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Friends of the Brazos holds river cleanup

Friends of the Brazos holds river cleanup

Special to the Current Friends of the Brazos’ annual river cleanup is scheduled for  this Saturday, April 5. Volunteers are invited once again to assist for a few hours with the…

Texas Tribune: Locations of fracking disposal wells

Texas Tribune: Locations of fracking disposal wells

The number of disposal wells – where wastewater, often from hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” operations is disposed of – is surging statewide. The nonprofit Texas Tribune website has mapped data…

Native Plant Society to hold spring symposium at Austin wildflower center

Native Plant Society to hold spring symposium at Austin wildflower center

By Donna Hagar Prairie Rose Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas Award-winning author Dr. Doug Tallamy will deliver the keynote address at our one-day Spring Symposium on Saturday, April 26.…

Public meeting set to hear tire recycling plant proposal

Public meeting set to hear tire recycling plant proposal

Special to the Current [The following is from Larry S. Smith, chairman of the Economic Development Steering Committee and Council] Somervell County may be well on its way to replacing…

Prairie Rose native plant group plans field trip to see prairie restoration

Prairie Rose native plant group plans field trip to see prairie restoration

Dr. Whitt Weems, Erath County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent, will lead a range/prairie restoration field trip, sponsored by the Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas…

Invasion of the zebra mussels: More counties, including Somervell, impose rules on boaters

Invasion of the zebra mussels: More counties, including Somervell, impose rules on boaters

By Kathryn Jones Editor They may be small, but zebra mussels are causing big problems in Texas lakes. The fingernail-size striped mollusks have been spreading throughout the public waters of…

How to get certified in native landscaping

How to get certified in native landscaping

Special to the Current Want to become proficient in and receive certification for native landscaping? The local Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas passed this along:…

Annual Brazos River cleanup set for April 5

Annual Brazos River cleanup set for April 5

Special to the Current Want to help keep trash out of the Brazos River? Then come to the Friends of the Brazos annual river cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 5. Volunteers…

Earthquake shakes up another North Texas town

Earthquake shakes up another North Texas town

By Kathryn Jones Editor Another North Texas earthquake – this one on Sunday in Benbrook southwest of Fort Worth – is raising more questions about the possible relation between seismic…

Achoo! Hill Country overgrazing blamed for Texas ‘cedar fever’

Achoo! Hill Country overgrazing blamed for Texas ‘cedar fever’

By Daniel Ramirez StateImpact [This story originally ran in 2013, but judging from the tickle in our throats, it seems appropriate to post again.] For many Texans, “cedar fever” has…