We were in San Antonio on Monday to witness San Antonio Water System (SAWS) unveil a $3.4 billion contract for 50,000 acre-feet of water per year (AFY) from the Simsboro in Burleson and Milam counties. Yes, that’s the same aquifer Lee and Bastrop counties have been fighting to protect– for years. This aquifer recharges only 13,000 AFY, while water profiteers and hydrologists-for-hire say it is “drought-proof” — just like they said 50-years ago about one of the world’s largest aquifers, the Ogallala, now dying in West Texas.Read more
San Antonio Water Pipeline watch out! This will drain the Simsboro, help pave over the sensitive aquifers south of Austin, and cost ratepayers big time. Who’s pushing this? San Antonio Water System under the pressure of the real estate lobby — specifically the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. It’s time to move on this if you don’t want your water grabbed. Come to San Antonio!Read more
On September 11th, I attended a forum in Hays County put on by the Citizens Alliance for Responsible Development (CARD). I have good friends in CARD and I think they mean well. I also believe, they had no intention of letting this happen.Read more
I about to hit the road to this event in Wimberley at 6 pm hoping to unite us to stop the water grabs! Don’t forget the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Conference this coming Monday and Tuesday at the Bastrop Convention Center. Our own Michele Gangnes and Steve Box (Environmental Stewardship) are on the water panel on Tuesday morning. At least come to the movie on Monday night! Details here. Last night, the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District sent the[…]Read more
A critical decision about the rights of landowners who do not want to sell their water, is coming to a head at a specially called meeting of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District next Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the American Legion in Giddings, 1502 U.S. 77, Giddings NOT the Bastrop Convention Center.
Some of us were working this Labor Day for you because, well, you’ll see. Don’t feel guilty, just read this press release, “Central Texas Landowners Join Forces to Protect Water Supply in the Face of Out-of Control Growth”. Then read these doozy comments we filed on Labor Day with the Texas Water Development Board on how Prop 6 money should, and should not, be spent on water projects. Last, kindly show up at any and all of these events! (Spread the word y’all — use the share buttons at the bottom.)
Think about 10,000 organized independent voters in Texas — to help us reach the 5-6 million who currently identify as independents but have no way of making their voices heard. That’s the ticket, if you want to shake up Texas. That’s when we can get true local control. Want to know what local control really looks like?
And please spread the word to your neighbors and friends.Read more