Water Resources in High Plains Region

 Freshwater Inflows To Bays And Estuaries

   
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EPA Cannot Regulate Stormwater Flow, Only Pollutants in Stormwater
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A federal court held last month that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate storm water flow in setting a total maximum daily load for impaired waters under the Clean Water Act.

 

 Groundwater

   
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State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

 

Questions about Texas Groundwater Conservation Districts
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This publication provides useful information about Texas groundwater law and groundwater conservation districts.

 

Texas Well Owner Network - Well Owner's Guide to Water Supply
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Household well owners in Texas are responsible for ensuring that their well water is safe to drink. This publication discusses common factors that affect well water quality and quantity, including common contaminants in well water in Texas, water testing methods, treatment options, well siting, and recommendations for protecting the quality of your well water.

 

Drinking Water Standards
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This publication explains the federal safety standards for drinking water provided by public water supply systems.  It discusses the legal requirements for public water supplies, the maximum level allowed for contaminants in the water, and the potential health effects of each contaminant regulated.

 

Understanding Best Management Practices - Water Conservation Best Management Practices
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The best management practices identified in the guides are offered to the state's regional water planning groups, water providers, and water users as a tool for planning and designing effective water conservation programs.& ...

 

Conserving Water Outdoors
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In the summer, outdoor water use can account for 50 to 80 percent of home water use.

 

Conserving Water Indoors
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You can easily save a minimum of 20 gallons per day just by installing water-efficient fixtures and reducing leaks.

 

New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods
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A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.

 

Water for Texas - 2012 State Water Plan
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Water Conservation for Industries, Businesses, and Institutions
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With rising costs of operations for many businesses, conserving water is one way to cut costs without compromising services.

 

How Do Texas Ag Producers Deal With Drought?
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All Texans are challenged to conserve our limited surface water and groundwater supplies. Learn how Texas farmers and ranchers are leading the way in water conservation.

 

Updates on TWDB’s Innovative Water Technology Programs
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ABSTRACT A summary of the 2011 Regional Water Plans projects that by 2060 the state will need 8.5 million acre-feet per year of new water supplies under drought of record conditions.

 

Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...

 

Water Quality in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

 

Water Resource Management in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

 

Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010
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This report is the 13th in a series of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Circular reports that have been published every 5 years since 1950.

 

Questions about Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas
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Groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) are being created in many parts of Texas to allow local citizens to manage and protect their groundwater.

 

Show Groundwater Organizations & Professionals (133)
There are 133 resources serving High Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Groundwater Organizations & Professionals serving High Plains Region
Geologists / Hydrologists
Brett Jordan
HydroGeo Designs LLC - Hydrologist/Engineer - Buena Vista, CO
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
David R. Williamson, RPG
CRC, LLC International Archaeology & Ecology Consultants - Environmental Geologist - Chappell Hill, TX
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
Gainco, Inc
Theresa Nix - Portland, TX
Horizon Environmental Services, Inc.
- Austin, TX
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
Lisa Gonzalez - President and CEO - The Woodlands, TX
John J. Kuhl
Hicks and Company - Austin, TX
Johnson Lake Management
- San Marcos, TX
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Government Agencies
Amarillo Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Amarillo, TX
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Fort Stockton Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Fort Stockton, TX
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Lubbock Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Lubbock, TX
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
National Resources Conservation Service - Texas
Salvador Salinas - State Conservationist - Temple, TX
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Ozona Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Ozona, TX
Railroad Commission of Texas
- Austin, TX
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
Texas A&M Forest Service
- College Station, TX
Texas Department of Agriculture
- Austin, TX
Texas General Land Office
George P Bush - Commissioner - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Carter Smith - Executive Director - Austin, TX
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southwest Region
Amy Lueders - Regional Director - Albuquerque, NM
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Texas Office
- Temple, TX
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Licensed Water Well Contractors
Andrews & Foster Drilling Company
Donald A. Foster - President - Athens, TX
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
Fas-Line
Floyd Gilliland - Kilgore, TX
Gainco, Inc
Theresa Nix - Portland, TX
MagnaCore Drilling & Environmental Services, Inc.
Cedric Cascio - Allen, TX
Monte Moore Drilling Co.
Monte Moore - Lamesa, TX
Pender Water Wells
Ernest Pender - President - Texarkana, TX
Subterra Environmental Services
Mario Robles - Operations Manager - Alvarado, TX
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
West Texas Center Pivots & Pumps, Inc.
- Seminole, TX
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Donley County SWCD
- Clarendon, TX
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Johnson Lake Management
- San Marcos, TX
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Loan Guarantee Program - Texas
Mindy Fryer - Grant Coordinator - Austin, TX
Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Program
Tom Entsminger - Texas Water Development Board - Austin, TX
Center for Invasive Species Eradication (CISE)
Texas Water Resources Institute - College Station, TX
Economic Development Program
Burl Carraway - Department Head, Sustainable Forestry - College Station, TX
Ecosystem Service Management
Texas Agrilife Extension - College Station, TX
Endangered Species and the Economy Program
Glenn Hegar - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Austin, TX
Forest Stewardship Program - Texas
Shane Harrington - Program Leader - College Station, TX
GO TEXAN Partner Program
Allie Jones - Program Specialist - Austin, TX
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
- College Station, TX
Innovative Water Technologies
Texas Water Development Board - Austin, TX
Interest Rate Reduction Program - Texas
- Austin, TX
Landowner Incentive Program
Arlene Kalmbach - TPWD LIP Coordinator - Austin, TX
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Boise, ID
LIP Conserving Texas Rivers Funding Series
Arlene Kalmbach - TPWD LIP Coordinator - Austin, TX
LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series
Arlene Kalmbach - TPWD LIP Coordinator - Austin, TX
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nongame and Rare Species Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Pecos Watershed Conservation Initiative
Kirstin Neff - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Denver, CO
Rainwater Harvesting - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Dotty Woodson - Extension Program Specialist – Water Resources - Dallas, TX
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
- Austin, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo
- Amarillo, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Fort Stockton
Staci Schoenfeldt - District Office Manager - Fort Stockton, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock
Michael Clawson - District Extension Administrator - Lubbock, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon
Dale Dunlap - Extension Administrator - Vernon, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Water Education Network
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M Forest Service
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
- College Station, TX
Texas Agriculture Law Blog
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agricultural Law - Amarillo, TX
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC)
- Lubbock, TX
Texas Coastal Wetlands
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension/SeaGrant - Houston, TX
Texas Conservation Action Plan
TPWD - Austin, TX
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)
- Austin, TX
Texas Equine Incentive Program
- Austin, TX
Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program
- Austin, TX
Texas Prairie Wetlands Project (TPWP)
Taylor Abshier - Biologist - Richmond, TX
Texas Private Lands and Habitat Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Division - Austin, TX
Texas Superstar®
Brent Pemberton - Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center - Overton, TX
Texas Water Resources Institute
- College Station, TX
Texas Wildlife Diversity Program
John Davis - Program Director - Austin, TX
Texas Youth Hunting Program
Chris Mitchell - Director - San Antonio, TX
UNT Quail
- Denton, TX
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Young Farmer Grant Program
Texas Department of Agriculture - Grants Office - Austin, TX
Young Farmer Interest Rate Reduction Program
- Austin, TX
Water Conservation
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
- College Station, TX
Gulf Restoration Network
- New Orleans, LA
Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Andrew Sansom, Ph.D - Executive Director - San Marcos, TX
Rainwater Harvesting - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Dotty Woodson - Extension Program Specialist – Water Resources - Dallas, TX
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
Save Texas Water
Water Conservation Advisory Council - Austin, TX
Save Water Texas
TX
Surface Water Quality Bureau
Abraham Franklin - Program Manager - Santa Fe, NM
Texas A&M AgriLife Water Education Network
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
- College Station, TX
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC)
- Lubbock, TX
Texas Living Waters Project
- Austin, TX
Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency (AWE)
Tom McLemore - Harlingen Irrigation District General Manager - Harlingen, TX
Texas Water Conservation Association
- Austin, TX
Texas Water Foundation
Carole D. Baker - President/CEO - Austin, TX
Texas Water Resources Institute
- College Station, TX
Texas Water Smart
- Nacogdoches, TX
Upper Pecos Watershed Association
Reina Fernandez - Pecos, NM
WestWater Research, LLC
Clay Landry - Managing Director - Boise, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Garza County Underground Water Conservation District
- Post, TX
Gateway Groundwater Conservation District
- Quanah, TX
Glasscock Groundwater Conservation District
- Garden City, TX
Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District
- Canadian, TX
High Plains Underground Water Conservation District
- Lubbock, TX
Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District
- Seminole, TX
Mesa Underground Water Conservation District
- Lamesa, TX
North Plains Groundwater Conservation District
- Dumas, TX
Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
- White Deer, TX
Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District
- Stanton, TX
Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District
- Plains, TX
Save Texas Water
Water Conservation Advisory Council - Austin, TX
South Plains Underground Water Conservation District
- Brownfield, TX
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC)
- Lubbock, TX
Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD)
- Austin, TX

 Irrigation

   
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Lawn Irrigation Guide - An Easy Way to Save Water
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Lawn irrigation accounts for nearly half of homeowner water usage. Many homeowners irrigate too often and for too short a period to meet lawn and especially landscaping (tree and shrub) needs.

 

Water Quality Management Program - Managing and Abating Agricultural & Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Polluation
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A WQMP is a site-specific plan developed through and approved by soil and water conservation districts for agricultural or silvicultural lands.

 

Understanding Best Management Practices - Water Conservation Best Management Practices
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The best management practices identified in the guides are offered to the state's regional water planning groups, water providers, and water users as a tool for planning and designing effective water conservation programs.& ...

 

Agricultural Water Conservation Irrigation Water Use Management Best Management Practices
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This booklet discusses Irrigation Scheduling, Measurement of Irrigation Water Use, Crop Residue Management and Conservation Tillage, Irrigation Audit.

 

Agricultural Water Conservation Best Management Practices Overview
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This brochure details recommendations for Texas agriculture water conservation practices.  It also describes what types of assistance government entities can provide and gives an overview of the Texas Water Development Board.

 

Conserving Water Outdoors
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In the summer, outdoor water use can account for 50 to 80 percent of home water use.

 

Water Conserving Tips
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Using water more efficiently will not only save money but, more importantly, will also help protect the quality of life of future Texans.

 

A Watering Guide for Texas Landscape
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You don't have to give up having an aesthetically pleasing lawn to conserve water. It is important for homeowners who want to enjoy lawns but are concerned about conservation to realize lawns don't waste water, people do!  There are positive features of lawns as recreational surfaces that reduce heat loads, noise, and water and air pollution.& ...

 

How Do Texas Ag Producers Deal With Drought?
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All Texans are challenged to conserve our limited surface water and groundwater supplies. Learn how Texas farmers and ranchers are leading the way in water conservation.

 

Water Resource Management in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

 

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There are 25 resources serving High Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Irrigation Organizations & Professionals serving High Plains Region
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
ABM Irrigation Co.
- Needville, TX
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Alliance Irrigation
- Dalhart, TX
B & M Pump Irrigation Sales & Service, Inc.
- Morton, TX
B&M Pump Irrigation Sales & Service, Inc.
- Seminole, TX
Banman Irrigation
- Denver City, TX
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Caprock Irrigation, LLC.
- Lamesa, TX
Diversity D, Inc.
- Brownfield, TX
Earth Reinke Services
- Earth, TX
First Priority Irrigation
- Wellington, TX
Four Seasons Irrigation
- Quitaque, TX
Hart Of The Plains Pump & Irrigation, Inc.
- Hart, TX
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
McArthur Electric
- Bovina, TX
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pro Irrigation
- Marlin, TX
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
S & G Irrigation
- Kress, TX
T-Bar Irrigation
- Dumas, TX
Tindell Electric, Llc
Jesse Tindell - Master Electrician and Owner - Spearman, TX
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
West Texas Center Pivots & Pumps, Inc.
- Seminole, TX
Williams Welding and Construction
- Dublin, TX

 Livestock Watering

   
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Water Quality Management Program - Managing and Abating Agricultural & Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Polluation
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A WQMP is a site-specific plan developed through and approved by soil and water conservation districts for agricultural or silvicultural lands.

