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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Reaching Texas Independents

You heard about the climate crisis, right?

You heard about the climate crisis, right? Lots of people have and lots of people talk about it and do nothing or even do real harm, while they’re talking about it. Here’s what we need from you — straight up — this week. All Texans, please CALL your legislators — county and state. San Antonians, do the same, but start with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and your Council members. The officials can get real by supporting the push for independent audit[…]

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Hogs at the Trough joined by LCRA

Conservative Calls Vista Ridge Manmade Climate Crisis

When a Conservative Calls Vista Ridge Manmade Climate Crisis maybe some will listen but it won’t be SAWS or their private partners. Burleson, Milam, Lee and Bastrop countians, come to Post Oak Hearing October 3rd and be heard. It’s your water. Question:  What happens SAWS Comes for Water They Don’t Need? Friday’s #GlobalClimateStrike witnessed saw millions take to the streets all around the world demanding action on the world’s climate crisis. Many Texas rallied as well, including a large contingent at[…]

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what do you do when

What do you do when

What do you do when a critical resource for our present and future generations is endangered? Do you ignore it, sit on your hands, or even help the perpetrators? This is the essence of what far too many officials have done, so far, about Vista Ridge…aka the San Antone Hose.  Vista Ridge, scheduled for pumping in April 2020, is the most imminent threat to the water supply of Texas yet. It is hosing SAWS ratepayers with unnecessary 52% rate hikes,[…]

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Bit water coalition move on Vista Ridge!

Big water coalition move on Vista Ridge!

LIV has some breaking news for your today on a big water coalition move on Vista Ridge — starting in San Antonio today! Can a bunch of officials along this 142 mile, $3.4 billion water pipeline, keep their heads in the sand? Not if we all move together to demand a full independent review of Vista Ridge and for a rein on SAWS — San Antonio’s wayward public water utility. If you live in or near San Antonio, join us[…]

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