Vol 4, Issue 8

The beginning of the seawall on the western edge of Galveston, Feb 14, 2016.
The beginning of the seawall on the western edge of Galveston, Feb 14, 2016.

Lawmakers Pledge Support for Hurricane Plan

Meeting for only the second time in two years, a panel of Texas lawmakers pledged financial and political support to efforts at developing a plan to protect the Houston-Galveston region from a devastating storm surge.

A map of the proposed pipeline that will deliver 16 billion gallons of water annually from underneath Burleson County to San Antonio, about 140 miles away.
A map of the proposed pipeline that will deliver 16 billion gallons of water annually from underneath Burleson County to San Antonio, about 140 miles away.

Vista Ridge Pipeline Opponents Win Small Victory

A controversial plan for a 142-mile pipeline to carry water to San Antonio suffered a small defeat this week when the state water development agency staff said it wasn't eligible for an $885 million low-interest construction loan.

Water rights and real estate expert Charles Porter is a visiting professor at St. Edward's University in Austin.
Water rights and real estate expert Charles Porter is a visiting professor at St. Edward's University in Austin.

The Q&A: Charles Porter

In this week's Q&A, we interview Charles Porter, a water rights and real estate expert.

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