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Brian Sledge

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Abbott opinion murky on plastic bag bans

Plastic bag bans in Texas cities such as Austin and Laredo may be legally sound, according to an opinion issued by Attorney General Greg Abbott's office handed down on Friday afternoon — that is, as long as they didn't ban bags for the purposes of “solid waste management.”

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Groundwater districts inventory challenges at San Marcos summit

As groundwater managers from across the state met here this week to discuss the numerous challenges they face, talk of legislative changes to water financing and a campaign to convince voters to allow more of it was...