As Texas slowly begins its cool-down, many people turn their thoughts toward landscaping in the fall and winter. Landscaping is tough work, but there are things you can do to make it easier, and also cheaper. How? Well, you need to go native.
“Native Plant Week is a week that has been designated to make people more aware of using native plants in their landscape.”
Mary Moses is with Comal County’s Native Plant Society of Texas.
“Using Native Plants makes for a healthier habitat that supports wildlife. Bees…it just makes the earth more healthy.”
University Hospital's new Sky Tower increased green space to cool the property, including healing gardens integrated into the building and landscapes designed to produce a lush tree canopy over 50 percent of the site within five years
University Health System Thursday accepted a check for half a million dollars in rebates for energy savings. It was the second large, commercial rebate announced this week.
George Hernandez, president and CEO of University Health System, said the new University Hospital Sky Tower is designed to use 20% less energy than a similar structure built to “normal” building codes.
It’s that time of year again, when taxing entities come up with new budgets and go to taxpayers with rate increases – or in some cases, decreases.
The San Antonio River Authority is one of those taxing entities and has set a new, lower tax rate for the next fiscal year, but it means a slight increase for most homeowners because of rising property values.
A seismologist for the Texas Railroad Commission updated the Texas House Energy Resources Committee about the findings of a study on the number of earthquakes occurring near fracking injection well sites.
The state of Texas will be helping San Antonio meet air quality standards. During a city council committee meeting Wednesday, San Antonio's intergovernmental relations director, Jeff Coyle, told members that a plan will be drafted by the state to allow local leaders to choose how to best solve the region's air quality needs.
The state has agreed to do a draft a study for San Antonio to identify air quality solutions that local leaders can implement.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for a new set of proposed water protections. Abbott wants the EPA to scrap a plan that expands the definition of federal waterways.
The EPA wants to include seasonal and rain-dependent waterways. The agency said it would stiffen penalties for polluting those waterways that supply drinking water.
The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance is calling on the San Antonio Water System to place a moratorium on the construction of new developments in Northern Bexar County over concerns of sewer lines under creekbeds.
There are several new housing developments under construction in the Hwy. 218 and TCP Parkway area. The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance claims it has seen diminished water quality over the last few years due to new developments.