Conference Call, Urgent Updates & Tell Tex

We apologize for not getting this out to you sooner, but we have a good excuse. We’ve been working night and day to bring the issues that unify urban and rural Texas out to the public with a big bang and this dude, Tex, VERY SOON! We’ll be reporting about it on this Saturday’s conference call at 9 am. (Remember, we now hold these calls every other Saturday at 9 am). If you do not yet have the call-in instructions,[…]

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Release: “Why is the Railroad Commission Hiding From the Public?” asks Calvin Tillman

For Immediate Release                                                                            June 19, 2014 Former Mayor of the small north Texas town of DISH, Calvin Tillman, filed an open records request today asking the Railroad Commission to provide all correspondence between Railroad Commission officials and staff, the Office of the Governor, other public officials, lobbyists and private enterprises doing business before the RRC, related to “the decision by the RRC to ban staff from doing media interviews.” Click here[…]

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Success! Now help us spread it!

We’re starting to hit pay dirt! Read this and, if you haven’t yet, please join the League, get a yard sign and get active y’all! Starting tomorrow morning, we will have bi-weekly Saturday morning conference calls at 9 am. These are planning and strategy discussions for building the independent movement, and our call for local control, across Texas. Want to join us for the call tomorrow? Call us at 512-213-4511 or email us at info@IndependentLeagueTX.org. Our first Regional Round Up was[…]

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Breaking! Fracking & contamination proof is in! Come to Bastrop or bring us to your community!

In the face of the long term denial and interference by the Railroad Commission, there is finally proof that fracking is contaminating our groundwater. Our keynote speaker tomorrow night, former Mayor and League Board Member Calvin Tillman, will explain this to you — and read this! We really hope to see you tomorrow night from 6 to 8 pm at the American Legion Hall in Bastrop, next to Bastrop State Park. Details here. (Read on even if you can’t make[…]

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New Independent Citizens Lobby Responds to Times Square “Come to Texas” San Marcos Ad Campaign

Lee and Bastrop Countians issued this tongue-in-cheek warning to the central Texas growth lobby in February. Ads in Times Square began running this week luring more people to Hays County.             Simultaneously with an ad campaign in Times Square intended to lure more people to Hays County and partially paid for with public money, a new non-profit, non-partisan citizens lobby – the League of Independent Voters of Texas — is throwing down in Bastrop, Texas. Citizens from throughout central Texas[…]

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Tea Party Takeover or Makeover

The pundits are busy telling you what the “tea party takeover” in the Texas primaries means. These range from making being Hispanic illegal to saving us from crony capitalism. It’s likely that neither is true. But more to the point, the Tea Party, now the new boss, will quickly become “same as the old boss”, unless it finds its own independence. Think about it. What if Tea Party leaders decided to bust the unsavory deal between the two parties that[…]

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Isn’t it time to topple the King and Queen Lobbies?

Many folks are asking why we have formed another organization — the League of Independent Voters of Texas. One reason is because the “growth lobby”, arguably the King of all lobbies in Texas, can’t lure people here fast enough. In the midst of a historic drought and growing unaffordability, Texas is in trouble. Unparalleled growth has brought us profiteers. Water speculators are roosting in our towns preparing to swoop in to take our water to the growth corridors of this[…]

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Release: Marvin Nichols a fight for all Texans’ local control.

The following release was sent to over 1500 news outlets throughout Texas today. Texas Water Development Board Seeks to Overturn Local Control in Water Planning for the Marvin Nichols Reservoir, Caring Less for Farm and Timber Jobs in NE Texas During the campaign for Proposition 6, Texas independents warned voters that the new Texas Water Development Board had become a political tool for Governor Perry and his special interest allies in their efforts to promote uncontrolled population growth. Now, a[…]

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