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March 2016
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Eminent Domain Hearing – Senate State Affairs Committee

March 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Texas Senate Chamber, Capital Building, 11th and Congress
Austin, 78701 United States
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We will be participating in this hearing and hope you will too. We will also have a statewide conference call in preparation for it -- to be scheduled a few weeks earlier. Stay tuned for that and be sure to sign up to receive our email alerts click here. The Senate Committee on State Affairs will meet to take up and consider the following interim charges: ·                Examine whether there are chief law enforcement officers within the state who deny…

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April 2016

Keep Bastrop County Beautiful Rain Harvest Meeting

April 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 202 Hwy 71 W
Bastrop, 78602
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​How would you like to have more control over your water? David Schraub of Texas Rain is going to share important information about rain water. All attendees can enter to win a 100 gallon rain barrel donated by Chris and ​ RaeAnne Paracini. Efficient water use is important in Texas. With the state's growing population and limited supply of both groundwater and surface water, Texans must use water wisely. Rainwater Harvesting captures and stores water for later use. The easiest…

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The risks of the California Water Model to Texas

April 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
City of Caldwell Civic Center, 103 West Hwy. 21
Caldwell, 77836
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Former Edwards Aquifer Authority Board member, respected hydrologist and San Antonio resident, George Rice, will discuss the dangers posed by large water export projects, such as Vista Ridge and other proposed pipeline projects. Hear how these projects could impact the aquifers underlying Burleson, Milam, Lee, and Bastrop counties and your family’s future. Print the flier for this event here: The Risks of the California water model to Texas   When: Friday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Caldwell Civic Center 103 West…

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January 2017
Free

Statewide Conference Call!

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is our first statewide conference call of the year. We'll focus on what promises to be a wild and chaotic ride aka the 2017 Texas Legislative Session

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$35

Arlington “Root and Branch” Activist Conference

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Linda Curtis of Independent Texans will be speaking at this activist extravaganza "University of Change" held at UT Arlington. Here's the agenda: SCHEDULE 9:00- 9:30 am           Registration 9:45-10:45 am           Workshops classroom #1 The Dos and Don’t of Citizen Health Surveys – Leslie Allsop, University of Texas Health Science Center Classroom #2 Using Science to Make Violations Stick – Tamera Bounds, Mansfield Gaswell Awareness and Downwinders at Risk,  with Ranjana Bhandari of Livable Arlington 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon  …

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March 2017
Free

Indy Lobby Day!

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Legislative Conference Center, 1100 Congress Avenue, Underground Capitol Bldg., Rm. E2.002
Austin, 78701 United States
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There’s only one way to stop Gridzilla from creeping up on us in the 2017 Legislative Session: Urban and rural Texans must unite to: ► Win Competitive elections to free the 5 million independent Texas voters! ► Protect our petition rights in all home rule cities -- the essence of local control. ► Stop the rural water grabs for unaffordable hyper-growth in urban Texas! ► End eminent domain for private gain! While Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has everyone fighting about…

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$25

Texas Populism: Ending Two-Party Rule

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
McKinney Roughs Nature Trail, 1884 State Highway 71 W
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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This event is focused on training and preparation for the 2017 Legislative Session and uniting Texans to ending two-party rule and stopping to the largest transfer of wealth in Texas history -- mass movement of the new "Texas gold" -- groundwater.   Keynote Speaker: Historian and constitutional scholar, David Furlow, Esq. A 50-year history of how the two parties have imperiled democracy.  Saturday, March 25, 10 to 5 pm McKinney Roughs Nature Trail, Cedar Creek, Texas (bring your walking shoes)…

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Free

Water Hearing for Milam & Burleson Counties!

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, 310 East Avenue C
Milano, TX 76556 United States
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hearing!

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April 2017

Beer Summit on Vista Ridge!

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - April 7 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Star Brewery, 1414 S. Alamo St.
San Antonio, 78210 United States
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  PRESENTERS Mr. Jim Smyle Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Board Member;  Natural Resources Management Consultant Mr. James Lee Murphy, Esq. Attorney at Law; State Leader on Water Law and Policy Initiative Mr. George Rice Hydrologist TOPICS Vista Ridge: The Wrong Alternative for San Antonio – No Business Case, No Due Diligence Viable/Competitive/Lower Risk Alternatives to the Vista Ridge Water Pipeline Hydrologic Impact Analysis of Vista Ridge Pipeline Project Regulatory Risks Triggered by Hydrologic Impacts Threaten Reliable Water Supply    …

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Free

Post Oak Savannah GCD Special Meeting

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, 310 East Avenue C
Milano, TX 76556 United States
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  from l to r: Amy Hinnant, Michele Gangnes, Judith McGeary and Amy's mother, Helen Jurica The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District will be holding a special meeting   to decide whether to grant the request by Blue Water Systems LLC to move 11 water wells for Vista Ridge (aka "San Antone Hose"). The board is expected to render a decision on Amy Hinnant's request to contest Blue Water's requests. All residents of Milam and…

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