Water Resource Issues

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Greg Abbott Threatens to Sue EPA...Again

    The past several years of Greg Abbott's political career have been one long, drawn-out pissing match with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For an avowed tort-reformer, our Attorney General-turned GOP candidate for governor sure loves a good lawsuit when the feds are in the crosshairs, famou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Body Odors Don't Matter in Teens' Water Fundraiser

    Money, it's the root of all evil, but for a bunch of teenagers raising awareness for the water crisis in Kenya, it'll help them give the gift of H2O to 201 people. Working with the Austin non-profit Well Aware, about 10 girls have gone on a shower strike from March 22 through March 29. What we re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Voters Approve Prop Six, $2 Billion Water Infrastructure Plan

    Looks like there will be water, water everywhere, or at least funding for water infrastructure. Proposition 6, an amendment to the state constitution allowing the appropriation of $2 billion to fund revamping state water infrastructure, has passed, Associated Press reports. Houston voters can feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott Agree on One Thing (Proposition 6)

    You may not have the foggiest notion what Proposition 6 is -- and/or you may not care -- but the proposition to change the state constitution to allow funding of the state water plan has got a few fancy supporters, including Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott and Sen. Wendy Davis, the two frontrunners for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Nolan Ryan is Pitching Water in This Year's Election

    Voters may not have the foggiest idea what exactly proposition 6 is, but the Water Texas PAC is betting that they'll recognize Nolan Ryan. Proposition 6 is that tricky kind of election stuff, a proposition for a constitutional amendment that will allow the state to draw $2 billion from the Rainy Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Election Roundup: Proposition 6 (Funding the State Water Plan)

    Referendum: Proposition 6 (the proposed constitutional amendment to fund the State Water Plan), if approved by voters, will allow a one-time transfer of $2 billion from the state Rainy Day Fund to provide local governments with loans to help build water infrastructure in the state. Key issue: The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    EPA Says Fracking Is Safe But An Internal Report Says Different

    It must be a tricky thing being the Environmental Protection Agency, especially when it comes to the political minefield that is fracking. Hydraulic fracturing - the process of shooting sand, water and chemicals into an oil well to get the oil and natural gas trapped in the formation flowing - is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The "Drought-ocalypse" Continues, Hitting Cattle Ranchers And Rice Farmers (And Us)

    There's been a lot of that wet stuff falling from the sky of late, but don't let all the rain fool you: Texas is still in the grips of one hell of a drought, along with most of the Southwest. In the city, it's easy to look at the rain pelting out of the sky and groan because you've got to walk thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Perry Wants to Save Water, Keep the Railroad Commission Unreformed

    After all of the hubbub that surrounded the passing of the state water plan, Gov. Rick Perry signed some water conservation legislation into law last Friday with nary a ripple in the political waters. Water companies will have to audit water lines to check for leaks that could be losing water, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    State Water Plan All Lawed Up, But Will Voters Care to Fund it?

    To the surprise and shock of nobody -- aka almost everybody -- legislators managed to get together and pass the state water infrastructure plan before the 83rd Legislative Session ended. They did it by basically breaking the legislation into pieces and passing each piece separately, including the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    The State Water Plan May Not Be Dead (The Unkillable Zombie of Legislation?)

    Going into the 83rd state legislative session, it seemed as if the state water plan would swim on through the legislative plumbing faster than Nemo went down that sink drain and onward to freedom and hanging out with some tubular sea turtles in Finding Nemo. Well, that's just not how things went do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Will the State Water Plan Funding Get Out of the House? Maybe

    Last week, pretty much everybody and their grandmother thought the state water plan was deader than an Elvis Presley-era jumpsuit. Hopes were high when the 83rd legislative session opened in January. Many people who pay attention to this stuff (i.e. people like us who think water rights are intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    As Texas's Drought Continues, Opportunities at Conservation Finally Find Discussion

    The rain came last week. Finally. It came in droves, surging over the curbs, washing away the oil and grime and refuse into a filthy chemical blend. It came for hours. It was needed, in a state suffering a drought that has covered nearly every city and town and farm Texas knows. And then it let up, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Five Crazy Mandatory Water Restrictions: Coming Soon, Maybe

    Yesterday, the mayor announced her plan to ration H2O next week if we don't get any rain. No more of this Stage 1 voluntary nonsense. If we don't want to wash our faces with Gulf Coast fish brine, we're going to have to move to Stage 2: no car washing, twice a week lawn watering, and a 72-hour cap o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Houston Could Face Drastic Water Shortage, Study Says

    More GREAT environmental news for Houston​A new study says Houston is one of the 10 big cities in the country that could face a crushing water shortage in the coming years.Two major studies were examined by 24/7 Wall Street to come up with the claim that Houston belongs as much on the list as obvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Ambassador Schechter On Secretary Of State Clinton

    With the world media coming dangerously close to announcing that Hillary Clinton plans to accept the Secretary of State position in Barack Obama’s cabinet, Hair Balls thought we’d reach out to longtime Clinton-family ally and former Ambassador to the Bahamas under President Clinton, Houston atto ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Grand Canyon Adventure 3D

    This new HMNS film is IMAX-imum fun

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006

    Pee Ditty

    Urine for a good show

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Great Sucking Sound

    Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumpin massive amount of water nearby. Under the state's archaic "rule of capture," the East Texan has no right to complain.

  • News

    December 14, 1995