"Watershed News" will have the dual mission of reporting the work of our volunteers and keeping you informed of the issues concerning land and water in the Wimberley Valley. Together, we are all working to protect Jacob's Well and the waters that make this place so beautiful.
Proposed Golf Course above Jacob's Well and Cypress Creek
A hearing has been set for
February 26 on pending Motions for Summary Judgment in suit filed by the
Wimberley Valley Watershed Association and concerned citizens against the Hays
Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.The Plaintiffs are WVWA and individual citizens have appealed to the
District Court to require the HTGCD to hold a contested case hearing on the
application of Wimberley Springs Partners to pump millions of gallons of
groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer in the vicinity of Jacob’s Well for a golf course development.
The District and Wimberley Springs Partners
have asked the court to deny the appeal by summary judgment.Judge Dwight L. Peschel from Guadalupe County
is scheduled to hear the pending motions which could determine the outcome of
the case at the trial court level.Citizens who are interested in protecting the flow of Jacob’s Well may
attend the court and hear the presentations.Those who wish to attend should arrive at the Third Floor of the new
Hays County Justice Center by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday February 26, 2013.
Directions to Courthouse - From I-35, take Ranch Rd. 12 (Hopkins St.) 1.5
miles west; Turn left on Guadalupe Street; Proceed on Guadalupe Street until it
intersects MLK Drive; Take a left on MLK Drive; The Justice Center will be to
your right; The County Justice Center is at 110 E. Martin Luther King Drive.