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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Kyle mayor calls emergency meeting on sewage spill

Mayor Todd Webster has called an emergency city council meeting at 5 p.m. today to discuss cleanup of a potentially significant sewage spill into a tributary of Plum Creek.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Commentary: Controversial Dripping Springs sewage plant makes economic, environmental sense

Former State Rep. PATRICK ROSE writes that failure to build a proposed wastewater treatment plant in northern Hays County would ‘cripple our response in serving even the most conservative of growth estimates.’

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

After Mercury inquiry, San Marcos confirms elevated lead levels in water system

UPDATED | About an hour after the San Marcos Mercury left a message with City Manager Jared Miller seeking comment for a forthcoming story on elevated lead levels in the municipal water supply, spokesperson Trey...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Texas buys coastal ranch with oil spill money

WITH PHOTO GALLERY | Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation...

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.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

As Austin’s lakes dwindle, gulf coast may also suffer

As the Highland Lakes that supply Austin's water continue to dwindle, the Lower Colorado River Authority may take the unprecedented step of cutting off freshwater flows it normally releases from the lakes into Matagorda Bay.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

West explosion raises regulatory questions

Recovery efforts continued Friday in West, two days after the town was devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion. And as investigators search for the cause of the explosion, environmentalists said that the situation highlighted lax regulations in...

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Audio: Whooping Crane ruling could be felt statewide

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality safeguards the state’s natural resources, but this week a federal judge found the agency responsible for the deaths of 23 whooping cranes — a ruling with potentially wide-ranging consequences.

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