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A tour group samples treated wastewater at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center, operated by the San Antonio Water System.
A tour group samples treated wastewater at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center, operated by the San Antonio Water System.

The Brief: Potshots at Wichita Falls Muddy Water Reuse Issue

Wichita Falls is catching more than a little flak for its plan to take treated sewer water and use it for drinking water, a plan that got put on the fast track with the current drought. But the wisecracks hide an important fact — wastewater reuse is already common across the state.

U.S. House Bill Sets Up Immigration Fight

As stakeholders focus on the U.S. Senate during the debate on comprehensive immigration reform, the House has begun marking up a measure that would expand local immigration enforcement powers. Observers says it reflects just how far lawmakers in the two chambers are from passing an immigration bill for the first time since 1986.