The future of a Comal County freshwater creek is looking fresher today.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to acquire and prevent development at Honey Creek, one of the most iconic streams in the Texas Hill Country.

The commission, which has worked closely with other environmental groups on this deal, seeks to preserve a roughly 515-acre tract just south of Honey Creek State Natural Area and the Guadalupe State Park in Comal County. The owners of the land — known now as Honey Creek Ranch — initially intended to sell it for the development of a more than 1,600-home subdivision, which was opposed by residents and environmentalists.


Read more from Elena Bruess from San Antonio Express News here.