Updates from November, 2009


Operation Migration Hangar Vanadlized

November 25th, 2009 | Related Press

The Operation Migration effort that is escorting young whooping cranes to refuges in Florida, already beset by weather-caused delays, received a major blow this week when a break-in and heavy damage from vandalism was discovered at its Necedah aircraft hangar. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes


Whooping Crane Drives Rockport Artist

November 25th, 2009 | Related Press

ROCKPORT — Artist Ruben Sazón’s colorful studio sits amid the sun-washed fishing shacks of Rockport Harbor’s sparkling water. Enter, and be immersed in a particular motif — the majestic but endangered whooping crane, the last native flock of which makes its winter home a boat […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems


Travis Co., TCEQ, name environmental crimes prosecutor

November 23rd, 2009 | Related Press

The Travis County Distric Attorney, in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, created the new job of environmental crimes prosecutor. Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg named Patty Robertson to fill the job, which will prosecute cases throughout the state. According to a press […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management


A Vulnerable Landscape

November 21st, 2009 | Related Press

This is the final installment of a series, a look at the Hill Country spot that has become Boerne.Rather than describe the locality as seen today, the writer’s intent is to show the area as it’s typically not seen at all. Many locals, if asked […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management


Troubled Waters

November 19th, 2009 | Related Press

Troubled Waters: Regional cooperation drying out (Part 1) In 1997, the Texas Legislature developed a water development plan that divided the state into 16 regions. The bill was supported by the idea that water-rich regions would help water-poor regions; however the spirit of that idea […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management


Aransas Project Seeks Proper Management of Guadalupe River Basin

November 18th, 2009 | TAP In The News

Representatives from The Aransas Project (AP) were on hand at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon to explain why the organization exists and to encourage others to join the nonprofit organization. The Aransas Project founders are focused on supporting a Texas water management policy for […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes


Texas Officials: We’re Running Out of Water

November 17th, 2009 | Related Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — With the Texas population expected to nearly double over the next 50 years, lawmakers and water experts gathered Monday to convey an important message: We’re running out of water. There is no shortage of alarming statistics to make that point. Texas’ […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management


Whooping Cranes Are Arriving in Aransas Co.

November 16th, 2009 | Related Press

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — As the first of the area’s beloved, endangered whooping cranes make their annual descent into the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, it’s likely there will be fewer of the tourist draws to whoop and holler over. The flock is the only […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes


Editorial: FW Event Offers Needed Education on Texas Water

November 13th, 2009 | Related Press

“Most of us understand Texas’ transportation problems. We’re the ones stuck in traffic, and we know the state needs to rethink how people get around. Most of us understand Texas’ pollution problems. We’re the ones breathing bad air, and we know the state needs to […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management


26 Whoopers Reach Area – Specialists Expect At Least 247 Birds To Arrive This Year

November 11th, 2009 | Related Press

AUSTWELL – More endangered whooping cranes have arrived at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge during the weekend, a specialist for the refuge said Wednesday. The recent arrival brings the total number of cranes to 26 – 24 adults and two chicks, refuge specialist Vicki Muller said. […]

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