The development of a 747-acre ranch south of Austin is off the table after the city and the federal government paid the property’s owners to keep it a working ranch.
It’s easy to talk green. Longtime Hill Country Conservancy Executive Director George Cofer really makes things happen. From helping landowners preserve their property in its natural state to working with the city on comprehensive transport solutions, Cofer has a way of bringing everyone together in the green places we all love.
The Hill Country Conservancy has inked a deal with Taylor-Morrison Homes that will provide up to $100,000 in revenue for the Austin nonprofit organization.
Austin City Council members said Tuesday that they would prefer a November bond package in the range of $385 million to $400 million, which would require little or no property tax increase.
One of Austin’s greatest assets is its green Hill Country with creeks and spring-fed swimming holes tucked between them, and one of the most influential protectors of that asset is a relatively quiet eight-person nonprofit called the Hill Country Conservancy. Its mission is simple: to preserve pristine land — especially around Southwest Austin and over the Edwards Aquifer.
Climb into a car and drive someplace to go for a hike, a bike ride or a swim?
We’d rather walk or pedal right from the front door, thank you very much.
That photo of your kid/dog/significant other in the bluebonnets looks a lot better without a mall in the background.