Water Meetings in Giddings and Caldwell, y’all come

* Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, 7 pm, Giddings City Hall, 188 Richmond Street. The LCRA keeps coming back — now for the third time! LCRA, a river authority that should be looking out for, protecting, and conserving OUR Colorado River, is turning it’s back on the river, the bay, and its rural customers and neighbors, to satisfy its self-serving desires and urban demands for water. Lost Pines GCD needs to know we’re there — for as long as it takes and as many times as it takes to protect our water.

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Be on the Saturday Conference Call

We must hit the ground running in January or the Legislature, and the King and Queen lobbies (real estate and oil and gas), will surely see fit to run over us all. Don’t miss this Saturday’s 9 am conference call. We need you! Call us at 512-213-4511 for details on how to join the call. If you missed last week’s message, click here to read it. We want to give you some very important updates and then open it up[…]

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Come to Wimberley or else!

When you get to the end of this email, you’ll figure out why the laughing chicken is here. It’s great to see many new people signing up to come to Wimberley this Saturday. How ’bout you? Sign in here. Still undecided about coming? Here’s what is going to happen there: You will learn about how in-migration growth, waved on by our political “leaders” and the real estate lobby, is undermining economic development in Texas and what we can do about[…]

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Come to Wimberley Saturday, November 22

We are so glad many folks are asking why we’re going to be in Wimberley on Saturday, November 22. THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. Read more here. You’ll be impressed with the agenda and speakers, Remember the Ogallala, Remember Vista Ridge! But really it’s YOU that we most need to be there to strategize and plan. Reserve a free seat now right here, then invite others. This is the first annual meeting of the League of Independent Voters[…]

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Tillman Speaks Out for Local Control — how ’bout you?

On November 4, 2014, there was a historical vote in Denton, TX, which of course was when the residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing within the corporate limits of the city. This is a bit shocking considering the political make up of this area and the amount of funding that the industry sunk into defeating this measure. Another interesting thing is the margin of victory for this measure, for all the money that was sunk into this election by the industry, they were not even close to victory.

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Release: The Tale of Two Endangered Aquifers

The Simsboro and Edwards Aquifers are endangered the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District and politicians who bow to the real estate lobby in Central Texas. This tale of two endangered aquifers is our story — the story of Texans who must fend for ourselves as our political leaders serve themselves.

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Tale of Two Aquifers Letter to San Antonio City Council

Stop the Vista Ridge $3.4B Water Grab!  Click here to hear San Antonio interim Mayor Ivy Taylor on KTSA-550 AM explain (badly) why she doesn’t have to listen to the “environmentalists” complaining about Vista Ridge. Call Taylor at 210.207.2280, then, if you live in San Antonio, call your Council District Member at 210.207.7040 This is a woeful tale of two aquifers — the great Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer underlying Burleson, Milam, Lee and Bastrop counties AND the great[…]

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Don’t Fail us Now! Be in San Antonio — SOON!

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.

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