River as a new State Scientific Area to protect federally...

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Court accepts donation of land for Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the donation of a tract of land from Wimberley Springs Partners that will add .839 acres to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

EAA to hold hearings on ‘significant,’ ‘likely’ fee increase

Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) officials have announced public meetings to present information and receive public comment regarding what they say is a likely, significant increase in the aquifer management fees for fiscal year (FY) 2012.

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, April 13th, 2011

As drought’s grip tightens, San Marcos prepares to impose water restrictions

Hays County corridor cities are preparing to enter Stage 1 drought restrictions as early as next week as the lack of rainfall triggers extreme drought conditions across the state.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Barton, Cobb take county judge race to LWV debate

The two candidates for Hays County judge, Democrat Jeff Barton and Republican Bert Cobb, took their race before the League of Women Voters debate this week. About 200 citizens saw the candidates display evident differences in how...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Pollution and Paso Robles

In this letter to the editor, the San Marcos River Foundation (SMRF) argues that the proposed Paso Robles development, which is to be taken up Tuesday night by the San Marcos City Council, poses the threat of...

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