Water Defenders to the Rescue!

Think about it. Our fearless heroes from WaterDefenders.org have arrived, JUST as Californians and others flood into central Texas, JUST as current Austin residents flee for affordability into eastern counties, JUST as eastern counties’ water is mass conveyed to fuel growth along the IH-35 corridor and the Hill Country! Fifteen years ago, Austin city government was warned and given clear options for turning away from the policies of subsidizing growth by making growth begin to pay for itself. That was when[…]

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King Greg Abdicates: Energy and Water Cutoffs Soon

Let me tell you a little story about how we got to this place as energy and water cutoffs are in the air as King Greg Abdicates. In the late 90s, I called on Austin voters to vote to put me on the City Council using my tongue-in-cheek slogan, “Linda for A Little Less Corruption.” It got me plenty of laughs and some unexpected votes. I was making calls to get out the vote during early voting, and Greg Abbott,[…]

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Tuesday Big Squeeze FORUM, Wednesday urgent meeting in Lee County!

This coming Tuesday’s Big Squeeze Virtual LIV Forum is not to be missed. There’s also an urgently important in-person meeting in Lee County, Wednesday night and more in a region.  So far as we can see today (after last night’s Texas House deliberations on SB 3, the energy DEform bill) and what was “allowed” to come forward by Sen. Charles Perry on water, we have a ‘melluva-hess’ session on our hands. We’ll see on sine die (the session’s end, May[…]

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The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze: government two-party failure not an option

It’s no surprise to Texas independents that the Big Squeeze goes hand in hand with the Big Freeze. and the ever corroding influence of the two-party monopoly in Texas. Those who run the City of Austin — largely Democrats — have repeatedly rejected any smart and doable strategies to temper its growth to avoid the very crisis the city is in today. Austin’s crisis just hit national news in this CBS-TV report! In 2011, the GOP dominated Texas Legislature was[…]

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Big Freeze, not so fast Lege to bury

Don’t let the Lege rush past the Big Freeze crime scene.

Don’t let the Lege rush past the Big Freeze crime scene. We want to know just who walked off with billions of ratepayer dollars, and how are we really going to fix the grid? Then, there’s the story of repeated refusals to guard our most precious resource — water. This dereliction of duty leaves Texans to their own devices as neither party has called for the obvious – an investigation, a special commission and a special session. We – Texas[…]

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Big Freeze forum

Big Freeze Forum Monday!

Don’t miss LIV’s Big Freeze Forum on Monday, April 12, 7 pm! Who made billions off the Big Freeze disaster while we were freezing in our own homes? How much will you owe from the mishandling of the storm? We will focus on what, we peons (ratepayers), can actually do about this. Don’t be surprised if the Legislature tries to bury the bodies on this one, it becomes the central issue in the 2022 election. All voters will not forget,[…]

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LIV Goes Local

The policy, not politics, non-partisan LIV is going local. Don’t miss our announcement below. First, read this LIV news release “Little Bandwidth for Partisan Bloodbath.” Your next step: Visit our 2021 Lege Page — find your state rep & senator and state officials, especially the Governor and Lt. Governor. Kindly ask them to put aside their bickering and to put down their partisan weapons on Texas Elections. They must focus now to fix the grid and to investigate SAWS and[…]

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