Population growth challenges Texas’ Hill Country

Population growth challenges Texas’ Hill Country

Booming population growth, coupled with changing climate patterns, unslakable groundwater thirst and political challenges, leave the Texas Hill Country newly vulnerable. What they’re saying: “The Hill Country’s breathtaking vistas, natural spaces,...
Report: Edwards Aquifer Protection Program ‘brightest success story for conservation in Texas’

Report: Edwards Aquifer Protection Program ‘brightest success story for conservation in Texas’

A first-of-its-kind report on the growth and environmental health of the Texas Hill Country cites the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer Protection Program as a shining example of conservation efforts in Texas, and is urging other Texas cities to follow suit. Produced by the...
‘Gold rush’ in Hill Country as homebuilding surges; stresses on environment, infrastructure prompt dire warnings

‘Gold rush’ in Hill Country as homebuilding surges; stresses on environment, infrastructure prompt dire warnings

Gone are the days when the Texas Hill Country was just that — rolling hills as the backdrop to a country way of life, a relatively undeveloped and untouched region of the Lone Star State. Gone are the days when dark skies were actually dark, longhorns roamed in...