 

Understanding Best Management Practices - Water Conservation Best Management Practices
By:

The best management practices identified in the guides are offered to the state's regional water planning groups, water providers, and water users as a tool for planning and designing effective water conservation programs.& ...

 

How Do Texas Ag Producers Deal With Drought?
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All Texans are challenged to conserve our limited surface water and groundwater supplies. Learn how Texas farmers and ranchers are leading the way in water conservation.

 

Water Quality in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

 

Water Resource Management in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

 

 Surface Water Quality

   
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Wetlands Assistance Guide for Landowners
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The State recognizes that private landowners are stewards of a natural resource in which many of the benefits are accrued to the public. Ninety-seven percent of Texas’ land is privately owned and managed, and as such, management decisions on these lands are made by private landowners.

 

State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

 

Petroleum Production on Agricultural Lands in Texas
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Managing Risks and Opportunities

 

State Of The Bobwhite - Grassland Conservation At A Crossroads
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This first annual “State of the Bobwhite” report by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) provides a snapshot of the population, hunting, and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus.

 

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2012 Annual Report
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Mission: The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative articulates a shared vision for sustainable natural and cultural resources in the face of a changing climate and other threats; fosters a cooperative capacity within the conservation community to meet the challenges of achieving that vision; and facilitates the refinement of that vision through targeted evaluation over time.

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

SeaStates 2013 - How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

 

Drinking Water Standards
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This publication explains the federal safety standards for drinking water provided by public water supply systems.  It discusses the legal requirements for public water supplies, the maximum level allowed for contaminants in the water, and the potential health effects of each contaminant regulated.

 

Rainwater Harvesting
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Homeowners and landowners can build simple or complex systems to capture, store and use rainwater to water their landscape plants. 

 

Texas Statewide Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Services - A Comprehensive Analysis of the Regulating and Cultural Services Provided by Texas Forests
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The value of traditional goods, such as timber, from Texas’ forests has long been recognized to be of economic  importance to society.

 

Water Quality Management Program - Managing and Abating Agricultural & Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Polluation
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A WQMP is a site-specific plan developed through and approved by soil and water conservation districts for agricultural or silvicultural lands.

 

Managing Nuisance Aquatic Plants
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Exotic plants can interfere with boating, fishing, swimming and other recreational activities. They can also hinder water movement, affect fish populations and reduce water quality.

 

Managing Riparian Habitats for Wildlife
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The majority of riparian wetlands in Texas are characterized by bottomland hardwood forests, which are ecosystems that experience periodic overbank flooding from adjacent rivers or major streams.

 

Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan
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Texas’ wetlands are among its most valuable natural resources. These lands provide many economic and ecological benefits, including flood control, improved water quality, harvestable products, and habitat for our abundant fish, shellfish and wildlife resources.

 

Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan 2013
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The 77th Legislature directed the Department to develop a comprehensive and strategic document known as the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land & Water Plan).

 

Understanding Best Management Practices - Water Conservation Best Management Practices
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The best management practices identified in the guides are offered to the state's regional water planning groups, water providers, and water users as a tool for planning and designing effective water conservation programs.& ...

 

Wildfire Recovery Soil Erosion Control Practice Guide
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This technical guide is intended to help landowners and natural resource managers in the process of selecting and implementing various post-fire erosion control practices.

 

Wildfire Recovery - Protecting Your Property From Soil Erosion
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This technical guide identifies important BMPs and precautions that should be taken following a wildfire to protect water quality and reduce the risk of soil erosion.

 

Cleaner Water Naturally
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Whether you take a hands-on approach, or watch it from a distance, it is important to actively manage your forest in order to produce clean water.

 

Conserving Water Outdoors
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In the summer, outdoor water use can account for 50 to 80 percent of home water use.

 

Conserving Water Indoors
By:

You can easily save a minimum of 20 gallons per day just by installing water-efficient fixtures and reducing leaks.

 

EPA Cannot Regulate Stormwater Flow, Only Pollutants in Stormwater
By:

A federal court held last month that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate storm water flow in setting a total maximum daily load for impaired waters under the Clean Water Act.

 

Water Conserving Tips
By:

Using water more efficiently will not only save money but, more importantly, will also help protect the quality of life of future Texans.

 

Water for Texas - 2012 State Water Plan
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Water Conservation for Industries, Businesses, and Institutions
By:

With rising costs of operations for many businesses, conserving water is one way to cut costs without compromising services.

 

How Do Texas Ag Producers Deal With Drought?
By:

All Texans are challenged to conserve our limited surface water and groundwater supplies. Learn how Texas farmers and ranchers are leading the way in water conservation.

 

Updates on TWDB’s Innovative Water Technology Programs
By:

ABSTRACT A summary of the 2011 Regional Water Plans projects that by 2060 the state will need 8.5 million acre-feet per year of new water supplies under drought of record conditions.

 

Water Quality in the West
By:

Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

 

Water Resource Management in the West
By:

Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

 

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due - Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

 

Getting Paid for Stewardship - An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

 

The Path Forward to Restoring the Gulf Coast - A Proposed Comprehensive Plan
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Summary of region-wide preliminary collaborations among Gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas) affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as mandated by the RESTORE Act, to ensure and promote long-term environmental and economic health of the Gulf Coast.

 

Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

 

A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region
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The Gulf Partnership is committed to Strategic Conservation, the identification of the most important areas in a region for conservation, restoration and long-term management.

 

Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

 

Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

 

