You haven't heard from us much this year because the Texas legislature meets only every other year. (It will convene again in January 2017). Also, one of us -- Michele Gangnes -- joined with other landowners and attorneys to protect the Simsboro in the legal battles unfolding. They founded the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund (SAWDF) that just recently launched their spiffy new website here. Please consider donating to SAWDF (click on their name just above).
Please check out this notice from SAWDF about hearings taking place in Austin THIS Thursday. Please contact us here at the League (reply or call us) if you want more information. Some of us will be driving over from the Bastrop area and hope to see you there.
Also, please note that the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District is having a specially called meeting tomorrow at 6 pm (agenda here) at the Bastrop Convention Center. This meeting is about the City of Bastrop's permit request. We are very sympathetic to the city getting its water needs met. This is a small permit for only 2,000 acre-feet per year. However, we do have concerns about how LPGCD is handling landowner rights in this case and in the End Op, L.P. mega-permit for 46,000 acre-feet. (Check out the NEWS section of the SAWDF website for End Op news.)
We hope to see you tomorrow or Thursday! Again, let us know if you want to ride with someone.
PS You're invited to become a member of the League of Independent Voters or to renew your yearly dues! Thank you ahead of time