Thursday, November 14, 2013

Neighbor to Neighbor - News and Events-November 13, 2013

Hill Country News
With Prop 6 Funded, Water Plans Remain Uncertain
Perhaps the biggest elephant in the room when it comes to the state water plan is groundwater regulation. Almost every region in Texas plans to look below the surface for more water supplies. But many water suppliers, including those that serve Austin and San Antonio, are battling for the right to pump groundwater outside their own jurisdiction. Read more from the Texas Tribune.

Texas voters approve $172 million in parks and recreation
“Parks and recreation won big on the ballot this week,” said Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger. “At a time when many parks are suffering and natural areas are quickly being eaten up by sprawl, millions of Texans put their money where their mouth is and made a big investment in green spaces, water quality, ball fields, bike trails and in our overall quality of life.” Read the full story.

Another 1600 homes proposed along Hamilton Pool Road

The case for County Authority is made once again on the edge of Austin and Bee Cave. With little county power to deal with intensity and location of development, planning can be left to the utility. More than a hundred residents showed up at City Hall to express concerns about water, traffic and quality of life issues. Learn More

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Be aware, Thanksgiving is November 28th 
Please accept our most sincere apology for the error in our 2013 calendar.

Upcoming Events
November 15 in San Antonio - EAA Lecture Series: Karst Geomorphology with Special Focus on Dinaric Karst - Details

November 16 in San Antonio - Green Spaces Alliance Workshop: Design and Maintenance-Permaculture Style - Details
November 19 in San Antonio - Alamo Sierra Club meeting - The City's Goals: The New Comprehensive Plan - Details

November 21 in Austin - Texas Water Journal Forum: Water, Politics & Drought - Details

November 21 in Austin - Water Conference at the Capitol w/Texas Green Network: Proposition 6 Passes – What is Next? - Details
November 23 in Spicewood - Town Hall Water Meeting presented by Central Texas Water Coalition - Details

December 6 in Uvalde - Star Party at Fort Inge - Details

December 11 in Bee Cave – Save the Date, City Dark screening and Night Sky presentation at City Hall in Bee Cave - More info to come

December 12 in Mason - City Dark screening and Night Sky presentation at the Odeon in Mason - Details

December 16-18 in San Antonio - Clean Air through Energy Efficiency Conference and Business Expo - Details

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