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5/23/08 Ralph Barrera/AMERICAN-STATESMAN; Being an farmer in Central Texas is hard enough work, but when you throw in a water shortage due to over pumping of ground wells, the problems spell disaster for Tecolote Farms of Manor TX., in northeastern Travis County. Farm owners David and Katie Pitre have been resourceful finding creek water to pump and treat with chemicals to rinse their vegetables. "We're afraid what will happen once the creek dries up, and it will." said Katie. (Price story)