Show Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals (258)
There are 258 resources serving High Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals serving High Plains Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Andrew Eberly
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Wildlife Services Technician I - Austin, TX
Blair Wildlife Consulting
Jenny Blair, C.W.B. - Principal - Kyle, TX
Brian Gottschalk
Adams Environmental - Sr. Environmental Scientist and Project Manager - San Antonio, TX
Chris Jewett
Native Establishments - Wildlife Biologist - Lubbock, TX
Clay Whitfill
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Region Manager - Austin, TX
Damon Speidel
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Wildlife Services Technician III - Austin, TX
David Riley
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Dusty Alexander
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Region Manager - Austin, TX
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Eric Keith
Project Manager - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
- College Station, TX
Hicks & Company
- Austin, TX
James Hall
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist II - Austin, TX
Joe Hamrick
Compliance and Wildlife - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
John J. Kuhl
Hicks and Company - Austin, TX
John Marksberry
Bird & Crawford Forestry - Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Center, TX
John R. Burns
Burns Forestry - Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Crockett, TX
Jonathan Fife
Burns Forestry - Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Crockett, TX
Jonathan Ogren
Siglo Group - Principal and Environmental Planner - Austin, TX
Jordan Menge
Farm Bill Biologist - Pheasants Forever and Quail ForeverTX
Kyle Lassiter
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Kyndal Anderson
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Lisa Campbell
Water Resource Specialist - TAMU - Oceanography - College Station, TX
Lynn Kitchen, Ph.D.
Adams Environmental - Vice President - San Antonio, TX
Mark Gray
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Mark Hefner
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Michael A. Petter
Resource & Land Management, Inc. - President - Pleasanton, TX
Neiman Environments Inc
- Junction, TX
Nicholas Kolbe
Kolbe Ranches and Wildlife Consulting - Wildlife Biologist/Realtor - Pflugerville, TX
Nick Fisher
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Wildlife Services Technician - Austin, TX
Private Lands Biologist Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Rufus Stephens
Rufus Wildlife Consulting - Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist - Boerne, TX
Ryan Jonnes
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Regional Biologist - Cloudcroft, NM
Sarah Kahlich
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Senior Wildlife Biologist - Austin, TX
Shane Kiefer
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Director of Ecological Services - Austin, TX
Shantel Porterfield
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist - Austin, TX
Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Clint Boal - Unit Scientist - Lubbock, TX
Texas Wildlife Company
- Austin, TX
Texas Wildlife Management
Lin Poor, M.S. - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Austin, TX
Thomas DeWitt
Associate Professor - College Station, TX
Ty Higginbotham
Farm Bill Biologist - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - conroe, TX
UNT Quail
- Denton, TX
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
Field Office: Littlefield, Texas - Houston, TX
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Fisheries Biologists
Clint Wilson
Overton Fisheries, Inc. - Buffalo, TX
David Britton
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Southwest Region - Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator - Arlington, TX
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Johnson Lake Management
- San Marcos, TX
Lochow Ranch - Pond & Lake Management
- Bryan, TX
Overton Fisheries, Inc.
Todd and Kathy Overton - Owners - Buffalo, TX
Ross Carrie
President - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
SOLitude Lake Management
Paul Dorsett - Bryan, TX
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Texas Pro Lake Management
Steve Bardin - Comanche, TX
Thomas DeWitt
Associate Professor - College Station, TX
Todd Sink
Associate Professor & Fisheries Specialist - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - College Station, TX
Tyler Fish Farm
Bob Waldrop - Owner - Ben Wheeler, TX
Vollmar Pond & Lake Management
Brad Vollmar - Owner - Fredericksburg, TX
Government Agencies
Amarillo Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Amarillo, TX
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Fort Stockton Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Fort Stockton, TX
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Lubbock Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Lubbock, TX
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
National Resources Conservation Service - Texas
Salvador Salinas - State Conservationist - Temple, TX
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Ozona Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Ozona, TX
Railroad Commission of Texas
- Austin, TX
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
Texas A&M Forest Service
- College Station, TX
Texas Department of Agriculture
- Austin, TX
Texas General Land Office
George P Bush - Commissioner - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Carter Smith - Executive Director - Austin, TX
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southwest Region
Amy Lueders - Regional Director - Albuquerque, NM
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Texas Office
- Temple, TX
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Blair Wildlife Consulting
Jenny Blair, C.W.B. - Principal - Kyle, TX
Brian Gottschalk
Adams Environmental - Sr. Environmental Scientist and Project Manager - San Antonio, TX
Comite Resources, Inc.
Dr. John W. Day, Jr. - Covington, LA
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Eric Keith
Project Manager - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Goshawk Environmental Consulting Inc.
Zane Homesley - Founder/President - Austin, TX
Horizon Environmental Services, Inc.
- Austin, TX
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
Lisa Gonzalez - President and CEO - The Woodlands, TX
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jason Theriot
The Earth Partners - Houston, TX
John J. Kuhl
Hicks and Company - Austin, TX
Johnson Lake Management
- San Marcos, TX
Lochow Ranch - Pond & Lake Management
- Bryan, TX
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Andrew Sansom, Ph.D - Executive Director - San Marcos, TX
Preservation Texas
- Austin, TX
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Vollmar Pond & Lake Management
Brad Vollmar - Owner - Fredericksburg, TX
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
Field Office: Littlefield, Texas - Houston, TX
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Donley County SWCD
- Clarendon, TX
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Johnson Lake Management
- San Marcos, TX
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Loan Guarantee Program - Texas
Mindy Fryer - Grant Coordinator - Austin, TX
Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Program
Tom Entsminger - Texas Water Development Board - Austin, TX
Center for Invasive Species Eradication (CISE)
Texas Water Resources Institute - College Station, TX
Economic Development Program
Burl Carraway - Department Head, Sustainable Forestry - College Station, TX
Ecosystem Service Management
Texas Agrilife Extension - College Station, TX
Endangered Species and the Economy Program
Glenn Hegar - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Austin, TX
Forest Stewardship Program - Texas
Shane Harrington - Program Leader - College Station, TX
GO TEXAN Partner Program
Allie Jones - Program Specialist - Austin, TX
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
- College Station, TX
Innovative Water Technologies
Texas Water Development Board - Austin, TX
Interest Rate Reduction Program - Texas
- Austin, TX
Landowner Incentive Program
Arlene Kalmbach - TPWD LIP Coordinator - Austin, TX
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Boise, ID
LIP Conserving Texas Rivers Funding Series
Arlene Kalmbach - TPWD LIP Coordinator - Austin, TX
LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series
Arlene Kalmbach - TPWD LIP Coordinator - Austin, TX
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nongame and Rare Species Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Pecos Watershed Conservation Initiative
Kirstin Neff - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Denver, CO
Rainwater Harvesting - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Dotty Woodson - Extension Program Specialist – Water Resources - Dallas, TX
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
- Austin, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo
- Amarillo, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Fort Stockton
Staci Schoenfeldt - District Office Manager - Fort Stockton, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock
Michael Clawson - District Extension Administrator - Lubbock, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon
Dale Dunlap - Extension Administrator - Vernon, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Water Education Network
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M Forest Service
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
- College Station, TX
Texas Agriculture Law Blog
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agricultural Law - Amarillo, TX
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC)
- Lubbock, TX
Texas Coastal Wetlands
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension/SeaGrant - Houston, TX
Texas Conservation Action Plan
TPWD - Austin, TX
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)
- Austin, TX
Texas Equine Incentive Program
- Austin, TX
Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program
- Austin, TX
Texas Prairie Wetlands Project (TPWP)
Taylor Abshier - Biologist - Richmond, TX
Texas Private Lands and Habitat Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Division - Austin, TX
Texas Superstar®
Brent Pemberton - Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center - Overton, TX
Texas Water Resources Institute
- College Station, TX
Texas Wildlife Diversity Program
John Davis - Program Director - Austin, TX
Texas Youth Hunting Program
Chris Mitchell - Director - San Antonio, TX
UNT Quail
- Denton, TX
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Young Farmer Grant Program
Texas Department of Agriculture - Grants Office - Austin, TX
Young Farmer Interest Rate Reduction Program
- Austin, TX
Water Conservation
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
- College Station, TX
Gulf Restoration Network
- New Orleans, LA
Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Andrew Sansom, Ph.D - Executive Director - San Marcos, TX
Rainwater Harvesting - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Dotty Woodson - Extension Program Specialist – Water Resources - Dallas, TX
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
Save Texas Water
Water Conservation Advisory Council - Austin, TX
Save Water Texas
TX
Surface Water Quality Bureau
Abraham Franklin - Program Manager - Santa Fe, NM
Texas A&M AgriLife Water Education Network
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
- College Station, TX
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC)
- Lubbock, TX
Texas Living Waters Project
- Austin, TX
Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency (AWE)
Tom McLemore - Harlingen Irrigation District General Manager - Harlingen, TX
Texas Water Conservation Association
- Austin, TX
Texas Water Foundation
Carole D. Baker - President/CEO - Austin, TX
Texas Water Resources Institute
- College Station, TX
Texas Water Smart
- Nacogdoches, TX
Upper Pecos Watershed Association
Reina Fernandez - Pecos, NM
WestWater Research, LLC
Clay Landry - Managing Director - Boise, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Garza County Underground Water Conservation District
- Post, TX
Gateway Groundwater Conservation District
- Quanah, TX
Glasscock Groundwater Conservation District
- Garden City, TX
Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District
- Canadian, TX
High Plains Underground Water Conservation District
- Lubbock, TX
Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District
- Seminole, TX
Mesa Underground Water Conservation District
- Lamesa, TX
North Plains Groundwater Conservation District
- Dumas, TX
Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
- White Deer, TX
Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District
- Stanton, TX
Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District
- Plains, TX
Save Texas Water
Water Conservation Advisory Council - Austin, TX
South Plains Underground Water Conservation District
- Brownfield, TX
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC)
- Lubbock, TX
Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD)
- Austin, TX
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Andrew Eberly
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Wildlife Services Technician I - Austin, TX
Blair Wildlife Consulting
Jenny Blair, C.W.B. - Principal - Kyle, TX
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
- Kingsville, TX
Chris Jewett
Native Establishments - Wildlife Biologist - Lubbock, TX
Clay Whitfill
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Region Manager - Austin, TX
Damon Speidel
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Wildlife Services Technician III - Austin, TX
David Riley
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - College Station, TX
Dusty Alexander
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Region Manager - Austin, TX
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Eric Keith
Project Manager - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
Gary A. Burns, ACF
Burns Forestry - Owner - Crockett, TX
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
James Hall
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist II - Austin, TX
Joe Hamrick
Compliance and Wildlife - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
John J. Kuhl
Hicks and Company - Austin, TX
Jonathan Ogren
Siglo Group - Principal and Environmental Planner - Austin, TX
Kevin Mote
District Leader - Cross Timbers Wildlife District - TPWD - May, TX
Kyle Lassiter
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Kyle Thigpen
Wildlife Biologist - Burns Forestry - Crockett, TX
Kyndal Anderson
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Landmark Wildlife Management LLC
Keith Olenick - Principal/Senior Biologist - Austin, TX
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Lynn Kitchen, Ph.D.
Adams Environmental - Vice President - San Antonio, TX
Mark Gray
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Mark Hefner
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist I - Austin, TX
Nathan Rains
Wildlife Diversity Biologist - Cross Timbers and Hill Country Wildlife Districts - TPWD - Cleburne, TX
Nicholas Kolbe
Kolbe Ranches and Wildlife Consulting - Wildlife Biologist/Realtor - Pflugerville, TX
Nick Fisher
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Wildlife Services Technician - Austin, TX
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
- Lafayette, CO
Preservation Texas
- Austin, TX
Private Lands Biologist Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
RiverBank Ecosystems
Adam Riggsbee, PhD - Austin, TX
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Roel Lopez
Director - Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute - College Station, TX
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch
Dr. Dale Rollins - Executive Director - Roby, TX
Ronnie Bane
Burditt Associates - Vice President - Conroe, TX
Ross Carrie
President - Raven Environmental Services, Inc. - Huntsville, TX
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Rufus Stephens
Rufus Wildlife Consulting - Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist - Boerne, TX
Ryan Jonnes
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Regional Biologist - Cloudcroft, NM
Sarah Kahlich
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Senior Wildlife Biologist - Austin, TX
Shane Kiefer
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Director of Ecological Services - Austin, TX
Shantel Porterfield
Plateau Land & Wildlife Management - Staff Biologist - Austin, TX
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R.
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President/CEO - Magnolia, AR
Texas Wildlife Company
- Austin, TX
Texas Wildlife Diversity Program
John Davis - Program Director - Austin, TX
Thomas DeWitt
Associate Professor - College Station, TX
UNT Quail
- Denton, TX
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX

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Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

Texas Statewide Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Services - A Comprehensive Analysis of the Regulating and Cultural Services Provided by Texas Forests
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The value of traditional goods, such as timber, from Texas’ forests has long been recognized to be of economic  importance to society.

 

Fragmented Lands - Changing Land Ownership in Texas
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This brochure provides information to help you make crucial decisions that address the ownership fragmentation issue and its potential impact on Texas’ rural communities and the natural resources upon which our waters, wildlife habitats, and agricultural economies are ultimately based.

 

Water Quality in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

 

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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

 

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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

 

Water Transfers in the West - Projects, Trends, and Leading Practices in Voluntary Water Trading
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Charles Porter
- Real Estate, Water Rights, & Construction Expert - Austin, TX
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Andrew Sansom, Ph.D - Executive Director - San Marcos, TX
Water Rights Attorneys
Candace Windel
Windel Prewett PLLC - Houston, TX
Darcy Alan Frownfelter
Kemp Smith LLP - Partner - Austin, TX
Deborah C. Trejo
Kemp Smith LLP - Partner - Austin, TX
Eliza F. Hillhouse
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Denver, CO
Helen Currie Foster
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody - Shareholder - Austin, TX
Jim D. Bradbury
James D. Bradbury, PLLC - Fort Worth, TX
Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons
Uhl, Fitzsimons & Jewett, PLLC - Shareholder - San Antonio, TX
Kevin L. Patrick
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Waterlaw - Aspen, CO
Lori Potter
Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley - President and COO - Lakewood, CO
Patrick, Miller and Noto
- Aspen, CO
Robin A. Melvin
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody - Of Counsel - Austin, TX
S. Jordan Smith
Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
Smiley Law Firm, PC
Cynthia Smiley - Attorney/Owner - Austin, TX
Texas Agriculture Law Blog
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agricultural Law - Amarillo, TX
 

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EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY | 369 SW3d 814 (2012) | 20120224852 - Leagle.com
2/17/2010 3:00:00 AM
EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY | 369 SW3d 814 (2012) | 20120224852    Leagle.com 369 S.W.3d 814 (2012). The EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY and The State of Texas, Petitioners, v. Burrell DAY and Joel McDaniel, Respondents. Supreme ...

Groundwater News Items
Absent a farmer, city in violation - The Fort Stockton Pioneer
6/17/2019 9:00:00 AM
Absent a farmer, city in violation    The Fort Stockton Pioneer The city of Fort Stockton needs to find a farmer to work 274 acres of its land in order to avoid being in violation and facing possible fines from the Texas ...

Fannin County Commissioners Court regular meeting June 18 - North Texas e-News
6/13/2019 10:37:58 PM
Fannin County Commissioners Court regular meeting June 18    North Texas e-News PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING. TAKE NOTICE THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE FANNIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE HELD IN THE

Invasive parasite ravaging endangered fish in San Marcos, Comal rivers, researchers say - Austin American-Statesman
6/13/2019 6:52:58 PM
Invasive parasite ravaging endangered fish in San Marcos, Comal rivers, researchers say    Austin American-Statesman Researchers at Texas State University say an invasive parasite that was likely introduced to the San Marcos and Comal rivers by aquarium dumpers is tearing a ...

Curtain falls on 86th legislative session - Madisonville Meteor
6/11/2019 4:24:00 PM
Curtain falls on 86th legislative session    Madisonville Meteor By the time you read this column, the Texas House will have adjourned Sine Die (meaning without assigning a day for a further meeting), closing the curtain on ...

With floods and droughts increasing, communities take a new look at storing water underground - Ensia
6/11/2019 3:33:40 PM
With floods and droughts increasing, communities take a new look at storing water underground    Ensia June 11, 2019 — Houston, Texas, has flooded every year for the past five years. At the same time, Texas is also known for dire water shortages. What if people ...

Planet Texas 2050: For a Better Tomorrow - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
6/10/2019 12:05:53 PM
Planet Texas 2050: For a Better Tomorrow    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin By 2050, the population of Texas is expected to double from about 28 million today to 55 million. This would create an incredible strain on resources. By: Onaje ...

What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico - WIRED
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico    WIRED The gulf's seabed could be an ideal place to bury Texas' carbon emissions. The state is the sixth-highest emitter in the world, behind Germany.

State struggles to keep pace as water demands grow - Weatherford Democrat
6/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
State struggles to keep pace as water demands grow    Weatherford Democrat According to a recent article by the Associated Press, about 1000 people arrive in Texas each day, drawn by jobs, newly built homes and other opportunities.

As its population grows, Texas worries about water supply - Irrigation & Green Industry magazine
6/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
As its population grows, Texas worries about water supply    Irrigation & Green Industry magazine About 1000 people flock to the Lone Star State every day, drawn mainly by the promise of abundant jobs. The state's population is expected to double to more ...

