LIV News, July 22, 2021

The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about is the suppression of a plurality of Texas voters.  Surprise! There are more non-aligned and independent Texans than Democrats or Republicans. We at LIV see the Texas GOP fighting the inevitable as Texas turns not blue but into a two-party competitive state. Competition is good, though we have big bones to pick with both parties. Read our main course in this LIV News feast from Linda[…]

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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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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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Reaching Texas Independents

Little Bandwidth for Partisan Bloodbath on Elections

“Texas independents have little bandwidth for partisan bloodbath on elections.” Open letter from Texas independents sent to Texas Senate and House Committees deliberating on Election Bills, HB 6 & SB 7 The following letter was sent as a media release by the League of Independent Voters of Texas to Texas media and members of the Texas House Elections and Senate State Affairs Committees in light of their deliberations on HB 6 and SB 7. Dear Members of the House Elections[…]

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LCRA Should Know Better!

For sure, LCRA should know better! But, that’s not stopped them yet from demanding in on the siege on the Simsboro along with the San Antone Hose. This is LIV’s reminder as tonight’s hearing (Thurs., Jan. 28, 6 pm), online and on the phone, impacts on you, your drinking water supply provided by aquifers and what you are paying for water policy gone awry. Reminder! FINAL HEARING on LCRA Permit Demand! Please share this message! It’s important to let the[…]

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Texas wretched water war TURNS this Thursday night! Be on the line, y’all.

NOTICE: We urge you to be on the line this Thursday, January 28, from 6 to 9 pm for a final hearing by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Board, on the LCRA’s (Lower Colorado River Authority’s) mega-permit demand on the same aquifers permitted by Vista Ridge. LCRA, a quasi-governmental agency should know better. This hearing is held at the very same time that Vista Ridge is causing landowner wells to go dry. A temporary moratorium on permits is in[…]

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IMPORTANT Lost Pines Water Meeting Tonight

There’s an Important Lost Pines Water Meeting Tonight by phone! Hop on the phone TONIGHT –
Wednesday night, January 20th, at 7 pm! Within a short few months of full bore pumping by Vista Ridge (“The San Antone Hose”), landowner wells are going dry in Burleson and Lee counties. Meanwhile, privateering water marketers and the Lower Colorado River Authority – a governmental entity, mind you – are continuing their quest for MORE permits on the same aquifers. Read this January 8,[…]

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