Shaping Texas: The Impactful Legacy of the Lower Colorado River Authority

Embark on a journey through the 85-year legacy of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), a cornerstone of Texas Hill Country’s transformation. This exploration delves into the LCRA’s pivotal role in overcoming nature’s challenges, driving economic growth, and instilling sustainable practices. From its inception during the early adversities of the 20th century, the LCRA set forth on a mission to provide a stable water supply, manage floods, generate power, and conserve the environment. The construction of the Highland Lakes, including Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin, marked significant engineering feats that reshaped the region’s landscape, bolstered agriculture, and ignited tourism and recreational activities. This narrative not only celebrates the architectural and environmental achievements but also highlights the LCRA’s ongoing commitment to balancing ecological preservation with economic development, facing modern challenges, and ensuring the prosperity of the Texas Hill Country for generations to come.

The Courageous Tick Riders Defending America’s Borders

Explore the heroic efforts of the “Tick Riders” along the Texas-Mexico border as they defend America’s agricultural industry and protect the fragile ecological balance of the region. Learn how they battle against the formidable fever tick, safeguarding livestock from Texas Cattle Fever and preserving livelihoods. Join us in celebrating the unwavering dedication of these courageous individuals, their holistic approach to environmental stewardship, and their profound impact on safeguarding America’s borders and ecosystems.

1950s TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AGRICULTURE: Resilience in the Face of Drought

Resilience in the Face of Drought: The Transformation of Texas Hill Country Agriculture in the 1950s

In the early 1950s, Texas Hill Country faced its greatest challenge as a severe drought transformed the once-lush landscape. This gripping account delves into the struggle of Hill Country’s agricultural community, their innovation in the face of adversity, and the enduring spirit that shaped the region’s future.