Environmental group sues federal government over endangered Central Texas salamanders - Austin Monitor
6/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Environmental group sues federal government over endangered Central Texas salamanders    Austin Monitor An environmental advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service*, claiming federal officials are failing to protect threatened species ...

New Braunfels Utilities aquifer storage and recovery program passes through Texas legislature - Community Impact Newspaper
6/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Braunfels Utilities aquifer storage and recovery program passes through Texas legislature    Community Impact Newspaper Jun 2, 2019: A New Braunfels Utilities-supported bill to create an Aquifer Storage and Recovery program awaits Gov. Greg Abbott's signature after Texas Senate ...

Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies - ABC News
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies    ABC News About 1,000 people arrive in Texas each day, drawn by jobs, newly built homes and other opportunities. But in a state where prolonged drought is a regular ...

Wins and losses for Bell County at the Texas Legislature - Temple Daily Telegram
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wins and losses for Bell County at the Texas Legislature    Temple Daily Telegram The 86th Texas Legislature gave Bell County a mixed bag of results.There were some wins — such as the measure allowing the Commissioners Court to ...

State of Texas Rejects Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's Proposed Management Plan - Woodlands Online
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
State of Texas Rejects Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's Proposed Management Plan    Woodlands Online The Texas Water Development Board has rejected Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's newly proposed groundwater management plan for ...

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Water Industry Attorney Wes Strickland Joins Holland & Knight in Austin - Southeast Texas Record
5/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Water Industry Attorney Wes Strickland Joins Holland & Knight in Austin    Southeast Texas Record Leading Water Industry Attorney Wes Strickland has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Austin office.

You Could Get Prison Time for Protesting a Pipeline in Texas—Even If It's on Your Land - Mother Jones
5/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
You Could Get Prison Time for Protesting a Pipeline in Texas—Even If It's on Your Land    Mother Jones This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more ...

Expert Column: Texas Rural Challenge a chance to explore ideas for growing and sustaining communities - San Antonio Business Journal
5/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Expert Column: Texas Rural Challenge a chance to explore ideas for growing and sustaining communities    San Antonio Business Journal Rural Texas continues to undergo transformation as employment shifts from agricultural and manufacturing to the *service* sector.

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites - Texas Public Radio
5/23/2019 7:09:16 AM
Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites    Texas Public Radio Nearly 300 coal-fired power plants have been "retired" since 2010, according to the Sierra Club. It's a trend that continues despite.

Texas A&M System announces Chancellor's Research Initiative with WTAMU, Texas A&M AgriLife - abc7amarillo.com
5/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas A&M System announces Chancellor's Research Initiative with WTAMU, Texas A&M AgriLife    abc7amarillo.com Officials from the Texas A&M University System announced a Chancellor's Research Initiative between two of its members - West Texas A&M University and the ...

WT, AgriLife announce $1 million Texas A&M Chancellor's Research Initiative | AgriLife - AgriLife Today
5/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
WT, AgriLife announce $1 million Texas A&M Chancellor's Research Initiative | AgriLife    AgriLife Today National search begins for water-focused researchers. WRITER: Brittany Castillo, 806-651-2682, bcastillo@wtamu.edu. CONTACT: Dr. Angela Spaulding, ...

For a Texas Ranching Family, Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Hits Home - Yale Environment 360
5/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
For a Texas Ranching Family, Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Hits Home    Yale Environment 360 A Texas family's ranch has been found to be one of the most contaminated coal ash sites in the country. Environmental groups say the pollution — and the ...

Texas District Court declares Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District rules “void and unenforceable” - Woodlands Online
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas District Court declares Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District rules “void and unenforceable”    Woodlands Online CONROE, TX – On Friday, May 17, 2019, Senior District Judge Lamar McCorkle signed the Final Judgment declaring that certain Large Volume Groundwater ...

Texans could get a year in prison for protesting pipelines on their own land - Grist
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texans could get a year in prison for protesting pipelines on their own land    Grist The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more challenging. On Monday, the Texas Senate passed legislation that makes interfering with pipelines and ...

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's rules deemed void, unenforceable; Texas Water Development Board rejects district's management goals - Community Impact Newspaper
5/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's rules deemed void, unenforceable; Texas Water Development Board rejects district's management goals    Community Impact Newspaper May 20, 2019: This article has been updated to include comment from the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. Senior District Judge Lamar McCorkle ...

Science versus Politics in Groundwater Districts - KBTX
5/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Science versus Politics in Groundwater Districts    KBTX Texas Groundwater Districts were created for local stewardship of groundwater supplies, a resource Texas Courts have consistently ruled that landowners ...

Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods and droughts - Science Daily
5/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods and droughts    Science Daily A study has quantified the amount of water flowing in major Texas rivers during heavy rains and found that there is enough room in coastal aquifers to store most ...

Could a Tug-of-War Between Two Central Texas Counties Leave Residents Without Drinking Water? - Texas Monthly
4/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Could a Tug-of-War Between Two Central Texas Counties Leave Residents Without Drinking Water?    Texas Monthly Dirk Aaron's timing was terrible. He took over management of Bell County's Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District in the summer of 2011, which ...

SJRA a Top Finisher in "Best Tasting Drinking Water in Texas" Competition - hellowoodlands.com
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
SJRA a Top Finisher in "Best Tasting Drinking Water in Texas" Competition    hellowoodlands.com CONROE, TX - San Jacinto River Authority's (SJRA) Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) Division earned top marks from the American Water Works Association ...

The Mysterious Salamanders Fighting Extinction Under Central Texas - Pacific Standard
3/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Mysterious Salamanders Fighting Extinction Under Central Texas    Pacific Standard Researchers warn that all of the underground salamanders living in an aquifer system near Austin could disappear in the next century.

Tiny subterranean Texas salamanders could be extinct in 100 years - Mongabay.com
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tiny subterranean Texas salamanders could be extinct in 100 years    Mongabay.com A recent study has revealed the existence of three previously undescribed species living underground within an aquifer system in Central Texas. The authors ...

Study Shows Changes in Great Plains' Ogallala Aquifer - WeatherNation
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Study Shows Changes in Great Plains' Ogallala Aquifer    WeatherNation [Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Photo credit: NOAA George E. Marsh Album]. [NOAA by Michon Scott] The Ogallala ...

Justices take up Clean Water Act case, rebuke Texas court in death penalty case - SCOTUSblog
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Justices take up Clean Water Act case, rebuke Texas court in death penalty case    SCOTUSblog Last Friday the justices added the dispute over the decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census to their merits docket. Today they issued ...

New Mexico AG: Science Will Be Key in Rio Grande Fight - U.S. News & World Report
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Mexico AG: Science Will Be Key in Rio Grande Fight    U.S. News & World Report ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state is in what he describes as a "historic fist fight" with Texas and the ...

Texas Well Owner Network training set for Feb. 22 in Marlin - AgriLife Today
2/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Well Owner Network training set for Feb. 22 in Marlin    AgriLife Today A free Well Educated program for private well owners will be presented Feb. 22 in Marlin, and attendees can bring well water samples for testing.

UT study shows Austin salamanders in danger of extinction - UT The Daily Texan
1/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
UT study shows Austin salamanders in danger of extinction    UT The Daily Texan Overexploitation of groundwater led to the endangerment of 13 Central Texas salamander species, according to a new UT study.

Report Explores Coal Ash Groundwater Contamination in Texas - Water Quality Products
1/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report Explores Coal Ash Groundwater Contamination in Texas    Water Quality Products A new report released by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) found that all coal ash pits in Texas with available data are leaking contaminants into ...

Report: East Texas coal plants leaching pollutants into groundwater - Longview News-Journal
1/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report: East Texas coal plants leaching pollutants into groundwater    Longview News-Journal As the Trump administration considers weakening Obama-era safeguards for disposal of toxic coal waste, a new report shows groundwater near all of Texas' 16 ...

Report: Power Plants are Leaking Cancer-Causing Toxins into Groundwater Across Texas - The Texas Observer
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report: Power Plants are Leaking Cancer-Causing Toxins into Groundwater Across Texas    The Texas Observer An environmental group found that all of Texas' coal-fired power plants have polluted groundwater with multiple chemicals, including arsenic, which was ...

Report: Texas coal power plants leaching toxic pollutants into groundwater - The Texas Tribune
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report: Texas coal power plants leaching toxic pollutants into groundwater    The Texas Tribune Analyzing groundwater monitoring data that power companies are now required to report to the federal government, the Environmental Integrity Project found ...

Records Show 100 Percent of Texas Coal Power Plants Contaminating Groundwater - Earthjustice
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Records Show 100 Percent of Texas Coal Power Plants Contaminating Groundwater    Earthjustice Toxic coal ash pollutants are leaking into groundwater surrounding 100 percent of Texas's power plants for which data are available, with unsafe levels of ...

Newly discovered salamander species already at risk of extinction - Earth.com
1/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Newly discovered salamander species already at risk of extinction    Earth.com Three new species of groundwater salamander have been discovered in Central Texas, including one species that is critically endangered. The researchers at ...

Central Texas Salamanders, Including Newly Identified Species, At Risk of Extinction - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
1/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Central Texas Salamanders, Including Newly Identified Species, At Risk of Extinction    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas — Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one ...

Hill Country water and West Lake Hills - News - Austin American-Statesman
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hill Country water and West Lake Hills - News    Austin American-Statesman Water is a shared resource, and Texas manages its water sources in different ways.Atmospheric water that falls as rain or snow belongs to the owner of the land ...

Researchers: “No Link” between Fracking And Methane in North Texas Groundwater - Houston Public Media
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Researchers: “No Link” between Fracking And Methane in North Texas Groundwater    Houston Public Media Researchers at the University of Texas say there's “no link” between natural gas fracking and elevated levels of methane found in some North Texas water wells.

No Link Between Barnett Shale Natural Gas Production and Methane in Groundwater, Studies Conclude - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
9/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
No Link Between Barnett Shale Natural Gas Production and Methane in Groundwater, Studies Conclude    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas — After four years of studies, scientists have found no link between methane present in water wells outside of Fort Worth and nearby gas ...

How others see Texas water policy - mySA
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
How others see Texas water policy    mySA The San Antonio Express-News recently joined the nationwide effort of print media to address “fake news.” It did so by emphasizing what journalism is all about ...

Fracking Using Up Scarce Water in Texas Basin - Courthouse News Service
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fracking Using Up Scarce Water in Texas Basin    Courthouse News Service (CN) – As the Permian Basin region in Texas and New Mexico continues to experience a historic oil boom, a new study has found that water usage for hydraulic ...

The US and Mexico have only just begun to grapple with their shared aquifers - Quartz
8/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
The US and Mexico have only just begun to grapple with their shared aquifers    Quartz All along the 1,250 miles of border between Texas and Mexico, hidden under hundreds of feet of soil and rock, lie more than a dozen underground ...

Water crisis in the making: antiquated Texas laws meet a hotter climate - Climate Liability News
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Water crisis in the making: antiquated Texas laws meet a hotter climate    Climate Liability News As droughts and extreme weather intensify with climate change, old water laws in Texas help put the state's supply of groundwater in peril.

Inside the Fight Over Extracting Water From Texas for Fracking in New Mexico - Pacific Standard
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Inside the Fight Over Extracting Water From Texas for Fracking in New Mexico    Pacific Standard The oil business in New Mexico is booming, but due to the state's stricter laws the groundwater being used to access petroleum is pumped in from Texas.

Oil Boom in Southern New Mexico Ignites Groundwater Feud With Texas - News Deeply
7/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Oil Boom in Southern New Mexico Ignites Groundwater Feud With Texas    News Deeply Drilling new water wells is strictly regulated in New Mexico, causing hardship for an oil industry that needs water for fracking. So groundwater is being piped ...

