The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together a diverse coalition of partners to preserve the open spaces, starry night skies, clean and abundant waters, and unique character of the Texas Hill Country.
As our region reacts to ongoing challenges, the Hill Country Alliance is working to keep you connected.
The Texas Hill Country region covers over 11 million acres in 17 counties of mostly privately held land.
Thirteen Texas rivers begin in the Hill Country and provide water for millions of downstream neighbors.
The Hill Country sits on the edge of night and as development pushes westward, we are losing our view of the night sky.
90% of Hill Country lands are in unincorporated areas where there is little authority to plan for growth.
Georgetown, the fastest growing city in the U.S. and home to more than 86,000 people, must find a new water source by 2030 in order to avoid supply shortages, according to a city report. It's something Jonathan Moore thinks about a lot. Read more from Kailey Hunt with...
While many of us have enjoyed this winter of wetter, cooler weather, especially when it comes to improving drought conditions, do not expect this summer to be similar. This is a result of a shift to La Niña conditions forecast for the upcoming spring from our El Niño...
The City of San Marcos passed a “can ban” ordinance banning single-use beverage containers on the San Marcos River within city limits and in certain areas of city parks. This includes, but is not limited to, single-use containers made of metal, aluminum, cardboard,...
A milk jug of muddy water accompanied one landowners comments at a meeting Monday night. The brown liquid was meant to represent effluent, wastewater that has been treated and then reused. Read more from Eric Henrikson with KXAN here.
At a joint meeting Friday, conservation agencies shared their plan to act against water utility company Aqua Texas for allegedly failing to comply with local conservation guidelines. Read more from Mercedez Hernandez with KXAN here.
Environmental advocates are pushing back against the city of Kyle’s plan to expand its wastewater treatment plant — a step city leaders say is necessary to keep up with rapid population growth. Kyle — which is in northern Hays County, between San Marcos and Austin...
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently announced the awarding of a $502,000 grant that will fund a groundwater study as part of an initiative meant to protect the Camp Bulls military mission and the surrounding area. Read more from Edmond Ortiz with Community...