Cedar Creek Residents Express Concerns at TCEQ — including video!

We are happy to provide a 29-minute video this portion of the TCEQ hearing held in Cedar Creek, Texas (Bastrop County) on September 18, 2017.  While you watch it, ask yourself whether this a proper location (Hwy. 21 near the junction of FM 812) for a waste transfer station? This is a high-growth area due to its proximity to Austin. Residents and County Commissioner Mark Meuth, who has long lived in this area, raised very serious and legitimate concerns about[…]

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We Applaud the Lost Post Pines Groundwater Conservation District!

We applaud the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District’s decision yesterday to extend the comment period on the proposed settlement with Forestar  Real Estate Group until December 16th. They have also cancelled their meeting this Wednesday (tomorrow) and have yet to put out a notice of when the District will deliberate on the decision, but we believe the date will be December 21st — so pencil that in. Please come to our meeting instead tomorrow night (see more below). We thank[…]

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Come to Wimberley Saturday, November 22

We are so glad many folks are asking why we’re going to be in Wimberley on Saturday, November 22. THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. Read more here. You’ll be impressed with the agenda and speakers, Remember the Ogallala, Remember Vista Ridge! But really it’s YOU that we most need to be there to strategize and plan. Reserve a free seat now right here, then invite others. This is the first annual meeting of the League of Independent Voters[…]

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Good news, great news, ugly news – Vista Ridge!

More people are beginning to see that our local issues are part of a major growth period in Texas where, as we know, water and energy will continue to drive the growth. It may just be that the Vista Ridge Pipeline will be fodder for statewide organizing. No telling what can be done by good organizing crossing all kinds of social, political and economic lines.

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Thank you San Antonio Mayor Taylor!

San Antonio interim Mayor Ivy Taylor –on Wednesday’s KTSA-550 AM radio show — said she hasn’t received any complaints about the Vista Ridge water grab! Really? STEP ONE: Call the Mayor’s COMMENT LINE NOW!  210.207.2280. Ask her to hold her horses (the real estate lobby) on Vista Ridge before she harms two aquifers and her own ratepayers! STEP TWO:  Generate thousands of letters to the Mayor and Council here: SIGN AND SEND HERE and SHARE IT STEP THREE:  Reach tens[…]

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Vista Ridge Water and Money Grab! Join tomorrow’s conference call

Join our 9 am conference call tomorrow (Saturday, October 11) to get active in the League of Independent Voters of Texas. Reply to this message for call instructions or call us! Urban and rural Texans are joining together to fight San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge water and money grab. Here’s Austin’s Bill Bunch of Save Our Springs standing with Lee County landowners, Gary and Dorothey Gerdes, before the San Antonio City Council on Wednesday night. Together, we hit the[…]

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SAWS Deal a Trans-Texas Water Highway!

San Antonio Water System’s unanimous vote yesterday to rush a $3.4 billion deal for a 142-mile water pipeline from Burleson County, began hitting a few road blocks when two public finance attorneys showed up in opposition to the project. SAWS Chair Berto Guerra delivered a 15-minute monologue extolling the virtues of SAWS’ Vista Ridge “deal of the century”, but then reduced public comment from the standard five minutes to two minutes because there were “so many” speakers. There were nine.

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