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For the first time since 2010, none of Texas is in drought condition.  But that doesn’t mean water worries don’t still plague many parts of the state as KUT's Ben Philpott reports.


OUR DESIRED FUTURE AIRS  THIS FRIDAY AT 12:30PM, SUNDAY- JULY 26TH AT 3PM AND MONDAY - JULY 27TH AT 8PM ON KWBU.

Take a moment to imagine the Texas you’d like to live in twenty years from now. In this vision, are the rivers stagnant? Boat docks abandoned? Swimming holes dried up?

If you said no, you’re probably not alone. And yet that is exactly the future we as a state say we aspire to, through a democratic process that few Texans know or understand.

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The City of Hewitt continues construction on a restoration project in one of the city’s Parks. City officials say the $200,000 amphitheater will work  as music venue and potentially become a wedding destination.  


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This weekend Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced he was authorizing the adjutant general of the Texas Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across the state.

The move comes after an attack on military facilities in Chattanooga that left 5 servicemen dead.

In a press release the Texas governor said, “it is with a heavy heart that I issue this order.”

Joe Riley

In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series: Reverend George Johnson, Jr., pastor of the St. Paul AME Church and recently retired Assistant City Manager for the City of Waco. Hosting the conversation is Elizabeth Smith, community volunteer and former executive director of Waco's Cooper Foundation. 

This conversation was recorded June 30, 2015 in the KWBU studio. 

 


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