Hays County residents fear the fight to protect their water was all for nothing - The Texas Tribune
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hays County residents fear the fight to protect their water was all for nothing    The Texas Tribune Hays County well owners thought they won the water fight against Houston-based Electro Purification three years ago. Now, regulators are left trying to balance ...

Texas-New Mexico water fight could be impacted by SCOTUS ruling - The Texas Tribune
6/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas-New Mexico water fight could be impacted by SCOTUS ruling    The Texas Tribune The high court's decision lowers the burden of proof for states locked in similar water battles with upstream neighbors.

New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking - The Texas Tribune
6/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking    The Texas Tribune Water restrictions in New Mexico have created a supply crunch for the fracking industry, so more free-flowing Texas water is helping to fill the void. But not ...

State Lawmakers: Who Owns The Right To Groundwater? - Texas Public Radio
6/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Lawmakers: Who Owns The Right To Groundwater?    Texas Public Radio Many rural groundwater conservation boards are considering or have already decided to export some of their water to nearby urban centers. Farmers are.

Texas Found 276 New Cases of Groundwater Contamination Last Year - The Texas Tribune
9/8/2016 3:00:00 AM
Texas Found 276 New Cases of Groundwater Contamination Last Year    The Texas Tribune Texas regulators last year documented 276 new cases of groundwater contamination, a slight increase compared to 2014 but far fewer than in years past. by Jim ...

Now You Can Track Groundwater Levels in Texas - StateImpact Texas
3/19/2014 3:00:00 AM
Now You Can Track Groundwater Levels in Texas    StateImpact Texas Texans don't need statistics to tell them what the drought is like – they can feel it in their bones. Residents, manufacturers and farmers all depend on both ...

Irrigation News Items
First-of-its-kind living wall at Texas A&M designed to house native plants - Bryan-College Station Eagle
6/17/2019 1:00:00 AM
First-of-its-kind living wall at Texas A&M designed to house native plants    Bryan-College Station Eagle Ten feet tall and composed of about 300 metal diamonds, Texas A&M University's newest living wall is no ordinary garden.

Research shows late-planted sorghum, other crops good alternatives to failed cotton - North Texas e-News
6/16/2019 10:18:55 PM
Research shows late-planted sorghum, other crops good alternatives to failed cotton    North Texas e-News Dr. Qingwu Xue's plant physiology team plants grain sorghum June 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research farm near Bushland. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by ...

AgriLife summer seminar set for June 29 - Standard-Times
6/15/2019 12:36:00 PM
AgriLife summer seminar set for June 29    Standard-Times Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service* will present the "Summer Landscaping and Irrigation 101" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon June 29 . This herb garden at the ...

Weathermatic names new vice president of operations | Irrigation and Green Industry Magazine - Irrigation & Green Industry magazine
6/14/2019 11:47:51 AM
Weathermatic names new vice president of operations | Irrigation and Green Industry Magazine    Irrigation & Green Industry magazine Weathermatic, the technology-powered irrigation manufacturer based in Garland, Texas, has announced the addition of Todd Grant as its new vice president of ...

CPS Distributors opens South Denver branch | Irrigation and Green Industry Magazine - Irrigation & Green Industry magazine
6/14/2019 11:43:26 AM
CPS Distributors opens South Denver branch | Irrigation and Green Industry Magazine    Irrigation & Green Industry magazine Heritage Landscape Supply Group Inc., McKinney, Texas, has announced that CPS Distributors has opened a new branch in Denver to benefit local ...

Texas Permanent School Fund Increases Holdings in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) - Rockland Register
6/13/2019 11:13:35 PM
Texas Permanent School Fund Increases Holdings in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT)    Rockland Register Texas Permanent School Fund raised its stake in shares of California Water *Service* Group (NYSE:CWT) by 3.8% during the first quarter, according to the ...

Seven Bodies Found in Four Days Along Texas, New Mexico Border Canals - Breitbart
6/12/2019 1:48:00 PM
Seven Bodies Found in Four Days Along Texas, New Mexico Border Canals    Breitbart Officials in El Paso, Texas, recovered the bodies of seven people who apparently drowned in canals and irrigation tunnels along the Mexican border. The most ...

Bodies of man, girl found floating along canal in El Paso's Lower Valley - KVIA El Paso
6/11/2019 11:30:00 PM
Bodies of man, girl found floating along canal in El Paso's Lower Valley    KVIA El Paso EL PASO, Texas - Two bodies were found floating in a canal in El Paso's Lower Valley on Tuesday night, raising the death toll to seven along area waterways ...

4 found dead in El Paso waterway near US-Mexico border - KVIA El Paso
6/11/2019 11:41:00 AM
4 found dead in El Paso waterway near US-Mexico border    KVIA El Paso EL PASO, Texas - Four men were found dead Monday in an irrigation canal that diverts water from the Rio Grande to farmers in southern New Mexico and west ...

Joe Palumbo scouting report: Texas Rangers lefthanded starting pitcher - Lone Star Ball
6/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Joe Palumbo scouting report: Texas Rangers lefthanded starting pitcher    Lone Star Ball The New Lefty, who is coming up Saturday to make his major league debut.

- News - Austin American-Statesman
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
- News    Austin American-Statesman CENTRAL TEXASIDEA schools to serve summer mealsIDEA Public Schools will participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture's Seamless Summer Option, ...

Six undocumented migrants die after Texas police chase - Reuters
6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Six undocumented migrants die after Texas police chase    Reuters (Reuters) - Six undocumented migrants were killed when their car crashed into an irrigation ditch after a police chase in rural South Texas, police said.

As its population grows, Texas worries about water supply - Irrigation & Green Industry magazine
6/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
As its population grows, Texas worries about water supply    Irrigation & Green Industry magazine About 1000 people flock to the Lone Star State every day, drawn mainly by the promise of abundant jobs. The state's population is expected to double to more ...

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training June 20 in Kyle - AgriLife Today
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rainwater harvesting, turf management training June 20 in Kyle    AgriLife Today KYLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service's* Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf ...

Water, energy-efficient products tax free all Memorial Day weekend - FOX 7 Austin
5/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Water, energy-efficient products tax free all Memorial Day weekend    FOX 7 Austin This Memorial Day weekend, Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products.

Sales tax holidays for ENERGY STAR and water-efficient products in Texas - EverythingLubbock.com
5/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sales tax holidays for ENERGY STAR and water-efficient products in Texas    EverythingLubbock.com Both take place Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.

Texas A&M initiative funds WT, AgriLife by $1 million for water engineering program - KFDA
5/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas A&M initiative funds WT, AgriLife by $1 million for water engineering program    KFDA CANYON, Texas (KFDA) - The Texas A&M University System announced a Chancellor's Research Initiative between West Texas A&M University and the Texas ...

WT, AgriLife announce $1 million Texas A&M Chancellor's Research Initiative | AgriLife - AgriLife Today
5/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
WT, AgriLife announce $1 million Texas A&M Chancellor's Research Initiative | AgriLife    AgriLife Today National search begins for water-focused researchers. WRITER: Brittany Castillo, 806-651-2682, bcastillo@wtamu.edu. CONTACT: Dr. Angela Spaulding, ...

Much remains on table as Legislature begins final week - Sachse News
5/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Much remains on table as Legislature begins final week    Sachse News As the Texas Legislature entered the final week of its 140-day 86th regular session, Texans continued to wait for lawmakers to wrap up priority issues: the ...

Texas sets tax holiday for water, energy efficient appliances May 25-27 - EastTexasMatters.com
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas sets tax holiday for water, energy efficient appliances May 25-27    EastTexasMatters.com The State of Texas Comptroller's Office has set Saturday-Monday as a sales tax holiday for certain water-efficient and Energy Star® products.

Science. Technology. Helping Texas farmers make conservation investments for tomorrow's benefits. - TribTalk
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Science. Technology. Helping Texas farmers make conservation investments for tomorrow's benefits.    TribTalk Since 2010, the population of Texas has grown by nearly 4 million people. That's more than the current populations of the cities of Houston and Dallas combined ...

Back 40: Texas Blooms - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
5/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Back 40: Texas Blooms    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center lies just beyond Austin's downtown traffic, near the intersection of MoPac and State Highway 45. Tucked within ...

Time For A "Spring Stroll" In Las Cruces - KRWG
5/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Time For A "Spring Stroll" In Las Cruces    KRWG John White, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) garden curator and certified arborist, strolls through the Demonstration Garden at the Las Cruces.

Smell leads Lower Valley man to body in irrigation ditch - KVIA El Paso
5/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Smell leads Lower Valley man to body in irrigation ditch    KVIA El Paso EL PASO, Texas - The man found dead in El Paso's Lower Valley, identified by a relative as 40-year-old Fernando Ortiz, had been missing since Friday, relatives ...

Study of cotton aimed at boosting production - abc7amarillo.com
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Study of cotton aimed at boosting production    abc7amarillo.com Texas A&M AgriLife is conducting a new cotton trial in Moore County. The study will help farmers understand best practices for irrigation and other tactics to ...

Texas A&M-designed irrigation runoff mitigation system patented, available for licensing - AgriLife Today
5/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas A&M-designed irrigation runoff mitigation system patented, available for licensing    AgriLife Today Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu. Contact: Dr. Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu · Texas A&M tackling urban ...

Hines’ future downtown Houston tower earns prestigious sustainability rating - Houston Business Journal
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hines’ future downtown Houston tower earns prestigious sustainability rating    Houston Business Journal Texas Tower, a 47-story office building under construction in downtown Houston, has received LEED Platinum precertification, Houston-based Hines ...

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set April 18 in Lockhart - AgriLife Today
3/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set April 18 in Lockhart    AgriLife Today Presented by AgriLife Extension's Healthy Lawns Healthy Waters Program. LOCKHART – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service's* Healthy Lawns and Healthy ...

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 26, 2019 - AgriLife Today
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 26, 2019    AgriLife Today Horticulturist gives spring recommendations for successful Texas landscapes. Click for tips and this week's crop and weather report.

Cotton Acres to Climb in Northern Texas Panhandle - Cotton Grower
3/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cotton Acres to Climb in Northern Texas Panhandle    Cotton Grower Cotton acreage has almost tripled in the last five years in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service* District 1, which covers the 22 northernmost counties in the ...

Study Shows Changes in Great Plains' Ogallala Aquifer - WeatherNation
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Study Shows Changes in Great Plains' Ogallala Aquifer    WeatherNation [Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Photo credit: NOAA George E. Marsh Album]. [NOAA by Michon Scott] The Ogallala ...

Winsupply Acquires Irrigation Supplier Baron Distributors - Industrial Distribution
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Winsupply Acquires Irrigation Supplier Baron Distributors    Industrial Distribution Winsupply Inc. has purchased Baron Distributors, a wholesaler-distributor of irrigation products in four locations in west Texas and New Mexico.

Moraine company acquires southwest supplier - Dayton Business Journal
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Moraine company acquires southwest supplier    Dayton Business Journal The acquisition comes just one day after Winsupply announced it is opening four new businesses in Texas, Massachusetts and northeast Ohio.

BrightView acquires Benchmark Landscapes in Texas - Lawn & Landscape
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
BrightView acquires Benchmark Landscapes in Texas    Lawn & Landscape Benchmark made Lawn and Landscape's Top 100 list in 2018 and has six branches in four markets.

Integrating center pivot irrigation control technologies goal of Texas A&M study - AgriLife Today
1/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Integrating center pivot irrigation control technologies goal of Texas A&M study    AgriLife Today Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu. Contacts: Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, thomas.marek@ag.tamu.edu. Dr. Dana Porter ...

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton - AgriLife Today
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton    AgriLife Today OVERTON – The annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service* East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be Feb. 7 in Overton. The East Texas Turfgrass ...

