In Wimberley, a fight bubbles up over sewage and a beloved swimming hole

Visitors enjoy spring-fed Cypress Creek at Blue Hole Regional Park on July 19, 2018. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune * Correction appended. In November 2012, more than 100,000…

Hays County residents fear the fight to protect their water was all for nothing

Hays County residents thought their water was saved. Houston-based Electro Purification had plans to pump 5.3 million gallons of water per day from the Trinity Aquifer. The area wasn’t regulated by…

Study: Deadly Wimberley floods rooted in weather patterns, intensified by development

The 40-foot wall of water that gushed down the Blanco River in May 2015, wiping out parts of Wimberley and killing more than a dozen people, was largely a natural…

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio

Contact: John W Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu Reagan Hejl, 979-845-5252, Reagan.hejl@tamu.edu Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu Lee Marlowe, 210-302-3624, lmarlow@sara-tx.org Nick Dornak, 512-245-6697, nickdornak@plumcreekwatershed.org KYLE/SAN ANTONIO –…

San Marcos Police Officer Killed While Delivering A Warrant

Update: SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) _ Police have revealed the identity of an officer shot and killed while serving a warrant in Central Texas. A statement issued by San Marcos,…

“I’ll fight for our liberty, our security & our future.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “A new administration promises new hope for constraining the growth of the federal government,…

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Oct. 12-13 in Hill Country

Contact: John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu Reagan Hejl, 979-845-5252, Reagan.hejl@tamu.edu Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu Ryan Bass, 830-248-1538, rbass@ci.boerne.tx.us Meredith Miller, 512-245-6697, mbmiller@txstate.edu BOERNE/WIMBERLEY – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension…

“Well Educated” training for well owners set for July 27 in Wimberley

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu WIMBERLEY– Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network “Well Educated” training July 27 in Wimberley. The training,…

Invasive Bagrada bug may cause ‘stink’ in South Central Texas

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN MARCOS — The Bagrada bug, Bagrada hilaris, an invasive stink bug that has been slowly spreading through the southwestern…

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for June 1 in Wimberley

Contacts: Nikki Dictson, 979-575-4424, n-dictson@tamu.edu Katherine Romans, 512-410-9368, katherine@hillcountryalliance.org Jason Mangold, 512.393.2120, jason.mangold@ag.tamu.edu WIMBERLEY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8…

AgriLife Extension asking South Central Texas residents to watch for pecan weevil

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Stein, 830-278-9151, larry.stein@ag.tamu.edu Bill Ree, 979-845-6800, bill.reejr@ag.tamu.edu Wizzie Brown, 512-854-9600, ebrown@ag.tamu.edu Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu   SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — The Texas…

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez Asks Gov. Abbott to Declare State of Disaster

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas —  November 1, 2015 — AUSTIN, TX — State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez today sent a letter to Governor Abbott regarding the floods that have affected…

New Law May Not Thwart Hays Water Project

WIMBERLEY — On a recent weeknight, nearly 200 Hays County residents packed into the Wimberley Community Center for what some described as a celebration. Six months earlier, three times as…