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Melder’s water plea: Stop government overreach

Originally published by the Conroe Courier Editor’s Note: The Courier is publishing former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs during a July 25 hearing as a guest column. Good [...]

August 9th, 2016|Categories: BVGCD News|Comments Off on Melder’s water plea: Stop government overreach

Edwards Aquifer Authority’s unintended “Investment” in Developing the Law of Groundwater Rights

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), perhaps unintentionally, has made a major contribution to the legal recognition of property owners’ rights in groundwater. Decisions in two cases are responsible. In Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day, the [...]

July 20th, 2016|Categories: BVGCD News|Comments Off on Edwards Aquifer Authority’s unintended “Investment” in Developing the Law of Groundwater Rights

Water District Director Watson Crosses the Line

On the agenda of last Thursday 's Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD) meeting was the discussion and action regarding two wells owned by Limestone Coves Water which is owned by BVGCD board member Kent [...]

July 20th, 2016|Categories: BVGCD News|Comments Off on Water District Director Watson Crosses the Line

Texas Supreme Court Vindicates “Senior” Water Rights

Recently the Texas Supreme Court delivered a victory to farmers and ranchers and handed a major defeat to regulators who ignore state law. The court shut down Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s attempts to steal [...]

July 20th, 2016|Categories: BVGCD News|Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court Vindicates “Senior” Water Rights

Owning Groundwater

Why is the question of ownership of groundwater so controversial? You would think that since the Texas Supreme Court endorsed the idea more than 100 years ago that the landowner owns everything beneath his property, [...]

July 20th, 2016|Categories: BVGCD News|Comments Off on Owning Groundwater

Conservation District approved illegal permits; Former GM’s signature forged on documents

The Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District got caught red-handed recently for approving an illegal permit ten years ago, and even one of the district’s own board members now admits the application documents used to approve [...]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: BVGCD News|Comments Off on Conservation District approved illegal permits; Former GM’s signature forged on documents