As I listened to the precious rain falling Friday, I had a couple of thoughts for action to preserve the limited water we now receive in Central Texas. How much rain would make it to our aquifers and lakes if over the next 10 years we removed cedar trees? I know some cedars serve as sound and erosion barriers and are needed. We can start with parks over the aquifers like Dick Nichols. Also, if neighborhood associations commit to become cedar-free, oaks and native trees will flourish and allergy sufferers may get some relief.
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Sunday’s editorial about the ruling by a three-judge panel of the 3rd Court of Appeals in the Tom DeLay case contained an error. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is seeking a review of the 3rd Court panel’s ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.