Texas News

Proposal for federal land drilling includes Lake Somerville

February 16, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is asking for bids on oil and gas leases for 36,000 acres of federally owned land, including under Lake Somerville, Brenham’s water source.

Editorial: We recommend Lon Burnam in Democratic race for Texas Railroad Commission

February 9, 2016

Former state Rep. Lon Burnam gets our nod over Cody Garrett and Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic primary for an open seat on the three-member Texas Railroad Commission.

Xeriscape Cottage example #2

Xeriscape Styles for Texas

December 29, 2015

Xeriscapes can come in a wide variety of appearances. There is a xeriscape style for everyone.

Xeriscape in Texas

Template for Homeowner Association Xeriscaping Guidelines

December 29, 2015

Please use the templates below as samples to assist you in the adoption of guidelines for drought-tolerant landscapes for your homeowner association (HOA). These templates may work in totality for some HOAs but not for others.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: Bob Beyer

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

December 28, 2015

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. Use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

dry cracked soil due to drought in Texas

Water Conservation

December 28, 2015

We are working in local communities and at the state level on behalf of sustainable water policies that protect drinking water at its source, preserve wetlands and aquifer recharge zones, and conserve water for the future.