Monday, January 26, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

New agriculture commissioner calls water top issue

Recently elected Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said Wednesday that he plans for the agency to play a more active role as it relates to water.“We’re going to have a water department, and we’re going to be very…

Monday, January 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Watershed Department maps it out in new guides

Though Austin’s new single-member district system has been actively in place for almost a month, there are undoubtedly countless details to be worked out. There are also opportunities for education, as the Watershed Protection Department has illustrated with a recent…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Andy Sevilla

Buda Council makes waves with water contract

Much to the dismay of a standing-room-only crowd at Buda City Hall, City Council members approved a water supply contract Tuesday that would allow up to 1 million gallons per day for city use from the Trinity Aquifer in western…

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: City cuts ribbon on WTP4

After 30 years, WTP4 finally begins pumping water …  Do you remember what you were doing in September 1984? If you lived in Austin and were of voting age, you may have voted “yes” to allow the city to go…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Decker golf proposal likely going to next Council

Lobbyist Richard Suttle surprised most observers Tuesday by asking City Council to postpone a decision on whether to allow his client, Decker Lake Golf LLC, to create a PGA-style golf complex at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. The request came…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Water worries derail Decker Lake golf course vote

Worries about water — and Central Texas’ persistent drought — have derailed, at least temporarily, plans for the Decker Lake golf course. After hearing concerns from Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros, City Council voted 7-0 to postpone consideration of…

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