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Mars ‘mystery solved’: has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

Has Nasa found life on Mars? Speculation mounts ahead of press conference to unveil “a major science finding”

Getting to Mars could be made easier by jumping between asteroids, one space expert has claimed

Nasa has said it will be announcing “Mars mystery solved” Photo: GETTY

While many are hoping for a discovery of alien life, the leading theory among those who follow research into Mars is an announcement of the presence of liquid water.

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Municipal board continues talks on service rates

Weatherford DowntownRates on the rise? 

From the Weatherford Democrat, By TYLER MASK, 07/25/14 –

As part of an ongoing discussion, the City of Weatherford Municipal Utilities Board Thursday was taken through part two of the rate-making process for the city’s proposed capital improvement plan. The result of this plan will have a direct impact on utility rates for city customers.

At a special called board meeting on July 8, during the Financial Forecast Model Update, the board decided on 50 percent debt and 50 percent cash for funding for capital improvement plan projects and to have rate increases phase in over a three-year period with projected rates impacting years 2015-2019 – until the next study.

The current system results for rate increases, according to the study conducted by NewGen Strategies and Solutions, are:

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King named to Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination


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April 3, 2014

Representative Phil King named to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination

AUSTIN, TX – State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) was named to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination.  The committee is charged with examining the status of seawater and groundwater desalination in Texas, as well as ways that expanded use of desalinated water could help meet Texas’ needs.

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Addressing Our Water Needs


Addressing Our Water Needs

Texas faces its third year of a drought and our reservoirs are only 65 percent full, the lowest levels since 1990.  The need for water is one of the highest concerns of the Legislature as our state is on track to experience the second worst drought on record.  To illustrate the problem, Texas’s population is projected to jump from 25 million to 46 million by 2060. Within that time water supplies are estimated to decline while the needs of our residential, industrial, and agricultural communities substantially increase.

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