Is Texas Hill Country in danger of being ‘loved to death’?

Is Texas Hill Country in danger of being ‘loved to death’?

Deep in the heart of Texas, the traffic is backed up for almost a mile. It’s a jarring sight for long-time residents of the Hill Country, a rural oasis of scrubby green hills, crystalline water, and bright white limestone west of Austin and San Antonio. But it’s not...
State of the Hill Country Report reveals threats to the region.

State of the Hill Country Report reveals threats to the region.

Booming population growth and sprawling development, groundwater depletion, changing climate patterns, extreme droughts and floods, and a unique set of policy challenges threaten the natural resources that define the Hill County region—resources on which millions of...
‘State of the Hill Country’ looks at effects of population boom

‘State of the Hill Country’ looks at effects of population boom

Population in the Texas Hill Country is expected to double within the next 30-35 years with most of the newcomers settling into unincorporated areas, according to to a recent report by the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network. The report looks at eight key metrics...
Conservation and growth are focus of ‘State of the Hill Country’.

Conservation and growth are focus of ‘State of the Hill Country’.

The Texas Hill Country Conservation Network is made of dozens of non-profits, government agencies, academic institutions and aligned private businesses from across the 18-counties in the region. The Network wants to continue to see growth, but also protect the areas...
Spring Water Revival: Splash into learning, spring into action

Spring Water Revival: Splash into learning, spring into action

A month of education, outreach, and action for Hill Country water. Spring in the Hill Country is a time of blooming wildflowers, flowing creeks, and (hopefully) the arrival of long-awaited rains. This spring, the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) is proud to announce the...
Hill Country Alliance 16th annual photo contest: Snapshot of the Hill Country

Hill Country Alliance 16th annual photo contest: Snapshot of the Hill Country

Snapshot of the Hill Country – Our region is changing. Share your view! The Texas Hill Country is changing. The scenic beauty and abundant natural resources that have brought folks to Central Texas for thousands of years are at risk of being loved to death. As a...