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Proposed Development Near Wimberley Sparks Battle

Forrest Wilder of The Texas Observer chronicles the battle over the proposed development of Needmore Ranch, a scenic 5,000-acre stretch of land near Wimberley.

A conservation easement on this approximately 2,000-acre ranch in
Medina County is part of San Antonio's aggressive aquifer…

Forrest Wilder of The Texas Observer chronicles the battle over the proposed development of Needmore Ranch, a scenic 5,000-acre stretch of land near Wimberley. Despite local opposition, state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, and state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, have filed legislation that would create a municipal utility district for the ranch's owner, granting him the authority to obtain tax-free bond financing, tax future landowners and possibly acquire land through eminent domain. 

 

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