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2013-08-08 16:21:58

State of Texas, GBRA Defend against The Aransas Project Accusations NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a highly anticipated hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans Thursday, a three-judge panel heard arguments from The Aransas Project (TAP), the State of Texas and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) regarding a lower court decision that temporarily halted water permitting in a significant part of the state. (Logo:...

2011-12-06 09:11:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"></font> CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Witnesses on the first day of the federal trial, The Aransas Project (TAP) v. Shaw, et al, explained their efforts in trying to connect fresh water supply to whooping crane mortality in the Aransas-Wood Buffalo whooping crane flock that winters at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Defense attorneys countered with strong cross examination questioning both the methodology and data used...

2011-08-03 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expert witness reports filed this week in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi cast significant doubt on allegations made by The Aransas Project (TAP) in a lawsuit that 23 whooping cranes died during the 2008-09 drought, and countered that in fact, the flock is thriving. Deposition of a TAP witness is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Houston. TAP initially filed the lawsuit Mar. 10, 2010, against Bryan Shaw, Buddy Garcia, Carlos Rubinstein...

2010-07-28 19:00:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation brought by The Aransas Project (TAP) against officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), United States District Judge Janis Jack ruled from the bench to deny all motions to dismiss the litigation. Proceeding issue-by-issue, Judge Jack entertained arguments from all parties before ruling from the bench to deny each of the motions brought by the defendants and...

2009-12-08 00:01:00

ROCKPORT, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aransas Project (TAP) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue several officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in their official capacity for illegal harm and harassment of whooping cranes at and adjacent to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in violation of Section 9 of the Federal Endangered Species Act. Under federal law, TAP must wait at least 60 days before filing suit. The individuals to be sued in their official...

2008-09-09 18:00:29

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyman Wilkes, the President of Affordable Power, L.P. announced that his company had signed an agreement to provide approximately 15,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity to Aransas County, Texas. The contract to supply electric power was won by Affordable Power in an open bidding process set up by a statewide Request for Proposal issued by Aransas County. "Affordable Power has focused a great deal of effort in serving the electric power needs of public...

2008-07-22 18:00:55

By Victoria Advocate, Texas Jul. 22--With an update due at 4 p.m. by the National Weather Service but in advance of the Tropical Storm Dolly Gov. Rick Perry has issued a disaster declaration for 14 South Texas counties according to a news release. The counties are: Aransas, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Willacy. The declaration allows the state to send emergency resources to the areas in the storm's path....

2006-01-18 14:22:02

By Jim Forsyth CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Researchers were surprised this week by the sudden appearance -- and quick disappearance -- of two rare Northern right whales in the busy industrial port of Corpus Christi Bay. "It's a most extraordinary event," said oceanographer Tony Amos of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. "They're almost unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. Why they would come into the bay, I don't really know." Amos said a 50-foot...

2006-01-18 14:20:00

By Jim Forsyth CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Researchers were surprised this week by the sudden appearance -- and quick disappearance -- of two rare Northern right whales in the busy industrial port of Corpus Christi Bay. "It's a most extraordinary event," said oceanographer Tony Amos of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. "They're almost unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. Why they would come into the bay, I don't really know." Amos said a 50-foot (15-meter), 60-ton adult...