Author Archive for Nick

Spring Beach Cleanup – Port Aransas April 26th

It is that time of year again and we are stoked to cleanup our adopted 1 mile stretch of beach at Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. We will be cleaning the beach on April 26th, 2014, from 9-11 AM,…

What Do The Recent Rainfall Events Mean For The Highland Lakes?

What Do The Recent Rainfall Events Mean For The Highland Lakes? I have been asked this question or some derivative quite a bit lately.  Which makes since, considering we have had some notable rainfall events around the Austin Metroplex and…

Port Aransas Spring Beach Cleanup

It is that time of year again and we are stoked to cleanup our adopted 1 mile stretch of beach at Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. We will be cleaning the beach on April 20th, 2013, from 9-11 AM,…

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson Endorses Chris Paddie for Texas House of Representatives

In statements released today, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson endorses Chris Paddie over incumbent Wayne Christian.  Excerpts of these statements follow. Unlike many other statewide elected Republican officials, I have made endorsements in very few Republican primary races. However, I…

City of Austin Unanimously Approves Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Starting with a very late night discussion and early morning vote, on March 2nd, the city council unanimously approved the single use plastic bag ban that has been hotly debated over the past year.  The ordinance goes into effect on…

City of Austin Proposes 2016 Plastic and Paper Bag Ban

A proposed draft ordinance has the City of Austin potentially enacting one of the broadest bag bans in the nation, prohibiting disposable (‘single-use’) paper and plastic bags at all checkout counters  in January 2016.  The proposed ordinance will allow retailers…

Paper or Plastic?…Not The Answer…..

The Guinness Book of World Records has named the plastic bag the most ubiquitous consumer product of 2009 as it is produced on a worldwide scale by the trillions.  But what is the real cost of this throw-away consumer item? …