Torpedo this sneaky SAWS water amendment for the San Antone Hose!

We REALLY need your help to torpedo a SAWS Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose — Amendment #6 to Senate Bill 533 — at the last minute, just like we did in 2015. Remember, we warned you about last minute shenanigans!

Today, SAWS (San Antonio Water System) was in a court of law in San Antonio AND at the Legislature with another trumped up “emergency” to build the SAWS hooks up to the Vista Ridge Project (their $3.4 billion, 142-mile mass conveyance water pipeline) at the expense of their ratepayers and despite opposition by landowners over the “donor” aquifer.

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Beware of False Profits Sticking It To Us

You heard the big news, right? Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, empowered by the “Freedom Caucus” (FC) — approximately 11 representatives in the Texas House — trumped Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The FC thereby killed a bunch of bills including a critical bill for all of central Texas – HB 3996 – to force a sunset review of the rogue water utility otherwise known as SAWS. (Read this excellent piece R.G. Ratcliff for more.)

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Bad Seed Bill (SB 1172/ HB 3582) IS Monsanto’s

This was taken from an action alert by the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: We were successful in stalling the bad seed & sprays bill for almost a month — but Monsanto and its allies succeeded in moving it forward yesterday. And just in case we are able to block them on the “traditional” way to pass a bill (i.e. getting it approved by both chambers), they have found a parallel, alternative path. So we have to block them in[…]

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Pass the Greatest Bill Since Sliced Bread!

THIS FRIDAY! The greatest bill since sliced bread for the 42% plurality of Texans who are independent (we salute no party) is going to hit the floor of the Texas House. House Bill 25 — ending straight ticket “one punch” voting in Texas is a must do to bring about competitive elections.

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Please call Sen. Lois Kolkhorst now to kill this bad water bill!

Would you please make a call today or this weekend into Senator Lois Kolkhorst’s office to OPPOSE Committee Substitute Senate Bill 225. (Click on the info button for more details). The bill is up for a vote as early as Monday morning in the Agriculture, Rural and Water Affairs Committee. Sen. Kolkhorst could be THE swing vote that kills the bill.

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Milano Water Meeting Tomorrow Night, April 4!

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 4th, 5:30 pm — please come to Milano, especially if you live in Milam or Burleson County — for an important meeting of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District. It will be held at their office at 310 Avenue C in Milano. There is a groundwater battle brewing between landowners and water marketers concerning the demands brought by marketers for changes in well locations for the controversial Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose project. Take a minute[…]

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