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March 15, 2024 - Texas Highways Magazine published a story called "Where to Stay among the Wildflowers" and included our Cool River cabin as one of the destinations! 

The Hill Country Alliance Night Sky Program helps counties and cities minimize the impacts of light pollution through education and outreach, business and neighborhood recognition programs, the establishment of outdoor lighting policies, and the celebration of starry night skies across the Hill Country region. Here our founder Bill Neiman, who sits on the board for HCA, speaks about what is at stake and where we go from here.

October 17, 2023 - Dusty Rhoads and our Horned Lizard Habitat Mix featured on CBS Texas's Climate Connection. 

July 25, 2023 - Night Skies, Our Forgotten Natural Infrastructure: An Editorial from Bill Neiman for Hill Country Alliance

"Our ability to gaze into infinity with the naked eye serves as a needed reminder of just how small we really are in the bigger scheme of things. Seeing into infinity also helps us reflect upon our actual size, and what big messes we can create. It would be all too easy for this universal view of creation to disappear, bit by little bit. As Texans, we are obliged to take responsibility to care for and preserve this often forgotten, but important piece of natural infrastructure."

Dec 14, 2022 - Sean Johnston with the the San Antonio Business Journal did a great feature on our founding family, the Neimans, and their ongoing commitment to teaching people about native plants and habitat restoration. 

