Conservation Efforts are Best handled Locally

Here’s a little-known fact about species proposed for federal protection: They are everywhere. They are in every Texas county, all but two Texas rivers and are found above ground, underground and in the water and the air. Susan Combs, the state comptroller, told me her team has totaled 129 so far, 12 of which are […]

Pipeline Companies Should Pay for Full Value of Easements

Creating corridors to deliver goods to market while respecting property rights is one of the oldest dilemmas for Texas businesses and landowners. When land was plentiful and the population small, cotton planters donated land and slave labor to build some of the first farm-to-market roads in the 1840s. When railroads and highways starting inching north […]