A new study out of UT-Austin warns that explosive, unregulated growth in the Hill Country could mean its unique ‘natural, scenic, and water resources could be… permanently lost to future generations.’ The dire warning comes in a 120-page report which looked at growth, history, land use, and projected population in a 17-county area stretching from Austin to San Antonio and west to Uvalde and Rocksprings. More from News4SA.com