With much of the state still in the grip of a historic drought, many corporations, including some in Hays County, are turning to environmentally friendly building techniques to conserve natural resources.
Joule Unlimited, a renewable solar fuel technology company that opened a pilot plant in Leander in 2010, received a $70 million investment in January to launch commercial technology that turns carbon dioxide and sunlight into fuel.
It took a Williamson County bond election in 2006 and work on the part of Williamson County and the City of Leander to bring the Lakeline Boulevard extension project to fruition, but the governmental bodies did not do it alone.
Two environmental groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance, requested emergency listing for the Jollyville Plateau salamander Jan. 9 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.