It’s been nearly 30 years since the largest known artesian well in the world was drilled in southwest Bexar County to feed a controversial catfish farm. Now San Antonio Water System has permanently sealed off the infamously abundant 30-inch well with mud and concrete. Read the full article here.
Congratulations to Commissioner Webb for his 2019 "Road Hand Award," recognizing his leadership in the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO). More efficient roadways in our fast-growing Comal County have helped reduce air pollution from idling vehicles. Read more here.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the massive bill that allocates billions of dollars in subsidies to American farmers and legalizes hemp, among other measures... According to the Associated Press, the legislation sets federal agricultural and food policy for five years and provides more than $400 billion in farm subsidies, conservation programs and food aid for the poor. It reauthorizes crop insurance and conservation programs, fund trade programs, bioenergy production and organic farming research. Read the full article here.
The City of New Braunfels has a new ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife. The Watershed Protection Plan is intended to protect and preserve the water quality in Dry Comal Creek and the Comal River, and it recommends discouraging the feeding of wildlife in order to minimize bacteria loading to our waterways as well as multiple other reasons. See the full article here: https://bit.ly/2UpLz9I
To read the City of New Braunfels press release, click here.