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Texas House Speaker Promises Water Focus

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus promised to work on water issues and protect private property rights at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association annual meeting Tuesday in Austin. “When the 83rd legislature convenes in January, we’re going…


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Cities Raise Water Rates During Drought Conditions

Higher prices have a way of grabbing attention, and many communities across Texas are raising rates to pay for new water supplies and to encourage conservation amid concerns that the lingering drought may portend a…


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Zebra Mussels Increase Water Costs by 14%

The zebra mussel, a tiny, invasive creature that reproduces at astounding rates, is about to show more than a million North Texans just how big a pest it can be. Though final details are still…