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Enemies Mingle at Hill Country Conservancy Fiesta
Beer, brisket, and land preservation help unite political foes for a night
"...estate development communities, which is to say that the Hill Country Conservancy's Lyrics & Legacy Gala, held last Tuesday..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Building a Better Hill Country Suburb?
Developers Dick Rathgeber and Terry Mitchell say
"...jurisdiction), and the endorsement of the board of the Hill Country Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust that would manage..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...known to mountain bikers far and wide as the Hill of Life. It was hot. About halfway down, I..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

HCC Celebrates Five Years
Hill Country land trust looks for further harmony in the future
"...turns out, quietly stood the test of time. The Hill Country Conservancy will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Oct...."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Developing Stories
Big Box, Back Off!; Las Manitas Swirls On; and Bucking the City
"...donation of $1.5 million. The monies go to the Hill Country Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land, which..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department makes a timely hire: Jeff Francell, formerly of the Nature Conservancy as head of its land acquisition program.
"...preceded his return to the agency. As the former Hill Country representative for the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Francell..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Waller Creek Comes to Life
Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown
"...second annual "Creek Show," produced by the Waller Creek Conservancy, opens tonight, Nov. 12, and runs for 10 days...."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Naked City
Hays County development continues apace, squeezing out rural residents and exacerbating water-use problems.
"...subdivision and accompanying strip center. The rush for suburban "Hill Country living" is adding new development near Austin, San..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Naked City
Jacob's Well, one of the most prolific and celebrated springs in Central Texas, has stopped flowing.
"...of hope on the horizon. On Sept. 6, the Hill Country Conservancy (www.hillcountryconservancy.org) announced it will purchase a conservation..."

Sept. 22, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Violet Crown Trail Opens
First six miles of a planned 30 miles of trail open to the public
"...and city-owned water quality protection lands. Spearheaded by the Hill Country Conservancy, which preserves open space by forging land..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Preserving What's Left
A 2,400-acre spot south of Buda could be the latest conservation easement purchased to maintain the health of the Edwards Aquifer
"...growth that brought dozens of new subdivisions to the Hill Country, Hays County officials are looking for ways to..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Point Austin: Up or Out?
Debates over open space and neighborhoods are the discourse of community
"...acquisition of undeveloped lands over the aquifer: the Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land, the Hill Country Conservancy...."

June 16, 2006 News Column by Michael King

The Odds on Mayor Adler’s $720 Million Mobility Bond
Is the plan just daring enough to work?
"...environmental groups like the Sierra Club, the Waller Creek Conservancy, the Hill Country Conservancy, and even a couple of..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Travis County bond advisory committee recommends commissioners place a $60 million open space fund on November's proposed bond ballot
"...sooner is better than later. That's why the Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land, and the Hill Country..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor

Naked City
Bills that would create a special taxing and development district for Gary Bradley's Spillar Tract land move forward at the Lege, despite Bradley's apparent violation of his agreement with the city.
"...Last week, Green lost another potential ally when the Hill Country Conservancy, which theoretically could have received millions in..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...Barnes-John Connally partnership begins to develop the Barton Creek Country Club, golf course, and conference center as the centerpiece..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
"...their households and start a new community in the hills southwest of the city. Starting a new community is..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

Back to the Trenches
AMD tightens its hold on Lantana – and the enviro opposition digs in
"...trick for George Cofer, executive director of the Texas Hill Country Conservancy. Cofer, who says his position with the..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, July 22-29
"...ST. JOHN/CORONADO HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING 6:30-8:30pm. Pickle Elementary School, 1101 Wheatley...."

July 23, 2010 News Column

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...left of the Democratic leadership, including New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and former presidential candidate John Kerry. Naked City•..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

Save as We Pave?
The latest trend in environmentally sensitive planning tiptoes into Travis County
"...subdivision, a green-building neighborhood where nature-loving residents can enjoy country living but still drive into town in their SUVs..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...YouthWorks Environ­ment­al Corps members, the city Parks Department, the Hill Country Conservancy, and community volunteer groups to improve the..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature

Austin May Join Effort to Buy Aquifer Property
Finally! A piece of environmentally sensitive property that won't be developed.
"...Hays Co. commissioners recently approved a partnership with the Hill Country Conservancy that would apply for National Parks Service's..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Point Austin: Raising the Bar
AMD opens its Lantana campus, and the questions continue
"...hand to accept a $700,000 AMD grant to the Hill Country Conservancy – which it plans to leverage with..."

June 20, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Wish List
Give 'Til It Helps, Part 2
"...1411 Old Sayers Rd., Bastrop 512/281-2661. HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Features Feature

City Hall's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
"...the City Council, RECA, Stratus, and groups like the Hill Country Conservancy to sit down at the same table..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

An UnStratusfactory Process
Stratus plan heads back to the City Council for round two
"...is independent of his executive director's position with the Hill Country Conservancy.) Additionally, Wildflower Center Director Robert Breunig has..."

July 12, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Citizen Mary
A Profile of Mary Arnold, Advocate for Austin
"...understand them," said George Cofer, executive director of the Hill Country Conservancy. "The other side may have had $250-an-hour..."

April 5, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Negotiations continue on a bill that would create a special taxing district for land owned by Gary Bradley southwest of Austin; environmentalists and others who oppose such a district cry foul.
"...Tuesday, representatives from several City Council members' offices, the Hill Country Conservancy, the Hays County Consolidated School District and..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Three bonds proposals up on the city ballot Nov. 7 may strike a sense of deja vu in longtime Austinites.
"...a matching incentive for nonprofit organizations such as the Hill Country Conservancy -- which aims to raise $50 million..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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