Smart drones in precision agriculture puts Texas Tech on cutting edge - High Plains Journal
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Smart drones in precision agriculture puts Texas Tech on cutting edge    High Plains Journal Fields of cotton, wheat, sorghum and other crops are a common sight in the Texas High Plains, but what you might not expect is to see drones whipping through ...

Texas City to Guzzle Drinking Water from Treated Waste - Environmental Leader
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas City to Guzzle Drinking Water from Treated Waste    Environmental Leader The city of El Paso, Texas, may soon become the first large city in the US to use treated sewage water for its drinking water needs. The amount of snowmelt ...

Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course set for Feb. 25-28 at Texas A&M - AgriLife Today
11/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course set for Feb. 25-28 at Texas A&M    AgriLife Today Optional turf irrigation program to be offered March 1. Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu. Contact: Dr. Becky Grubbs, 979-845-0603 ...

UT student using drones to help campus save water - KXAN.com
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
UT student using drones to help campus save water    KXAN.com AUSTIN (KXAN) — A student at the University of Texas at Austin is gathering data that he hopes will help the campus reduce its water use by millions of gallons ...

A&M AgrifLife's Borlaug Institute receives $12.5M for irrigation research - Bryan-College Station Eagle
10/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
A&M AgrifLife's Borlaug Institute receives $12.5M for irrigation research    Bryan-College Station Eagle A laboratory at Texas A&M AgriLife Research's Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture has received a five-year extension and $12.5 million to continue its ...

Texas A&M's Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture receives additional $12.5 million for research on small scale irrigation - AgriLife Today
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas A&M's Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture receives additional $12.5 million for research on small scale irrigation    AgriLife Today COLLEGE STATION – The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has received an additional $12.5 million from the ...

One of the fastest-growing regions of the US could run out of water - Quartz
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
One of the fastest-growing regions of the US could run out of water    Quartz Three years into one of the most extreme droughts in Texas history, Raymondville city manager Eleazar “Yogi” Garcia was facing a worst-case scenario.

School of Irrigation to provide hands-on training in irrigation management - AgriLife Today
7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
School of Irrigation to provide hands-on training in irrigation management    AgriLife Today Contact: Charles Swanson, 979-845-5614, clswanson@tamu.edu. COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M's School of Irrigation will hold a training series for ...

Amid drought in Texas Panhandle, farmers scratch crops from dust - Christian Science Monitor
5/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Amid drought in Texas Panhandle, farmers scratch crops from dust    Christian Science Monitor Extensive drought has forced farmers in the Texas Panhandle to rely more heavily on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer, raising concerns that they may be ...

Less water, same Texas cotton: Study isolates best irrigation patterns to conserve water - Phys.Org
5/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Less water, same Texas cotton: Study isolates best irrigation patterns to conserve water    Phys.Org Plants need water—but what about when it's running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops?

Livestock Watering News Items
Forecasters Warn of Fires, Crop Damage Across Texas, High Plains - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
3/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Forecasters Warn of Fires, Crop Damage Across Texas, High Plains    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth The National Weather *Service* has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation's midsection, including Texas.

South Texas birds - Chron.com
4/30/2014 3:00:00 AM
South Texas birds    Chron.com The Rio Grande Valley and adjacent oak mott/bluestem prairie region of South Texas is a paradise for birders and others who enjoy wild places and wildlife.

Texas crop, weather for June 11, 2013 | AgriLife - AgriLife Today
6/11/2013 3:00:00 AM
Texas crop, weather for June 11, 2013 | AgriLife    AgriLife Today Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Subscribe: Android | RSS. Rains help, but drought maintains its stubborn hold. Man driving a hay field harrower.

Conservation Makes a Difference in Drought-Stricken Areas - USDA.gov
5/3/2013 3:00:00 AM
Conservation Makes a Difference in Drought-Stricken Areas    USDA.gov For months, South Texas ranchers have been struggling to keep cattle fed and watered through extraordinary drought conditions. Water wells and stock tanks ...

Environmentalists vs Ranchers on the Clean Water Act - Texas Tribune
6/7/2010 3:00:00 AM
Environmentalists vs Ranchers on the Clean Water Act    Texas Tribune Congress is known for having arcane battles, but the biggest fight these days in water law is over a single word in a 1970s-era measure designed to reduce ...

Surface Water Quality News Items
Healthy Lawn, Healthy Waters to hold trainings - Hays Free Press
6/12/2019 11:45:00 AM
Healthy Lawn, Healthy Waters to hold trainings    Hays Free Press Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service's* Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training ...

Environmentalists say TCEQ violated Clean Water Act - KVUE.com
6/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Environmentalists say TCEQ violated Clean Water Act    KVUE.com DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — Environmentalists want a judge to stop the City of Dripping Springs from dumping treated wastewater into Onion Creek.

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training June 20 in Kyle - AgriLife Today
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rainwater harvesting, turf management training June 20 in Kyle    AgriLife Today KYLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service's* Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf ...

AG Paxton Files Lawsuit Against Intercontinental Terminals Company For Violations Of The Texas Clean Air Act - Montgomery County Gazette
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
AG Paxton Files Lawsuit Against Intercontinental Terminals Company For Violations Of The Texas Clean Air Act    Montgomery County Gazette AUSTIN – Acting on behalf of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an environmental lawsuit ...

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set April 18 in Lockhart - AgriLife Today
3/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set April 18 in Lockhart    AgriLife Today Presented by AgriLife Extension's Healthy Lawns Healthy Waters Program. LOCKHART – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service's* Healthy Lawns and Healthy ...

Texas attorney general files lawsuit against company where chemicals burned for days - 550 KTSA
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas attorney general files lawsuit against company where chemicals burned for days    550 KTSA ABC News(DEER PARK, Texas) — Texas has filed a lawsuit against a company where petrochemicals burned for days and sent thick, black clouds of smoke ...

Tests show presence of benzene in Houston Ship Channel - KHOU.com
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tests show presence of benzene in Houston Ship Channel    KHOU.com HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Galveston Bay Foundation on Monday released results from its multi-day water monitoring samples that indicate the presence of ...

Texas sues company behind Deer Park terminal fire - The Texas Tribune
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas sues company behind Deer Park terminal fire    The Texas Tribune Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an environmental lawsuit against Intercontinental Terminals late Friday seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages.

Dripping Springs allowed to discharge treated wastewater into Onion Creek tributary - KVUE.com
2/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dripping Springs allowed to discharge treated wastewater into Onion Creek tributary    KVUE.com AUSTIN, Texas — After four years of planning and fighting, the City of Dripping Springs will be allowed to dump treated wastewater into an Onion Creek tributary.

Study: Harvey Aftermath Affected Gulf of Mexico Water Quality - Houston Public Media
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Study: Harvey Aftermath Affected Gulf of Mexico Water Quality    Houston Public Media It's been nearly a year since Hurricane Harvey inundated portions of southeastern Texas, and we're still learning more about its impact on the surrounding ...

Fecal Bacteria Contaminated Surface Water Quality Following Hurricane Harvey - Technology Networks
8/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fecal Bacteria Contaminated Surface Water Quality Following Hurricane Harvey    Technology Networks Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented rain event that delivered five consistent days of flooding and storms to Texas last August. Now, research from UTSA ...

Fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey delivered five consistent days of flooding and storms to Texas last August - Science Daily
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey delivered five consistent days of flooding and storms to Texas last August    Science Daily Research by a civil and environmental engineering professor has substantiated that Hurricane Harvey caused high levels of fecal contamination to be ...

Research confirms fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey - Phys.org
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Research confirms fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey    Phys.org Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented rain event that delivered five consistent days of flooding and storms to Texas last August. Now, research from UTSA ...

TWDC stocking grass carp in Woodland Waterway - Chron.com
4/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
TWDC stocking grass carp in Woodland Waterway    Chron.com Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have given The Woodlands Development Company the green light to add triploid grass carp to The ...

The Q&A: L'Oreal Stepney - Texas Tribune
1/10/2017 3:00:00 AM
The Q&A: L'Oreal Stepney    Texas Tribune In this week's Q&A, we interview L'Oreal Stepney, the deputy director for the Office of Water, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Apache Partners to Monitor Water Quality in Permian's Alpine High - Natural Gas Intelligence
10/13/2016 3:00:00 AM
Apache Partners to Monitor Water Quality in Permian's Alpine High    Natural Gas Intelligence Apache Corp. is partnering with chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to track groundwater and surface water quality as it begins to bear down ...

Watershed protection effort benefits from community participation - AgriLife Today
3/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Watershed protection effort benefits from community participation    AgriLife Today South Central Texas effort helped by area businesses, landowners, students and others. SEGUIN – “It takes a community” like the one involved through the ...

Public invited to Mill Creek watershed quality meeting Jan. 26 in Bleiblerville - AgriLife Today
1/2/2015 3:00:00 AM
Public invited to Mill Creek watershed quality meeting Jan. 26 in Bleiblerville    AgriLife Today BLEIBLERVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service* and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are inviting area residents to partner with ...

Salinization of groundwater resources in Texas is a growing concern - Phys.Org
11/18/2013 3:00:00 AM
Salinization of groundwater resources in Texas is a growing concern    Phys.Org (Phys.org) —Degrading potable groundwater quality is a growing concern in Texas, as about 15 percent of all domestic wells in the state are at risk due to high ...

Special protection for Valle Vidal waters may help prevent drilling - North Texas e-News
1/3/2006 3:00:00 AM
Special protection for Valle Vidal waters may help prevent drilling    North Texas e-News SANTA FE – Streams and lakes in northern New Mexico 's Valle Vidal are better protected from further degradation in water quality with the recent designation ...

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National Butterfly Center: Trump’s Border Wall Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife - EcoWatch
6/17/2019 1:41:00 PM
National Butterfly Center: Trump’s Border Wall Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife    EcoWatch While Trump's border wall has yet to be completed, the threat it poses to pollinators is already felt, according to the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, ...

Invasive species growing in North Texas lakes, none yet found in Ellis County - Waxahachie Daily Light
6/10/2019 12:05:00 PM
Invasive species growing in North Texas lakes, none yet found in Ellis County    Waxahachie Daily Light A striped invasive species has found its way into the U.S. and Texas is not immune. The Zebra mussel — a freshwater mussel similar to a clam — is overtaking ...

Texas Crop and Weather Report -- May 29, 2019 - AgriLife Today
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Crop and Weather Report -- May 29, 2019    AgriLife Today COLLEGE STATION – Prices on traditional summertime grilling meats are sliding following Memorial Day, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service* ...

Texas State Aquarium Extends Hours, Adds New 4D Show - 101 Corpus Christi
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas State Aquarium Extends Hours, Adds New 4D Show    101 Corpus Christi Summer hours are extended and new shows are available at the Texas State Aquarium this summer. Through Labor Day weekend, the aquarium will open at 10 ...

Texas Land Trends report shows value of conservation easements to ag, water, wildlife - North Texas e-News
5/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Land Trends report shows value of conservation easements to ag, water, wildlife    North Texas e-News The use of conservation easements could bring more than $5.8 million per year in value to wildlife. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service* photo)

How Austin Distillers Are Using Local Ingredients in Their Spirits - Eater Austin
5/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Austin Distillers Are Using Local Ingredients in Their Spirits    Eater Austin Spirit producers in Texas like Treaty Oak Distilling and Desert Door are proving the farm-to-table movement isn't just for food as they use locally grown ...

Back 40: Texas Blooms - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
5/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Back 40: Texas Blooms    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center lies just beyond Austin's downtown traffic, near the intersection of MoPac and State Highway 45. Tucked within ...

Arming Texas for War on Crazy Ants - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
5/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arming Texas for War on Crazy Ants    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin In 2014, the staff at Estero Llano Grande State Park, on the Rio Grande outside Weslaco, began seeing large colonies of ants they did not recognize around the ...

