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State of Texas: The Hills Have Allies


A version of this story ran in the March 2016 issue.

The Hill Country is known for its clear-flowing streams, cedar-choked hills, fields of bluebonnets and, increasingly, tourism centered around vineyards, B&Bs and antique shopping. But the booming I-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio is putting the region’s natural treasures and rural character at risk. A new report by University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture looks at some of the threats to the Hill Country, and proposes long-term solutions.

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