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DMN: Dallas lawmakers leave water measure out to dry

i May 26th No Comments by

AUSTIN — In the midst of pouring rain, a water fight broke out on the House floor between Dallas-area lawmakers and those from East Texas. (more…)

The Mexia News: State water board keeps planning for drought

i Apr 11th No Comments by

When Texans voted in November to allow the state to take $2 billion from the rainy day fund to provide money for water development projects, the state also reorganized the board, changing it from six part-time members to three full-time. (more…)

Bryan-College Station Eagle: Larger areas of Texas fall into severe drought

i Apr 5th No Comments by

HOUSTON (AP) — Large areas of Texas have fallen into severe drought as a typically wet season remains relatively dry. (more…)

Southwest Farm Press: Drought conditions worsen for most of Texas

i Apr 1st No Comments by

Drought conditions across Texas, with few exceptions, continue to worsen as winter gives way to spring and planting season. (more…)

Your Houston News: Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss makes appointments to four water committees

i Mar 29th No Comments by

AUSTIN — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced Friday his appointments to four water-related committees, signaling the issue’s continued importance to the House’s work.The appointees will work to ensure that efforts to improve the state’s water supply are properly and effectively implemented. They will also help the full House prepare to address water matters in the next legislative session, which begins in January 2015. (more…)

E&E: Texans try to cope with lingering hangover from record drought

i Mar 27th No Comments by

After Texas got hit by a historic drought in 2011 that caused major damage to its agricultural sector, many farmers and ranchers in the state had hoped their dry spell would be over by now. (more…)

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Editorial: $2.3 billion pipeline will provide for North Texas’ water needs for years to come

i Mar 20th No Comments by

Almost 60 years ago, with this area coming off a nearly seven-year drought, the Tarrant Regional Water District completed a long-range water supply plan to meet the growing needs of North Central Texas. (more…)

Cass County Now: TWDB Board wants to leave Marvin Nichols in water plan

i Mar 20th No Comments by

Public meetings planned but not yet scheduled

The proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir has been a heated battle between Region C and Region D water planning areas for many years. The issue has been in litigation since January 2012 when private parties in Region D filed suit in District Court in Travis County. (more…)

Ft Worth Star-Telegram: Combs offers ideas to meet water needs

i Jan 24th No Comments by

Comptroller Susan Combs may not be planning to be in her current job when the Legislature meets next year (she’s not running for re-election), but she’s already laid out a few things she says should be on the agenda.

They focus on one topic: water. Specifically, she proposes steps lawmakers should take to help the state’s growing population and booming economy keep up with its “increasingly unquenchable demand for water.” (more…)

StateImpact: Retiring Lawmaker Says Work Remains For Texas Water

i Jan 24th No Comments by

State Rep. Bill Callegari (R-Houston), more than many lawmakers, knows water. An engineer, he holds “Class A” certifications in water and wastewater management. During his time in the Texas legislature, much of it spent serving on the House Natural Resources Committee, he authored several major bills on water management and water utilities. His office biography calls him “the state’s leading water expert in the Texas Legislature.” (more…)