For Immediate Release
AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 9, 2020 – Texas Water Trade announced today their free, virtual music event featuring iconic Texas musicians to support the restoration of Comanche Springs and other Texas waterways. Once known as the Spring City of Texas, the City of Fort Stockton’s 30- million-gallon-a-day spring has not flowed reliably since groundwater pumping accelerated in the 1950s. A recent study by Texas Water Trade and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment found that a restored Comanche Springs would create tremendous ecological, cultural and economic benefits—including bringing $4 million a year in non-local spending to the City of Fort Stockton.
Featured artists include Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell, Ray Benson, Los Texmaniacs, Charley Crockett, Bruce Robison, Carrie Rodriguez, Josh Baca and the Hot Tamales, Cody Canada, Walt Wilkins, Jon Dee Graham, Jack Ingram and Gary P. Nunn.
You’ll also hear from water champions from across the state including:
- Texas Water Trade CEO Sharlene Leurig
- Fort Stockton natives Billy Gonzales and Paul Weatherby • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Carter Smith
- Explore Ranches’ Jay Kleberg
- Texas Fly Fisherman JT Van Zandt
- Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s Andrew Sansom
- Former CEO of Texas Wildlife Association David Langford, and
- Gary Perez of the Coahuiltecan group of peoples of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.
Contact: Chris Rosales