Texas Tech team assesses grassland habitat change of 2 native Texas reptiles - LubbockOnline.com
5/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Tech team assesses grassland habitat change of 2 native Texas reptiles    LubbockOnline.com A new Texas Tech University-led study of two native reptile species – the desert massasauga rattlesnake and spot-tailed earless lizard – could lead to better ...

Duval County Ranch receives Texas Leopold Conservation Award - Alice Echo News-Journal
5/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Duval County Ranch receives Texas Leopold Conservation Award    Alice Echo News-Journal AUSTIN, TX – Duval County Ranch is the recipient of the 2019 Texas Leopold Conservation Award®. The prestigious award, given in honor of renowned ...

Native plant expert to speak in Pharr - Valley morning Star
5/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Native plant expert to speak in Pharr    Valley morning Star HARLINGEN — When it comes to cultivating native plants, acreage isn't necessarily required. The South Texas Border Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists ...

North Texas Ecology Course Creates A Team Of Master Naturalists - KERA News
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
North Texas Ecology Course Creates A Team Of Master Naturalists    KERA News In Texas, there's a group of trained volunteers so committed to caring for the state's natural areas, they're known as Master Naturalists. The program is.

To Anglers' And Boaters' Delight, Giant Salvinia Is Gone From Two Texas Lakes … For Now - Texas Standard
5/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
To Anglers' And Boaters' Delight, Giant Salvinia Is Gone From Two Texas Lakes … For Now    Texas Standard The invasive plant that grows in dense green clumps crowds out the freshwater habitats of native plants and animals. Share this story with a friend: Facebook ...

Urban fishing, war on salvinia about to heat up - Houston Chronicle
5/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Urban fishing, war on salvinia about to heat up    Houston Chronicle May signals summer's arrival for Texas' 1.3 million or so freshwater anglers; never mind that the calendar says it's still spring for almost two more months.

Those Yellow Flowers in the Pasture by Mario Villarino – Front Porch News Texas - frontporchnewstexas.com
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Those Yellow Flowers in the Pasture by Mario Villarino – Front Porch News Texas    frontporchnewstexas.com As I was visiting ranches and answering calls at the Hopkins County Extension Office I got several phone calls related to “those yellow flowers” in the pasture ...

Houston Zoo Announces Opening Date for Texas Wetlands Exhibit - Houston On The Cheap
4/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Houston Zoo Announces Opening Date for Texas Wetlands Exhibit    Houston On The Cheap The new Texas Wetlands exhibit is part of the Houston Zoo's ongoing dedication to protecting wildlife both locally and globally.

Invasive Species Have Reshaped Texas. Now What? - The Texas Observer
4/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Species Have Reshaped Texas. Now What?    The Texas Observer From parakeets to fire ants, nilgai to tamarisk trees, invasives have integrated into the state's ecosystems — and managing them means asking hard questions.

Bald eagles, gators and cranes, oh my! Houston Zoo's Texas Wetlands to open in May - KPRC Click2Houston
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bald eagles, gators and cranes, oh my! Houston Zoo's Texas Wetlands to open in May    KPRC Click2Houston Houston Zoo's Texas Wetlands expansion will be open to the public in May. The expansion will bring three native Texas species: bald eagles, whooping cranes ...

Native plant sale coming to courthouse square - The Glen Rose Reporter
4/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Native plant sale coming to courthouse square    The Glen Rose Reporter It's April, bringing beautiful Texas springtime weather with gorgeous Bluebonnets and other flowers. This weather and our wonderful wildflowers make most of us ...

Growth in gardening: The Wildflowers of Texas - San Marcos Daily Record
4/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Growth in gardening: The Wildflowers of Texas    San Marcos Daily Record

Go native when it comes to plants and trees for your garden - austin360
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Go native when it comes to plants and trees for your garden    austin360 Surrounded as we are now by the beauty of Texas wildflowers, it is a good time to think about native plants in our own gardens.“Wild” are generally those plants ...

Texas Invasive Species Workshop set April 17 at Sutton County Civic Center - AgriLife Today
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Invasive Species Workshop set April 17 at Sutton County Civic Center    AgriLife Today AgriLife Extension *Service* in Sutton and Crockett counties, will present a Texas Invasive Species Workshop April 17 at the Sutton County Civic Center.

Under Mindy Brashears’ Leadership, USDA Will Let Swine Slaughter Facilities Go Hog Wild - The Texas Observer
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Under Mindy Brashears’ Leadership, USDA Will Let Swine Slaughter Facilities Go Hog Wild    The Texas Observer An inspector at a special deregulated hog plant told the Observer that the USDA's new pork slaughter proposal that eliminates maximum line speeds is a “recipe ...

Yellow Columbine: a NICE plant for your spring shade garden - Community journal
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Yellow Columbine: a NICE plant for your spring shade garden    Community journal Texas is a large, diverse state and plants that work for one region may not always be the best choice in a different region. The Native Plant Society of Texas ...

Texas Parks & Wildlife halts planned Sandy Creek dredging operation - The Highlander
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Parks & Wildlife halts planned Sandy Creek dredging operation    The Highlander By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Landowners Steve Nash and Fermin Ortiz agree on one thing. There is a sand and silt issue in Sandy Creek and Lake LBJ; ...

14 must-see North Texas garden events to get you in the mood for spring - Dallas News
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
14 must-see North Texas garden events to get you in the mood for spring    Dallas News Love to garden? There's no better way to enjoy the splendor of spring than among the buds and blossoms. Experience the glory by visiting the many...

This Week's Book Review: Unnatural Texas? The Invasive Species Dilemma - Ricochet.com
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
This Week's Book Review: Unnatural Texas? The Invasive Species Dilemma    Ricochet.com By MARK LARDAS. Mar 5, 2019. “Unnatural Texas? The Invasive Species Dilemma,” by Robert W. Doughtry and Matt Warnock Turner, Texas A&M University ...

Texas Parks & Wildlife reports hundreds of fish dead after wastewater spill into Pflugerville's Gilleland Creek - Community Impact Newspaper
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Parks & Wildlife reports hundreds of fish dead after wastewater spill into Pflugerville's Gilleland Creek    Community Impact Newspaper More than 500 fish died following a wastewater spill into Gilleland Creek in Pflugerville earlier this week, according to numbers from the Texas Parks & Wildlife ...

Benny J. Simpson Ecopark nearing completion in Dallas - AgriLife Today
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Benny J. Simpson Ecopark nearing completion in Dallas    AgriLife Today Texas A&M AgriLife's ecopark in Dallas will welcome visitors for tours and lessons in "green" development beginning late 2019.

Texas Invasive Species Program Gets New Boost from Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Invasive Species Program Gets New Boost from Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation    UT News | The University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas—Destructive and costly fire ants, crazy ants, moth larvae and invasive grasses can wreak havoc on Texas ecosystems, but biologists at The ...

As Work Begins on Trump's Border Wall, a Key Wildlife Refuge Is at Risk - Yale Environment 360
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
As Work Begins on Trump's Border Wall, a Key Wildlife Refuge Is at Risk    Yale Environment 360 Construction is underway on a stretch of President Trump's border wall cutting through the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

Border wall would destroy Texas wildlife - mySanAntonio.com
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Border wall would destroy Texas wildlife    mySanAntonio.com In the debates about the southern border, it is easy to overlook our native plants and animals, which cannot speak for themselves even though they are deeply ...

Invasive mussels threaten Texas freshwater ecosystems - Houston Chronicle
2/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive mussels threaten Texas freshwater ecosystems    Houston Chronicle Few Austin-area residents, or many people in the rest of Texas for that matter, paid much attention in the summer of 2017 when state fisheries scientists ...

The border wall poses a threat to Texas wildlife - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
The border wall poses a threat to Texas wildlife    Corpus Christi Caller-Times In the debates about the southern border, it is easy to overlook our native plants and animals, which cannot speak for themselves even though they are deeply ...

Is there a solution to the zebra mussel problem in Central Texas? - KVUE.com
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Is there a solution to the zebra mussel problem in Central Texas?    KVUE.com As they continue to cause problems in Central Texas, is there a way to get rid of this invasive species?

Border Wall Construction Threatens Texas Butterfly Sanctuary | Smart News - Smithsonian.com
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Border Wall Construction Threatens Texas Butterfly Sanctuary | Smart News    Smithsonian.com The National Butterfly Center covers an expanse of cultivated gardens and wild landscape along the Texas-Mexico border, where all sorts of butterflies, birds ...

Nature helps Caddo lake with salvinia problem - KLTV
2/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nature helps Caddo lake with salvinia problem    KLTV The appearance of the invasive plant 'Giant Salvinia' on an East Texas lake years ago, was a red flag to state biologists, knowing what damage it could do if it ...

Eating native: In the Valley, wild edibles are on the menu - Monitor
1/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Eating native: In the Valley, wild edibles are on the menu    Monitor HARLINGEN — Hugh Ramsey Nature Park isn't your usual lunch spot, but with Texas Master Naturalist Christina Mild, dining al fresco is always a possibility.

Report: Power Plants are Leaking Cancer-Causing Toxins into Groundwater Across Texas - The Texas Observer
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report: Power Plants are Leaking Cancer-Causing Toxins into Groundwater Across Texas    The Texas Observer An environmental group found that all of Texas' coal-fired power plants have polluted groundwater with multiple chemicals, including arsenic, which was ...

Scientists Discover Three New Species Of Salamander In Central Texas - Texas Standard
1/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Scientists Discover Three New Species Of Salamander In Central Texas    Texas Standard From KUT: A team of biologists announced this week they'd found three new species of rare salamanders in Central Texas. The discovery of any new species is ...

Trump visits Texas border, where wall threatens wildlife - UPI News
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump visits Texas border, where wall threatens wildlife    UPI News President Donald Trump visits McAllen, Texas, on Thursday, where a nearby wildlife refuge is threatened by construction of a wall on the Mexico border.

Great Gardening - Central Texas: Native or not? A look at cedar in Central Texas - Temple Daily Telegram
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Great Gardening - Central Texas: Native or not? A look at cedar in Central Texas    Temple Daily Telegram We are in the midst of cold and flu season. Many of us are suffering from sneezing and runny noses that are due to allergies, specifically cedar allergies.

How Sotol, Texas' Wild Spirit, Earned A Proclamation From Austin's Mayor - Forbes
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Sotol, Texas' Wild Spirit, Earned A Proclamation From Austin's Mayor    Forbes In recognition of Desert Door's contribution to the area's growing craft spirits scene, the City of Austin proclaimed November 16, the brand's first anniversary, ...

Great Gardening - Central Texas: Chinese tallow tree threatens native species - Temple Daily Telegram
10/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Great Gardening - Central Texas: Chinese tallow tree threatens native species    Temple Daily Telegram Recently my husband removed a tree from behind our home while a neighbor and I cheered him on. This tree was a huge threat to our environment because it ...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Texas Border-wall Waivers - Center for Biological Diversity
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Texas Border-wall Waivers    Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today for waiving 28 conservation laws to speed construction of the border wall along the ...

Fall Native Plant Sale at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - KXAN.com
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fall Native Plant Sale at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center    KXAN.com The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fall Plant Sale will feature hundreds of species of Texas natives, including seeds, annual wildflowers, grasses, ...

Pflugerville Reducing Pond Grass, Hydrilla At Lake - Patch.com
10/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pflugerville Reducing Pond Grass, Hydrilla At Lake    Patch.com Pflugerville Reducing Lake Pond Grass, Hydrilla - North Austin-Pflugerville, TX - With Texas Parks & Wildlife teams, city began implementing new techniques on ...

