Bastrop Landowners Rally to Protect their Wells

Bastrop Landowners Rally To Protect Their Wells From Water Grab – LCRA Permit Hearing Is On September 26th. by Al Braden

Bastrop Landowners rally to protect their wells from water grab by LCRA “Mega-Permit.” Michele Gangnes, of the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund spoke to over 200 Bastrop and Lee County residents in two consecutive meetings at the American Legion Hall in Bastrop, September 13th. They learned the issues and strategized how to defend their well water from LCRA and other water pirates planning big export wells in the precious Simsboro Aquifer. The event was co-sponsored by Friends of Bastrop Water.[…]

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The Quest to End Two-Party Rule: Part 1, Mark Miller

The Quest to End Two-Party Rule: Part 1 “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other.” – John Adams Unfortunately, John Adams’ dread was all too prescient. But even as we lament the culmination of Adams’ prophecy, we may take heart in the fact that the country may be in the midst of a significant realignment of[…]

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Release: Texas Indies to Decide Tight Races

September 6, 2018                                                       For Immediate Release Texas Independents to Decide Tight Races Bastrop, Texas, 11:00 am: Independents are now the largest portion of the electorate, according to a 2018 Gallup Poll. These voters could become the “change” that many challengers claim to be. Today, the non-partisan, non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas (LIV) released “How to Organize Texas Independents”, a guide for candidates running in November. They urge candidates regardless of party affiliation, to help unify voters to avert[…]

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Is it possible for Texas Independents to the Swing Cruz v Beto race?

Independents to swing the Cruz v Beto race

Is it possible for Texas Independents to swing the Cruz v Beto race? If you live in Central Texas, be sure to read the WATER WAR ALERT at the end of this message. Please come to these events on September 13th and 26th! More below. You haven’t heard much from the League of Independent Voters (LIV) lately. Frankly, we’ve been retooling and waiting for opportunities we thought would not come until 2020. Even we are surprised at how tight the[…]

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Town Hall Water Meetings Tuesday July 17

The Town Hall Water Meetings Tuesday, July 17, at the Paige Community Center are at 4:30, 6:30 and, if those fill up, at 8:30 pm. Though this is a free event, we suggest you try to reserve a seat due to somewhat limited seating. (And, please share this post using the share buttons on this page.) To reserve a seat you can reply to this message with your name, address and which time slot you want to attend OR please[…]

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Map showing LCRA Joins Siege on Simsboro AquiferGriffith League Property

Welcome to California: LCRA Joins Siege on Simsboro Aquifer Water

The Lower Colorado River Authority likes our local groundwater so much, it’s coming back for lots more. It already uses Simsboro wells to fill its Lake Bastrop Power Plant cooling pond. LCRA’s application for eight more Simsboro wells — and 8.15 billion gallons of water a year — is pending at Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District. This is the latest chapter of the saga we call, “The Siege on the Simsboro,” also known as: “California, Here We Come.”

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