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Texas Railroad Commission: Facts about oil and gas disposal wells

Texas Railroad Commission: Facts about oil and gas disposal wells

What purpose do saltwater disposal wells serve? Oil and gas reservoirs are found in porous rock formations that also usually contain significant amounts of saltwater. In Texas, the saltwater produced…

Questions about quakes prompt Railroad Commission to hire seismologist

Questions about quakes prompt Railroad Commission to hire seismologist

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune [See the original story at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/07/texas-railroad-commission-hire-seismologist/] The Texas Railroad Commission on Tuesday made an earth-shaking announcement: It will hire a seismologist. The announcement came after a…

Native plant society chapter growing new programs for 2014

Native plant society chapter growing new programs for 2014

Special to the Current Join the Prairie Rose Chapter of the NPSOT on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Somervell County Citizens Center,…

Dinosaur Valley State Park to close Jan. 13-17 for public hunt

Dinosaur Valley State Park to close Jan. 13-17 for public hunt

Special to the Current Dinosaur Valley State Park will be closed to public use from Monday, Jan. 13, to Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. for the annual public hunt. Public land…

After surprise quakes, North Texans speak of impact

After surprise quakes, North Texans speak of impact

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/03/texans-seek-answers-drillings-link-earthquakes/ AZLE — Melanie Williams does not want to abandon her home. She has been there, done that. That’s why she’s here now. After Hurricane…

Environmental concerns rise as Brazos levels fall

Environmental concerns rise as Brazos levels fall

By Elizabeth Koh Texas Tribune Read original story here At 840 miles long, the Brazos River is a lifeline for municipalities that pump water, industries that use the water for…

River authority CEO disputes BRA actions caused Lake Granbury woes

River authority CEO disputes BRA actions caused Lake Granbury woes

Recently, the BRA received an email from a resident of Granbury that included a long list of good and detailed questions. As our staff answered these questions and as we’ve…

A divine detour across Palo Duro — with a Glen Rose connection

A divine detour across Palo Duro — with a Glen Rose connection

Glen Rose’s Connie Scott has some ancestors who played a notable role in Texas history, the Hamblen family. Glen Rose Current editor Kathryn Jones wrote a piece in the November issue…

Learn about native landscaping at Native Plant Society meeting

Details: November Meeting TUESDAY, November 5 — 6:30p.m. Somervell County Citizens Center 209 S.W. Barnard St., Glen Rose Special to the Current Our extended drought doesn’t have to leave you…

UT report warns nuclear plants still ‘vulnerable’ to terrorist attacks

UT report warns nuclear plants still ‘vulnerable’ to terrorist attacks

By Kathryn Jones Editor More than a decade after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, a new study released Thursday by the University of Texas for the U.S. Defense…