Borderland Rebellion: One Texas Naturalist Takes Conservation Into His Own Hands - The Crux - Discover Magazine
9/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Borderland Rebellion: One Texas Naturalist Takes Conservation Into His Own Hands - The Crux    Discover Magazine From climate change to a border wall, the scrubland plants in South Texas face myriad threats. This self-taught naturalist is taking matters into his own hands.

Trump's border wall could place several endangered animals at risk - Quartz
8/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump's border wall could place several endangered animals at risk    Quartz In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, endangered animals and plants ranging from big cats to rare bats face threats to their habitats posed by wall construction.

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US Opens New Mass Shelter in Texas for Migrant Children - KRGV
6/6/2019 5:11:51 PM
US Opens New Mass Shelter in Texas for Migrant Children    KRGV By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press. The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining ...

US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children - Washington Post
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children    Washington Post The federal government is opening a new mass facilities for migrant children near the U.S-Mexico border and is considering housing children on three military ...

Public law school for Rio Grande Valley authorized by Texas House of Representatives - The Edinburg Review
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Public law school for Rio Grande Valley authorized by Texas House of Representatives    The Edinburg Review A major milestone for higher education in deep South Texas took place on Monday, May 1, 2019, when the House of Representatives approved House Bill 103, ...

Craddick’s GROW Fund bill passes Texas House - Midland Reporter-Telegram
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Craddick’s GROW Fund bill passes Texas House    Midland Reporter-Telegram Tom Craddick's bill that sets aside money for initiatives in areas significantly impacted by oil and gas production overwhelmingly passed the House on Thursday.

Fact check: Has the Texas Senate stayed within spending limit under Dan Patrick? - Austin American-Statesman
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fact check: Has the Texas Senate stayed within spending limit under Dan Patrick?    Austin American-Statesman A panel of Texas lawmakers soon will meet behind closed doors to iron out the state budget for the next two years, now that the $248 billion proposal has been ...

What to watch as the Texas Legislature takes up climate, energy, water and more - Environmental Defense Fund
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
What to watch as the Texas Legislature takes up climate, energy, water and more    Environmental Defense Fund We're past the midpoint of the Texas legislative session and the bill filing deadline is behind us. Because the legislature only meets for five months every other ...

Trump finally finds a Bush he likes: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush - Roll Call
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump finally finds a Bush he likes: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush    Roll Call President Donald Trump on Wednesday found a member of the Bush family he likes: George P. Bush. The 42-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a ...

Some state employees call for raise like Texas teachers - KXAN.com
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Some state employees call for raise like Texas teachers    KXAN.com AUSTIN (Nexstar) — A few hundred state workers marched on the Capitol to implore lawmakers to fund an across-the-board raise for employees of the State of ...

PUBLIC LANDS: In Texas borderlands, wall fight hinges on nuance - E&E News
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
PUBLIC LANDS: In Texas borderlands, wall fight hinges on nuance    E&E News SANTA ANA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Texas — Just a few miles from the nation's southern border with Mexico, pristine hiking trails snake through quiet ...

Texas estimates it may owe feds $223M after illegally decreasing special ed. funding - KXAN.com
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas estimates it may owe feds $223M after illegally decreasing special ed. funding    KXAN.com Last October, Texas education officials told lawmakers they would likely owe the federal government $33 million for illegally decreasing funding for kids with ...

Texas House unanimously approves $251B budget - KXAN.com
3/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas House unanimously approves $251B budget    KXAN.com The Texas House unanimously approved its $251 billion state budget Thursday morning just after midnight. The plan now goes to the Senate. The House Ways ...

Texas House and Senate diverge on budget - Austin American-Statesman
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas House and Senate diverge on budget    Austin American-Statesman As state lawmakers convene this week to refine proposals to fund the state government for the next two years, the marquee issues of the legislative session ...

Texas Legislature considers a mix of outdoors-related bills - Houston Chronicle
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Legislature considers a mix of outdoors-related bills    Houston Chronicle Dozens of the more than 7000 bills filed for consideration during this year's session of the Texas Legislature focus on issues tied to fishing, hunting, camping, ...

Texas lawmakers call for a swap: Higher sales taxes, lower property taxes - Houston Chronicle
3/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas lawmakers call for a swap: Higher sales taxes, lower property taxes    Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — It's enough money to build seven football stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys, more than President Donald Trump budgeted to build a wall on the ...

Texas Senate seeks to tap billions from rainy day fund - Austin American-Statesman
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Senate seeks to tap billions from rainy day fund    Austin American-Statesman Aiming to cover lingering expenses related to Hurricane Harvey and add additional safety measures at schools, state senators on Wednesday approved ...

Will Hurd Has Defied Both Liberals and Donald Trump. Is He the Future of the GOP or a Party of One? - Texas Monthly
3/12/2019 10:01:03 AM
Will Hurd Has Defied Both Liberals and Donald Trump. Is He the Future of the GOP or a Party of One?    Texas Monthly The outspoken congressman left a promising career in the CIA and became a rising Republican star. But his political balancing act is dicier than ever.

China’s Huawei Files Suit In Texas, Challenges U.S. Security Law - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
China’s Huawei Files Suit In Texas, Challenges U.S. Security Law    CBS Dallas / Fort Worth SHENZHEN, China (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei, the No. 2 smartphone maker, is challenging a U.S. law that labels the company a ...

86th Texas Legislature: Here are your Houston-area senators and representatives - Houston Business Journal
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
86th Texas Legislature: Here are your Houston-area senators and representatives    Houston Business Journal The Houston Business Journal has compiled information about the state senators and representatives for districts across our 10-county coverage area.

Rep. Filemon Vela: This Texas-Mexico border land is the private owners' land - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rep. Filemon Vela: This Texas-Mexico border land is the private owners' land    Corpus Christi Caller-Times The use of eminent domain to obtain the land for the border wall is something that will greatly affect the residents of the Rio Grande Valley.

$4 billion sought for capital projects at UT, Texas State, other schools - Austin American-Statesman
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
$4 billion sought for capital projects at UT, Texas State, other schools    Austin American-Statesman Built in 1967, the J.T. Patterson Laboratories building at the University of Texas is overdue for a major renovation. Walls and ceilings in research areas are ...

Texas is growing fast. We need to protect our water. - Houston Chronicle
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas is growing fast. We need to protect our water.    Houston Chronicle Texas is one of the fastest growing states in the country. But a downside of this growth is that, coupled with extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, ...

Legal Battle Over Border Wall Plays Out At Chapel In Mission, Texas - NPR
2/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legal Battle Over Border Wall Plays Out At Chapel In Mission, Texas    NPR A chapel on the border is at the center of a legal dispute between the local Catholic diocese and the Trump administration. We visit the church in Mission, Texas.

As border wall funding divides Washington, new multimillion-dollar barrier will soon break ground in Texas - Fox News
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
As border wall funding divides Washington, new multimillion-dollar barrier will soon break ground in Texas    Fox News As the nation's capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few ...

More than a dozen bills filed in Texas legislature to address sexual assault - KXAN.com
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
More than a dozen bills filed in Texas legislature to address sexual assault    KXAN.com In Texas' 254 counties, only around 40 have a facility or clinic with sexual assault nurse examiners, according to the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.

Why Aren’t Texas Politicians Standing Up for Texas Landowners? - Texas Monthly
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Why Aren’t Texas Politicians Standing Up for Texas Landowners?    Texas Monthly That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there's a double standard at work.

Legislators look to help victims of future storms - Houston Chronicle
1/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legislators look to help victims of future storms    Houston Chronicle In Texas' first legislative session after Hurricane Harvey, lawmakers have filed bills aimed at better alerting homeowners to their flood risk, lessening the damage ...

Republican Congressman: Trump's Border Crisis Is a 'Myth' - Rolling Stone
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Republican Congressman: Trump's Border Crisis Is a 'Myth'    Rolling Stone WASHINGTON — Congressman Will Hurd of Texas is an increasingly lonely voice in the “build the wall” Republican Party of Donald Trump. A 41-year-old ...

Texas Legislative Session Now Underway: Key Environmental Issues of Interest - Lexology
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Legislative Session Now Underway: Key Environmental Issues of Interest    Lexology With the Texas Legislature having now convened for the 2019 session, various key environmental issues are anticipated to be the subject of debate and…

‘Come On Down to the Rio Grande Valley. I’ll Show You Around.’ - New York Magazine
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
‘Come On Down to the Rio Grande Valley. I’ll Show You Around.’    New York Magazine On the outskirts of McAllen, Texas, a few miles north of the Rio Grande, a dun-colored warehouse squats on the corner of West Ursula Avenue and South Ware ...

Shutdown makes it harder for Texas to get $4B for Hurricane Harvey - KXAN.com
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Shutdown makes it harder for Texas to get $4B for Hurricane Harvey    KXAN.com Texas hasn't received payment from the more than $4 billion approved by Congress last year to help the state rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

Is Texas’ Overcrowded, Underfunded State Parks System Being Loved to Death? - The Texas Observer
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Is Texas’ Overcrowded, Underfunded State Parks System Being Loved to Death?    The Texas Observer Texans love their state parks. But our state's public lands are overcrowded and rapidly deteriorating. Maybe it's time to take the long view.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session - Austin Chronicle
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session    Austin Chronicle Yes, they're coming back. Yes, they have to. Will the 86th Texas Legislature be as horrific and hostile as its recent predecessors, or will it be a more pleasant and ...

Granger Selected as New Top Republican on House Appropriations - Roll Call
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Granger Selected as New Top Republican on House Appropriations    Roll Call Texas Rep. Kay Granger will likely take over as the House Republicans' lead appropriator in January after the GOP Steering Committee recommended her on ...

Border Fence Quietly Slated to Expand as Congress Debates “the Wall” - Truthout
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Border Fence Quietly Slated to Expand as Congress Debates “the Wall”    Truthout South Texas communities are resisting the new stretch of fence slated for construction in February.

How Both Parties Lost the Texas Senate Race - The Atlantic
11/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Both Parties Lost the Texas Senate Race    The Atlantic In the race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, Republicans failed to recognize the ways in which the state is changing, while Democrats didn't take seriously ...

We took young Texans' questions straight to the candidates. Here's what they said. - The Texas Tribune
10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
We took young Texans' questions straight to the candidates. Here's what they said.    The Texas Tribune We know there's a lot to keep up with this election season, so we asked young Texans what issues matter most and crafted a survey for candidates to respond to ...

A Texas school district opened a water park - and you paid for it - KTRK-TV
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Texas school district opened a water park - and you paid for it    KTRK-TV Texas' school funding formula is messed up. So much so that in the same year, HISD laid off staff while another "poor" district built a water park.

This Race in Houston Is the Future of Texas Politics - The Atlantic
9/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
This Race in Houston Is the Future of Texas Politics    The Atlantic The Republican incumbent John Culberson has held the minority-majority Seventh Congressional District for almost two decades, but the Democrat Lizzie ...

El Paso is on the Cutting Edge of Water Conservation. It Really Has No Choice. - The Texas Observer
8/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
El Paso is on the Cutting Edge of Water Conservation. It Really Has No Choice.    The Texas Observer Faced with a water crisis, El Paso joined with Ciudad Juárez to cut water use and save their shared aquifers.

The Making of the ‘Magic Valley’ - The Texas Observer
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Making of the ‘Magic Valley’    The Texas Observer How Anglos came to control agriculture in the heavily Latino Rio Grande Valley.

GOP’s next budget writer could be one of the party’s last big spenders - McClatchy DC Bureau
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
GOP’s next budget writer could be one of the party’s last big spenders    McClatchy DC Bureau Texas Republican Kay Granger — best-known in Washington for the big money she sends home to her Fort Worth district — wants a bigger role writing the ...

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