Water

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Riverboat contract has a sewage problem

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and City Council Member Leslie Pool raised concerns last week about Lone Star Riverboat’s practices at the regular Council meeting Thursday, postponing the vote on a revenue contract until March 26. A memo to Council…

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Plans for Decker golf course divide Parks board

A proposed golf course split Austin’s Parks and Recreation board down the middle Wednesday night when members landed undecided on whether to recommend to City Council a 50-year license with Decker Golf LLC to build a high-end golf complex in…

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Staff says Decker golf plan may limit water hazard

A proposal to construct a set of golf courses in Austin in the midst of a record drought has whipped up controversy over the past few months, but city staff has indicated that a plan the prospective developer floated last…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

LCRA says Central Texas drought worst on record

The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Wednesday that, based on preliminary data from last year, it now considers the drought that has been afflicting Central Texas since 2008 to be the worst on record. LCRA Executive Vice President of Water…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

ZAP shoots down variances for Far West parcel

The Zoning and Platting Commission took a hard stance against several requested environmental variances that would allow an Austin resident to build a 3,500-square-foot home on a steep slope at 4316 Far West Blvd. Property owner Ali Tabrizi sought to…

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Developers propose brackish water for Decker Golf

In a major shift, Decker Lake Golf LLC representatives have proposed a new plan they say would not use reclaimed water to irrigate a PGA-class golf course proposed for Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. The company’s vice president, Warren Hayes,…

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