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  • The Saga of Rico Mauve

    by Chris Murray, Land Manager The Ecuadorian-American poet Gerardo once wrote in his masterpiece, “Rico Suave” – ‘And there’s not a woman that can handle a man like me That’s why I juggle two or three I ain’t one to commit, you can omit that bit You pop the question,

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  • Winter Residents at Chaetura Canyon

    Chaetura Canyon is best known for the Chimney Swifts that chitter and twinkle above the canyon and over the residence during the summer.  But the cooler months are just as interesting when our wintering avian guests dominate the habitat and the feeders. Regulars include the elegant Cedar Waxwings, raucous American

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  • Growing Up Near Blair Woods

    This post was written by long-time East Austin resident and neighbor of Blair Woods, Andrea Petit. We met Andrea, her mom Catherine, and other long-time neighbors of the Stonegate Neighborhood Association.  We have been lucky enough to hear some cherished memories of Blair Woods from the days when the Blairs

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  • U.S Supreme Court rebuffs effort by conservative Austin group to gut endangered species protections

    by Asher Price Resposted from the Austin American-Statesman An effort by a conservative Austin think tank to gut the Endangered Species Act by challenging habitat protections for a cave-dwelling Central Texas arachnid was turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The Texas Public Policy Foundation, representing Williamson County rancher

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