Sunday, March 6th, 2011
It sounds simple: Who owns the groundwater in Texas? But this issue, like others in the hot-button area of aquifer planning, is embroiled in an ongoing policy battle.
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Upping the stakes in a long-running debate over groundwater and property rights, state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, filed a bill this week that would give Texas landowners ownership of the groundwater beneath their property. As Erika...
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Expect a heated word or two over immigration legislation and border security, threats of major cuts to education and health and human services, and continuing struggles to keep up with the state’s transportation and criminal-justice concerns. Here’s...
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Energy, a huge chunk of the Texas economy, is never far from the agenda at the Legislature. This year, Sunset Advisory Commission reviews of oil and gas and electricity regulators will keep the sector in the spotlight...
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
In this letter to the editor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) member and Johnson City resident Dave Collins says State Senator Troy Fraser and State Representative Patrick Rose are grandstanding about reforming the cooperative.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
In this commentary, State Representative Patrick Rose says there's still a enough wrong with Pedernales Electric Cooperative, particularly since Board of Directors President Larry Landaker joined forces with two outgoing board members, whose legacy includes mismanagement, in...
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
State Representative Patrick Rose and State Senator Troy Fraser say they are outraged that Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) reached a settlement with its former law firm last week.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
In this guest commentary, MIKE WILLIAMS argues that proposed legislation could do more harm than good to rural electric cooperatives.