March 18, 2003
The Texas House and Texas Senate Committees for these bills on
off-road usage were both heard on the same day making it difficult
for persons to make both meetings, though some did...(read
Taking Back the Water that's Yours Already
- Sort of...Austin Wishes to "Reclaim its Sewage"
March 9, 2003
There is no precedent for what Ken Ramirez wants to do.
Austin's hired-gun water lawyer admits he will change decades
of Texas water law if he can convince state environmental officials
that Austin can legally reclaim its treated sewage after dumping
it into the Colorado River.
But where Ramirez sees an ingenious tweak, Paul Thornhill sees
an unsettling revolution. Thornhill is deputy general manager of
the Lower Colorado River Authority... (read
Cummings Dam Blowout
A flood in November of 2001 removed what was left of the timbers
that ordinarily filled the slot in the center of Cummings Dam.
The structure, located approximately six miles downstream of San
Marcos, was once used to generate electricity. Now obsolete and
in bad repair... (read