The Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns about the city of Dripping Springs’ draft permit for direct discharge of wastewater into Onion Creek.

Local organization Protect Our Water petitioned the EPA in September to review the draft permit, POW board member Richard Beggs said. 

The city of Dripping Springs and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality heard dozens of north Hays County community members speak last November against the draft permit, issued by the state last September, that could allow the city to discharge up to 995,000 gallons of wastewater into Onion Creek every day.

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Here’s our unofficial Guide to Southwest Austin Cajun dining

SWA-02-2017-Cajun-5It’s crawfish season, and if you’re looking for a good gumbo, etouffee or po’boy, you don’t have to travel all the way to Louisiana. The Southwest Austin area is home to a variety of locally owned, established restaurants as well as new dining options such as food trucks that cater to those with a taste for traditional Cajun eats. This list is not comprehensive.


Beaux Southern Seafood
2310 Bliss Spillar Road
512-804-8683 • www.facebook.com/beauxseafoodtrailer
The food trailer offering fresh oyster po’boys, gumbo, fried shrimp, alligator and more, opened at 2310 Bliss Spillar Road on Nov. 19. The trailer is open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., owner Beau Hobbs said.

3 things to try
1. Crawdawg
2. Peacemaker
3. Barbecue shrimp

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