September 17, 2018 10am
As you might have heard, EP requested that BSEACD refer all of the contested cases to SOAH. Under the law, as the applicant, they have the right to do this. This means that EP has to pay for the SOAH hearing, and they have deposited $70,000 with BSEACD to sign a contract with SOAH to conduct the hearing. Remember, the SOAH Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is just a fact finder and NOT the final decision maker. When this hearing is over, the ALJ will issue a proposal for decision (PFD) to the BSEACD Board, and the Board will make the final decision on EP's application. However, they can only rule differently from the ALJ's recommendation if they find that the ALJ incorrectly interpreted a law or did not take into account certain evidence.
The first step is the preliminary hearing. This has been scheduled for September 17th at 10:00 AM. (Details below). This is where the ALJ will determine whether the protestants (those that filed contested case requests) have standing to do so. Essentially, you have to prove that you could be injured by EP's proposed...more
October 14, 2018 6pm
Put on your boots and join us for an evening of dancing as the sun sets over beautiful Montesino Ranch along the Blanco River as we raise money to protect our water rights! With performances by Robyn Ludwick, local BBQ, speciality cocktails, dessert from The Leaning Pear, a Weeks Rocker raffle, and other fun prizes, you do not want to miss out! Your ticket to the dance includes one raffle ticket worth $25.
Get your tickets today and we'll see you in October!
Fundraiser tickets: https://tespatexas.org/events/two-step-for-tespa
Raffle Tickets: https://tespatexas.org/events/weeks-rocker-rafflemore