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Hays County Master Gardener Association Announces 2019 Training Course

Hays County Master Gardener Association announces 2019 training course

The Hays County Master Gardener Association will hold a Master Gardener Training Course on 12 Fridays in spring of 2019. The Master Gardener Training Program is an educational/volunteer program conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. The course will include presentations by experts in the field of horticulture, covering topics such as botany, plant pathology, vegetable and fruit growing, landscaping with native and adaptive plants. In…

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New Year’s Resolutions For Friends Of Fresh Water

New Year’s resolutions for friends of fresh water

It’s true that in many ways, 2019 brings us more of the same: Texas is growing, the climate is changing, and we’re in a race to figure out how Texans can thrive in a not-so-distant reality of tumultuous flooding, harrowing droughts, and less fresh, drinkable water. But we ended 2018 on a high note thanks to the City of Austin’s leadership in passing a 100-year water supply plan, and we’re starting the new year strong and inspired. 2019 may bring…

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night Reimagined As Amsterdam Light Festival Installation

Van Gogh’s Starry Night reimagined as Amsterdam Light Festival installation

Serbian artists Ivana Jelić and Pavle Petrović have reimagined Van Gogh's famous painting The Starry Night as an LED installation over the canals of Amsterdam, to highlight the issue of light pollution in urban areas. A series of 1,400 acrylic rods illuminated by small LED lights are used to emulate Van Gogh's impasto brushstrokes. The rods form a large-scale reproduction of a magnified section of the star-filled night sky featured in the renowned artwork. Located on a bridge at the intersection…

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$250 Million Residential, Golf Course Project Planned For Driftwood

$250 million residential, golf course project planned for Driftwood

Amid continued growth in the Texas Hill Country, construction is poised to start on a $250 million luxury residential community and private club that would bring more than 300 houses, a golf course and other development to 800 acres near the popular Salt Lick BBQ restaurant in Driftwood. Discovery Land Co. LLC plans to build the Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club on land northwest and southeast of the FM 1826 and RM 967 intersection in the Driftwood area, about 25…

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