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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Texas to receive another $788M in settlement with BP

Texas is set to receive another $788 million stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill under a settlement between BP, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Lawmakers look to Gulf to meet state’s water needs

Texas lawmakers on Monday began looking at a seawater desalination bill proposed by state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa that advocates say would offer "drought-proof" means of supplementing withering state water supplies.

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...

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...

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Landowners donate conservation easements on Blanco River

The 2,193-acre Halifax Ranch near Kyle -- and its more than two miles of breathtaking Blanco River frontage -- will be preserved from real estate development forever under a conservation easement donated by its owners.

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