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.

Community Resilience

As our region reacts to ongoing challenges, the Hill Country Alliance is working to keep you connected.

Our Work

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Land

The Texas Hill Country region covers over 11 million acres in 17 counties of mostly privately held land.

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Water

Thirteen Texas rivers begin in the Hill Country and provide water for millions of downstream neighbors.

The Milky Way illuminates a brilliant blue, starry sky over a Hill Country river.

Night Sky

The Hill Country sits on the edge of night and as development pushes westward, we are losing our view of the night sky.

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Community

90% of Hill Country lands are in unincorporated areas where there is little authority to plan for growth.

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Collaboration

HCA serves as the backbone organization and fiscal sponsor of the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network.

Latest News

An ode to Texas’s disappearing swimming holes

I lived through the golden age of Texas swimming holes. Having spent my youth submerged in chlorinated pools in and around Fort Worth, I moved to Austin in 1973 and discovered Hippie Hollow before it was a county park and Barton Creek before a mining executive...

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Opinion: It’s time for a water session at the Legislature

There are now over 30 million Texans. The state crossed that landmark in mid-2022, gaining the most new residents of any state in the nation, with projections of an additional 25 million people living in Texas by 2050. All that growth is taking its toll on the state’s...

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Neighbors fighting rural concert venue

A developer wants to bring a 5,000-seat concert venue to a rural, two-lane road in Dripping Springs, about an hour and a half northeast of San Antonio — but neighbors are singing a different tune. The so-far-unnamed Fitzhugh Road concert venue started making waves in...

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First Comal County community open house for the parks, open space, and natural areas master plan happens TONIGHT in New Braunfels! Come out to the Comal County Courthouse from 5:45-7:45 and share what you want to see in the plan.Can't make it out? Share feedback through the online survey!www.surveymonkey.com/r/ComalParksPlan ... See MoreSee Less
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In November 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law resulting in $2.9 billion specifically for Texas' water infrastructure improvements. This video shares 5 things you should to know and explains why your community should take advantage of this opportunity to improve water security! Click here for a PDF from Texas Living Waters: bit.ly/SRFInvest23youtu.be/X33O-ZG10Fk ... See MoreSee Less
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Part 2 of @Defenders #BlackHistoryMonth series is happening on Wednesday at 3PM! Barriers to Bridges: Wildlife BioDIVERSITY webinar features @KrystalMToney, Ph.D. candidate at @UNTsocial and Author of #BlackInNature.

Learn more and register here:
https://support.defenders.org/page/48303/-/1

First #ComalCounty community open house for the parks, #openspace, and natural areas master plan happens TONIGHT in #NewBraunfels. Come out to the Comal County Courthouse from 5:45-7:45 and share what you want to see in the plan! @NewBraunfelsHZ @ComalCCAlliance @HeadwatersComal

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In November 2021, #IIJA was signed into law resulting in $2.9 billion for Texas' water infrastructure improvements. Learn why your community should take advantage of this opportunity to improve water security!
Learn more @txwater: https://bit.ly/SRFInvest23
https://youtu.be/X33O-ZG10Fk

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