It's time to call your rep now, y'all! This is no April Fool's prank. Though perhaps we are fools for trying to stop this completely unnecessary
manmade disaster on groundwater depletion.
We're also beginning to wonder if the Republican Party of Texas is preparing to throw those who elected them -- rural Texans -- under the bus.
We need your calls today and tomorrow to get State Representatives of all political persuasions, rural and urban, to vote NO on HB 1066.
HB 1066 is supposed to come to the floor of the Texas House tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2. (Note: Bills scheduled for the floor sometimes take a few days, so calls tomorrow may be timely as well.)
HB 1066 is a handoff to the woefully mistaken $3.4B, 143-mile Vista Ridge San Antone Hose. Not even the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, which issued the permit for Vista Ridge, supports it! HB 1066 is the work of the SAWS Buzz Saw lobby machine.
The author, Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), who has previously been judicious in the past on groundwater grabs, has refused to amend this legislation.
Do you live in the "forced donor" Simsboro communities? Call your Rep!!!
Rep. John Cyrier for Bastrop & Lee counties at 512) 463-0682 Rep. Terry Wilson for Milam County at (512) 463-0309 Rep. Ben Leman for Burleson County at (512) 463-0600
What's wrong with Vista Ridge? Click on Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" to watch our new Vista Ridge slide show presented in San Antonio last Saturday at the "Cross Community Alliances" event. Thanks so much to candidates and community for showing up or watching the stream.
San Antonians, join us tomorrow at SAWS.
In the "forced donor" communities in counties east of Austin, we'll be lending SAWDF a hand at the Smithville Garage Sale this coming Saturday, April 6th. SAWDF can use more items and volunteers! Reply if you can help out or call Linda at LIV.
Independently yours, Texas!