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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

Secret Water Meetings and Their Common Denominators

The history of our Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD) reflects a lot of abuse and mistreatment of the landowners. This abuse and mistreatment was orchestrated through secret meetings, decisions being made in private prior to public meetings and with no deliberation taking place in those public meetings. There were also open records act violations where directors were flagrantly [...]

By |February 28th, 2016|BVGRA Letters|Comments Off on Secret Water Meetings and Their Common Denominators