Editor's Note: Following the publication of this story, DSHS told The Citizen they were now working with TCEQ to obtain their water samples for testing. Full story in the May 8 edition.
ALTAIR—A spokesperson for the Texas Department of State Health Services, the state agency responsible for issuing fishing advisories and bans on Texas waterways, told The Citizen Monday the agency did not have money for water and other testing necessary to determine if contamination in the Colorado River at its confluence with Skull Creek was sufficient to issue a ban or advisory.Read more
AUSTIN — With the potential for severe weather approaching, Texas Comptroller Glenn He-gar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparationRead more
EAST BERNARD – Rice farmers are asking for immediate enforcement of a court order against an alleged polluter of Skull Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, which provides irrigation water to grow rice.Read more