Updates from August, 2011

NPR

Texas Drought Takes Its Toll On Wildlife

August 26th, 2011 | Related Press

The unfolding calamity that is the Texas drought has thrown nature out of balance. Many of the wild things that live in this state are suffering. Sections of major rivers — like the Brazos, the Guadalupe, the Blanco, Llano and Pedernales — have dried  up. […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Texas Drought Will Harm Wildlife Habitat For Years

August 8th, 2011 | Related Press

In a muddy pile of sand where a pond once flowed in the Texas Panhandle, dead fish, their flesh already decayed and feasted on by maggots, lie with their mouths open. Nearby, deer munch on the equivalent of vegetative junk food and wild turkeys nibble […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

ROCKPORT PILOT

Bayou permit finally received

August 5th, 2011 | Related Press

After more than a decade of efforts by private individuals and in the last two years by the Aransas County commissioners court, the long-awaited permit for the dredging of Cedar Bayou was received and signed by County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Wednesday, Aug. 3. The […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems

ARANSAS COUNTY

Resolution from Aransas County Commissioners’ Court on the Health of the Bays

August 5th, 2011 | Related Press

The Commissioners’ Court of Aransas County strongly support the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission, and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bay and Basin Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) issuing recommendations to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), that will achieve the objective […]

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