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Edwards Aquifer

Friday, June 8th, 2012

San Marcos keeps Stage 2 drought rules in place

San Marcos is continuing under Stage 2 drought restrictions as aquifer levels hovered around the Stage 2 trigger level despite more than six inches of rain in May.

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 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

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, February 16th, 2011

Council approves river protection plan

San Marcos city council members on Tuesday unanimously approved recommendations to alleviate the effects of swimming, picnicking and other recreational activities on the health of the San Marcos River.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

City plans $3M nature center at Purgatory Creek

The City of San Marcos is planning to build a new multi-million dollar nature center in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, near the Wonder World Drive extension. City officials said the present nature center at Riverside Drive...

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