Take Action to Avert a Manmade Crisis, Vista Ridge & pro-democracy reform.

We just held a conference call to discuss the controversial Vista Ridge (aka the “San Antone Hose) mega-water pipeline slated to begin pumping on April 15th and full bore pumping this summer. You might remember, we started a municipal petition drive for the SAWS Accountability Act, but that’s on hold until the coronavirus crisis is over. We all realized this is not a time to allow a totally manmade crisis to unfold on the most valuable resource on this earth[…]

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Vista Ridge danger to Edwards Aquifer

Vista Ridge is a serious danger to the Mighty Edwards!

It’s now become clear that Vista Ridge is a serious danger to the Mighty Edwards! We warned you back in 2014 that Vista Ridge (the San Antone Hose) was a threat to TWO aquifers — the aquifers underlying counties east of Austin — the Carrizo-Wilcox (and its Simsboro formation) AND the mighty Edwards Aquifer. Remember, we told you about how Gov. Abbott used his veto pen to turn The Hose back on SAWS’ House Bill 1806 last May, protecting the[…]

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Giving to these 2 ALL volunteer outfits!

Many thanks to you early givers this morning for giving to these 2 ALL-volunteer outfits! To clarify, we at LIV are suggesting that for #GivingTuesday today and throughout the month, you give to two ALL VOLUNTEER entities and ask your friends to do the same. ►Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund. The water defense fund is a 501c3 non-profit. Their donations are matched and provide a tax-deducation for givers. You can give to the water defense fund on their Facebook here[…]

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#GivingTuesdayIndependentTexans

Topple the Turkey Giving Tuesday

Topple the Turkey Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide GIVING day.  But don’t worry if you miss this deadline. We’ll be at it all month. Click on this 1 minute video, watch the turkey topple and do share! Our world is capable of incredible giving and incredible taking. Which side we are all on is a daily choice. Tomorrow and all month, join LIV’s efforts to give to our incoming generations. Here’s how — don’t forget number[…]

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This coming Tuesday evening

This coming Tuesday evening, November 19 at 7 pm, an important meeting will take place to discuss where we’re going with the Vista Ridge Audit in San Antonio. Our guest speaker is Colleen Waring, an affected landowner from Milam County and a longtime auditor. Colleen will talk about why the Audit of Vista Ridge is so important and how it should be conducted after speaking to the City Council’s Audit and Accountability Committee on Tuesday morning. James Murphy, Esq. longtime[…]

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Does LCRA need Bastrop Groundwater?

“Does LCRA need Bastrop groundwater? They already have all that water in the Highland Lakes.” That was my Llano friend’s response when she saw this news on KXAN-TV that LCRA was in a legal proceeding pressing their demand on Bastrop landowners for a 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater (a “mega-permit”) from the aquifer underlying the Boy Scout Property – the Griffith League Ranch at FM 1441 and Highway 21. I sat through hours of testimony on Thursday and Friday. The testimony[…]

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Time to pay the Pied Piper at SAWS

It’s time to pay the Pied Piper at SAWS who brought you 52% rate hikes (and anything goes after 2020) via Vista Ridge, an unnecessarily massive groundwater transfer that threatens more than just rates. Before you do, watch this KSAT-TV report on October 1. Enjoy! According to legend, the Pied Piper, lured rats away. But when it came time to pay him, citizens refused to pay. The Piper then used his instrument to lure the children away. The similarities of[…]

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Construction or Destruction

Whining IS Allowed for PARTICIPANTS!

To us at LIV, Whining IS Allowed for PARTICIPANTS! Is the obsession to build massive unaffordable and unlivable metroplexes in Texas becoming intolerable to you? This is uniting rural and urban Texans who are catching the drift: ever rising taxes and fees, homelessness, concentrated poverty, increased public safety risks, and harm to critically important land and water resources. Fact:  San Antonio just won another dubious award — the highest poverty rate of the nation’s top 25 cities, surpassing Detroit!

Fact: The[…]

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