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THE BROWNING BLOG: BYE, BYE EL NIÑO

Originally published on The Cattleman Now. Going, going . . . The warm El Niño is fading even more quickly than experts thought it would. Unfortunately, this means scientists are expecting its evil twin sister, the cold, dry La Niña to arrive even earlier. While the Browning Bulletin has been warning that our staff expected [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Local News|Comments Off on THE BROWNING BLOG: BYE, BYE EL NIÑO

Watson Waffles to Suit His Water Agenda 

At a February 11th rules meeting of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD), Director Kent Watson wanted to hold up the vote on a rule change because the City of Bryan had expressed some concerns during the public comment period about the proposed rule. This was, of course, after Watson had met secretly with Tom McDonald, the City [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|BVGRA Letters|Comments Off on Watson Waffles to Suit His Water Agenda 

Jury Awards $4 Million to Landowners in Aquifer Case Is Major Blow to Groundwater Districts

A jury has awarded $2.5 million – plus $1.5 million in interest – to a Hondo pecan farmer after a court ruling that found the Edward Aquifer Authority had trampled on his rights. Make no bones about it: This is a major victory for property rights over groundwater districts that put cities and industries over farmers’ water rights. The [...]

By |March 6th, 2016|BVGRA Letters|Comments Off on Jury Awards $4 Million to Landowners in Aquifer Case Is Major Blow to Groundwater Districts