News Archive

2022.09.16 Online Plant wildflowers in San Antonio now for monarch butterflies' spring migration Calvin Finch San Antonio Express News
2022.05.18 Online The Community Junction Conexion Del Rio Community News
2020.03.07 Online Field Trip Notes:
Native American Seed
Karen Beaty Fine Gardening
2020.01.07 Online A River Worth Saving
Who Will Protect Unheralded Llano?
Austin Price Yale Environment 360 
2018.09.10 TV Make Seed Bombs
bring wildflowers to NTX
Daniel Cunningham  NBC DFW
2018.09.01 Magazine Helping Texas
get back to native roots
 Drew Woolley Hill Country Telecommunications
2017.02.14 Newspaper These seed catalogs offer
spring garden inspiration
Karel Holloway  Dallas Morning News
2016.04.29 Video Grow Zone Restoration Technique
Seeding and Seed Balls
Watershed Protection City of Austin
2016.11.18 Film Trailer Houston Prairies:
On the Rise
Free for Edu Use Katy Prairie Conservancy
2016.10.16 Film Monarch Migration
in Peril!
Turk Pipkin Huffington Post
2016.04.29 Video Grow Zone Restoration
Seeding Technique & Seed Balls
Sara Heilman City of Austin
Watershed Protection
2016.04.18 Film Trailer Houston Prairies:
On the Rise
Free for Edu Use Katy Prairie Conservancy
2015.10.18 Report for Whitehouse
(see p 14-15)
Monarch Recovery
from a Milkweed
Point of View
Gary Paul Nabhan,
Ina Warren,
Orley 'Chip' Taylor
Make Way for Monarchs
Monarch Watch
2015.09.25 Magazine Seeds of Hope Camille Wheeler TPWD Magazine
2015.09.05 Radio Restoring the Earth
interview with
Bill Neiman
Salwa Khan Mothering Earth
2015.04.17 Article Native flowers are good
for the environment
and less work for you
Elizabeth White-Olsen
& Glenn Olsen
Houston Chronicle
2015.04.01 Article It's Wild Out There Helen Thompson Texas Co-op Power Magazine
2015.03.01 Article A Jaunt to Junction Melissa Gaskill Texas Co-op Power Magazine
2015.02.01 Magazine Stormwaters Brewing
on the Llano River
Bill Neiman Texas Wildlife Magazine
2014.11.05 Video Finding and Using Appropriate
Seeds for Prairie
Native American Seed Team State of the Prairie Conference
2014.10.05 Article Farmer plows all his efforts
into saving monarch butterflies
Marshall Hinsley Culture Map
2014.09.04 Magazine Trouble in the Kingdom Eileen Mattel Texas Co-op Magazine
2014.09.01 Blog Post An arid food forest Anne Stine The Bee Pasture
2014.08.26 Article Truck Stop in Hill Country
Threatens Llano River
Robert Rivard Rivard Report
2014.08.20 Article Master Naturalists Advice on
Planting Natives
Betsy Simnacher Dallas Morning News
2014.05.13 Newspaper Wildscape proves to be sustainable
lawn alternative
Elena Tucker The Boerne Star
2014.06.12 Magazine Going Native Pamela Walker Edible Austin
2014.05.12 Article Turf Talk: experts say
north TX lawns need change
Julie Thibodeaux Green Source DFW
2014.03.01 Magazine Butterfly on the Brink? Rob McCorkle TPWD
2013.10.23 Newspaper O Bury Not the Last Prairie Edward Brown Fort Worth Weekly
2013.10.01 TV Holistic Habitat Tom Spencer Central Texas Gardener
2013.09.25 News Experts predict Dallas
slow to give up
St Augustine lawns
Karel Holloway Dallas Morning News
2012.10.24 Newspaper Neiman to present at
Rainwater Revival
Hill Country Alliance Junction Eagle
2012.10.01 Publication p. 6-7 Oasis Pipeline Fire
Recovery through Partnerships
Scott Richardson Eye on Nature TPWD
2012.09.01 Magazine A Landscape Full of Lessons Suzanne Labry Texas Gardener
2012.06.12 Newspaper Going Native Dane Anderson Westlake Picayune
2012.05.01 Magazine Tougher Turf?
Go Native
Julie Herman Texas Gardener Magazine
2012.04.13 Radio Restoration Ecologist
Bill Neiman
Thorne Dreyer Rag Radio KOOP 91.7FM
2012.02.27 TV Unique park
to get historic prairie
Jim Swift KXAN News
2012.02.21 Article Healing hands
help heal the land
Christine Powell NPSOT
2012.01.03 Radio Original Prairie Plants Restored
at San Jacinto Monument
Ed Mayberry KUHF Houston Public Radio
2011.12.22 Article Seed balls ready for
planting in Bastrop
Claire Osborn Austin American Statesman
2011.12.11 Article Team recommends seed mix Jeff Long Bastrop Advertiser
2011.12.11 Radio Podcast Sun, Dec 11th
2 hr Podcast
John Dromgoole Gardening Naturally KLBJ Radio
2011.12.08 Photo p.4 It's People
Over Arundo
Sky Lewey TPWD Texas Watersheds Newsletter
2011.11.02 Article Drought Increasing
Land Management Gamble
Dusty Bruns The Boerne Star
2011.11.01 Article How the HOA Was Won
Story of my Grass-Free Yard
Mary Karish Texas Gardener Magazine
2011.11.02 Article Texas Drought Impact on
Wildflower Seed Production
Cuts Both Ways,
PLUS Five Tips for
Collecting Wildflower Seeds
Monica Maeckle Texas Butterfly Ranch Blog
2011.10.18 Article Texas Drought: End Not in Sight Claire Cardona Texas Tribune
2011.06.10 Mention by Actor & Customer The Last Solid Dude MJ Men's Journal
2011.05.01 Article by Customer My Prairie Home Companions Greg Grant Texas Gardener Magazine
2011.04.01 Article / Cover Photo Native Grass Seeds
Can Restore Rangelands
Gary Cutrer Ranch & Rural Living Magazine
2011.04.01 Article Texas Rangelands and Water
Tied Together
Mike Mecke Ranch & Rural Living Magazine
2011.03.01 Article Last Piece of the Puzzle Suzanne Labry Texas Gardener Magazine
2011.01.28 Article Native Grasses Take Root in Texas Kate Galbraith New York Times
Texas Tribune
2011.01.28 Slideshow Texas Native Grasses Kate Galbraith New York Times
Texas Tribune
2011.01.28 Video A Discussion of Native Seeds Kate Galbraith New York Times
Texas Tribune
2010.12.30 Article Champions Native Grasses Betsy Friauf Dallas Morning News
2010.10.27 Article Native Wildflowers Beautiful Michael Parkey Dallas Morning News
2009.08.19 Article Dallas City Home Mariana Greene Dallas Morning News
2008.08.27 Article Charitable Campaign
Help spread Lady Bird's Legacy
Janet Wilson Austin American Statesman
2008.06.01 Article New Bremen Reserve KBR Properties Farm & Ranch Magazine
2007.01.01 Article Go Native Sheryl Smith-Rodgers Landscapes Magazine
2005.04.01 Article Grow a Wildflower Meadow Barbara Pleasant Mother Earth News
2002.04.01 Video Preparing for Restoration Interview Texas Legacy Project
1998.01.01 Article Outdoor Education & Seed Balls Sheryl Smith-Rodgers Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
1991.06.10 Article Growing Wild about Nature Melanie Lee Tarrant Business