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The LCRA Moves to Turn on the Tap
Future of Hill Country waits on Authority's decisions on water plan
"...decisions that will bless our customers and this organization, LCRA."..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

The LCRA Means Business
Authority's Plans to Expand Threatens Austin's Control Over Growth
"...LCRA general manager Mark Rose will step in to help..."

Feb. 7, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

West Lake Comes Out Swinging Against LCRA
West Lake Hills wants to regain control over its wastewater line
"...challenge that West Lake officials have mustered against the LCRA's pending sale of the city's wastewater line – and..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Who's Paying for LCRA Growth?
The LCRA’s wholesale customers are asking tough questions about the agency’s expensive expansion
"...Alliance, which as a group represents 43% of the LCRA's electric sales in some of the region's fastest-growing communities...."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Clear as Smoke: LCRA May Face Lawsuit Over Fayette Emissions
Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over emissions at Fayette
"...according to a June 15 press release from the LCRA – the plant's primary owner and operator – they..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

LCRA Close To Capping Utility Sales
River Authority moves to begin unloading water/wastewater utilities
" to convince Timmerman and his colleagues that the LCRA should sell some 30 municipal water and wastewaster utilities..."

Nov. 25, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

LCRA and Utilities Fight Over Contracts
River authority could lose half of its electric revenues
"...With that news came an internal memo written by LCRA General Manager Becky Motal that read, in part, "electric..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

LCRA Treads Water in Dry Times
The LCRA emerged from the 83rd relatively unscathed, but still no one is particularly happy
"...entire area in the grasp of an unforgiving drought, LCRA curtailed downstream agricultural uses of water in favor of..."

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

LCRA Has Forgotten Its Mission
"...Smith for her article on the current outcry among LCRA's electric customers tired of subsidizing LCRA's unprofitable water and..."

Oct. 17, 2006 Postmarks

LCRA Express Spawns Hamilton Pool Traffic Jam
Despite plenty of reasons to go slow, the agency – and its developer friends – are in a big hurry
"...The LCRA has spent the last 18 months in quiet negotiations..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

LCRA Misleading Public
"...they're also misleading the public. In the first series LCRA compared Travis, Burnet, and Llano counties growth rate to..."

Jan. 23, 2007 Postmarks

LCRA Wins One
A judge has ruled that LCRA didn't breach its contract with wholesale rates
"...24, Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins ruled that LCRA "has not materially breached the Uniform Rate Clause of..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

LCRA's $10,000 'Stepchildren'
Eager to open the tap for new development, the LCRA wants a premium from the folks who already live out West
"...and quantity, to piped-in surface water. What's more, the LCRA is requiring 80% participation from each of the three..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Questions About LCRA
"...large the "danger zone" around power lines is. The LCRA is using larger distances than some. The LCRA presented..."

March 16, 2004 Postmarks

LCRA Gets Its Pipe On
A near-unanimous vote to bring surface water to Hamilton Pool Road
"...Still, the question asked but never answered is why LCRA is so hell-bent on plunging into environmentally sensitive territory..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Water Gushes Forth From LCRA
The utility wastes no time inking deals to moisten Hill Country sprawl
"...And LCRA water officials are not stopping with last week's success...."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Protest LCRA's New Pipeline
" Central Texas. A regional planning process, funded by LCRA itself along with other stakeholders, has been meeting for..."

Dec. 1, 2004 Postmarks

Opinion: LCRA’s Water Marketing Ambitions Could Lower the Colorado River Below Austin
Environmental activist Rusty Middleton raises concerns over a groundwater pumping plan
"...Pines Groundwater Conservation District, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) plans to pump an astonishing 25,000 acre-foot of groundwater..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Rusty Middleton

Why Is LCRA Ignoring Regional Planning?
"...Dear Editor, Thanks for the great coverage of the LCRA plan to run a water pipeline down Hamilton Pool..."

May 17, 2004 Postmarks

LCRA Public Hearings
"...LCRA Public Hearings..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

The LCRA and the City
A Match Made in Heaven, or Hell
"...Times change. Ten years ago, the city and the LCRA were in a blood feud over water quality in..."

Nov. 24, 1995 News Feature

Sunset Throws Shade at LCRA, TABC
Staff reports hardly flattering
"...Commission. Neither is flattering, but even Sunset is sympathetic: "LCRA has a difficult job of balancing many competing interests..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

LCRA Plan Seriously Flawed
" our Hill Country than has Little Joe. The LCRA water/wastewater utilities business plan is seriously flawed because it..."

Sept. 6, 2007 Postmarks

Austin and LCRA: Was it Good for You?
What's up with the Lower Colorado River Authority?
"...Also, persistent whispers about who might possibly head the LCRA, now that Joe Beal is retiring (around the same..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Planning for the Future With LCRA
"...can be anticipated and planned. I am convinced that LCRA will be the best agency to help us plan..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Postmarks

Trench Warfare
Federal judge rules for LCRA on the Dripping Springs pipeline project, but the SOS lawsuit proceeds
" northern Hays County. Four feet below this earth, LCRA is laying a contested water pipeline. When completed, the..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

High and Dry
LCRA Approves Controversial Pipeline to Dripping Springs
"...The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) continues to proclaim that it is fulfilling its mission..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Like a Rose
The LCRA and Mark Rose: It's a Beautiful World
"...and influence, so will the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and its general manager...."

Nov. 24, 1995 News Feature

Council Watch
Water Gate: Is LCRA Offering City a Whale of a Deal?
"...extend the city's water supply for 50 years. The LCRA has given the City Council an ultimatum: Sign the..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Going With the Flow
The LCRA Connection
"...the sucker, and that is where your friends at LCRA make their odd appearance...."

Sept. 4, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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