LIV News, July 22, 2021

The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about is the suppression of a plurality of Texas voters.  Surprise! There are more non-aligned and independent Texans than Democrats or Republicans. We at LIV see the Texas GOP fighting the inevitable as Texas turns not blue but into a two-party competitive state. Competition is good, though we have big bones to pick with both parties. Read our main course in this LIV News feast from Linda[…]

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The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about.

The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about is the suppression of a plurality of Texas voters.  Surprise! There are more non-aligned and independent Texans than Democrats or Republicans. We at LIV see the Texas GOP fighting the inevitable as Texas turns not blue but into a politically competitive state. Competition is good, though we have big bones to pick with both parties. This survey conducted by a respected Republican pollster, Chris Perkins (Ragnar Research,[…]

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Water Defenders to the Rescue!

Think about it. Our fearless heroes from WaterDefenders.org have arrived, JUST as Californians and others flood into central Texas, JUST as current Austin residents flee for affordability into eastern counties, JUST as eastern counties’ water is mass conveyed to fuel growth along the IH-35 corridor and the Hill Country! Fifteen years ago, Austin city government was warned and given clear options for turning away from the policies of subsidizing growth by making growth begin to pay for itself. That was when[…]

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are independents just swing voters

Big Independent Texas News!

Before you read this Big Independent News! from LIV, please read the following: This coming Wednesday at 7 pm, we will talk about these topics on a Zoom/phone-in. Reply to this message if you’d like to join us with your name and county. We’ll send you the instructions for how to join by phone or computer. BIG INDEPENDENT NEWS!!! Today, the SAM Party filed papers to set up a new political party for Texas voters, citing 55% of Texans self-identify as[…]

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King Greg Abdicates: Energy and Water Cutoffs Soon

Let me tell you a little story about how we got to this place as energy and water cutoffs are in the air as King Greg Abdicates. In the late 90s, I called on Austin voters to vote to put me on the City Council using my tongue-in-cheek slogan, “Linda for A Little Less Corruption.” It got me plenty of laughs and some unexpected votes. I was making calls to get out the vote during early voting, and Greg Abbott,[…]

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Our Land, Our Water, Our Democracy LIV Lobby Day March 5th

Officials Were Warned

For years, officials have been warned about the consequences of pumping aquifers too hard and too fast and especially Vista Ridge (“the hose”) as the mistaken “California water model” for Texas. Still no action from state and local officials, even after the Big Freeze — about which the state was warned since 2011. Senator Charles Perry, as chair of the Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, sat on any bills that he — and his corporate ag boosters[…]

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A Special Message to Fayette County

This is a special message to Fayette County because we think you live in Fayette County or very near the Fayette County line. Please correct us if we’re wrong. We hope you will attend a meeting on Monday and a public hearing in July. Read on. What we have to tell you concerns 10 counties east of I-35, where decisions affecting the future of our aquifers are in process by our groundwater districts. Please know that the pumping underway by[…]

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Tuesday Big Squeeze FORUM, Wednesday urgent meeting in Lee County!

This coming Tuesday’s Big Squeeze Virtual LIV Forum is not to be missed. There’s also an urgently important in-person meeting in Lee County, Wednesday night and more in a region.  So far as we can see today (after last night’s Texas House deliberations on SB 3, the energy DEform bill) and what was “allowed” to come forward by Sen. Charles Perry on water, we have a ‘melluva-hess’ session on our hands. We’ll see on sine die (the session’s end, May[…]

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